LNG - Fracking


[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:

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.

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.

Christine Buurma
Demonstrators support the Transcanada Coastal GasLink pipeline in downtown Calgary in early January.Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

Sale would be TransCanada’s biggest divestment yet

TransCanada Corp. hired RBC Capital Markets LLC to manage the sale of its majority stake in the $6.2 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline in what would be the company’s biggest divestment yet.

If TransCanada moves forward with a sale, joint venture partners could end up owning as much as 75 per cent of the conduit, the company said in a filing to the National Energy Board dated Jan. 25.

Emilee Gilpin
Brenda Michell, Unist'ot'en house member, surveyed damage to a Unist'ot'en trapline, bulldozed through on Jan. 27, 2019. Photo by Michael Toledano

January 28th 2019

A subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company TransCanada bulldozed through traplines and personal property from two different clans of the Wet'suwet'en Nation last week, while the RCMP enforced an interim injunction requested by the company so that it could proceed with construction. Some Wet'suwet'en members said the RCMP illegally prevented them from entering their own territories, violating the nation's rights.

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Protesters blocked a portion of Highway 102 in Nova Scotia on Tuesday morning in support of the anti-pipeline protests in B.C.  Reynold Gregor/Global News

January 15, 2019

Protesters blocked a portion of Highway 102 in Nova Scotia on Tuesday morning in support of the anti-pipeline protests in B.C. Reynold Gregor/Global News

Supporters in Nova Scotia blocked a portion of Highway 102 on Tuesday morning to demonstrate solidarity with anti-pipeline protests in British Columbia.


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