Tuesday afternoon the Fort St John for LNG convoy rolled into Edmonton and to the Legislature grounds.
The grassroots group from Northern BC is driving across Canada, making stops along the way to Ottawa to ask the Trudeau Liberals to cut the red tape and end delays holding up the approval of liquefied natural gas export projects in Northern BC.
The cross country drive is just the latest pro-energy action the group is doing. Fort St John for LNG held rallies during the Spring to show their support for the delayed LNG projects that they say will create thousands of jobs and billions in economic development all across Northern BC and the rest of Canada. You can see my coverage of those events here and here.
Fort St. John for LNG was started by one man, Alan Yu, in January after he was laid off. His movement has grown to other towns across the north, like Fort Nelson. Yu now has local Northern BC mayors and BC Premier Christy Clark supporting his efforts.
We’ll be checking in with Alan and the rest of the FSJ for LNG crew as they make their way across the country. I hope someone finally listens.