Topic: District of Squamish – Woodfibre LNG and Fortis Pipeline
The District of Squamish is requesting residents to “Speak, Listen, and Learn” by joining the discussion on the proposed Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas and Fortis Pipeline projects.
Woodfibre LNG is proposing to locate a small-scale LNG processing and export facility on the Woodfibre Pulp and Paper mill site located in Howe Sound. The facility will have storage capacity of 250,000 cubic metres and production capacity of 2.1 million tonnes of LNG per year. In support of the Woodfibre LNG project, FortisBC is proposing to expand a portion of its existing natural gas distribution system. Detailed project information can be found here.
The consultation aims to inform Council of the community’s thoughts on both projects through a focused community engagement process. The discussion will run for two weeks and includes a PlaceSpeak discussion forum, an online survey, and a public dialogue meeting. Council’s official submission will be provided to the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) by the end of April.
District of Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman reinforced the significance of citizen engagement in the discussion, “I cannot stress enough how important the public’s input is to our due diligence process on these projects.”