Cracks in natural gas ‘bridge’ to clean energy future

 The proposed Woodfibre LNG Project processing and export facility, to be located near Squamish, BC ~Woodfire LNG

The proposed Woodfibre LNG Project processing and export facility, to be located near Squamish, BC ~Woodfire LNG

B.C. Premier Christy Clark sees a big role for natural gas in the “clean energy future.” So does Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state and probable candidate for president, who likes to describe natural gas as a “bridge” to a greener economy.

A study released Wednesday casts more doubt on such sunny forecasts.

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Federal policies block communication on everything from drugs to climate: report

Lt.-Gen. Stuart Beare, commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, speaks to the media in Wainwright, Alta., in May 2013. ~ PHOTO by SGT. MATTHEW MCGREGOR/COMBAT CAMERA

Lt.-Gen. Stuart Beare, commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, speaks to the media in Wainwright, Alta., in May 2013.
~ PHOTO by SGT. MATTHEW MCGREGOR/COMBAT CAMERA

The Harper government’s preoccupation with message control has earned several federal departments a failing grade for communication.

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Oil and gas emissions can create ‘extreme’ ozone pollution, study finds

The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility is seen near the town of Fort McMurray, Alta., ~ MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images/Files

The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near Fort McMurray, Alta. ~ MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Emissions wafting out of oil and gas operations can trigger “extreme” ozone pollution events that rival those seen in congested cities such as Los Angeles, according to an international study.

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