May 26, 2017

Liberal push to cut methane emissions another attack on Alberta’s oil and gas industry

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna was in Calgary to announce yet more emissions regulations on the already over-regulated oil and gas industry using the same old climate alarmism talking points. 

McKenna talked about job creation, the great benefits to the economy and about how the Liberals will be reducing methane emissions under the guise of improving air quality, health and safety.

Except we don’t have any air quality issues in Alberta and in fact, health risks are considered to be low even according to the Alberta government’s own website.

Watch as I explain how this is yet another attack on the oil and gas industry and Canadians.

Once you cut through all the Liberal nonsense, the only result this will have is to make things more expensive for everyone.

In the end, companies will pass their costs on to Albertans who are already dealing with an expensive carbon tax.

McKenna reassures us that this is going to be a bargain at $10 per tonne to reduce methane emissions yet in her own press release, the value of the conserved gas is $1.6B while the cost to the oil and gas industry will be $3.3B.

We were also shamed about being environmental laggards with McKenna saying we need to catch up to the US, but if that’s true, the best way to do that is to cut red tape and approve projects so we can get our product to market.

Another thing I noticed? McKenna trotted out her Tides funded pals at the Pembina Institute and the press release mentions collaborating with US based activist groups but there weren’t any representatives from the oil and gas industry around, and none of the industry stakeholders were named in the press release.

By now, it must be obvious this is another not so veiled attempt to attack Albertans and the Alberta oil and gas industry.

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commented 2017-05-27 07:43:07 -0400
Leviticus my point is that Gontario has subsidies hydro in Quebec for years . Charge us to take excess power at the same time being shown as green energy when it is not . Niagara falls is natural far more green but is not promoted as such . I am not for any methane tax but if they are going to tax the west for methane Quebec should not get a pass on it . This methane tax is just another of Butt heads visions . Next election wake up your voters and clean house .
commented 2017-05-27 01:56:02 -0400
I recognise a pattern here. Holly Nicholas actually accepts the basic premises of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming hypothesis. She accepts the “consensus” which she knows her viewership overwhelmingly (and quite rightly) rejects. Thus we are subjected to bafflegab like this video.

The number one pusher of Climate Change alarmism and activism in North America today is the Natural Gas industry. They hope to completely drive coal out of electricity generation. Nicholas endorses this unwarranted and unethical form of industrial competition but doesn’t have the courage or compunction to say so.

P.S. The natural gas industry actually concocted the industry-wide state-subsidised programs to capture fugitive methane emissions praised by Klimate Barbie in this video.

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commented 2017-05-27 01:51:40 -0400
This evil huge carbon user witch McKenna is Not Welcomed in Alberta, gee, no one should have gone to hear her insane garbage. IT’S WAY TIME FOR US TO LEAVE THIS LEFT WINGED CANADA and call ourselves WESTERN CANADA AND KEEP ALL OUR MONEY INSTEAD OF SENDING BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS to Ottowack so we can be made fun of. These damn transfer payments have got to stop. Our Seniors get $1,100 a month, families are struggling so hard to make ends meet, the middle class are over burdened with never ending taxes, God help us, we are so beaten. Imagine the $11,000 tax deduction we get on our taxes, this should be $18,000 so there would be more money for families to survive. Why do we let liberals and ndp ever gain power, they destroy everything they touch.
commented 2017-05-27 00:51:41 -0400
Methane gas does not heat the planet and even CO2 is not visible to infrared heat… but however water vapor is. The sun heats the planet and nothing else.!
commented 2017-05-27 00:49:30 -0400
Mark Chadwick… I’m in Albertan and a Canadian who is loyalty lies with the western provinces, all four of them minus the lower mainland in BC but anyway… You can’t blame Quebec for what’s going on there the only thing you can blame is the politicians that subsidize it and ruin it for all Canadians… There is no reason that any of the provinces in Canada have to fall under the have not province status… Every province in Canada is a wealth of minerals fishing, forestry, mining, manufacturing along with deep water ports at both ends of the country as well as a deep water port in the middle in Manitoba.!
The only reason there are have not provinces in this country is by design..!!!!
The whole civilized world is being turned upside down and shaken, the uncivilized world is always been that way so they have the advantage.
This will get worse before it gets any better..
Be brave and do what’s necessary.
commented 2017-05-27 00:38:23 -0400
Where does climate Barbie come up with these lunatic statements. How long have cows existed in this world, has anyone died because of their flatulence? What is her job anyway, to sit on her leather reclining chair & dream up this absurd crap. This is getting to be too much & sooner or later they will bankrupt every damn company in Canada with this climate change lunacy. I too am so sick & tired of these elite politicians always lecturing us & telling us they know better about what’s good for us. Since cows create so much methane gas, the temperatures should be in the 100s, day in day out, so we should all be dead don’t you think. Liberals make me sick.
commented 2017-05-26 23:59:09 -0400
Andrew… you,re talking out your ass. Grow the fuck up. You would make a great liberal or CBC host talking that stupid. Wow, idiocy at its finest….congrats!
This what it’s like talking to the Andy’s of the world:
commented 2017-05-26 23:07:33 -0400
“Transportation industry upset at legislation banning pouring used engine oil into local creek, calls it another attack on Alberta’s oil and gas industry”
commented 2017-05-26 22:35:22 -0400
When is Quebec going to pay for all the methane gas coming out of the water from their green hydro electric dam ? They flooded millions of trees and plant life that is now decomposing producing methane gas . I think barbi needs to go just like all the useless politicians Nutty Wynne and Trudeau is a good start . They are not going to quit until they destroy all jobs but their own .
People should know that after all these green energy breaks down that we are on the hook again to take it down not the people that sucked us dry .
commented 2017-05-26 21:51:25 -0400
Whenever this airhead calls the carbon tax as a tax on pollution, I have the overpowering urge to hurl. The West has got to mobilize and get the hell out of Canada. We are not a colony!!
commented 2017-05-26 19:41:21 -0400
Bombardier could pump out more methane than the rest of Canada and they would get a pass and a handout.
commented 2017-05-26 19:40:01 -0400
So i guess all the libs will go vegan to practice what they preach?
commented 2017-05-26 19:31:21 -0400
Looks like her MB ties are not that strong.
commented 2017-05-26 19:28:02 -0400
Please, Please, get rid of Climate Barbie and her basket of idiots. I’m astonished how propaganda and junk science masquerading as proof of anything is being used to inflict harms on the stupid and the indoctrinated. I’m astonished how society, good sense and critical thinking have dissolved into this cesspool of destructive lunacy. Are there any normal people left?
commented 2017-05-26 18:48:17 -0400
Congrats to Notley and her band of little rascals. Alberta’s credit rating was just dropped two notches From AA to A+. Apparently Alberta is now just as broke as Ontario, Quebec and the maritime provinces. Notley is truly a wonder, it only took her two years to do what took McGuinty/Wynne twelve years in Ontario. Now Jr. and Climate Barbie are piling on just to add insult to injury.
commented 2017-05-26 17:16:23 -0400
Methane??? Like the gas coming out of climate Barbie and her over stuffed buffet fed Librano cohorts?

