The Disaffected Lib: How Long Does It Take to Get Over Something Like the Exxon Valdez Disaster? If You’re a Sea Otter, 25-Years.

It’s almost a quarter-century since the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound spilling 42-million leaders of crude oil into the cold, clean waters.  That oil did a lot of damage, killed a lot of wildlife including sea birds, fish and marine mammals. 25-years later the impacts of the Valdez ...

Cowichan Conversations: David Black’s Refinery Pipedream is Going Up in Smoke

Ms Christy has essentially endorsed Enbridge and David Black’s Refinery proposal. Few others will touch it! Premier Christy Clark could hardly contain her glee as she grabbed on to what may have seemed life a lifeline from Newspaper mogul guy David Black. Black is playing the silly bugger ‘Bitumen Boogie’ pretending that he can or ...

Bill Longstaff: Northern Gateway and ghosts of the Exxon Valdez

I have been reading Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll, and was captivated by the prologue, which reviewed the Exxon Valdez tragedy. As I read the story, I began to get an uneasy feeling that we may be witnessing history about to repeat itself. Precisely what sent the Exxon Valdez into Bligh ...