Like all major resource projects, Pacific Northwest has been through rigorous environmental reviews. The project received provincial environmental approval in November 2014 – with several significant conditions attached which the project proponents have committed to fulfill. A lengthy federal review process is also nearing its completion, with a final decision from Ottawa expected in the months ahead.
But Pacific Northwest represents much more than just a soundly designed and thoroughly reviewed project – it’s an opportunity for global environmental leadership. A BC-based LNG export industry will safely and efficiently supply growing Asian economies with responsibly extracted Canadian natural gas. LNG processing facilities here will be among the cleanest operating anywhere in the world.
Natural gas is widely recognized as an important “transition fuel” that provides the opportunity to displace coal and other fossil fuels. This makes it key to global efforts to address the climate change challenge.