Here’s the deal – natural methane emission (swamps, animals, natural geological petro emissions) have been much higher but has never created a climate warming “crisis” – the earth has never had a “warming crisis” – lots of cooling crisis (Ice ages that killed off 90% of flora and fauna) but in high warmth eras life flourished here – even Antarctica had palm trees and the equator had giant plants and giant herbivores to eat them – methane was everywhere for millions of years – of course (fortunately there were no men to “worry” about this abundance.

The small amounts of methane being released today with all aour drained swamps has been re-branded as a pollutant in a political ploy by the dissolute left to strangle western energy economic advantage – and fear mongered by globalists to control the world’s energy resources – Alberta has a degenerate globalist in power so she will go along with any external attempt to kill Alberta’s petro economy but if there was a patriotic Premier in power they would tell the Ottawa globalist cabal to go pxxs up a rope.

Fear of farting cows should never form the basis for government authority there is only one farting cow to fear and that one resides in Ottawa.
commented 2017-05-26 17:16:14 -0400
Gary Wiebe – junior is such an embarrassment to real Canadians. I cringe every time he opens his mouth. He’s an empty headed fool, and the only reason they are tolerating him, is because they needed him in office to destroy Canada for their globalist agenda.
commented 2017-05-26 17:05:01 -0400
Trudope is showing off his globalist socks to Merkel in Europe right now. We have to eliminate social welfare, unemployment insurance and gov’ts pensions in Canada, as well as public healthcare. Someone has to pay for those socks and for climate change.
commented 2017-05-26 16:51:27 -0400
The Liberals must cut methane emissions by example. They must stop flatulating.

After all, if they are so worried about methane causing anthropogenic climate change, then they should be eager to stop farting.

Certainly they obviously must have the force of their convictions “behind” them, right?
commented 2017-05-26 16:48:20 -0400
Keep on them HOLLY

How stupid and VACOUSE can a human being get !!!
commented 2017-05-26 16:42:01 -0400
What can one expect from a prime minister who is only interested in showing off his socks to other world leaders while hobnobbing with them in Europe.
commented 2017-05-26 16:16:17 -0400
Every time she drags out her talking points and claims this is what our economy needs, I throw up a little in my mouth.
Clueless Climate Minister and her boss need their heads examined!
commented 2017-05-26 16:09:36 -0400
And that folks, is an example of “eco-babble” at its finest… Buttskie and the Boy Blunder must be proud…
commented 2017-05-26 16:05:00 -0400
Crazy climate fanatics are running the country to the ground, but they are supposedly doing it for your benefit. Can’t stand their arrogant smiling faces anymore. How in hell did we end up with that useless gang of dummies in power?
commented 2017-05-26 15:50:24 -0400
“Jet-lagged”? Climate Barbie’s missing a few screws! Cut methane missions. What’s next? Outlaw cows?
commented 2017-05-26 15:44:11 -0400
The feds have no constitutional authority to dictate anything like it. But all the little crawling idiots will kiss their ass and destroy more Albertans.
commented 2017-05-26 15:27:30 -0400
Fujitive emisions have been regulated and monitored provincially for a long time now. Alberta does not need these federal parasites leaching anymore of our tax dollars.
One should read the comments on the Communist Broadcasting Corp website, it is little wonder they think they can do this. It is way past time to fight back, and I mean fight dirty and fight hard
commented 2017-05-26 15:08:03 -0400
Methane? The only methane emissions problem exist with the after effects of Liebranos consuming expensive and rich foods paid for by taxpayers of course!
commented 2017-05-26 14:35:50 -0400
She doesn’t know anything other than the talking points she’s given.
commented 2017-05-26 14:32:34 -0400
Jr. and Climate Barbie keep telling us that the “whole world” is moving away from fossil fuels. Really? it is to laugh. Tell that to our largest trading partner the U.S. What about India and China? Oh come on, just how stupid can two people be? I guess I’m finding that out.