Archive for the 'Environment' Category

TONIGHT I’LL BE WATCHING WE THE PEOPLE 2.0

November 13th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: We the People 2.0—The Second American Revolution A new democracy movement is building elevating community and nature rights over corporate rights. We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution is a film featuring CELDF’s Thomas Linzey, Ben Price, and Tish O’Dell, with stories from across the country—including Pennsylvania, […]

TIME TO START BUILDING THOSE ARKY ARKIES…?

October 29th, 2017

BIG-OIL CORPORATIONS TEACHING 3RD-GRADERS…

October 17th, 2017

The key moment in the report comes at timemark 5:30: Oklahoma’s legislature cut $214 million from the education budget and gifted Big Oil with $216 million in tax breaks. Yea free market…!

CATEGORY TWO IS MY FAVORITE…

September 15th, 2017

Jordan Klepper will never run out of material… (Coming 25 September.)

WE ARE BURNING DOWN OUR HOUSE…

September 11th, 2017

While our attentions are focused on Harvey and Irma and Jose and… in the southeast, unnamed and impersonal fires are burning down the northwest and turning the moon red. Naomi Klein, writing in In a Summer of Wildfires and Hurricanes, My Son Asks “Why Is Everything Going Wrong?” for The Intercept, explains: At a playground […]

WE TOO CAN BE BRAVE AS CANADIANS AND LEAP…

September 8th, 2017

Central to Naomi Klein’s most recent book—No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics And Winning The World We Need—is the document included at the end of the book: The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another. The document’s preamble sets up the challenge. We start […]

MY DAILY EXISTENTIAL CONUNDRUM…

September 2nd, 2017

A few years ago, when I moved from walkable Cleveland Heights (No. 6) to the unwalkable North Royalton (No. 108), I faced a challenge in my life. I was doubling the amount of gasoline I purchased each week because, where I previously dealt with drive times of 10-15 minutes to see my students, I suddenly […]

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 […]

PART IV: HOW POISONED IS MY VALLEY…

July 9th, 2017

Yesterday I wrote about the liability line connecting Wilbur Tennant’s cows to Cincinnati attorney Robert Bilott to Parkersburg elementary school gym teacher Joe Kiger and finally to DuPont employee Bernard Reilly that resulted in a 2004 local settlement between DuPont and effected residents in the poison zone. In the next installment of her series, The […]

PART III: HOW POISONED IS MY VALLEY…

July 8th, 2017

In the second of her reports for The Intercept’s Teflon Toxin series—The Case Against DuPont—Sharon Lerner draws the liability line from Wilbur Tennant’s cows to Cincinnati attorney Robert Bilott to Parkersburg elementary school gym teacher Joe Kiger and finally to DuPont employee Bernard Reilly that begins to crumble DuPont’s toxic wall. Bernard Reilly had been […]

PART II: HOW POISONED IS MY VALLEY…

July 7th, 2017

Yesterday I began my reexamination of Sharon Lerner’s Teflon Toxin series for The Intercept. I concluded by calling C8 (Perfluorooctanoic acid) the dangerous precursor chemical necessary to manufacture Teflon a cockroach chemical because the molecule—a backbone chain of eight carbon atoms to which are attached 15 Florine atoms along with one atom of Oxygen and […]

PART I: HOW POISONED IS MY VALLEY…?

July 6th, 2017

More than a year ago, on 4 March and 9 April, 2016, I began reading Sharon Lerner’s now 12-part series: The Teflon Toxin, for The Intercept. Distracted by first the Democratic primaries, followed by the general election and then the first 166 days of a President Donald John Trump White House, I let Lerner’s deep […]

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 […]

PRESIDENT SACRIFICES MOTHER EARTH TO HIS EGO…

June 1st, 2017

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 […]

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