The decision to proceed on any run-of-river project should be made after the most stringent environmental assessments and cumulative impact studies that are possible, as well as an assessment of where there may be lower environmental footprint alternatives for producing power. All of the most stringent environmental assessment and forest practice standards that exist should be applied to any clearing of forested land connected with any activity, including run-of-river power projects.
This devastating information from Erik Andersen, an economist and widely recognized expert on government and Crown Corporation financing: You will note the unbelievable increase in BC Hydro’s debt since Christy Clark took […]
Enbridge is presently engaged in a $5 million advertising campaign. It serves two purposes. One aims at convincing Canadians that what Enbridge does is benign and beneficial. The other is to provide […]
“…complicit in a complex web of legal, administrative and political strategies designed to forward a multi-billion dollar infrastructure development program to enrich the largest most profitable companies on earth at the expense […]
At the Rafe Mair birthday celebration last week, we got to hear Rafe tell an anecdote about writing for Ryerson School of Journalism a piece that celebrated free speech, one Ryerson refused […]
Listen to this short Nov. 19 interview of Damien Gillis on SFU radio’s Latin Waves program, hosted by Sylvia Richardson. The two discuss this week’s Rafe Mair 80th birthday roast, Rafe’s career […]