Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s fight against British Columbia’s efforts to stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project ignores the pipeline’s negative impact on First Nations and Canada’s ongoing efforts at reconciliation with First Nations.
Indigenous-led Tiny House Warriors are building homes in the path of the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline to protest the project, which would increase the flow of Alberta tar sands to the Vancouver coast from the current 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000.
One of the key faulty assumptions underlying Canada’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is that Alberta’s bitumen is being unfairly discounted by U.S. buyers and that its price can be maximized by getting it to Asian markets.
A field study by the David Suzuki Foundation and St. Francis Xavier University found methane pollution from B.C.’s oil and gas industry is at least 2.5 times higher than B.C. government estimates.
The planned Innavik Hydro Electric Project will provide clean energy and propel the indigenous Inukjuak community in Northern Quebec off its dependency on dirty diesel energy. But the project faces serious challenges, including lack of adequate funding, and mega hydro projects’ disastrous legacy of wiping out thousands of caribou and flooding large swaths of land.
by: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Press Release |Posted January 26, 2017 For Immediate Release January 25, 2017 Contact: Kerri-Anne Finn, CCPA Director of Communications Tel: 613-563-1341 x306 Canada responsible for ballooning greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel exports: new study OTTAWA —The amount of
Malaysian state-owned energy giant Petronas seeks billions in Canadian federal tax handouts “in exchange for opening new markets for Canadian natural gas.”
Canada’s economy is experiencing a “carbon bubble” that could have significant consequences for Canada’s financial markets and pension funds, says a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.