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BREAKING: The B.C. government is halting fracking subsidies that have cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars.

Under a new royalty system, companies will pay more to the public to extract oil and gas starting this September. #bcpoli #climate #fracking
However, the province is still planning a massive expansion of fracking to fuel a global gas export industry.

Under B.C.'s new royalty regime, taxpayers will continue to subsidize new drilling, pipelines and well cleanup.
Today's announcement is a step in the right direction after years of public outrage over B.C.'s egregious oil and gas subsidies. "I believe the system has failed British Columbians," says Premier @jjhorgan. He promises higher revenues from publicly-owned resources.
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Kriegstreiber(innen) sind Verbrecher(innen).
Warum ziehen nicht all die mit dem Geschäftsmodell US/NATO-Kriegstreiber&Mietmaul, die Waffen &einen Krieg gegen Russland fordern, mit der Waffe in der Hand zusammen mit den NATO-Nazis des Asov-Battaillon an die neue "Ostfront" für den Endsieg der herrschenden Klasse des Westens?
Die Zeiten und die Moral ändern sich, aus grün wird braun, aus Frieden wird Krieg, aus Opposition wird Mitläufertum, links wird rechts...
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Forderungen nach einem Ausbau von Erneuerbaren statt kurzfristig zu implementierenden Maßnahmen gegen die Abhängigkeit von Putin-Russland sind Nebelkerzen. Thread. #Piraten
#Atommüll ist ein Problem - aber eines, für das wir >30.000 Jahre Zeit haben eine Lösung zu finden. Kosten für die Lagerung sind hoch, weil Deutschland seit 1957 Atommüll produziert; eine Fünfjährige #Laufzeitverlängerung produziert nur #Grenzkosten.
#Piraten
Die teuren #Atommüll-Lager müssen sowieso gebaut werden, #Grenzkosten, dort fünf (3+2) Ladungen neuer Brennelemente nach #Laufzeitverlängerung dazuzustellen, sind gering - ebenso wie die, bestehende Anlagen weiterlaufen zu lassen. "Teurer Atomstrom" gilt für Neubauten.
#Piraten
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I'll be live tweeting the debate on this motion.

As a third party we haven't been given the opportunity to be on the speakers list for the motion. #bcpoli #ClimateCrisis #LNG #oilandgas
Debate on #LNG motion begins with BC Liberal MLA Mike Bernier suggesting that BC LNG can “help” with the transition away from coal.
LNG is not a transition fuel. The methane emissions from #fracking intensify the #ClimateEmergency
MLA Bernier states “we are losing billions in investment.”

No mention of billions in subsidies to prop up oil and gas industry.

Climate change is already costing billions.

