Aurora LNG looms over charming Dodge Cove
Talk about a David and Goliath story.
Residents of tiny Dodge Cove, a community of less than 50 people near Prince Rupert, are facing down a massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.
It’s time to tell the provincial government that British Columbians aren’t interested in LNG.
I visited Dodge Cove last fall while touring with the documentary film To The Ends of The Earth. It’s a historic village with boat-access only where communal golf carts and quads are the only motorized vehicles. In summer, residents host potluck barbecues on the beach. In winter, they skate on a local pond in the centre of Digby Island.
These cherished traditions would be lost with the completion of Aurora LNG.
You also have a stake in Dodge Cove’s fight. Aurora LNG would be BC’s biggest facility yet. It would add a whopping 15 megatonnes of carbon pollution to provincial totals, while exporting another 69 MT overseas.
That’s why you need to speak up against this climate-changing project.
The BC Environmental Assessment Office is asking for final public comment on Aurora LNG’s proposal till March 9. Now is your chance to tell the regulator that this project should not proceed.