OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, spoke in the House of Commons today of the importance of LNG projects to British Columbia and Canada.
Reminding Canadians that today is the last day for public comment on the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, Mr. Zimmer also took time to recognize the organizers of FSJ for LNG for their efforts in ensuring residents of Northeastern BC have their voices heard.
Full text of Mr. Zimmer’s Statement:
Mr. Speaker, the Pacific NorthWest LNG project has gone through a highly rigorous environmental-review process, as we all know, which it passed. Today is the final day for the public to comment. I highly encourage all Canadians to comment today on that project.
This LNG project would create thousands of highly paying jobs in B.C. and Canada; billions of dollars in tax revenue; and would reduce global pollution. If the LNG projects in B.C. are completed, Asia would see a massive reduction of emissions and be a positive for our global environment. People around the globe would breathe cleaner air because of B.C. LNG.
I would like to take some time to recognize two local residents—Kristi Pimm-De Maid and Alan Yu—for their tireless work to show that Northern British Columbians support LNG projects. Today, I sincerely implore the Minister of Environment and the Prime Minister to do the right thing for B.C., Canada and the environment and approve B.C. LNG.
Video of Statement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eklGymevJmQ&feature=youtu.be