Results for Hashtag #environment-2

  • Len Rosen posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    #environment-2 Who is Tackling Climate Change Best? It turns out based on the Climate Action Tracker Scorecard, it’s the Maldive Islands. Canada gets an “Inadequate” as does China and the United States But our “inadequate” is worse than the other two because the record indicates our GHG emissions will actually go up by 2020 by 3.3%. China,…[Read more]

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  • Len Rosen posted an update 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    #environment-2 Is free trade incompatible with developing a comprehensive mitigation strategy to address climate change? An article in today’s Globe & Mail suggests that green businesses set up in Ontario in the last few years to encourage development of renewables have had their legs cut off by foreign companies who have challenged preferential…[Read more]

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  • Len Rosen posted an update 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    #environment-2 Paul Martin has created a petition focused on governments taking action to ensure the health of our oceans. So far 219,000 have signed with a goal to have 250,000 signatures within the next 10 days. Can you help. Go to:…[Read more]

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  • Len Rosen posted an update 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    #environment-2 I have published a new posting that accuses the government of Stephen Harper of perpetrating a fraud on the Canadian people, and the world related to the oil sands and Canada’s commitment to carbon reduction. It is accessible at: http://www.21stcentech.com/united-states-canada-means-oil-sands/.
    In the piece I state that the…[Read more]

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  • Len Rosen posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    #environment-2 “Inside Climate News,” winner of the Pullitzer Prize for National Reporting has published an article entitled, “Keystone Ads Mislead on Canada’s Deep Cuts to Environmental Monitoring.” The authors write that Environment Canada is projecting a 42% cut in its pollution management and mitigation programs before the 2016-17 fiscal…[Read more]

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    • I’m puzzled that there seems to little discussion of, or interest in, effective offsets for our increasing GHG emissions from the energy sector.
      Let’s just say for ind]stance that we have reached the end of our capacity to lower intensity emissions any further; and lets just assume it isn’t possible to switch to an absolute reduction in…[Read more]

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      • Actually i recommend this policy option to our LPC leadership – if of course it can be scaled up, is workable and can be proofed against turning into the kind of disaster the European emissions trading scheme has. All efforts should be made to make such a policy transparent and free of political taint and corruption.

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  • #environment-2
    A risk assessment of climate change would include at minimum the impact on agriculture, energy systems, public health, coastal infrastructure, labour production. Let the party commission this assessment, the costs involved vis a vis better positioning of a new industrial (green) revolution. Harper won’t do it, it’s there for us…[Read more]

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    • we could easily turn around the manufacturing sector by investing in all forms of alternate energy sources of the renewable kind, while keeping those already employed in the oil patch gainfully employed. I worked at a major natural gas plant for 17 years and the workers are you and I, not some foreign entity we should weed out like a disease. for…[Read more]

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  • Len Rosen posted an update 3 months ago

    #environment-2 Today I read in The Toronto Star Ken Dryden’s very thoughtful interviews with famous Canadians and their vision of the country’s place now and in the future. Mr. Dryden invited all Canadians to participate in this exercise. I chose to respond in a blog posting at my 21st Century Tech site. It is entitled ”
    A Former NHL Goaltender…[Read more]

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  • Len Rosen posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    #environment-2 See my posting on the Conservative decision to approve Northern Gateway. http://www.21stcentech.com/canada-fool-climate-change/

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  • #environment-2 More and more I come across articles about ideas that promise to transform our environment and our fossil fuels based economy. Today there were two:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-is-opening-up-its-patents-2014-6 and…[Read more]

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    • Alan: Firstly, electric autos are more efficient than gas guzzlers, ergo, less energy required. Secondly one cannot pour kilowatts into a tanker for export, ergo, mass of renewable energy will have to be created close to home. Renewable energy is available everywhere. Fossil energy; not so much. No one wants to be held hostage to fossil fuel…[Read more]

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  • Len Rosen posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    #environment-2 It is More Clear to Me Each Day – National Governments Don’t Understand Our Future

