Monday, February 18, 2019

Breaking, Another BC LNG Project Dies...Steelhead LNG, an LNG proposal that was Dead the Day it was announced

This is no surprise.....another B.C. LNG proposal bites the dust...

February 18/2019.......


It's official......The LNG ponzi scheme known as Steelhead LNG is now dead and buried....This outfit had no money, no other LNG business, this was a group hoping to try and OTHERS to drop cash into their ridiculous project...Steelhead LNG wanted investors to pay $billions for everything while they merely reap the profits without spending any of their own money...This proposal, as I wrote was always a pump n dump scam that was never viable....They were proposing a floating facility on the West Coast near beautiful Bamfield...a wind swept paradise near the Broken Group of Islands...They proposed a pipeline from NE BC...all the way to Powell River, than another pipeline across the Georgia Straight(Salish Sea)...than another pipeline across Vancouver Island..through untamed land, mountains, river and valleys....The pipeline crossings..three in total would have cost $15 billion dollars....the proposal was so pathetic, considering they were proposing a "floating facility built in China/South Korea...barged to BC and hooked up to a pipeline...what made the proposal so mind-numbing stupid...a sloating facility could have been placed in Prince Rupert, or Kitimat and save $10 billion dollars...I knew that nobody, no fool would ever bankroll this stupidity...

The sad part of this whole episode...Vancouver Island First Nations were strung along, used as pawns, promised monies and prosperity, dozens of town hall meeting were conducted, votes among the nation were conducted, it created friction and divided the nation...Those wanting to preserve paradise against those who drank the kool aid...those that drank will now have to bow their heads and come back to reality...

The LNG curse continues...this madness needs to stop, we have a planet to protect...John Horgan is a kool aid drinker too....He's about to announce more gifts to LNG Canada...LNG Canada is second guessing the project and once again are asking for even more taxpayer dole....Not only that."LNG is a bridge fuel too far"......BC will only lose money on LNG Canada's $3 billion dollar ONLY investment in BC....not $40 billion....

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/canadianglen/2017/01/12/lng--a-bridge-fuel-too-far-with-grant-g

The Straight article directly belows reports on the death of Steelhead LNG....no details...for the real facts...you've come to the right place...!!


https://www.straight.com/news/1202346/steelhead-lng-halts-work-kwispaa-plant-according-huu-ay-aht-first-nations

John Horgan and LNG Canada are promoting a fraud...There is NO $40 billion dollar investment in BC...we are talking a mere $3 billion...Labour and accommodations is all LNG is spending in BC...for that honour we are building Site C and giving $10's of billion in taxpayer gifts...BC will not make a dime on LNG Canada...it will cost us money.....The Straight Goods...Cheers Eyes Wide Open

You can read the real facts on LNG Canada here....

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2018/10/lng-canadas-not-40-billion-dollar.html

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2018/10/lng-canadafacts-versus-fiction.html



Not quite gone ... but stepping back a bit! WCC LNG puts pause on Tuck Inlet ambitions


 http://northcoastreview.blogspot.ca/2017/12/not-quite-gone-but-stepping-back-bit.html


And this project is for all intents and purpose,,,,is dead too....Two proposed LNG projects fade to black in one week...

Steelhead LNG and Malahat Nation scrap Saanich LNG project




https://www.biv.com/article/2017/12/steelhead-lng-and-malahat-nation-scrap-saanich-lng/


We here at The Straight Goods nailed the LNG file....all those industry experts, pundits, spindoctors, along with our MSM media cheerleading LNG all the way....I bested every damn one of them, by a country mile....My take-down of the LNG file wasn't political, wasn't a witch-hunt....I based my assertions on economics, location, competition, market needs and demands..and the price...I wrote this early in 2015....

British Columbia LNG Industry, The Last Gas(P)....A Straight Goods Special




http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2015/08/british-columbia-and-lngs-last-gaspa.html

I called it over then....cutting edge folks, lot of time.....meanwhile...let's turn for a moment to our latest battle....Site C...We got to stop it..


{Just a note...Join me(Grant G), Norm Farrell and Canadian Glen for a Special Blogtalk radio program on December 6th/2017...6:00 pm to 8:00 pm...the topic is....Site C..}

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/canadianglen/2017/12/07/do-canadas-dam-disasters-come-in-3s-muskrat-falls-keeyasksite-c


https://www.theviewuphere.ca/

Here is a previous Blogtalk special program...."LNG, A Bridge Fuel Too Far"\

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/canadianglen/2017/01/12/lng--a-bridge-fuel-too-far-with-grant-g

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We will discuss the myriad of economical reasons, and environmental reasons to kill Site C....we'll delve into how we got here..the hideous BC Liberal 2004 Clean Energy Act....a brutal piece of legislation that was rammed through our legislature by a BC Liberal majority...."The Clean Energy Act" not only shut the door on the BCUC reviewing Site C...The "clean energy act" also forced BC Hydro to buy inflated IPP run of river power while simultaneously preventing BC Hydro from building any of their own run of river projects....Site C..The boondoggle...It was the BC Liberals' "Clean Energy Act" that set the stage in bankrupting BC Hydro..and set the stage for skyrocketing electricity rates, and set the stage for shutting out everyone, including the BCUC on reviewing Site C.....

BC Liberal Clean Energy Act got us to this terrible place....Clean Energy Act needs to be ripped up, amended, eviscerated....It's the Clean Energy Act of 2004/20008 that is hamstringing the BCUC today...and it's providing John Horgan a headache...or an excuse...Time to amend the Clean Energy Act...time to Kill Site C...

This unknown to most BCers(clean energy act) is the poisonous BC Liberal legislation that is about to bankrupt BC Hydro and send ratepayers to the poorhouse......We will tear down this legislation from cover to cover....in the meanwhile....Another LNG project/proposal fades to black..as in KAPUT.....

http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/consol24/consol24/00_10022_01


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 Back to my post...


Steelhead LNG pulls out of proposed Malahat LNG project in Saanich Inlet





"Steelhead LNG will no longer be looking at building a floating LNG processing plant on Malahat First Nation owned Bamberton industrial lands.
The project was announced for the Saanich Inlet south of Mill Bay in August of 2015.
The proposed floating liquefaction facility moored to shore would have had capacity to process up to six million tonnes of LNG per year.
It immediately proved controversial garnering stiff opposition including from other First Nations in the area.
Late Friday, Steelhead LNG confirmed it is no longer moving ahead with the project.
A statement on the Malahat LNG website reads,
“Steelhead LNG made the decision after careful consideration and based on several factors as
we look to develop a project that delivers low-cost LNG that is globally competitive.”
It was estimated at the time it was announced that, when fully operational,  the project would would create 30 years of revenue for the Malahat Nation and would create 200 full-time jobs.
“Steelhead LNG would like to thank and acknowledge the many Malahat members who contributed more than 2,200 hours of work as Field Assistants on the early environmental studies,” the statement reads.
The company did say it continues to pursue another LNG project on Vancouver Island near Port Alberni."

