British Columbia

12/07/24
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Sonia Furstenau

July 12, 2024

Sonia Furstenau has called on the government to prioritize evidence-based solutions over political maneuvering

B.C. Green Leader Sonia Furstenau issued the following statement on July11:

“These recommendations align with the 2022 all-party Health Committee report, which declared unanimous support for safer supply.

10/07/24
Author: 
John Woodside
Illustration by Ata Ojani/Canada's National Observer

July 8, 2024

Four years ago, Canada crafted a plan to capitalize on a global hydrogen market the government expected to be worth up to $11.7 trillion by mid-century. Billions of dollars of public money has been provided to seize the country’s share of the pie.

But there’s a problem: the global market is shrinking before their eyes.

03/07/24
Author: 
John Woodside
Illustration by Ata Ojani/Canada's National Observer

July 3, 2024

Natural Resources Canada tapped a fossil fuel lobby group to help provide recommendations on expanding the nascent hydrogen sector, documents obtained by Canada’s National Observer reveal.

03/07/24
Author: 
Marc Lee
How BC’s oil and gas industry sidestepped carbon pricing - illustration

Jun. 27, 2024

When BC first introduced a carbon tax in 2008 the point was to apply it to all emissions causing climate change, but start at a low rate and increase it over time. Yet, as the carbon tax has increased for households at the gas pump and to heat homes, large industrial players—including the oil and gas industry that is causing climate change—have steadily evaded their carbon tax.

03/07/24
Author: 
Janelle Lapointe
David Eby, Pierre Poilievre

Jun. 28, 2024

The rise of “natural gas” as a form of reconciliation is a strategy of the fossil fuel industry to maintain their grip on our energy systems and profit off Indigenous lands.

Sitting alongside Indigenous leaders with a Canadian flag draped behind him, Pierre Poilievre began his announcement. 

“For hundreds of years, First Nations have suffered under a broken system that gives power over their lives to a far away government in Ottawa that decides for them,” he said.

29/06/24
Author: 
Matt Simmons (Local Journalism Initiative Reporter) and Mike De Souza
B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma has asked a provincial lobbying watchdog to look into claims of improper lobbying following leaked recording of internal TC Energy corporate presentations. Illustration: Shawn Parkinson / The Narwhal. Niki Sharma photo: Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press. David Eby photo: Taylor Roades / The Narwhal

Jun. 26, 2024

B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma has asked a provincial watchdog to look into a series of bold claims about how an executive at a Canadian oil and gas giant — and former BC NDP political staffer — claimed the company had leveraged political connections to persuade the provincial government to significantly weaken its environmental policies.

26/06/24
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
Following an investigation, Ad Standards Canada described claims that BC LNG would reduce global emissions as ‘greenwashing.’ The interim decision is being appealed. Photo by Ed Wiebe.

Jun. 26, 2024

Canadian politicians, climate researchers and the UN are among those calling for laws against LNG greenwashing.

25/06/24
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
Extraction at a huge cost: a drilling pad in the Montney basin. Photo via Canadian Energy Centre.

Jun. 25, 2024

A new report by expert David Hughes warns the Montney methane rush will slam water, habitat and Canada’s energy security.

17/06/24
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
The proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project pipeline will cut east to west across roughly 900 kilometers of northern B.C. Photo by Jason Drury/Flickr

Jun. 14, 2024

B.C.'s energy regulator has created a legal loophole that is facilitating a "last-ditch" effort to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline in northern B.C.

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