Malahat LNG: Absurd Project

Originally published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood.

Malahat LNG is not welcome in our home.

The Saanich Inlet is no place for a gas liquefaction plant. It’s no place to be exporting liquefied gas from Canada to foreign markets. On Aug. 20, 2015, when Malahat First Nation and Steelhead LNG announced that they were going to be putting a proposal together to put a gas liquefaction plant here in Saanich Inlet, I stood up and said no, that project will never happen.

People are saying it is an absurd project. It is, but the reality is that Steelhead continues to add to their executive team, they have added two executive vice-presidents over the past few weeks and they continue to spend money investigating the feasibility of putting a gas liquefaction plant here.

This is bad for our local environment, it’s bad for tourism, it’s bad for food harvesting, bad for real estate, bad for climate change. Here is the reality, Steelhead LNG has donated almost $20,000 to the BC Liberals. We need representatives that are going to stand up for us.

On Aug. 20, 2015. I said that I do not support this project, and nothing has changed. This is a bad project for the Saanich Inlet and we need to start focusing on the good things that this inlet has offered us for thousands of years.

B.C. Green Party Candidate, Saanich North and the Islands 

Adam Olsen

Stellys Cross Road, Brentwood Bay, BC, V8M 1J7