Trans Mountain is going to give a leg up to Indigenous groups and provide a host of economic benefits.

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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.

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Burnaby tree-sitters claim victory in protest against Trans Mountain pipeline

Activists claim they’ve delayed Trans Mountain, but the company says it’s on track, which will bring jobs and boost the economy and could potentially lower global emissions.

The Facts:

Trans Mountain is going to help give a leg up to Indigenous groups and provide a host of economic benefits.


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Oil and gas workers demand action for ‘bread and butter’ industry

For months the offshore oil and gas sector in Newfoundland has been getting beat up pretty bad. On Wednesday the 16th, workers rallied on the steps of the Confederation Building echoing cries for some kind of signal from the federal government that they will support workers. In May, letters to the Prime Minister have shown little result in the way of swaying support for the battered industry. While the provincial government supports the oil and gas industry, talks of a ‘Green’ recovery from within federal parliament might be bad news. Layoffs are increasing and if the federal government moves down a path towards a green recovery, it could spell disaster for over 20,000 people involved in some way with the industry.

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