Category Archives: Lifestyle

Stop British Columbia’s Bad Deals

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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David Bernhardt’s Potential Conflict Of Interest

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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Will This Election End The Politicization Of BC Hydro & ICBC?

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 Many Faces Of Powell River

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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80% Of San Diego’s Shoreline Litter Contains Plastic

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

SAN DIEGO – May 15, 2017 – Today, San Diego Coastkeeper and Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter released data about trash collected by more than 6,500 volunteers at San Diego County beach cleanups in 2016. 80 percent of all trash removed contained plastic, with cigarettes containing plastic foam filters remaining one of the most common types of trash found. Scientists say plastic debris is particularly harmful to marine life, but beachgoers aren’t the only ones to blame for the litter.
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Shorter Work Hours Work For People & The Planet

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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Watching The Trump Administration Evolve Is Scary

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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Three Republican Senators Break With The Party On Methane Rule

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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BC’s Fossil Fuel Dreams May Be Over

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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Lund Is Soul Candy

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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