Sep 22nd, 2016
From the Wild Salmon Center:
By early October, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will decide whether or not to put British Columbia’s Skeena River in jeopardy.
A massive liquefied natural gas cooling and export facility at the mouth of the Skeena is awaiting approval from Trudeau’s cabinet.
The $11.4 billion project would be built next to and over some of the most important wild salmon habitat in Canada, a sandy eelgrass bed called Flora Bank that harbors hundreds of millions of juvenile Skeena salmon every year on their way out to sea.
Canadians need your help to protect Flora Bank and the salmon stronghold that depends on it.
Watch the new short movie Salmon Strongholds: Skeena River.
Scientists, conservationists, and First Nations leaders up and down the river have clearly stated that the facility, backed by Malaysia’s state oil company Petronas, is an existential threat to salmon. And salmon advocates say further efforts by Petronas and the federal government over the last six months have failed to shore up the science behind the proposal and accommodate First Nations concerns.
Independent scientists say the Pacific Northwest LNG project is fundamentally flawed: it would drive hundreds of pilings and two towers for a mile long-suspension bridge into the edge of Flora Bank. That threatens a relic sand formation from the last Ice Age.
Meanwhile, a powerful alliance of hereditary leaders from the Gitanyow, Heiltsuk, Lax Kw’alaams, Gitxsan, Takla Lake, Lake Babine and Wet’suwet’en Nations have formed a front of opposition to a project that would jeopardize their food source and way of life.
Thanks for all you do for the Skeena and salmon strongholds around the world,
Fly Water Travel