    See my posting about the latest statements from Australia’s and our Prime Minister about climate change and the economies of their respective countries.

    http://www.21stcentech.com/clear-day-national-governments-understand-future/

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    • Yes, I heard about this on the radio yesterday and could barely believe my ears. I’m so sick of hearing about growth and jobs. The priority must be survival!! We should be talking about building community and helping rather than buying and acquiring. If there aren’t enough jobs, we can job share and impress upon peoples that their kid does…[Read more]

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      • Hi Linda, The sentiment to create jobs and grow the economy is not a bad one. The problem with the Prime Minister’s position is that he believes dealing with climate change will impact the economy and jobs negatively. It is this flawed logic that is so unnerving. Growing the economy in a sustainable manner can only be good for all of us here in…[Read more]

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    • I wonder whether a Carbon Fee and Dividend would create the incentive to make changes to carbon emissions. It would put back money in everyone’s pocket which would help the economy and continuously remind everyone about carbon emissions. http://www.climatelobby.com/fee-and-dividend/

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      • Hi Gerry, How do we create a carbon dividend? First we need to understand our carbon footprint, individually and collectively. I wrote a piece back in July last year that I willingly share with you. You may find it interesting. It is called “Heard of the Global Footprint Network?”…[Read more]

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        • Part of the problem ( with individual foot print) is simply affordability. My family operates 2 vehicles, both older but relatively fuel efficient. We alleviate this partially by taking the “better” camper van off the road for the winter and using the other vehicle principally for local stuff.( bike when we can) I’d really like to make that 2nd…[Read more]

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          • Hi Ken, Do the Footprint Calculator now and then try to think of ways you can reduce the number rating. I know it is very tough to manage a carbon footprint when you are living in the sub-Arctic, but it would be interesting to see what your number is and what it can become when you consciously try to reduce carbon in your daily life.

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    • Len: Harper doesn’t want to acknowledge that fossil fuel hawkers are shedding; not creating jobs. Ergo, renewables have nowhere to go in job creation but up and fossil fuels have nowhere to go but down. Harper and Abbot are doing nothing but supporting profits before the likes of Denmark (30+% wind energy) teach us that it isn’t what we have but…[Read more]

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      • Well stated Lloyd. The opportunity for innovation and the jobs that come out of it could make Canada a world beater particularly in the field of energy. Our innovators have created fuel cells. Our innovators have built first generation quantum computers. Our innovators are building the first thorium nuclear power plants. But our government remains…[Read more]

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  • Len Rosen posted an update 4 months ago

    #environment-2 Just posted an article on Canada’s response to President Obama’s climate change action plan. See: http://www.21stcentech.com/climate-change-talk-day/

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    • That is an interesting article Len, thank you … you do good work. However, I personally would not be so ready to dismiss the idea of GHG reductions from the electricity generation sector. At the very least, we must look at combined efforts across all sectors. The constant and sole focus on the oil sands, I believe, dilutes our efforts and defeats…[Read more]

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    • I agree that a more effective strategy would not specifically focus on one industry sector. But the American approach which is segmented was the paradigm upon which I built the case. And considering the lack by this present government to address climate change in any sector before locking in step with our American cousins, at least we could start…[Read more]

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      • Len, I guess part of our debate here would be on the definition of “close”. You say that “… total emissions from their power generation doesn’t come close to the emissions from oil sands extraction and production

        This is where I said in my post, I am having trouble finding “reliable” numbers. However, by my reckoning, the number is…[Read more]

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    • Expanding oil sands development is definitely most akin to Obama’s problem with coal-generated electricity.
      However, there is a lot of truth to what Obama recently said, “One of the hardest things in politics is getting a democracy to deal with something now where the payoff is long term or the price of inaction is decades away”. In the…[Read more]

