Earthgauge Radio kicks off season 2 tomorrow morning on CKCU!
Tune in to CKCU FM 93.1 tomorrow morning from 7:00-8:00 AM for the launch of the second season of Earthgauge Radio! On tomorrow’s show, I’ll be bringing you two interviews from the frontlines of what is shaping up to be one of the defining environmental struggles in recent Canadian history: the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
I was out in B.C. this summer and I had the opportunity to speak with a number of individuals who are actively engaged in the movement to stop Enbridge from building a twin pipeline from the tar sands of northern Alberta to the coastal B.C. port of Kitimat. In the wake of an eventful summer in which the premiers of Alberta and B.C. have been publicly squabbling about the project, media baron David Black has proposed building a $13 billion oil refinery to process the tar sands bitumen in Kitimat, and the public hearings looking at the controversial project have now resumed, Northern Gateway is indeed becoming a defining struggle for the very energy future of this country. Given the high stakes, this is a great issue to kick off our second season of Earthgauge.
On the show tomorrow, we’ll hear from Art Sterritt, the Executive Director for the Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative, and Rafe Mair, the former B.C. Environment Minister and well-known talk/news radio host.
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