This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
Foreign funded protesters and organizations helped promote divisive blockades. The Wet’suwet’en Matriarchs promoted the economic benefits that could move their people out of poverty.
- The British Columbia Liberal’s motioned to ban foreign funding to pipeline protesters after publishing a report that detailed millions in funding to groups that were promoting the blockades.
- More Wet’suwet’en First Nation members are coming out in support of the project, including hereditary house chief Samooh.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right
Indigenous people who work in oil and gas are more well off than others.
- Indigenous peoples who work in pipelines and oil and gas extraction have median incomes above $140,000 per year. The income they bring in is used to support their families and communities.https://www.canadianenergycentre.ca/research-brief-canadas-oil-sands-and-local-first-nations/
- 6% of the oil and gas workforce identifies as Indigenous, more than the average across other sectors.