LNG: My Assessment
The Liberal government is selling British Columbians on a pipe dream. They are making promises based on risky projections while doubling down on an industry that, as it stands, would add to the climate crisis instead of helping to mitigate or adapt to it.
When I asked the Minister of Natural Gas Development if the government ever compared returns on investment from similar levels of government support for other industries with what they are proposing for LNG, his answer ranged between a ‘non-response’ and a ‘no’. I consider this fiscally irresponsible.
Rather than looking backward to fossil fuels, I believe BC needs to look forward to clean technology. Clean tech jobs are growing 4 times faster than the national average in the United States. BC is well positioned to be a leader in the clean tech sector, but we need government leadership and support to make it happen. Together, let’s get there.