LNG - Fracking

03/02/23
Author: 
Cathy Bussewitz
A flare burns off methane and other hydrocarbons as oil pumpjacks operate in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. File photo by The Associated Press/David Goldman

 

“The minute we release a policy," - - - - - “they’re going to jump at it with 50 lawyers and look at any loopholes, gaps, mistakes, unclear sentences.”

Feb. 1, 2023

The doors of a metal box slide open, and a drone rises over a gas well in Pennsylvania. Its mission: To find leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, so that energy companies can plug the leaks and reduce the emissions that pollute the air.

30/01/23
Author: 
Daniel Yergin
Refinery - Katja Buchholz/Getty Images

Jan. 23, 2023

Given the scale and complexity of the transition away from hydrocarbons, some worry that economic analysis has been given short shrift in the policy planning process. A clear-eyed assessment of the transition's prospects requires a deeper understanding of at least four major challenges.

25/01/23
Author: 
John Woodside
The RBC building in Toronto on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov / Canada's National Observer

Jan. 25, 2023

New York City pension plans are attempting to force RBC to disclose its full greenhouse gas emission targets for 2030 because the bank keeps financing fossil fuel expansion despite making net-zero pledges.

23/01/23
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Carbon-bombing the climate. Fossil fuel pollution is pumping an additional four atomic bombs worth of energy into our rapidly destabilizing climate system every second. Photo via U.S. National Archives

Jan. 23, 2023

When it comes to our exploding climate crisis, fossil fuels are the undisputed weapons of mass destruction.

22/01/23
Author: 
Jeremy Appel
Photo: Depositphotos

Jan. 18, 2023

‘Wealthy oil and gas companies are using this opportunity to make their CEOs and shareholders even richer’

While most people struggle to afford the basics, executives at Canada’s oil, gas and mining companies have pocketed nearly a quarter of the extra money Canadians are spending due to inflation, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

20/01/23
Author: 
Sierra Club of BC
scales of justice in front of forest

Jan. 17, 2023

Press Release

VANCOUVER/UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (MUSQUEAM), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (SQUAMISH) AND səlilwətaɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES – Today, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled on a landmark 2022 climate case brought by Ecojustice on behalf of Sierra Club BC. In the case, Sierra Club BC alleged that the B.C. government failed to adequately report on its progress to reach its climate targets, as required by the province’s climate law.  

16/01/23
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Construction at the Clore crossing Coastal GasLink construction site in B.C. on Jan. 10, 2023. Photo courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation

Jan. 13, 2023

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is investigating a complaint that Coastal GasLink failed to prevent sediment stirred up by pipeline construction activities from flowing downstream at a construction site on the Lho Kwa (Clore River) in B.C.

Sediment pollution poses a serious risk to salmon and steelhead eggs, effectively smothering them. Clore River is a large tributary of the Skeena River, which is an important habitat for both salmon and steelhead trout.

16/01/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Canada’s financial heavyweights want to keep pumping money into the oil and gas sector, using loopholes unsupported by climate science, confidential documents reveal. Photo by Matthew Henry/Unsplash

Jan. 16, 2023

Canada’s financial heavyweights are trying to convince the federal government to let them keep pumping money into the oil and gas sector, using loopholes unsupported by climate science, confidential documents obtained by Canada’s National Observer reveal.

The Sustainable Finance Action Council (SFAC), whose members include representatives from Canada’s major banks, insurance companies and pension plans, was set up in 2021 to advise Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on how to best build a sustainable finance market.

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