Christy Clark: BC LNG “The cleanest fossil fuel on the planet”… really?

Damien Gillis

In the keynote address kicking off her government’s second major conference on liquefied natural gas (LNG), BC Premier Christy Clark billed the resource as nothing short of “the cleanest fossil fuel on the planet.” Clark touted LNG as a “generational opportunity” for the province’s economy, before a sold-out crowd at the Vancouver Convention Centre yesterday. Then the Liberal leader made the following extraordinary claim...But how does this claim stack up with the evidence on LNG – which in BC would depend almost entirely upon a massive ramp-up of controversial shale gas fracking, according to expert geoscientist David Hughes?