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NOON, TODAY: PROTEST PNC AND ROVER PIPELINE…

July 26th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: WHEN: Noon, Today, Wednesday, 26 July. WHERE: PNC Bank, 1900 E. 9th St., Cleveland. PNC is a major financier of the Rover Pipeline. Why is this a bad thing? The Rover Pipeline will run 365 miles across Ohio to transport fracked gas to the Gulf of Mexico and Canada […]

OIL & GAS IS A DEAD-END CAREER FOR THE YOUNG…

June 23rd, 2017

A writer at KallanishEnergy would have young people believe that there is a bright future in becoming a fossil fuel worker. Well who wouldn’t want to work in a dying industry that is rushing to exploit as many natural resources for shareholder profit and personal wealth as possible before rising sea levels and heatwaves make […]

YOU CAN’T MAKE A PIPE LINE SAFE, MR. EDDY…

June 18th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I left this comment on Haley Zaremba story Despite High Profile Spills, Oil Pipelines Are Still Safer Than Other Options for OilPrice: Good morning, Pipelines are safer than all the other bad choices. Safer does not equal safe. Safe would be to leave the fossil fuels in the ground and […]

PIPELINES ARE LEAKING LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE…

May 24th, 2017

So, most mornings I post one new pipeline story to my running Keep Carbon In The Ground page, but this morning my news feed gushered. First up is this story from Taylor McKinnon at The Center For Biological Diversity—Public Records Sought Over Rover Pipeline’s Compliance With Environmental Laws. McKinnon writes: The Center for Biological Diversity […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
ROGUE ETP PISSING ON OHIO AND OUR HISTORY…

May 16th, 2017

My congressional representative Jim Bupkis* Renacci remains silent on the rogue fossil fuel company pissing on his constituents living along the scorched-scorched earth path of the Rover pipeline. This morning I learned two additional ways that Energy Transfer Partners is flipping the bird at Ohioans as workers gleefully bulldoze a path across the state, regardless […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
MEET ETP, THE ROGUE COMPANY PISSING ON OHIO…

May 15th, 2017

If you were an Ohioan pissed off at those protesters in South Dakota supporting the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in the attempt to halt Energy Transfer Partners construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line, then environmental karma is coming for your land. ETP has already had the first leak in the not-yet-opened DAPL and—surprise, surprise—dumped […]

THIS IS SHERRY MILLER’S SHERRODSVILLE, OHIO…

May 12th, 2017

Sherry Miller did not say that taking her land, at any price, was acceptable, but when a giant fossil fuel company—with the full support of climate-change denying Republican politicians—comes banging on your front door, there is no good choice but to believe that David could smite Goliath and win the good fight. So Miller fought […]

ONLY THE FIRST OF MANY TO COME, I’M SURE…

May 11th, 2017

When you run a for-profit business there is only one rule: do all that you can to maximize your profits. That generally means shaving corners in ways that keep you ahead of your competitors and if those corners involve potential injury and risking legal action, well, you have to weight the potential profits against the […]

KEYSTONE XL: DRIVING THE U.S. PIPELINE ROUTE

May 2nd, 2017

This morning The Guardian launched a three-part series focusing on the mother of all pipelines: the Keystone XL. Why Keystone? Oliver Laughland, writing in in Part I—Life on the Keystone XL route: where opponents fear the ‘black snake—explains: Framed as a victory over government regulation and a win for jobs creation by the Trump administration […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
THIS IS HOW CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY LOOKS…

April 24th, 2017

I know that this has become, perhaps, an annoying reminder that I repeat and repeat, but I don’t think I state this fact often enough: corporations have one, and only one, function, they must, by law, always, always, always, maximize shareholder value. Nothing must be allowed to hinder the reaching of that goal. Absolutely nothing. […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
POISONING OHIO ONE TWO SPILL(S) AT A TIME…

April 21st, 2017

Perhaps Governor John Richard Kasich would have been smarter to deploy those 37 Ohio State Troopers he sent to North Dakota to protect Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access Pipeline to watch another of the company’s pipeline projects—The Rover Pipeline—which may have dumped millions of gallons of toxic liquids into Ohio’s farmlands, wetlands and rivers leading into […]

N. DAKOTA WANTS CHANGE TO FIRST AMENDMENT…

March 31st, 2017

I’ve written earlier about North Dakota’s assaults on our Constitution including changes sought to protect people from prosecution—see 16 January—if they happen to use their vehicle to run over lawful protesters. As I was updating my list of stories surrounding the Dakota Access Pipe Line this morning, I came across David Blackmon’s A New Controversy […]

CATCHING UP ON THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPE LINE…

March 31st, 2017

So, the environmental protests surround the construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line moved elsewhere following the closer of the Stand Rock camp about a month ago. The fight is far from over and I thought I ought to write a front-page, omnibus post of events since the closing. (The headlines can be regularly found […]

TRUMP DECLARES WAR ON AMERICA, THE WORLD…

March 29th, 2017

Sure, I’m posting a video from a comedy show hosted by a South African, but the message is deadly (literally deadly) serious. President Donald John Trump in ending the fake war on coal has declared war on all Americans and the rest of the world. To pretend he’s saving 70,000 jobs (which we should not […]

IS GOOGLE ALERTS SHADOWBANNING DAPL NEWS…?

November 28th, 2016

Back on 5 November I created a Google Alert to follow daily news on the Dakota Access Pipeline. I haven’t received an alert since Wednesday, 23 November. What with all the holiday activities, I looked away until this morning. Boy, was that a mistake. A lot has happened since last Wednesday, not the least is […]

GLOBAL WEIRDING, PART IV: HOW DO WE KNOW…?

November 10th, 2016

Previously…

EXPLORING GLOBAL WARMING THE WEIRDING WAY…

November 7th, 2016

Joanna Walters, reporting in Katharine Hayhoe, climate evangelist, takes to the web to convert nonbelieversfor The Guardian, writes: While most US climate scientists live amid constant controversy, [Katharine] Hayhoe believes she is enduring an acute level of abuse because she reaches parts of the population many of her peers cannot reach. She’s an evangelical Christian. […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS EVENTS…

November 1st, 2016

So, what’s the CCPC up to? Road Trip to Standing Rock to support the Water Protectors: NextGen Ohio is organizing one. If you think you might be able to go click here. This Road Trip is considerably longer and bolder than the one’s we took in the spring. If you end up going please contact […]

FACING 45 YEARS FOR THE CRIME OF JOURNALISM…

October 22nd, 2016

Muckraking is a proud and storied tradition for Journalists in America. Perhaps my favorite example is Ida Minerva Tarbell, the woman who singlehandedly brought down the giant that was Standard Oil. In my lifetime I have followed the journalistic careers of I.F. Stone and Roldo Bartimole. Judge John Grinsteiner threw out rioting charges related to […]

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SOLUTION…

August 5th, 2016

Tom Dart, reporting in ‘The only other option’: Bernie Sanders backers turn to Green party’s Jill Stein for The Guardian writes: [T]hen [Bernie Sanders] lost the Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton, and backed her for the White House last month at the national convention. That was where [Vanessa] Tijerina and Sanders diverged. “A lot […]

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