Alberta Canada’s boreal forest, a vast expanse of beautiful forest, and home to endangered species like the whooping crane and the woodland caribou, among many other creatures.

But it’s not so vast anymore, or as beautiful.

 



The conservative Canadian is dropping on its knees for the forest, oil and gas industries, and in typical fashion these corporate crooks are tearing the place apart, clear-cutting forests and translating former wilderness areas into moon-like wastelands of toxic sludge and waste.

I used to think the Canadians were smarter than us about their environment, but that can no longer be assumed the case.

Is this the kind of world we want to live in?  Are short-term corporate profits worth the price of a world stripped bare and rendered into the ugly mirror of human avarice and stupidity?

Canada overhauls environmental rules
"For years, Canada has been seen as an environmental leader on the world stage, pushing other nations to tackle acid rain, save the ozone layer and sign global treaties to protect biodiversity.

Those were the old days.

The government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is rewriting the nation’s environmental laws in order to speed the extraction and export of oil, minerals and other materials to a global market clamoring for Canada’s natural resources.”

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/06/04/2168354/canada-overhauls-environmental.html#storylink=cpy

Alberta Canada’s boreal forest, a vast expanse of beautiful forest, and home to endangered species like the whooping crane and the woodland caribou, among many other creatures.

But it’s not so vast anymore, or as beautiful.

 

The conservative Canadian is dropping on its knees for the forest, oil and gas industries, and in typical fashion these corporate crooks are tearing the place apart, clear-cutting forests and translating former wilderness areas into moon-like wastelands of toxic sludge and waste.

I used to think the Canadians were smarter than us about their environment, but that can no longer be assumed the case.

Is this the kind of world we want to live in?  Are short-term corporate profits worth the price of a world stripped bare and rendered into the ugly mirror of human avarice and stupidity?

Canada overhauls environmental rules

"For years, Canada has been seen as an environmental leader on the world stage, pushing other nations to tackle acid rain, save the ozone layer and sign global treaties to protect biodiversity.

Those were the old days.

The government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is rewriting the nation’s environmental laws in order to speed the extraction and export of oil, minerals and other materials to a global market clamoring for Canada’s natural resources.”

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/06/04/2168354/canada-overhauls-environmental.html#storylink=cpy