LETTERS: LNG implications

Thank you to the PNR for bringing Steelhead’s LNG proposal to the public’s attention.

Re: Steelhead LNG pressing on … (PNR, Feb. 24).

Thank you to the PNR for bringing Steelhead’s LNG proposal to the public’s attention.

While Steelhead actively proceeds with its plans for a floating LNG liquefication terminal at Bamberton in the Saanich Inlet, I suspect the majority of Peninsula residents are unaware of the scope of this project and the impacts it will have on our communities. First off, there will be the laying of a completely new subsea gas pipeline through the Gulf Islands to Bamberton. Then there will be the huge LNG carriers traveling through Satellite Channel and into the Saanich Inlet.

Things like air quality, visual and sound pollution, pollution from cooling waters, despoiling of water views and real estate values are just a few concerns.

And what will the implications be for sports fishing, tourism and recreational boating and businesses?

Steelhead’s plans will affect us all. It’s time for us to get the facts and learn more about the full implications of this project.

A good place to start is saanichinlet.net and watch for the soon to be announced North Saanich Town Hall Meeting on Malahat LNG.

Eva Kerr, North Saanich

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