LNG and Fracking: Risky business for the economy and the environment
Monday November 18th. 7pm to 9.30pm
SFU Harbour Centre: 515 West Hastings St, Rooms 1400-1430
Dear COC member,
We would like to invite you to an important meeting on November 18th, dealing with the BC Government’s plans for a huge expansion in the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) extracted by fracking. The Government is touting this as such a profitable industry it could eliminate the provincial debt in a few years.
The two speakers at our meeting have examined this issue in great detail and will expose the negative impacts on both our economy and the environment if this expansion goes ahead.
Damien Gillis, a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues will show excerpts from his film Fractured Land, currently in production, which will premiere on CBC’s Documentary Channel next year. British Columbians have heard little of the massive increase in fracking required to power the proposed LNG industry. Damien Gillis takes us to the exquisite wilderness of northeast BC to witness the impacts of shale gas on air, water, human and animal health – all through the eyes of Caleb Behn, a young Echo Dene and Dunne Za/Cree man from the territories at the heart of this development.
Ben Parfitt, an author and resource policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives will expose the economic realities of BC’s energy development plans. He has written extensively about fracking, BC Hydro and the economics of oil and gas development. He will address recent developments in oil and gas production around the world and the fundamental economic flaws in the Government’s plans . There are alternatives to the disastrous path we are on, but we must act soon .
This meeting is organized by the Vancouver/Burnaby Chapter of the Council of Canadians. There are many local chapters across the country which carry on the work of the Council in their local communities.
Our chapter has an active steering committee which plans and organizes events in Vancouver and Burnaby. As a member of the COC in our area, you are very welcome to participate in any of our activities. We maintain a website at www.vancouvercouncilofcanadians.ca and also have an email contact list to inform members about what we are doing and about relevant events in our community.
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You can also find our group on Facebook at Vancouver Council of Canadians.
We look forward to seeing you at our November meeting and to your involvement in our chapter in any way you see fit. Please be in touch if you have ideas and suggestions for our work, or just wish to know more about the chapter.
Penny Tilby (Chair, Vancouver/Burnaby Chapter)