Oil - Pipelines

15/11/23
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
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Nov. 15, 2023

Canada still has eight years to achieve our 2030 climate target. But rising emissions over the last two years look like they've already pushed it out of reach. That’s because we are now at a point where each wasted year makes the remaining task overwhelmingly larger.

Have we already run out the clock on climate hope in Canada? Take a look at these five charts and decide for yourself.

The rising cost of delay

My first chart shows the rapidly steepening path to Canada’s 2030 climate target.

10/11/23
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Bloc Québécois MP Monique Pauzé before a federal committee meeting on Sept. 28, 2023. Photo by Natasha Bulowski

Nov. 10, 2023

Canada’s environment commissioner said it is not clear how the oil and gas sector will achieve the greenhouse gas emission reductions prescribed under the federal government’s climate plan, and called for more transparency around the modelling.

24/10/23
Author: 
EnergyNow Media
A replacement pipeline segment is lowered into the Coquihalla River by Trans Mountain near Hope, B.C., on Aug. 9, 2022.  CBC News 2023

Oct. 24, 2023

Reuters) – More than two-thirds of Canadians oppose the federal government taking a multibillion-dollar writedown on the Trans Mountain pipeline, a survey showed on Tuesday, a dilemma for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals as they look to sell it ahead of an election expected by 2025.

Ottawa has sunk roughly C$35 billion ($25.6 billion) into the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, which the federal government bought in 2018 to ensure a controversial expansion project known as TMX went ahead.

20/10/23
Author: 
The Directors of the West Coast Climate Action Network
An Open Appeal to Premier Eby and B.C. MLAs

Fall, 2023

The Climate Crisis: We Implore You to Act with More Urgency

An Open Appeal to Premier Eby and B.C. MLAs

 

 

Appeal to Premier Eby 

Dear Premier Eby, and every British Columbia MLA,

Greetings! We are the West Coast Climate Action Network. We have 236  member groups across B.C., representing hundreds of thousands of voters. Our member organizations have authorized us to speak out. 

18/10/23
Author: 
Donna Clark
Swaysən Will George outside the courthouse in Vancouver. Photo by Donna Clark

Oct. 18, 2023

Swaysən Will George’s name in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ means, “When he speaks, they listen.”

18/10/23
Author: 
John Woodside
NDP MP Charlie Angus at the Standing Committee on Natural Resources on Oct. 16, 2023. Photo by Natasha Bulowski/Canada's National Observer

Oct. 17, 2023

Following a federal committee hearing that dragged a Suncor executive over the coals for his company’s plans to expand fossil fuel production, NDP MP Charlie Angus says now is the time to hold Big Oil accountable, and Ottawa is failing Canadians by not acting.

18/10/23
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Methane map

Oct. 18, 2023

Methane is becoming a serious threat to humanity, and Canada’s oil and gas industry is emitting a huge amount of it.

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