Friday, July 18, 2014

This Day In Snookland...Kitimat Air Shed Report Comin' Down?


The other day we wrote about how the Privilege of the LNG Sparkle Ponies was being used by the Snooklandian cabinet an excuse to hold up the release of an environmental review of Kitimat's air quality just as locals were challenging Rio Tinto's desire to up the pumping of sulfur dioxide into the region's skies.


It looks like there is going to be some movement on that today. The following is from a CFTK TeeVee piece penned by Kathy Brookes:

It looks like the provincial government will release a long-awaited report on the Kitimat Airshed on Friday (today).

A media advisory today said Environment Minister Mary Polak will discuss results from the assessment, and ministry staff and the independent contractors who authored the report would provide a briefing...


Concerns have been raised over increased sulphur dioxide emissions from Rio Tinto Alcan's smelter once its modernization is complete, as well as the pollution potential of three planned L-N-G terminals, a proposed oil refinery and other projects in the Kitimat area...


Does sunshine (backed by local whistleblowers speaking to the Globe) win?

Thanks to Merv Adey for the heads-up on the Twittmachine.


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