The Delta/Richmond chapter of the Council of Canadians will host a night of speakers on proposed LNG expansion and how it could impact the community.
The program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kin House, 5050-47th Ave., Ladner.
"All across B.C. and in Canada people are questioning LNG expansion," said Cathy Wilander of the local chapter. "The latest Ekos poll shows a majority of people across Canada and in B.C. want a moratorium on fracking, the extractive process used to get LNG out of the ground."
Wilander said with over 14 massive LNG terminals and supertankers proposed for the B.C. coast, there is rising concern and opposition from communities across the province as the true impacts of fracking and LNG come to light.
She said Fortis BC is planning a $400 million expansion of its Tilbury facility and an application has been filed by Texasbased WestPac Midstream LLC to build a major LNG port in the Tilbury area of Delta capable of shipping up to three million metric tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year for the next 25 years.
Speakers at next week's event include Leila Darwish, organizer from the Council of Canadians; Dr. Eoin Finn, who has a PhD. in chemistry and MBA in international business; and Susan Spratt, a retired CAW director and Ladner resident.