Speaking of rural renewables: One of the vexations of blog life is that good posts quickly recede down the page and get missed — so don’t miss this excellent post by new Gristmill contributor Tom Power on the myth that B.C.’s economy depends on extractive industries. Everything he writes could be transferred straightforwardly to Oregon, Washington, Kansas, etc. etc.
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