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Excerpts Una Jefferson: Tell us a little bit about your book Forces of Nature and why you wanted to write it? Chúk Odenigbo: I was in a city park in Montreal at midnight one night and I just had this flashing moment where I was like, this is exactly what needs to happen. It was […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: Would you start by telling a bit about who you are and what you do as a riverkeeper? Brent Walls: Sure. My name is Brent Walls. I am the Upper Potomac river keeper for Potomac River keeper network. Our organization resides in DC. However, riverkeepers, are in our designated regions of the […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: How are drones being used these days for health and safety inspections in the United States? Adele Abrams: Well, this is definitely a new area that is being explored by the US government, both on the occupational safety and health side and as well as on the mine safety and health side. […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: So would you begin by just telling me a little bit about who you are and what you do? Mark Heilig: Absolutely. I’m the Director of Operations for Globe Performance Solutions which is a division of a not-for-profit Globe foundation of Canada, based in Vancouver, known for the Globe conference and trade […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: You told me a story about a job you did at the H.C. Starck factory in Massachusetts back in 1993, which I thought was a good story. Would you start by just telling what happened at this factory in 1993? Jim Joyce: In 1993, we had a process whereby we were reducing a […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: So Ontario just released a proposal which put some meat on the bones of the environmental plan that it released at the end of last year. And this included some emissions performance standards for large industrial emitters. There’s been a lot of commentary pointing at the similarity of the standards to the […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: Would you start by telling us how Alberta’s System for ensuring oil and gas companies close and reclaim wells properly is supposed to work and how it’s worked in practice? Fenner Stewart: The regulator in question is the Alberta Energy Regulator and it uses a program, the Licensees Liability Rating Program to […]


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