Thanks for your question.
From the very beginning, we have committed to building a project that is right for Squamish, and right for BC.
A big part of delivering on this promise has been our commitment to keep the conversation going in the community – well beyond what is required through the environmental assessment process. (You may have heard that we have three environmental approvals – federal, provincial and an environmental agreement with Squamish Nation).
Between late 2013 and 2015, we participated in seven Open Houses that were attended by more than 870 people and 10 small group meetings involving more than 200 people in communities like Squamish, Britannia Beach, Whistler, West Vancouver, Furry Creek, and Bowen Island. We’ve attended more than 310 stakeholder meetings; held two telephone town halls; and, hosted two Business Information Sessions in Squamish for those interested in working on our project. In addition, on March 21, 2015, Woodfibre LNG, in cooperation with the Sunshine Coast Regional District and Gambier Island Local Trust Committee, hosted a Roundtable Discussion on Gambier Island.
It’s also important to know that community consultation has led to meaningful changes to our Project, notably we will power our plant with electricity from BC Hydro. This will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by about 80 per cent and will make Woodfibre LNG one of the cleanest LNG plants in the world.