BC’s LNG race is uneconomic and dangerous: Andrew Nikiforuk

Mychaylo Prystupa
Andrew Nikiforuk

Speaking at a packed university forum last week, long-time energy journalist Andrew Nikiforuk warned British Columbians to be wary of the “extreme energy” of LNG – a fossil fuel that is environmentally reckless, of dubious benefit to B.C., and financially risky to pursue, he argued.

Yet the Clark government is wrongheadedly pushing it, said the author, with serious consequences to B.C.'s wilderness, water and climate.

“You need a public inquiry.  You need to slow down and rethink this whole thing,” urged Nikiforuk at Quest University on Thursday.

“This whole issue of LNG and fracking… they remind me, as an Albertan, of the missed conversations and debates that we should’ve had in Alberta about the pace and scale of Tar Sands development.”

“[LNG] could change the direction of the province for a long time.”