Hey United Nations, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Has Support of All 20 First Nations on its Route!
Just in case the title wasn’t clear enough for the United Nations (UN), we’ll say it again! The Coastal Gaslink pipeline project, an underground transmission line that will connect natural gas plays in northeastern B.C. with LNG Canada in Kitimat on the west coast, has the support of all 20 First Nations communities along its route.Read more
We couldn’t have said it any better Bruce! According to Mr. Dumont, a majority of First Nations support resource development projects like the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) and the now cancelled Northern Gateway.Read more
With the federal government’s decision on the Teck Frontier Mine coming soon (in February), there’s some important details about this new oil sands project that need to be brought into the limelight.Read more
The TMX Pipeline is as hot of a topic as there is in Canada. Polls show a majority of British Columbians, Albertans and Canadians support the project, but opposition groups have been successful in delaying its construction time and time again.
So, what is the TMX Pipeline all about anyway? Here are five main things you need to know about the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Canada.Read more
Sometimes it’s almost as if we live on another planet devoid of facts, logic and common sense.
The unbalanced and relentless attack on Alberta’s energy sector which has labelled the oil sands as the harbinger of the apocalypse is a prime example of where some logical thinking and common sense could be of great use.
Environmental groups claim that further development and production from Alberta’s oil sands will send the entire world into oblivion. Meanwhile…Read more
There’s a smear campaign being run against ONLY the Canadian energy sector by "environmental activist" groups who receive a large part of their funding from non-Canadian sources. These groups do not savagely oppose any other energy sector in any other nation of the world.
If you live in Canada, you may of heard of it by now. It’s called the Tar Sands Campaign (here's the link to the campaign's PDF), and according to CorpEthics, it’s been active since 2008. This campaign's true mission statement and goals along with its inception date, all brazenly stated and explained in a bragging tone on CorpEthic’s website.
Or we should say, they were before.Read more
Canada has a long list of different natural resources found in abundance throughout its provinces and territories. Oil, for example, is found in vast amounts in Alberta, with the world’s third largest recoverable reserves - or about 10% of the world's total share.
Minerals are another natural resource found in abundance in Canada. A few examples: Canada ranks 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the world for production of potash, uranium and platinum group metals like nickel, for example.
Perhaps the most important of all of Canada’s resources (essential to life) is its fresh water. Here’s some interesting facts and a great photo relating to fresh water in Canada.Read more
So, what does the notorious "tar sands" in Canada look like? You'd be surprised, especially considering the only photos we see in media nowadays are those of open mines. But just a small percent of the oil sands land area has been disturbed because of mining operations, so why don't we ever see an in-situ lease to portray the oil sands?
Of course an open mine is going to look apocalyptic from an environmental perspective, as would any open mine for any industry (Google lithium or copper mines as an example). But the whole story is not being told. A very small area of the oil sands in Alberta can be extracted from surface mining operations. The facts:
- Only 20% of the Alberta oil sands is mineable (by surface area)
- The remaining 80% of oil is too deep and can only be extracted using in-situ methods with minimal land disturbance
- Oil sands surface area: 142,000 km2
- Mineable oil sands area cleared or disturbed: 767 km2
- That's 0.5% of oil sands total surface area disturbed (as of Dec 31, 2017)
Below are several pictures showing you just exactly what the oil sands looks like in Canada including in-situ operations (like steam-assisted gravity drainage), mining operations and reclaimed oil sands land. Also see:Read more
The answer is yes! All 20 First Nations along the Coastal GasLink pipeline route have signed benefit agreements with TransCanada. Furthermore, a majority of First Nations in northern British Columbia support both the Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada projects.
Most of the involved BC First Nations not only have experienced meaningful and bilateral consultations with Coastal GasLink, but see the project as a way out of widespread poverty within their communities. But don’t take our word for it.
Here’s several quotes from First Nations leaders, community members and representatives on their support for Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada. Also see:
- 3 Reasons why Canada Needs BC LNG
- 3 Reasons Why BC LNG Matters to First Nations
- First Nations Chiefs Show Support for Trans Mountain Expansion