Squamish has limited employment lands. FortisBC's compressor station will employ just one person on 12 acres, while exposing nearby homes and businesses to the risk of a major industrial disaster. Shouldn’t we be making better use of our scarce industrial land?
What is the cost of lost economic development potential given that this employment land is taken out of the pool of available land that could be used to create other industries with a much higher job ratio per acre? What is the overall impact on Squamish's ability for future economic development on the surrounding lands, given that new businesses or industries may not wish to locate so close to a dangerous compressor station? FortisBC must find another location for this compressor station that is not in the heart of our employment lands.