State of the Strait Conference*

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State of the Strait Conference*

  • 1991 ----- color ----- 56 min ----- vhs
  • Presents excerpts from "A Public Inquiry into the Health of the Georgia Strait" held in Nanaimo, BC, in February 1991. A number of concerned individuals and organizations voice their collective objects to the polluting of the Strait with untreated raw sewage (from municipal governments), chloride waste (from pulp and paper mills), erosion and destruction of salmon habitats (by the forest industry). Parallels are drawn between the violence of war and the violence of economic plundering of the land for purely economic reasons. Explains the governmental priorities in protecting economic interests on the global scale whilst disregarding the desecration of the environment. Suggested citizen action is explained. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Forest Resources, International Business, Pacific Northwest)