Setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas media stories
ACTIVIST CLAIM: Ugandan anti-oil and gas activist group join protests Trans Mountain using recycled and debunked ENGO talking points.
THE FACTS: Foreign activists are joining fringe groups in Canada to protest Trans Mountain with misinformation
Here are some talking points and sources to have a reasonable conversation about the Trans Mountain pipeline.
- 120 of the 129 communities along the path either support the project or do not oppose it and 73 Indigenous groups have signed benefits agreements.
- This study from Navius Research shows that Trans Mountain can help lower global emissions by 1,600,000 tonnes instead of being the climate catastrophe they claim.
- Trans Mountain has an excellent track record for never having a spill from tankers that have berthed at its Westridge Terminal since the pipeline’s operations began in 1956.
- According to the latest OPEC report, oil demand will be increasing significantly in non-OECD developing countries. They will need responsible energy delivered from countries like Canada to help develop their economies and better their quality of life.
- It is simply irresponsible and against the public interest to campaign against insurance. The pipeline is covered but so is the public. The problem with activists who do not like pipelines is they don’t think past that.
Stories that get it right.
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