LNG - Fracking

Joshua Cho, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, October 22, 2020
Yes We Can Ban Fracking poster

In last week’s vice presidential debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, Harris reiterated Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s rejection of a fracking ban, despite her earlier call for one when she was a presidential candidate (CBS News, 10/7/20):

“I will repeat, and the American people know, that Joe Biden will not ban fracking. That is a fact,” Harris said.

Allan Todd, London Green Left Blog, October 9, 2018

Although I’m the organiser of the anti-fracking Green Mondayprotests at Preston New Road, and am also the Membership Secretary of my local Green party, what follows is very much my own individual view, and must in no waybe taken as necessarily representing the opinion of any other individual involved in the Preston New Road, Lancashire, protests, or of any organisation.

Protest, FB, October 23, 2017

Today, Monday, October 23 marks the 2nd anniversary of the largest gas disaster in U.S. History! Thousands are still sick and the facility still leaks!

Farron Cousins, DeSmog Blog, August 18, 2017

For many years, a standard talking point from the fossil fuel industry and those who speak on the industry's behalf has been that natural gas is a cleaner alternative to conventional energy sources like coal and oil.

Bruce Finley, Denver Post, July 28, 2017

Colorado residents opposed to oil and gas industry operations near people slammed state industry regulators Monday, demanding that they accept a court ruling that says health and safety must be protected before drilling can be done.

Geoffrey Morgan, Financial Post, July 26, 2017

CALGARY – Pacific NorthWest LNG, a $36-billion export project once touted as the largest potential investment in British Columbia’s history, will not be built amid an “extremely challenging environment,” according to its key investor.

Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee, July 22, 2017

British Columbia’s failing liquefied natural gas industry has just received another major setback.

A unanimous decision of the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that the National Energy Board erred in law by designating the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline as under provincial jurisdiction.

Carter Haydu, Daily Oil Bulletin, July 19, 2017

In spite of any campaign rhetoric, British Columbia’s incoming NDP coalition government is unlikely to impede the practice of hydraulic fracturing in the northeastern part of the province and will not likely assume an anti-industry stance, according to B.C. oil and gas producers at a recent forum in Calgary.

Andrew Nikiforuk, Resilience.org, May 31, 2017

Canada’s oil and gas industry has a massive problem with under-reported methane leaks and fugitive emissions from oil and gas facilities in Alberta and British Columbia.

That’s the conclusion of two new studies that document, for the first time, just how significant methane pollution has become in the country’s oil and gas producing regions.

Both studies identified methane leaks from pneumatic devices designed to control gas flows at well sites as a big part of the problem, along with a lack of regulations on monitoring, reporting and fixing the leaks.

Sarah Morken, The North Star, April 16, 2017

Members of the Puyallup, Standing Rock and Palouse Tribes and others protest plans for a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) storage facility in Tacoma.
The unions need to act on this old slogan, “an injury to one is an injury to all” in real life, not just in words.

April 12, 2017, Tacoma, WA

Tacoma has been one of the main dumping grounds for polluting industry in western Washington. We are home to nine EPA Superfund clean up sites.


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