This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
Today, Environmental Defence, a radical foreign funded environmental group published another ‘report’ targeting the oil and gas industry. As per usual, they claim that hydrocarbons are destroying the planet and that oil companies are the devil. Unlike anti-Canadian hydrocarbons groups, the oil and gas industry has taken real measurable steps to fight climate change.
Here are a few examples:
- Projects like Quebec’s Énergie Saguenay will be powered through non-emitting sources like hydroelectricity.
- Canadian Natural Resources Limited has taken the equivalent of 1 million cars off the road through its Quest carbon capture project.
- Canada’s hydrocarbon industry is the leading investor in research and development for technology like this to keep improving its environmental records.
- The Canadian oil and gas industry has committed itself to a better, greener world by being the #1 investor in environmental spending in Canada,
The Canadian oil and gas industry has taken leaps and bounds to fight the climate crisis while providing reliable energy to Canadians and the world. Instead of setting their sights on hydrocarbon producers, Environmental Defence should aim for having an adult conversation on tackling climate change.
Protestors still use hydrocarbons while calling for their end.
- The protestors who shut down the Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton used a truck to transport their canoe to and from the bridge.
- Protestors from their overseas organization are now actively calling for members to bring vans, cars and other things that use or are made from hydrocarbons to sustain their protest.
It should be to focus on global emissions.
- Since climate change is a global issue, it only makes sense that we have a global conversation on reducing emissions and benefitting from our resources.
- When Canada focuses on exporting our high standard hydrocarbons, we can reduce global emissions by preventing carbon leakage to high emitting countries.