Wednesday January 18, 2012
Robbing BC Blind
Are Norway and China stealing BC waters, salmon and trees?
Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC
ou bet. China now protects all of her old growth forests and has made it a crime to clear cut anything that looks like a tree in China. Not that China in principal disapproves of cutting old growth forests or clear cutting anything, just not in China. China most definitely approves of cutting old growth forests and clear cutting in other countries.
In fact, much if not most of the old growth and raw logs leaving BC province
is heading for China. China’s position is clear…after the massive flooding
of her own denuded mountains and valleys from clear cutting, she is now more
than willing to let Canada suffer the results of massive floods, soil
depletion, unstable hills and mountainsides, watershed ruination and mud and
rock slides. Just send China the raw logs and lumber, please. Which our BC
government is only too happy to allow in order to maintain the support of
domestic logging companies and developers.
But a lot of BC citizens have issues with this warm acceptance of the despoliation of our own waters from open net fish farming. For instance, Don Staniford, environmental activist, is on trial right now in BC Supreme Court for calling the Norwegian (Cermaq) farm fish poisonous, like cigarettes.
But I think the Norwegians may regret suing Mr. Staniford. Because of the
media attention around the law suit more people will, before the four week
trial is over, equate eating fish farm fish with cigarette smoking, along
with its attendant ills, than ever before.