Pumping offshore oil and gas

BC Business Examiner – Vancouver Island Edition\ Letters\ December 01, 2008\ \ Re: “Pumping offshore oil and gas” (Business Examiner, Nov 3), it is unfortunate that former, interim premier-turned-industry-consultant Dan Miller is once again advocating for industry to open up British Columbia’s coast to oil rigs, tankers, pipelines and the risk of an Exxon Valdez-style…

Drill Baby Drill

Alaska governor Sarah Palin is really more frightening than fiesty \ \ CounterPunch, October 20, 2008 \ Monday Magazine,\’a0 October 15, 2008 \ \ By Chris Genovali \ \ Victoria’s Times-Colonist writer Iain Hunter’s recent column on John McCain’s vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin (“Our election needs Palin’s feistiness,” September 8, 2008) exemplifies the type of…

Oil Futures: We’re in for a whale of a time, one way or another

BY: CHRIS GENOVALI MONDAY MAGAZINE August 27, 2008 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently released its 2008 list of threatened species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). While this news was reasonably encouraging for the global recovery of populations of humpback whales, these assessments have far-reaching impacts on their conservation management.

The Price of Oil: Alberta black gold rush threatens BC’s coast

Monday Magazine Last Word By CHRIS GENOVALI Feb 13 2008 One of the biggest industrial projects on the planet is about to get even bigger with corporate giant British Petroleum recently announcing their intention to heavily invest in Alberta’s oil sands. British Columbians should be concerned about what is happening with the oil sands, as…

Many scientists cheer decision

By Jody Weir, Raincoast Conservation Foundation Prince Rupert Daily News, January 11, 2008 In response to the article titled “Scientists furious at Canada as project is ditched”1  (Prince Rupert Daily News, January 4th, 2008), it is important for readers to know that several scientists (myself included) are pleased, if not delighted, at the fact that…