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    BC LNG: Boon or Boondoggle?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.

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    LNG plants do kill salmon, Russian scientists warn BC

    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.


    Reductio ad absurdum: Why we environmentalists are missing the boat with sham hearings, technical arguments

    Technical arguments and sham hearings on the merits and risks of pipelines and tankers miss the point, argues Rafe Mair.



    Prince Rupert at Risk- LNG tanker safety is the elephant on the water

    Prince Rupert at Risk: LNG tanker danger is the elephant on the water

    Plans for LNG terminals near Prince Rupert break all the big international safety rules, putting lives at risk. But you wouldn't know it listening to the government or industry, says Graeme Pole.


    Rafe- Liberals' broken promises should make for a tough election year

    Rafe: Liberals’ broken promises should make for tough election year

    The Clark Liberals' broken LNG promises should make for a rough ride this coming election year, says Rafe Mair - but can John Horgan and the NDP capitalize?



    BC's gift to the world- Premier Christy Clark

    Rafe Mair on the perfect job opening for Christy Clark

    After demonstrating her incompetence on the LNG file and all things governing-related, Rafe Mair has a suggestion for Premier Christy Clark of a job she's actually well-qualified for.


    Tsawwassen becomes latest First Nation to reject LNG

    Tsawwassen becomes latest First Nation to reject LNG

    Tsawwassen has become the latest First Nation to reject the promises of LNG prosperity, voting 74-65 yesterday against plans for a 5 million tonne/year terminal on their reserve.



    Asian LNG prices set to tumble further

    Asian LNG prices set to tumble further to $4-5/unit – far below break-even point for BC gas

    Asian LNG prices are set to continue their slide to well below the break-even point for BC exports. Leading analysts see them dropping to the $4-5/unit range over 2016-2017, chilling BC LNG hopes.


    Tsawwassen LNG plant would harm Treaty 8 First Nations, northeast

    Tsawwassen LNG plant would harm Treaty 8 First Nations, northeast

    A vote by Tsawwassen First Nations for a local LNG plant would not only pollute their own community, argues Keving Washbrook, but it would mean more fracking in Northeast BC and help justify Site C Dam.



    Fed up with LNG, Kispiox residents band together to stop Petronas pipeline

    Fed up with LNG, Kispiox residents band together to stop Petronas pipeline

    A diverse group of Kispiox Valley residents - doctors, farmers, loggers, business owners, guide outfitters - have banded together to stop a pipeline for Petronas' proposed LNG project, as construction ramps up.


    All you need to know about LNG: Wade Davis, Eoin Finn, Damien Gillis panel discussion

    Learn all you need to know about LNG, fracking and our economy from this panel discussion following a screening of the award-winning Fractured Land. Feat. Wade Davis, Damien Gillis and Dr. Eoin Finn.