Differing Opinions On Proposed LNG Development

Provincial Environment Ministry staff is warning that a liquified natural gas industry will cause a huge increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

Internal briefing notes prepared for Environment Minister Mary Polak, and obtained by The Canadian Press, say that on top of emissions from combustion and flaring—methane and carbon dioxide, escape during the highly controversial, and associated, fracking process.

The notes also say methane emissions have a global warming impact 21 times higher than carbon dioxide.