Are you concerned about the impacts of fracking, pipelines and liquified natural gas (LNG) export? With over 14 massive LNG terminals and supertankers proposed for the coast of BC, there is rising opposition from communities across the province as the true impacts of fracking and LNG comes to light.

Why put communities and climate at risk, and threaten B.C.’s drinking water, rivers and ocean, wild salmon, air quality, farmlands and wilderness areas for a dangerous LNG pipe dream? From the frackfields of northeastern BC and the many fracked gas pipelines and LNG terminals vying for approval in the northwest, to the proposed LNG projects closer to home in Howe Sound, Delta, Campbell River and Alberni Inlet, come learn the true impacts of LNG and what you can do to protect your community and the coast.

The Council of Canadians, Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary, Powell River Voices, Sierra Club Malaspina and Dogwood Initiative invite you to this informative presentation, with a facilitated Q & A session afterwards.

SPEAKERS:

Leila Darwish is the BC-Yukon Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians. Over the last decade, she has worked as a community organizer for different environmental organizations and community groups in BC, Alberta and the USA on campaigns such as fracking, tar sands, pipelines, nuclear energy, coal, climate justice, water protection, and more. She has spent the last several months organizing with communities across BC that are fighting fracked gas pipelines and LNG proposals.

Dr. Eoin Finn is a retired KPMG partner, with a PhD in physical chemistry and MBA international business. He is a 30 year part time resident of Bowyer Island in Howe Sound and is actively involved with The Future of Howe Sound Society and My Sea to Sky, two community groups who have been active in raising concern and opposition to the Woodfibre LNG project currently proposed for Howe Sound. His talk will focus on the economics of exporting LNG from BC and public safety and pollution concerns about LNG plants and tankers.

*** FREE CHILDCARE *** will be provided in the room next to the event. Refreshments will also be served.