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TransCanada reproached by NEB over pipeline compliance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 14 October 2012 08:59

 Oct 12, 2012 10:15 PM ET

If TransCanada Pipelines doesn’t fix inadequacies with its pipeline inspection practices, the NEB says, the agency 'will not hesitate to impose appropriate corrective actions.'
If TransCanada Pipelines doesn’t fix inadequacies with its pipeline inspection practices, the NEB says, the agency
'will not hesitate to impose appropriate corrective actions.' (TransCanada Corp.)

A complaint by a former TransCanada Pipelines employee has prompted the National Energy Board to warn the company that its pipeline inspection practices aren’t up to snuff.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 October 2012 12:49
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First Nations leaders have formed an “unbroken wall of opposition” to the Enbridge tar sands pipeline and tanker plan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:48

Leadnow.ca team

 

People are coming together like never before to tell our provincial and federal governments that BC’s coast must be protected from tar sands pipelines and tankers. Today, we’re writing to invite you to join an unprecedented BC-wide day of action to defend our coast.

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Oil On the Tracks: How Rail Is Quietly Picking Up the Pipelines' Slack PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 10:48
Ben Jervey Mon, 2012-10-08 10:25  http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/10/02/oil-tracks-how-rail-quietly-picking-pipeline-s-slack
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We’ve talked a lot here on DeSmogBlog about oil (and tar sands crude) pipelines. You know, like the Keystone XL, which TransCanada is currently ramming through Texas, using whatever means necessary (including violence), and Enbridge's Northern Gateway, which was just declared "dead" by one of Canada's top newspapers.

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Nobel Laureate-led delegation of women to visit Alberta oil sands and proposed Northern Gateway route PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 08 October 2012 04:50

 

An all women’s delegation—led by American Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams—will be visiting the oils sands of Alberta and along the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route into British Columbia.

“Women around the world have been at the forefront of movements to reduce the impacts of climate change and build healthy, sustainable environments,” said Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate (1997). “We have been aware of the growing concerns of women living in oil sands communities and we are eager to see the realities for ourselves, first-hand.”

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Oil Industry Looks to Create "Lake District" from Open-Pit Mines and Toxic Tar Sands Waste PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 08 October 2012 04:43

by Carol Linett

This week, the Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA), an industry-funded consultancy group in Alberta, released the End Pit Lakes Guidance Document to the Government of Alberta for review. The 434-page document outlines a 100-year plan to integrate open-pit mines and tar sands tailings into Northern Alberta's local ecosystem, introducing what they call a 'reclaimed lake district' as a long-term alternative to the temporary tailings ponds that currently hold the billions of gallons of water, sand, clay, hydrocarbons, naphthenic acids, salt and other byproducts of the bitumen extraction and upgrading process.

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AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION: CANCER AND ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 07 October 2012 10:22
Miranda  Holmes  http://thecanadian.org/component/k2/itemlist/user/85-mirandaholmes

Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:04

Illustration from Pink Ribbons, Inc, © National Film Board.

It is estimated that over 22,000 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and nearly ten times as many in the United States. Almost a quarter of these people will die. Nobody knows why.

Yes, there are established risk factors, such as early commencement of menstruation, never breastfeeding a child, late onset of menopause, all of which increase a woman’s lifetime production of estrogen. Then there is the inheritance of the long-researched "breast cancer gene". These risks apply to approximately 30% of breast cancer cases, leaving the vast majority unexplained.

Or are they?

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Food Matters – What’s in Your Milk??? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 06 October 2012 20:15

Milking Goats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The production of milk and cheese is the backbone of the dairy industry in Canada, an industry that is strictly regulated and commoditized

in Canada through quota systems and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. But when milk gets processed, what else goes into the final product?

I had a couple of emails from listeners concerning what goes into our milk and cheese, fears that there may be things like pus or blood

or even estrogen…these are the kinds of things that are side effects of dairy cows being treated with bovine growth hormone, otherwise

nown as rBST or rGBH.

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Food Matters – What’s in Your Milk??? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 06 October 2012 19:54

Modified Milk Ingredients, which ARE allowed to be used in Canada up to certain quantities in dairy products produced here, so you could end up ingesting some of that milk produced using BGH.

The production of milk and cheese is the backbone of the dairy industry in Canada, an industry that is strictly regulated and commoditized in Canada through quota systems and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. But when milk gets processed, what else goes into the final product?

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Shut down the tarsands PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:01
Shut down the tarsands
http://oilsandstruth.org/
"Oil Sands Truth exists to disseminate information regarding the environmental, social and economic impacts of tar sands development projects being proposed and currently in progress. Oilsandstruth.org holds the view that nothing short of a full shut down of all related projects in all corners of North America can realistically tackle climate change and environmental devastation."
 
PEJNews.com Editorial comment. I was wondering whatever happened to the demand to shut down  not just choke the Tarsands, and I came across information on the website Oil Sands Truth  (russow)

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B.C. mining giant admits polluting U.S. waters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 30 September 2012 15:26

Teck Resources acknowledges fouling Columbia River for more than 100 years

Posted: Last Updated: Sep 10, 2012 9:45 PM ET https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/09/10/bc-teck-admits-columbia-river-pollution.html

Teck's lead and zinc smelter in Trail, B.C., is about 10 kilometres upstream from Washington. Teck's lead and zinc smelter in Trail, B.C., is about 10 kilometres upstream from Washington. (Teck Resources)

Canadian mining giant Teck Resources Ltd. has admitted in a U.S. court that effluent from its smelter in southeast British Columbia has polluted the Columbia River in Washington for more than a century.

Teck subsidiary Teck Metals made the admission of fact in a lawsuit brought by a group of U.S. Indian tribes over environmental damage caused by the effluent discharges dating back to 1896.

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