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Monthly Archive for August, 2012

Today is dedicated to the 51% the polls say could be swayed by evidence and support the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. To recap, The pipeline proposed runs 1,100 kms. through the Rockies, the Rocky Mountain Trench, through the Coast Range getting to the ocean at Kitimat thence by tanker through the Douglas Channel to […]

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It has been accurately observed that in politics six weeks is an eternity. By April/May of 2013, who knows what the issues of the moment might be? I’ll tell you my bet in a moment. It is this question which should spur the Liberals into doing something about their leadership – or lack of it. […]

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We are treated by Enbridge to full page ads extolling the pipeline company’s devotion to the environment and safety. They are, dear fellow British Columbians, not to be believed, as I propose now to demonstrate. Using data from Enbridge’s own reports, the Polaris Institute reports that 804 spills occurred on Enbridge pipelines between 1999 and 2010. […]

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Gordon Gibson used to be Liberal until he fell in with those proponents of consensual slavery, The Fraser Institute. While I find myself in great sorrow saying this, Gibson has become a all out capitalist suck. Witness his article today on the op-ed page of the Globe and Mail as he talks about David Black’s […]

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A letter from Jay Spark of Victoria: About a decade ago I wrote to a few people about the issues of methane hydrate development and southwestern US water-shortages. I can’t remember if you were one of them. I know the tar sands pipelines, coastal trans-shipment of hydrocarbons, and BC Hydro’s dismantling are all vitally important and at a […]

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One must, I suppose, take newspaper tycoon David Black’s offer to build a refinery near Kitimat seriously, although the idea is preposterous on several fronts. For openers, he doesn’t tell us who will be behind such a refinery. He admits he doesn’t have the money – an important matter. Of course, Mr. Black tosses out […]

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The tide seems to be turning against the Enbridge Pipeline but we must take great care not to lose by winning. Industry seems to be talking alternative routes by using rail or other methods. My old friend Tex Enemark weighs in this morning in an op-ed in the Sun(August 15) and makes several points – […]

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In Part 2 of Rafe Mair’s July 2012 interview of economist Erik Andersen, the two cover the plan to build Liquefied Natural Gas plants on BC’s west coast – to sell natural gas to Asia – and the proposed Site C Dam. Says Andersen, “Site C is a loser of a project and we don’t […]

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Part 1 of Rafe Mair’s July 2012 interview with economist Andersen, delving deep into BC’s troubled energy situation, including BC Hydro’s broken forecasting model, rip-off private power projects, and massive debt and Enron-style accounting practices at our public utility – all driven by the shadowy private American corporation to which we’ve unwittingly handed over our […]

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Mike Smyth of the Vancouver Province took on Adrian Dix this morning for not applying the same principles in his stance on the proposed Enbridge pipeline and consequent tanker traffic to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline twinning. Mike is absolutely right. Dix has shown a political wimpishness which puts him, on this issue at any […]

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