Safety Buffers between Gas Wells and Pipelines and Public Schools

Gas wells and pipelines already surround a number of schools in northeast BC. Many of the wells contain harmful pollutants, including potentially lethal sour gas. This problem will become more critical as LNG expansion creates thousands of new gas wells in the region. Acting for the Peace Environment and Safety Trustees Society (PESTS), and working with lawyer Tim Theilmann, the ELC asked the province in this report to tighten the rules for natural gas facilities near public schools.