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Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Federal Environment Watchdog Blowing Whistle On Dangerous Fracking

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

 

As the Fracking Fever continues across Canada and the US it seems that our Federal Commissioner Scott Vaughn is taking a look into it.

This should be fascinating considering who signs his paycheque, but we will see. (Videos)

Chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process — commonly called fracking . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Federal Environment Watchdog Blowing Whistle On Dangerous Fracking

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Harper Government Must Set Canadian Scientists Free

Nature, one of the biggest and most-read scientific journals in the world, made this call in a February 29th editorial. The journal lamented the Harper Government’s undisguised hostility to openness, expert opinion and publicly-funded scientific expertise. Rightly so.

At some point, the government’s stated communication policy, posted on a federal website and directed civil servants, . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Harper Government Must Set Canadian Scientists Free