Consider the costs of wildfires, droughts, floods.
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Das wöchentliche Update zu den #Gas-Lieferungen aus #Russland: Über einen #Importstopp wird viel diskutiert, die Lieferungen über #NordStream1 bleiben jedoch stabil. Und über die #Jamal-Pipeline wurden die Lieferungen zuletzt sogar erhöht. Gas fließt, der Rubel rollt. (1/10)
Zunächst ein Blick auf #NordStream1. Hier sind die Lieferungen dauerhaft stabil. Das #Gas wird direkt aus #Russland nach #Deutschland geliefert. Energiewirtschaftliche Normalität, als würde es keinen Krieg geben. (2/x)
Das geht so nicht weiter: Die Lieferungen über #NordStream1 müssen sofort von der #Bundesregierung gestoppt werden. Dies würde #Russland zwingen, für die Erfüllung bestehender Verträge die #Jamal-Pipeline und das ukrainische Netz von @GasTSOua zu nutzen. (3/x)
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Saliendo del tema aguas, pero es que como alemán ya me toca las gónadas:
NO, LA DEPENDENCIA DEL GAS RUSO NO ES POR CERRAR NUCLEAR Y CARBÓN.
De hecho, la realidad es que EL CONSUMO DE GAS NO HA SUBIDO, sino que se ha estabilizado.
#DatoMataRelato
La famosa 'Energiewende' (transición energética) no ha sido sustituir nuclear por renovables, carbón y gas. El consumo de gas es el mismo, y el carbón (Stein- y Braunkohle) tb baja con mucha fuerza. Sustituido sobre todo por viento.
Y no, tampoco lo ha hecho "porque se apoya en la nuclear francesa" o en otros paísrs, sino todo lo contrario: las exportaciones de electricidad han crecido notablemente.
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Seems the 'Russia stopped #fracking in Europe and the UK by funding environmental groups' accusation is edging back into circulation (h/t @afneil)
I'm not going to argue that the Russian state or any of its agencies never campaigned against fracking in the West, because I don't know - it's certainly credible that they would have done so
But on the part of the frackophiles, there is no evidence that Russia funded environment groups. Rather, one quote and one report circulate endlessly, as though they gain credibility through repetition.
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🚨🌍🚨🌎 Spread the word Twitter. This is the latest culture war. The new Brexit. It’s a climate war. Seeds, sewn this month are waiting to germinate via tweets like this 👇🏼 Made up of Tory ERG members, the NZSG group (climate sceptics/links to Lawson’s GWPF) are out create 1/3
division for their own agenda & play the cost of living crisis against climate change. Get up to date with who they are now. Formed late last year, their decisive tactics have started to roll out this month. 2/3
I’ll add 2 articles in the comments. We can’t sleep walk into this one. @MichaelEMann @CarolineLucas @DeborahMeaden @KateGreenSU #Fracking #ClimateActionNow #renewableenergy #CultureWar #NetZero
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Lo de EEUU, Rusia y la UE no es lo que cuenta la tele ni es @JosepBorrellF haciendo de macarra otanista. El meollo de la cuestion son el gas y el dinero, como siempre.
Desde los 90 en EEUU se lanzaron como locos a perforar el suelo y sacar gas. Hablemos de #fracking.
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Miles de compañias estaban sacando gas a precio muy bajo. Tan bajo que no cubre los gastos de explotacion. Capitalismo, oferta y demanda. Estas compañias tienen inversores y cotizan en bolsa… y la falta de rendimiento pone nerviosos a muchos fondos de inversion.
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Según el estudio #FrackingFiasco, las compañías tienen 120.000 millones de dólares de deuda que caducará entre 2021 y 2025. Otros analistas elevan las estimaciones de deuda hasta los 182.000 millones de dólares. En unos años habrá que reestructurar 50.000 millones de dólares
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Öl&Gaskonzern @Dwintershalldea plant in naher Zukunft den größten fossilen Börsengang Europas.

Gemeinsam mit @Umwelthilfe, @GheorghiuAndy & @boell_stiftung erklären wir, warum verantwortungsbewusste Investor*innen besser die Finger von der Firma lassen sollten. Ein Thread.
#WintershallDea plant eine Steigerung seiner Öl- & Gasproduktion um 27-35% bis 2023.

Das Netto-0-Szenario der @IEA sieht jedoch keinen Platz für weitere Erschließung neuer Öl- & Gasressourcen nach 2021, wenn die globale Erwärmung auf 1,5°C begrenzt werden soll.
56,2% der Öl- & Gasproduktion von Wintershall Dea im Jahr 2021 fand im sensiblen Ökosystem der Arktis statt.
Die Beseitigung einer Ölpest in den rauen Gewässern der Barentssee, wo Wintershall an einer Reihe von Projekten beteiligt ist, ist wahrscheinlich unmöglich.
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Heads up, CO friends: Coloradans for Energy Access is actually the gas industry + real estate dudes trying to stop the renewable energy transition or what they call—wait for it—“forced electrification.” CEA is a fossil fuel wolf in grassroots clothing. desmog.com/2022/02/10/gas…
“Xcel Energy, a Minnesota-based electric and gas utility, is among the ranks of Coloradans for Energy Access. The investor-owned utility has assets across eight Midwestern and Western states, with a particularly large presence in Colorado.”
CO does not have laws prohibiting gas hook ups in new buildings, which is what we are fighting for in NYS but the CO Public Utilities Commission is considering new rules “that would put the cost of a gas hook up onto the homeowner or business.”
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NEW RESEARCH: #Fracking in PA contaminates drinking water where pregnant women live and harms their infants.

