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Letter July 16: We’re not paying attention

Environment Edmonton Sun

CAFETERIA VIEW I see humankind’s dire environmental situation as somewhat analogous to a cafeteria lineup consisting of diversely societally represented people, all adamantly arguing over which identifiable traditionally marginalized person should
'I see humankind’s dire environmental situation as somewhat analogous to a cafeteria lineup consisting of diversely societally represented people, all adamantly arguing over which identifiable traditionally marginalized person should be at the front and, conversely, at the back of the line; and, furthermore, to whom amongst them should go the last piece of quality pie — all the while the interstellar spaceship on which they’re all permanently confined, owned and operated by Big Fossil Fuel, is burning and toxifying at locations not normally investigated. As a species, we really can be so heavily preoccupied with our own individual admittedly overwhelming little worlds, that we’ll miss the biggest of pictures. Read More'

City of Edmonton fined thousands over 2016 industrial grade herbicide use

Environment Edmonton Journal

The City of Edmonton is facing a fine of over $14,000 and must contribute over $150,000 towards three environmental projects as part of a creative sentence for a charge under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. In a news release
'The City of Edmonton is facing a fine of over $14,000 and must contribute over $150,000 towards three environmental projects as part of a creative sentence for a charge under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Read More'

Whitecourt, Woodlands County fined under Environmental Protection Act over landfill

Environment Edmonton Journal

The Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County have been fined tens of thousands of dollars under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act after pleading guilty to starting landfill alterations without first receiving permission. The saga began
'The Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County have been fined tens of thousands of dollars under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act after pleading guilty to starting landfill alterations without first receiving permission. Read More'