Setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas media stories
ACTIVIST CLAIM: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) claims Big Oil is intervening in politics and climate change policy by advocating for Oil and Gas.
THE FACTS: When ENGOs don’t like a policy they cause obstructions via illegal protests and blockades. When Oil and Gas is concerned with a policy, they advocate, consult, and communicate.
Here’s some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation:
- CCPA was ruled in the Allan Report to have received foreign funding to participate in anti-Alberta resource opposition.
- ENGOs influence public policy all the time, in fact they wrote the legislation for Bill C-12.
When ENGOs don’t like a policy measure they protest and blockade, when the industry is faced with a policy that harms them, they advocate, consult, and communicate.
ENGOs are concerned that the oil and gas industry is trying to reverse action on climate change, but the industry is actively investing in new carbon tech solutions for our global environment.
Stories that get it right:
Coun. Paul Chauvet recently proposed that the town of Whitecourt submit a resolution that would advocate for new measures to support the Canadian Oil and Gas industry, saying, “all the oil and gas consumed in Canada should meet the same stringent environmental standards that Canadian producers must adhere to.”