What’s going on as of late with Canada’s natural resource sector? One way to find out is Twitter; this social media platform is an excellent way to keep up with current voices, opinions and debates on topics such as energy.
One such debate is why Canada is lagging behind on natural resource development while other top oil exporters take advantage of growing global oil and gas demand. Canada is one of the most transparent, regulated and environmentally-friendly oil and gas producers. It would make sense for Canada to be supplying its fair market share of growing global oil and gas demand, right?
The question remains: why is Canada's energy sector the only one in the world that's under such intense scrutiny and opposition by so-called "environmental" groups? Learn more about this topic in our tweets below.
Any environmentally minded person would champion Canadian oil to meet growing global demand.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) May 1, 2019
D) Why do “green” groups only protest Canadian pipelines and oil exports? It doesn’t add up. pic.twitter.com/mc3vtzpbbg
Under Ed Whittingham, @Pembina was funded to advance narratives about NEGATIVE economic impacts of the oil sands industry ($%@&???!!!). That same year, @Pembina published Booms, Busts & Bitumen. Indeed, Pembina did what it was funded to do. pic.twitter.com/fnqB0yl0WU— Vivian Krause (@FairQuestions) April 30, 2019
Canada's oil imports from Saudi Arabia up 66% since 2014.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 29, 2019
Human rights groups say Canada should not be propping up the Saudi regime by purchasing its oil.
This is who wins when we don’t build Canadian pipelines. #CdnPoli https://t.co/ALfkmviMWN
Any environmentally minded person would champion Canadian oil to meet growing global demand.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 28, 2019
C) Canada is a global leader in hydroelectricity, uranium production, nuclear power generation and we are 9th for wind power capacity. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/uizienGylv
Today we are taking the mayor of Victoria on a tour of the #oilsands— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 26, 2019
We are excited to show off our world leading environmental record and the Canadian innovation that unlocked this resource. #CdnPoli pic.twitter.com/edu4qm4Rbf
In 52 years of #oilsands development less than 1% of the land area has been mined, and when production is completed all land must be reclaimed.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 25, 2019
Further, 97% of the total land area cannot be mined, and will be developed with drilling methods developed in #Alberta. pic.twitter.com/NCjK0wt9i5
We are excited to welcome the Mayor of Victoria to Alberta on Friday for a SAGD #Oilsands tour.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 25, 2019
This hi-tech production method was developed in Alberta, and applies to 97% of the oil sands land area, 80% of reserves and more than 50% of current production. #AbPoli #BcPoli pic.twitter.com/ZCBCGg9XNz
Any environmentally minded person would champion Canadian oil to meet growing global demand.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 24, 2019
B) Canada is a world leader in collaboration and innovation to improve environmental performance #AbPoli #CdnPoli pic.twitter.com/u51BTmP5Wu
In Quebec, the Port-Daniel cement factory had no environmental review.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 22, 2019
Yet emissions rival the #EnergyEast pipeline project, which Quebec opposed on environmental grounds... @GNadeauDubois #Assnat https://t.co/O2wkMpiGuI
Stephen Buffalo of the Indian Resource Council said @SohiAmarjeet has ignored his council's request to meet and, when he tried to speak with @Bill_Morneau about TMX "he laughed at me...he says well, there's no pipeline to talk about."#ctvpp #cdnpolihttps://t.co/uCQmGSpNgb pic.twitter.com/hPdMyRxYgM— CTV Power Play (@CTV_PowerPlay) April 18, 2019
Never forget who we are fighting for.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 18, 2019
We should be proud of our people, our record and our resources. 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/q6JCLFriob
Build pipelines, scrap carbon tax and battle protesters: That’s what Kenney vows to do for Alberta’s oilpatch https://t.co/pgCOMENNNK— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 17, 2019
Kenney: "If Quebec and other provinces want to accept massive fiscal transfers generated in Alberta, then please help us develop our resources and get them to global markets! It’s a win-win!"— David Akin 🇨🇦 (@davidakin) April 17, 2019
"The world needs more Canadian energy," says Jason Kenney. "Today with this election, we begin to stand up for ourselves, for our jobs and for our future. Today we begin to fight back." #ableg #yyc #yeg— ChrisVarcoe (@ChrisVarcoe) April 17, 2019
Global oil production subject to carbon pricing: Canada’s been a leader since 2007.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 16, 2019
Why are “environmentalists” fighting against Canadian pipelines? pic.twitter.com/LwTaaukgnt
A pro-Canada pro-Alberta pro-energy pro-test!!— * W. Brett Wilson * (@WBrettWilson) April 15, 2019
Brought to you by the non-partisan working folks of downtown Calgary - organized by @CanadaAction
Chanting #KillBillC69, #KillBillC48 and of course - #BuildThePipeline.
RT to share your suppprt! pic.twitter.com/9aCwnSt6BC
Markham,— Vivian Krause (@FairQuestions) April 15, 2019
I see that you are still trying to discredit me, calling me a nutbar and “dead wrong.”
Since you keep going on and on, it’s fair for me to ask you again whether you are still funded via @NatObserver, which is in turn partially funded by Tides?
cc: @charlesadler https://t.co/9awDqNpURq
First Nations are speaking out against #BillC48 and #BillC69.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 11, 2019
This legislation only benefits US foundations, while giving foreign oil imports in Canada and Canadian waterways a free pass. pic.twitter.com/SRyW4c2flx
Heard in Calgary: Chief Roy Fox of the Blood Tribe gives compelling testimony, says Bill #C69 will harm his Nation, block economic prosperity and financial sovereignty, and threatens progress made. #cdnpoli— Michael L. MacDonald (@SenMacDonald) April 9, 2019
Richard Neufeld: Bill C-69 threatens the fabric of Canadian prosperity https://t.co/V1y0o273O2— Michael L. MacDonald (@SenMacDonald) April 10, 2019
Heard in Calgary: Young Women in Energy Exec. Director Katie Smith, tells the committee that the current form of #C69 jeopardizes opportunity, urges amendments. "The world needs more of Canada's energy, not less." #cdnpoli @YoungMsEnergy— Michael L. MacDonald (@SenMacDonald) April 9, 2019
With #BillC69 we will see no major pipeline approvals, ever.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 8, 2019
First Nations, investors, premiers and families from across the country are speaking out against this bad policy. pic.twitter.com/TUNvNC4oRx
One year ago today, a terrible highway crash devastated the #HumboldtBroncos. Our hearts ache for the 16 lives that were lost & for those 13 survivors whose lives will never be the same. Canada is thinking of you. #HumboldtStrong pic.twitter.com/atbMjrhp2l— Ralph Goodale (@RalphGoodale) April 6, 2019
It has been a year since the heartbreaking Humboldt Broncos bus crash. To honour the memory of those lost in that tragedy, the Toronto sign will be lit in the Humboldt Broncos’ team colours of green and yellow today. #HumboldtStrong pic.twitter.com/vo2kGjZDnf— John Tory (@JohnTory) April 6, 2019
Today, I sent a letter to the Cmte. on Internal Trade announcing our government’s commitment to getting pipelines built in Canada. Pipelines create good jobs, both in Ontario and across Canada. I look forward to working with my provincial partners to make Canada #OpenForBusiness. pic.twitter.com/tULzDGFZom— Todd Smith (@ToddSmithPC) April 3, 2019
As Canada dithered, America signed off on 3 oil pipelines to carry 2.4 million barrels a day by 2020.— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) April 4, 2019
14-1 is the ratio of US approvals compared to Canada since 2016. #Ableg #CdnPolihttps://t.co/arcsoobVNa