4000 container ships that brought us TV’s and fake Christmas trees consumed the equivalent of 70.7 billion gallons of gasoline which not only places stress on world oil reserves but remains a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Remember this is a meager portion of the total fuel consumption from all merchant ships - but this amount is actually equal to the total fuel consumed by every automobile and motorcycle in the United States annually.
To the south, is the “Okanogan” and to the north, is the “Okanagan”, and connecting the two is the gentle and meandering Similkameen River with a place called Shankers Bend which is now poised to challenge two nations as they both react to issues of climate change and energy.
The Okanogan County Public Utility District is proposing that a dam be built at Shankers Bend which would create an 18,000-acre
reservoir that holds 1.7 million acre feet of water — with half of it in Canada. The reservoir would be larger than Lake Osoyoos and would potentially affect two B.C. protected areas: the 25,889-hectare Snowy Protected Area and the 9,364-hectare South Okanagan Grasslands Protected Area, as well as flooding aboriginal
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reserve lands. The reservoir would flood a delicate ecosystem that is home to 16 federally listed species at risk. In British Columbia there are only a few critics of the project, which seems surprising since it will flood one of the most scenic regions in British Columbia.
A small Financial Transactions Tax is capable of reducing and even totally eliminating most if not all taxes that we pay today, as well as injecting huge amounts of capital into local economies for the paying down of interest-bearing debt and the building of publicly-owned capital assets within communities.
So why aren't we doing it?
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...she and others quickly realized that the movement of goods and people was really a secondary issue that was overshadowed by the opportunities Gateway could provide as it poured billions of taxpayer dollars into the hands of corporations who in turn “generously filled BC Liberal's campaign coffers”....
The discovery was made by the European Space Agency’s Venus Express which is now telling us more about Venus, it could be a warning against injecting our atmosphere with sulphur droplets to mitigate climate change.