By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: June 5, 2014
District of Squamish has appointed 13 community members to the community committee to help staff assess the proposed Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project.
The committee will provide input to both council and the proponents as the project moved through the review process. The members are
Ron Anderson, Squamish Terminals
Sean Carron, Member-at-large
Joshua Joseph, Squamish Nation Council
Karine Le Du, Member-at-large
Rod MacLeod, District of Squamish, Director of Engineering
Chris Pettingill, Squamish Chamber of Commerce
Doug Race, District of Squamish Council, ex-officio representative
Jennifer Reilly, Member-at-large
Linda Kelly Smith, Squamish Climate Action Network
Glenn Stainton, Member-at-large
Sara Van Mulligen, Member-at-large
Donna Wall, Tourism Squamish
Richard J. Wildman Jr., Member-at-large
CAO Corien Speaker said the district received a large number of high-calibre applications from highly-educated and deeply experienced people.
She said it was a balanced committee that will ensure staff obtains all relevant information on the project.
The committee’s mandate is twofold.
It will provide input to staff as the technical advisors who will help inform council and provide feedback directly to the project proponents on certain technical matters that could mitigate impacts or enhance the project in the eyes of the community.
Such technical matters include decisions that will be made on: water- compared to air-cooling technology, land- compared to water-based plant structures, environmental, safety and community impacts.
The committee’s first order of business will be to visit a compression facility and liquefaction facility in the Lower Mainland, scheduled for June 7.
An additional four meetings have been scheduled prior to the end of July in order for the committee to begin assessment of the technical information as quickly as possible.