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Here is what I wrote about Steelhead LNG in 2015

British Columbia LNG Industry, The Last Gas(P)....A Straight Goods Special


Written by Grant G


"A fool and their money soon part ways".....

Seems to me that every time devastating news on the world LNG front rears its head out comes a British Columbia made LNG spin story, yesterday was no different, articles and newscasts came out blazing, ...The proponent,...Steelhead LNG

Steelhead`s proposal, a floating LNG operation near Mill Bay on Vancouver Island and a $30 billion dollar LNG liquefaction plant in Port Alberni..

 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Floating+plant+proposed+Saanich+Inlet/11305428/story.html

This proposal will never happen, never be built, a foolish pipedream, ...Steelhead LNG is not an energy company, they have no assets, they own no LNG facilities, they own no upstream drill properties, Steelhead LNG is a group of people, including BC Liberal Geoff Plant and some other people with expertise in the energy game, but to be clear they have no financial means to back up their silly proposal..

I feel bad for Vancouver Island First Nations who have drank the LNG koolaid...

Steelhead LNG proposes a pipeline from northeast British Columbia to our southern B.C. coastline, from there another pipeline on the bottom of the Georgia Straight, from there a pipeline to cross Vancouver Island to BC`s wild west coast, (Sarita Bay)...In Sarita Bay Steelhead LNG proposes building a $30 billion dollar liquefaction plant, ..Thus having massive LNG tankers traversing the wind-swept Alberni canal, a waterway that is winding, very narrow, where winds whip up to 100 miles per hour on a regular basis, winds that come out of nowhere, regardless of the weather, the Port Alberni canal is a natural wind tunnel, winds race through the canal without a cloud in the sky, winds in the canal are thermal dynamic driven...The canal is also full of fishing vessels, both sport and commercial, the canal is also a tourist destination with fishing lodges and camp-sites from end to end...

This project will never happen, for two reason, the first being the risk to tourism, to salmon, to life itself, the canal is too small and too windy to ever have that kind of operation approved..

The second reason why the project will never happen is money, Steelhead has no financial means and no bank or money lender will ever sanction such an expense on an industry gone/going bust."





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For those interested....Here is how Gordon Campbell's "Clean Energy Act" has severely crippled BC Hydro's financial position....

Gordon Campbell in about 2004 mandated by the act that BC Hydro become self sufficient in power needs....BC Liberals argued at the time that BC Hydro was a net importer of power, ...Clean Energy Act mandated that BC Hydro become self sufficient...

That though depends on how you interpret the importing and exporting of electricity...

What BC Hydro has done successfully for decades(until BC Liberals messed everything up)...was sell power at peak pricing and import almost free power at night from neighboring jurisdictions...BC Hydro would let all their storage capacity build up at night...then sell at peak periods PST 5pm to 9pm....BC Hydro would buy almost free power at night, the reason..Alberta's grid power..N Dakota grid power doesn't shut off at night, these jurisdictions must either dump the power they're producing for nothing/free or sell it dirt cheap to any and all takers....

BC Hydro would use their storage advantage.....save storage and sell at peak to California and other points south...this worker out very well for BC Hydro and their ratepayers....

Clean Energy Act put an end to that practice....The Act mandated BC Hydro have all the power they need without buying cheap imported late night grid power....

The Clean Energy Act did something else.... By law, BC Hydro was prevented in building any of the new supply of power they needed.....The ACT strictly prohibited BC Hydro from building anything except Site C...so..energy tenders were sent, and BC Hydro was forced to buy energy from lucrative run of river contracts..guaranteed returns for 60 to 100 years...BC Hydro can do run of river..it is simple technology, ..divert river water through tunnels or pipes with generators then water returns to the river...simple technology, ..rather than BC Hydro build themselves...a goldrush set off in the run of river game, BC Liberal insiders made out like bandits....BC Hydro was shaken down by bandits...

$100s of million per year in losses...now BC Hydro starts deferring debt..today, $6 billion plus in deferred BC Hydro debt/ratepayer debt...

Clean Energy Act did more....The Act mandated that Burrard thermal shutdown...that is/was our emergency nat-gas power supply..used only sparingly for winter peaking..Burrard thermal was upgrade and is one of the clean gas burners in the world....

BC Hydro could no longer use Burrard thermal, that power too had to be replaced...more run of river, more BC Hydro debt..

as of now, IPP run of river power accounts for 25% of BC's electrical grid but consumes 75% of BC Hydro's revenues!...

However...back when the Clean Energy Act was written...BC Liberals knew not of LNG...LNG, the $trillion dollar prosperity windfall, that gimmick arrived in BC in 2012 under Christy Clark...not only was BC going to get filthy rich...They told us we will clean Asia's airshed with our "clean LNG"...

That's right, ..when the Clean Energy Act was written...BC Liberals called gas power plants dirty...now their regardless as clean....Think about it...We as a province, even today tout the benefits of clean LNG...Yet the Clean Energy Act precludes it's use in BC...and the BCUC was not allowed to consider LNG(natural gas) as an energy replacement source for Site C...

We could build a Clean burning natural gas power plant anywhere in the province, the cost would be less than $2 billion dollars and produce more firm power than Site C...! fact.

So..right now the Clean Energy Act is hamstringing both John Horgan and the BCUC.....

It do't have to be that way....

Clean Energy Act also set out out GHG reduction laws....By law, BC must reduce GHG levels by 33% of 2007 levels by 2020.....That was the law...

Back to that LNG thingy....Guess what the BC Liberals did in their last year in office....They of course were chasing LNG prospects..that didn't turn out to well...but, nevertheless, If Petronas hbuilt..or Chevron had built their proposed LNG liquefaction plant....They were going to be burning natural gas to create power..Petronas would have added 25% to BC's entire provincial emission's level on it's own...

So...BY by law...BC had to reduce our GHG levels by 33% of 2007 levels by 2020.....if we had 2 le LNG plants our emissions would have gone up by 50%....as of 2016...BC had not reduced GHG emissions at all...4 years til 2020 and we are not going to reach that target..if LNG came to BC...targets not missed, targets blown away...

What were the BC Liberals to do?....Simple...Last year the BC Liberals used their majority, and that GHG 2020 reduction law contained withing the Clean Energy Act was taken out..removed, gutted..the LAW was amended to new a reduction target date..that being 2050...

In other words...When the Clean Energy Act got in the way of LNG...When GHG reductions were not going to be meant...what did the BC Liberals do....They amended The Clean Energy Act...

