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.

Influx of 4,500 workers raises fears of violence against women in B.C.'s northwest

LNG Canada is bringing prosperity to Kitimat. But it's also put strain on the community and brought up a common fear that "man camps" made up of predominantly male workers will make the area dangerous for women.

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.

B.C. premier tasks former MP Nathan Cullen with 'de-escalating' Coastal GasLink conflict

Former Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is stepping into the Coastal GasLink dispute to act as an intermediary between the Wet'suwe'ten hereditary chiefs, the province of B.C., RCMP, Coastal GasLink and others. 

Woodfibre LNG project near Squamish receives permit to build

A liquefied natural gas project near Squamish, B.C., is one step closer to becoming a reality.

B.C. man who tried to stop pipeline with his skidoo won't face contempt charge

An Indigenous man who tried to stop a $6 billion dollar pipeline project with his snowmobile had criminal contempt proceedings dropped Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George.

First Nation 'deeply disappointed' after Steelhead LNG pulls out of Vancouver Island project

A Vancouver Island First Nation says it is "deeply disappointed" that a Vancouver-based liquefied natural gas company has pulled out of a planned LNG development just months after it was announced as a major milestone.

B.C. regulator says fracking caused earthquakes near Fort St. John

The B.C. regulator says the events 20 kilometres south of Fort St. John on Nov. 29 occurred because of fluid injections during hydraulic fracturing at a Canadian Natural Resources wellsite.

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.

$40B LNG project in northern B.C. gets go-ahead

The five primary investors have granted their approval for a massive liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C. — with the chief executive of LNG Canada saying it will move "immediately" into construction.

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.

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