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Friday, November 15, 2013

Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre gas pipeline

Seems like yesterday that this pipeline was built, and already they are expanding it, typical bad planning, but hey, only the environment suffers from all this activity, right?

Local paper article:  FortisBC seeks environmental approval for twinning project

The Environmental Assesment Office :   Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project
Where you can find the numerous documents, and open house information, the usual,,,

I am sure that they will leave the area in worse shape this time than last, the land is still attempting to heal itself along the Right of Way from the last onslaught of activity.

UPDATE:   So the truth about this matter is slowly being made public. The pipeline twinning is to go to the old Woodfibre site, near Squamish,  where the gas will be compressed, probably by burning a portion of the gas, and put onto ships for Singapore.     Pressure for quick LNG approvals may trigger backlash

Public comments  (PDF)

Sounds like a done deal, Squamish will have to learn to deal with the noise from the compressors, which can be quite scary sounding sometimes, and also the huge amount of gas pollution from them. I loved the vague concept that the proponent will look into using electricity to power the compressors; something that has not been done yet in western Canada, and probably never will be. It would be slightly better for the environment though.

Am I alone in noticing how vague the proponents prospectus about this matter is? But hey our Premier apparently embraces the gas industry, maybe she has inhaled a little too much H2S?

A few of the many groups who are opposed to many aspects of the proposal:
Future of Howe Sound society ( FHSS )
Squamish Streamkeepers
Sea to Sky clean air society

Way back in 1989 there was the,  Coquitlam Watershed Pipeline Inquiry ( 1989 ) (102Mb, PDF)
[ Warning this file can be glacial in downloading. ]

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