B.C. natural gas production is heavily regulated, and when LNG Canada is completed, is expected to displace millions of tonnes of emissions.

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This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.


News Headline:

Peter McCartney: Fracking shatters illusions of a clean B.C.

This blatantly false article by a B.C. anti-oil and gas campaigner shows the problem with the spread of misinformation by radical activists.

The Facts:

B.C. natural gas production is heavily regulated, and when LNG Canada is completed, is expected to displace millions of tonnes of emissions.


Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.


No More Oil Means No More Smartphones

Michel Kelly Gagnon of the Montreal Economic Institute writes that the idea we can overnight shift our oil diet. Most of those who advocate for the end of oil leave out the fact that most of our everyday products are made from petroleum and its byproducts. While it is important to keep environmental impacts low, oil is a big part of our lives. Gagnon notes that “Oil fills 32 percent of the energy needs of Canadians. It is the basis of products essential to our daily routine. Discussions around energy policy should therefore stay grounded in reality and focus more on the safest ways to transport oil, whether by pipeline or trains, than on the mirage of “getting rid of oil.”

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