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      • Hi Peter, I too feel that what the Hudak PCs are promoting in this Ontario election is short-term, goodie bag thinking based on homespun economics, not sound fundamentals of good policy. It is interesting that in this month’s issue of “Corporate Knights” there is a 2014 Report Card on green provinces and states. In this Ontario fares better…[Read more]

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  • Peter Haley posted an update 6 months ago

    #environment-2 hard to believe that the environment isn’t front and centre with this party. we seem to back most pipeline projects which will transport oil sands to foreign markets, almost like we got away for years with exporting asbestos and taking no responsibility for the negative impacts. I find it harder and harder to support a party…[Read more]

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    • What would satisfy you though?[no snark] A Carbon tax? A national energy plan that laid out clear bench mrks for transitioning away from oilsands? Or do you want more?
      I really can’t see any responsible govt just shutting down the oil sands.[ we’d have a western separatist movement up and running in under 5 years.[Harper would doubtless be…[Read more]

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      • That’s a very good comment, Ken. I feel we’re becoming like the USA, where politicians KNOW that The Affordable Health Care Act is good for their citizens and an absolute for the country (once the bugs have been cleaned out), but won’t stand by it because of a personal fear of not being re-elected. Canadians weren’t like that, we knew what…[Read more]

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        • very interesting article on “grist” today on the financial risks of climate change, from the business sector: agriculture, public health, energy systems, coastal infrastructure, and labor productivity. must say I hadn’t even considered “labour productivity” with questions regarding what happens to the construction industry with extremes in…[Read more]

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      • What would satisfy me, for a start, would be put out the truth to the Canadian public about what percent of our economy is fossil fuel extraction based–much less than the industry ads have everyone believing. Then emphasize how many jobs are being created worldwide in the renewable energy industry. Then endorse truth-telling about the enormous…[Read more]

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        • Some great ideas there Susan, and using BC as the blueprint seems good to me. I am well aware, though, that many turn off when they hear carbon tax, and all the doom and gloom about climate change. I think any reasonable person would agree that we must do something though, and lead on the issue not just follow. It needs a rebranding (hate to…[Read more]

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          • Thanks for your reply. Maybe what’s needed, rather than rebranding (a term that makes me shudder) is some vivid imagery. I think of climate change as being like a cliff that our civilization is driving toward. The fossil fuel industry wants us to rev the accelerator and get there sooner, damn the torpedoes. The Conservatives want us all to…[Read more]

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  • #environment-2 from a man always a little ahead of his time…to another of his time:

    “For the first time ever, a former U.S. president has come out against the Keystone XL pipeline.

    The ex-president in question is Jimmy Carter.

    The 39th president joined a group of Nobel laureates to sign a letter urging the current commander-in-chief to…[Read more]

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  • Edgardo Consuegra posted an update 6 months ago

    #environment-2

    The government of Canada should to focus on Global Warming consequences to the economy. Canada is not prepare to this issue. Government, private sector, and scientist need to investigate deeply the climate change, investing in eco-technology which is able to use in agriculture, and manufacture.

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  • #environment-2 Liberals in Hull-Aylmer and Pontiac passed resolutions endorsing Liberal Caucus efforts to give strong national-park-like protection to Gatineau Park on March 16 and 17. Very well done! Gatineau Park is the only federal park not managed by the National Parks Act. Since 1992, 127 new houses and five new roads have ripped through its…[Read more]

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  • #environment-2 The Conservatives have announced that they will eliminate 1000 jobs at Environment Canada.

