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  •  Really (23+ / 0-)

    I cannot understand why this critically important natural resource would be put at risk.  I especially cannot understand why it would be place into the hands of an oil company when they have such a horrific record of destroying the environment.  

    This is not about energy independence.  This is about profit, greed and gluttony and complicit, corrupt governments.

    If it was really about energy independence, these companies and these governments would be pouring investment into alternative energy sources.  

    This is about corruption and it is insanity.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:09:44 AM PST

    •  Thanks for dropping by joanneleon (8+ / 0-)

      Our right wing government the so-called Liberal Party of British Columbia has given away the Province during it's reign. We dn't even know the extent of how much. Then the right wing Feds in Ottawa have stripped Canada's environmental review process. It's looking very bad for the landscape.

      ❧To thine ownself be true

      by Agathena on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:26:10 AM PST

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      •  It took a little longer (6+ / 0-)

        for the oil and gas industry to buy your government too.  But it looks like that has happened.  

        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:05:10 AM PST

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      •  Got any advice for us Southerners? (3+ / 0-)
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        I am in the US, but I wonder what I could do to influence the B.C. Government.  As of today I am signing on to the campaign for to get the University of California to divest from fossil fuel investments with  

        Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

        by Mindful Nature on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:12:29 AM PST

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        •  Writing letters (0+ / 0-)

          Corporate Head Office Address

          Shell Canada Limited
          400 - 4th Avenue S.W.
          Calgary, Alberta
          T2P 0J4

          Shell Canada Switchboard: (403) 691-3111

          Corporate Mailing Address
          Shell Canada Limited
          P.O. Box 100 Station M
          Calgary, Alberta
          T2P 2H5

          British Columbia Government
          Hon. Christy Clark, Premier
          PO BOX 9041 STN PROV GOVT
          Victoria BC V8W 9E1

          Hon. Rich Colman
          Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas
          Room 128
          Parliament Buildings
          Victoria, BC
          V8V 1X4

          Hon. Dr. Terry Lake
          Minister of Environment
          Room 112
          Parliament Buildings
          Victoria, BC
          V8V 1X4

          Any support of is good for the whole continent. Bill McKibben has been to Canada frequently, even visited the hell on earth Alberta Tar Sands.

          ❧To thine ownself be true

          by Agathena on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:29:43 PM PST

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    •  If it was really about energy independence and (4+ / 0-)

      helping the planet instead of destroying it, we would all be investing in changing world technologies.

      •  Using (3+ / 0-)
        Food Processing / Agricultural
        Poultry (Offal, Feathers, Bones, Litter, Manure, Protein Meal); Beef (Offal, MDM, Paunch, Bone Meal); Pork (Offal, Manure, Grease); Fish; Hay and other Natural Grasses; Corn Sludge; Spent Hens; Egg Waste; Mushroom Substrate; Onion Skins; Soybean Oil Soapstock, Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG)
        Shredder Residue, Tires, Mixed Plastics
        Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) Sludge, Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG)
        That's interesting, wonder what it smells like when it burns and what the carbon output is.

        ❧To thine ownself be true

        by Agathena on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:38:41 AM PST

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        •  that's the thing. It doesn't smell half-bad! They (4+ / 0-)

          got sued by the big oil companies who SAID it smelled too bad, but the judge said that Um, actually, the rest of the Industrial Zone they were in smelled noticeably worse and that unless they planned to sue everyone they'd better drop that idea. But Big Oil held onto that kind of BS just long enough to drive a fledgling under.

          At the same time, big oil got congress to redefine biofuels so that if they just added a tiny percentage of biofuel to their mix they could snap up the small green business benefits that had just been invented before TDP could get up on its feet again.

          The reason it doesn't smell bad is because it is NOT burning. It amounts to the world's largest pressure cooker, steam-pressure cooking anything made of carbon back down into the primordial soup it came from, only in a short-term process instead of billions and billions of years underground.

          It was almost discovered in the 70s but they didn't have the cooking process right. And the pressure cooker I use everyday now for the best brown rice is smaller, more efficient, and far safer than my grandmother's version.

          So please, everybody throw out any old notions you have about energy independence and read Anything Into Oil. I have been following this since I first read it in Discover magazine in the hard copy which I thought was 2005. This technology is so cool that we could scrape up all the landfills in the world and recook them into diesel and home heating oil, separating out the dry minerals and reusing most of the water each time. We could vacuum up the ocean plastic and melt it into the same thing. This way we could continue in our regular system of distribution for a few generations while beginning the clean-up process, buying time for what future technology may come.

          They say that this technology can cook mad-cow-diseased medical waste prion proteins back into safe, regular polycarbons. Nothing else in the world can do that.

          I personally asked John Hoffmeister (former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell and at that time recent author of a book about alternative technologies) in a public forum if this process of "thermal depolymerisation" worked. First he described a different process to the crowd and when I called him on that he said, quietly, alright, I was right, and that yes, it does actually work. Later when I asked why he wasn't personally investing in and promoting this thing that could help us all he didn't respond, just moved on to others and the next question.

          •  Good for you n.w.s. questioning the CEO (1+ / 0-)
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            of Royal Dutch Shell. I have a few question for Shell about Nigeria. They have literally killed a country.

            Yes, there are alternatives and yes we can do it but we face so much opposition with so much power and money.

            ❧To thine ownself be true

            by Agathena on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 11:24:07 AM PST

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