Editorial in the Vancouver Sun. “B.C. consumers will soon pay more -much more -if the province follows the lead of Ontario where power prices are soaring, not just as a result of higher generation or transmission costs, but because of ill-conceived energy policies.” Read article
Article by Scott Simpson in the Vancouver Sun. “B.C. wants California to take another look at an assembly climate bill that disqualifies many potential run-of-river hydroelectric sources from consideration as premium-priced renewable power under the state’s renewable electricity portfolio requirements.”
Article by Mike De Souza in the Vancouver Sun.
“The government is in the process of categorizing industry-produced substances that could either be toxic or harmful, but has excluded naphthenic acid from the list, and left it off another list of substances that companies are required to track and report.
“The exclusion is ‘alarming,’ according to a letter sent Tuesday to Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, since the federal and Alberta governments have already identified it as a primary source of pollution in liquid waste dumped into ponds after companies extract oil from the region.”
Op-ed piece by Marc Jaccard and Brad Griffin in the Vancouver Sun. “The government approved the EnCana shale-gas processing plant in northeastern B.C. without requiring the plant to install carbon capture and storage.”
Article by Stephen Hume in the Vancouver Sun. “In moral terms, how does extracting cash from gambling addicts differ from selling crystal meth to drug addicts on grounds that if you don’t, somebody else will?”
Article by Scott Simpson in the Vancouver Sun. Read article
Article by Vaughn Palmer in the Vancouver Sun.
“4. Campbell then ordered finance ministry officials to ‘go out and find
out how we’re going to meet the budget target.’ Next day they:
a) Cancelled plans to add a $600-million roof to BC Place.
b) Sought to borrow another $1 billion at the very attractive interest rates available to government.
c) Fired off a fast e-mail to Ottawa, asking what was the standing offer for transition funding on the HST.”
Article by Scott Simpson in the Vancouver Sun about the Klinaklini project. Read article
A private prosecution previously laid by biologist and activist Alexandra Morton against Marine Harvest Canada was taken over by the federal Justice Department. By Judith Lavoie in the Vancouver Sun. Read article