Canadian energy producers continue to lead the world in environmental protection and climate innovation.
But anti-Canadian pipeline groups are still trying to stop the Trans Mountain project, despite numerous legal decisions in favour and a robust regulatory review.
There is a deadline looming at the end of the month for TMX to select an insurance provider.
Anti-pipeline groups have been encouraging their supporters to contact major insurance providers, in an effort to stop them from supporting the project.
As is typical, these groups are spinning misinformation about the environmental precautions taken by Canada’s energy producers to support their anti-development narrative.
- The Trans Mountain project has operated since 1953 without marine incident and this project has taken every possible precaution and safety measure to maintain our record of safe shipping. These groups don’t like to talk about Canada’s record of leadership when it comes to safety, clean technology, renewable energy, environmental protection and responsible development. Nor do they mention global oil demand is expected to grow for years to come. They also don’t protest the US oil tankers sailing through the same area of the West Coast.
- Additionally, they make it sound as if this project could cause the extinction of killer whales. All told, there are actually close to 50,000 killer whales globally. But more importantly, the fact is that the Canadian energy industry continues to take every precaution necessary to protect the environment and local wildlife. Canadian energy producers continually go above and beyond what our global competitors are doing when it comes to environmental stewardship. The TMX pipeline project will comply with a very detailed plan to ensure that the Southern Resident Killer Whales are given special protection and consideration.
The recent attack on TMX is just one example of the spin tactics used to discredit Canada's energy sector.
That's why it's actually critically important that Canadian energy continues to be developed and exported to the world. As global demand for oil continues to increase, Canadian producers can rise to meet that demand with responsibly produced energy.
Will you help provide balance to this discussion, by reaching out to the insurance companies, and asking them consider doing business with TMX?
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PS: 120/129 First Nations consisted either support or do not oppose TMX and there are 58 benefit agreements worth hundreds of millions to help Indigenous communities move from poverty to prosperity.