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.
Ecojustice, an organization that receives foreign funding wants to halt the inquiry into foreign funding.
- According to their CRA filings, in 2018 alone they received $1,046,974 from a source outside of Canada.
- In the past, Ecojustice was also a recipient of funding related to Tides USA’s ‘Tar Sands Campaign’.
- Ecojustice has been a long-time anti-oil and gas advocate. They boast about their ‘environmental wins’ on their website. This includes the canceling of Energy East in 2017
- Recently, Ecojustice was the main proponent in the Supreme Court challenge to the Trans Mountain pipeline. The Supreme Court rightly quashed their challenge in early 2020 after 3 years of legal battles.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
A new report from the Conference Board of Canada highlights the positive economic impacts of B.C.’s LNG industry. They found that the total annual investment in LNG would be around $11 billion. The economy, both federally and provincially are expected to rise every year. National employment is expected to increase by 96,500 jobs per year. LNG is also expected to bring in $2 billion a year in government revenue. This is just another reason, among many why Canada’s oil and gas industry needs to be a part of Canada’s recovery.