Anti-oil and gas activists are blinded by their ideology and will never accept true emissions reduction technology as a solution to providing responsible energy for growing demand.

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Setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas media stories

ACTIVIST CLAIM: 500 mostly foreign anti-oil and gas organizations send letter to Prime Minister full of false and misleading claims to attack proven solutions to emissions reduction.

THE FACTS:  Anti-oil and gas activists are blinded by their ideology and will never accept true emissions reduction technology as a solution to providing responsible energy for growing demand.

THE SOURCES:

Carbon capture is not a climate solution


Here are some talking points and sources to have a reasoned conversation about carbon capture:

  • Activists question the safety of carbon capture pipelines by saying they will endanger minority communities. CO2 pipelines have over 40 years of operational history in the United States with no injuries or deaths. The International Panel of Climate Change concludes the risks to people are very low.
    https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/03/srccs_chapter4-1.pdf
  • The activists falsely claim that carbon capture cannot actually capture CO2 directly from the air. Direct air capture projects are expected to capture 10 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030.
    https://www.iea.org/reports/direct-air-capture


Stories that get it right

Meeting Paris emissions targets would bring more energy jobs globally, but not for Canada: study

Many in the energy sector have argued that for Canada to meet its emissions targets, energy jobs will be shifting to other countries. This will end up causing oil and gas workers to be left stranded if the government phases out the industry.

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