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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Leave LNG underground

The extraction and consumption of LNG harms us all, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Propaganda flows at B.C.’s latest pipeline protest, Jan. 17.

Tom Fletcher, in his piece on liquefied natural gas, has missed the point. Indigenous support or opposition is a distraction. The issue is the extraction and consumption of LNG harms us all. LNG is a greenhouse gas. When it is burned, it generates another greenhouse gas. There is an overwhelming scientific consensus stating that the remaining natural gas and other fossil fuels must remain in the ground to minimize risks of climate change. The good news is intelligent people have determined sustainable approaches to economic development and generating power that can create millions of jobs for all Canadians without risk to our future well-being. The U.S. Democratic Party has embraced this approach, calling it the Green New Deal. Will the columnist report on why our governments are not investing in a Canadian version of the Green New Deal?

Robert Macrae, Castlegar

RELATED: LNG pressure builds on B.C.’s minority government in 2019

To the editor,

Re: LNG pressure builds on B.C.’s minority government, Jan. 3.

Well, just when one thought the LNG was long since dead along with talk of promises of major economic benefits and still more talk about the multi job opportunities that never did happen – no surprise here. And still, overall the B.C. taxpayers got mugged and are still without any real economic justice. Now this issue has risen from its grave to restart its mandate of hoodwinking our taxpayers’ money. Flush the LNG back to where it came from.

Al Munro, Nanaimo


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