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My trusty energy engineer source is back with some interesting comments on today's disturbing news of a federal bailout of the oil & gas industry. He has some ideas on what Canada should be doing instead: 1/x
#bcpoli #SiteC #LNGCanada #CoastalGasLink #Wetsuweten #ableg #cdnpoli
First, here is the news of Canada's federal bailout of the oil & gas sector in the midst of the #covid19 pandemic, instead of letting the industry sunset & retraining workers & incentivizing alternatives: 2/x theglobeandmail.com/politics/artic… #cdnpoli
Engineer: 'the Canadian oil & gas sector is on its knees. It cannot compete with big global producers, esp with its inferior oil product. Maybe time to use the bailout money to switch to hydrogen & keep people employed in a growing industry, not a dying one we can't compete in..'
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My former gas pipeline engineer pal is on a roll this morning: 'Now we know how much power it takes to make #LNG: it's equivalent to fueling a large coal plant in Alberta, & does absolutely nothing other than basically throw all that CO2 in the air just to put methane in a boat.'
"Considering all the costs, delays, fighting for a right of way, environmental damage, wouldn't it have been simpler and more effective to just sell the fracked gas to Alberta, and build a pipeline to convert even 1 coal plant there to natural gas?" Not to mention cleaner..
"This would save the country and the planet from burning more CO2 than this whole LNG project does, as it ships what's left all the way to Asia. Right now, for example, 4 coal plants are running in that power range [LNG Canada takes 420 MW to refrigerate methane into LNG]."
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ICYMI, there's a hidden driver behind the fracking of gas in NE BC & the associated #CoastalGasLink pipeline being pushed through #Wetsuweten territory. It's condensate, a fracking by-product, & the Alberta tar sands need it for diluting bitumen: thenarwhal.ca/the-resource-b… #bcpoli
In that 2018 article on condensate by @BenParfittCCPA in @thenarwhalca, Parfitt points out that mainstream media doesn't cover the key issue of condensate. That's still as true today in 2020 as it was in 2018.
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@BenParfittCCPA @thenarwhalca In a thread a month ago I tried to quickly show the intimate link between BC fracking, #CoastalGasLink, #SiteC, #LNGCanada and the #TMX pipeline, but this time I'll focus more on the condensate. #bpcoli #LNGCanada #Wetsuweten #cdnpoli
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For anyone wondering how shitty cgl “consultation” was. There’s this report. Cgl dupped Wet’suwet’en into telling territory stories and calling it consultation. Including my late grandpa wahtaghet.

#Wetsuweten #WetsuwetenStrong #CoastalGasLink #bullshit #cgl
This report even includes a story of the kweese war trail that was bulldozed over. That story/area wasn’t mentioned in the mitigation plans.
Cgl used a Wet’suwet’en contractor to take elders on a paid trip onto the territory without telling them it was going to be used for consultation. The contractor emphasized the money aspect and to just take it.
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Did you know that TC Energy, the owner of Coastal Gas Link, is a profitable $68 BILLION company with pipelines in Canada, the US & Mexico?

That Indigenous & farmer/landowner opposition is factored into its business model?

THREAD 1/
#bcpoli #CoastalGasLink #wetsueten
TC Energy is not a hapless victim here.

In its last annual report (2018) TC Energy reported $14 BILLION in revenues, and paid out$2 billion in dividends to shareholders in 2019.

Its stock is up 33% year over year.

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Just among its 20 largest shareholders, I found $16 BILLION in foreign investors.

The so-called “forein-funding” issue is a canard used to discredit dissenters.

In the large context it’s either uninformed or dishonest.

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So what's so bad about #CoastalGaslink? The project doesn't affect the United States, & its website touts lots of Indigenous Input AND even respecting #UNDRIP!

tcenergy.com/siteassets/pdf…

Clean Natural Gas!

Except ...
#WetsuwetenSolidarity
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The @CoastalGasLink project is owned by @TCEnergy, which, despite ITS slick website touting Safety as their #1 Value
tcenergy.com/sustainability…

#WetsuwetenSolidarity 2/14
TCEnergy has uhm, less than perfect safety records:

in Walsh County North Dakota LAST OCTOBER 2019 over 383,000 gallons spilled

cnn.com/2019/11/20/us/…
and
esquire.com/news-politics/…

#WetsuwetenSolidarity 3/14 Grand Forks Herald Headline page reporting Keystone Pipeline oil spill in Walsh County reported at 383,000 gallonsA screen shoot of TCEnergy's Operations map, which covers 40 states in the US and most Canadian provincesScreenshot of TCEnergy's oprations map detailing Coastal GasLink details as follows<br />
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APPROXIMATE PIPELINE LENGTH: ** 670 km (416 miles)<br />
STATUS: In Development<br />
EFFECTIVE OWNERSHIP: 100%<br />
OPERATED BY: TC Energya google news screenshot detailing the oil spill in Walsh County near Edinburg North Dakota in October 2019
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