MP Eglinski Welcome Pacific Northwest LNG Project Approval
September 29, 2016
OTTAWA: On September 27th Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, welcomed the approval of the Pacific Northwest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project on British Columbia’s coast.
The Federal Liberal Government conditionally approved the construction of an $11.4B terminal to export liquefied natural gas from northern British Columbia, subject to over 190 legally binding conditions.
“I am pleased that the Pacific Northwest LNG met the science-and evidence-based regulatory process the previous Conservative Government put in place. This week’s decision proves that the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (CEAA) 2012 process works and that LNG facilities can operate in an environmentally sustainable way,” said MP Eglinski.
The LNG will create an estimated 4,500 jobs during construction and an additional 630 direct and indirect jobs during the operation of the facility.
“Our Conservative party has been a strong supporter of Canada’s LNG industry. This approval was a long-awaited decision that was inundated with uncertainty, and approval delays from the Liberal federal government. The announcement will ensure that Canada’s natural gas industry can maximize its returns by getting its resources to foreign markets beyond North America. The decision will create thousands of Canadian jobs,” concluded MP Eglinski.