Written by Grant G
This is an LNG story, and a whole lot more...Be patient and be prepared to read, a lot.
There was an article in the Tyee a few days ago on LNG, I was busy commenting there and leaving plenty of links...
I got in another nasty online battle there with the commenter Luke..Who in actuality is Brad Zubyk..
Luke(zubyk) was so outrageous the Tyee banned him and removed his many many comments, my comments are still there, you can read them...The comments are under my Tyee comment name..Wide Open Eyes..
I would like you to read my comments there..All the spaces where it says..Comment deleted were Brad Zubyk`s comments..
Those not familiar with Brad Zubyk, he is part of Wazuku, a government communication/lobbying firm, they were the outfit that orchestrated the fake hatchet job on John Doyle, ..Remember John Doyle, he was our honest Auditor General that Christy Clark fired without cause, ...Fired him because he exposed much corruption, including the scam known as Pacific Carbon trust..
Pacific carbon trust is the entity that received all the carbon offset money the BC Government forced schools and hospitals to pay..$millions and $millions of dollars stripped from public services, funneled to Pacific Carbon Trust, then funneled to EnCana gas..Larfarge cement...Big polluting companies were given money, money from schools and hospitals..The problem was, besides making schools and hospitals pay money out of their budget for carbon offsets..The offsets were a scam, EnCana and Lafarge were building newer infrastructure before Pacific carbon trust was an entity..
Here is more by Mark Hume at the Globe n Mail
When Auditor-General John Doyle began to investigate British Columbia’s carbon-offset program he soon found himself under attack from some of those directly involved in the market, which is worth an estimated $1-billion.
On Wednesday the government joined that attack, with B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake calling a press conference in Vancouver to dismiss Mr. Doyle’s report only an hour after it was officially released.
“We fundamentally reject the Auditor-General’s conclusions,” said Mr. Lake, who claimed Mr. Doyle simply didn’t have the expertise needed to understand and critique carbon-offset projects.
“I guess the question is: who audits the auditor-general? And in this case, you know, he’s come to conclusions we feel that are not backed up by the data,” said Mr. Lake.
Companies that trade in carbon offsets and the Pacific Carbon Trust, a Crown agency set up by the government for that purpose, made similar points in statements Wednesday.
The effort to undermine Mr. Doyle, however, began months earlier, when a flood of letters to the Auditor-General and to the Attorney-General raised concerns that the audit was biased and needed to be vetted by government before it was released.
The audit report was initially withheld by government and was only released after The Globe and Mail obtained a copy Tuesday.
Mr. Doyle’s critics say they wrote the letters because they were concerned the report could unfairly damage the carbon-trading market and perhaps destroy the Pacific Carbon Trust.
But in his report Mr. Doyle complains he was the target of a campaign that was clearly meant to throw him off track and ruin his credibility.
“Of all the reports I have issued, never has one been targeted in such an overt manner by vested interests, nor has an audited organization ever broken my confidence, as did the senior managers at PCT by disclosing confidential information to carbon market developers and brokers,” he states in the report.
The Pacific Carbon Trust did not respond to a request for an interview, but issued a statement saying the audit wasn’t fair.
“Never before have we seen an audit where the lead auditor states at the outset … that he did not believe that the projects were … credible,” it says.
The statement said industry experts began to fear the audit “could have a far reaching impact on their credibility and reputation” and so they wrote more than 20 letters to government, raising issues about the audit team’s expertise and challenging its findings in advance.
James Tansey, CEO of Offsetters, a private company, said there was no conspiracy to discredit the Auditor-General or stop his report from being released.
“I’ve been saying for weeks, just get the report out,” Mr. Tansey said Wednesday.
“I wrote to [Attorney-General] Shirley Bond … not to say please block the report, but to say they might want to review it before it was released to make sure there is nothing in it that is written in bad faith and leaves the province open to being sued,” he said.
