LNG - Fracking

20/05/19
Author: 
Catherine Wallace / Burnaby Now

APRIL 17, 2019

An open letter to the BC NDP:

You were elected at a very unique time in our human story. You had the opportunity to make a gigantic difference.  Your legacy could have been celebrated for decades to come. The realization of an innovative and enlightened future was yours to reveal and make possible. But you didn’t do that. 

29/04/19
Author: 
 John Vibes
The fracking industry is sucking up the nation's drinkable water and replacing it with toxic waste
August 26, 2018

A Duke University study says the fracking industry is sucking up the nation's drinkable water and replacing it with toxic waste.

28/03/19
Author: 
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau's speech in the BC Legislature on Bill 10 to subsidize LNG in BC.

 

We have voted against Bill 10 at every stage - this is a bill that gives increased tax credits to the LNG industry. 

It's 2019. We have a critical choice to make: will we make decisions that take us to a safer, healthier future, or will we double down on 20th-century energy and the fossil fuel industry, that needs taxpayer support in order to survive.

05/03/19
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
CEASE WORK ORDERS ISSUED TO COASTAL GASLINK

HEAL THE PEOPLE - DEFEND THE LAND 
04/03/19
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
March 4, 2019
 

In April 2010, when then-premier Gordon Campbell announced that B.C. was resurrecting plans to build the Site C dam, atmospheric scientist Andrew Weaver was along to lend support.

Well before he became an MLA, and later the leader of the B.C. Green party, Weaver used words to describe the controversial project that became a template for Liberal and NDP premiers to come:

Hydro power is “clean.” It is “zero-emitting” power. It “does not produce greenhouse gas emissions.” Therefore, it is good.

28/02/19
Author: 
Norm Farrell

A study written for Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives by earth scientist J. David Hughes offered a conclusion on the success of neoliberal politics in Canada. Success, that is, for the corporate world.

A pull quote in the executive summary of the Hughes report provides the gist:

15/02/19

[Web page editor: Support for fracked LNG makes BC Premier Horgan a leading agent of climate disruption.] 

Feb 15, 2019 - Measures to help build the $40-billion LNG Canada project will be introduced this spring, the B.C. government announced on Thursday. 

Northern B.C. and rural communities saw little mention in the government's latest throne speech, read Tuesday afternoon by Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin. However, the province dedicated five paragraphs to the liquefied natural gas industry and the LNG Canada project. Here's what was said:

05/02/19
Author: 
John Ivison
Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks with reporters about the Parliamentary Budget Officer's report on the Trans Mountain pipeline outside the House of Commons Thursday.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Morneau may not have been fleeced, but certainly paid at the high end of the valuation scale, apparently assuming that everything would proceed smoothly

January 31, 2019
 

The sticker price Kinder Morgan put on the Trans Mountain pipeline when it entered negotiations with the federal government last year was $6.5 billion. Hence, finance minister Bill Morneau and his team thought they’d scored a bargain when they sealed the deal at $4.4 billion.

But it looks increasingly like he may bought a cat in a sack.

01/02/19
Author: 
Lisa SammartinoI

January 31, 2019

With Sheila Malcolmson’s big win in Nanaimo’s by-election yesterday, the BC NDP are no doubt walking a little taller today. After all, the governing party rarely wins by-elections. The BC Liberals poured significant resources into the riding. Malcolmson was behind in the polls. The Greens ran a strong candidate. For a safe NDP riding, many in the party weren’t really sure if they could pull it off this time.

Mid-mandate, this victory extends the tenure of the NDP minority government. Some in the party are probably feeling pretty confident.

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