LNG - Fracking

Chantal Hébert
Justin Trudeau Sept. 2016 The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Trudeau spent the last campaign talking about righting the environment/energy balance. Based on the LNG decision, equilibrium between Canada's contribution to the mitigation of climate change and its energy ambitions remains as elusive as ever.

PUBLISHED : Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 AM

MONTREAL—As Liberal leader and subsequently as prime minister, Justin Trudeau has talked in the abstract of the need to secure a social licence prior to undertaking any major energy project. Until this week, no one was sure what he actually meant by that.

Hilary Beaumont
Yes, that's salmon trying to punch Daddy Canada in the face. Photo via Facebook.

September 29, 2016

Yes, that's salmon trying to punch Daddy Canada in the face. Photo via Facebook.

A group of First Nations plans to launch a slew of legal challenges against the federal government over its approval of the Petronas liquefied natural gas (LNG) project near Prince Rupert, BC.

Shari Narine
Grand Chief Stewart Phillips, of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (photo:file)

Indigenous leaders are blasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for talking big, but not backing up his words with actions, following the federal government’s announcement Sept. 27 that Pacific NorthWest’s liquefied natural gas project had been approved. That approval comes on the heels of the nod being given to another much-contested B.C. project, the Site C dam.

George Monbiot
 The industrial landscape across the Dee estuary. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

It’s a simple choice: stop all fossil fuel prospecting, or break the Paris agreement on climate change.

published in the Guardian 28th Sepetmeber 2016

Do they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments like ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven’t the faintest idea what it means. Either that, or they have no intention of honouring it.

Derrick O'Keefe
Lelu Island

Massive Petronas export development threatens crucial salmon habitat

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

Just a day after royals William and Kate visited and trumpeted new protections for the Great Bear Rainforest in B.C., the federal government has announced it’s giving the greenlight to a controversial fossil fuel mega-project that threatens both an ecologically sensitive stretch of the Pacific coast and any chance Canada has of meeting its international climate commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Josh Wingrove and Natalie Obiko Pearson
The remote indigenous village of Port Simpson (Lax Kw'alaams) in British Columbia, Canada.

Imminent decisions on giant energy projects are sure to anger some parts of the electorate that swept him to power.

September 25, 2016
Photographs by Ben Nelms/Bloomberg [See original article for photos]

Along Canada’s evergreen-draped west coast, the fate of a multi-billion-dollar energy project and a nation’s reconciliation with its dark, colonial past hang in the balance.

Andrew Nikiforuk

Sept 16, 2016 - Another U.S. scientific study has confirmed that methane emissions from oil and gas activity are increasing more rapidly than previously estimated, and that these increases were happening at the same time that the North American shale gas boom and related fracking frenzy took off.http://thetyee.ca/design-article.thetyee.ca/ui/img/badge-presents.svg

Sean Adl-Tabatabai

Germany have agreed to permanently ban fracking in the country following years of debate over the issue.

The coalition government have said that they will outlaw the practise of fracking for shale gas, but will allow test drilling to take place in certain circumstances.

Reuters reports:


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