“All of us who had been invited in to meet the Auditor-General started sitting down and comparing notes and got to the point where we realized there were some serious flaws in the methodology and that the report was very negative, in particular of Darkwoods,” he said.
In the report, Mr. Doyle says the audit examined two projects which account for nearly 70 per cent of the offsets purchased by the government through Pacific Carbon Trust.
In the Darkwoods project the government bought offsets from the Nature Conservancy of Canada for setting aside timber in southeast B.C. The government also bought offsets from the Encana Underbalance Drilling project, in which the company reduced gas flaring near Fort Nelson.
The audit concludes that both of those projects would have proceeded without the $6-million in carbon offsets purchased by the government.
“The Pacific Carbon Trust has not purchased credible offsets,” states the audit, which also concludes government paid far higher than open market prices.
In its efforts to be carbon neutral, B.C. requires all government agencies, including schools and hospitals, to offset greenhouse gas emissions with purchases made by the Pacific Carbon Trust.
Bob Simpson, an independent MLA who has repeatedly questioned the practice, said it’s clear vested interests are trying to destroy Mr. Doyle’s credibility.
Mr. Simpson said last year several organizations told him Pacific Carbon Trust officials had asked them “to write a letter to the Auditor-General decrying the audit.”
NDP environment critic Rob Fleming said the audit reveals “massive problems” with the carbon-offset program introduced by the Liberals.
Ok....The BC Government was stealing money from schools and hospitals and funneling it to big polluting corporations..Big corporations who donated big money to the BC Liberal party..
John Doyle was now a liability for the BC Government, a thorn in their side, what to do..
Brad Zubyk and Wazuku to the rescue...
Wazuku was paid monies by Pacific Carbon Trust to launch a media/social media hatchet job on John Doyle, a vicious attempt to discredit him and his claims that Pacific Carbon Trust was a scam.....Wazuku was also the brainchild of the CC4BC campaign....
So, money stolen from BC schools and hospitals was sent to Pacific Carbon Trust, PCT sent that taxpayer money to Wazuku and Brad Zubyk to launch a communications assault on John Doyle..
Where was I....Hang in there, this is an LNG story...
Ian Reid, now dead...RIP..
CC4BC: Liberal Lobbyists behind ‘non-partisan’ group
I owe this one to a tweet from Rod Smelser.
Like 2009 and 2005 a number of “citizen’s groups” are springing up full of good advice and spin to help voters make up their minds as we head into an election.
In other words, they bash the NDP and whoever leads them.
One of the first out of the gate this time around is CC4BC, a “Free Enterprise” supporting, we care about citizens but gosh we’re concerned about the fact that the BC Liberals look like they are on life-support, kind of group.
CC4BC is headed by Christy Clark advisor Jim Shephard, a former Canfor exec. The rest of the group – staff, funders, spinners – is under wraps.
Except for a phone number. If you want to donate to the group just call 604-678-8162 it says on the “how you can help” page of CC4BC’s website.
The number doesn’t belong to some non-partisan concerned citizens group. It belongs to Wazuku Consulting, a lobbyist super-group made up of partners Mike Watson (BC Liberal appointee), Brad Zubyk (BC Liberal lobbyist, Christy Clark leadership campaigner) and Stephen Kukucha (Christy Clark by-election campaign).
Now that’s not unexpected. CC4BC is a pretty thinly disguised Christy Clark front group. But it’s what may come that is interesting.
This is not the first front group that Zubyk’s been involved in. In 2009 Zubyck was one of the consultants behind Phil Hochstein’s multi-million dollar attack campaign, belying his 2007 testimony against union campaigns in which he said under oath “the idea that money equals voice is dangerous to democracy.”
Hochstein’s vote smart campaign spent hundreds of thousands on 3rd party attack ads and websites all aimed at the NDP.
Now it’s another election, so it’s time for another round of murky attack sites like CC4BC, supported by shadowy lobbyists like Wazuku, where money and connections equal lots and lots of voice.
