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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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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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
VANCOUVER, July 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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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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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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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.” 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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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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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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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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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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