This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
If you want tangible climate results, we need to export our resources and environmental advantages.
- This report by Navius Research shows that when Canada exports our products made with higher environmental standards, we can reduce global emissions and protect our planet.
- Only one party has promised to use the emissions-reducing technology of the oil and gas industry and our high environmental standards to tackle climate change.
Ecojustice threatens legal action against Alberta inquiry into oil/gas foes, calling it ‘medieval witch hunt’
EcoJustice is another recipient of foreign funding.
- Ecojustice has received funding from both the Hewlett Foundation and the Tides Foundation to block Canadian hydrocarbon projects according to Vivian Krause.
- The foreign-funded blocking of Canadian resource projects keep the benefits of reliable energy and social development in the ground, harming Canadian’s livelihoods.
Divestment hurts Canadian students and won’t reduce emissions.
- This report showed that when universities divest from the oil and gas industry, Canadian students could see a tuition increase and a reduction in funding for faculty positions, negatively affecting post-secondary education.
- Divestment does not reduce emissions according to tech billionaire Bill Gates, who says that investing in emission reducing technology is the only effective way to mitigate climate change. This is something the Canadian oil and gas industry has been doing for decades.
Despite applauds by activist groups, Trans Mountain is moving forward.
- The panel also dismissed other claims by the city and the Squamish Nation including that the province failed to sufficiently consult with Indigenous groups.
- A study on the Trans Mountain Pipeline showed that there could be global increases in emissions if the project does not get built.