Category Archives: LNG

No Social License to Drill

The ECOreport reposts an analysis of the Trump Administration’s fossil fuel policies that concludes they have no social license to drill

Originally Published on Center for American Progress

By Mary Ellen Kustin and Kate Kelly

In April, Maryland became the second state after New York to ban hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. This action may affect industry’s access to pockets of the Marcellus Shale formation, one of the nation’s largest oil and gas plays.
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A Victory For Climate & Communities

The ECOreport reposts en environmental response to Petronas’ decision to pull out, a victory for climate & communities

Originally Published by the Wilderness Committee

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – After a hard-fought campaign from environmentalists and Indigenous peoples to stop Pacific Northwest LNG, the cancellation of the project is a massive win for communities on the Skeena River and the global climate.
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Petronas Pulls Out

The ECOreport reposts the corporation’s explanation for ending British Columbia’s most controversial LNG project, Petronas Pulls Out

Press Release from Pacific NorthWest LNG

VANCOUVERJuly 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) today announced that the LNG project in Port Edward, British Columbia will not proceed as previously planned.

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Young Activists Protest Oregon Natural Gas Pipeline

The ECOreport reposts another report of the conflict between Young Activists Protest Oregon Natural Gas Pipeline

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Youth climate justice leaders from Oregon and California, including members of the Hoopa Valley, Yurok, and Siletz tribes, challenged the Liquid Natural Gas Pipeline as a threat to climate, water and communities on July 14, at 12:30 pm in Vogel Plaza in downtown Medford, Oregon.

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Canada Delaying Urgently Needed Methane Regulations

The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED about Canada delaying urgently needed methane regulations

Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee

Today’s announcement by the federal government delaying urgently needed methane regulations has no justification and is dangerous to our climate, charges the Wilderness Committee.
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Studies Find Canada’s Methane Emissions Are Drastically Underreported

The ECOreport looks at two alarming new reports, studies find Canada’s methane emissions are drastically underreported

By Roy L Hales

Some consider natural gas preferable to other fossil fuels “because it emits 50-60% less carbon dioxide (CO2) during combustion.” But over the course of its’100-year lifespan natural gas’ primary component has “a radiative forcing greater than 30 times that of CO2.”1 According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “Methane is responsible for 25% of already observed changes to Earth’s climate.” Two new studies find Canada’s methane emissions are drastically underreported.

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  1. Emmaline Atherton et al, “Mobile measurement of methane emissions from natural gas developments in Northeastern British Columbia, Canada“, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2017-109, in review, 2017, p 2

The Dark Side of BC’s Oil & Gas Industry

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the province’s #1 emitter, The Dark Side of BC’s Oil & Gas Industry

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

We’ve long known extracting oil and gas comes with negative consequences, and rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, increases the problems and adds new ones — excessive water use and contamination, earthquakes, destruction of habitat and agricultural lands and methane emissions among them.

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Christy Clark’s Liberals Attack Vancouver’s Attempt To Limit Emissions

The ECOreport looks into why Christy Clark’s Liberals attack Vancouver’s attempt to limit emissions

By Roy L Hales

The future of Vancouver’s new Green Building Rezoning Policy is already uncertain. As of this morning, there is an emissions cap on all new construction and buildings applying for rezoning. There are several ways developers “can meet the energy efficiency and emissions targets (50 per cent decrease in GHGs).” They can use “better insulation, thicker windows, and better design, as well as opting for renewable energy.” However the largest cause of the city’s emissions is natural gas and so  Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals attack Vancouver’s attempt to limit emissions.

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Will BC’S LNG Exports Reduce Global Emissions?

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ed pertaining to Christy Clark’s credibility, Will BC’S LNG Exports Reduce Global Emissions?

Originally Posted on the Pembina Institute

By Josha MacNab

The claim that B.C. LNG will result in emissions reductions in China is one that British Columbians have heard repeatedly over the past four years. The story by now should be familiar: producing and shipping liquefied natural gas from B.C. will be good for the global climate.

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Regional Groups Urge Candidates: Take A Stand On LNG Risks

The ECOreport reposts an appeal, Regional Groups Urge Candidates: Take A Stand On LNG Risks

Press release from My Sea to Sky, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC), Skeena Wild and Saanich Inlet Network

REGIONAL GROUPS TO ELECTION CANDIDATES: TAKE A STAND ON LNG RISKS — outreach effort encourages voters to ask candidates for LNG safety and security regulation

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