Here are today’s top stories about the oil and gas industry, and how Canadian hydrocarbons make Canada and the world better!
Group wants new agency to oversee oil and gas industry in British Columbia
Anti-Canadian hydrocarbon report disguised as a call for regulatory overhaul.
Yesterday, the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a report claiming that the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission was controlled by the industry. This was just another hit piece against the industry and as always, concluded by calling for the end of hydrocarbons.
The author, Ben Parfitt works for the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, a biased left-wing think tank that has been shown to use faulty calculations and misinformation in their reports. The CCPA is part of the Corporate Mapping Project, a research initiative attempting to discredit the industry by spreading claims like “fracking contaminates groundwater”.
Here are some facts about B.C.’s oil and gas industry.
- The Canadian oil and gas industry has world-leading environmental standards, which is why despite being a top oil producing country, we are a very small portion of emissions. It has been shown that we can reduce global emissions by exporting our know-how and our comparatively low emission products.
- There has never been a recorded case of fracking causing methane to pollute groundwater. There are however many naturally occurring cases of methane in groundwater.
- The natural gas industry in B.C. is shown to have significant climate benefits and will reduce global emissions, showcasing Canada’s resource advantage.
- B.C. First Nations support and work in the industry, which helps provide them with a better quality of life and economic opportunity.
Canadians and the world can be confident that the Canadian energy is doing its best to protect the environment. In fact, it is the oil and gas industry that supports the environment with the most funding and technology.
It is far more likely that the center for policy alternatives is controlled by their donors and biased ideology than the ludicrous allegation that the NDP – Green Coalition Government of BC is controlled by the oil and gas industry. Instead of trying to end Canadian hydrocarbon development, the CCPA should celebrate the industry’s commitment to a better world.
Canada to fund Indigenous groups’ energy projects in B.C. and Alberta
Canadian hydrocarbon development helps First Nations poverty.
- Indigenous peoples play a major role in the oil and gas industry and supporting their initiatives will help struggling reserves become self-sufficient.
- Indigenous groups like the Reconciliation Project support the industry, so it just makes sense to support them.
Innovations in Canada’s technology ‘pipeline’ are reducing GHG emissions
Canadian hydrocarbons will be produced with zero emissions.
- The Canadian oil and gas industry have incredibly high environmental standards, which is why despite being a top oil producing country, we are a very small portion of emissions. It has been shown that we can reduce global emissions by exporting our made-in Canada products.
- With the highest amount of spending on the environment and cleantech, Canada’s oil and gas industry is at the forefront of standards and production.
Faces of the resistance: Six pipeline opponents on why they oppose the Trans Mountain expansion and what they’re prepared to do about it
Anti-Canadian hydrocarbon opponents’ actions still don’t make global changes.
- If Canada is going to make a global impact on reducing emissions and fighting climate change, we need to use proven ways to do it such as exporting our products to less environmentally friendly regions.
- It is irresponsible for anti-hydrocarbon groups trying to create an environmental embargo on places where people are desperate for clean air quality like ours. With Canadian hydrocarbons, we can make the world cleaner and better off.