The debate rages in Saskatchewan now about if federal money should go directly to oil companies and contractors capable of sealing defunct oil wells abandoned by irresponsible and ancient corporations. Those wells are left in the trust of our politicians, the people who tend to tell us that without oil jobs, Saskatchewan doesn’t amount to much.
Tucked away in our piggy bank is about $10 Million dollars, built up since 2007. I guess before then there was no plan to clean things up, or at least make those making the holes, pay for it. Wall’s savings are off by more than a factor of 10, because he wants over $156 Million to get the work done quickly.
Am I opposed to getting over a hundred million from the feds to clean up environmental disasters? Nope. Do I think taxpayers should bear the bulk of the burden? Heck no.
It’s clearly something oil companies both old and new should be doing for the rest of us, because of the reasons Scott lists in his video. Royalties should have been, and should now be paying for this sort of predictable mess. Budgeting of the past very clearly bequeathed this festering inheritance to us, and tough times in oil country are making it apparent just how much the Boomers and the Greatest Generation prepared for now.
I phoned Johnson & Johnson about why they continue to sell products with microbeads after Parliament started to vote last year toward creating a law to ban their sale.
“Consumers have until March 10 to make their views known, as Environment Canada works out a timetable for eliminating the environmental pollutant.”
The customer care rep had no specific information, and hadn’t heard about the forthcoming ban on microbeads the Conservatives started to pursue the day before the election call last year. I said it was in the country’s biggest newspaper yesterday. He indicated that once they are banned, naturally sale of them would cease and they wouldn’t try to include them, or hold out. I asked he check with his supervisors if efforts are being made to remove the unsafe beads from their products immediately now that we know they are an unsafe product. He’s going to check, and have someone email me back.
You can call them too to register your concern at 1-800-361-8068
Killing people, even vilified monsters like ISIS militants, exacts a harsh toll on normally healthy people in the military.
Conservatives in America are even more deranged than the Canadian variety, I’d reckon, based on what I’ve encountered online anyway.
The London police force has wasted millions of pounds on detaining Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy for years.
There are many other great lines in this, including confirmation that Krypton isn’t a planet.