ACTIVIST CLAIM: Foreign funded Stand.earth launches campaign to harass AIG executives over insuring Trans Mountain and claiming the violation of Indigenous rights.
THE FACTS: Most Indigenous communities along the route support the project which will help lower emissions, yet activists paternalistically claim they know best for Indigenous Peoples.
Here’s some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation about TMX:
- 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.
- TMX is also a mixed service pipeline that transports refined petroleum products like gasoline which represent 36% of B.C.’s end-use energy demand. Keeping adequate supply of energy is important to prevent energy crises.
- Stand.earth was ruled in the Alberta Inquiry to be a recipient of foreign funding in relation to Alberta Resource Development Opposition
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