Quebec nixes LNG plant that would have carried Western Canadian natural gas to markets overseas

The Quebec government has refused to approve construction of a natural gas facility in the Saguenay, north of Quebec City, following years of opposition from citizens, Indigenous communities and environmental experts.

Greenhouse gases still the 'elephant in the room', as Quebec analyzes natural gas project

Quebec's environmental review board is analyzing a $9-billion natural gas project in Saguenay, but many participants are critical that greenhouse gas emissions from the fracking used to extract the gas will not be included in the study.

With environmental review still pending, Quebec minister touts benefits of natural gas project

The government isn't set to receive instructions regarding a natural gas liquefaction plant continue in Saguenay before January 2021, but the minister responsible for economic development in Quebec's regions is already on board.

First Nations in Quebec, Ontario to study impact of Gazoduq pipeline on their territories

Eight First Nations communities along a proposed pipeline route through Quebec will work together to submit their recommendations on the proposed Gazoduq pipeline.

Environmental groups criticize public hearings set to study massive Saguenay LNG project

A coalition of environmental groups is asking Quebec's environmental review agency to widen the scope of its hearings into a $9.5-billion project to build a natural gas facility in the Saguenay.

Public invited to ask questions, leave comments on Gazoduq pipeline

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is asking the public to send feedback on the proposed 782-kilometre pipeline that would bring natural gas from Ramore, Ont. to Saguenay, Que.

What would more tanker traffic on the St. Lawrence mean for endangered belugas?

Marine mammals' sensitivity to noise has researchers seeking more time to look at impact of shipping LNG from Saguenay.

In Abitibi, the debate over Énergie Saguenay's proposed natural gas pipeline rumbles on

As scientists and environmental activists line up against Gazoduq, the promoter of the pipeline that would cross the region, the mayor of Rouyn-Noranda say the city's 'not ready to take a formal position' on the project.

Economists slam Énergie Saguenay pipeline project in open letter

A group of economists has come out against the $14-billion gas pipeline project slated for the Saguenay region, saying claims the liquefied natural gas would be among the greenest in the world are insufficient to justify the project. 

Greens are the only federal party to firmly oppose major natural gas project in Saguenay

Most candidates vying to win ridings in the Saguenay region say they want to see the results of the federal and provincial environmental reviews of Énergie Saguenay before taking a position on the $14-billion project.

Discord on the Fjord

Énergie Saguenay, a proposed $14-billion pipeline and LNG terminal, is the largest private investment project in recent Quebec history. But do Saguenéens want it?

How green is natural gas? The case for and against Quebec's Énergie Saguenay project

Énergie Saguenay, a proposed $14-billion pipeline and LNG terminal, is the largest private investment project in recent Quebec history. Its promoters say it would be among the cleanest LNG plants in the world. Can it truly cut greenhouse gas emissions? That depends.

Abitibi-Témiscamingue residents gather to protest Gazoduq pipeline project

Citizens of Rouyn-Noranda and nearby towns in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region want to send a message to the people behind a proposed pipeline that would cross through their territory.

Proposal to pipe fracked natural gas from Alberta to Saguenay, Que., under scrutiny

Opposition in Quebec is mounting to a $9-billion project supported by the premier and seen as a concession to Alberta, with scientists and government experts warning the project's proponents are vastly underestimating carbon dioxide emissions.

Énergie Saguenay vows to be world's cleanest liquid natural gas plant

The proponents of a project to pipe natural gas to the Saguenay, where it would be transformed to liquified natural gas and exported by ship, say they're confident they can do that without harming the environment — including endangered belugas.