A conversation with John Farrell, director of the Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. San Antonio’s publicly owned utility, CPS Energy, recently argued in […]
Click for full schedule (pdf) of San Antonio events. For protest info in the rest of the world, check the main March page. I wrote a bit about GMOs and Monsanto […]
Vermont consultants are working to gum up efforts to start expanding Harold Simmons’ Andrews County nuke dump. Looks like they’re scared their leaky nuke (with all that remediated water and soil) won’t have enough room.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez got an early warning blast at the King William Fair parade this weekend from a handful of exhuberant climate activists. He must be thinking his support for giving pollution credits away to industry may not be such a sound idea.
Yeah, there is movement in the Lege now, but otherwise we’ve been left with a governor who dismisses and mocks the reality of climate change (when he isn’t condoning thoughts of secession) …
Images/audio from MLK Day March in San Antonio.
Just as highways, once built, never freakin’ disappear, multi-million dollar walls have this habit of staying in place — at least until the empire crumbles, and sometimes not even then.
We’ve been waiting a long time for this. When “W” leaves office, a flood of new information about domestic spying, torture, detainments, Iraq war intelligence manipulation, etc., will begin to drench this impoverished nation with the changing of the guard.
Great to see Plum Island, the most secure location of six candidates according to Homeland Security, being played up for proposed massive germlab, the N-BAF. Finally, something like sanity surfacing.
So now that the numbers are in and we’ve got a fresh crop of dandies to feed into the national rule-making machine, perhaps you’re wondering what it all means for a livable planet? Will we finally take the lead on the world stage and make climate change a priority? Invest in clean, renewable power? Foster a green-sector jobs boom and and tease forth vibrant and healthy communities (with liberty and justice for all)?
Yes, let’s “pay attention to his words.” Risks of nuclear power? McCain’s response is “blah, blah, blah.”
Sure Maryland state police were shadowing climate activists for over a year and had even scratched their names onto a list of suspected terrorists. But, hey, Gore did call for civil disobedience in defense of the planet, didn’t he? Forgive the police powers for misunderstanding the difference between non-violent dissent and armed revolt. Don’t rock the boat, tommygun the boat, baby?
Though even the Ex-News had to budge when the U.S. General Accounting Office investigation of lax security at two of five high-risk BSL-4 labs in the country found SA’s Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research wanting. However, for the Express, the breaking news report appears to be the end of it. After all, SFBR has been trumpeted over and over again as an example of SA’s can-do ability when it comes to handling deadly and highly-transmittable pathogens, a selling point for securing N-BAF.
While I was researching my climate-energy offering in the Current this week (which is not about green jobs, though the inputs were unavoidable), I hit upon several interesting numbers — particularly when it came to Google Lab’s proposed national energy plan, which I analyzed alongside those being brought by Obama, McCain, and T. Boone Pickens.
As my story on energy, climate, and misery winds its way to the printers this week, I am stung by how many things keep getting worse. The pace of carbon dioxide emissions increasing over last decade’s; scientists slack-jawed at the potential carbon-fueled demise of our oceans, and the son-of-a-Bush that just won’t quit his apparent pact to run the living earth into the ground for the sake of profits.
But there’s potentially a major crimp in the hose of plenty. And it looms in the higher energy prices waiting to meet us as we cross the energy divide.
While Iran brays against the extension of nuclear trade between the United States and India, voices elsewhere, including the United Arab Emirates have been more encouraging. UAE leaders have reasons to cheer – perhaps chief among them is the hope that proliferation of such trade suggests their own nuclear-power ambitions will be welcomed by the international community as well.
Foul air wasn’t my — or anyone else’s — paranoid imagination. As cities like San Antonio and Austin are now facing possible federal sanctions in 2009 for racking up bad air quality points this week, Houston has been judged so severe a case that the EPA agreed with Gov Perry to delay cleaner-air deadlines until 2019.
Though he’s getting the bulk of the applause post-debate, Obama let me down in Mississippi. Not only has he creeped ever closer right of middle by labeling Venezuela a “rogue state” on par with Iran and by asserting he is “not against nuclear waste,” (Well, you know, Jim. There’s a lot about nuclear waste that people just don’t understand) but I was stunned to see this young Senator having such trouble linking his conjunction-junction functions.
I’ve been picking up a new book my sis sent down from Denver post-convention. It’s about energy. More specifically, it’s a hyper-annotated challenge to these isolationist chanters enervating over energy “independence” who have have grown so pervasive of late. It’ll likely be one of those great love-hate reads that pushes me to grouse, kvetch, and argue into some new realizations.