Weekly Update: The inconvenient truth for anti-hydrocarbon radicals

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


Weekly Update: February 10th-14th

Topics:

  • Alberta has a progressive electricity grid

  • Africa needs energy

  • Teck’s Frontier Mine

  • Wet’suwet’en siege

  • Canadian hydrocarbons are a solution, not the problem

Today (February 14th)

News Headline:

Opinion: Kenney should act on his energy-shift awakening

The Facts:

It will be an energy transition with hydrocarbons, not off hydrocarbons.

News Headline:

The inconvenient truth for pipeline supporters: root causes of this revolution will not be televised

The Facts:

The inconvenient truth for anti-hydrocarbon groups co-opting Indigenous issues for their own agenda.


February 13th

News Headline:

The march to reconciliation trips over a pipeline

The Facts:

Coastal GasLink has majority of Canadian and Indigenous support.

News Headline: 

B.C. hereditary chiefs launch climate court challenge of contentious pipeline

The Facts:

The natural gas that would be shipped through Coastal GasLink will help lower global emissions.

News Headline:

Fossil fuel pollution behind 4m premature deaths a year – study

Burning gas, coal and oil costs global economy $8bn a day and particularly harms children

The Facts:

In developed countries, air quality has increased due to hydrocarbons.

News Headline:

Mike Smyth: The inconvenient truth for pipeline blockaders

The Facts:

Protesters refuse to accept facts.


February 12th

News Headline: 

Via Rail service between Toronto, Montreal cancelled until Thursday due to pipeline protest

The Facts:

Why are we letting radical activists bring Canada to its knees when there is overwhelming support for Coastal GasLink and Trans Mountain?

News Headline:

Canada’s sustainable fossil fuel conundrum

Globe 2020 conference discusses energy transition, while protests rage over pipelines

The Facts:

As the world’s energy needs increase, Canada’s hydrocarbons need to be part of the solution.

News Headline:

Posthaste: Note to natural gas skeptics — it played a major role in curbing global carbon emissions last year

The Facts:

Canadian LNG can play a massive role in reducing global emissions.


February 11th

News Headline:

Mark Carney’s climate plans may push oil and gas production from Canada to state-owned firms abroad

The Facts:

Shifting oil and gas production from Canada won’t reduce investment and could increase emissions.

News Headline:

Calgarians rally on Reconciliation Bridge in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land supporters

The Facts:

Despite massive Indigenous support for Coastal GasLink, protestors delegitimize economic reconciliation.

News Headline:

‘Borderline insulting’: Indigenous group could launch unprecedented challenge if Ottawa rejects Frontier

The Facts:

The Federal Government’s flip-flopping on Teck is starting to wear Indigenous patience.

News Headline: 

Trans Mountain pipeline Indigenous ownership talks launched by federal government

The Facts:

Indigenous groups want it for economic opportunity and poverty reduction.


February 10th

News Headline:

OPINION

Alberta is not doing enough to solve its problematic, coal-centric electricity mix

The Facts:

The author of this article is completely divested from reality.

News Headline:

Campaigners urge African Union to stop fossil fuel proliferation on continent.

The Facts:

Preventing African access to reliable hydrocarbon energy will keep them instilled in poverty.

News Headline:

COLIN CRAIG: Teck mine is an enormous opportunity for Canada

The Facts:

Even though it is an Albertan project, the benefits will be felt across the country.

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