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.
Petition calls on keyboard warriors to give their data for free to foreign-funded Wilderness Committee based on sensational misinformation about LNG in British Columbia.
More Canadian natural gas and LNG means less global emissions and a better environment.
- The Wilderness Committee has been a frequent recipient of funding from foreign organizations like the Tides Foundation.
- Canadian LNG uses hydroelectricity and is the lowest emissions LNG in the world. It has a 35% lower impact than the world’s next best-performing facilities and 60% lower impact than the global weighted average. If the Wilderness Committee were more serious about global emissions than collecting free data it would support BC LNG.
- Wilderness Committee also claims that B.C.’s focus on providing low impact energy won’t work because it relies on technology like carbon capture. However, there are already major carbon capture success stories like Whitecap Resources, which captures more emissions than it produces throughout all its operations.
- Despite outlandish claims from the Wilderness Committee that modern well completions are polluting water, the Government of British Columbia notes that, since the 1960s, there has been no incidence of groundwater contamination from these techniques.
- The Wilderness Committee claims that natural gas production is creating a massive impact on land, only 2.14% of the area in Northern B.C. has been used for any activity related to oil and gas activity, including access roads for remote communities.
- Despite claims, the government of B.C. is providing“giveaways” to the natural gas and LNG Industry, most of these incentives are just particular tax treatments that are common to the natural resources sector as a whole and other industries too.
Furthermore, according to B.C.’s 2019 Budget, the government was expected to receive $575 million in royalties and land sales from the oil and gas industry. This does not include corporate income taxes paid to local communities.
- 67,000 families in British Columbia just like yours depend on the oil and gas industry for well-paying jobs that can’t automatically be replaced.