Imagine what Squamish will be like if 600 cashed-up, mostly male workers that don't have a connection to our community come into town?
The social issues associated with work camps are well-documented, and we have until Sunday 15th December to provide input on the proposed floatel at the Woodfibre LNG site.
We've created a handy list of the key issues we've identified with Woodfibre LNG's floatel application. Go to our website and follow the instructions for how to submit your comments on the floatel to the BC Environmental Assessment Office.
Woodfibre LNG has mobilized their supporters to submit positive comments, so even if you just write that you are opposed to this project please take a minute to submit a comment.
DEADLINE midnight Sunday 15th DECEMBER
We really want to say "I told you so!"
This latest amendment for Woodfibre LNG is a perfect example of how broken the environmental assessment process is.
We told Woodfibre LNG and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) five years ago that Squamish had a near-zero vacancy rate, and that housing 500+ construction workers in Squamish was a bad idea. Our concerns were ignored, disregarded, and dismissed.
Woodfibre LNG even noted in their application in 2014 that the vacancy rate in Squamish was 0.3%. While the BC EAO replied that, well yes, housing is a problem, they still rubber stamped the project without any mitigation measures to help solve this problem.
It's only now that Woodfibre LNG is acknowledging our housing crisis. If Woodfibre LNG really wanted to be a good corporate citizen they could have spent the last five years building legacy housing that would help to solve the local housing crisis. We need to call them on that.
Thanks for taking action.
Executive Director, My Sea to Sky
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