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.
Anti-oil and gas opponents continue to push court challenges, despite years of approvals and assessment.
Coastal GasLink is providing jobs, economic benefits, and will help Canada reduce global emissions.
- All 20 First Nations on the pipeline’s route have signed benefit agreements with Coastal GasLink.
- Since January 2020, Coastal GasLink has employed 350 Indigenous workers. 25% of them are Wet’suwet’en.
- Coastal GasLink has provided over $1 billion in employment and contract opportunities for Indigenous and local businesses.
- The Government of B.C. expects gas royalties to increase by 35% in 2020. Oil and gas are expected to bring in almost $491 million in 2020/2021.
- Studies say Canadian LNG is 20% lower in emissions than even high-efficiency coal power plants in China. This will help lower global emissions.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
Former Prime Minister Mulroney spoke at an event for the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party the other day and signaled his support for offshore oil and gas. The former PM noted that he “would not allow COVID-19 and short-sighted thinking to kill Newfoundland and Labrador and the east coast offshore industry”. Newfoundland and Labrador is a large producer of oil and gas for Canada and helps bring in billions to the economy. It would be reckless to let the industry die.