Healthy Oceans. Healthy Communities.

Let's talk about LNG

July 29, 2015

The Woodfibre LNG plant proposed for Howe Sound, immediately northwest of Vancouver, would be the first liquefied natural gas plant in Canada. It would see some 40 enormous LNG tankers passing deep into Howe Sound to the Woodfibre plant at Squamish.

The downside of LNG development is the risk of a shipping accident causing widespread death and damage. The route intended for the enormous, pressurized tankers that carry LNG takes the ships deep into the relatively narrow and populated Howe Sound; a place where pleasure craft and commercial fishing boats are numerous and three busy ferry routes converge as they approach Horseshoe Bay.

We couldn’t give you a better primer on the development than that created by Bowen Island Grade 6 student Miranda Berry for her science project on Howe Sound.