On The Failure of Environmental Assessment

– by Dr. Ian Goudie   David Vardy has raised some major concerns aimed at the failure of democracy to ensure that the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Project (LCHP) minimized and mitigated negative environmental impacts. In this article, I elaborate on this theme to emphasize that science is also failing us. Reflecting back to public hearings Read more about On The Failure of Environmental Assessment[…]

David Vardy on the Democratic Deficit

David Vardy holds degrees in Economics from Memorial University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University. He was a member of the economics faculty at Queen’s University before returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to serve as a senior public servant for close to 30 years. He held numerous senior executive positions including President of the Read more about David Vardy on the Democratic Deficit[…]

Advance 2030 Announcement

The province recently announced ‘Advance 2030,’ a growth plan for the fossil fuel industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. Among the goals is to double off shore oil production by 2030. During the scrum that followed the announcement, premier Ball observed, “There is still a thirst for oil and gas throughout the world,” and that “the Read more about Advance 2030 Announcement[…]

Environmental Conservativism: Why We Should Critically Encourage it

– by Sean J. McGrath Environmentalism is now firmly lodged on the left side of the political perspective. Associated with collectivism, the critique of neo-liberal economics and the opposition to free markets, environmentalism for many belongs alongside other signature leftist causes. People forget that environmentalism was originally a conservative policy. The father of modern conservativism, Read more about Environmental Conservativism: Why We Should Critically Encourage it[…]

What’s Next for Muskrat Falls?

March 1st, 7:30 pm Peter Easton Pub 29 Cookstown Road, St. John’s FANE is pleased to present a public talk with David Vardy (Public Policy Consultant) and Labrador Land Protector Jim Learning at the Peter Easton Pub on the future of the beleaguered Muskrat Falls hydro-electrical project on the Churchill River in Labrador. — Podcasts Read more about What’s Next for Muskrat Falls?[…]