Friday, 10 September 2010

Clean-Air Crusaders Suffer Setback in "The Battle in the Boreal"

by Larry Powell
ROBLIN, MB Se 10-2010

Environmentalists and citizens battling to protect air quality in parts of the Swan valley of western Manitoba have suffered a setback.

“Paths Less Travelled” has just learned, Manitoba’s Clean Environment Commission is recommending that Louisiana Pacific Canada Limited’s wood products plant near Minitonas, be allowed to continue to operate without the use of pollution control devices.

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Opponents of LP’s application to keep those controls (known as regenerative thermal oxidizers) shut down permanently, have yet to comment on the recommendations, which were just made public today.

Groups such as “Concerned Citizens of the Valley” had been strongly opposing the shutdown, claiming it would lead to sharply increased releases of toxic substances from the plant, into the air.

Manitoba’s Minister of the Environment, Bill Blaikie, must now review the recommendations and make a final decision on them.

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Thursday, 9 September 2010

NASA Satellites Reveal Connection Between Mountain Pine Beetles and Wild Fires - But Not One You Might Expect!

by Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger, San Francisco, California
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Alberta Premier Has a Bad Week Over the Tar Sands; *Poor Baby!

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Alberta's tar sands.
Courtesy of the Tarnished Earth Gallery.

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