Brian Downie and other members of Terrace city council say a series of public forums will help educate people on the many liquefied natural gas projects planned for northwest BC.

Terrace council wants more LNG education

It's proposing a series of public forums to consider the effects of multiple project proposals

TERRACE is poised to take on the role of energy educator.

A resolution was put forward Dec. 9 by councillor Brian Downie that in order to engage communities in discussions about proposed liquefied natural gas projects “the city to seek partners to host a series of forums about LNG and the impacts on the community.”

As many as 15 pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facilities are at various stages of the application process for permits to build in northwestern B.C.

Downie argued that “the differences between a successful project and one that is riding out the storm is for the community to know more. Where projects went best was where they knew more about the project and the impacts.”

He said that a recent LNG forum hosted by NDP MP Nathan Cullen that brought together members from industry, First Nations, government and the community was a starting point.

He proposed that Terrace seek to bring more groups together for similar meeting in the future where speakers from various perspectives could be hosted, in three or four months.

Some suggestions from council included councillor Stacy Tyers suggesting that when consultants come to Terrace in February to do a housing needs assessment that they could be included in one of the public meetings.

Mayor Dave Pernarowski and councillor Marylin Davies suggested that the Terrace Economic Development Authority play a key role in organizing the events.

The motion that the city host LNG awareness events in the future was carried.

 

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