Setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas media stories
ACTIVIST CLAIM: Stand.earth pushes misleading letter campaign to BC Environmental Assessment Office claiming that Tilbury LNG jetty project will threaten marine life.
THE FACTS: The Tilbury LNG jetty project will restore fish habitats previously impacted by unrelated projects and will create new habitats to offset the impact from its construction
Here are some talking points and sources to have a reasonable conversation about Tilbury LNG:
- To prevent negative impacts on the fish population, the Tilbury LNG project will restore fish habitats previously impacted by unrelated projects and will create new habitats to offset the impact from its construction
- The Tilbury expansion is expected to help supply ships with LNG for fuel. This study done by the Port of Vancouver found that vessels using LNG could reduce the noise of engines,
- Researchers have found that the Southern Resident Killer whale population that primarily resides near the B.C. coast has been doing better over the last few years than they have in over a decade.
- Experts like the International Energy Agency (IEA) all agree that natural gas maintains a climate benefit over other traditional fuel sources, even at far greater leakage rates than currently documented.
- LNG when being used properly to fuels ships, with measures taken to prevent leakage can reduce GHG emissions by 27% over the entire lifecycle. LNG use in shipping can also reduce nitrogen oxides by 95%, particulate matter by 99%,
and sulfur oxides to near zero.
Stories that get it right
Line 3 could start shipping oil by as early as September 15th this year. For years oil producers have faced backlogs in Canada’s pipeline system which culminated into a bottleneck that kicked oil prices to some of the lowest ever seen back in 2018. This will be the first cross-border pipeline between Canada and the U.S. in years.