Premier Christy Clark calls those who are against LNG projects “unimaginative” and saying they “just don’t get it.”
In a speech at the Nation2Nation business forum in Kitimat today, Clark says LNG projects are facing many barriers to fruition, such as historically low prices.
But she adds those who only say no to these projects lack “imagination.”
When asked if she’ll be reaching out to opponents of LNG on Lelu Island, Clark says her government has been working the Lax Kw’alaams Band.
Clark says BC’s opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion isn’t contradictory given her comments about LNG opponents.
That expansion would see the twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline that would carry crude and refined oil from Edmonton to Burnaby for export.
Clark also raised the idea of having a First Nations delegation the next time the province holds a trade mission to Asia to speak with some of the LNG companies.