The BC NDP has offered qualified support for LNG development, saying that any such effort must fit into the provincial climate plan, while BC Greens say the province must stop building fossil fuel infrastructure.
“We sometimes get obsessed with the absolute number. We should be thinking about the quality and types of jobs that end up coming into a Canadian environment," says Stewart Beck, head of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
“If Trump wins ... I think it would be disastrous for the planet, for people’s health,” said Kathryn Harrison, a University of British Columbia political scientist who specializes in climate policy. “That would be a very distressing outcome.”
Donald Trump approved Keystone XL, but Joe Biden says he’d cancel it. Meanwhile, Alberta has invested $1.5 billion that it likely won’t get back if the pipeline fails. Experts say it's a high-risk gamble.
The non-profit Wilderness Committee says the pipeline company’s own maps and sworn affidavits indicate that it failed to start key construction this summer. And that could push the project past its December 2022 delivery date.