I am writing to state my profound disappointment in the federal government’s decision to approve the Petronas LNG proposal for Lelu Island at the mouth of the Skeena River.
This decision contradicts promises and commitments Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party made to Canadians. Campaign promises included a respectful and honourable relationship with Indigenous Peoples, a commitment to science-based decisions and a respect for water as a precious resource.
This project will become Canada’s number one greenhouse gas polluter. As such, it will undermine Canada’s international and domestic climate commitments.
The Petronas PNW LNG terminal will also have catastrophic consequences for wild salmon in the Skeena watershed. This deluded, business-as-usual insanity will foolishly endanger the home of Canada’s second-largest salmon run and run rough shod over the civil rights of First Nations and B.C. residents.
Canadians desperately need a new kind of leadership and we were certainly told to expect more from Trudeau and his running mates.
The Liberal government keeps churning out lofty rhetoric, assuring us it accepts the realities of climate change. But by their actions, Trudeau’s Liberals appear in denial about what climate science really means.
Canada cannot be a global leader on climate change and move ahead with this project. Prime Minister Trudeau, you have let us all down.