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Election 2020: BC Liberals would expedite LNG export projects

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia’s two dominant political parties are backing liquefied natural gas development as part of their re-election campaign platforms.

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Election 2020: Should BC keep giving fossil fuel companies subsidies and tax cuts?

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

In the absence of major action to reduce emissions, global temperature is on track to rise by an average of 6 °C (10.8 °F), according to the latest estimates. Some scientists argue a “global disaster” is already unfolding at the poles of the planet; the Arctic, for example, may be ice-free at the end of the summer melt season within just a few years. Yet other experts are concerned about Earth passing one or more “tipping points” – abrupt, perhaps irreversible changes that tip our climate into a new state. But it may not be too late to avoid or limit some of the worst effects of climate change.” – NASA 

Many scientists believe we have seven years to avert the worst ravages of the impending Climate Crisis. Even if they are wrong, it is clear that British Columbia must transition to cleaner energy sources. Should the BC government continue to pay out close to $1 billion a year in fossil fuel subsidies and tax cuts?

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LNG Exports Put Canada’s Emissions Targets At Risk

Editor’s Note: in addition to being one of Canada’s foremost energy analysts, David Hughes is also a Cortes Island resident.

By Dan Mesec, CICK News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to net zero between 2040 and 2055 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The British Columbia government has pledged to reduce emissions by 80 per cent from 2007 levels by 2050 through its CleanBC Plan and the federal government has pledged that Canada will be net zero by 2050.

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Report calls Long Term Viability of LNG Into Question

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new report is raising questions about the long-term viability of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry around the world as the Trudeau government continues to signal support for one such project in British Columbia.

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Methane Emissions: One Of The Gas Industry’s Worst Climate Offenders

By Natalia Balcerzak, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There are currently seven liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in various stages of proposal, planning and construction in B.C. To feed those facilities, B.C. is anticipating an explosion in the amount of fracking in the province’s northeast at the same time as it’s trying to get a handle on one of the gas industry’s worst climate offenders: methane emissions.

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