C-69, Trans Mountain, Elections, Activists Oh My! — YEAR IN REVIEW 2019

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This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.

 


This year, Canada’s oil and gas industry saw a rollercoaster of events unfold. From Coastal GasLink, A Tanker Ban, Bill-C-69, The Carbon Tax to Trans Mountain, Canadians had mountains of information thrown at them. The Canadian Energy Network has compiled some of the top stories of the year and how to talk about them with your friends and family. On behalf of the Canadian Energy Network, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy new year!

Year in Review

 

 


Carbon Tax


News Headline:

McKenna backs off pledge to freeze carbon tax at $50 a tonne

The Facts:

Instead of shifting emissions elsewhere, why don’t we use technology to reduce them?


News Headline:

Carbon leakage: an unintended (but manageable) side-effect of carbon pricing

The Facts:

Carbon leakage is an important social, environmental and economic issue that needs more study.


Federal Election

 

 


News Headline: 

It’s official, Canadians: 2019 federal election campaign underway

The Facts:

Vote For Canadian Energy 


News Headline:

GOLDSTEIN: Feds scrapped 100 years of data on climate change

The Facts:

Eliminating historic climate data is lying to the public.


News Headline:

Trudeau a hypocrite on climate change for using two campaign planes, Scheer says

The Facts:

Even the Liberals aren’t motivated by their own carbon tax to reduce emissions.  They are even willing to pay more for carbon offsets that experts say are ineffective


Coastal Gas Link


News Headline:

LNG light at end of tunnel for Canada’s gas producers

The Facts:

The world needs Canadian LNG.


Tanker Ban

 

 


News Headline:

B.C. tanker ban already benefiting Canada’s competitors

The Facts:

As predicted, the ban is only helping less environmentally friendly producers.


News Headline:

Senate Committee on Transportation and Communication Tables Report on Bill C-48

The Facts:

The bill had numerous flaws acknowledged by industry and politicians


Bill C-69

 

 


News Headline: 

Canadian Energy Network Responds to Bill C-69 Amendments

The Facts:

Government rejected around 90 per cent of amendments put forward by industry, rejecting some proposals outright while amending several others.


Trans Mountain

 

 


News Headline:

Resistance to Trans Mountain pipeline is growing on all fronts

The Facts:

Except that only 24% of Canadians disapprove of the pipeline.


News Headline:

Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline would safeguard the environment

The Facts:

Indigenous groups support getting our hydrocarbons to market.


Canada as a leader in hydrocarbon production

 

 


News Headline:

Canada poised to be a leader in cleantech oil and gas innovation.

The Facts:

Canadians truly are the best in the world at hydrocarbon development.


News Headline:

GLOBAL EMISSION MONITORING STARTUP RECEIVES $3.3 MILLION TO MONITOR OIL AND GAS IN BC.

The Facts:

Another example of Canadian technology helping reduce emissions.


News Headline:

HSBC’s stunning energy and human-rights hypocrisy: It ditched oilpatch only to embrace Saudi Arabia

The Facts:

Canada outranks major oil-producing nations in environmental performance and social progress.


Anti-hydrocarbon ‘Activism’

 

 


News Headline:

Alberta opens public submissions for environmentalist foreign funding inquiry

The Facts:

Millions have been spent on anti-Canadian hydrocarbon campaigns


News Headline:

Conspiracy theory of ‘foreign-funded’ tar sands opposition reveals ugly truth

The Facts:

The truth is, Canada’s oil industry supports human development and can reduce global emissions.


News Headline:

Commentary: Opposition to fossil-fuel projects comes at cost

The Facts:

The “Leave It In The Ground” movement ignores the reality of consequences.


News Headline:

As Election Nears, Canada’s Biggest Oil Firm Is Noticeably Quiet.
The Facts:

Foreign Funded ‘News’ Organization The Tyee Still Claims Oil Industry Influencing Election.

On September 19th, foreign-funded ‘news’ organization The Tyee reiterated its anti-Canadian hydrocarbon stance by putting out more allegations that the Conservative Party is in the pockets of a select group of oil and gas companies.

Clearly The Tyee is pandering to its donor bias and would rather see our Canadian resource advantage be kept in the ground than contribute to a better environment and world.

Obviously they are trying to turn the tyeeds of the election.

Here are some quick facts about The Tyee:

With the vast amount of innovation, technology, and spending on the environment, its hard to see why The Tyee would be against an industry that can reduce global emissions.

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