British Columbia’s much-criticized climate plan is putting additional pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government as it nears a decision on whether to approve the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project that would be a major emitter of greenhouse gases.
The federal cabinet has a deadline of early October to decide on the liquefied natural gas project, even as the major proponent, Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas, said this week that it will revisit Pacific NorthWest’s costs and the global market conditions before conferring with its partners on a final investment decision.
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