Quote: Originally Posted by pgs
Yes , but sadly you will never understand the condescending attitude you show is exactly what will finally break the country .
Such a BIG WORD for the small Wexit Wingnut mind to use - and you aint using it CORRECTLY!
Wexit Wingnuts THINK they are entitled to DUMP their SH+T into any lake or river or ocean that is handy!
While extolling the virtues of their NOT SO PRISTINE ENVIRONMENT!
Here is an article that exposes the B.C. hypocrisy about how they value their environment! B.C. is setting Cdn RECORDS for sewage dumping mostly in the ocean but in various lakes and rivers as well! And their record in other areas is anything but green as well - as the article clearly indicates! With some comments of my own in brackets):
(IN related news, Danielle Smith of Global News supplies this information in a column posted April 12, 2018, titled) :
Exposing B.C.’s environmental hypocrisy
All right British Columbians. I have had it up to my eyeballs with your willful blindness to environmental issues in your own province.
So, as of now, I am a charter member of the Facebook Page “Save BC’s Environment” – the purpose of which is to highlight the many real and pressing environmental issues that your political leaders refuse to take action on.
Let’s start with Thursday’s investigative report from Star Metro which found that British Columbia is the nation’s worst offender when it comes to allowing untreated sewage to enter Canadian rivers and oceans.
Of the 120 million cubic metres per year in Canada as a whole, British Columbia is responsible for nearly one-third of the problem. That’s right.
(Isnt that nice - B.C. is setting CANADIAN RECORDS for sewage dumping! While at the same time Port of Vancouver is profiting NICELY exporting more filthy coal than any other North American seaport! Vancouver has stepped up and now exports the coal that Yankee port operators do not wish to handle! Yet B.C. hypocrites whine about Alberta oil and gas exports!)
That’s 45 billion litres of sewage filled with toxins, heavy metals, microplastics, pharmaceuticals, bacteria and pathogens being dumped into clean water. That’s about 1,900 tankers worth– if you care to do the math on it.
It doesn’t include the deliberate dumping of raw sewage by places such as Victoria. This is because of comingled storm sewer and sewer systems getting overwhelmed because of too much rain and runoff.
(We should note that Victoria is now working on its very first tertiary full sewage treatment plant - but it was FORCED to do the job because of regulations imposed by the Harper Conservatives and of course the new plant was legally required to be IN USE by 2020 and it wont be due to various delays - NOT INCLUDING additional problems generated by Wuhan Virus! B.C. environmentalist are DRAGGING THEIR FEET on cleaning up their CRAP and the plant may not be ready till 2021 or beyond!)
In Calgary, the equivalent measure (of sewage dumping) is zero. That’s because Calgary made the decision to separate its two systems back in the 1960s. This is something British Columbia doesn’t intend to complete until 2050.
(Isnt that IRONIC - the Alberta “rednecks” treat their sewage more carefully than crunchy granola B.C. LIE-berals! Oh well - Wuhan Virus is going to hit us so hard we wont have a pot to pee in anyway - thanks to LIE-beral carelessness with Wuhan Pestilence carrying travellers!)
And what are the consequences of failing to treat raw sewage?
Well, mussels end up getting contaminated with pharmaceuticals. Residents get sick from the Norovirus from eating contaminated oysters. Cholera – yes cholera – starts turning up in coastal communities.
But, untreated sewage may be the least of B.C.’s environmental problems.
B.C. has created an international incident with its embarrassing handling of mine management and cleanup. Alaskans have asked their government to deal with the Tulsequah Chief Mine in northwest B.C., which is leaking acid waste into one of the richest salmon runs in the region – and has been for 60 years.
(Gosh - how can virtuous B.C. environmentalists ignore leaking acid waste killing Salmon? That sounds even more messy than having an oil pipeline on your land! At least the oil is valuable and its owners DONT want it to be spilled!)
Or how about the ongoing concerns from the Mount Polley mining disaster? That’s where the mine’s tailings dam broke and spewed 24 million cubic metres of mining waste into adjacent lakes and rivers.
(So B.C. is SO GREEN they wont even waste energy to maintain dams and other necessary things because such work is UNDIGNIFIED for them or something? Or is it simply that as always LIE-berals have better things to do with their gravy than to bother repairing rotting infrastructure? LIE-berals NEED to BUY VOTES from civil service union HOGS - infrastructure is NOT NEARLY as important to them as LIE-beral party survival!)
And who will clean up the toxic mess left behind in B.C.’s 1,800 abandoned mines?
What about current polluters? The top 10 polluters in B.C. are spewing out nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, volatile organic compounds and particulate matter; all of which can impact human health and aggravate respiratory conditions.
The Prince George Pulp and Paper and Intercontinental Pulp Mills are the biggest polluters of water with sulfur and manganese. Teck Metals Ltd. emits lead, selenium and arsenic.
(Yes - the LIE-beral solution to ALL pulp mill waste is usually “dump it in the ocean” Although public opinion has just forced the cancellation of the new pulp mill in New Brunswick that would have dumped staggering quantities of semi treated pulp waste into Northumberland Strait! Seems like poverty stricken New Brunswick is more GREEN than B.C. can claim to be!)
That’s not all. How many of those regions with 1,000-year-old trees targeted for clear cutting will ever be effectively reclaimed?
British Columbians: you should ask all those foreign-paid environmental activists why they are spending all their time focussing on the minuscule risk of a tanker spill when they have all these other issues they could be rallying support to address.
Perhaps it’s because the opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion isn’t really about protecting the environment at all.
(No - and the Elephant in the room is that LIE-berals have run up such HUGE DEBTS in recent years that we now CANNOT AFFORD to kill the Cdn oil patch - as it happens to be our MOST PROFITABLE EXPORT ITEM! The oil price crash caused by Wuhan Virus is a temporary aberration and prices will bounce back - and Cdn govt WILL NEED EVERY PENNY of oil and gas revenue they can get - to pay off our MASSIVE NEW DEBTS - plus the older ones generated by LIE-berals who do not understand the concept of interest compounded and amortized!)
Update: and for those who say that all of this is irrelevant because the real issue is climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, well, you’ve got your own problems there too. BC is the single largest exporter of coal in all of North America. The volume of exported coal is so huge it will ultimately produce an estimated 99.8 million tonnes of CO2. That’s 150% more than BC’s entire annual carbon footprint.
(Yes- B.C. is long been the Left Coast but now it is also THE HYPOCRITE COAST - offering up a hodgepodge of virtue signalling double standards and typical LIE-beral style “Do as I say - not as I do” philosophy! And 99.8 million tonnes of C02 produced by B.C. coal exports equals just about one seventh of the ENTIRE Cdn yearly green house gas emissions!)
(And the TRUE B.C. IRONY is their continued support for Our idiot Boy and his loser LIE-berals and the LIE-beral campaign to drive the price of oil up so high that we cannot afford to use it - while at the same time B.C. CRIES PITEOUSLY about the $1.70 per litre price of gas! Such hypocrisy DESERVES our scorn!)