Dozens of international climate scientists are warning of dire environmental effects if a proposed liquefied natural gas project goes ahead in British Columbia.
90 academics from Canada, the U.S., Australia and the U.K. have released an open letter, saying the Pacific NorthWest LNG project would be one of the country’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, and if built would undermine Canada’s climate change commitments.
The $36 billion plant is slated to be build south of Prince Rupert, pending government approval.
The scientists say a draft environmental assessment of the project likely underestimated the amount of emissions that would be released.
The open letter has been sent to Prime Minsiter Justin Trudeau, a number of ministers, and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.