Apr 30, 2010

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

Sarah Laskow
Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil from a sunken rig is leaking as much as five times faster than scientists originally judged.
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Canada to open Arctic for oil drilling

Canada is apparently in consultation with major energy companies to open up the arctic for deep sea oil well exploitation, by "relaxing" our environmental safeguards and regulations.  I haven't even heard of this prior to this column in the globe, and i read several papers a day.  Not surprising, like the europe trade agreement, SPP, etc.

from the globe:

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Wind Turbines - Green or Greenwashing? What should NDP position be?

This week 300 protesters traveled to Queen's Park to voice their concerns over industrial wind projects. These people were dismissed as Not-In-My-Back-Yarders... maybe crazy. Because who in their right mind would say wind turbines are not green? It's a given... isn't it?

Lately, I have been attending kitchen-table meetings in regards to industrial wind turbines and I'm no longer convinced that wind turbines are "green" bullet we've been waiting for. 

Apr 27, 2010

Canada muzzles climate change scientists

The federal government releases important reports late in the day on Friday, reduces funding for critical climate change science and prevents scientists from speaking out on climate change.
Apr 27, 2010

Canada: World leader in asbestos export

The federal government not only allows Canadians to be exposed to much higher levels of asbestos than other countries but also continues to export asbestos to places with lower health standards.


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