The Shift has Hit the Fan

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globalnews.ca The provincial government has granted conditional environmental assessment approval to a jet fuel pipeline to Vancouver International Airport. The project faced significant opposition from Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and city councillors over concerns of a spill or major fire. The province says a fire safety plan has been developed with the Richmond Fire Department, Delta Fire Department, Provincial Emergency Services and the BC Oil and Gas Commission. Environment Minister Mary Polak says the project will result in an increase…

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theverge.com In November, WikiLeaks published a rare draft of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — revealing the United States’ covert international push for stronger intellectual property rights. Now, nearly a month after the first documents were published, the group is back on the case, publishing a new raft of documents from the TPP negotiations currently taking place in Singapore. The revelations are mostly the same, with the United States leading the charge for SOPA-like penalties on file-sharing and stringent patent reforms, but the new documents…

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by santiago22   faildose.com  

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