This week on the show, our fabulous new correspondent Jeremiah Bolstad takes an in depth look at the so called “three walled tailings pond” that was making headlines last week. Steve Andersen brings us a story that received comparatively little coverage in the mainstream media: he speaks with one of the activists who staged a protest in Canada’s parliament building.
Pulp mill in Corner Brook, Newfoundland proposes to test the burning of tires as an alternate fuel source.
Public outcry has lead communities in the Peace River to begin training to sample their own air quality.
Climate Justice Protest at Parliment
Last week saw a lot of commotion in the Parliament buildings. In a surprise move, Conservative senators killed the Climate Change Accountability Act on Tuesday, November 16th, without even taking the time to debate it. But the ruckus that day wasn’t limited to the Senate chambers. Just before noon, down the hall in the Rotunda, a banner was hung from the second floor while six Climate Justice activists held a sit-in below. They wanted the government to take action on climate change and said that they weren’t going to leave until they spoke to the leaders of all the parties. To get the inside story, Steve Andersen talked to Tasha Peters, one of the activists who participated.
Three Walled Tailings Pond Near Fort Mackay
We’re always looking for new volunteers to help with the show. Up next we have a piece from one of our newest correspondents Jeremiah Bolstad. Last week, the CBC reported on a three walled tailings pond on the lease of Canadian Natural Resource’s Horizon operation. Jeremiah spoke with Davis Shermenta, a representative of Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board and Marlene Orr, a resident of nearby Fort McKay about the pond in question.