Who's Who? The people behind Woodfibre LNG

Woodfibre LNG is owned by the notorious Indonesian billionaire, Sukanto Tanoto, whose companies have a history of tax evasion,1 animal rights violations,2 and human rights offences.3 The vice-president, Byng Giraud, has been linked to a robo-call scandal,4 illegal donations to the BC Liberals,5 and used to work for Imperial Metals, the company responsible for the Mount Polley mining disaster.6



  1.    Dion Bisara, Agustiyanti, & Rangga Prakoso (2014) Asian Agri Ordered to Pay Back Tax. The Jakarta Globe, 29 December 2012.
  2.    Helen Davidson (2014) Greenpeace urges Procter & Gamble to reject harmful palm oil practices. The Guardian, 27 February 2014.
  3.    PT Inti Indorayon Utama. (2016, August 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 25, 2014
  4.    Lawrence Martin (2012) The curious case of Saanich-Gulf Islands. The Globe & Mail, 1 March 2012.
  5.    Kathy Tomlinson (2017) British Columbia: The ‘wild west’ of fundraising. The Globe & Mail, 10 March 2017.
  6.    G. Elijah Dann (2014) Connecting The Dots Between Mount Polley Mine Owner, Squamish LNG, Harper. The Huffington Post, 9 August 2014.


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