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In-Sights: Know and ‘No’ to LNG

An articulate letter published by by the Terrace Standard, a Black Press property. Excerpts follow but I urge you to read the entire letter HERE:I was saddened to witness the “yes to LNG” rally held March 16, not only because I know that the Petron… . . . → Read More: In-Sights: Know and ‘No’ to LNG

In-Sights: Know and ‘No’ to LNG

An articulate letter published by by the Terrace Standard, a Black Press property. Excerpts follow but I urge you to read the entire letter HERE:
I was saddened to witness the “yes to LNG” rally held March 16, not only because I know that the Petronas Pacific NorthWest LNG proposal for Lelu Island is wrong-headed and dangerous but because it shows just how susceptible to propaganda we are and how willing some are to mistake sound bites and promises for reality.

…To gamble away our world class treasure of a river and the cultural and economic values that are sustained by it for a relatively few short term jobs that will leave us with less than nothing when they end, to give away our birthright to a corporate entity some call the Malaysian Mafia, to imagine that there is anything natural about fracked methane, that thousands of kilometers of pipeline across wilderness will leave streams and rivers and wildlife habitat intact, that massive dredging and construction in the Skeena estuary will have “no significant effect” on salmon and other species, that the earth can somehow afford yet another huge dump of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, or that this will somehow benefit our children and grandchildren, is to live in a dream world.

…Yes to alternative energy investments, yes to wilderness tourism, yes to wild salmon and the jobs and cultures they sustain, yes to local food production, yes to parks, yes to small businesses, yes to resolving land and treaty issues with First Nations in a respectful rather than coercive way, yes to healthy communities yes to local decision making.

Know and ‘No’ to LNG.

David Bowering MD. MHSc.

Terrace, B.C.

Photo credit to Warrior Publications.

Hat tip to Merv Adey for this letter. If you don’t regularly read Merv’s BC Veritas and follow him on Twitter, you should do so.

Another opinion on LNG in the Skeena https://t.co/aNeQgsOHoE Impact of boom and bust cycles and propaganda. #bcpoli

— Merv Adey (@MervAdey) April 6, 2016

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In-Sights: BC’s intended major LNG partner

Petronas LNG Decision a ‘Watershed Moment’ for Trudeau Liberals, Say Critics, Mychaylo Prystupa, The Tyee, March 10, 2016…On Wednesday, a letter signed by 130 Canadian and international scientists urged the Trudeau government to reject a recent Canad… . . . → Read More: In-Sights: BC’s intended major LNG partner

Cowichan Conversations: OPEC has pretty much collapsed, and there is a free fall in the price of oil with Morgan Stanley

BC and the LNG Myth

Patrick Smyth

By: Patrick Smyth

Back in March 2014 I wrote about BC putting all of its eggs into one basket by pursuing a one track economy with its investment in LNG. Today, BC is in serious trouble.

OPEC has pretty much collapsed, and there is a free . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: OPEC has pretty much collapsed, and there is a free fall in the price of oil with Morgan Stanley

Cowichan Conversations: “World-Class” BC LNG brings Third World deals with the likes of Petronas

Kevin Logan’s latest post from the Commonsense Canadian is reproduced here with permission.

Kevin Logan-Contributor

It’s possible that the majority of British Columbians would agree with developing our natural gas resources – even for export – if our own energy security was guaranteed, the economic benefits accrued to British Columbians and we did it . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: “World-Class” BC LNG brings Third World deals with the likes of Petronas

Cowichan Conversations: Damien Gillis-BC Should Not Be Bullied or Suckered by Petronas Over LNG Taxes

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The stakes in the fossil fuel game are high as are the risks taken by those who blindly speak of the riches coming our way from the irresponsible development of BC LNG.

The bullish approach taken by the BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark and her duet of cheerleaders Ministers Rich . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Damien Gillis-BC Should Not Be Bullied or Suckered by Petronas Over LNG Taxes

The Canadian Progressive: Corporate welfare: Petronas seeks billions in Canadian federal tax handouts

by: Obert Madondo Follow @Obiemad | Published Wed, Aug 13, 2014

2012 PowerShift protest in Ottawa. (Photo: OBERT MADONDO/The Canadian Progressive)

In 2012, I complained that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was turning Canada into a fully-fledged petro-state whose vast tar sands operations were owned by energy companies controlled by foreign governments. That was after . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Corporate welfare: Petronas seeks billions in Canadian federal tax handouts

Cowichan Conversations: BC LNG: Promised Land of Prosperity or Gas Fueled Race to the Bottom?

Kevin Logan-Cowichan Conversations Contributor

On this the first day of BC’s much ballyhooed International LNG conference, it is worth noting, comparing and contrasting BC’s LNG “model” and that of competing Nations around the world in the natural gas industry.

Particularly noteworthy is today’s announcement that Russia and China have signed the biggest gas . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC LNG: Promised Land of Prosperity or Gas Fueled Race to the Bottom?

Cowichan Conversations: With LNG, Asian takeovers of Canadian energy assets still booming

Kevin Logan-Cowichan Conversations Contributor

Here is another substantial post from the keyboard of Kevin Logan, a seemingly indefatigable researcher, writer and analyst. This piece was originally published in the Common Sense Canadian and is being reproduced here with permission of the writer.

Asian investment explodes in BC’s LNG market, rivalling the scale . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: With LNG, Asian takeovers of Canadian energy assets still booming

Cowichan Conversations: Malaysian LNG Promise Is Actually A Massive BC Giveaway

There was a curious interchange heard during ‘Debates on Budget Estimates’ last May.

BC Energy Minister Rich Coleman explained to BC NDP Energy Critic John Horgan that he could not supply or disclose information because he was bound by ’Non-Disclosure Agreements’

If you missed that gem, here it is. (Video)

Horgan replied that he could . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Malaysian LNG Promise Is Actually A Massive BC Giveaway

calgaryliberal.com: No Debate: How the Conservatives Will Campaign in Calgary-Centre… and how to fight back!

It’s about absolute radio silence. The Conservative candidate will not speak to the public without speaking points… if she even does try to speak to the public. There will be no debate or town hall. It’s all about a level of radio silence. And let me tell you why. Because the conservative candidate isn’t interested . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: No Debate: How the Conservatives Will Campaign in Calgary-Centre… and how to fight back!