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.
Flood the phone lines: AIG must drop Trans Mountain
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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International CCS Knowledge Centre appoints James Millar President and CEO
With a mandate to advance the global understanding and deployment of large-scale CCS to reduce global GHG emissions, the International CCS Knowledge Centre provides the know-how to implement large-scale CCS projects as well as CCS optimization through the base learnings from both the fully-integrated Boundary Dam 3 CCS Facility and the comprehensive second-generation CCS study, known as the Shand CCS Feasibility Study