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Toxic Tailings

Posted by mhudema on July 11, 2008

Toxic tailings from the tar sands

Alberta Environmental Resources Conservation Board’s new directive worse than useless.

Dateline: Monday, July 07, 2008

by Ricardo Acuña for Vue Weekly

The Alberta Government, along with their friends in the oil industry, have recently embarked on a major campaign to educate Canadians and Americans about the fact that extraction of oil from Northern Alberta’s bituminous sands is actually an environmentally friendly and ecologically sound process.

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Feds and Province Fail to Protect

Posted by mhudema on June 22, 2008

Harper and Stelmach Stall on Safe Water for Canada’s First Nations

    Alberta calls on Federal and Provincial governments to make water a
    priority

    EDMONTON, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - From time immemorial, First Nations have
centered their existence on water. Unfortunately for all Canadians, care and
protection of our water has been left in the hands of governments that value
profits over people. We are currently at a crisis level with this resource,
and the First Nations community is being hit the hardest by this crisis. In
communities across Canada, safe potable water is something people have been
unable to depend upon.
    "It is deplorable," said CUPE Aboriginal Committee Chair Gloria Lepine.
"In the year 2008, there is no excuse for the fact that at least 85 First
Nation water systems are in high risk, and that there are close to 100 boil
water advisories in various communities."
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McCain to Get his Hands Oily

Posted by mhudema on June 19, 2008

McCain’s Mission to Ottawa

US, Canada need to forge a less oily relationship.

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By Aaron Freeman and Matt Price

Published: June 19, 2008

TheTyee.ca

John McCain will take the stage in Ottawa on Friday to try to draw a clear line between himself and Barack Obama on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). You’ll remember that Obama and Clinton mixed it up during the primary race about who would go further in renegotiating the trade deal to strengthen labour and environmental standards. McCain, by contrast, wants to portray himself as a free trader, no holds barred.

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