Thursday, May 28, 2015

BC LNG-Clean and Lean: Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. and Eel-Grass Patch

It appears as though the Enbridge artists who made 1,000 square kilometres of island vanish from Douglas Channel to gain free access to and from Kitimat are at it again, but this time for Petronas, in partnership with the BC Liberal Government.

Enbridge's pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean at Kitimat had only one success, highlighting their need to eliminate 1,000 square kilometres of islands to make their project work.

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. in conjunction with the BC Government Website:

Fueling B.C.'s Future with LNG

Nothing on the horizon of importance, no islands, no foul weather, it's as if the ocean is covered with a major oil spill.

Emerging economies in China, India and other areas of Asia have significantly increased demand for natural gas further globally, and created an opportunity for British Columbia to grow a brand new LNG industry in Canada

Image supplied by Bill Bennett for advertising purposes, but ........

We are on the verge of making our province a world-leader in natural gas production and supply. - Premier Christy Clark

The clean LNG proposal that the BC Liberals are promising will reside on Flood Plains 

LNG Tank farm built at, or below Sea Level (climate change)

The Bigger Picture

The LNG tanker will rise with the tide and Tsunami, but the tank farm will not.

BCOGC interactive map

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. Project  Search Results
Eelgrass Patch Page 53 of 124

Eelgrass in the news

Saanich Inlet Study:  Eelgrass habitat


Powerpoint promise from Christy Clark

Hypothetical LNG Plants

Existing LNG plants

Snohvit  Norway

Freeport  US

Sabine Pass US


Australia PacificAustralia

Gorgon Australia


Anonymous said...

Whatever it takes to win

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scotty on denman said...

I'm all for protecting eelgrass, but I would mention the difficulties we had securing a community dock on the only Gulf Island at the time without a dock of any kind (two BC Ferry slips not included): when Chretien and Martin, PM and minister, respectively, yanked the maintenance funding for our (as in, all Canadians'...) federal wharf, and it was eventually demolished, a certain group here did its utmost to prevent its replacement under any kind of funding---the feds taking full advantage of the opportunity to wash their hands of a local controversy. Hitchhiking on an official, anti-tourist sentiment current at the time, and perhaps augmented by antipathy some islanders might have had toward certain wharf rats and the unlovely "Wild Squid" (subsequently burned on the beach once its mooring was torn down), this influential faction cited potential damage to endangered eelgrass beds the replacement dock and floating fingers would affect by the daily transit of their collective shadow on the bottom, the fact that there were no eelgrass beds previously being attributed, I guess, to the several-decades-old docks now gone. Whether this was truly the case was difficult, if not impossible, to tell since all such beds exist currently in discreet, noncontiguous patches. I believe at least half of the local Islands Trust endorsed the anti-dock position, and I wasn't alone in feeling such a spurious argument under the guise of environmentalism brought an otherwise worthy cause into disrepute.

Fortunately time heals all wounds, and, through persistence and donations by dedicated neighbours, and funding from local governments, a new community dock has been realized, somewhat smaller than the old federal dock, but the occasional hobo camp and longtime horseshoe pit now replaced by a parking lot and a "lineal park" of trees and shrubs along a boulevard, under the authority of the Regional District, which includes benches, picnic tables and a walkway over the old breakwater out to a modest floating wharf. Wave-detatched eelgrass still washes up on the tideline, frustrating seaweed composters ---and maybe the odd anti-tourist type---just like it's always done.

Incidentally, the odd sailboat moors at the new wharf, voyagers exploring the "downtown" just up the "ferry hill", past the seasonal Curve Cafe and the year-round Lilac Sun pottery studio, church, art gallery and commercial area. Such as it is, tourism has hardly resulted in the once-feared deluge; in fact things are quieter here (and on the connected Hornby Island) than they've been for quite some time, attributable to steep increases in ferry fares which scares off many rubber-tired tourists who don't avail the marginal savings of bulk ticket purchase discounts; anomalous to the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, and southwestern BC in general, these two islands have seen property assessments, real estate values and population decreases, the latter for the first time since WW II. If the ferry gets much more expensive, we're gonna need a bigger community dock.

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