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.
Broadbent’s Press Progress sensationalized a level-headed call from CAPP to pause the UNDRIP bill during the pandemic to ensure proper consultation.
Big Oil Lobbyists Ask Canadian Government to Put Indigenous Rights on Hold During Coronavirus Pandemic
Not all First Nations support UNDRIP and want more engagement
- CAPP actually clarified its position that it supports the principles of UNDRIP but is concerned about the federal government’s ability to provide thorough consultation.
- In April, Alberta’s treaty First Nations released a statement fully rejecting Bill-C15 as they were not being fully consulted. Many First Nations believe that the crown needs consult on a nation-by-nation basis regarding UNDRIP to give them true sovereignty.
- The AFN Regional chief for Alberta also agrees with Alberta’s Treaty First Nations that UNDRIP needs to be negotiated and consulted on a nation by nation basis.
- Indigenous leaders are also concerned that if UNDRIP is implemented improperly, it could mean the loss of thousands of Indigenous jobs, countless business opportunities, and the much-desired financial independence of First Nations communities.
- The right to say no is of little benefit if First Nations do not also have the right to say yes. First Nations want clear legislation and regulatory conditions that allows industry and communities to make benefits agreements
Here is a story that gets it right.
Al Monaco, CEO of Enbridge reinforced the necessity for the Line 3 and Line 5 pipelines at their AGM on Wednesday. The State of Michigan is expected to try and turn off Line 5’s taps next week as their Governor ordered it to last year. Enbridge isn’t giving up the fight. “The infrastructure assets we own as a company and the ones we’re developing and replacing, like this, and modernizing, I think are absolutely critical to the energy future no matter what the degree of change in the energy landscape is,” he said.