Several months ago, we let you know that Manitoba resident and OpenMedia community member Ben Klass had filed a complaint with Canada’s telecom policymaker, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Ben’s complaint claimed that telecom giant Bell was unfairly stifling certain types of mobile content over their wireless networks to give . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Ben Klass complaint against Bell prompts CRTC to review mobile Internet rules
EPA Asks State Department for Total Cost to Society of KXL, Oil Change International Spells it Out By: Oil Change International | Press Release: WASHINGTON – May 7 – Oil Change International today uncovered that the full cost of the Keystone XL Pipeline to society could be upwards of $100 Billion per […]
The post . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL Pipeline could cost $100 billion per year in health and environmental damages
All the attention focused on how costly it is to make pennies is worth less than any piece of copper.
For much of last year the most popular cited reason, the go-to justification for scrapping the penny was that making one costs more than what it’s worth. Simple economics, or even simple logic shows . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Penny Wise, World Foolish: Pennies Never Cost A Cent
There is one easy way for the opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline to get their way, put their money where their mouth is.
It only makes sense that if the Northern Gateway project is built, Enbridge the company responsible, should cover all social costs from the environmental damage; but in that same vein . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Opposing Enbridge & Environmental Value
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to British Columbians that they support an oil pipeline that endangers ecologically sensitive terrain, after all they continue to financially support every other pipeline that does the exact same thing.
Opinion polls may consistently show that a majority of BCers oppose Enbridge’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline, but their continued . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Most BCers Support Northern Gateway Pipeline
Emitting carbon has a cost to Canadians, whether we call it a carbon tax or not.
Considering this Conservative government is spending money on increasing health care costs from respiratory damage due to pollution, that it is spending money on additional infrastructure because of climate change, and that it is spending money to improve air-quality . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Conservative Carbon Tax
… yeah, they’re kinda neat… but $755 million worth of “neat”? I dunno. And we all know that the $755 million really means $1 billion++, right? Isn’t it time to put circuses like these to bed for good… at least those being paid for from the public purse? I know that there are many who . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: The Snowbirds…
Though it is unclear whether Obamacare will improve the health of Americans, the recent US Supreme Court ruling will at least improve the health of American institutions.
America is a sick country, not only because of the millions of people uninsured and vulnerable to the cost of already one of the most expensive health care . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The US Supreme Court & The Health of America