So, here's a link to the goddamn abstract and bc I have a PhD and a full-text pre-proof, I'll do an whole thread but as a mom: THIS IS ENOUGH
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
This a first-of-its-kind study that uses exact locations of mothers' residences, gas wells, and public drinking water sources and combines them with dates of infant births, measurements of water contaminants, and timing of drilling and fracking activities. It's big data.
Results showed that prenatal exposure to a fracking well drilled within 1 km (.62 miles) of water sources, together with drilling near a mother's home, raises risks for both preterm birth and low birthweight. Study methods adroitly controlled for confounding factors.
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Wer in #Deutschland von einem #LNG-Terminal träumt, muss sich klar sein, dass dann #Fracking-Gas aus den USA importiert würde. Ein paar Fakten dazu: Schon heute sind die USA die wichtigste Quelle für den Import von #LNG nach #Europa. Tendenz stark steigend. (1/4)
Auch in den absoluten Zahlen schlägt sich die Import-Steigerung nieder. In 2021 wurden bereits mehr als 22 Mrd. m3 #LNG aus den USA importiert. Eine Steigerung von fast 20% gegenüber Vorjahr. (2/x)
Auch die Zahl der #LNG-Tanker, die aus den USA kommen, wächst beeindruckend: In 2020 waren es noch 201 Schiffe, in 2021 bereits 246. (3/x)
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After graduating in 1996, Liz Truss worked for Shell as a commercial manager.

In a 2013 #bbcqt, just before she became Environment Secretary, Truss dismissed clean renewable energy as “extremely expensive” and said it was damaging the economy.

bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03…
“We do need to look at the green taxes because at the moment they are incentivising particular forms of energy that are extremely expensive. I would like to see the rolling back of green taxes because it is wrong that we are implementing green taxes faster than other countries."
Before she became Environment Minister in 2014, free-market fundamentalist Liz Truss also said on BBC Question Time that #fracking would benefit people living nearby. “We need to make sure shale gas is being exploited in this country, which will benefit local communities."
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THREAD: Something curious turns up in the gas statistics released this morning by government
Curious because at a time of eye-wateringly high gas prices, with Vladimir Putin at the Ukraine's door, with warnings of dire outcomes everywhere and the oil industry telling us that continuing UK oil and gas extraction is necessary for energy security ogauthority.co.uk/news-publicati…
...at a time when politicians like @RobertJenrick telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/2… are urging 'us' to increase 'our production' of oil and gas to avoid exposure to internationally-sparked price hikes...
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"THEY ARE KILLING OUR PEOPLE - & EVERYBODY'S SLEEPING"

In the most grotesque breach of human rights imaginable, the #Australian army has forcibly removed #indigenous from Binjari & Robinson River communities to a #quarantine camp.

233 yrs of occupation/colonialism/genocide
Message to Michael Gunner, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, @fanniebay

"Michael Gunner you coward - where are you? Come here mate. Come here. You lying deceiving dog. You moneyslut."

"This is our land. We know every inch of it."
"Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness & recover without requiring special treatment."

This is not - & has never been, about a virus.
The architects of this mass hysteria do not care about your health.

who.int/health-topics/… ImageImageImageImage
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The #AssembliesofYaweh & Prager University

"Most of the seed money for #PragerU came from Dan and Farris Wilks, billionaire brothers from east Texas who made their fortune from fracking and run a church called the #AssemblyofYahweh"

latimes.com/politics/story…
Inside the Anti-Gay Church That Loves Kim Davis and Ted Cruz

The Assemblies of Yaweh

thedailybeast.com/inside-the-ant…
"Farris, along with his brother Dan, made his fortune off the #fracking boom and is using part of it to back Sen. Ted Cruz in his bid for the White House."
thedailybeast.com/inside-the-ant…
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Editing the media: @grist
TRUE: "Cutting methane emissions is the fastest way to slow warming."
NOT TRUE: "three relatively cheap ways to tamp down on emissions."