John Horgan can do the same...Burrard thermal can be used for winter peaking if needed...BC Hydro should be able to buy almost free late night power...BC Hydro needs to go back to the old ways of making money....

There is no way in the world British Columbia can tout LNG as the cleanest burning fuel, promote it..yet tell the world BC is too good for natural gas power.....No, government of BC can't say no to natural gas, for if, ....for if BC gets a big LNG pl or two....they'll be burning natural gas by the bucket loads to chill natural gas down to a liquid(LNG)....An LNG liquefaction will be BC's highest single point GHG emitter...

What does a new NDP government need to do?...they need to amend Gordon Campbell's hamstringing Clean Energy Act.....get it out of the way and go KILL SITE C..

Batting a 1000% friends....let's keep this party going..




The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Keith Baldrey,Michael Smyth,Sean Leslie,STOOGES


This article was posted by me March 14th/2010......9 years ago...Today, February 13th/2019...Vaughn Palmer finally reported on the crimes the BC Liberals foisted on BC Hydro ratepayer..and wild salmon....the thing is..Where was Vaughn Palmer a decade ago...how come I knew, Norm Farrell....but Vaughn Palmer legislative reporter didn't?...Vaughn knew..so did Bill Good and Keith Baldrey..and Michael Smyth...they all knew of the IPP run of river crimes..Those stooges had their Canwest(now Post Media) corporate marching orders..and they had their heads firmly stuck up Gordon Campbell's asshole....Here is what Palmer reported tonight(Feb/13/2019)

 https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-ratepayers-zapped-by-hydro-report-that-reveals-shocking-interference?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1550114471

Not just me...and Norm Farrell....John Calvert wrote a book on these crimes to..in 2007..Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold

Energy Privatization in British Columbia

By John Calvert  
"John Calvert shows how BC’s successful public energy system is being supplanted by a deregulated private electrical system. This will effectively transfer control of the system to private interests. It will also expose BC ratepayers to the risks and uncertainties associated with the United States energy market as BC’s system in gradually integrated into the larger Pacific northwest transmission grid–a grid largely controlled by US energy corporations."


https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/liquid-gold

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Vaughn Palmer..Keith Baldrey..Bill Good..Sean Leslie....Michael Smyth...STOOGES

Three individuals who have betrayed the public, three legislative reporters who are negligent in their duty to report facts, three stooges who I believe have financial motivation to not disclose serious information to the tax paying public.

What am I talking about, I`m talking about IPPs,private power buying contracts, these three individuals are well aware of Gordon Campbell`s obsession to privatize our public power, back in 2002 Gordon Campbell by cabinet order made it illegal for BC Hydro to generate new power sources with the exception of upgrading existing heritage power sources, other than upgrades BC Hydro was shut out, Gordon Campbell said that all new power must come from private IPPs.

And it`s my opinion that these legislative reporters knowing how stubborn and obtuse Gordon Campbell is, rather than report the probable negative results from these actions,they decided to buy in to private power IPPs, it`s no secret that Naikun Power and especially Plutonic power`s new directors and staff are almost all former BC Liberals from the Gordon Campbell administration, and of course Keith Baldrey,Sean Leslie and Michael Smyth are aware of this, yet they never ever report it, don`t you think this is something the public has a right to know? I DO!.....(read about all the BC Liberals that have gone to work for Plutonic Power here)
http://www.sqwalk.com/bc2009/001652.html

Of course Sean Leslie,Keith Baldrey,Vaughn Palmer,Michael Smyth must be familiar with or have met at one time or another all these BC Liberals that are now working for Plutonic power?

It would very alarming if these legislative reporters bought stock in these IPPs and for whatever reasons failed to report the whole story, that would be negligence or worse, indeed that would be SHOCKING, I don`t know for sure if they have bought stock in these companies,I am attempting to find out.

Here`s the deal, Gordon Campbell and his government have lied so many times I have lost track, from selling BC Rail,tearing up contracts, and even very recently with the HST lie,the budget deficit lie, and all the social cuts they have made, lie after lie after lie, every MLA from the Campbell government are complicit in the lies, yet no matter how many times Gordon Campbell lies every time Gordon Campbell comes up with another statement or plan those above individuals act like it`s the truth, they act like Gordon Campbell is trustworthy, you know friends,if you are in a court of law and you lie once and get caught the court can dismiss anything further statements you make as lies, but if you lied over and over again the court would tell the jury to disregard any statements from the said liar.

But that`s not the case with legislative reporters, it`s a tight knit group in Victoria, and if those legislative reporters are aware of the mass exodus from Government present and former all heading to Plutonic power and Naikun the above legislative reporters should know that the fix is in, because that`s what it is, a fix.


Today on the Sean Leslie show Sean compared IPPs to the forestry industry, Sean said that private forestry companies sell lumber to the USA so is that any different than private IPPs selling electricity to the USA, that is the most ridiculous argument I have ever heard,of course Sean Leslie had on the head of Citizens for Green power, a BC Liberal front group promoting IPPs.......,IPPS are big donors to the BC Liberals, in fact they have donated roughly $1 million dollars since 2002 to the BC Liberals, Sean Leslie also had on a spokesperson for Citizens for public power, but from the listening I did,Sean Leslie was in full support for IPPs and argued in favour and agreement with Bruce Sanderson from citizens for green power.

I want to discuss the phony argument Sean Leslie made, where he said what`s the difference between IPPs selling electricity to the USA and private forestry companies selling lumber to the USA......Listen up Sean Leslie.......Private forestry companies don`t have the BC government guarantee a price for their logs triple the going rate for 30 years, that`s the difference, forestry companies get paid what the market will bear, they have no guarantees, if the price collapses forestry companies lose money, if the price of lumber skyrockets they can make money,there are no guarantees,NONE.....Where as the IPPs, the only way they can get money to build the power generation on our rivers is if BC Hydro,an arm of the Provincial Government gives them a 30 to 40 year guaranteed price, once they have the contract they go to the banking world and borrow money and build, there are no private companies(IPPs) that use their own money to build power generation, if they had to use their money,had no lucrative guarantee,had to go fend for themselves on the spot electrical market, they wouldn`t be here at all! So for Sean Leslie and citizens for green power trying to use that comparison, the comparison of private forestry to private power, my god, that just reeks of desperateness!

Presently the spot market for electricity is about $40 to $50 dollars,yet BC Hydro has signed deals for $120 dollars for this power, BC Hydro cannot refuse to buy this power,once they sign the contract they have to buy the power for that price, yet all this IPP power is for export, so what happens when we sell it.


