Environment

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Apr 15, 2010

Bonaventure Project

Street Cred
An interview with SHM President Isabelle Hudon about the Bonaventure Project in Montreal.
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Energy Concerns

Gravely concerned with energy privatization in Ontario

Ontarians are paying private corporations to privatize our energy.
Yet, private energy providers have cut many of our fellow citizens from accessing energy, leaving them behind in the dark and in the cold. People have been brought down to the level where they are begging for some energy in welfare offices.

Private energy has taken away from us our ability to decide as a community about the future of our energy, a life – or- extinction issue in the times of global warming.

 

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Blog
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. 

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Podcast
Apr 27, 2010

Canada muzzles climate change scientists

Redeye
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.

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