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Commissioner of the Environment, and MPs respond

Stephanie asks the federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development about three issues he raises in a report this week, involving fracking, subsidies to Big Oil, and who pays in the event of a big oil spill off our coast. Then she explores the issues further with three members of Parliament, Scott Armstrong, Megan Leslie, and Scott Brison.

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Mainstreet NS - Ugliest HRM StreetAug 22, 2012 | 6:28Mainstreet NS Ugliest HRM Street Audio
Mainstreet NS Ugliest HRM Street Aug 22, 2012 | 6:28A Halifax blogger is trying to find the ugliest street in the HRM. He tells Bill about some of the frontrunners.
Mainstreet NS - Summer of learning - witnessing an accidentAug 22, 2012 | 11:22Mainstreet NS Summer of learning - witnessing an accident Audio
Mainstreet NS Summer of learning - witnessing an accident Aug 22, 2012 | 11:22We talk about what you really need to do if you see a collision.
Mainstreet NS - Japanese Satellite ProjectAug 22, 2012 | 6:02Mainstreet NS Japanese Satellite Project Audio
Mainstreet NS Japanese Satellite Project Aug 22, 2012 | 6:02Luigi Gallo studies black holes in the astronomy and physics department at Saint Mary's University. He's leading the Canadian contingent of researchers in a mission led by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency.
Mainstreet NS - Lost in the WoodsAug 22, 2012 | 7:44Mainstreet NS Lost in the Woods Audio
Mainstreet NS Lost in the Woods Aug 22, 2012 | 7:44We get a crash course on survival skills in light of today's recovery of a woman from Hammonds Plains after a night in the woods. She managed to build a fire, which attracted the attention of rescuers.
Mainstreet NS - Ocean NoiseAug 22, 2012 | 12:09Mainstreet NS Ocean Noise Audio
Mainstreet NS Ocean Noise Aug 22, 2012 | 12:09A pair of companies in Great Village received a federal loan to develop a new 'smart hydrophone' to record audio underwater. Desiree Stockermans dropped in to talk about the sounds of the sea, and what companies and researchers can do with recordings like that.
Mainstreet NS - DHX Media Buys Cookie JarAug 22, 2012 | 5:23Mainstreet NS DHX Media Buys Cookie Jar Audio
Mainstreet NS DHX Media Buys Cookie Jar Aug 22, 2012 | 5:23We talk to Michael Donovan about DHX Media's acquisition of Cookie Jar Group.
Mainstreet NS - Art Restoration Gone WrongAug 24, 2012 | 8:10Mainstreet NS Art Restoration Gone Wrong Audio
Mainstreet NS Art Restoration Gone Wrong Aug 24, 2012 | 8:1080-year-old Cecillia Gimenez stunned Spanish cultural officials this week with her awful restoration of a 19th century fresco of Jesus called "Behold the Man" by Elias Garcia Martinez. We talk art restorations gone wrong with Laurie Hamilton, Senior Conservator at the Nova Scotia Art Gallery.
Mainstreet NS - Springsteen FansAug 24, 2012 | 10:23Mainstreet NS Springsteen Fans Audio
Mainstreet NS Springsteen Fans Aug 24, 2012 | 10:23A Dartmouth Springsteen fan has passed on his love of the Boss to his four daughters. Now, they're lobbying to get a chance to meet Springsteen backstage in Moncton on Sunday. We find out why they're so devoted.
Mainstreet NS - Unlocking an Aviation MysteryAug 24, 2012 | 12:36Mainstreet NS Unlocking an Aviation Mystery Audio
Mainstreet NS Unlocking an Aviation Mystery Aug 24, 2012 | 12:36Find out about a new discovery that could be part of Amelia Earhart's plane from her last flight.
Mainstreet NS - Parking Pass ScrambleAug 28, 2012 | 3:45Mainstreet NS Parking Pass Scramble Audio
Mainstreet NS Parking Pass Scramble Aug 28, 2012 | 3:45Dalhousie University's director of security tells us what they've done this year to avoid the tension they encountered last fall in the scramble to buy parking passes.
Mainstreet NS - SuperkissAug 28, 2012 | 4:07Mainstreet NS Superkiss Audio
Mainstreet NS Superkiss Aug 28, 2012 | 4:07The manager of the Strange Adventures comic shop drops by to talk about a kiss between Superman and Wonderwoman.
Mainstreet NS - Alternative HRM BudgetAug 28, 2012 | 7:35Mainstreet NS Alternative HRM Budget Audio
Mainstreet NS Alternative HRM Budget Aug 28, 2012 | 7:35The Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released its alternative budget for the HRM today. CCPA's Christine Saulnier explains why she hopes it will help inform candidates in this fall's election.
Mainstreet NS - Close Encounters of the Calamari KindAug 28, 2012 | 7:19Mainstreet NS Close Encounters of the Calamari Kind Audio
Mainstreet NS Close Encounters of the Calamari Kind Aug 28, 2012 | 7:19There have been all kinds of squid sightings in the area lately. We talk to Ron O'Dor from the Ocean Tracking Network about why squid may be here, and what we should do with them.
Mainstreet NS - Nova Scotians at ParalympicsAug 29, 2012 | 9:03Mainstreet NS Nova Scotians at Paralympics Audio
Mainstreet NS Nova Scotians at Paralympics Aug 29, 2012 | 9:03Sailors, goalballers, wheelchair basketballers galore. We get the lowdown on the Nova Scotians who will be competing at the Paralympics.
Mainstreet NS - Ruth GoldbloomAug 29, 2012 | 4:43Mainstreet NS Ruth Goldbloom Audio
Mainstreet NS Ruth Goldbloom Aug 29, 2012 | 4:43Halifax philanthropist and community leader Ruth Goldbloom passed away today. We talk to Anne McGuire, Chief Executive Officer of the IWK Health Centre, about some of Goldbloom's contributions.

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