We have been asking to hear from our Directors. Cobble Hill Director Matteus Clement has done us all the favour of sharing his inner thoughts on LNG in the Saanich Inlet and his role in the process.
In his lovely video he makes it clear that he does not understand the very serious political ramifications of his flip-flop.
The real issue here is not about a bunch of weak and ill-informed Directors who are running around trying to appease BC Liberal-friendly senior staff. It is far greater reaching than that.
Domestic gas use in our area is one thing but facilitating massive export deals that put our non-renewable resources and energy security at risk is quite another. LNG proponents like Steelhead are seeking social license.
As they move through their required process with First Nations, Provincial and Federal Governments, being able to hold up a zoning win from the local government is just another positive they can add to why they should get approval. Nipping this in the bud is exactly what we should be doing. Director Lori Iannidinardo knew that and acted in our best interests.
The export model of LNG is broken. Whatever was promised by the BC Liberals has been negotiated away. If we want to turn Vancouver Island into a giant bomb then the flip-flopping and accommodating Directors like Matteus Clement, Ian Morrison and Kerry Davis should continue on with their shameful course of action. It will of course be done in secret so we will probably never know the full extent of their actions.