DavidColwell, letter to the editor TheWhig.com As a new United Church minister in Prince Edward County I have struggled to comprehend why so many neighbours have set their hearts against wind turbines, and have been persuaded to oppose all forms green energy and are eager to vote against any government that promotes it.
John Nichols The Nation Michigan legislators did not write the so-called “right to work” legislation that they have enacted in a mad rush of anti-democratic excess. They simply did as they were told. The ideas, the outlines and the words themselves came from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing “bill mill” that produces “model legislation”
J. Matthew Roney Earth Policy Institute World nuclear electricity-generating capacity has been essentially flat since 2007 and is likely to fall as plants retire faster than new ones are built. In fact, the actual electricity generated at nuclear power plants fell 5 percent between 2006 and 2011. In 2011, following Japan’s Fukushima
Always Changing, Forever Yours: Nuclear Fuel Wastes
by Joe Romm Think Progress/ Climate Progress In the first serious indication Obama will focus on climate change in his second term, media outlets report the President will nominate Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be Secretary of State. Kerry is one of the Senate’s leading climate hawks who has said he believes that
If China Can Have State-Owned Energy Firms, Why Can’t We? by Bill Tieleman Straight Goods News “To be blunt, Canadians have not spent years reducing the ownership of sectors of the economy by our own governments, only to see them bought and controlled by foreign governments instead.” - Prime Minister Stephen Harper, December 7, 2012
By TIM NAUMETZ The Hill Times Online PARLIAMENT HILL—Evidence in a Federal Court challenge of the results in six ridings from the 2011 federal election appears to back up claims from a key witness that she believed she was misdirecting voters while passing on poll location changes as a telephone caller for the Conservative
vibrantyyc YouTube An Economic Case for a Preventative Poverty Reduction Strategy in Alberta.
By Dirk Meissner The Canadian Press VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark says her government’s plan to export liquefied natural gas to Asia is British Columbia’s economic equivalent to Alberta’s oilsands. In a year-end interview with The Canadian Press, Clark said B.C.’s LNG development ambitions will transform the economy, but the province must act quickly
Amazon Defense Coalition CSR Wire QUITO, Ecuador, Dec. 15 /CSRwire/ – An oil industry “witness” that Chevron unveiled this week will face a defamation lawsuit in Ecuador for lying in a sworn affidavit and for participating in the company’s fraudulent remediation to evade a $19 billion liability, say representatives of the villagers who
BY SAIKAT AboutMyPlanet.com The oceans are gradually getting asphyxiated. That’s what a new study that studied the rising levels of CO2 in our oceans claims. As the level of the greenhouse gases increase, it is also choking the breath of living organisms which makes up the marine ecosystem. In brief, the oceans are running out of
PROJET ACCOMPAGNEMENT SOLIDARITÉ COLOMBIE (PASC) On the afternoon of December 11, 2012, a hired assassin killed union leader MILTON ENRIQUE RIVAS PARRA. The event took place in the municipality of Puerto Gaitan (Meta department, Colombia), near the offices of TERMOTECNICA, where he worked as an operator and electrician. Rivas Parra had received a
Avaaz.org Why this is important Overfishing is killing our seas, but in just 4 days, a crucial EU vote could stop the devastation. The outcome is on a knife edge, and a key UK MEP could mean the difference between life or death for our seas – so it’s up to us
By JOANNA M. FOSTER NY Times Just in time for the holidays, a new documentary about the ultimate fate of just about everything we lug home from the mall opens on Friday in limited release in the United States.“Trashed,” directed by Candida Brady and starring Jeremy Irons, delves into the less festive side of consumerism
By Jeff Spross Climate Progress A new report on China’s ecological footprint opens with some grim news for the planet as a whole: The demand humans place on the planet — in terms of land use, resource consumption, pollution, and so on — overshot the Earth’s threshold for sustaining that demand back in the