Pursuit of LNG investment isn’t right for Vancouver Island

Does Mayor Bill McKay not understand the severe environmental concerns regarding LNG and the fracking process for its extraction?

To the Editor,

Re: Mayor talks trade during trip to China, Oct. 29.

Does Mayor Bill McKay not understand the severe environmental concerns regarding LNG and the fracking process for its extraction?

We need to be doing all we can possibly do to protect and nourish our environment – the fracking process to extract LNG poisons our water, air and land. It uses and contaminates thousands of litres of our precious fresh water in the extraction process.Does it not make more sense to focus on solar, tidal, wind and other sustainable alternatives? Let’s not waste any more energy and resources on things that do not provide immediate and long-range sustainable benefits.

I do hope wisdom will prevail – that McKay will not be swayed by Premier Christy Clark’s blindsided insistence that LNG is good for B.C.

Lynn BurrowsNanaimo


To the Editor,

Re: Mayor talks trade during trip to China, Oct. 29.

Protecting Mother Earth and all her sentient beings is humanity’s most important task now and in the future.

Our mayor must wake up to the tremendous damage done by fracking and its devastating impact on the air we breathe, the water we drink and the earth we plant.

Should we allow decision makers in Nanaimo and elsewhere to poison the very elements needed by living beings in their struggle to survive now and in the future?

Inge BolinNanaimo


To the Editor,

Re: Mayor talks trade during trip to China, Oct. 29.

The world does seem to be going mad. On Vancouver Island there are LNG plants planned for the east and west coasts of the Island. How much LNG does the Liberal government plan to have fracked in this province, with its concomitant poisoning and waste of water? And, why concentrate all the condensation on Vancouver Island, which necessitates more pipelines under the ocean?

Surely, this is just a free holiday for all and not a last-ditch effort to sell LNG in a failing market, where China, with its excessively high cancer rate aims to clean its air with renewable energy. By using renewables, we could save our water and land from flooding with the proposed Site C dam. B.C. could take a lesson from China and clean up its own act.

Lavonne GarnettNanaimo

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