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Mary Polak

Bafflegab reigns supreme as government disciplines conservation officer for saving bear cubs

What happens when public service actually has more to do with office politics than serving the public?
Mary Polak, BC Ministry of Environment, spill, response plan

Some skepticism following Minister's 'world-leading' spill response plan

According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the new land spill response plan will be "world-leading," but two local officials aren't too sure.
The Lima Talks: The inside and the outside

Inside the Lima Climate Change Conference

As one climate justice activist from a low lying island state put it: “They are talking about adapting to a world that is 4 degrees Celsius warmer, but we don’t exist in that world.”

B.C. to share "climate successes" at UN conference, government says

Polak will also be outlining BC's plans to supply cleaner natural gas to foreign markets that are otherwise heavily dependent on dirtier fossil fuels like coal for their energy needs.

Texada Island residents outraged over 20-fold coal export expansion without consultation

Independent lab tests reveal high levels of arsenic in coal found on the beach.

Candidates gang up on Liberals' TransLink referendum plan at all-party forum on transportation

The all-party transportation forum was largely a polite, friendly affair; moderator Shauna Sylvester described the audience and the candidates as “very Canadian.” But all the opposition candidates...

Tzeporah Berman slams province's new "minimum requirements" as paving way for oil pipelines and tankers

Well-known environmentalist and author Tzeporah Berman slammed the BC government's "minimum requirements" for the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project today.  The requirements were...