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BC Government Withheld Information on Dangers of Unregulated Fracking Dams
The Tyee | Ben Parfitt | April 2 2018
Despite risks, managers refused to provide information as election loomed.
Shell maps out LNG plan for northeast B.C.
The Globe and Mail | Brent Jang | April 1 2018
Shell Canada Ltd. is making plans to exploit natural gas holdings in the Groundbirch and Cutbank Ridge plays in northeastern BC to supply their proposed LNG Canada facility in Kitimat.
Amy Lubik, Ben Parfitt and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip: Scientific review of hydraulic fracking does
The Province | Amy Lubik, Ben Parfitt & Grand Chief Stewart Phillip | March 27 2018
An international team of scientists has issued a warning about the health impacts of fracking in a recent report that concluded, “Our examination … uncovered no evidence that fracking can be...
Scientific “review” of fracking falls well short of what is needed: full public inquiry required, gr
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | March 26 2018
A scientific panel appointed by the provincial government to review natural gas industry fracking operations conspicuously avoids tackling human health concerns, which can only be properly addressed...
NDP Offers Tax Breaks, Subsidies to Attract B.C.’s Single Largest Carbon Polluter: LNG Canada
DeSmog Canada | Carol Linnitt | March 22 2018
The B.C. government unveiled a new natural gas development plan Thursday in an attempt to trigger a final investment deal with LNG Canada, the proponents of B.C.’s largest proposed liquefied...
B.C. Premier John Horgan offers tax breaks to boost LNG industry
The Vancouver Sun | Rob Shaw | March 22 2018
Premier John Horgan has offered billions in tax breaks to LNG producers including waiving future increases in the carbon tax, removing the LNG tax, and allowing companies to pay PST on construction...
LNG Canada aims for construction start this year
Business in Vancouver | Nelson Bennett | March 15 2018
LNG Canada has announced that they aim to make a final investment decision and start construction by the end of this year.
Impact of fracking on water, air and land in B.C. to be reviewed by scientific panel
CBC News | Andrew Kurjata | March 15 2018
The provincial government has announced its review of fracking practices in BC.
BC loses another LNG project as Woodside Petroleum axes Grassy Point
The Globe and Mail | Brent Jang | March 7 2018
Australia's Woodside LNG has cancelled their Grassy Point LNG proposal near Prince Rupert stating they will focus on their stake in Kitimat LNG instead.
Chevron in talks to sell stake in Canada LNG project: Report
Business News North | John Tilak, Ernest Scheyder & David French | March 5 2018
Chevron is considering selling their stake in the Kitimat LNG project, citing a global LNG supply glut and political opposition. Petronas is in talks with Chevron after they cancelled their Pacific...
Court battle for Lelu Island dismissed for second time
Prince Rupert Northern View | Shannon Lough | March 1 2018
The court case that Yahaan of the Gitwilgyoots Tribe launched against the federal government's approval of Pacific Northwest LNG's proposal for Lelu Island has been dismissed in the federal court of...
Shell predicts LNG shortage by mid-2020s
The Squamish Chief | Nelson Bennett | February 27 2018
Shell is predicting an LNG shortage by 2020 and has stated they will be making a final investment decision on their LNG proposal for Kitimat this year. However, LNG buyers are unwilling to sign long...
Proposed work camp south of Houston
Houston Today | February 14 2018
The Coastal Gaslink pipeline is proposing to build a work camp 28 kilometres south of Houston.
Coastal GasLink responds to Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako concerns
BC Local News | February 6 2018
The Regional District of Bulkley Nechako raised a number of issues with the Coastal Gaslink pipeline including emergency response, commitments to local hiring, wood fibre utilization, spread of...
This Vigilante Scientist Trekked Over 10,000 Kilometres to Reveal B.C.’s Leaking Gas Wells
DeSmog Canada | Emma Gilchrist | February 5 2018
If you’d met John Werring four years ago, he wouldn’t have been able to tell you what an abandoned gas well looked like.
LNG Canada needs prefab steel duties resolved before final investment decision
Alaska Highway News | Nelson Bennett | February 4 2018
LNG Canada has identified two consortiums for the design and construction for their LNG proposal in Kitimat but they are waiting for the issue of tariffs on prefabricated steel components to be...
Martyn Brown: Unpacking B.C.’s “Russian doll” of lies on LNG and climate action
The Georgia Straight | Martyn Brown | January 27 2018
The saga of what LNG would mean for climate change pollution in BC and globally.
Natural gas company fined after dead birds found floating in fracking fluid tank
CBC News | January 24 2018
A natural gas company has been fined $235,000 after 14 migratory birds were found dead in one of its containment tanks north of Fort St. John, B.C.
Foreign Policy | Saul Elbein | January 16 2018
The saga of Pacific Northwest LNG.
Professional reliance or regulatory outsourcing?
West Coast Environmental Law Blog | Andrew Gage | January 11 2018
Over the last 15 years, BC’s environmental and public health laws have increasingly turned over these decisions to industry in the name of “professional reliance,” but we think the more...
TransCanada keeps LNG pipeline to northwest B.C. alive
The Vancouver Sun | Gordon Hoekstra | January 5 2018
Despite the cancellation of the Pacific Northwest LNG project in Prince Rupert, TransCanada is keeping the pipeline that would have fed it alive.
Another proposed BC LNG project cancelled
The Times Colonist | Michael D. Reid | December 2 2017
The Malahat LNG project proposed for the Saanich Inlet on Vancouver Island has been cancelled.
Provincial government responds to anti-dumping duties
Kitimat Northern Sentinel | Rod Link | December 3 2017
The provincial government has responded to the federal government's anti-dumping duties by launching a "competitiveness review of British Columbia’s LNG industry and its capacity to compete...
WCC LNG office to close in Rupert
Prince Rupert Northern View | Shannon Lough | December 3 2017
Citing market conditions and economic uncertainty, the WCC LNG project is closing its office in Prince Rupert by the end of 2017. Proposed by ExxonMobil, WCC LNG would be located on Lot. 444 near...
FortisBC LNG site exports first shipment of gas to China
Smithers Interior News | Grace Kennedy | November 22 2017
The shipment from Delta, BC was part of a pilot project looking at the long-term feasibility of LNG export.
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako continues to raise LNG pipeline concerns
Houston Today | November 14 2017
The Regional District of Bulkley Nechako has raised a number of issues with the Coastal Gaslink pipeline proposal, including: -ensuring all woodfibre removed for pipeline construction is...
Pregnant women potentially exposed to high levels of benzene in British Columbia: a pilot study rais
Udemnouvelles | November 13 2017
A new study shows pregnant women living near natural-gas "fracking" sites have concentrations of a benzene biomarker in their urine that are over three times higher than other Canadians'.
Fracking Company Ordered to Drain Two Unauthorized Dams in B.C.’s Northeast
DeSmog Canada | Ben Parfitt | November 10 2017
The provincial government has ordered Progress Energy to drain virtually all of the water trapped behind two massive dams the company built in violation of key provincial regulations.
Federal appeal for Lelu Island case
Prince Rupert Northern View | Shannon Lough | October 25 2017
Donald Wesley, also know as Yahaan, has filed an appeal after his case against the approval of Pacific Northwest LNG was dismissed in federal court.
‘Our blood is still on the land’: Tsimshian raise totem pole declaring victory over B.C. LNG project
CBC News | Andrew Kurjata | October 23 2017
The Gitwilgyoots Tribe raised a pole on Lelu Island this weekend to celebrate the end of the Pacific Northwest LNG project and to signify their claim to the land.