Misleading terms used: seep/seepage/leak

grist.org/energy/cutting…
In 1995, I moved to a farm in Wise County where the “Father of #fracking” experimented with fracking.

I parked on the side of the road and I watched them, learned, documented, then researched.

My air turned brown and my water turned black.

earthisland.org/journal/index.…
For 20+ yrs, I directly observed #oilandgas operations. For 7+ years, I've made invisible #methane emissions visible with OGI technology.

I observed > formed questions > did research > formed a hypothesis > observed > collected data/evidence

Went public.
Got ridiculed.

leak
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Former gas pipeline engineer on last night's Ladysmith fire near the @FortisBC LNG tank storage: "Didn't ever suspect they were allowed to build an #LNG facility anywhere near population centres, let alone on the island... #LadysmithBC #bcwildfires
@FortisBC ..Engineer: "If LNG gets released, as we know, it forms an explosive vapour cloud that drifts around until it is ignited by something. In this case, it would be the forest fire... #LadysmithBC #LNG
@FortisBC .."The LNG storage tank must be kept cold. If not LNG can warm up, expand & burst the tank, releasing this vapour cloud. No water spray will make any diff. These facilities are being allowed w/o knowledge of LNG's dangers. BC doesn't need a disaster of that size to finally learn"
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Tl;dr - Compared to US news outlets, Canadian corporate media ignored the IPCC's "Code Red" warning on runaway climate change. Why? A good analysis by @seanmholman in @TheTyee #bcpoli #cdnpoli thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/… #fracking #LNG #SiteC
@seanmholman @TheTyee .."many of [Canada's] biggest newspapers seem to care less about global warming than their counterparts in the United States, on the eve of an election that will determine the country’s future action on #climatechange." @seanmholman on media and #cdnpoli #IPCC
@seanmholman @TheTyee .."At the 10 largest circulation newspapers in the United States... eight ...devoted between four and 30 per cent of their front pages to the IPCC #ClimateChange report. But a much different approach was taken north of the border."
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Here's an explainer thread on today's bombshell exposé from our partner @PSRenvironment on the secretive approval and use of highly toxic PFAS chemicals as ingredients in #fracking fluid.

Let's start with @HirokoTabuchi's story in NYT, which is fantastic

nytimes.com/2021/07/12/cli…
As @HirokoTabuchi notes, @EPA approved the use of these chemicals for fracking 10 years ago, over the grave concerns of its scientists. We are just finding out about it now bc fracking ingredients are trade secrets. The oil/gas industry enjoys exemptions from federal...
environmental laws that otherwise mandate disclosure of any inherently toxic chemicals entering the shared environment.

But my friend, crackerjack investigator @DustyHorwitt, ferreted out 1000s of pages of heavily redacted documents via FOIA requests filed in 2014 and...
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ICYMI: good news from our Appalachian friends:

@EPA⁩ recommends that Army Corps of Engineers not grant Mountain Valley Pipeline stream crossing permit

Unrelenting activism did this.

And it took a FOIA request to unearth the EPA communique. virginiamercury.com/blog-va/epa-re…
This does not cancel the MVP project but is a huge setback.

It takes a village to kill a pipeline.

Thank you to all the Virginia and W Virginia pipeline fighters! @JonSokolow @geoyapti @clean_virginia @stopthemvp @AppVoices (reply with any groups or citizen heroes I missed)
It’s really worth reading the EPA letter to the Art Corps:

“EPA has identified a number of substantial concerns with the project as currently proposed, including whether all feasible avoidance and minimization measures have been undertaken, deficient characterization…”
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The #First100Days of a president’s term are historically their best chance to enact their agenda. What has Biden done?
Biden and Harris promised to implement a public option and lower the age of Medicare to 60, policies that fail to cover the 92 million Americans who are uninsured or underinsured and save the 68,000 who die every year from a lack of insurance. #MedicareForAll
But Biden and the Democrats didn’t even live up to these moderate pledges. Instead, they expanded COBRA subsidies, funneling tens of billions of dollars to health insurance corporations that are already making record profits as they jack up premiums and increasingly deny claims.
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