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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.
Undertaking a deep dive into every claim made by anti-oil and gas groups would require millions more dollars and time to conduct these types of studies.
The inquiry into foreign funding is doing what it was intended to do, and that is to look into foreign funding, not fact check.
- It was never said that the inquiry was going to fact check every claim. It was to do forensic accounting of the alleged foreign funding of organizations that have historically opposed oil and gas development.
- While there may have been confusion about the recent change in the Terms of Reference, Mr. Allan was simply re-stating that he, alone, does not have the physical capacity to review and conduct studies on every claim made by foreign-funded anti-oil and gas organizations.
- The inquiry is not without merit. MakeWay, formerly known as Tides Canada received frequent grants from outside of Canada to stop resource development. Even though they have changed names and severed ties with their former organization, they still receive foreign grants.
- Ecojustice, an environmental law organization, filed an injunction to stop the Alberta government from pursuing the inquiry. According to their CRA filings, in 2018 alone they received $1,046,974 from sources outside of Canada.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
In a recent article by the Canadian Energy Network for the Westphalian Times, we took a look into the “Tree-Top” protestors who are putting up yet another fight against the Trans Mountain expansion. Alongside Professor Tim Takaro, Sven Biggs of STAND.earth has also taken to the treetops to continue his push against Trans Mountain. NDP MP Peter Julian has also been out to the camp and fully supports the blocking of the pipeline project. While these protestors have every right to express their opinions, they also forget the benefits that Trans Mountain will bring along its route.