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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.
Of course, the anti-oil and gas group, the Wilderness Committee, would say the project is late, even when the CEO has said they are well on track.
Trans Mountain is on track to complete its commitments to Indigenous communities and provide jobs while supplying reliable energy.
- Despite claims by the Wilderness Committee, the CEO of Trans Mountain says they are well on the way to completing the project in 2022.
- As of August 31st, 2020, there were approximately 6,070 people working on the expansion project including 600 Indigenous workers.
- Trans Mountain has so far signed 68 benefits agreements with Indigenous communities along the pipeline’s path. 120 out of 129 communities that could be affected by the pipeline support or do not oppose the project.
- Despite claims that TMX will catastrophically increase global emissions, Navius Research did a study on Trans Mountain’s climate effects and found that it could help reduce global emissions by 1,600,000 tonnes.
- Canada is a world leader in ESG rankings, and the oil and gas industry invests billions every year in clean technology to provide reliable energy and keep environmental impacts low.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
The public hearings for Québec’s large natural gas project, GNL Québec, are underway. While Québec has notoriously been anti-oil and even went so far as to ban hydraulic fracturing, the government has signaled its support for the project. The junior minister responsible for regional development, Marie-Ève Proulx, noted that the proposed LNG plant and pipeline in Saguenay is “a promising project for the future of Québec.”. It also can have a positive environmental effect globally. GNL Québec states that it could help eliminate 28 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per year by helping countries switch to natural gas.