If we buy power for $120 dollars and sell it for $40 dollars we lose a fortune, and,the best electrical power forecasters in the game don`t believe electric prices to go that high for decades, in fact all of our top power traders have quit PowerX and gone to work for Morgan Stanley power trading division,these traders get performance bonuses for making BC Hydro/Government profits,no profit,no bonuses, so they left.quit,adios, the head traders were making 1/2 million dollar plus yearly pay cheques,why would they leave, because with trading losses there will be no bonuses. (read about the top BC power traders quiting PowerX and moving to Morgan Stanley here)http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Toyota+recall+Prius+hybrids+worldwide/2540019/Powerex+traders+jump+rival/2475855/story.html


So I ask you faithful readers why Sean Leslie,Keith Baldrey, Michael Smyth,Vaughn Palmer, why have not one of those legislative reporters reported the obvious...


Sean Leslie,Michael Smyth,Keith Baldrey,Vaughn Palmer.....I have a question for you stooges...

What happens when we buy export power from Plutonic Power for $120 dollars and sell it for $40 dollars on the spot market? Well boys,what happens? Do we not lose lots of money?


You see friends, those 4 stooges can believe in their own mind that electricity will rise to that rate and above, anyone is entitled to a faith-based belief, but it is the responsilbility of the legislative reporters to tell all of BC what happens if the spot market doesn`t rise up, since their silence is deafening let me fill you on what will happen, We lose our shirts boys,that`s what happens.

So when these legislative reporters fail to inform the public I get suspicious, I get the feeling that they have bought into these companies looking for a killing,a killing at the expense of the BC Taxpayer, that`s what I think.


And I can hear their arguments already, Sean Leslie and the spokesperson touched on it today on his Sunday show, they said, states like California are mandated to buy 33% of their power from Green renewable power sources by 2020, well, that may well be true, but here in lies the rub, all 4 of those stooges are aware of the fact that the California senate has ruled that these mega run of river projects in BC are not green, the environmental footprint,habitat destruction and fish hydrology problems are too large for these projects to be considered Green Energy,and my dear friend bitter Brian has called into the Sean Leslie show and the cutting ledge show on Fridays and said as much about the ruling from the California Senate!(read about the California senate rejecting big run of river projects here)http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/energy/archive/2009/04/02/british-columbia-green-power-faces-battle-in-california.aspx

Yet Sean Leslie,Michael Smyth,Keith Baldey,Vaughn Palmer,not one of those legislative reporters have told the public about the ruling by the California senate,to my recolection,if they have I have never seen it,California senate has stated that Hydro electric renew ables must be 30 megawatts or less, some of the run of river projects in BC are over 1000 megawatts, they divert multiple river systems for miles, hundreds of miles of roads,thousand of miles of transmission lines, dozens if not hundreds of bridges, fish bearing streams diverted into pipes full of turbines which means certain death to fish, fish that bears,eagles, and the whole eco system relies on.


So Keith Baldrey,Vaughn Palmer,Sean Leslie,Michael Smyth, how come none of you legislative reporters have told the public about the ruling from the California senate?How come indeed?


Sean Leslie, how is a guaranteed price for 30 to 40 years from the taxpayers of BC at triple the going spot electrical market the same as private forestry companies selling at the world lumber price that goes up and down,look how well our forestry companies are doing, Chinese imports have crushed the price of lumber,the housing market in the USA is flat,we have lost 30,000 thousand forestry jobs under Gordon Campbell, what would happen Sean Leslie if the BC government guaranteed triple the going rate for lumber for private forestry companies for decades, would we not be losing a fortune Sean Leslie?

Let me answer that question for you....Of course we would lose a fortune, are you that stupid Sean Leslie? Or do you have another motive for promoting IPPs without telling the public of the inherent risk?

And lets look at the Bute inlet proposed Green Renewable power project Sean Leslie.


Lets see, 17 fish bearing streams being diverted into pipes for miles and miles,pipes with turbines in them,gee Sean,that doesn`t sound too fish friendly does it? 450 kilometers of transmission lines, 320 kilometers of roads, 16 power houses, substations, over a hundred bridges, all in a pristine area full of bears,eagles all relying on fish to survive, is that Green power Sean? Will California buy that power for a premium?


Here is the deal stooges, California won`t pay a premium for power that isn`t green renewable power, that means we will lose a fortune on this power, and there is that other little problem all of you stooges have failed to mention, this run of river power comes on line in the spring freshet, guess what boys, that is when hydro electric demand is at its lowest in California, they`re not running their air conditioners then, and that is the same time that all of BC Hydro`s dams are full of water, historically that is the time of year when electricity is at its cheapest.

But you failed to agree with your guest from Citizens for PUBLIC power when she brought that up today, why is that Sean, have you and you fellow legislative reporters got something going on?(read how big the so-called Green IPP in Bute is here)http://www.watershedsentinel.ca/content/environmental-assessments-farce


And lets wrap this up with one more little tid-bit, Sean Leslie,you had Blair Leckstrom on today, and all you did was bob your head in agreement, no tough questions, no nothing, Blair Leckstrom continued the Government spin about BC being a net importer of power, well guess what Sean Leslie, the top traders at POWERX made us a fortune every year trading power, they let our heritage dams fill with water, and Alberta that has gas powered electricity that doesn`t shut off,in the middle of the night theAlberta power and Montana power is dirt cheap, there is no demand at that time of day, so insted of using our dam power we buy that dirt cheap and leave our heritage dam power for when we can charge a big buck to California,like at dinner time or summertime when their air conditioners are running,it`s a win win situation for BC Hydro,but not no more,now we know why the top-traders at PowerX left.

And there`s more, Blair Leckstrom in saying we are a net importer of power,fails to mention the Columbia treaty power we could use,or the Teck Comenco power that is exported, because in Fact Sean Leslie we are a net exporter of power.There are so many domestic sources of Hydro Electric power that have been omitted from the tally, the bottom line stooges, we are a net exporter of power,(read about the export/import debate herehttp://www.sqwalk.com/bc2009/001560.html


That my friends is why I started this post telling you about the Habitual Liar Gordon Campbell,the premier has lied and lied and lied some more,and yet the 4 stooges have forgotten about all those lies and say, well Gordon Campbell must be telling the truth this time!
So I ask you 4 stooges, what kind of game are you playing, what is in it for you, how much IPP stock have you bought? How deep are you guys in? Is that why all four of you have failed to report any of these facts to the public?

