Shell’s Oily Shell Game

Each week we either report on an oil spill, or pass over it in favour of even more pressing news because they just plain happen so often it’s hard to keep track of. Turn out, even these casual estimates are likely vastly underreported or swept under the rug due to the fact that oil companies themselves are responsible for reporting, and reporting how MUCH oil got spilled…. a huge factor in how much attention they get. We talk about these numbers with the help of a few news items in the first section.

In the second section, we talk about some non-oil news 🙂 A new environment commissioner report was published talking about the poor oversight Canada offers consumers with regards to personal healthcare and cosmetics. Many of these products people use every day presuming them to be safe have either never been tested, or the companies aren’t required in the first place to report whats in them. Not just from the public, but from regulators as well.

In the final section, we talk about some “good news*”, aka as usual nothing is ever just purely good 🙂 but this stuff pretty good? Maybe? We discuss…

This week’s bonus show…

we talk about ‘externalities’, long-term threats and other problems humans are just naturally bad at dealing with. Also at the end, Daryn explains why he’s been away and what this means for the future.

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