Hot air and cold cash

Companies owning facilities that emitted 100,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gases in 2006, donated $1.6 million to the provincial Liberals between 2005 and 2007. This, according to a Public Eye analysis of Elections British Columbia filings and data compiled by Environment Canada. Duke Energy Corp. - whose facilities emitted the most greenhouse gases at more than 4.1 million tonnes - donated $49,520 to the Liberals. But Fording Inc. and Teck Cominco Ltd. - which jointly own Elk Valley Coal Corp. - were the second biggest emitters at more than 1.1 million tonnes. And they donated substantially more to the Liberals: $666,690. The following is a complete copy of our analysis.

Duke Energy Corp./Spectra Energy Corp./Westcoast Energy Inc. (4,178,027.70 tonnes)

2005 $41,990
2006 $7,010
2007 $520

Elk Valley Coal Corp./Fording Inc./Teck Comino Ltd./Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. (1,118,450.00 tonnes)

2005 $312,200
2006 $179,470
2007 $175,020

Lafarge Canada Inc./Lafarge North America Construction Materials Inc. (1,080,890.75 tonnes)

2005 $6,576
2006 $6,976
2007 $7,388

Lehigh Northwest Cement Ltd./Lehigh Northwest Materials Ltd. (1,028,455.00 tonnes)

2005 $49,049
2006 $0
2007 $20,297

Canfor Corp./Canfor Pulp Ltd. Partnership/Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (244,342.69 tonnes)

2005 $151,890
2006 $24,290
2007 $77,340

TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. (241,353.13 tonnes)

2005 $29,406
2006 $10,495
2007 $11,000

West Fraser Mills Ltd. (200,957.07 tonnes)

2005 $152,515
2006 $80,590
2007 $40,285

Terasen Gas Inc. (149,626.37 tonnes)

2005 $41,530
2006 $13,878
2007 $7,488

Pope and Talbot Ltd. (129,017.98 tonnes)

2005 $52,500
2006 $4,500
2007 $0

Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd./Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. (127,330.00 tonnes)

2005 $78,040
2006 $14,365
2007 $16,640

Neucel Specialty Cellulose Ltd. (104,601.19 tonnes)

2005 $0
2006 $0
2007 $1,150

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