This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
Pipelines not only support Canada’s climate change goals, but also supports Canada’s economic goals.
- Through Canada’s advantage in emissions technology and environmental sustainability, producing oil and gas and exporting Canadian products can reduce global emissions.https://www.naviusresearch.com/publications/reversing-carbon-leakage/
- When Canada is able to export its oil and gas, the rest of Canada wins. In 2018 alone, the industry brought in $108 billion dollars to Canada’s economy.https://www.capp.ca/economy/canadian-economic-contribution/#:~:text=Canadian%20oil%20and%20natural%20gas,the%20period%202016%20to%202018.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
Fact-checking the Wilderness Committee narrative about the recent oil spill at the Trans Mountain Sumas Pump Station
Environmental Scientist Blair King takes on the narrative of environmental destruction that organizations like the Wilderness Committee have been pushing over a recent spill at Trans Mountain’s Sumas Pump Station. King notes that these groups have a blatant disregard for information and consistent ignorance.
Here are some key points:
-The oil spill was kept primarily within the containment area.
-There was not any major spills within the last 15 years as claimed, and the spill 15 years ago was at different location kilometres away.
-There is a 20 foot layer of clay between the top-soil and aquifer, providing a large containment layer.
-The Wilderness Committee representative has no formal training or expertise in environmental science.
Have You Seen This?
Recently, Canadian Energy Network responded to a report from the Stockholm Environment Institute trying to steer energy policy away from oil and gas. As we looked deeper their analysis of energy demand was unfounded. Check out the rest of our response on our website here: