Archive for the 'Global Warming/Climate Change' Category

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 […]

A METAPHOR FOR DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY…

May 4th, 2017

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 […]

MARCH FOR CLIMATE, JOBS AND JUSTICE…

April 29th, 2017

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):
GIVING CONSTITUENTS LAND TO THE BILLIONAIRES…

April 23rd, 2017

Strictly speaking eminent domain involves paying what the buyer (and possibly the courts) consider the fair market value for the land taken, but if you really don’t want this kind of scar bifurcating your farmland, well tough shit. The oil, or in this case, natural gas, must flow! Lou Whitmire, reporting in Pipeline altering countryside […]

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 […]

KASICH, TRUMP & THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPE LINE…

April 17th, 2017

While I continue to post daily updates on important stories concerning the Dakota Access Pipe Line under the Keep Carbon In The Ground banner, two stories popped up this morning that I feel deserve front-page treatment. The first concerns our governor John Richard Kasich and his decision at the beginning of November 2016 to send […]

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 […]

SMOKING TOBACCO DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER…

March 10th, 2017

[Update @ 0649: This headline just popped into my inbox—Chief Environmental Justice Official at EPA Resigns, With Plea to Pruitt to Protect Vulnerable Communities.] So, I read the news yesterday and the headline above was the first thought that came to my mind after I read that President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency head, and […]

WE HAVEN’T GONE OVER THE CLIMATE CLIFF, YET…

February 16th, 2017

GRANDPA, WHAT WAS WINTER LIKE…?

February 2nd, 2017

I’M JUST ONE PERSON. WHAT CAN I DO…?

February 1st, 2017

JUST EXPLAIN THE FACTS, THEY’LL GET IT, RIGHT?

January 18th, 2017

ECONOMIC INCENTIVES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY?

January 12th, 2017

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