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Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is taking steps every day to protect the planet while providing an essential product in the most responsible manner on earth


You may notice some memes and other images on social media celebrating Earth Day today – chances are, some of these images may even portray Canada’s oil and natural gas industry in a less than positive light. 

So, we thought it would be important to provide a little balance to today’s narrative and highlight the great work that Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is doing every day to protect our environment – initiatives the activists like to ignore. 

As stewards of the environment, Canadians should be proud of the work our industry is doing!
  1. Canada’s oil and natural gas industry spends more on environmental protection than any other industry:
    • According to Statistics Canada, Canadian businesses reported spending $8.4 billion on environmental protection in 2016 (the latest year for which Statistics Canada has published data). The lion’s share of that spending - $3.7 billion or 44 per cent was by the oil and natural gas industry.
  2. The intensity of emissions in Canada’s oil sands is falling:
  3. Canadian LNG will help lower global emissions:
  4. Pipelines are the most environmentally friendly way to transport oil and natural gas:
Canada’s oil and natural gas industry operates in one of the strictest regulatory environments in the world -- and is continuously improving all aspects of its environmental operations.  


There are over 500,000 Canadians whose jobs are supported by the oil and natural gas industry, many of whom are strong environmentalists. 

So today, while anti-development groups call for the end of Canada’s largest industry and one of our most important economic drivers, remember that Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is taking steps every day to protect the planet while still providing an essential product in the most responsible manner on earth.

If you support Canadian oil and natural gas and its track record of continuous environmental improvement, let us know by signing the pledge to support Canadian oil and natural gas.

Happy Earth Day ... from Canada’s Energy Citizens

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