Setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas media stories
ACTIVIST CLAIM: Toronto Star article claims ‘Big Oil’ and the Federal Government are working in secret and ignoring climate change and calling for unrestricted production.
THE FACTS: The Canadian oil and gas industry is driving national commitments to reduce emissions and is engaging appropriately with the Federal Government.
Here’s some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation about the oil and gas industry and advocacy:
- Canadian oil and gas legally respond to concerning government policy by advocating, consulting, and communicating just like every other industry, including ENGOs. On the other hand, ENGOs and environmental activist groups often engage in illegal protests and vandalism.
- ENGO group definitions of subsidies are often misleading and lack context. The $18 billion claim is premised on work with the Export Development Bank, a loans and export corporation that is financially self-sufficient and raises money just like a bank, mostly through fees and global markets, and enters primarily into market based transactions.
- The Canadian oil and gas industry is leading the way toward lower emissions and leading a global trend toward responsible production.
- Canadian oil and gas is creating and supporting new solutions in carbon tech and carbon reduction. Environmental activists have zero interest in net-zero.
Stories that get it right
Rob Morrison, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, describes how prior to consultation with industry, Trudeau announced at COP26 that he will be capping oil and gas production in Canada. His decision did not take the current trend of global energy poverty and shows a determination to strangle energy exports for a strictly ideological reason.