FortisBC’s Toxic Water Pollution in Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound

FortisBC is planning to move forward with construction of a 14 foot wide, 9 km tunnel from the BC Rail site in Squamish to the Woodfibre site, after permits were approved by the BC Energy Regulator. 

The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association has partnered with My Sea to Sky to overturn project approvals for Woodfibre LNG and the FortisBC Eagle mountain Pipeline project, and hold the Federal and Provincial governments to account. 

If this project commences, it would discharge toxic construction effluent at each end of the 9 km tunnel. Two  experts have warned that this could result in “cumulative, long term toxic effects for wildlife and ecosystems in Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound”. 

Last month, a fourth Notice of Appeal was filed by SCCA and MSTS with the Environmental Appeal Board to cancel the permits. This a “monumental challenge”, as small non-profits are taking on a gas giant, FortisBC, and the provincial regulator.  

300 generous donors have raised over $91,000, but we are $8,678.72 short of our original fundraising goal to support legal actions so far. 

Donations of all sizes make a difference! We are witnessing incredible recovery of ecosystems in Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound, please help protect our home!

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