Topic: b.c. lng

A year after Wet'suwet'en blockades, Coastal GasLink pipeline pushes on through pandemic

In the year since it grabbed international headlines for blockades in support of the Wet'suwet'en, a controversial pipeline in northern B.C. has pushed ahead during the pandemic. Coastal GasLink said it has now completed about one third of the project, with more than 140 km of pipe laid along the route.

Promised greenhouse gas reductions from LNG projects are vastly overstated, says new report

A former government geoscientist says B.C. LNG development will push the province's emissions over the 2050 target by as much as 227 per cent.

Coastal GasLink ramps up pipeline work, 4 months after Wet'suwet'en land conflict sparked rail blockades

A pipeline project at the centre of a Wet'suwet'en land dispute that sparked rail blockades is ramping up work with 2,500 people set to lay pipe this summer.

LNG plant and geothermal exploration approved for B.C. First Nation

Two projects approved for the Fort Nelson First Nation this week position the community to become an energy supplier to the North, including the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Rebates, industry incentives at centre of B.C.'s long-term climate plan

B.C. has unveiled its long-awaited plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which calls for shifting homes, transportation and industry away from fossil fuels and into greener energy.

Squamish First Nation negotiates $225M in benefits from Woodfibre LNG plant

Last week, the council voted to support the project, eight to six, while also requiring the project to meet 25 legally binding environmental conditions, a statement from Squamish First Nation said.

'My town has just been saved': Northeastern B.C. celebrates LNG investment decision

A $40 billion investment decision for northern B.C. announced Monday will inject stability into an economy long characterized by boom and bust, local politicians and business leaders predict.

LNG deal close, premier says in UBCM address

In his closing address to the UBCM convention, John Horgan announced a final investment decision from an LNG company could come in the next weeks.

B.C. environment minister not worried by Weaver's threat to bring down government over LNG

Environment Minister George Heyman says collaboration is key for B.C.'s minority government after a slew of tweets from Green Leader Andrew Weaver expressed his displeasure over the NDP's pursuit of LNG.

John Horgan offers tax break incentives to $40B Kitimat LNG project

B.C. Premier says offer to LNG Canada is part of a "clear framework" for the approval of any LNG projects under the NDP.

B.C. lacks climate change policies, especially for wildfires and flooding, audit finds

British Columbia has no clear plan to prevent threats such as wildfires, flooding and drought as it works to adapt to the risks posed by climate change, the province's auditor general says.

'Our blood is still on the land': Tsimshian raise totem pole declaring victory over B.C. LNG project

Members of the Tsimshian First Nation have raised a new totem pole on Lelu Island to celebrate the cancellation of a major LNG project and declare stewardship over the island.

B.C. Liberal leadership hopeful Mike Bernier says party needs to listen to voters

At a Monday event, Bernier spoke of the benefits of lower taxes, lower fees and innovation to stimulate the economy and generate jobs, especially in the resource sector.

BC Ferries upgrades Spirit Class vessels to operate on natural gas

BC Ferries is continuing its move toward liquefied natural gas with an upgrade of its two Spirit Class vessels.

NDP fires B.C. LNG advocate Gordon Wilson from $150K job

Former Liberal leader Gordon Wilson has been let go from his post as the province's LNG advocate. He was first appointed in October 2013.

'I'm scared for my community': northerners react to cancellation of Pacific NorthWest LNG megaproject

News a liquefied natural gas megaproject in Northern B.C. will not be moving forward prompted fear, joy and resignation among people living in the communities directly affected.

Did Canada miss the boat on LNG - or was the price never right?

A National Energy Board report calls Canada a 'latecomer' to the LNG industry, but one expert says the issue is the price, not timing.

Proposed LNG project would emit 360 million metric tonnes of CO2, expert warns

An environmental protection group fighting to overturn federal approval of a $36-billion LNG project in B.C. says the project will hurt Canada's chance of hitting climate far more than forecast, with a 360 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions over its lifetime.

Steelhead LNG project gets early OK from Huu-ay-aht Nation

Steelhead LNG has secured approval from the local First Nation to move forward with a liquefied natural gas facility on the west coast of Vancouver Island, but at such an early stage, few of the project's details are known.

New Salish Orca ferry en route to B.C.

The first of three new vessels for the BC Ferries fleet is on its way from Poland. The Salish Class vessels will be the first BC Ferries powered by liquid natural gas.

Squamish LNG opponents stage Howe Sound protest

About 300 people gathered in Squamish, B.C., Sunday to protest a planned liquefied natural gas terminal in Howe Sound.

Pacific NorthWest LNG assessment underestimated risks to salmon, study claims

Young salmon are using the sandy banks near the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal for as a nursery, not just a migration route, and this study's authors challenge whether that was properly considered when Canada approved the controversial project.

Woodfibre LNG plant one step closer to reality with First Nations support, says premier

Premier Christy Clark says LNG in B.C. is one step closer to becoming a reality with First Nations backing and funding in place, during a special announcement about the Woodfibre LNG project today near Squamish.

Anti-pipeline Gitxsan angry over province's deal with unelected band chiefs

Opponents of Pacific Northwest LNG are upset hereditary Gitxan chiefs are working on an agreement with the province to support the project.

Christy Clark says LNG talks are not linked to pipeline approvals

Federal environmental permits for a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C. are long overdue, says premier.