This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
Coastal GasLink has majority of Canadian and Indigenous support.
- Angus Reid recently published a poll showing that a majority of Canadians support Coastal GasLink, and a majority oppose the protests.
- Members of the Wet’suwet’en also support the pipeline, because it will provide jobs and economic support to their communities.
The natural gas that would be shipped through Coastal GasLink will help lower global emissions.
- Coastal GasLink will be shipping natural gas to the LNG Canada facility, which will be using hydropower to produce liquified natural gas.
- The LNG produced will then be shipped to China where it will be able to help lower global emissions by providing clean natural gas.
In developed countries, air quality has increased due to hydrocarbons.
- Despite being a major consumer of hydrocarbon energy per capita, Canada ranks among the top 10 countries for clean air quality.
- Major air pollutants like NO2 and SO2, which contribute to smog and air quality, have significantly decreased with the increase in energy usage.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right
Protesters refuse to accept facts.
- The project has Indigenous support due to the economic opportunities the pipeline represents, like the establishment of a 700 person housing project from an Indigenous-owned company built on top of the ruins of a residential school.
- Despite protesters claiming to rally around Indigenous rights, about 1/3rdof employees who have worked on Coastal GasLink so far have been Indigenous.
The Fraser Institute just released a new report on hydraulic fracturing detailing the minimum health and environmental risks that this method of hydrocarbon extraction presents.