A new LNG project in B.C.

The Fraser River is one of the most important rivers in the world for wild salmon. It is British Columbia’s longest river, carrying spring water all the way from the Rockies to the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver. It’s also where FortisBC wants to expand its Tilbury LNG terminal.

If we don’t intervene, this project could have devastating impacts on nearby communities, the climate, wild salmon, and on other endangered fish species which nearby Indigenous communities rely on.

The good news is, we still have a chance to stop this project in its tracks. While the B.C. government is deliberating whether or not to issue FortisBC a permit, a wave of pressure from residents across the province will prove that the public will support them in blocking the project.

Will you sign the petition calling on the B.C. government to reject the Tilbury LNG expansion?


Beyond the project’s possible impacts on the health and safety of nearby residents – the threats to marine species, the environment, and the climate are equally a cause for serious concern. The Tilbury LNG expansion and its accompanying jetty could threaten some of the most important salmon runs on the West Coast. The increased tanker traffic it would create could also harm the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale, due to increasing ship noise in its critical habitat.

If that wasn’t enough, LNG is a known climate disaster too. LNG is made up of fracked methane gas – a highly polluting fossil fuel that is 86 times worse than carbon dioxide for warming our planet. Expanding a plant like Tilbury also means increasing fracking in North Eastern B.C. But fracking uses enormous amounts of water, produces swimming pools worth of radioactive waste water, and devastates the landscape.

Local city councils (like Richmond) have already voted against the project, but with a pro-LNG government like ours, more pressure is urgently needed. The current government has repeatedly refused to acknowledge the harmful impacts of this fossil fuel, and even though there are clear grounds to block the project for environmental reasons alone – the Environment Minister will be facing immense pressure from his party to push it through.

We need more people across B.C. to register their opposition to Tilbury’s dangerous expansion plans and provide the Environment Minister the public support he’ll need to reject the project proposal.

Click here to help protect your community, the environment, and the climate by signing this petition to stop Tilbury LNG.

Michael, we're so glad you're part of this campaign and part of the Stand.earth online community. Last year we reached out to members like you to raise the alarm about the Tilbury LNG project – and the response was incredible. Nearly 5,000 people flooded the public comment period run by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (B.C. EAO) and demanded it reject this project. A couple months ago, Stand members in the nearby communities of Richmond and Delta also flooded the inboxes of their local MLAs. Fortis' new deadline to submit a detailed project description to the B.C. EAO is now fast approaching in August, so we have to keep the pressure up.

Thank you for taking the time to speak up about the dangerous Tilbury LNG proposal. This project could soon be allowed to go ahead in your backyard – and it’s so important your concerns are heard.

With respect,

Kiki Wood
Senior Oil and Gas Campaigner

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