Research & Reports

Ben Parfitt and David Hughes: Where will all the water come from for LNG?

Research & ReportsFeb 24, 2014

One glaring problem with the provincial government’s strategy to turn B.C. into a LNG-exporting juggernaut is that it scuttles any chance B.C. has to be a climate-change leader. But equally problematic is how our government’s economically dubious ... Read More

Carbon footprint of B.C. LNG boom could rival Alberta’s oilsands

Research & ReportsJan 13, 2014

This month, provincial MLAs are preparing for the upcoming legislative session, in which they will debate rules for carbon pollution and taxes for liquefied natural gas (LNG) development. The connection between LNG development and carbon pollution ... Read More

Economic Impact of Bear Viewing and Bear Hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia

Washington, DC -- A new study released today finds that bear viewing ecotourism in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest “generates far more value to the economy” in terms of revenue, taxes, and jobs than the older and more well-established ... Read More

Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response in British Columbia

Page 5 "Response is currently focused on higher risk environmental emergencies, limiting support for B.C.’s prevention and preparedness activities (such as training and reviews of operations). Additional challenges include timely response to remote ... Read More

BC's Land Oil Spill Response Isn't Remotely 'World-Leading'

[Editor's note: In July 2012, the B.C. government announced five conditions which must be met before it would consider the approval of heavy oil pipeline projects in the province. For The Tyee, independent economist Robyn Allan has so far looked at ... Read More

Confronting Uncertainty in Wildlife Management

Abstract Scientific management of wildlife requires confronting the complexities of natural and social systems. Uncertainty poses a central problem. Whereas the importance of considering uncertainty has been widely discussed, studies of the effects ... Read More

New study on Economic Impacts of an oil spill on the B.C. coast

A major tanker spill off the coast of northern British Columbia could wipe out any potential economic gains from the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. UBC researchers ... Read More

The animation that enbridge did not want you to see

Research & ReportsJun 26, 2012

Enbridge Inc. recently hired the public relations firm Hill and Knowlton to sell oil tankers in the Great Bear Rainforest to the B.C. public. However, the recent ad campaign that has been bombarding British Columbians has seriously faltered after ... Read More