Fourteen northern B.C. mayors have penned a letter express continued support for the proposed LNG Canada project.
The open letter is directed at West Coast Environmental Law and Smithers resident Michael Sawyer who argues the project’s Coastal GasLink feeder pipeline should’ve been subject to a federal environmental review rather than a provincial one.
Sawyer’s challenge, if successful, could ultimately lead to a federal review of the pipeline and delays for the $40 billion LNG project.
The mayors say that while they understand Sawyer has a right to make the challenge, they are disappointed with the timing, as partners in the project are in the process of making a final investment decision.
The letter says a decision to move ahead with LNG Canada would mean benefits to local communities, First Nations, the province, and the entire country.
The mayors say they continue to be united in their support of the LNG project.