Some BC politicians are not bright. Either that, or they are thoroughly dishonest. Maybe both. Liberals saw natural gas revenues drop from $11.5 billion inContinue reading
Between 2004 and 2017, the quantity of natural gas produced increased by 64% and the royalties, which once measured over $1.5 billion annually, disappeared.Continue reading
Many citizens — although not In-Sights readers — will be shocked to learn that credits owed natural gas producers soared by more than $1 billionContinue reading
In the fiscal years 2016 and 2017, natural gas royalty payments totalled $291 million. However, credits owed producers increased $748 million so, if the provinceContinue reading
Politicians demand ordinary citizens pay increasing amounts of carbon tax — supposedly to reduce fossil fuel consumption — while at the same time they dish outContinue reading
A series of provincial administrations and the politicians and bureaucrats we-the-people employ have consistently lied to us by both commission and omission. By wilful blindness,Continue reading
While BC consumers of carbon pay an ever increasing tax — $10 billion since 2009 — carbon producers are enjoying billions of dollars in subsidies.Continue reading
After Canada’s federal government and its energy regulator chose to examine broader environmental effects of Trans Mountain’s Energy East pipelines, including upstream and downstream emissions, theContinue reading
Natural gas remains widely seen as a helpful “bridge fuel” during the transition from high carbon fossil fuels to alternative, clean energy. That myth isContinue reading
PHOTOS: Gas wells a-flaring in the United States’ Bakken Field (Photo: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Administration). Below: Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna (Photo:Continue reading
On the campaign trail, Christy Clark had some words while speaking in Fort St. John. She said: We have a party (the NDP) that doesn’tContinue reading
When Encana’s founding CEO Gwyn Morgan became Christy Clark’s transition team advisor, natural gas producers knew they’d bet on a good thing. After six yearsContinue reading
When a new government takes office, there is often a significant change at senior levels of the civil service and among OIC political appointments. OneContinue reading
This is a communication that I sent to the office of British Columbia’s Auditor General: I note that one of your works in progress isContinue reading
The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) is charged with independently examining issues connected with BC Hydro and making their views and rulings on behalf of the public interest. At least that is what they used Read more…Continue reading
Stephen HumePremier Clark and friends are organizing demonstrations, trying to keep the LNG fantasy alive with voters, at least for another year.BC Liberals won’t admit economic reality but producers have already passed judgment on the future of the BC…Continue reading
Stephen Hume Premier Clark and friends are organizing demonstrations, trying to keep the LNG fantasy alive with voters, at least for another year. BC LiberalsContinue reading
Premier Clark and friends are organizing demonstrations, trying to keep the LNG fantasy alive with voters, at least for another year.BC Liberals won’t admit economic reality but producers have already passed judgment on the future of the BC gas industr…Continue reading
I was saddened to witness the “yes to LNG” rally held March 16, not only because I know that the Petronas Pacific NorthWest LNG proposal for Lelu Island is wrong-headed and dangerous but because it shows just how susceptible to propaganda we are and how willing some are to mistake sound bites and promises for reality.
…To gamble away our world class treasure of a river and the cultural and economic values that are sustained by it for a relatively few short term jobs that will leave us with less than nothing when they end, to give away our birthright to a corporate entity some call the Malaysian Mafia, to imagine that there is anything natural about fracked methane, that thousands of kilometers of pipeline across wilderness will leave streams and rivers and wildlife habitat intact, that massive dredging and construction in the Skeena estuary will have “no significant effect” on salmon and other species, that the earth can somehow afford yet another huge dump of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, or that this will somehow benefit our children and grandchildren, is to live in a dream world.
…Yes to alternative energy investments, yes to wilderness tourism, yes to wild salmon and the jobs and cultures they sustain, yes to local food production, yes to parks, yes to small businesses, yes to resolving land and treaty issues with First Nations in a respectful rather than coercive way, yes to healthy communities yes to local decision making.
Know and ‘No’ to LNG.
David Bowering MD. MHSc.
|Photo credit to Warrior Publications.|
Hat tip to Merv Adey for this letter. If you don’t regularly read Merv’s BC Veritas and follow him on Twitter, you should do so.
Another opinion on LNG in the Skeena https://t.co/aNeQgsOHoE Impact of boom and bust cycles and propaganda. #bcpoli
— Merv Adey (@MervAdey) April 6, 2016
An articulate letter published by by the Terrace Standard, a Black Press property. Excerpts follow but I urge you to read the entire letter HERE:Continue reading