Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Not in our Backyard; Northern Saskatchewan Residents Protest Nuclear Waste Dump

By: Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press - 08/16/2011

REGINA - Some northern Saskatchewan residents say they're drawing a line in the sand to protect the environment from nuclear waste. Details here.

North Sea Oil Spill: Shell Struggles To Shut Down Second Leak

By MEERA SELVA   08/16/11 Huff Post Green
LONDON -- Royal Dutch Shell has shut down the main leak at one of its North Sea oil rigs but said Tuesday it is struggling to stop a secondary spill....Details here.

PLT: Isn't it odd how oil companies have no problem in sucking oil from remote places....just problems repairing the leaks that happen!

The New Harper Government Sharpens its Claws on "The Enemy"

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PLT: I guess Prime Minister Harper's pledge to be a government "for all Canadians," should have contained a caveat…."except for asbestos widows." Harper's kinder, gentler regime has sent a threatening letter to a woman whose husband had died of an asbestos-related ailment for using the Conservative party logo on her website. The site consists of a personal essay telling of her husbands struggle with his disease and a reminder of Canada's shameless refusal to attach warnings to our asbestos exports. 
Please also read; "Harper Disgraces us all, Once Again," and "Help Convince Canada to do the Right Thing About Asbestos!"