The 215-metre LNG carrier Portovenere is typical of the size of vessel that might carry up to 80

B.C. wants to lead review of Fraser River LNG terminal

WesPac project at Tilbury in Delta would bring liquefied natural gas tankers into the mouth of the river

The B.C. government has asked to take over an environmental review of a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Delta that would bring LNG tankers into the lower Fraser River.

RELATED:Port wants tall Massey Bridge to run LNG tankers up Fraser

The National Energy Board has already granted WesPac Midstream LNG a licence to export 3.5 million tonnes of LNG a year by tanker and barge that would be supplied by the adjacent Fortis Tilbury LNG plant.

Federal regulators with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency have set a June 11 deadline for public comment on whether an assessment is warranted, and, if so, whether a provincial review should take the place of the federal process.

Climate change activist Kevin Washbrook wants Ottawa to proceed with its own review and reject the provincial request.

“Given the B.C. government’s clear bias in favour of LNG exports, handing this over to the province would be like putting the foxes in charge of the hen house,” said Washbrook, who is also fighting coal exports.

 

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Surrey Vaisakhi Parade floods Newton streets

Hundreds of thousands of people attended the annual event

Easter ‘eggstravaganza’ event planned for South Surrey

Event is to run from 12-3 p.m. at Dufferin Park (17355 2 Ave.).

Four Surrey students head to New Brunswick for Canada-wide science fair

Three projects move to nationals following regional fair at KPU

Vaisakhi parade to fill Surrey streets Saturday: Everything you need to know

More than 500,000 people expected for one of the world’s largest Vaisakhi-related events

Surrey resident says proposed apartment building is a ‘monstrosity’ in Whalley neighbourhood

Philip Galbraith says he voted for Safe Surrey Coalition to ‘slow down development’

Dashcam captures close call between minivan, taxi at busy Vancouver intersection

To make the footage more nerve-wracking, a pedestrian can be seen standing at the corner

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

VIDEO: Fire guts Peachland home

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze in the Okanagan neighbourhood

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

Parents say Austrian climber missing in Banff National Park ‘lived his dream’

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing since Wednesday

Most Read