So friends,faithful readers, why aren`t our legislative reporters telling us the truth, why the con, they are entitled to believe what they want, but they also have a responsibility to tell all BCers the facts,all the facts,not cherry pick and obfuscate and repeat the lies of the Campbell administration! If anyone wants to hear Sean Leslie making a fool out of himself comparing lucrative power buying contracts from IPPs guaranteed by the BC Government to private forestry selling lumber to the USA . (listen here on the cknw audio vault,cue up 3:00PM Sunday,March 14th)http://www.cknw.com/other/audiovault.html

I don`t know what is going on friends, either the entire media is in on some plot to deceive or a select bunch of insiders are selling out average BC folks down the river for personal gain, I know nothing for sure except all the facts above, if it doesn`t make sense it isn`t true! All of the above is an opinion piece,I don`t know if those 4 have bought stock in IPPs, but all the other facts with links are true, and the part about Gordon Campbell being an Habitual Liar is true,you decide. What other possible reason could there be for those legislatives reporters to not report the above facts?

The deletion of facts, the denial, the obfuscation, the non-existent reporting from the four Stooges is "Deafening" and that speaks volumes to me!

The Straight Goods
Cheers-Eyes Wide Open







Monday, January 21, 2019

Craig James...You are now a marked man, watch your back!


A blast from the Straight Goods past.....November/2010


Strange times have descended upon the earth, we now live in a world where the "Greed Monsters" rule and children, seniors, workers are but disposable impediments......

In the UK, now Ireland, spain, Greece, the US and coming to our country very very soon, we hear the continual drone of messaging from Conservative neo-cons in all corners of the world, we are living too long, we expect too many underserved entitlements, austerity measures are required(read taketh away your everything).....

Taxes on liquor and tobacco must be raised and raised because of the health cost arising from their use, yet when citizens of the world through clean living live longer and longer then were told that pensions and health care are unsustainable.

Every morning at 8:25am Michael Campbell beats the drum about how pensions must be slashed, health care is unsustainable, entitlements of working stiffs must be rolled back, he applauds the "austerity measures" taken by the UK, now by Ireland, here in BC we have the lowest corporate tax rate in the world(and that was before the HST)...Campbell cut their share of school taxes in half, tax break after tax break that lead to zeros on the Government balance sheet.

Offshore tax havens are everywhere, profits and cash funneled out of the country and hidden, no taxes paid and when big corporations have a bad year every loss is written off against future profits.

Hedge fund managers making $billion dollar paycheques,.

Henry Paulson paid a $600 million dollar bonus when he left Goldman Sachs, pure greed by the few, fraudulent securities and financial instruments, corporations who failed to fund private pensions and keep their promises to workers, those companies who couldn`t slash pensions merely fold up tent claim insolvency and poof, no more pensions, .....Australia tried to impose a "super profits" mining tax and BHP Bilton (mining giant) overthrew the Australian Government, they spent $100 million dollars advertising against the Government and ultimately against the people, ...Ireland was the investment capital hotbed for several years, Ireland had slashed the corporate tax rate to the lowest in the world, companies moved there, investments were made but the Government reaped no reward, empty coffers, a housing bubble took effect, Irish banks played loosey goosey and when the shit hit the fan when all the bundled securities were opened up and revealed they were made of air the fire alarm bell went off and now....

And now in the UK and in Ireland school tuition is being tripled, welfares rates cut in half, workers being laid of by the millions, new user fees on health services, on everything, austerity measures from hell, this is happening in Spain, in Greece, Ireland, the uK, the US will be next and Canada, the Michael Levy`s, Michael Campbell`s the Fraser institute beat the drum everyday demanding the same thing here, the howls by the Fraser institute for lowering corporate taxes more and more and the screams of agony when anyone suggests raising the minimum wage....

Tesako mines and Teck Cominco with record profits despite the recession caused by Wall Street, the S&P  companies sitting on $trillions of dollars, banks not lending money, credit card usuary rates, $trillions of dollars in tax havens in the Cayman islands, Bermuda and when the big boys got in trouble because playing with  $billions of dollars weren`t enough they dabbled in the spatial game of derivatives, credit default swaps, games being played with pixels and numbers on computer screens, the derivative market is a $800 trillion dollar market, 10 times more money in the world and when the big boys got caught with their pants down they come cap-in-hand to the Government banks and printing presses for bail outs, if the Government refused they threatened to fire all employees, move to cheaper slave lands where politicians can be bought for pennies rather than dollars.

So now the people of the world are being told their entitlements are gone, tuitions tripled, the wrath is directed at the weakest and payback is coming from the poorest, to those with no voice, no representation, not once has any Government said that corporate taxes will be raised, the howls from Gordon Campbell`s brother Michael Campbell, the screams of pain from the Fraser institue, the old saying comes back again and again, "corporations don`t pat taxes people do"..In other words a veiled threat that if taxes are raised so will be their prices, a vicious self-sustaining circle.....

We have reached a crossroads in time, the battle between the commoners and the robberbarons, politicians have never been so corrupt, they receive directorships and lucrative lifelong taxpayer guaranteed pensions.

And as the dollars are ripped from the public, credit cards and interest payments become a National  staple and the bombardment of ads promising economic freedom by merely handing over your money to Wall Street and investment firms never quit, the greed has rooted itself in the underbelly of finance and Government,  Tesako prosperity mine and Fish Lake,  they fought to destroy our water, our fish, a way of life for a Nation .......And when the project went the Federal Government for approval......Drum roll please...

Two weeks before the decision someone leaked to the big boys and they dumped the stock faster than a hot potato...The trading was at ten times the normal level, there has been an rcmp investigation into insider trading and isn`t that a coincidence that Jim Prentice who made the decision resigned the day after to take on a cushy gig at a big bank!

Big banks at one time had to stay capitalized, not no more, US banks are ready to fall again for playing games

The FBI in the US have raided three giant hedge funds for fraud and insider trading

And then you get the likes of the Fraser institute, CD Howe, Tom Freidman, Wall Street who want less regulation, less oversight.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg coming down the pipe, here in B.C. you could write a book on fraudulent accounting  and bookeeping within Government, Governments around the world are bought and sold like trading cards and representation for people, for children, for human life is all but gone, that`s what the tea party movement is all about, that`s what Recall is all about, the anger, the riots in Europe, I was touched by the Irish School kids today who are wondering why they are paying the price for the greed and financial crimes of Wall Street  and corrupt politicians.

Here in BC prices are rising faster than anywhere in Canada, the HST is a fraud, a $2billion dollar theft every year from we BCers, no prices will ever drop with the HST, the BC Liberal Government is the most corrupt government in canada, the tentacles are everywhere, Government staffers being rewarded at IPPs, directorships, they all have one thing in common, they are BC Liberals, our democracy in the Province has been stolen, the getaway car is speeding down the highway, we must throw out a spike strip before our freedom is all but gone!

