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BC Premier Christie Clark addresses the LNG in BC Conference, Oct 2015

Study casts doubts about environmental benefits of Canadian LNG export industry

A new study is raising doubts that Canada's ambition to export liquefied natural gas would help reduce carbon emissions abroad — a core justification for developing such an industry. The C.D. Howe...
BC Premier Christy Clark announcing a carbon tax freeze in 2015

B.C. businesses call on Clark to lift carbon tax freeze, introduce annual hikes

VICTORIA — A group of British Columbia businesses is calling on Premier Christy Clark to raise the carbon tax to help the economy. The open letter to Clark signed by more than 130 businesses comes in...

Oil and gas industry resists new oil sands emissions standards, claims opposition is "ideological"

New documents released through Access to Information legislation show the oil and gas industry resisting strengthened emissions standards in Alberta.

Confused by oil sands industry ads? A few helpful facts from Pembina Institute

When BC-based internet users seek out YouTube videos about the oil sands, they're likely to be confronted with ads like this one by British Columbians for International Prosperity (BC4IP), a 'citizen...

Failure to account for “fugitive” methane gas could undercut BC's climate change efforts, experts say

Methane is the primary component in natural gas and is far more potent than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas.

Fast and furious oil sands development disastrous for Canadian economy: policy analyst

An oil sands policy analyst said that the current pace of oil sands development spells disaster for Canadian taxpayers and the economy.

Oilsands economic downside management: Pembina reports

Pembina Institute analysis identifies significant challenges for the Canadian economy if impacts of the oilsands boom are left unaddressed.

Canadian environmental advocates testify at U.S. Congress oil sands hearing

After U.S. congress hearings on the oil sands industry’s environmental performance, Pembina policy director Simon Dyer and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Laboucan-Massimo shared their views with VO.

New oilsands monitoring strategy not enough, say environmentalists

Representatives from Greenpeace and Pembina Institute say the three-year implementation plan leaves too much room for error, and an independent commission is needed to make monitoring more credible.

Tory-linked "Ethical Oil" website slams Canadian enviros over "foreign funding"

Directors from Pembina Institute and Environmental Defence say most of their money comes from Canadian foundations and individuals and that the "Ethical Oil" website is distorting the facts.