A Clear Look at BC LNG

Energy security, environmental implications and economic potential
May 26, 2015
3.52 MB50 pages

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the west coast of Canada have been heralded as economic salvation for the province of British Columbia. This report undertakes a reality check that reveals several major problems with this narrative, both in the stewardship of finite non-renewable resources by provincial and federal governments, and in the environmental implications of large-scale development.

Author David Hughes, former federal government geoscientist and expert in unconventional energy, considers in detail six possible scenarios for BC LNG export development: from zero export terminals built to the five that the provincial government is promising. Even the zero terminal scenario has serious consequences for the environment, climate and Canada's energy security.

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