Gasland Part II – Fracking Hell

Watched “Gasland Part II” [9/10] on HBO on demand, and it is something you have to see. The case it makes against fracking is a very strong one, and it shows the depths of corruption in the US system that has allowed the poisoning of water tables across America.

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And on a different note, here are “15” tips to be a better blogger.

Spurred on in Part by Children, Rockefellers Join Fossil Fuel Divestment

It’s good to hear that billionaires at least listen to their children, and not just fiscally conservative accountants.

Ms. Wayne said the family’s commitment is intergenerational, and continuing. She said that her 8-year-old daughter lectures her on the destruction of orangutan habitat to create palm oil plantations.

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Here’s a story the NYT linked to the previous. In Mississippi, people are being jailed for years, without a trial!

#LyingLeona Lies Again to the UN #cdnpoli

Canada’s Minister of the Environment is a jester. She says the most outrageous lies and expects people to buy them.

Just a couple days ago in the House, a Conservative MP was caught misleading the House, by Elizabeth May. He was using the same lie Leona Aglukkaq used at the UN.

People’s Climate March

On Sunday I attended a climate rally in Regina with what looked to be well over a hundred other people.

Peoples Climate March

It’s too bad more of the 33,400 Rider fans in attendance didn’t make the People’s Climate March a priority for their pre-game activity. Listening to the crowd at the Legislature though, it’s apparent there are plenty of people in oil country who are afraid to speak out against the industries ruining their water tables and flooding their towns with oil money. Who would they speak to anyway? Some local papers won’t publish stories of oil spills a journalist told me in 2010. Bad for business. And Postmedia owned papers are in cahoots with CAPP. That makes it all the more amazing that Murray Mandryk managed to write a fairly critical piece on McMillian bolting from Wall’s government to work on the private side of the oil lobby sector. McMillian perhaps exhausted his public oil deeds.

You probably want to read this about oil lobbying in Canada. Look who is sitting with criminal Bruce Carson? Oh, it’s just the Premier of Alberta.

Peoples Climate March

The Premier makes a little cameo appearance in this short film of the Climate March. Bring ‘Em Out.

CAPP Gets A Cabinet Minister #skpoli

The headline of this Global story is wrong.

“Sask. Party MLA Tim McMillan leaving politics to lead petroleum group

CAPP is not outside of politics; they are a branch of the federal Conservative Party, and exist solely to lobby governments to favour petroleum over other energy sources.

It’s farcical to assume he won’t use his ties to the Sask Party to influence energy policy in Saskatchewan over the coming year. What’s he supposed to do for his first year of employment if not attempt to convince the Saskatchewan government he works for another week, to ignore renewable energy in favour of petroleum products?

Brad Wall says, “As President of CAPP, I know Tim will continue working hard to develop our resource industry in western Canada, including here in Saskatchewan.”

Hunger Games 2

I watched “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” [8/10] and it’s a lot like the first movie, so pretty nifty, but also somewhat predictable.
It’s available from the Regina Public Library. Soon I must watch “Knowing” and “World War Z” before I have to return them.