Chiquita si, tar sands no

Chiquita Brands has caused a bit of a flutter on the Canadian scene by announcing it will avoid using fuel from Alberta’s tar sands. The company says it has joined 13 other companies in trying to reduce its carbon footprint. The announcement is timely. According to an industry report, the

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DeSmogBlog: ‘Consumer Energy Alliance’ Front Group Exposed by The Tyee and Salon

Consumer Energy Alliance.png In a must-read piece co-published today by Salon.com and The Tyee, Geoff Dembicki exposes the dark underbelly of the public relations and lobbying industry, revealing the interconnectedness between Alberta tar sands movers and shakers in Alberta and their oily compatriots in Washington.  The investigative article focuses on the fossil fuel industry front group

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Herbinator: Struggling Health Orthodoxy

I get thoroughly entertained by orthodox views of the Alternative-health paradigm in Alberta; indeed, I am often reminded of a not-to-be-identified close relative. It is always rather fun to read of someone unknowingly constrained by a monopoly construct being slowly exposed to intriguing yet sacrilegious ideas of a competing ideology.

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