BC Government webpages pay little or no attention to climate change as a driver of wildfire. Public servants have sound advice for homeowners and recreationalists but government provides few comments about the elephant in the room, which is fossil fuel production, something BC is working to increase.
Corporate interest outranks public interest
Many citizens — although not In-Sights readers — will be shocked to learn that credits owed natural gas producers soared by more than $1 billion from April to November 2018. That increase is two and a half times more than the total gas royalties received by government in the three fiscal years ended March 2018. The $3.2 billion balance owed to producers ensures that royalty revenues will remain at paltry levels throughout the Horgan Government’s present term.
BC Government hiding $2 bn liability
My graphic illustrations of the decline in BC’s natural gas revenues – despite 2013 election promises of up to $100 billion in revenues related to LNG – should be read in conjunction with […]
Feeding frenzy has begun
Before the 2013 election, Premier Clark’s Liberals were involved in a feeding frenzy, working to grab maximum treasure from public wealth in case voters ended the opportunities.
You Don’t Have to Sell BC Hydro to Give it Away by Dr. Marvin Shaffer Consulting Economist specialized in energy, transportation and environmental economics and Adjunct Professor SFU Public Policy Program Policy […]