British Columbia

19/09/20
Author: 
Joël-Denis Bellavance, La Presse

September 17, 2020

Fall of World Demand and the Price of Oil

OTTAWA – In the face of the historic worldwide fall in demand for oil and the price drop of black gold, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) is more financially perilous than ever for Canadian taxpayers

18/09/20
Author: 
Karin Larsen

 
18/09/20
Author: 
E. McIntosh
Students at Simon Fraser University protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in fall 2019, before COVID-19. Photo courtesy Justice, No Pipeline

September 18th 2020

With the Liberal government’s throne speech days away, groups representing 180,000 post-secondary students are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to abandon the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

18/09/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Construction at the Burnaby Terminal with downtown Vancouver in the background. Photo Trans Mountain

September 18th 2020

Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has talked about using the revenue from the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to pay for green energy projects. But what if that revenue never comes because there’s little demand for oil in the first place?

17/09/20
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
Tanis Gower of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society says water levels in several Vancouver Island watersheds are dangerously low due to climate change. Photo supplied by Tanis Gower

September 17th 2020

Drought conditions are continuing to put salmon and fish habitat at risk in streams and rivers on Vancouver Island.

Conditions in east Vancouver Island are “very dry” and the region is experiencing a Level 3 drought, the B.C. government said late last week.

This level of drought can pose serious ecosystem or socio-economic impacts that warrant voluntary water conservation and water restrictions, according to the B.C. drought information portal updated Wednesday.

15/09/20
Author: 
stand.earth
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

new report shows that Premier John Horgan’s British Columbia government has become one of the most generous subsidizers of oil and gas in Canada. 

The report, released by Stand.earth, reveals that BC is now second only to Alberta in providing subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. 

15/09/20
Author: 
Patrick DeRochie
LNG=Fracking, Fracking=LNG

October 26, 2018

The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to deliver Canadian fracked gas to markets in Asia. But what they don’t tell you is that the foreign consortium behind LNG Canada only decided to move forward with the project because it’s receiving $6.6 billion dollars in public handouts.

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