Pembina reacts to tabling of B.C. LNG carbon pollution legislation

Oct. 20, 2014

VANCOUVER — Matt Horne, B.C. Associate Regional Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following comments with regard to the tabling of B.C.’s legislation to limit carbon pollution from proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals:

“This new legislation sets a carbon pollution target for LNG terminals in British Columbia that is ahead of standard practice. Whether or not industry meets, or exceeds, that standard will depend on the rules for offsets and other details not yet available.

“Shale gas development needed to fill LNG pipelines and terminals on the coast will account for 70% of the total carbon pollution from the industry. This is not addressed directly by the new legislation. It is, however, encouraging that government has signaled its intent to deal with this at a later date.

“Given the level of LNG development targeted by the government, it remains unclear as to how the province will meet its legislated climate targets. More clarity on how it intends to achieve this imperative is needed.”



Matt Horne
B.C. Associate Regional Director

Kevin Sauvé
Communications Lead


Pembina publication: Liquefied Natural Gas in British Columbia: Sources and solutions for carbon pollution

Pembina publication: British Columbia's Liquefied Natural Gas Boom: At what cost to the climate?


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