Thanks for your question.
Because we know how important it is to hear from the public, we have been meeting many people throughout the community to discuss a range of issues relating to our proposed Project.
Since late 2013, we have 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 also 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.
Thanks to the public’s thoughtful questions and comments, we’ve been able to make important improvements to our Project. For example, after hearing concerns about air quality, we committed to powering 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. We’ve also been listening on how we can be a good neighbour, not only to local businesses and residents, but to wildlife as well.
The conversation is far from over, and we want to keep talking to people in the community and responding to your concerns. In fact, that’s exactly why we launched this new interactive site, to ensure people can reach Project experts directly and get timely answers to your questions.