This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
Coastal GasLink has had thousands of interactions with Indigenous people including 120 in-person meetings and 1300 calls and emails with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
- All 20 of the elected councils along the pipeline’s path have signed agreements and support the natural gas pipeline to provide economic benefits to their communities.
- Coastal GasLink will award over $1 billion in business and employment contracts to Indigenous communities over the course of the project.
Exorbitant carbon tax amounts have pinched already struggling farmer’s wallets.
- The Conference Board of Canada report Tipping The Scales Assessing Carbon Competitiveness and Leakage Potential for Canada’s EITEIs shows that the Carbon Tax unfairly targets the Prairie provinces.
- The Carbon Tax will also cost around $500 per tonne of emissions.
Indigenous Climate Action, the Tiny House Warriors and the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs have no justification for protesting a project in Alberta with the consent of the surrounding Indigenous communities.
- Teck has signed agreements with all of the Indigenous communities in the area surrounding the project.
- The oil sands mine will be a major economic driver for those communities in the region and would employ up to 7,000 workers during construction and as many as 2,500 workers during operation, generating $70 billion in taxes.
- The majority of Canadians use hydrocarbons to heat their homes.https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-526-s/2013002/part-partie1-eng.htm