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Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP at the Fracking Crossroad!

Kevin Logan-Cowichan Conversations Contributor

This weekend is a pivotal weekend for the future of British Columbia.

The stars seemed to have aligned as overlapping events occur simultaneously all of which pivot around the future of oil and gas for which our dear leader has tied our fortunes.

Another Round of secretive oil and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP at the Fracking Crossroad!

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Newt Will Destroy Alberta’s Economy

Desperate Republican no-hoper Newt Gingrich is currently promising that, if elected, he will reduce the price of gasoline to $2 per gallon. Maybe a terrific prospect for gas-guzzling American consumers feeling the pinch of rising oil prices, but not one without consequences…

To realize the promise of $2 per gallon gasoline would require . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Newt Will Destroy Alberta’s Economy

This is my SOS to the world

A tiny community called out to world. And the world answered. Foreign aid arrived in Canada courtesy environmental organizations which, if you’ll remember, dear Reader, are “radical groups” with “radical agendas” trying to “derail” the Northern Gateway Pipeline project. Our radical agenda, backed by independent science, demands acknowledgement that the continued expansion of the tarsands . . . → Read More: This is my SOS to the world

Another Northern Gateway Pipeline Update

Sometimes, the regina mom wonders why she bothers to write her long blogposts, when others do it excellently with a short quote and video or are capable of piecing together a few headlines about the HarperCons’ visit to China, the trade trip on which the Enbridge CEO has accompanied the Prime Minister presumably to tout . . . → Read More: Another Northern Gateway Pipeline Update

Pipelines: Which side are you on, planet or profit?

Since the Northern Gateway pipeline hit the news, the regina mom has read more posts about science than ever before. And it’s not because science claims a place in her higher reading order. Rather, it’s because the HarperCon response to public outrage about the pipeline has forced her to know wtf she’s talking about. Or . . . → Read More: Pipelines: Which side are you on, planet or profit?

Willful Ignorance

As the HarperCon delegation of Ministers and big biz boyz prepared to take off for China, the wise Yinka Dene Nation through whose lands the Northern Gateway pipeline is proposed to go, were busy writing letters. They sent one to the Government of China loaded with examples describing how

Aboriginal communities in Canada live at . . . → Read More: Willful Ignorance

Monday Night Movies: Pipeline Edition

With the Superbowl over and done with and football fans looking for something to watch the regina mom thought she’d share some great short vids for your viewing pleasure .

The first is actually a series of clips from the documentary, On the Line, an award-winning film that shows what, exactly, is on the line . . . → Read More: Monday Night Movies: Pipeline Edition

What will the neighbours think?

One part of the brain can work something out while another part is doing something else, or so it seems. the regina mom stayed up all night. When that happens, it’s usually because she’s been engaged in a good read or a good write. This time it was neither. And it wasn’t a party, either. . . . → Read More: What will the neighbours think?

Oh, Those ‘Radicals’!

Today the HarperCons stepped into the cesspool polluted waters tarsands issue to announce a water monitoring project which will take 3 years and $50 million to fully implement. the regina mom agrees with Halifax NDP MP Megan Leslie; this is a PR stunt. And, trm shares Edmonton MP Linda Duncan’s concerns that First Nations’ communities . . . → Read More: Oh, Those ‘Radicals’!

Making More Noise About the Tarsands!

The HarperCons are certainly giving the regina mom a lot of opportunity to diss them. And that would be fun! Perhaps, if we give them enough rope… I know. It’s wishful thinking, mirroring theirs, apparently. As a poster at one of the web boards I frequent said, “It’s like the entire country is having a . . . → Read More: Making More Noise About the Tarsands!

Oily in Canada, eh?

Franke James, the artist who was blacklisted by the HarperCons, lives in Joe Oliver’s riding. She was excited to learn that he is open to meeting with environmental groups. So, she’s issued a public letter, taking him up on his offer and requesting a meeting with him.

Today in the House Halifax New Democratic Party . . . → Read More: Oily in Canada, eh?

Opposing the Enbridge Pipeline: Saying No to Corptocracy

According to the Earth Policy Institute direct subsidies to the fossil fuel industry world-wide amount to half a trillion dollars ($500,000,000,000) annually. That’s a lot of zeroes for an industry that is killing people, plants, animals and whole ecosystems. That’s more than $1.4 billion per day impacting the climate. Fortunately, Canada is not in the . . . → Read More: Opposing the Enbridge Pipeline: Saying No to Corptocracy

Canada’s #enemygate open for questionable business

the regina mom‘s amassed a number of links about the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline and, though other bloggers have moved on to the HarperCon’s potential attack on Old Age Security (OAS) [See Alison@Creekside], trm‘s staying on this issue a bit longer. Now, let’s see where those links take us.

First, let’s note that this fiasco . . . → Read More: Canada’s #enemygate open for questionable business

PMO Hates Gays & Greens, Judges & Nurses, AKA “Foreign Radicals”

Wow! This media AlerteInfoAlert from the Prime Minister’s Office is a sight to behold, dear Reader. Do take a moment to thank Kady O’Malley for postponing her book-reading and sleep in order to share it with us. the regina mom is also foregoing some book-reading and sleep to write this. As with her poetry, she’s . . . → Read More: PMO Hates Gays & Greens, Judges & Nurses, AKA “Foreign Radicals”

Catching Up on Pipeline News and Actions

the regina mom has many links open in her browser window right now so this post could get long. Each relates to the Northern Gateway pipeline. The story, obviously, has legs and is running hard. There’s this bit about the HarperCons determining that there are two types in Canada, those who are allies and those . . . → Read More: Catching Up on Pipeline News and Actions

Hyperbole, Haste and the Nail in the Coffin: The Death of Oil Pipedreams

It’s been more than a week now since Minister Joe (McCarthy) Oilver’s divisive screed appeared in the Globe and Mail. His attempt to create an us’n’them scenario has been thoroughly denounced and discredited in the blogosphere, as the links provided in my previous posts indicate.

Commentators, even some in the mainstream corporate media, continue to . . . → Read More: Hyperbole, Haste and the Nail in the Coffin: The Death of Oil Pipedreams

A long story and an action item

First Nations leaders are justifiably angered by the HarperCon government’s blatant support for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

“The First Nations Leadership Council is greatly troubled by recent comments by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver advocating for the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline to proceed even before the Joint Review . . . → Read More: A long story and an action item

About that northern pipeline…

Poetic Justice! Enbridge reports leak from U.S. pipeline as Northern Gateway hearings begin. This is nothing new for Enbridge, the leak, that is. They happen all the time. From 1999 to 2010 Enbridge had 804 leaks, spilling more than 16,000 barrels of hydrocarbons into the environment per year.

 

New research indicates that oil is . . . → Read More: About that northern pipeline…