Bc Lng

What Climate Activists Conveniently Leave Out About B.C. LNG

Blair King | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

If consumers in Asia use British Columbian LNG, the global emissions will be 20 per cent lower than LNG from our competitors. If this LNG replaces coal, the global benefit is even greater as it will produce less than half the emissions of a comparable coal plant. In both cases, B.C. LNG is better for the planet than the alternatives.

Canada Must Win Race To Meet Asia's Soaring Demand For LNG

Susanne DiCocco | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Business
Susanne DiCocco

British Columbia is one of the jurisdictions racing to supply Asia with LNG. Because there are more LNG proposals under consideration than there are needs in Asia, this opportunity is a race against time, or more accurately, a race against hundreds of other projects around the world.

Chairman Harper Was Right About Justin Trudeau

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

The greatest worry about Justin's pre-electoral inexperience was his sympathetic talk about oil pipelines and, for those of us in BC, Premier Christy Clark's aspirations for LNG. True, Mr. Trudeau didn't keep his mutually exclusive views a secret. He had already made his thoughts known about how it could be done "environmentally responsibly," a notion that's in contrast to the overwhelming science on climate change.

Have Donations To B.C. Liberals And NDP Crossed The Line?

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

The 2015 political donations were out this week and they contained some numbers that should cause a bit of unease. It's not just the 2015 amounts that are of interest, it's the running totals as well. Since 2005, the B.C. Liberal party has raised more than $107.8 million -- $70.2 million of that from businesses and corporations.

Will B.C. Premier Christy Clark Avoid 'Climate Laggard' Status?

Stephen Hui | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Stephen Hui

Whenever Premier Christy Clark is asked about her climate change plans, she touts the success of the policies put in place by her predecessor Gordon Campbell in 2008. However, Clark won't be able to ride on Campbell's "climate leader" coattails for much longer.

Scientists Urge Environment Minister To Reject 'Flawed' LNG Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The report is "a symbol of what is wrong with environmental decision-making in Canada."

Canada Could Reap Billions From LNG. If It Ever Happens.

CP | Gemma Karstens-Smith | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Business

As a certain "Austin Powers" character might say, "7.4 BILLION dollars!"

Clark Says Canada's Depending On B.C. Amid Economic Downturn

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. is just 15 months away from the next election.

LNG Investments Will Have Long-Term Benefits For B.C.

Keith Sashaw | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Business
Keith Sashaw

Given the economic doldrums facing other resource-based sectors in B.C. with the collapse of oil prices and the malaise in the minerals and metals markets, the B.C. engineering community recognizes the importance of projects such as LNG Canada moving forward. For many firms, the development of an LNG industry will buffer the impact that the downturn of the resource sector is having.

'Mindless' Clark Slammed For LNG Comments

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The premier was fielding questions about opposition to TPP, tax breaks for the mining industry, and environmental concerns over LNG projects.

B.C. First Nations Sign Pact To Protect Island From LNG

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Petronas, the Malaysian-owned oil and gas giant, hopes to develop a $36 billion liquefied natural gas facility on the island.

True Climate Leadership Means Stepping Away From LNG

Eoin Madden | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Eoin Madden

90 per cent of all new wells drilled in B.C. that would supply the province's proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry will be fracked. Fracking demands massive amounts of freshwater, industrializes large areas of northeast B.C. and has major impacts on the climate. So, how is the B.C. government getting away with touting this industry as a "clean" energy resource?

Harper Is Right When He Says Justin Isn't Ready

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

We shouldn't be judging a political leader on what he or she has been saying or doing a few weeks before an election. Assessment needs to be based on the prior years. In Mr. Trudeau's case, even putting aside the question of what we should expect to see in someone with such a privileged upbringing, a quick review of the past couple years is evidence enough.

Premier's Focus On LNG Left Other Sectors To Suffer: Critic

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada

Clark's unfulfilled economic goals are expected to fuel debate as B.C. politicians return to the legislature Monday.

B.C. First Nation To Claim Site Of Planned LNG Terminal

CP | Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The nation says the area is a critical fisheries habitat located in the estuary of the Skeena River and it is concerned that construction would irreparably harm salmon stocks.

Fracking Will Cause More B.C. Earthquakes In LNG Boom: Expert

CP | Laura Kane | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia

There could be five times as many earthquakes caused by fracking, warns one expert.

B.C. First Nation Stakes Claim To Island Slated For LNG Plant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Members of the Lax Kw'alaams band are setting up tents on Lelu Island to protest the project.

I Support First Nations Economic Prosperity, But Not Ill-Conceived LNG Deal

Adam Olsen | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

I wish the Malahat First Nation luck in developing economic capacity in their community, but I will not support LNG in the Saanich Inlet. Furthermore, I do not support the "sellout" of British Columbia by the B.C. Liberals or inability of the B.C. NDP to take a clear position as they search for whatever position appears to be politically popular.

Meet B.C.'s New LNG Dance Partner, Malaysia

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

To put it in a local context: the B.C. government is providing unprecedented tax breaks to what is effectively a foreign Crown corporation, where the prime minister is suspected of siphoning off US$700 million from one of its other Crown corporations to his personal bank accounts. Doesn't inspire confidence.

Vancouver's Startup Viability Is OK, But The Rest Of The World Is Better

Matt Toner | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Matt Toner

It isn't that we all started to collectively do things wrong, it's that the rest of the world is getting a LOT better at this sort of thing. We need to catch up.

B.C. Government's Credit Card Charges Are Enlightening

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

While the charges themselves are a drop in the bucket of a $44.4 billion budget, sometimes they offer a peak at a ministry's attitudes or priorities.

Goodbye Fassbender, Hello LNG Advocate?

Sarah Miller | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

This cabinet shuffle shows clear signs of Christy Clark trying to further tie our children's education and future to LNG.

B.C. Finance Minister Heads To Malaysia To Woo Energy Giant

CP | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Travel and accommodation for the minister and his chief of staff will cost about $7,900.

B.C.'s To Pass Historic LNG Law, But Industry Wants More

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A bill is expected for a 25-year agreement on what could be B.C.'s first LNG plant, but B.C.'s LNG alliance says there's still more to do.

Top 9 Scandals Of Christy Clark, B.C. Liberal Party

Sarah Miller | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

I'm still confused at how no one in her close circle of advisors could see the impending backlash that would follow this brain-dead idea.