Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. The Coastal GasLink pipeline project is a 670 km pipeline that is meant to carry natural gas across the northern section of British Columbia. While the IRS requires Tides to disclose its grantees, it doesn’t make them report where the individual grants go. Among the other con…

Maclean’s last year reported that in 2014 while the average oil sands barrel emitted 6 to 9% more greenhouse gases than the average crude barrel refined in the US, new oil sands projects can compete with US oil on a a low-carbon basis. Pipeline opposition largely funded by rich Americans To maintain secrecy, large U.S. environmental foundations simply "purchased" the co-operation of Canadian organizations to stop Alberta oil from reaching international markets Climate is global.

Monday night, RCMP say, they arrested 14 people from the blockade. She says millions of U.S. dollars has funded the anti-pipeline movement. ", She asked why environmentalist don't instead focus on "landlocking the development of American oil and gas.". - Vivian Krause, @Fair Questions, The motivation: Renewable energy and US energy security. Share. "The world has changed a lot since this pipeline was proposed," Berman said. Why? And when they do come for it, the north-south pipelines will exist to ship it. "There is no evidence that that's true and it feeds into this notion that there isn't actually broad [Canadian] grassroots support for what some of these environmental teams are doing — [when] we know there is," Turner said. The results were overwhelming. The project would twin an existing pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, a Vancouver suburb, allowing a tripling of crude oil from 300,000 barrels to 890,000 barrels a day, while also triggering a seven-fold increase in the number of oil tankers coming and going from Vancouver Harbour. Capital Research also uncovered strong links between Tides and the Democratic Party, noting that Tides received nearly $8 million in grants from federal agencies during the former Clinton Administration. That’s why Canada imports almost a million barrels a day and exports 3.1 mbod. . Audience Relations, CBC P.O.

In fact the goals of the Tar Sands Campaign, bankrolled with millions from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Tides Foundation and other huge US philanthropic groups, is to hurt the Canadian oil and gas industry—never mind help the environment, although that might be a nice adjunct.

Site Copyright 1997-2020 Canada Free Press.Com Privacy Statement, approved the project in 2016, along with Enbridge’s Line 3 from Alberta to Wisconsin, receptive to the nascent liquified natural gas (LNG) sector, “The Tar Sands Campaign Against the Overseas Export of Canadian Oil: Activism or Economic Sabotage?”, twin engines of the campaign against fossil fuels, donate $600 million over the next five years to non-profits working to solve climate change, among foreign interests trying to influence the Northern Gateway pipeline. Canada is a free country with a Charter of Rights that guarantees freedom of association and expression and I have no qualms about people gathering to protest what they don’t like. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. ranked on the historic scale of a “moon landing.” He has also emphasized how much the project means to an economically deprived region of the province. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Bloomberg reports that out of the $816 million under management by the fund, $97.5 million has gone to renewable energy investments including Mainstream and the New Energy Capital Infrastructure Fund which invests in clean infrastructure projects and companies. Why isn’t more oil processed in Canada rather than exported south? Refineries on the US Gulf Coast receive most of Canadian oil sands crude, and they’re happy to get it at a significant discount to US and Mexican oil.

Well then you sicken them. The biggest beneficiaries were First Nations including those that opposed Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project. However, the protest also has ties to left-wing activism groups funded by liberal billionaires George Soros and Tom Steyer. The RCMP also say they are not taking sides in the dispute: “The conflict between the oil and gas industries, Indigenous communities, and governments all across the province has been ongoing for a number of years,” the force says in a statement.

We reserve the right to close comments at any time. American. This vast shroud has earned Tides a reputation as a “dark money” heavyweight (dark money being defined as donations that cannot be traced back to the original donor) and rightly so. Apr.26.2018. In an article in Alberta Oil, Krause quotes from a strategy paper Design to Win: Philanthropy’s Role in the Fight Against Global Warming: According to Design to Win, the overarching goal of voter and consumer education campaigns is to create a policy context for a massive shift in investment capital and a billion-dollar market for renewable energy. This meant national and grassroots organizing to block all proposed pipelines,” the CorpEthic website explains. NCI values run from 1.0 for a simple refinery, designed for light sweet crude, to over 15 for a complex refinery able to handle heavy, sour crude oil such as Western Canadian Select, a blend of 20 heavy conventional oil streams, condensate and upgraded bitumen.

