This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.
Letter to the editor tries to compare deplorable residential school system to oil sands development.
Indigenous peoples are increasingly engaging in positive partnerships with natural resource companies.
- Despite the author’s ridiculous claim, studies show “no measurable increase” in contaminants “since the onset of oil sands development,” and “no evidence that industrial activity has contributed measurably to the sedimentary concentration of PACs supplied by atmospheric transport.”
- Groups like the National Coalition of Chiefs believe that partnerships with the oil and gas industry and the development of natural resources can help defeat on-reserve poverty.
- The oil and gas industry also brings high employment income for Indigenous people. Those who work in oil and gas extraction and in pipeline transportation can expect a median income of $144,034 and $142,883 respectively
- According to PetroLMI, 13,900 self-identified Indigenous Peoples were directly employed in the oil and gas industry, a rise of 26% from 2014. More and more Indigenous peoples are finding meaningful, high-paying employment in resource industries.
Here is a story that gets it right.
Canadian energy companies are at the head of the pack when it comes to deploying emissions reduction technology. They are particularly adept at engineering and the ability to manage industrial-scale projects in harsh conditions – to expand into complex energy projects. ESG principles (environmental, social, governance) are generally higher among Canadian energy companies than overseas competitors, which raises their appeal to investors concerned with the impacts of resource extractions.