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Interest Groups and Activists
This sub-section examines the role and actions of citizen groups, researchers, environmentalists, activists, members of an Aboriginal community and an influential personality.
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Battle for the Trees
1993, production : John Edginton
Some BC environmentalists protest plans to clear-cut...
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Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
Acid rain caused by industrial emissions in the American...
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Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
Certain industries - utilities, coal companies and others -...
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The Great Clean-up
1976, production : James Carney
Protection of the Great Lakes was the objective of a 1970s...
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Trouble in the Forest
Excerpt  (1:89) 1988, production : Gary Toole
The film
Certain industries - utilities, coal companies and others - have a vested interest in blocking measures to cut emissions. A representative of the US National Clean Water Coalition accuses them of "sabotaging the public will." Existing notions of economic growth need to be redefined to account for the environmental damage caused by certain types of economic activity.

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All across eastern North America, trees are dying and soils are being poisoned by acid rain. This compelling film, hosted by prominent scientist and broadcaster David Suzuki, investigates the frightening phenomenon of forest dieback, and proposes some solutions.
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