And today, the  "Effing" Beuracrat Craig James at Elections BC has rejected the Oak Bay recall registration, he claims the acronym MLA ...HST..is not one word, Craig James claims that MLA is 5 words!!!!!!!....As in Member of the legislative assembly....Harmonized sales tax.....So now they have to re-file, and that includes many many registrations, .....Craig James could of phoned the petitioner and said there are too many words but chose not to....Craig James is an Effing bought and paid stooge and if he was in front of me I may be in jail right for what I would do to him...Sorry about the anger, The BC Liberals have seen the polls done in Oak Bay and they know Ida Chong has chomped her last lunch and this is nothing but a deliberate attempt to subvert justice and democracy....

The line in the sand has been drawn today friends...It`s us against the Government, us againt Bill fat mouth Good, us against Christy Clucking Clark, us against tryanny, .....You made a huge error with your flunkie Craig James today Gordon Campbell...

 You have spawned a brand new invigorated anger that won`t be quelled until your gone, defeated and jailed, the books will be opened, the crimes exposed.

"It`s always darkest before we see the light at the end of the tunnel"

Your party is dead Campbell, your henchmen will be romoved, Falcon, Coleman, De Jong, Corrupt Heed, Bond, Bell, you lying dogs are going down.

And where the hell is our railway, CN Rail haven`t paid for it yet, we want it back......Your going to Hell Campbells, Gordon and Michael!!! 

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Cedar Trees and Earl Grey,The Legend of BC Mary



Written by Grant G



There is something about the rain, a soothing rhythmic song that descends from the clouds, in a moment the harbour is afroth with bubbles and fresh ozone, pattering drops pelt out an energetic medley upon our metal roof, not a day for indoor indulgence, rain like this must be experienced in the flesh...But first a cup of Earl Grey tea...

Dependence, I miss the three eager faces that used to greet me with kisses and purrs, the love of animals can run deep, maybe it`s human nature, the need for rain, the need of dependence, humanity in the form of crumbs, satisfaction and emotional release all accomplished under the guise of mutual dependence, Earl grey tea with one small teaspoon of sugar...

There is a young ancient cedar tree outside my window, it must be a hundred years old but basically it`s still a baby in old cedar terms, it`s home to a family of raccoons, the mom had a litter of 2...She has lived in the cedar tree a long time and every 2 years she has another batch, long loopy lower branches allow easy access for climbing and today, well, momma raccoon and her teenagers came meandering down this old tree, I see this routine every other day and....And about halfway down the full of play baby(teenage) raccoons took a different route, the mother sat back on the main trunk and just watched, this plump little tyke gingerly walked down the skinniest of branches(still 20 feet in the air), I could see that the branch was way too skinny to support this plump baby, half way down this branch it starts a bending, the raccoon stops, only to have its eager sibling come racing down the same skinny branch, this is gonna be good I thought, the branch bent over, both plumpsters went for a wild ride but surprisingly they both clung on, the look on the mother`s face was priceless, she growled out a harsh message and the babies came a runnin, meanwhile the skies were thundering liquid gold but the beauty of this ancient cedar tree is underneath it`s bone dry, mother nature`s umbrella, warm sticky drops of rain falling like strands of syrup from the outer branches while mischievious raccoons annoy momma in complete dryness, dependence is so empowering to one`s own soul..

The blackies, the crows spotted me as I went by the kitchen window and started cawing, nothing goes to waste, dinner leftovers, old bread, meat scraps and lots of cooked rice, you see you can`t cook good Chinese sticky rice unless you make a whole pot, alright crows, I hear ya, no leftovers for me as I toss rice and bread out the window, my mom loves the blackies, they are very orderly, they have a set pecking order, quite civilized, and the most interesting new member is a little smart black bird, the size of a Robin but different, he has white spots on his black fantail, similar to the tail of a bluejay, this little feller comes out from this low ground hedge, looks right at me and chirps, he gets a couple of crackers everyday, I toss it to him/her, the bird grabs the cracker in a shot and darts back under the hedge, meanwhile back at the old cedar tree the baby bandits are still goofing around, having survived their thrill ride on the now broken branch the little raccoons are pushing the envelope, both are slowly climbing out on two more rather thin limbs, these branches leading to a nearby arbutus tree, momma raccoon looking totally twisted really started squawking but her babies were having none of it, down the skinny branches they went and when they started to bend the little raccoons made short leaps onto the Arbutus tree, only to realize that Arbutus trees have no bark, no grip, a smooth shiny hardwood tree and I swear that momma raccoon was laughing it up as her babies skidded and slid at speed all the way down the Arbutus....I `m sure the playful bandits learned their lesson, a minute later they climbed back up to console with mom..


Squirrels, raccoons, crows, humming birds, little black birds, my mom, Gin Gin(orange cat)...Dependence is very empowering and all one needs are but a few crumbs of humanity, I haven`t written much lately, reading mostly, reading stories and blogs, why is it when I read certain writers like Ross K or Laila Yuile, BC Mary I come away feeling warm and included while other sites are cold, desperate venues for hate and self grandization..

Normally I don`t put up guest posts but I was worried about our Dear friend Mary, BC Rail is her story, more than even Bill Tieleman, more than any mainstream media, BC Mary`s site did more to keep the BC Rail file alive than any venue in Canada, every revelation every nuance, from a corrupt investigation conducted by the RCMP, BC Liberal political insiders in charge of the prosecution, the betrayal of Loukedalis, all the meetings, meetings on Savory Island, meetings with lobbyists, the Bruce Clark connection, David Mclean funding Gordon Campbell, every angle from the missing $1 billion dollars to the now $600 million dollar and growing tax indemnity CN has against the province..

BC Mary has the archives of thousands of BC Rail stories, from radio tricks in Prince George to bogus financial statements used as propaganda, it`s all in BC Mary`s archives. ...

Dependence, it`s very empowering, a little rice, a chirp, a caw and a trip down to the dock to dance in the rain...

Thank you for all those years of crumbs and crackers Mary.







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Hollowed Souls and The Inescapable Box, Donald Trump Edition





Written by Grant G


Donald Trump's presidential victory...

I have difficulty in describing the hollow feeling within, my internal compass was and is still spinning wildly, not knowing what direction to point, an emptiness filled my soul after Donald Trump triumphed and I'm not an American nor do I live in that country so it's easy to relate to the despair 50 million Americans are feeling..

Alone, that's how I felt when my father died, depressed and bitter when my long lived animal companions perished in a house fire, but never before did I feel hollow, dad left me direction and a moral compass, my feline family members left me resolve to start anew and Jinnycat has more than filled the void..

I was not a Hillary Clinton fan, believed the democratic party didn't try hard enough to give America a fresh choice, Clinton..Bush..never do I want to see those names on a presidential ballot again..

The Klu Klux Klan is making plans for a December 3rd victory march in Pelham North Carolina  and yes Donald Trump is saying he disavows that racist club but does he really, a wink nod campaign, Donald Trump alluded to 2nd amendment fanatics and NRA people to stop Hillary in a not so subtle assassination threat..even at Trump's election night victory party his supporters were calling for Hillary Clinton to be locked up..

