LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) is one of biggest energy stories to hit Western Canada. It is promoted as a clean bridge fuel that will create thousands of jobs and turn British Columbia into a trillion-dollar global energy leader. The idea is to cool natural gas into liquid, so it can be shipped to higher-price markets in Asia. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be? And what are the trade-offs and impacts associated with LNG and the fracked gas that would feed it?
The Common Sense Canadian is your go-to source for in-depth analysis of the potential benefits and risks of this “game-changing” industry.
Rafe Mair calls out BC NDP Leader John Horgan for caving to a powerful union and apologizing for opposing Petronas' Lelu Island LNG project.
BC NDP Leader John Horgan's decision to oppose Petronas' Lelu Island LNG project is a game-changer for the upcoming provincial election, says Rafe Mair.
The NDP has one slim chance of winning the next BC election: Embracing the "New Economy" - creating healthy, sustainable jobs vs. the Liberals' old, bankrupt ideas of LNG and big dams.
By approving Woodfibre LNG and refusing to cancel federal permits for Site C, the Trudeau government is showing that, when it really matters, its promises to First Nations and the environment are meaningless.
Over 130 scientists are slamming the draft environmental report into a proposed LNG terminal on Lelu Island over salmon issues. Meanwhile, the public has until end of day Friday to comment on the report.
Should elected regional directors be allowed to voice their opinion on an LNG project before the company formally applies? That's the question at the centre of a bizarre, heated legal and political controversy in Saanich Inlet ...
In backing the Liberals' LNG vision, John Horgan and the BCNDP made a fatal mistake, argues Rafe Mair. Had they done their job in opposition, they would now be poised to take down the government over its failed policies - inste...
Liberal MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones is holding a series of public meetings into Woodfibre LNG's climate impacts - but what about local fish, tanker and health risks, asks Rafe Mair.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised a climate test for LNG plants like Petronas's controversial one on Lelu Island. Now, the question is will he follow through?
Russian scientists who studied the severe decline of salmon run, attributed to an LNG plant, warn BC could face a similar disaster with Petronas' proposed Lelu Island LNG plant.