Sarita and Malahat LNG: Fracking comes with environmental impactsInfographic

Publication - June 2, 2016 - By Maximilian Kniewasser

Steelhead LNG has proposed the development of two liquefied natural gas export terminals on Vancouver Island in B.C.

This infographic outlines the potential environmental impacts of the Sarita LNG and Malahat LNG projects.

Together, the two plants and their associated upstream operations could result in the drilling of 384 extra gas wells, the emission of 16.9 million tonnes of carbon pollution, and the usage of 7.9 million cubic metres of freshwater per year.

The Pembina Institute created the infographic for Sierra Club B.C. using the B.C. Shale Scenario Tool. It was displayed at the Salish Sea and W̱SÁNEĆ Gathering, hosted by Tsartlip First Nation, on May 29, 2016.

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We are grateful to the Vancouver Foundation, Dragonfly Fund at Tides Canada, Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and McLean Foundation for their support of our work.

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