BC Reverses Environmental LNG Rules

The Vancouver Sun reported that a government decision to exempt 99 percent of provincially produced natural gas from environmental assessment was reversed by the Liberal government and British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak on Wednesday. Had the order been passed, natural gas plants producing “sweet” gas would not have had to automatically undergo environmental assessment.

As quoted in the market news:

After quietly passing an order in council Monday without public debate that would have removed about 99 per cent of the natural gas produced in the province from automatic environmental reviews, the government reversed the decision late Wednesday. The announcement came on the same day a group of B.C. officials were kicked out of a First Nations forum on liquefied natural gas.

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