Friday, February 4, 2011

Cascadian News Roundup

Oregon's Aprovecho Research Center builds stoves to help the environment, health and humanity This is a great example of development of appropriate technology that actually meets the needs of people. It isn't glamorous, but it works great!

Fate of border-crossing wolves in hands of U.S. judge This situation is a great example of why our political structures need to be designed with bio-regionalism in mind. The wolves don't care at all about the 49th Parallel.

Tea Party Boise backs nullification of federal laws at upcoming hearing As an advocate for less federal power (eventually leading to the elimination of federal power) I am theoretically in favor of this. However, like the situation in Egypt, letting regions actually practice self-government may lead to situations where regions make silly choices.

Tunnel opponents must wait for fall vote on I-101
Panel rejects pricey, innovative design for Portland-to-Vancouver bridge; suggests three cheaper plans Cascadia is still trapped in the mindset that using vast amounts of resources to build new automobile infrastructure is a good idea as oil supplies decline.

Labour dispute blamed for slowdown at B.C. ports
Ports already feeling pain of possible strike

A Bank of Washington could help state businesses on road to recovery This may be a good first step to declaring Cascadian economic independence from the Federal Reserve System.

Bill proposes state websites should sell advertising Advertising is what makes our consumerist society consume, and consumerism is a major source of our current difficulties. This is a horrendously bad idea that nonetheless will probably pass.

Metro vs. mansions: Province asked to help curb sprawl on ALR land Metro Vancouver officials are worrid about the right thing: How will we feed ourselves if we allow agricultural land to be devoured by sprawl?

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