LNG - Fracking

Emilee Gilpin
Visitors to Unist'ot'en territory are greeted with a sign ensuring there's no confusion around their recognized governance. Photo by Jeffrey Nicholls

December 5th 2018

A subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company TransCanada has taken leaders of the Unist'ot'en community to court, accusing the members of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation of blocking access to the area around the Morice River Bridge.

First Nations Leaders

Press Release: TransCanada Litigation Threatens Unist’ot’en Territory



An injunction application and civil litigation filed by TransCanada Coastal GasLink aims to criminalize Unist’ot’en Camp and forcibly facilitate pipeline construction across unceded Unist’ot’en territory.

First Nations Leaders

TransCanada just failed first attempt to cross the Wedzin Kwa Bridge into Unist'ot'en Territory

Since 2010, the Unist’ot’en have maintained a frontline camp to protect their territory from eco-cidal pipelines. First Enbridge Northern Gateway and then Chevron Pacific Trails saw their projects fail. Now, TransCanada has decided to try their luck with Coastal GasLink.


Meet the self-described ‘sinister seniors’ taking a stand against Trans Mountain — and going to jail for it..

[For more, go to this Facebook site.]

Margaret Mcgregor, Courtney Howard & Melissa Lem
Image of gas well flare by World Bank

In October, the B.C. government celebrated a decision by private-sector investors to proceed with LNG Canada, a $40 billion infrastructure project in Kitimat to export “natural” gas. Yet somehow much of the media coverage neglects to mention that this gas is extracted by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which is now the primary method for natural gas production in Canada. Why are so many media and government announcements studiously avoiding the “F” word?

Stephen Hunt

A new report co-written by Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour and co-chair of Alberta's energy diversification advisory committee, suggests the province could reap an economic bonanza from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) export facility being developed in northern British Columbia.

McGowan spoke to David Gray about the report on the Calgary Eyeopener Tuesday. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

Q: Why is this such good news for Alberta?

Alexander Sammon
fracking for oil

Wall Street took the money the government lent them and plowed it straight into the fossil fuel industry.

Karen Ogen-Toews
Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar, front left, LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz, front right, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, back right, applaud after a final investment declaration was signed by LNG Canada joint venture participants to build an LNG export facility in Kitimat, during a news conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Editor: This article shows the need for a change in the way people survive and find satisfaction in their lives.  At the very least governments should be encouraging jobs in producing alternative/sustainable energy.  The article shows a misunderstanding of the effects of fracked gas which is a greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change. The damaging effects of fracking, pipeline building and ultimate burning of the gas on the environment and climate are overlooked.)

Ben Parfittt

Oct 22, 2018 - 

In a decision without precedent in its 25 years of existence, British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has told Progress Energy that two massive unauthorized dams that it built will not have to undergo environmental assessments.


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