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.
Report prompted by anti-oil and gas activist complaints only speculates that tailings ponds could be reaching groundwater
Canadian oil sands producers invest heavily in tailings management to reduce risks to the environment.
- The author of the report himself stated that the analytical chemistry of the samples taken fall short in rigor and statistical significance.
- This recent study from the University of Waterloo shows that the occurrence of pollutants in the Athabasca and its Deltas. The author of the tailings report also concurs the same.
- Canadian oil sands producers have invested over $10 billion into tailings management to help reduce environmental risk.
- Oil sands producers have also reduced their water use and tailings production.
- Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance currently has 77 active tailings management projects representing an investment over $260 million.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan recently lamented at a recent virtual conference that Canadian natural gas will help the global fight against emissions. The International Energy Agency states that natural gas use has reduced emissions by over 500 million tonnes. Canada is well suited to continue providing natural gas, and to open up exports to other countries with our LNG projects currently being built or going to be built. LNG Canada for example will be made with low-emission hydroelectricity, making it some of the cleanest in the world.