Spill monitoring found no sign of or risk of groundwater contamination due to the spill at the site of Trans Mountain’s leak

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This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.


News Headline

Aerial photos show Trans Mountain oil spill threatens local aquifer

The Facts:

No, it does not. It actually shows that the spill pads are on the inside of the facility, signaling the spill remained on-site.

Here is the photo in question:


News Headline:

Canada’s oil patch cuts back climate efforts under pandemic

The Facts:

This Reuters article gets it all wrong when it comes to the oil and gas industry and their efforts to reduce emissions.


Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.


Hard lessons from Ontario’s green shift

This new report from the Canadian Energy Centre outlines some of the lessons that need to be learned from Ontario’s failed green energy experiment. Much like Germany, electricity costs increased dramatically. Ontario also lost 75 000 jobs due to their high costs. As a debate around green transitions and green recoveries take place, these are important implications that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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