Saturday, April 15, 2017

Will energy companies pay for earthquake damage? [no, so it's subsidy]

Federal scientist has proof: fracking by Petronas-owned company caused a big B.C. earthquake | National Observer: "The largest earthquake yet detected in British Columbia’s northeastern shale gas region was conclusively caused by fracking from Progress Energy Inc. in August 2015, says a federal scientist whose study was published this month."

Thursday, April 13, 2017

TransLink bus operator calls for free public transit in Metro Vancouver

Straight.com: "With no fares, more people would use the bus and other forms of transit.

More people will stop using cars.

For people concerned about global warming and climate change, that should be a good thing because there will be less greenhouse gas emissions.

It appears that everyone benefits.

However, mainstream politicians and environmentalists aren’t eager to endorse the idea.

So that leaves George Gidora and his party on the driver’s seat for this concept."

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cars take up too much room, don't fit in the city

The Tyee: "Across North America today, precious urban housing space is languishing right under our noses — or more precisely, under our wheels.

In the City of Vancouver alone, it’s estimated that over 30 per cent of all land — worth an estimated $48 billion — is tied up by our roads, parking lots and alleys. This vast urban “greyfield” constitutes the largest tract of un-built space in many cities, raising exciting questions about how it could be used to make urban density liveable, family friendly, and maybe even more affordable."