Did I know racism was so rampant in America, not to this extent, a rural suburban divide, a division of the educated, a division of colour, a division of voters who live in diverse multi-coloured cities against nearly all white rural counties and no, it's not right to paint voters with a broad-brush but one can't overlook or ignore the demographics...Donald Trump attracted older white male votes, older white female votes and votes from the least educated Americans...the same demographic that voted for Stephen Harper in our last federal election...

Americans marching and in some cases protesting violently from coast to coast and Trump has yet to do a single legislative thing or use any presidential executive order, those privileges don't kick in for a few months and I don't see how Donald Trump can do anything to pacify Americans on either side of the political spectrum, conservative or democratic...

If Donald Trump actually starts building a useless wall or creates deportation goon-squads the protests we see today will seem like mere angry letters to editors and if Donald Trump doesn't go forward with his core election platform....(Deport millions of undocumented people....Build an impenetrable wall with Mexico picking up the tab....Lock Hillary Clinton up...Extreme vetting and Muslim immigration ban)

If Donald Trump abandons his election platform his base will go ballistic, his core voter finally had a president willing to carry out what they believe is wrong with America, not only stopping illegal immigration but deporting millions.....Donald Trump has put himself in a box, put himself in many boxes...Will corporate America close down their factories in Mexico and China and return to America, will those Americans who lost countless jobs to outsourcing and modernization begin anew making flip-flops, dish-racks and plastic forks, and if they do what will corporate America pay those workers...

Factories that once employed thousands now employ mere hundreds, or dozens, automation and robot factories are the new norm, driverless trucks, robot workers, exactly what jobs can Donald Trump bring back to the rust belt...Joe Fresh clothes being made by Indian workers making a dollar per day....

Rebuild America's infrastructure, for the last 20 years every politician in America and Canada have made that election promise, rural America isn't going to get new infrastructure, big cities will and big cities have all the tradepersons they need, ..in America and Canada big infrastructure projects go to a finite group of companies, SNC Lavilin for example..over-priced projects always going over-budget by gobs of money and that won't change anytime soon..

America's demise, Canada's demise started in the Ronald Reagan/Margaret Thatcher era and it's been downhill for workers ever since...Trickle down economics has never worked and Donald Trump is prepared to double-down on failed policies...

The American farm, family farms are nearly extinct, Monsanto and automation, self-serve checkout, tellerless banking, no more gas jockeys, no more buggy-whip makers, no more endless requirement of workers, we are indeed at a crossroad, 5% of the world's workers can produce 100% of what the world's people need to survive and who is prepared to rip up the world's entire economic system, who is prepared to remove the accumulated world debt, a debt that will never be paid or reduced...

Third world countries denied computer generated pixel money to modernize their infrastructure and or to improve living conditions because of no ability to repay the vapourmoney yet Canada, America, Russia, and Europe will never reduce their debt...

The world elite, the bankers, Wallstreet, IMF, the Federal Reserve, ....Derivatives, fraud and endless bailouts for the architects of the Ponzi....

The Great Depression brought on by a rigged market...1989 saving and loans Bailout..2008...Bear Stearns..AIG..Freddy and Fanny...European bank bailouts...too big to fail but not big enough or proud enough to not take bailout money created out of thin air...

Hollow and gutted is how I feel and I didn't like Hillary Clinton as a choice, the lessor of two evils syndrome perhaps..

Donald Trump built himself a presidential box from which he can't escape.....

America can't return to making dish-racks for many reasons, one reason being corporations won't pay wages high enough to cover house notes and health coverage..America can't deport millions of undocumented people...a wall won't keep people from relocating and won't stop the drugs, and considering big pharma is the new druglord, killing more people and destroying lives at levels never seen before....only legalization of all drugs will curtail the drug-fuelled nightmare...

"Make America Great Again"

Clean the air and keep water drinkable, feed the masses and finally come to the realization that endless growth on a finite planet is impossible...

Only admitting the truth and facing our fears head on will make America, and the world great...as for again, the world and America never was great to begin with...

I hope that Time, my dreaded enemy Time heals my hollow hurt and returns warmth to a frozen soul..



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Friday, December 21, 2018

Justin Trudeau...Rachel Notley...John Horgan...Too Clever By Half






The Emma Jackson Story


Written by Grant G




Something going on around here......

Emma Jackson, who is she, I don't know but boy oh boy is she needed, especially the message she voices..

Ten Years.....according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) that's how much time citizens of planet earth have to stop using the worst of the worst fossil fuels, that includes fracking and tarsands....ten years, that's not a lot of time, it's a blink and a wink and we're there...ten years...and if we don't?

Forget about limiting average temperatures around the world rising by ONLY  1-1/2 to 2 Celsius....it'll be game over, we're looking at runaway climate change, it could lead to a rapid extinction of mankind....perhaps, just perhaps if there is a God, he'll, she will let us perish, punishment for failing to protect and preserve what's really precious, harmony with nature, with millions of species from winged, to finned to furry, to land and ocean plants....species are dying off , becoming extinct at a pace that....at a pace that scares the hell out of me..

Oh, i know, there are climate change deniers among us, in fact all our Canadian elected politicians are climate change deniers...

Maybe Emma Jackson and the IPCC is wrong

If we follow Emma's advice, and she's wrong, what's the harm, less pollution, a faster transition to cleaner fuels, human longevity increases, habitat restoration and maybe even a return, or at least a stop to this current mass extinction..

What if the IPCC and Emma Jackson are right, a mere ten years to get it done or earth rampages into runaway climate change...

Who am i.....a nobody, what do I know......I've been on earth for five plus decades, my dad, my dear departed dad, he took me fishing when I was tiny person, rod, reel hook and line, we used live herring and mooched for salmon, mooching, probably not a term most of you are familiar with...throw out the anchor, reach into the live bait-well, grab a herring and put em on the hook, long slender light tipped rod, very thin fishing line and about a three ounce weight....drop it down 10...20....or even to 100 feet down and wait for a bite..

We fished together near every summer up until he passed....

Howe Sound use to brim with salmon, they are no more, the Sunshine Coast and Pender Harbour, .the salmon, the herring balls, needlefish, hake, black cod and sharks, an ocean bread basket market that existed for millennia, it's gone, no more...From Vancouver Island's west coast to Kitimat and beyond, a once bountiful filled ocean is now a mere shadow of what it once was, yes there are still fish and nature sometimes surprises us Westcoasters and delivers a large unexpected return of wild salmon, however, we have Orca, Orca whales that depend on Wild Chinook salmon for their survival, they're starving, dying and making me cry..