    This decision is short-sighted and flies in the face of their claim that they are the best managers of the economy. Given the harsh winter Canadians are still experiencing, it should be clear that environmental policies are part of…[Read more]

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  • #environment-2 It is difficult for anyone to join an ongoing discussion however I would like to see a policy which 1. requires all participant companies in the Athabasca Tar Sands to contribute $x from each barrel of tar sands oil to a superfund which would be used to a. restore the area to its previous natural condition; b. cover the cost of…[Read more]

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    • John: A fairly complete inventory of what needs to be done already exists. The problem is not to submit a complete list (You are missing Canada’s responsibility to First Nations -FN–Sec. 35- and undertakings by both governments in this regard. Statutes and regulations abound but governments will not enforce them. They do mention them frequently.…[Read more]

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  • Don Girard posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

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    You see Michael there are many ways to solve problems, but moving the negative impact from one area to another, is not a solution. Take for instance your CT, I can see ways of making it work for the individual, as long as production has been limited and must be reduced at the same rate as the consumer cuts back. Ie what we save…[Read more]

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    • I was under the impression that LPC was committed to fact based policies: There is one fact and one principle that demand to be asserted: 1 Ft. MacMurray tar sands are a giant natural oil spill which has been polluting for millenia and will continue to pollute at its base rate if left undeveloped, This is not to say that its current development…[Read more]

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      • Lloyd I find some of your statement a little naïve . True enough the undisturbed tax sands, or oil if you wish were definitely going somewhere and I suggest that maybe they were upgrading themselves as they filled the less damaging deep well pockets of oil reserves, and maybe were creating natural gas as well, but they were not creating the…[Read more]

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      • Sorry Llyod, I reread my reply and did not mean naive the way it sounds, more as misinformed, or not thought out, or misled in reasoning. I appreciated you way of reasoning as I heard some of it before but just do not wholly agree some of with it.

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        • Don: I began my pro career as a geographer. In 1967-’71, a team of scientists, sponsored by a federal-provincial grant, surveyed the natural and human resources of six census divisions north of Edmonton, in Alberta. I edited the biblical volume of research produced. It should be available from the Leg. Library. I worked in human resource…[Read more]

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          • Hi Lloyd, I sincerely acknowledge your explanations, and apologize if I offended you, I am the naïve one. I guess the written word is not as good and verbal interaction, it does not allow for quick and easy explanation. I accept that the oil sands represent a natural hazard, as do volcanoes, acid rock, geysers and so on, it is just that it…[Read more]

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            • Hi Don: This site is about politics, the art of the possible. We need energy to create an infrastructure for the hydrogen economy and what is available now is fossil based energy. The object of the well tempered environmentalist is to replace fossil with renewable energy. Please read Davis Suzuki’s latest. When that is done (green energy…[Read more]

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              • Clearly what you say is true, only everyone’s perspective of the same problems and solutions are different. Mostly I care not so much that my suggestions are taken up, but that some foreword movement is made.

                The main issue is two main things, stop producing oil at the current rate, and find alternatives, then after that comes the cloudy realm…[Read more]

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  • #environment-2
    Here is a ray of sunshine from Europe “EU to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030

    It doesn’t say how they are going to do it (Carbon Tax, Regulations etc.) It does say that they have a Carbon Trading system so maybe that will be there primary tool.

    Cap and Trade is a form of Carbon Tax but you go out and get the best deal…[Read more]

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  • #environment-2
    Here is a report on the latest polling results about the Keystone Pipeline. Opinion is significantly shifting to the opposition side.

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/15-7

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    • What this says to me is we should have had a national carbon tax a good while ago, and we need a comprehensive national energy strategy now more than ever.
      What is missing for me in the industry argument is any evidence that we need to double or triple the out put of the oil/tar sands. If we already meet half of the US’s oil needs, when is enough…[Read more]

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      • Ken:
        According to the IPCC we need to reduce our carbon emissions by 5% per year starting next year. We do this by converting to green energy. The Carbon Tax creates the market forces to lead to the emission reductions. Stephan Dion has recommended that we start at $50 per ton and I think we should go with that.

        That’s all there is to the…[Read more]

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    • Although I am totally against a carbon tax at our pumps, I would be for one only at the well head with the dirtier oil sands paying more, but I still believe taking a direct route and shutting down the production directly as more effective. Shutting down is direct and positive; taxation only punishes end users without any real affect if people…[Read more]

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      • Hi Don:
        If we stop production and we don’t have enough gas for our trucks, trains and airplanes it will be difficult politically. A carbon tax introduces market pressures to naturally reduce consumption.

