Archive for the 'Environment' Category

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 […]

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 […]

CHAGRIN FALLS AND TRUMP’S IMPROVED EPA…

March 31st, 2017

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 […]

SORRY KING JAMES, THE WORD IS STEWARDSHIP

January 5th, 2017

Years ago, when I learned Hebrew and began to read the Torah, I was struck by the key passage in Genesis where Adam is given stewardship over the Earth and how this conflicted with the King James translation which substituted dominion for stewardship. This was a time when England was stretching its reach and seeking […]

NOT JUST MARCHING, PEOPLE ARE MOBILIZING…

January 2nd, 2017

The next four years are going to be tough, but already people who want to prevent the billionaire oligarchs from trashing their country are standing up and taking action. The People’s Climate Movement is just the beginning of a broader mobilization to come. From 350.ORG comes this message: Dear friends, New year, new resolve. Time […]

GLOBAL WEIRDING PART VIII: GAWD’S GOT THIS…

December 21st, 2016

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SCOTT ADAMS SHOULD SUPPORT HIS CLAIMS…

December 20th, 2016

So, Scott Adams has moved on to Climate Change/Global Warming discussions with The Non-Expert Problem and Climate Change Science and Watching the Climate Science Bubbles from the Outside. In each post I left comments requesting additional information: Good morning Scott, I’ve seen equally credible-looking arguments that say it is bunk. Having the list of those […]

GLOBAL WEIRDING, PART VII: EXTREME WEATHER…

December 7th, 2016

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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 VI: POOR POLAR BEARS…

November 23rd, 2016

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GLOBAL WEIRDING, PART V: YES, WE’VE KNOWN…

November 17th, 2016

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

November 10th, 2016

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I’M A LARK AND I HATE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME…

November 8th, 2016

I’m a Lark, a person who is at his best before noon. I know that there are owls out there who can’t think straight before noon and so what I prefer is counter to their best interests, but I also think that we’re at our bests when our internal clocks actually synchronize with the natural […]

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 […]

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