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Tag Archive 'river privatization'

The farce of environmental assessment

The environmental process in this province is awful. It’s especially awful because it exists in a form that looks fine on paper but is an exercise in futility for anyone who really wants to learn what’s planned and put their two bits in. I do a weekly little radio spot called the Political Panel with […]

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What the hell is in it for us? I hate to sound ungracious towards our friends and neighbours by asking that question but it’s occurred to me quite often and I, for one, would like an answer. With fish farms, what the hell is in it for us with them? Over 90% of the farms […]

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The government of British Columbia, often with the federal government in tow, holds environmental assessment hearings (EAPs) into whether or not a private river project should go ahead or not. These hearings make trial by the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland look like paragons of judicial propriety. They are so phony that I […]

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BC’s river giveaway to private producers was never about self-sufficiency, we now see. The polls showing Premier Campbell in deep doo-doo came out before the Site “C” decision. God only knows what the results would have been if they had been taken afterwards. Site “C” demonstrates beyond doubt that Campbell hasn’t been telling the truth […]

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The world’s shortest blog!

Premier Campbell’s decision to go ahead with Site “C” demonstrates what I’ve said all over the province and written for anyone who will print it for nearly three years: “Run of River, better stated as private power initiatives, will not supply power to BC Hydro because it produces its power during the run-off when BC […]

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More Please!!! by Marvin Shaffer Every now and again you read something so outrageous you have to laugh. So it is with the report recently released by BC Citizens for Clean Energy: A Triple Legacy for Future Generations. The essence of this lobby group’s proposal is that the government should develop an export policy for […]

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This release is huge news for those who have been opposing this horrible project – mostly it’s good news for all of British Columbia. OTTAWA, Jan. 21 /CNW Telbec/ – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is postponing its participant funding process for the proposed Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project in British Columbia due to changes in […]

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The high cost of green power

While the article below is about Ontario, you’ll see from the highlighted portions that it foretells what will happen in BC as BC Hydro is forced to pay private companies double the price of what they can sell that energy for. KAREN HOWLETT Globe and Mail Jan. 08, 2010 Ontario has a power problem. A […]

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Far be it from me to ruin the happy tune, but here are three key questions. I can hear it now… Tom Jones is telling us about stepping off the train… the old house is still standing… there’s his Momma and his Poppa… and of course sweet Mary with hair of gold and lips like […]

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Rafe on Talk 1410 radio, Nov. 2

Rafe Mair was a regular guest on the Simi Sara Show prior to Talk 1410 AM’s change of format announced on Nov. 5. Click here to listen to an MP3 clip of Rafe’s final appearance on November 2. The topics of discussion are Burrard Thermal, river privatization projects, and MP Peter Julian’s call for an […]

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