        I don’t disagree with a tax on the wellhead if they can work it out. I can foresee admin problems, but if they can figure out carbon content…[Read more]

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        • Hi Michael, good to hear you opinions again, even if I can not be in support of them fully. Let the market decide sounds more like conservative slogan to me, not that I disagree the markets are the deciding factor, if and only if and when government does not influence the process with taxation for the purpose of influencing the market.

          I think…[Read more]

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      • I couldn’t disagree more Don. Imperfect as they are, I regard FNs( particularly in BC) as being a strong buffer against harpers wholesale assault on the environment . I’m intensely proud of the way poor, welfare dependent bands are leaving huge money on the table and sticking to no Gateway.
        I agree about keystone being preferable to Gateway. But…[Read more]

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        • We desperately need brave and principled leadership on this file in particular. I remain hopeful it will come from a Liberal party that has put it’s scandals behind it, learned some lessons, and is willing to tackle the future with renewed courage and hope.
          Honestly, if we won’t or can’t do this, who will?

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        • Ken:
          A couple of points.
          If they expand the Kinder Morgen pipeline we are simply moving the carbon emissions from Canada to China. It does not matter which county burns it, it will still contribute to over heating of our planet.
          British Columbia has introduced a Carbon Tax successfully without adversely effecting their economy, see…[Read more]

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          • But surely this is where the rubber hits the road in terms of politics? JT could hold a press conference every day from now to E day. But if his message is just AB is the bad guy, they’re responsible for us not meeting our Copenhagen commitment. And we will lose that election – possibly quite badly.
            I’m over simplifying of course, but we have to…[Read more]

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            • Ken:
              We can’t start with a solution without defining the problem.
              People know that our polar ice cap is melting and our weather is changing but many don’t know why.

              The science of the hazards of tobacco smoking went through the same stages.

              So the first step is to announce that the planet is heating up and if we do nothing it could be bad for…[Read more]

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              • I admire your passion. But the last time we led with our chins was with mr Dions Ill fated green shift; we know how that went. You have to remember we aren’t running against ourselves. We have a cunning ruthless opponent out there- two of them in fact. You can’t simply run on hope for the planet alone.
                As cynical as it sounds, wrapping the…[Read more]

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            • Hi Ken, I think on FN we will be somewhat at odds, I have good friends in FN communities, and they are excellent spokes people against this pipeline, NG, but I also attended the meetings on this pipeline, heard hereditary chiefs speak out against the pipeline with passion, and then heard one speaking to another where they did not see me and say…[Read more]

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              • My experience doesn’t really match yours Don. I lived on a reserve on the central coast for about 3 years a decade ago. While I recognize the social and hierarchies that pertain on coastal reserves, I think you have to recognize they’re between a rock and a hard place. My reserve was typical – no jobs for 75%+ of the young people. For those guys…[Read more]

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                • Ken I just think you stated we are mostly in agreement, that the people are with us but the hierarchy may be bought. But in the area of principle of the highest order, they see it totally differently, the principle is not to stand for what is right regardless of income, it is to stand for a way of life that many still use to subsidize the living,…[Read more]

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                  • Not really. Even the greens support them to an extent.( I think)
                    I’m afraid a no pipelines stance would kill the electoral chances of this party. No offense but wouldn’t the NDP be a better fit for you? (Honest question no snark at all)
                    I’ve come to the conclusion we are running against the most ideological PM in my life time. More then that,…[Read more]

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                    • Actually I am for pipelines, over other means of transportation, just fully against pipelines that will expand our exports and production, and ones that risk pristine wilderness and ocean when existing corridors already exist. The pipelines I support are the ones that supply us with our needs, and ones that cut ocean shipments of oil.

