Everywhere you go, it seems, people know about the problems the resource sector in BC face.
The hear about protests. They hear about lack of understanding. They hear about opposition.
And now, they're hearing about Resource Works.
This summer, Stewart Muir, Executive Director of Resource Works is hitting the road (and the air waves) to spread the word about how Resource Works is doing things differently to change the conversation about resource development here in British Columbia.
This past week he attended the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region's (PNWER) Annual Summit in Montana - a gathering of business leaders, academics, legislators and government leaders from ten states, provinces (including BC), and territories to discuss the major policy issues facing the region. Interested? You can read about his experience in Montana on our blog.
Next up, he will be travelling to Halifax for the Energy and Mines Ministers Conference - where the focus will be on innovation in the resource sector - and then to the Yukon and Alberta.
Speaking of innovation, Stewart also hit the airwaves this past week on a CBC segment about the LNG Project Development Agreement currently in the legislature. He starts at 3m:20s into the recording: “What’s at risk here is an industry that flows about $8 billion a year into the British Columbia economy.”
IN THE HOUSE
We don’t yet know when the vote will come in the BC legislature on the Project Development Agreement (PDA) from the BC government, covering Petronas and partners in the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.
But LNG Minister Rich Coleman said outside the House that the government is negotiating nine other PDAs with potential LNG developers. The bill is the “Liquefied Natural Gas Project Agreements Act”—the plural “agreements” confirming that BC could offer similar terms to other LNG developers for the next 10 years.
Here’s a quick look at the PDA
TWO THINGS YOU CAN DO
- Send a quick email to your MLA. You can find his/her email address through this page.
- Sign our petition: Join us in saying YES to LNG in B.C.
ALSO FROM RESOURCE WORKS
- We’re getting strong online traffic from this article on our website: “Mining makes your life possible.”
- And from this change-of-pace feature: “The 15 funniest pictures about the first 100 years of natural gas in BC”
- Part Three of a four-part Resource Works series was posted on Vancity Buzz, headlined 5 reasons why you should care about B.C.'s next big industry. (That’s LNG, of course.) The posting already has a stunning 456 shares.
IN THE NEWS
- Column: Is #BC #LNG industry real? Yes.
- Speech: Canada must use "best talent and technologies" for forest sector
ABOUT RESOURCE WORKS
Resource Works is a non-profit research and advocacy organization supporting a respectful, fact-based dialogue on responsible resource development in BC. Visit us online at www.resourceworks.com
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