A non-profit environmental group is calling out an LNG company for ads placed in regional newspapers recently.
The Friends of Wild Salmon says the Pacific Northwest LNG project touts a new design that will protect fish habitat in the Skeena estuary but the group thinks otherwise.
FOWS say the new design will actually destroy eel-grass beds critical to salmon and potentially erode the Flora Bank.
Chairperson Gerald Amos says the advertisement should be retracted.
“What disturbs me most is that the public deserves more than glossed over ads in newspapers and on TV,” he says. “That is what we are seeing a lot of these days and they are leaving out a lot of information that people need to make decisions on this kind of stuff.”
The $36 billion proposed project would see natural gas produced, liquefied and transported from northeast B.C. to Prince Rupert. A call to the company was not immediately returned.