Oil - Pipelines

Georia Strait Alliance
Image by Jennie Wyatt.

Feb. 25, 2022

Yesterday, the Province of B.C. released the long-awaited new Environmental Assessment conditions for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In response, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Energy Campaigner Andrew Radzik said:

Natasha Bulowski
Countries across the globe are consistently underreporting their methane emissions, according to the International Energy Agency. Photo by roy.luck / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Feb. 24, 2022

Global methane emissions from the energy sector are about 70 per cent higher than reported by official data, according to new analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Wenonah Hauter
Smoke stacks - GETTY IMAGES

Feb. 14, 2022

The industry is wildly fudging the numbers to make itself look like a major job creator. We shouldn’t be fooled.

For years now, any discussion about climate action or the need to move off fossil fuels has run headlong into a familiar quandary: The industries fueling the climate crisis create good jobs, often in areas of the country where finding work that can support a family is incredibly difficult. 

The Energy Mix
 Oil platform Newfoundland - Shhewitt/Wikmedia Commons

Pressure is beginning to build against Newfoundland and Labrador’s latest offshore oil venture, the 200,000-barrel-per-day Bay du Nord offshore oil development, with provincial NDP leader Jim Dinn speaking out about the climate costs of the proposal and demanding a just transition for the province’s oil and gas work force.

On Friday, Dinn said endorsing a fossil fuel project at a time when governments are committing to rapid emission reductions is a sign that Newfoundland and Labrador’s Liberal government “just doesn’t get it.”

Barry Saxifrage
Bay du Nord. It calls for developing a huge new complex of oilfields offshore of Newfoundland and Labrador.Graphic by Barry Saxifrage

The International Energy Agency has clearly stated that no new sources of fossil fuels can be developed if humanity wants to keep the climate crisis within the guardrails set in the global Paris Agreement. The oil industry in Canada, however, shows no sign it plans to do what's needed voluntarily.

Jessica Corbett
Greenpeace activists unfurl banners after building a wood and card 'oil pipeline' outside the Canadian High Commission, Canada House, to protest against the Trudeau government's plans to build an oil pipeline in British Columbia on April 18, 2018 in London. (Photo: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Feb. 18, 2022

One campaigner called on Canada's government to instead "put all of our energy and political will into a just transition that leaves fossil fuels in the ground and supports people, communities, and workers."

Climate activists on Friday renewed calls for canceling the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline after the Canadian government responded to the project's soaring cost by pledging not to put any more public money into it.

Charlie Smith
Three days after retired UBC professor William Winder and SFU student Zain Haq were jailed for peacefully opposing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the federal government said it won't invest any new money into this project.

Before Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced to prison in 1922 for three articles published in Young India, he delivered a speech that went down in history.

"In my opinion, non-co-operation with evil is as much a duty as is co-operation with good," Gandhi told court. "But in the past, non-co-operation has been deliberately expressed in violence to the evil-doer.

Amanda Stephenson
Pipes for the Trans Mountain pipeline project are seen at a storage facility near Hope, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

[I can't help wondering if this is a maneuver to rush indigenous investor groups into the "partnership"-- groups that Trudeau and Freeland will be happy to lend money to. 

                 - Gene McGuckin]

Feb. 18, 2022


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