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Cowichan Conversations: Liberals and NDP Must Declare a ‘MORATORIUM’ On Fracking In BC!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Much money has been made and a great deal of environmental damage has been done through the practice of ‘Fracking’ or Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing.

Canadians have had a heads up following horror stories in the US but never mind there is money to be made. The politicians of all stripes are as weak as water when it comes to regulating, reporting and permitting of these fracking operations.

BC and Alberta’s energy resources used to make the provinces hum, but today the difficulties are becoming harder to sweep under the carpet.

Check out this report from Fracking Canada and then question

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Cowichan Conversations: It’s Global Warming Stupid! That Is The Word From Bloomberg Businessweek

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger

It is Climate change! No it is not it is Global Warming, I tell you! Climate Change, Global Warming, Climate Change, Global Warming- make up your minds people.

OK, it is Global Warming that has caused Climate Change, how is that?

Well let’s see. The polar ice cap is disappearing in the Arctic and it is still getting warmer, increased hurricane action due to ‘Global Warming’, droughts throughout the world and on and on.

Gee how about waterfront property in Queens New York?

One fast growing industry that seems to be losing traction is that with

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Cowichan Conversations: Good ‘Fracking’ News From New York!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger

As citizens learn more about the downsides of hydraulic fracking the inevitable protests follow. In Pennslylvannia, Nova Scotia, Quebec and now the state of New York the politicians are stepping back.

This is not an easy response but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that they are backing off because the threat to water, the risk of triggering earthquakes, air pollution and the ‘we’re not backing down’ groundswell of opposition. This concern and opposition creates an environment where it is no longer politically viable to be advancing this dangerous practice.

They are also backing off because

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