LNG protesters have a point

The Lelu Island area at the mouth of the Skeena River is very important for supporting baby salmon as they emerge from fresh to salt water

Brenda Wesley and Christie Brown protest across from the arena where Pacific NorthWest LNG was holding its open house Jan. 13. Wesley said the company

Dear Sir:

Regarding the two people protesting the location of Pacific Northwest LNG by Lelu Island.

Brenda Wesley and Christie Brown are First Nation and are trying to make a very valid point.

The Lelu Island area at the mouth of the Skeena River is very important for supporting baby salmon as they emerge from fresh to salt water. The small fry spend a period of time adjusting to the salt environment. Large beds of eel grass gives them cover as they seek food and avoid predators.

Pacific Northwest LNG plan to conduct their operations right over this sensitive area. Salmon have been a traditional mainstay for First Nations, the economy and the ecology. Once you break one link in a chain of evolved dependency the whole system is put at risk.

Charlie Bland,

Terrace, B.C.