LNG - Fracking

Bob Weber
A pickup truck is seen passing a mining shovel at an oil sands mine near Fort McMurray, Alta., in a file photo.  JEFF MCINTOSH/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Some Canadian organizations are asking the federal government to focus any bailout of the oil industry on workers and families, not corporations.

The request comes in an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, released Tuesday morning and signed by environmental organizations, faith and labour groups that the signatories say represent about 1.3 million people.

“Giving billions of dollars to failing oil and gas companies will not help workers and only prolongs our reliance on fossil fuels,” the letter says.

Concerned Organizations

March 23, 2020


To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, 

Cc: Federal Cabinet Ministers 


Rising Tide North America
As people around the world are taking social distancing measures to keep their communities safe Coastal Gas Link and the RCMP continue to bring in workers from all over Canada during a pandemic putting both workers and entire northern communities with limited medical staff at grave risk. 

D. T. Cochrane
Ottawa building

Mar. 5, 2020

Other public funds through court and police actions are also being used to subsidize the companyOther public funds through court and police actions are also being used to subsidize the company

As the solidarity movement with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs continues across the country, a federal Crown corporation is considering a loan to Coastal GasLink.

CBC News
The company behind plans to build a liquefied natural gas plant by the Saguenay port says the loss of a significant investor doesn't mean the end of the project. (Radio-Canada)

Mar 05, 2020 

Berkshire Hathaway opts not to invest $4B in liquified natural gas plant and pipeline

Warren Buffett's investment company Berkshire Hathaway has decided not to invest $4 billion in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant by the Saguenay port.

The marine terminal to ship LNG to overseas markets is slated to be built roughly 230 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, at a cost of $9.5 billion.

Romain Chesnaux

A survey of the province's database shows wellbores releasing 14,000 cubic metres of methane — a potent greenhouse gas — every single day amid weak regulations and inconsistent monitoring


The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation has responded to a Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) report on an October 2018 Enbridge pipeline explosion near the community’s borders, saying the report contains “shocking” confirmation of serious safety breaches.


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