Pacific NorthWest LNG

Foreign Money Is Quite At Home In B.C. Politics

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C. politics already has its dark money donations that are difficult to trace back to an actual donor. But the free for all when it comes to political fundraising in the province has given rise to another murky practice: raising campaign cash from some dark corners of the world.

Feds Defend LNG Pipeline Approval, Despite Legal Challenge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the project underwent a three-year rigorous and thorough science-based process.

190 Conditions On LNG Approval Put First Nations In Driver's Seat

Crystal Smith | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Crystal Smith

The federal government's approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project has been presented as a positive outcome for industry and government, and a negative one for First Nations. The simple truth is, not all First Nations are opposed to the project. In fact, many along the project's route are in favour, and here's why

LNG Approval Shakes My Faith In The Trudeau Government's Values

Andrew Frank | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Frank

As a progressive voter, it was disappointing to watch the press conference announcing the federal approval of Petronas' Pacific Northwest LNG project, an industrial project that would trample the rights and title of First Nations and make it virtually impossible for B.C. to meet greenhouse gas emission targets.

4 Things Will And Kate Need To Know About B.C.

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Don't get me wrong: B.C. truly is a glorious place -- the type of place you can fly over in a seaplane and easily think the wilderness will never end. But it's also one of the world's last frontiers and the race is on to cut down our old-growth forests, to send more oil tankers into our ports, to build natural gas plants in our salmon estuaries and to flood our rivers for megadams.

Liberals Mull Allowing Temporary Foreign Workers For LNG Projects

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Business

MaryAnn Mihychuk's officials told her it was inevitable that companies would need temporary foreign workers to proceed with energy projects in Western Canada.

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.

Scientists Urge Environment Minister To Reject 'Flawed' LNG Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia

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

'Mindless' Clark Slammed For LNG Comments

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada British Columbia

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

5 Resolutions B.C. MLAs Should Ponder For The New Year

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It's that time of year when many of us consider making a few resolutions for self-improvement. In the spirit of the season, it only seems fitting to suggest five resolutions for the British Columbia's MLAs.

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

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.14.2016 | 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.

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

CP | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

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

B.C. LNG Law Introduced To Pave Way For $36-Billion Facility

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the proposed facility would be the largest private investment in the province's history.

B.C. To Legislate $36-Billion LNG Agreement

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced that the province is working to approve a LNG export facility near Prince Rupert.

B.C. LNG Project Conditionally Approved By Malaysia-Led Group

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Pacific NorthWest LNG said the final decision is subject to two conditions.

B.C. Signs $36-Billion LNG Agreement With Malaysian Energy Giant

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The project would be the largest capital investment in B.C.'s history.

A Resounding Vote for Nature-Based Economies

David R. Miller | Posted 05.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David R. Miller

This decision to reject over $1-billion, which was offered to gain consent for the proposed Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on Lelu Island in the Great Bear Sea, sends a clear message of opposition to a project that threatens this ecologically and culturally rich region and its salmon-based economy.

IT'S OFFICIAL: B.C. First Nation Rejects $1-Billion LNG Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The Prince Rupert band said the decision "wasn't a money issue."

Prince Rupert First Nation Rejects $1-Billion LNG Offer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Residents raised concerns over the project's environmental impact, pointing out its "problematic" location.

Prince Rupert First Nation Offered $1 Billion To Support LNG Project

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The band would receive a one-time payment of nearly $28 million, annual payments over 40 years totalling about $1 billion, and other funding.

Petronas B.C. LNG Project A 'Done Deal' Despite Delay: Clark

CP | Abdul Latheef, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - British Columbia's premier said Monday the province's multibillion-dollar agreement with Petronas to build a liquefied natural gas terminal ...

Petronas Delaying Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - Malaysian energy giant Petronas said Wednesday it's delaying its proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C., even thou...

Christy Clark's India Trade Mission Weighed Down By Puzzling Delegates

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C. Premier Clark is being accompanied to India by the advanced education minister and 72 travelling companions from different economic sectors including education, LNG and the film industry. But there's also representation from the fashion industry, decorative stones, a port authority, a modelling agency, heavy equipment, a used car dealer, a travel firm and even a Tim Horton's franchisee. A handful of the companies don't have a website or a listed phone number anywhere in Canada.

Premier Denies Downplaying B.C. LNG Expectations

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A major player in British Columbia's liquefied natural gas sweepstakes has rained on Premier Christy Clark's throne speech, which laid out ...

Petronas Threatens To Delay B.C. LNG Project By A Decade

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - The B.C. and federal governments could miss out on billions in liquefied natural gas investment for at least a decade unless, by the end of ...