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Today’s share is from Desmog.ca…I sure hope everyone has a moment to follow their links and reads on:

Guest Posts & In-Depth Analysis

A Short History of Joe Oliver, Canada’s New Finance Minister

Joe Oliver, Canada’s new federal Minister of Finance, made quite a name for himself during his tenure as Minister of Natural Resources.

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Massive Shellfish Die-Off in B.C. Heralds a Future We Can and Must Avoid

The February 25th headline, “10 million scallops are dead; company lays off staff,” hit British Columbians like a punch in the stomach. The shellfish industry has been an economic powerhouse on central Vancouver Island for decades, providing hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue every year – over $30 million in average wholesale value.

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Enbridge Employees Go Door-To-Door In Kitimat Before Vote On Northern Gateway

Kitimat residents are fighting back as Enbridge scales up its campaign to sway the town’s plebiscite vote on the company’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline, which would see oil loaded onto 225 tankers a year at a proposed Kitimat terminal. READ MORE

Bill 4 Passes: B.C. Parks Now Officially Open…To Pipelines and Drilling

A little-known Bill, the Park Amendment Act, that will drastically alter the management of B.C. parks is set to become law today, creating controversy among the province’s most prominent environmental and conservation organizations. The passage of Bill 4 will make way for industrial incursions into provincial parklands including energy extraction, construction of pipelines and industry-led research. READ MORE

Concerned Engineers Warn of Flaws in Enbridge Northern Gateway Tanker Plan

A group of engineers has released papers warning us not to trust the numbers provided by Enbridge when it comes to tanker traffic associated with the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. READ MORE

TransCanada’s Proposed Energy East Pipeline Is Clearly An Export Pipeline Says Report

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