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Environment

Motorcycle Guy roars, we should listen

Posted January 22, 2015 by Norm Farrell

This was a comment on the preceding article from a regular reader. He’s a man I’ve come to admire for his dedication as he tries to reveal that government cut deals to enrich a few people at the expense of many. Additionally, those dishonest politician…

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Activism

Science World Ignores Climate Science

Posted January 15, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Well, why would you support something called Science World when it participates in a program to brainwash students into supporting the liquid natural gas industry, despite the science indicating how harmful it is to the world. Climate change deniers deny science. The BC government pretends to care about climate change but is roaring ahead with … Continue reading Science World Ignores Climate Science

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Environment

CSR de-fanged?

Posted January 6, 2015 by JR

Peter Foster: Conservatives de-fang Canada’s CSR policy

The Harper government’s recent announcement of an “enhanced” CSR strategy for mining … is designed to reduce irresponsible interference, not facilitate it.

…  it in fact represents a further turning away from the previous Liberal government’s attempt to accommodate and promote ENGO activism.

… The “enhanced” Conservative strategy … much less of a potential corporate burden since radical ENGOs are not calling the shots. The Harper government has stopped funding anti-mining ENGOs such as Kairos, which had been front and centre in pushing the CSR Trojan Horse into the corporate boardroom. …

It’s good to see that something’s being done to cut the legs out from under the ENGO (Extremist NGO) shakedown artists and put the hitherto bogus CSR concept to good use for once.

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Activism

Which BC Corporations Would YOU Like to Euthanize?

Posted January 6, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Oh, what a list it would be! Enbridge? Kinder Morgan [the zombie child of Enron]? Imperial Metals [fanciful producers of the Mount Polley Mine disaster]? Other companies that treat workers badly like IKEA or Rocky Mountain Railtours? Capitalism is all about worshiping Frankencorporations that are immortal, legally a human being, limit the liability of owners … Continue reading Which BC Corporations Would YOU Like to Euthanize?

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Activism

A Whale Kisses the Bottom of YOUR Boat!

Posted January 3, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

I haven’t been able to get this image out of my head for days. It keeps coming back. It keeps asking me why we all feel so disconnected from nature all the time, in the bubble of our cars, smart phones and wifi lives. Ecology is in the corner of your eye. Darting over there. … Continue reading A Whale Kisses the Bottom of YOUR Boat!

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Activism

Capitalists Working on Climate Change?

Posted January 2, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

As you know, I’m not one to tout the marvels of capitalism, however there is this. Out of the 6 of the most hopeful climate stories of this year at the Climate Reality Project, is this one about businesses doing [if only slightly] more than greenwashing or PR sexied up as climate action. My hashtag … Continue reading Capitalists Working on Climate Change?

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Activism

Shhh, The Bold Revolution Has Started

Posted January 1, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

We live in tumultuous times: Ferguson and other non-indictments of white police who murdered people of colour ISIL and other extremism Stephen Harper’s continued assault on democracy and embrace of soft fascism [has he had CRA audit YOUR favourite progressive group yet?] Accusations against Jian Ghomeshi Accusations against Bill Cosby The epidemic of campus rape, […]

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Climate Change

Even Capitalists Are Starting to See the Zombies in the Tarsands!

Posted December 21, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

[Shhh, it’s the Solstice today, but don’t tell the carbon energy sector!] Extracting and burning oil, gas and coal [the carbon criminals destroying our climate] is a bad move. Capitalists, zombies themselves seeking to maximize shareholder wealth at the expense of everything [or, brainz!], are now starting to do the math and realize that too. […]

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Environment

The truth about Big Oil

Posted December 20, 2014 by JR

Kelly McParland:

… Environmental zealots like to pretend B.O. is some massive corporate conspiracy run by a few fat cat plutocrats with cigars and evil laughs, but if that was the case they’d hardly have engineered a massive collapse in their wealth just before Christmas. B.O. is more like the weather: just because it’s sunny and warm today doesn’t mean it’s going to stay that way. And what autocrat would bet their economy on the weather?

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Environment

New York State to ban fracking

Posted December 17, 2014 by JR

The anti-fracking scaremongers score another win.  And it’s all political:

… Fracking, as it is known, was heavily promoted as a source of economic revival for depressed communities along New York’s border with Pennsylvania, and Mr. Cuomo had once been poised to embrace it.

… For Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, the decision on fracking — which was immediately hailed by environmental and liberal groups — seemed likely to help repair his ties to his party’s left wing.

…  the acting state health commissioner, Dr. Howard A. Zucker, said the examination had found “significant public health risks” associated with fracking.  “We cannot afford to make a mistake,” he said. “The potential risks are too great. In fact, they are not even fully known.” [Risks too great? Not fully known? In spite of a million plus fracked wells across the country, over 60 years, with no significant adverse environmental effects?]

… As he traveled around the state, Mr. Cuomo was hounded by protesters opposed to fracking, who showed up at his events and pressed him to impose a statewide ban. Opponents were also aided by celebrities who drew attention to their cause. …

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Climate Change

Alberta Government Begins to Sunset Oil Production

Posted December 14, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

This week, as an early Christmas present to the province, the world and future generations, the Alberta government has begun the process of completely ending oil, coal and gas production in the province within a generation. Citing its historic mismanagement of oil royalties compared to Norway’s nearly trillion dollar endowment, the Finance Minister spent much […]

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Capitalism

Why Are Capitalists So Lazy?

Posted December 8, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Entrepreneurialism, innovation, competition, insight, optimization, excellence? These are the self-satisfying hallmarks of our jackboot triumphal capitalism. But what’s with the laziest of the lazy capitalists? You know, the ones who run the fossil fuel sector. The science is in. They’re causing much of the climate change we’re seeing, except of course for the spoutings of […]

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