Saturday, 8 March 2014

Have Western Farmers Been Sacrificed For Big Oil?

Council of Canadians
Oil pipe awaiting allocation on the CN line in Manitoba. PLT photo.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow Tweeted these questions this week. "Were western farmers sacrificed so that Big Oil could take over the trains? Is that why Harper killed the Wheat Board?" Details here.

Sandhill Cranes Face Shut-Off as Colorado Weighs Who Gets Scarce Water


The Denver Post
Sandhill Cranes Over Manitoba, Canada. PLT photo.
Colorado's effort to replenish its aquifers by cracking down on pumping groundwater threatens to leave the thousands of sandhill cranes that arrive here each February without the water they need. Details here.