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Fossil Fuel Dependency May Not Go Away Beause of a Fight
07-19-2016, 05:24 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Described by Public Citizen as "Among the most dangerous but least known parts of today's 'trade' agreements," ISDS gives foreign corporations the right to "sue" the U.S. before a tribunal of three private lawyers for profits they say they would have earned had the climate protections not been in place.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/03...ng-climate

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07-19-2016, 05:42 PM #2
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07-19-2016, 05:57 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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This right to sue government for any loss of profits exists in Canada too.

Quote:Barlow, the UN’s official expert on water policy and founder of the non-profit Council of Canadians, says Chapter 11, a relatively obscure clause in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allows companies from member countries to sue national governments for lost profits if any new laws adversely affect their profit. Barlow is especially concerned because of the sheer power of the oilsands economy, which she calls “the biggest capital project in the world.

http://www.vivelecanada.ca/article/23593...nder-nafta

From the comments section:

Quote:The world is going to hell and these creeps are worried about their profits. Some people, or should I say some "things" never change.
07-19-2016, 06:30 PM #4
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The TTIP is a nightmare. I hope it never becomes a reality sad2.gif
07-19-2016, 08:00 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Will we ever be able to move past the jobs vs. envorinment?

"As recent studies find that some 82 percent of fossil fuels must remain buried to avert catastrophic global warming, keeping them in the ground doesn't sound like such a radical demand. To meet the dangerously modest 2 degree Celsius goal outlined in the Paris Agreement signed last week, it's a bare minimum. The issue, in this case, may not be that Break Free is too ambitious in its anti-extraction plans. It may not be ambitious enough -- either in the scale at which it plans to shut down the industry or how it plans to transition over to an economy not fueled by coal, oil and natural gas."

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35894...ent-debate
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07-22-2016, 05:43 AM #6
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There is no other planet close enough for us to migrate to or colonize.
We will not stop or slow our Fossil Fuel Dependency!

Will burn it all up and go extinct right here on this planet.
That you can bet your pay check on!
07-24-2016, 05:04 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-22-2016, 05:43 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  There is no other planet close enough for us to migrate to or colonize.
We will not stop or slow our Fossil Fuel Dependency!

Will burn it all up and go extinct right here on this planet.
That you can bet your pay check on!

We have to run out of it at some point - some say before 2020.

Quote:It would be prudent to pursue alternative energy sources before it is too late, but the oil corporations will never allow this to happen. So important is oil as a resource that it brings great wealth and power to those who control it. Consequently, our corrupt politicians, whose power is lavishly funded with oil money, prefer to serve the short-term interests of greedy oil executives than the long-term interests of ordinary people like you. But as long as we have food in our bellies and entertainment to keep us busy, why should we care? Thus, it is the immorality and indifference of our species that ultimately leads to our own demise.

Nothing lasts forever. Like all the great civilizations in the past, ours has a limited life-span. A few years from now the Westernized world will reach the point where there is no longer enough fuel to sustain civilization in its present form. This will literally be the end of civilization as we know it.

http://theinsider.org/news/article.asp?id=0423

Booms not containing major oil spill -

Quote:A government official said booms placed on the North Saskatchewan River by Husky Energy to contain the spill were ineffective because high water levels lifted the oil over the barriers.

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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/saskatchewan-c...10591.html
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07-24-2016, 07:43 PM #8
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
SOMEBODY Needs to Make a DOOMSDAY DISASTER
Movie Called
"The Day The Oil Ran Out"!
07-24-2016, 08:02 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-24-2016, 07:43 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
SOMEBODY Needs to Make a DOOMSDAY DISASTER
Movie Called
"The Day The Oil Ran Out"!

That would be more a 'feel good' or 'happy ending' type of movie.



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