Do you see the name there Rod Smelser...A longtime active NDPer...He died about 18 months ago..
Those of us who have been around the Tyee for years know of Rod Smelser...He commented at the Tyee under an alias...
Guess what....Brad Zubyk...Wakuku Brad Zubyk ...posted a picture of Rod Smelser in comments at the Tyee and made very lewd comments about Rod Smelser`s sex life...Rod Smelser was so embarrassed he left the Tyee....Luke Skywalker(Brad Zubyk) was banned for his activities..
However...Luke..Luke Skywaker..Cool Hand Luke kept coming back under different names, always attacking, always trying to out people online with phony smear...
Luke(Brad Zubyk) did it to me on the Tyee`s last LNG article, I called him out...
I won`t take shit from that BC Liberal operative and online stalker...
Brad Zubyk created an attack blogsite targeting me...
I was such a thorn in the side of Christy Clark and the BC Liberals Brad Zubyk targetted me, and my site..
How did Brad Zubyk find out who I am...Back to the Tyee...during the HST referendum I put my name, real name as my comment name at the Tyee...That was all Brad Zubyk needed, he created this...
A stupid hate-filled blog written by a childmind, an online stalker..Brad Zubyk at the Tyee, and on his stupid hate site gave my name...my address, my town, my phone number, my Dad`s name and what business he was in.. he even suggested people send me money..Here is the childmind stalker`s site..
I responded to Zubyk`s stalking with these two posts..
And this one..
Yes, hang in there, this is an LNG story..
So Zubyk created an attack targetting me..
He even posted a picture of me that Laila Yuile posted on her website...
Shortly after that site was created ....My Dad died...3 weeks later my home in Garden bay mysteriously was torched to the ground...I don`t believe Brad Zubyk was part of it...however, he no doubt led some crazed BC Liberal right to my home..in the fire I lost all my possessions, and..My beloved cats..A Siamese cat who was 25 years old(shadow..My 18 year old tabby(wolfy)..and my 10 year old tabby(shady)...I was crushed, my dad gone, my home, my life possessions and my animals, all gone in a course of a few weeks..
After a couple of weeks of mourning I wrote this post..I titled it ..........Soot
You see folks...do you see the pattern of how the BC Liberals operate...The hatchet job on Rod Smelser by Brad Zubyk..The hatchet job on John Doyle by Brad zubyk..The hatchet job on me...
The hatchet job on the health researchers by the Christy Clark gang...The elaborate online scheme, accusations of privacy breaches, fake stories about RCMP investigations into the health workers..All Fake, for three years they faked out the public.
In the case of the health workers..a man died...Careers ruined...in my case.. lifelong possessions and animals gone, all because of the activities of the BC Liberals and their operatives...
More...I named names, made particular allegations, nothing vague..I have no worries of being charged with libel or slander, because all that is written above is true..
I wrote it before and I`ll write it again..
Where was I...Oh yea, this is an LNG story...
In the comments on the LNG story posted in the Tyee...Here are most of my comments, the story was posted a few days ago..(cut n pasted)
Canadian LNG prospects have ‘darkened’, says International Energy Agency
Sorry Luke, Petronas has not expended $6.5 billion on drilling..You Luke said this, and I quote..
"Funny. Petronas (Progress Energy upstream) has expended $6.5 billion... yes that is $6.5 BILLION on drilling just a small portion of its upstream lands within the North Montney basin in NE BC. They were very optimistically hoping to achieve ”2P” reserves of 15 trillion CF. They have well surpassed that figure and hit 17.9 trillion CF just last year. And counting."
Petronas expended $5.4 billion dollars to buy Progress energy, an Alberta company several years ago, and perhaps another few hundred $million dollars on drilling ever since...That $5.4 billion dollar figure is merely corporate spin, in fact it`s not even investment, changing ownership title from Progress energy to Petronas was not a $5.4 billion investment...