Everywhere dad and I fished, everywhere we didn't fish along the B.C. coast the story is the same, numbers in perpetual decline and countless outright extinctions...what most don't know, our BC wild salmon...Chinook..Coho..Chum..Sockeye..Steelhead salmon, the same species of salmon in different river systems produced different Coho,..unique to that river Chinooks, up and down our beautiful coastline the same fish species were one of a kind...the massive 100 pound Chinook that a mere handful of rivers could produce, one of those being Rivers Inlet....why did those Chinook get so large, again, it's the river system...only the biggest and strongest Chinook could spawn, the gravel was heavier...

Again I cry, because it's gone, bird life gone, species extinction here in B.C...death by a thousand cuts.

I'm a nobody...but i'm smart enough to know that what remains of mother nature must be left alone, be given a chance to recover, areas still pristine must be left alone, areas already decimated must be cleaned up, restored and be given all the help we can to return it to a stable state...

Ten Years left to do something about it...

Too clever by half...Justin Trudeau once elected told Paris and the world that Canada was back at the climate mitigation table..

Justin Trudeau once elected told Canadians and the world that Canada is doing its part for the climate by expanding tarsand production and building pipelines to the Westcoast, Eastcoast and south to the USA as our commitment to the Paris Accord...huh?

Justin Trudeau told us now laughing Canadians that his world leading climate change plan requires us(Alberta) to increase production of the dirtiest of fossil fuel tarsands and build new bigger pipelines to tidewater so Canada can ship this product to Asia as a key plank in his plan to protect the environment..? huh?

Every year the Prime Minister of Canada gets a sit-down meeting with provincial premiers, what happened, did they, in private come up with this latest bafflegab plan to try and fool the people that they were concerned with climate change...a joint plan among the leaders where they all say in unison, like lemmings that "increased production and exports of dirty fracked gas and dirt oil are the key to saving the world as long as we put a carbon tax in place"...huh?
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"If we then choose to start looking at both of Trudeau’s pet B.C. projects in terms of how much eventual total GHG they produce, it is shocking. His Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) project will ship material off the B.C. coast with more than an additional 100 million tonnes (MT) per year of GHG when burned. When you include field GHG production to get the material out of the ground, this number is greater than 120 MT/yr.
So Canada LNG, plus the Trudeau TMX pipeline project have a total associated GHG of more than 160 MT per year. To put that in perspective, the Harper 2030 target the Trudeau government committed to for national total GHG emissions is just over 500 MT/yr.  These two projects alone — both of which the Trudeau government is promoting — are equal to almost a third of our total targeted national 2030 emissions"
https://ipolitics.ca/article/trudeaus-pet-projects-dont-mesh-with-canadas-climate-goals/

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Tens years left to stop using the worst of the worst fossil fuels

Rachel Notley, Alberta's NDP premier....Rachel Notley authorized Alberta to run full of false statement ads across Canada promoting Trans Mountain Bitumen pipeline expansion to BC(tripling current capacity)....Rachel Notley has turned shrill and noisy..Rachel Notley endorsed Justin Trudeau's climate action plan until....until TMX pipeline expansion was halted by the court, the court ruled the NEB, the Federal government and big oil tried to ram this project through..through unceded First Nation land...Canadian Supreme court thus far has stopped TMX from going forward...then Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta, shrilly hollered, like a big oil executive that....

Unless that TMX pipeline to Vancouver Harbour to transport diluted bitumen for export to Asia gets built Alberta won't agree to a carbon tax or the decades off Alberta tarsand emissions cap ..

Alberta, 300 square miles of toxic tailing ponds, poisoned rivers like the Athabaska ...

Alberta tarsands.....Canada, a nation of more than 40 million people, a northern hemisphere country..Tarsand operations use 1/3 rd of all the natural gas used in Canada, just for extracting the tar from the ground...once out of the ground upgrading and then more refining is required to make the product usable...imagine that..all that energy just to get it out of the ground, all that steam, all that toxic water needed to be pumped into bird killing tailing ponds....and that's just the start of the process...
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2.38 billion cubic feet per day or a record 29 per cent of purchased natural gas was used for oil sands production in northern Alberta in 2016. That compared with 730 million cf/d or 12 per cent of total demand in 2005.

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Ten years left to stop using the dirtiest of the dirty fossil fuels....TMX pipeline expansion is being built for a 100 years of use...not 9 years, or 10....a 100 years of bitumen dirt oil to Asia..

John Horgan, British Columbia's newest Premier...When John Horgan was merely opposition leader in BC..Horgan and his entire party screamed, yelled and debated facts about LNG emissions in our legislature, how we couldn't possibly keep our provincial emissions flat let alone achieving any climate ghg reduction targets with an LNG industry..and he was correct..

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"LNG Canada Project...... When you add up the GHG emitted in getting the natural gas produced, shipped and liquified, combined with the amount that will be emitted from the final burning of the material, you have emissions equal to 75 per cent of the B.C.’s current GHG emissions. And that’s being kind about how much fugitive methane will result in production" 

https://ipolitics.ca/article/trudeaus-pet-projects-dont-mesh-with-canadas-climate-goals/

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But, once elected in 2017 those provincial emissions no longer mattered, to hell with a climate change plan, we are going to frack and combust and leak methane and let 5 foreign mega-corporations build Canada's most prolific GHG emitting operation. .....millions of megatonnes of GHGs year in year out for decades to come from a single plant, ..a single LNG plant increasing our provincial emissions by 20% or more...all these years we paid a BC carbon tax and now the BC Government says to hell with targets we're gonna sell LNG and don't worry folks because we'll be helping China burn less coal......Horgan said all that while promoting BC coal exports to China...Meanwhile the last 2 years British Columbia's forests have burned for months on end, the beautiful lower mainland, Vancouver, Surrey, Fraser Valley, everywhere in the province people  choked on forest-fire smoke, all summer long, advisories telling people to stay indoors....five decades in British Columbia and never had it happen once, now two years in a row....

Too Clever by Half...10 years to stop using the worst of the worst, fracking, tarsands...or face runaway climate change..

Who am I....I'm a nobody...

Who is Emma Jackson......She is the future..



And here is a little of what Emma has to say..


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I responded to Emma....Rachel Notley didn't..






I love your passion Emma...Don't waste time on ..Notley has dead eyes and no soul...Between Notley and ..NDP and everything they stood for died with those two, no vision..it's up to your generation to punt them out of office.



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Too Clever by Half....nobody with commonsense believes you Justin, Rachel, John....you don't build dirty fossil fuel infrastructure for 40 years, 60 years, a 100 years of use on one hand while at the same time claiming this is how we'll fight climate change...

Nobody buys the bullshit, not the 50+ years me or mankind's future, 25 year old Emma Jackson...

That's the generation we can't fail..

Too Clever by Half,,,,,indeed



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