                      Really I…[Read more]

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                • WE are not the global economy, we were different, with different rules that helped us miss the brunt of the last economic collaspe. we are a small economy, barely a pawn on the world chess board, and we have to take that a step further, oil does not make us a world economy, just a bigger pawn that the powers are trying to move around to suit…[Read more]

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                  • Sorry Don, but for better or not, we are an exporting country. Something like 80+% of our production still goes to one country. We couldn’t survive on our own, unless we drastically reduced our standard of living. And that’s another debate altogether.

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                    • I get it ok, but when we gave away our jobs in the softwood lumber deal, out standard of living here in the NW plumeted. Now we sell trees, not lumber, now we have terrible lumber in our stores, for world prices, I am not against exports I am against stupid deals like the softwood lumber, like oil that is killing the world, exports that sell our…[Read more]

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          • That is what I am nervous about as well, we do not seem to be willing to take a clear, and deicisive stand, which means we are playing the poll game, we can not be everything to everyone, we have to be transparent, which seems truly a delemia for politicians. Even ours.

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    • Guys, Great discussion on this subject.
      I just picked up one of David Suzuki’s books at the library on Sat., not sure I can finish it, very depressing, for a person born in 1952 and have always been alarmed with the ruthless development in SW Ontario.

      Do you think John Barid was in the US pushing for the answer on Keystone project, so if it was…[Read more]

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      • Hi Rick:
        Q1. Do you think John Barid was in the US pushing for the answer on Keystone project, so if it was a no, Harper could push thru Gateway, even though, they know it is politically risky?
        A1. Public Opinion in Canada is swinging away from The Northern Gateway…[Read more]

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        • Q1. Do you think John Barid was in the US pushing for the answer on Keystone project, so if it was a no, Harper could push thru Gateway, even though, they know it is politically risky?
          A1. Public Opinion in Canada is swinging away from The Northern Gateway

          Yes I know that, but SH is going to get a pipeline, one way or another and if Keystone is a…[Read more]

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          • Hi Rick:
            Q1. So Michael, does the LPC really need to go the carbon tax route or is it better to reinforce regulation and talk National Energy strategy and concrete carbon reduction goals, without attacking the oil industry straight on. LPC has to have a electable policy, and using the word ”tax” only gives the conservatives a ”big” attack…[Read more]

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            • Micheal, thanks fro your thoughts on this matter. I bow to your expertise.
              I personally think, at this time in history, the LPC talking “tax” of any kind, is going to hurt us getting back into power that’s all. If we aren’t power, more of the same.
              I think even Albertains would like to see a more balanced approach to the development of the tar…[Read more]

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              • Rick:
                That’s clearly what happened to Stephan Dion but I think times have changed.

                I think people will accept a serious address to Global Warming. The ice caps are indeed melting. The weather is indeed changing, this was not so obvious in 2008.

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                • Don, Michael. This is hard to argue against something, I think should happen as you describe. But I am a realists and our wishes are just that.
                  Look at Neil Young’s campaign against a truly despicable development, that any responsible government would of least, sent back to the company to work out a better solution. Look at the attacks on him,…[Read more]

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            • Most economists favour a CT over regulation. Harper likes to pretend regulation isn’t more costly and economically inefficient – that isn’t the case.

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      • Do you think John Barid was in the US pushing for the answer on Keystone project, so if it was a no, Harper could push thru Gateway, even though, they know it is politically risky?
        I think that Baird and Harper believe that keystone will not happen soon, that when it does the excuse for Northern Gateway would diminish so they are striking when the…[Read more]

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        • Don:
          If we reduce the price of fuel in Canada, the oil companies will export it to other countries.
          It is very difficult to interrupt the market place. The oil companies could create all kinds of phoney reasons for not putting oil into Canadian pipelines. Are we going to call in the Army to get the oil companies to co-operate?

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          • Actually Michael, I see your argument but do not believe it, we do export now, mostly within north America, and market forces are telling us that maybe the USA may not need our oil for much longer, so market forces are in our favour. Do you know if we are a net importer or net exporter now? The whole issue is not about where we are, it is about…[Read more]

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            • Don:
              You are right that a Carbon Tax will only effect Canadian Consumption so the oil companies could simply export the lost demand (with the tax added) to the US.

