[Local_activists] Gusher 102

Wanda Ballentine wsb70 at comcast.net
Sat Apr 28 13:57:53 PDT 2012


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=clean-energy-lags-put-world-on-pace-for-6-degrees-celsius-of-global-warming&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20120426
Clean Energy Lags Put World on Pace for 6 Degrees Celsius of Global Warming
Estimates from Intl Energy Agency depict world failing to reduce 
reliance on burning fossil fuels

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/27/23-national-energy-private-public-sector-leaders-make-un-sustainable-energy-for-all-commitments/
23 National Energy, Private & Public Sector Leaders Make UN 
Sustainable Energy for All Commitments

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2170812/-developing-countries-offer-staggering-clean-tech-opportunity
UN: Developing countries offer "staggering" clean tech opportunity
Green businesses can take advantage of new markets & help UN meet 
goal of universal access to energy.

http://www.alternet.org/story/155088/billions_in_fines_don%27t_matter_--_here%27s_how_bp_should_be_punished_for_the_gulf_disaster?page=entire
Billions in Fines Don't Matter -- Here's How BP Should Be Punished 
for the Gulf Disaster
Missing is criminal prosecution that holds responsible individuals 
who gambled with lives of BP's contractors & ecosystem of Gulf of Mexico.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/04/21-2
"Making It Right" After BP Oil Disaster Is Up to Us - Not BP
Riki Ott, PhD, Marine toxicologist & Exxon Valdez survivor.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/24/us/gulf-oil-spill/index.html
First criminal charges filed in BP oil spill

http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/13461
Greg Palast, Arrest of BP Scapegoat: Real Killers Walk
Read affidavit of FBI agent O'Donnell which govt filed in arresting 
Mix. Crime is deleting texts from phone indicating blown-out Macondo 
well gushing 15,000 barrels of oil a day, not 5,000.  It's a crime, 
destruction of evidence. But Mix is a minnow. What about sharks? 
Texts obviously sent to someone.  If someone knew, undoubtedly so did 
BP managers higher up.

http://www.nationofchange.org/gulf-oil-spill-bp-execs-escape-punishment-disaster-continues-impact-sea-life-1335194975
Democracy Now - Gulf Oil Spill: BP Execs Escape Punishment as 
Disaster Continues To Impact Sea life
Goodman discusses with Dahr Jamal & Abrahm Lustgarden on disaster, 
while lobby insists all fish, etc. all right.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2012/04/pictures/120420-gulf-oil-spill-impact-studies/#/deepwater-horizon-foodchain_51860_600x450.jpg
Gulf Spill Pictures: Ten New Studies Show Impact on Coast - photos
Dolphins, deep-sea corals, microorganisms, plankton, bluefin tuna, 
northern gannet, dead zone, communities, food chain, salt marsh

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/04/brown_pelicans_rebounding_2_ye.html
Brown pelicans rebounding, 2 years after Gulf oil spill

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/04/21-1
Deepwater Drilling in Gulf 'Back With a Vengeance'

http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/13458
More Oil Drilling Means More Toxic Food
How can 2-3 men make decision that puts Arctic at risk without 
public's consent? Did Obama ask Shell for anything in return? - pay 
royalties or taxes?  Oil industries earn close to $ trillion/ year in 
profits. Myth that oil drilling produces lots of jobs while clean 
energy failures.  Myth oil industry's attempt to make pollution & 
global warming divisive right-left political issue. Myth that gas 
prices will go down with more drilling. If you believe that one...

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/04/23/469076/german-bank-wont-finance-arctic-ocean-drilling-saying-the-risks-and-costs-are-simply-too-high/
German Bank Won't Finance Arctic Ocean Drilling, Saying The 'Risks 
And Costs Are Simply Too High'

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/business/energy-environment/mexico-reins-in-oil-monopoly.html?_r=1
In a Change, Mexico Reins In Its Oil Monopoly

http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2012/04/essay-kesselheim-energy-politics
Essay: Lies in the energy debate
Felt euphoria when Obama rejected XL pipeline permit, now see 
tarsands juggernaut barely pausing. All worst-case developments 
remain on track. Is it time to stand up?

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120426/keystone-xl-nebraska-sandhills-ogallala%20aquifer-heineman-transcanada
New Keystone XL Route: Out of the Sandhills, but Still in the Aquifer
Neb. landowners' primary goal to protect region's water supply 
forgotten in focus on Sandhills.

http://www.eenews.net/public/energywire/2012/04/26/1
Oil: Construction of Utah tar sands plant possible by year's end
While XL pipeline hot political topic, Utah paving way for tar sands 
production on STATE lands.

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/Blog/harper-adopts-the-might-makes-right-approach-/blog/40019/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enews%20april%202012%20%281%29&utm_content=
Harper adopts the 'Might Makes Right' approach to tar sands, pipelines
What won't govt do to get tar sands pipeline through BC?

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/8518-the-climate-movement-takes-on-fracking-interview-with-bill-mckibben
The Climate Movement Takes On Fracking: Interview With Bill McKibben

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/04/19-3
Environmental Groups: New Fracking Rules Fall Short

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0422/With-all-this-natural-gas-who-needs-oil
With all this natural gas, who needs oil?
Home-grown, plentiful, & touted as best way to wean US off Mideast 
oil. Limits to how far US can tilt toward natural gas economy.

http://www.propublica.org/article/alec-and-exxonmobil-push-loopholes-in-fracking-chemical-disclosure-rules
ALEC and ExxonMobil Push Loopholes in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e04264c8-8a2e-11e1-a0c8-00144feab49a.html#axzz1sxSlmZ4a
Financial Times - Finds shale a bedrock of hope
Shale's supporters have to demonstrate conclusively its benefits 
outweigh environmental cost against climate change activists.  Jobs 
uber alles as climate catastrophe worsen

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2012-04-26/news/fire-in-the-hole/
How One Man's Flaming Water Fired Up a Battle Between Texas and the EPA
Long & very sad - industry will do anything to prove you're lying.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/26/gas-boom-may-stop-at-coast-of-maryland/?page=all#pagebreak
Gas boom may stop at coast of Maryland
Sierra Club will veto plans by Dominion to build 1st natural gas 
liquefaction & export facility.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/8693-alecs-vision-of-pre-empting-epa-coal-ash-regs-passes-house
ALEC's Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regulations Passes the House

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/149105555.html
Quakers vs. PNC on mountaintop coal removal
Earth Quaker Action Team will depart from Friends Center & make 
16-day, 200 mile trek from Philly to PNC's HQ in 
Pittsburgh.  Intended to "shine the Light" on social, environmental, 
& health impacts of PNC's investments in mountaintop removal. It 
likes to tout its green initiatives, but major financier of MTR coal 
mining in Appalachia.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/as-solar-panels-proliferate-so-do-clashes-between-neighbors-over-aesthetics-solar-rights/2012/04/25/gIQAZl6HgT_story.html
As solar panels proliferate, so do clashes between neighbors over 
aesthetics, 'solar rights"
Gotta keep the place "looking right"- what will climate change do to 
house values??

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75567.html
Wind credit stalls despite bipartisan support

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/04/23/uk-wind-uk-idUKBRE83M0JT20120423
UK, U.S. to agree to work on floating wind turbines








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