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.
ONE BIG STEP CLOSER TO STOPPING TRANS MOUNTAIN
Anti-oil and gas group, STAND.earth still spreading mistruths about Trans Mountain to try and get insurers to jump ship.
Indigenous groups support Trans Mountain, which is providing economic benefits to the region.
- 93% of the First Nations along Trans Mountain’s route support or do not oppose the pipeline, and 68 communities have signed benefit agreements.
- This report by Navius Research shows that Trans Mountain could help reduce global emissions.
- The claims of an 87% chance of a spill are misinformation. We have decades of data and the risk of a spill from a modern tanker is very small.
- Canada’s oil sands production is world-leading for environmental, social, and governance rankings.
- Energy demand will continue to grow as the world’s population grows to 10 billion. Canada can be the world’s supplier of reliable energy that is more responsible for the environment than foreign competitors.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
Canadians For Affordable Energy recently released a report detailing the impacts of the Clean Fuel Standard, a fuel intensity regulation proposed by the Liberal government in 2016. The aims of the Clean Fuel Standard is to reduce the carbon intensity of fuel by 10-12% by 2030. According to their report, The Clean Fuel Standard will increase the cost of home heating by 60 percent, drive up the price of gas another 13 cents a liter, cost 30,000 jobs, put at risk $22 billion in foreign capital in Canada, and cost every worker an additional $440 yearly. Critics are dubbing this “Trudeau’s Second Carbon Tax”.