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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The ECOreport reposts from the natural gas sector, US shale industry cash flow neutral for the first time
Originally Published on Oilprice.com
By Nick Cunnigham
Oil prices are probably already high enough to spark a rebound in shale production.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from the fossil fuel sector, US Shale Faces A Reality Check
Originally Posted on Oilprice.com
By Nick Cunningham
The collapse of oil prices has forced the U.S. shale industry to slash production costs. In order to improve the “breakeven” costs for the average shale well, the industry has deployed three general strategies: improving techniques and technology, such as drilling longer laterals or using more frac sand; focusing drilling on the sweet spots; and demanding lower prices from oilfield service companies. All three of those strategies led to a decline in the breakeven price for a shale wells.
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The ECOreport looks at the role a Google Street View mapping car had reducing New Jersey’s natural gas pipeline emissions 83%
By Roy L Hales
Some of PSE&G’s (PSE&G) natural gas pipelines were laid down a century ago. The New Jersey utility continued using cast iron until the 1950s. Now there is approximately one methane leak for each of the pipeline’s 3,900 miles. Though PSE&G intends to replace the entire cast iron and unprotected steel infrastructure, this is too costly ($1.5 million to $2.0 million per mile)to do overnight. With the help of new technology developed by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Google and Colorado State University. PSE&G is natural gas pipeline emissions by 83% in the area surveyed area, while replacing about 1/3 less mileage to do so.
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The ECOreport reposts the video & script from “Act Now: Protect the Columbia from the world’s largest methanol refinery!
Press release from Columbia Riverkeeper
We’ve launched our newest short film, “Act Now: Protect the Columbia from the world’s largest methanol refinery!” calling on Washington Governor Jay Inslee to deny this project
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The ECOreport reposts news from Oregon & Northern California, Tribal Opposition To Jordan Cove LNG
Originally Published on the Daily KOS & Intercontinental Cry
by Dan Bacher
The Karuk Tribe, located on the Klamath River in Northern California, today announced its opposition to the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects, joining the Yurok and Klamath Tribes in officially opposing the controversial project.
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The ECOreport reposts a press release from BC about legal challenges against Petronas LNG Project
Press Release from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Gitwilgyoots Tribe, Gitanyow First Nation and Skeena Wild Conservation Trust
VANCOUVER – First Nations and environmentalists from northwest B.C. launched multiple federal court actions aimed at stopping construction of Petronas’ $11.4-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at the mouth of the Skeena River. They held a press conference and filing ceremony at the Federal Court of Canada offices at 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Representatives from numerous northwest First Nations, UBCIC, and SkeenaWild were available for comment. Tsimshian dancers and drummers perfored..
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The ECOreport looks at how Canada’s new climate policies are being neutralized by the politics of quid pro quo.
By Roy L Hales
Anyone trying to understand the “why?” of some (seemingly stupid) political actions should read David Mason’s recent column in the Globe and Mail. His explanation of the Canadian Government’s approval of the $36 billion (CAN) Pacific NorthWest LNG project, on Lelu Island in British Columbia, boils down to the politics of quid pro quo.
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The ECOreport looks at the approval of Pacific Northwest LNG and concludes this is another example of Trudeau Sellling Canada Out
By Roy L Hales
Even Canada’s public broadcaster, the CBC, was critical of the government’s approval of Lelu Island. Environment reporter Margo McDermid called the Pacific Northwest LNG project the “first real test of the Liberal’s approach to the environment and energy.” Her colleague, Chris Hall, added that approving this project “is going to put an enormous amount of pressure on Justin Trudeau to explain how approving a project that will generate millions of tons in greenhouse gas emissions can also help them meet (the) climate change targets they agreed to in Paris.” Few doubt that Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister started out with good intentions. The Globe and Mail recently called Trudeau’s attempt to please environmental groups and the fossil fuel sector “mission impossible.” For many environmentalists, the honeymoon lasted for around three months. This is just the latest example of what many perceive as Trudeau selling Canada out.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed regarding what appears to be the UK’s phoney fracking plan
Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk
By Damian Kahya
On Friday evening, just after 6pm, government spin doctors sent select media an email with a big fracking announcement.
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