Tag: Natural Gas

Curb the Enthusiasm on Shale Gas Report

There was a media flap this past week when the dynamic duo of the CBC’s Paul Withers and the website Allnovascotia.com acquired the “Onshore Atlas” from the Nova Scotia Department of Energy showing locations of deposits of natural gas and coal bed methane in the province. Withers’ report contained some big numbers. “Onshore natural gas resources in the province are worth between $20 billion and $60 billion,” it said, and much of the bonanza is in the form of shale gas – which would have to be recovered through f-r-a-c-k-i-n-g. Cue another round in the fracking debate. Predictably, a lobbyist for...

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Why McNeil Liberals should embrace carbon price but (likely) won’t

The immortal words of Obi-Wan Kenobe came to mind this week when Margaret Miller staged her walkout from the federal-provincial Environment Ministers’ meeting in Montreal. For the first time in ages one could detect a “disturbance in The Force” – a.k.a Liberal Land. There were not exactly cries of terror, like those that roiled the Force in Star Wars. But after acquiescing to earlier slights over issues like the Supreme Court vacancy and health transfers Miller’s protest promenade over carbon pricing represented a change in tactics for the McNeil Liberals. At first glance, the McNeil government seems to be...

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RICHARD STARR has had careers as a journalist, public servant, broadcaster, political staffer and freelance policy adviser. He is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, a former radio and TV producer and weekly newspaper editor, and the author of three non-fiction books. Starr has lived in Dartmouth for more than 30 years.

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