              You would be right to say the planet would continue heating up.

              But Canada would at least have a model in place for North America. Note California has introduced “Cap and Trade” and…[Read more]

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              • If we can allow greater quota we can reduce them or at least freeze them , we also control the issuing of permitts for construction of these projects, the expansion of these projects, permitts to tranport oil, create pipelines, etc, so it can be done and fairly easily if we are committed to cutting GHG.

                Next what example are we setting if our…[Read more]

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                • Don:
                  Lets say we stop production in Alberta but we still need oil to heat our houses, drive our trucks and make electricity because people haven’t changed behaviour.

                  So our suppliers try to import more oil from Venezuela because we desperately need oil. Do you want to be the one who stands up at the Montreal Depot and say that they can’t…[Read more]

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    • Michael, I finds this goes to that top of the list. http://business.financialpost.com/2014/01/16/athabasca-chipewyan-file-lawsuit-against-shells-jackpine-oil-sands-expansion/?__lsa=0d93-0d9a

      This just plain bad news! LPC should be making some important points with this.

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      • Rick:
        I am so glad the article included a picture. These projects are awesome.

        Unfortunately I don’t know enough about the law to understand how the Court rules in favour of these projects.

        Barack Obama has introduced EPA rules that make it very difficult to build a new coal plant. Maybe we need new Environment Rules to make it difficult to…[Read more]

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        • Michael, This is what has me concerned. We did the environmental review and it was very much against this expansion. But environmental reviews as with the NGW pipeline are just a review, with the panel pointing out the issues that everyone should be concern themselves with.
          It was up to the government to dot the i’s and cross the t’s. Instead,…[Read more]

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          • Rick:
            This absolutely does not complete. It would appear that the Conservative government is going to override the law.
            Would you not think that Justin Trudeau would express some reservations about this in parliament.

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            • “It would appear that the Conservative government is going to override the law.”

              I maybe wrong, it really isn’t a “law” in legal terms. It is more an advisement, a strong one, but still an advisement. This is is exactly how NGW can go.
              That’s why it is a bit strange, our party isn’t up in arms.

              Also see Martin Stowell posting on this…[Read more]

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    • Michael, in response to your numerous replies,
      I do not know how to say it, or explain it better, we need energy self sufficiency, that does not mean shortages, it means we do not export, and do not import, but supply all we need for all our needs, and then start taking actions that will reduce our consumption, many of those ideas put forward by…[Read more]

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      • Don:
        I agree that if we stopped exporting, it would reduce oil sands production and that would help global reductions of GHG emissions.
        But it would not help Canada’s GHG emissions. Only a small proportion of our emissions come from the mining operations. Over 90% of our emissions come from burning fossil fuel. So if we reduce the price of fuel…[Read more]

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        • Mine has more chance then yours, as you said, lowering our ghg and allowing it to flow freely to the rest of the world will definitely not lower world ghg emmissions.

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      • Don:
        Here is a US Senator that is taking a stand. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=712641278746670&set=a.216561905021279.62346.194172833926853&type=1&theater
        I think there are many similar examples that JT could use if he was interested in representing all workers, not just oil workers.

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        • That senator thinks like me, solving all the same issues in the same old way does not work, we have proven that by trial and error. AS we destroy not only our environment and lose jobs to bad trading practices, we try to fix the problem by doing more of the same, create more jobs selling resources, oil included, and so the cycle spirals out of…[Read more]

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          • Don:
            Maybe in some ways it doesn’t matter how we go about it. What may matter most is we talk about the other side of the coin like Sheldon Whitehouse.

            The extreme weather (even though it is cold) is costing us billions.

            Forest Fires and Tree Disease not only cost us billions but fire fighter lives are being lost too.

            There seems to be no…[Read more]

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