- Oil Sands Magazine. "It's to be expected that there is going to be global interest in our natural resources," said Vivian Krause, who followed the paper trail. "They created a process for Energy East to be reviewed on climate change, but they gave Trans Mountain a pass," she told Stephen Quinn, the host of CBC's The Early Edition. All of the major environmental organizations in Canada that regularly protest pipelines and tanker traffic have been partially funded as part of the Tar Sands Campaign. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. The Calgary Herald recently reported that pipeline, regulatory and political frustrations slumped Canadian energy shares to their lowest level in nearly two years this month. She said US tax returns show two coastal First Nations received US$27.3 million in one mega-grant to pay for “Mobilizing First Nations Against Climate Change in B.C.” and to coordinate with government, environmental groups and the media to oppose “the proposed Enbridge Gateway tar sands pipeline.” While some BC and Alberta Indian bands remain opposed to oil pipelines, a new report found that First Nations are receptive to the nascent liquified natural gas (LNG) sector being promoted by the current and past BC provincial government. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Founded in 1967 with the express goal to stand up for Canadian taxpayers and to champion small-C conservative values, The National Citizens Coalition is made up of a dedicated group of individuals working together to ensure the continued success of Canada's largest non-partisan organization. - Hayden Ludwig, Capital Research Center. And if we don’t take care of her, she won’t be able to sustain us, and we as a generation of people will die.”. The NRDC, which receives money from the Energy Foundation mentioned earlier, is chaired by Daniel R. Tishman, who while perhaps is not a billionaire (his compensation was not published in a Bloomberg biography), is CEO of the Tishman Construction Corporation, which built the new One World Trade Center building following the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11. Their interests, which as we have shown are primarily economic while cloaked in the seemingly benevolent cause of anti-pipeline activism, do not align with Canada’s interests at all. The Shares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF, which tracks Canadian energy companies, shows about $56 million in outflows this year versus $32 million in inflows for an ETF focused on US stocks. Without a negative foil of bad press about fossil fuels, it would be much harder to justify the billions of dollars that government has invested in solar and wind.

"They did that because it was already in process when [the Liberals] got elected, there was already a review going on.".

The lack of pipeline capacity is taking its toll on Canadian producers. "We should treat the destruction by these mobs as though it was a hurricane or an earthquake and FEMA should step in, and we should help rebuild whether it's Minneapolis or Atlanta or Washington or Los Angeles. "I have no hope for any pipeline [being approved for development] until this campaign is brought to an end," she said.

"She strips away the context massively, overstates the effectiveness, the power the scale of that money — and what it's able to to accomplish.".

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cenovus Energy is cutting back production, A February report from the CD Howe institute, slumped Canadian energy shares to their lowest level in nearly two years this month, we have proven in a recent article on the decline of shale oil. TransCanada has said it has signed agreements with all First Nations along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route to LNG Canada's $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, B.C. This would be done through “demarketing” where the strategy is the opposite of marketing—which promotes the best aspects of a product. Since the mid-1970s, Tides has brokered billions of dollars between left-wing philanthropists and groups that fund the “social justice” agenda. "(These) are also people who trashed Seattle years ago," Gingrich said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" in a comment Trump quoted on Twitter soon after. . "You have a nationwide group, Antifa is part of it, but there are other elements involved . As an example of this policy in action, in 2016 the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced a shift from investments in fossil fuel companies by taking its first stake in a renewable energy company. The pipeline protesters camped alongside the Missouri River in North Dakota have boasted for months about their self-sufficiency. According to her analysis, over a dozen US foundations granted at least $75 million for initiatives to stymie the Canadian energy sector between 2009 and 2013.

In October, LNG Canada announced it was moving ahead with its plans for the Kitimat export facility, where the pipeline is to end. The campaign has mostly succeeded on both fronts. The program was headed by Brian Deese, Obama’s former climate change adviser. His government at the same time killed the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project—a plan by Enbridge to ship oil sands crude across northern BC and Alberta ending in Kitimat—citing too much First Nations opposition and risk of a tanker spill in the storm-prone Douglas Channel. All Rights Reserved. The court ordered the removal of any obstructions interfering with the Coastal GasLink project. Conservation is the last strategy being employed by large US eco-funds in the name of habitat protection, but in reality the underlying objective is to stop oil and gas development. Statistics Canada cited a 7.1 reduction in oil sands production due to unscheduled maintenance shutdowns.

Among the companies on the Tides Foundation board is Salesforce, a $4-billion cloud-based software firm. Keep discussions on topic, avoid personal attacks and threats of any kind.

That would disrupt the David and Goliath narrative that drives the emotion behind these campaigns and brings locals, blind to the real objectives, out to protests. . The Rockefeller Brothers are also trying to destabilize the Canadian oil industry by attempting “to cap tar sands production in Alberta, Canada, and to reduce demand for tar sands-derived fuels in the United States” according to a statement on its website in 2012 announcing a grant to the Washington, DC-based New Venture Fund.

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