TransCanada is building its "Energy East" pipeline carrying tar sands oil just 60km east of Mattawa. In 2012 they donated money for a rescue vehicle for the town -- and now a condition bars the council from publicly commenting on the pipeline.
There is massive corruption between federal and state agencies and businesses which often hire former govt officials to help ward off regulatory bodies. And the fines justify job layoffs.. the low man pays all the time
After years of campaigning by PETA and many other groups and individuals and a lawsuit by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a Louisiana court has finally ordered that the Tiger Truck Stop must stop keeping Tony the tiger in a barren, cramped cage
"When German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a knee-jerk reaction after the Fukushima reactor disaster, deciding to rely on renewables rather than nuclear energy, what she really did was make the large German economy dependent on nuclear power from France.."