LNG - Fracking

12/04/22
Author: 
Oliver Milman
The record increases in methane suggest it is being leaked from oil and gas drilling operations. Photo by Kurayba/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Apr. 12, 2022

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

11/04/22
Author: 
Cloe Logan

Apr. 11, 2022

Last week, Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault announced the approval of the deepwater oil project Bay du Nord with 137 conditions, including a requirement the project achieves net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

08/04/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Wet’suwet’en nation hereditary Chief Namoks (right) walks with Chief Gisdaya (centre) and Chief Madeek while in Toronto for the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting, on Thursday, April 7, 2022. (Christopher Katsarov / Canada's National Observer)

Apr. 8, 2022

On the second floor of a hotel in the shadow of the CN Tower, Wet’suwet’en hereditary leadership and their allies crowded around laptops and cellphones for one purpose: confront RBC executives over the bank’s financing of the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

05/04/22
Author: 
Tiffany Crawford

Mar. 31, 2022

Sierra Club B.C., represented by environmental law charity Ecojustice, alleges the provincial government has not provided plans to achieve emissions targets past 2030.

A B.C. environmental group is suing the B.C. government alleging it has failed to provide a detailed plan to meet its own climate change targets.

02/04/22
Author: 
Cloe Logan
British Columbia Premier John Horgan makes his way towards the 2019 Meeting of Canada’s Premiers event in Toronto on Dec. 2, 2019. Photo by Tijana Martin/ National Observer

Mar. 28, 2022

A B.C. program that has been referred to as a “tax loophole for fracking operators” cost the province $1.162 billion in royalty revenues last year.

31/03/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
A new report reveals billions of public dollars already spent on carbon capture technology are only reducing 0.05 per cent of Canada's annual emissions. Photo by JuniperPhoton / Unsplash

Mar. 30, 2022

Canada’s new climate plan is banking on carbon capture to cut nearly 13 per cent of the oil and gas sector’s projected greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. But a new report reveals billions of public dollars already spent on the technology aren’t yielding substantial reductions.

24/03/22
Author: 
Marc Lee
Image - Dollar sign drip from gas hose

As the last paragraph below says, excess profit taxes have been imposed during wars. In the Second World War that kind of tax was 75-100%. Ottawa should now impose that kind of tax at all times, not just during the current gas price spike. The "war" against climate disruption and other environmental destroyers must be won for the children, and the current gougers should bloody well pay for it (until their destructive industry is nationalized and wound down).

         -- Gene McGuckin 

Mar. 17, 2020

15/03/22
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
An image taken by enforcement officers with BC’s Environmental Assessment Office in October shows a muddy plume of water from a Coastal GasLink worksite entering the Clore River, east of Kitimat.

Feb.  25, 2022

The pipeline firm was penalized for violations including allowing sediment to flow into sensitive watersheds.

Coastal GasLink has been ordered to pay a $72,500 fine for environmental violations that continued for at least a year along its 670-kilometre pipeline route through northern B.C.

15/03/22
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks, left, speaks with a Coastal GasLink worker. ‘I’m sure they don’t want the public to know how much the public is paying to guard an industry.’ Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Mar. 2, 2022

Spending dropped quite a bit in 2021, but the force still has a significant presence in Wet’suwet’en territory.

The RCMP’s costs for policing a remote resource road on Wet’suwet’en territory have steadily dropped over the past three years, according to information obtained by The Tyee through freedom of information laws.

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