Impacts

Local

– due to Aurora LNG’s proximity, Digby Island would become uninhabitable for both humans and animals.

– Aurora LNG project would almost completely wrap around the community of Dodge Cove, erecting fences around the community and cutting it off from the rest of the island

– air pollution – based on predominate wind direction the gases flares would carry directly into Prince Rupert and surrounding communities

– watershed damage – Aurora LNG includes a three lane highway running through Dodge Cove’s watershed

– noise pollution – the generators for the LNG liquefaction facility will be about 750 metres from the closest house and the noise generated will be similar to having 8 x 747 Boeing jet engines running 24/7.

– light pollution

– A 5000 man work camp just minutes hike from the community of Dodge Cove, built right over habitat for species of special concern, with 4 waste incinerators dispersing more contaminants overtop of Dodge Cove residents

– increased tanker traffic – Q-Flex tankers (some of the largest LNG tankers) would be entering and docking at Aurora LNG almost once per day.

– risk of LNG leaks, which could cause burn back explosions, asphyxiation, and incineration for several miles surrounding the tankers and terminal (the first Hazard Zone)  

 

Regional

– because Aurora LNG is proposed in the estuary of the Skeena River, it would have irreversible impacts on commercial fishing industry, sportsfishing industry, foodfishing and tourism

– this project would also threaten the livelihood of the half dozen first nations that rely on  the Skeena salmon run for their sustenance

– Aurora LNG increases fracking in North Eastern B.C., which is already proven to be having detrimental impacts on communities in the region

– Aurora LNG can set a precedent for future industrial projects in B.C. From the proximity to the environmental, social and ethical risks, this is not the standard that we want in our province.

 

Global

– Aurora LNG would cause CO2 emissions to skyrocket and make meeting any provincial or federal climate change reduction targets impossible

– Aurora LNG adds approx. 15 million tonnes of CO2 emissions to provincial totals and the Aurora LNG project will add approx. 91 million tonnes of emissions per year globally

– there is now mountains of credible research showing that the fracking process and subsequent burning of gas results in far greater total emissions than even a coal-burning power plant. If we wish to curb climate change, the fracking gas industry can not be expanded.

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