The president of the BC Chamber of Commerce says people are rushing to judgment on the impact of LNG developments on tourism, especially in Howe Sound.
John Winter is reacting to motions passed by several local councils calling for a ban on LNG tankers in the Sound.
Winter says a handful of activists who want to stop the Woodfibre LNG project have been “frightening” mayors and councillors into declaring their opposition.
Winter says it amounts to interference in the regulatory process.
Winter also says the BC Chamber has been impressed with the steps Woodfibre has been taking to work with the tourism industry as the project makes its way through the process.
Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast Regional District have passed “no tanker” motions, but West Vancouver councillors now plan to reconsider theirs.
(image: artists concept of the Woodfibre LNG terminal)