Where will it all end? When will we finally turn the corner on the Fossil Fuel Age, and begin the long work of repairing the damage we clever apes have wrought against the environment?
No time soon, if the extractive industries have their say; and they’re just about the only ones who have the ear of government at all levels in this country, and abroad. Seattle’s Sightline Institute reports plans to send more than a million barrels of oil per day through the Pacific Northwest region. Oil coming from shale fracking in North Dakota, and Alberta’s Tar Sands and destined for Asia’s Satanic Mills.
So, how far will Big Oil and Gas take the Fossil Fuel Age? To the very ends of the Earth.
David Lavallee is a Canadian filmmaker whose first documentary, ‘White Water, Black Gold’ garnered awards at numerous film festivals, and was broadcast around the World. He’s a Pull Focus Film School grad, and a product of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Producer Emergence Program. David is now in the process of producing his next film, ‘To the Ends of the Earth,’ an investigation into the lengths the latter day oil barons will go to keep their energy domination going.
David Lavallee in the first segment.
And; you don’t need a street light to see Victoria is rapidly and, some would argue, radically changing. One community here is hoping it can prove a catalyst in changing the way Victorians navigate their way in, through, and around the city.
You’ve likely seen some of the effects of the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition‘s efforts to make our berg better for bikes already. From promoting bike lanes and “sharrows”, and the much touted “Biktoria” campaign, to lobbying for infrastructure projects like the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails the GVCC “works with businesses and city stakeholders to create the conditions for safer, more inclusive cycling infrastructure across Greater Victoria.” Cyrus Molavi, a Director on the board of the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition joins us today.
Cyrus Molavi, pedaling for a more bike-friendly Victoria in the second half.
And; intrepid horticultural innovator and green business entrepreneur, Christina Nikolic will be here with Left Coast News and Events updates at the bottom of the hour.