resource extraction

Apr 29, 2013
Photo: Travis S. / flickr

Rip and ship (hewers of wood, drawers of water 2.0)

Steven Shrybman
Many will be aware of the U.S.-based campaign to stop Keystone XL pipeline for ecological reasons. But Canadians have another reason to oppose this grotesque sell-off of the nation's patrimony.
Apr 29, 2013
Photo: BC Gov Photos/Flickr

Project mania and partisan rants in the B.C. election

Marvin Shaffer
One can excuse politicians in the heat of a campaign of simplifying issues and seeking out tags and slags in lieu of substantive debate. But there is no excuse for columnists of major newspapers.
Apr 22, 2013
Photo: Marie Berne/Flickr

Challenging Canada at the UN on Earth Day

Meera Karunananthan
The Blue Planet Project is marking Earth week by raising Canada's violations of the Human right to water with member states at the UN in Geneva in advance of the country's universal periodic review.
Jan 16, 2013

Coal mining threatens Flathead Valley in B.C.

Environmentalists worked hard to get the Flathead watershed in B.C. protected from oil and gas and mining. However, certain areas are not protected from logging, quarrying operations or coal mining.
Jan 10, 2013
Photo: JaseMan/Flickr

Selling out our natural resources

Bertrand Schepper
Philippe Hurteau
For the moment, we let foreign companies extract and leave with resources, devoid as we are of any political will to encourage secondary and tertiary processing on our territory.


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