Here are today’s top stories about the oil and gas industry, and how Canadian hydrocarbons make Canada and the world better!
Today, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal agreed to hear 6 appeals to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Blocking projects like Trans Mountain not only harms Canadian progress but actually increases global emissions. Canada has a major carbon advantage due to our incredible technology and standards. Sadly, this truth is ignored by activists who often block projects for ideological reasons more than environmental ones.
Here are some reasons why blocking Trans Mountain is a bad idea:
- This study by Navius Research shows the Trans Mountain pipeline will reduce global emissions by nearly 2,000,000 tons.
- Due to our comparative advantage in carbon, Canada can grow our economy and reduce global emissions by exporting our environmental advantages.
- First Nations support the Trans Mountain pipeline contrary to the cries of activists. Multiple Indigenous-led groups want to buy it, and many see it as an opportunity to better their peoples’ standards of living and end on reserve poverty.
Instead of blocking every project, activists could help Canada improve the global environment by supporting projects proven to have fewer impacts than our global competition.
People are dying right now from energy poverty.
- While these activists stage ‘die ins’ to protest hydrocarbon production, millions of people are suffering from inadequate access to energy.
- In Africa, over 600 million people do not have access to electricity and energy. This lack of basic infrastructure keeps Africans chronically impoverished. Canadian hydrocarbons could be the answer to solving the energy crisis.
The studies cited by this renowned ‘environmentalist’ have been debunked multiple times.
- Suzuki’s own study found that switching to natural gas could reduce emissions by 30%.
- Dr. Robert Horwath has been discredited multiple times for his studies on natural gas, as this recent study shows and explains “there is no large increase of total methane emissions in the United States in the past decade”
- The David Suzuki Foundation is a frequent flyer for foreign funding from the “Tar Sands Campaign” and has received millions to block Canadian resource development.