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.
After five years in production, the award-winning Fractured Land is hitting theatres around BC. Common Sense Canadian publisher and the film's co-director Damien Gillis discusses the process and screenings.
"Political pundits are busy analyzing the recent NDP convention and I can tell you it's easier to interpret the entrails of a rooster," says Rafe Mair. Critically, on LNG, the Official Opposition is nowhere to be found.
A large group of First Nations, scientists, businesses and environmental groups is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to reject Petronas' proposed LNG terminal for Lelu Island.
Opposition to the controversial Woodfibre LNG project - recently approved by the Clark government - is based on real, well-founded safety fears, not NIMBYism, says Rafe Mair.
Chevron is digging in its heels, refusing to reroute its planned Pacific Trail gas pipeline to Kitimat to avoid conflict with the Unist'ot'en Resistance Camp on the Morice River.
The BC Liberal Government may have given Woodfibre LNG its rubber stamp, but the controversial project still lacks social license and federal approval, warns Tracey Saxby.
Rafe Mair on Postmedia's marriage to the oil and gas lobby and the lack of responsible journalism from Canada's other establishment media corporations.
While hereditary leaders of the Gitxsan Nation vow to sue the province over LNG pipeline permits, Squamish Nation council has conditionally approved Woodfibre LNG.
Rafe Mair continues exposing the shabby journalistic practices of LNG shill and Province video blogger Brent Stafford.
Malaysian energy giant Petronas is likely to put its planned BC LNG project on hold for years, a business publication from that country is reporting, due to soft LNG prices.