Canadians should thank our lucky stars that Malaysia's state-owned Petronas finally pulled the plug on its Pacific Northwest LNG project.
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The federal environment minister is sitting on a big decision. In the face of opposition from First Nations, she is charged with granting environmental approval for an LNG project on Lelu Island.
Federal environment minister Catherine McKenna was to decide whether or not to grant approval to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal by the regulatory deadline of March 22.
It appears that the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency could issue a report on the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal this month and announce a decision as early as February.
The Harper and Clark governments have approved the LNG Canada project. While this is the first to be approved under a federal-provincial streamlined process, more could be on the way.
Our recent report by David Hughes, A Clear Look at BC LNG, prompted dismissive comments from the B.C. government and the LNG industry. CCPA-BC asked David to respond.
A new report considers the ambition of the LNG enterprise as envisioned by the B.C. government, and delivers the first assessment of the cumulative impacts of LNG development.
In the third and final vote this week, the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation voted against the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal, despite a $1 billion offer to them to accept it.
On Monday, the Council of Canadians made a submission to the B.C. Environment Assessment Office calling on the B.C. government to reject the Woodfibre LNG project.
The International Monetary Fund has stated that Canada's massive subsidization of the fossil fuel industry includes, in relation to natural gas, about $440 million in producer support.