Greenhouse gas emissions from LNG defended by B.C. premier

Stephen Smart | Canadian Press | November 13, 2013

Premier Christy Clark is calling British Columbia's proposed liquefied natural-gas plants worldwide pollution-fighting machines, despite concerns by climate scientists and environmental groups that they will belch millions of tonnes of harmful greenhouse gas emissions into the sky. Clark says B.C. should sell natural gas in China and Japan because natural gas is cleaner than China's coal and safer than Japan's nuclear power. "We are doing the world a favour," she said. But she warns timing is crucial to reach multi-billion-dollar deals with gas companies in China and Japan, and B.C.'s preoccupation with meeting its own pollution laws could impair the push to cash in on LNG developments