(486) The Climate Goes To Court

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Jeff Douglas is the VP of sales for Renoback, a Canadian company based out of Alberta who realized that there is good business to be done by doing the right thing. Renoback is a sales and trade platform for making use of the literal tons of perfectly good building materials that get thrown into the dump each year simply because previously there was nothing else to do with it. Renoback is not only diverting tons of materials from waste, but is also saving clients huge amounts of cash while also making a decent living doing the right thing. We hear from Jeff about how this works, the motivation behind it, and what if any this model means for the future of business both inside and outside the construction industry.

Learn more about Jeff Douglas here, and visit Renoback here.

In the middle of the show, Emmay Mah and Stefan Hostetter help discuss some big courtroom news in Canada this week as a series of important decisions came down with potentially huge implications for all sorts of oil infrastructure projects in Canada. We discuss the details as well as the meta-level implications.

BREAKING: First Nations win court challenge against B.C. over Enbridge pipeline

B.C. government failed to properly consult First Nations on Northern Gateway pipeline, court rules

Ontario first nation heads to Supreme Court over Enbridge’s Line 9

B.C. government formally opposes Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

In the final section, we discuss some other items of note this week, including a followup to some of last weeks NAFTA commentary, Ontario’s new environment commissioner and the massive ‘BikeBahn’ in Germany which connects 10 cities by high-grade bike superhighway!

New NAFTA lawsuits reveal disturbing, dangerous trend

David Reevely: Meet Ontario’s radical new environment commissioner

Vote for the News

This weeks ‘vote for the news’ item, you can vote here.

Germany’s Superhighway for Bikes Offers Hope for ‘Transformative’ Transportation

This weeks music

Mo Kenney – ‘Five Years’ [David Bowie Cover] & Merchant Copy ‘Patriotic’

 

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