Green Gas
Is British Columbia Wasting its Natural Gas Potential?
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  • Corlyss

    It is the tree-hugging I-5 animist Godless Northwest, ya know! They think humans are a blight on Mother Gaia.

  • Andrew Allison

    “British Columbia is a case study of competing priorities — determination to battle climate change on the one hand, and eagerness to take advantage of a job-creating energy bonanza on the other.” What competition? As TAI points out, NatGas halves the CO2 emission of coal-based plants. The Grey Lady and the Greens would apparently rather continue burning coal.

  • I live in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, near the border with Alberta and right in the heart of fracking country. The NYT article is a bit misleading – while there is some opposition to the LNG plants, the current government in BC won the last election on the back of a long-term economic plan that depends entirely on the success of LNG exports: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Christy+Clark+projects+billion+windfall+throne+speech/7953712/story.html . I don’t think the environmental opposition is likely to be strong enough to stop the development from happening, especially since most of the environmentalists in BC seem to be much more concerned about proposed pipelines that would bring oil to the coast from the Alberta oil sands.

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