The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed and appeal for action to stop British Columbia’s Bad Deals
From the Sierra Club BC
By Galen Armstrong
In less than two weeks, BC Hydro will force Ken and Arlene Boon to leave the land they’ve farmed for thirty-seven years. They and other farmers are already being evicted to make way for the Site C dam. The traditional territory of Treaty 8 First Nations is being scraped clean of trees years in advance of the proposed flooding.
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The ECOreport reposts a response to the Congressional Review of a proposed Deputy Interior Secretary, David Bernhardt’s Potential Conflict Of Interest
Press Release from Mojave Desert Land Trust
Joshua Tree, CA – Today, David Bernhardt underwent congressional review for his nomination as Deputy Interior Secretary, the second ranking official in the Department of the Interior. Despite his prior experience at the Department of the Interior during the Bush administration, Bernhardt has a long history of lobbying against the agency as a partner at the firm Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck. Bernhardt conducted legal work for Cadiz Inc., a company that aims to drain water from an aquifer in the Mojave Trails National Monument for use in coastal communities.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from British Columbia, Will This Election End The Politicization Of BC Hydro & ICBC?
Originally Published on BC Policy Perspectives
By Richard McCandless
The Green Party currently holds the balance of power, and now must make the transformation from opposition critic to assisting a new administration in dealing with the multitude of issues faced by any government. Even if the NDP loses the Courteny- Comox riding to the Liberals, the support of the three Green members will be important in steering the Liberal government toward “good public policy” as defined by the Greens.
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The ECOreport looks at some of the many faces of Powell River in the third instalment of my tour of the Sunshine Coast
By Roy L Hales
For many, the most visible aspect is two cloud-like pillars ascending into the stratosphere. Others principally know Powell River from the BC Ferry terminal, which they use en route to other destinations. There are really two towns. I recently explored some of the many faces of Powell River.
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The ECOreport reposts findings from a beach clean-up, 80% Of San Diego’s Shoreline Litter Contains Plastic
Joint Press Release from San Diego Coastkeeper and Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter
The EOreport reposts an OP-ED, Shorter Work Hours Work For People & The Planet
From the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Editor Ian Hanington.
In 1926, U.S. automaker Henry Ford reduced his employees’ workweek from six eight-hour days to five, with no pay cuts. It’s something workers and labour unions had been calling for, and it followed previous reductions in work schedules that had been as high as 84 to 100 hours over seven days a week.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED by a former senior analyst from the U.S. Department of Energy, Watching The Trump Administration Evolve Is Scary
Originally Published on Energy Post
By Allan Hoffman
Watching the Trump Administration evolve (I write this a few days after its 100 day anniversary) is a painful and scary activity.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about the United States, Three Republican Senators Break With The Party On Methane Rule
Originally Published on Clean Technica
By Zach Shahan
Members of the Republican Party sitting in Congress have been particularly good at sticking with the “party line” on a wide range of issues — even when that means pouring more pollution into their constituents’ throats, working to increase the number of superstorms that slam the East Coast and the dramatic droughts that destroy the Southwest, voting through health care bills or amendments that make it much more expensive for normal Americans to get health care (apparently, just so the richest among us can keep more money in overinflated bank accounts), and pretending Donald Trump’s potentially corrupt connections and actions in regard to Russia wouldn’t have their faces exploding with range if it had been Obama in such a situation.
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The ECOreport looks at the 2016 provincial election’s outcome, BC’s Fossil Fuel Dreams May Be Over.
By Roy L Hales
The final outcome of British Columbia’s election will not be known until absentee ballots are counted. Premier Christy Clark currently leads, with 43 seats as opposed to the NDP’s 41 and the Green party’s 3. Unless these results change, BC’s Fossil Fuel Dreams May Be Over.
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The ECOreport tours British Columbia’s Sunshine coast, Part one: Lund Is Soul Candy
By Roy L Hales
The village of Lund is about 20 miles from my home on Cortes Island. There are vantage points on Cortes, from which you can actually see Savary Island. Though only a short distance across the waters, it takes a day and three ferry trips to drive there. The experience is delightful. Lund is soul candy.
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