LNG Bluff 1: The Feds

I would like to attempt to  elucidate, by speculation, the subtitles and contradictions of intention and action involved in the Lelu island proposal. The Federal Liberals have approved the the project but still maintain their stance on emission reduction and carbon tax. Could it be, that they are betting on a PETRONAS pull out due to the combination of global LNG market conditions, and the ongoing  court challenges by the native and environmental stakeholders. In this way, they can be seen to be moving forward into their term in office without upsetting the BC provincial government and the influential resource sector in the run up to the provincial elections, and yet, ultimately, escape the wrath of the environmentalists and the native peoples as the specter of this massive  LNG plant defiling the pristine west coast dissipates of its own accord!

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