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Fri Dec 9 16:10:52 PST 2011
Greg Palast - BP on Trial at the Occupation
OWS Climate Trial held in NY - asked me to act as
"prosecutor" in Climate Court. 1st, BP's
defense: "Mother Nature is just one big happy
toilet. You can just crap in her as much as you
like - oil from the Deepwater Horizon, the Exxon
Valdez, & all the blow-outs you've never heard of
- & Ma Nature will just swallow it all up, no
problem. Nature has miracle bacteria that eat up
all the oil & it's gone. Gone from the Gulf, gone from Alaska."
USDA announces $50 million for Gulf river basins
U.S.D.A.pledged $50 million to program designed
to restore seven river basins from Florida to
Texas to show blueprint for rebuilding Gulf Coast's fragile ecosystem.
BP Claims Halliburton Destroyed Oil-Spill Evidence
Republicans Push Quick Permit for Keystone XL Pipeline
New York fracking proposal roundly condemned at public hearing
State authorities left in little doubt about
scale of opposition to end fracking ban
Is New York's Governor Opening a Pandora's Box?
Interview with Sandra Steingraber
Steingrabers study of dense & interlocking
frontiers of science, health, environment, &
public policy, has led her to champion caution
prior to incurring mass health risks. Fracking
chemicals can migrate far afield, people
shouldnt play "believe it or not" with safety
pronouncements made by gas industry P.R. Need
scientific studies - shelve fracking until
independent scientists take time to gather data.
But economic imperative of gas companies is not to wait.
Fracking rules often lag behind industry's growth
Drilling regulators pull double duty as industry promoters
State oil & gas agencies across country straining
to prevent flood of new drilling from harming
human health & the environment. But that's not
really their job. Or at least not all of it.
TX - Oil industry focuses on water use
State report cites concerns over fracking.
Estimates how much water used in Texas in coming
decades to extract oil & gas were
lowballed. Petroleum industry needs to get grip
on its water use before govt does it.
EPA criticizes PA for shale air pollution rules
Outside groups deliver water as sides spar over drilling
Dimock - 1000s of gallons of water delivered by
natural gas drilling critics to township
residents whose daily water deliveries by driller
blamed for contaminating wells ended last week.
Supporters included actor Mark Ruffalo &
"Gasland" filmmaker Josh Fox, & state & national
environmental groups, praised families, chastised
industry & called out state government that failed you."
Petroleum industry confronts water use
Same week oil & gas industry reps convened to
discuss best ways to lessen dependence on
freshwater aquifers, NASAs satellites found
aquifers to be at "lows rarely seen since 1948."
Big Oil Heads Back Home
Energy companies shifting focus away from Middle
East & toward West - with profound implications
for companies, global politics & consumers
Spills, violence follow Shell Oil in Nigeria
Decades of oil production left Niger Delta one of
most polluted regions in world. Shell is biggest
operator, more than 50 years of oil production,
main target of activists' wrath.
Funds, refiners ponder oil Armageddon: war on Iran
Oil consuming nations, hedge funds & big oil
refineries quietly preparing for Doomsday
scenario: attack on Iran low, but risks have
risen as West & Israel grow increasingly alarmed
by signs Tehran is building nuclear weapons
How Peak Oil Pricked the Housing Bubble
Chicago Can't Wait, Mayor Emanuel: Residents
Unveil City Hall Exhibit on Human Costs of Deadly Coal-Fired Plants
King Coal's Throne Under Threat
New emissions rules likely to roil market but
some investors are betting on export potential
Whos killing the coal-fired power plant? (Dont count on it.)
Alpha to pay $200 million in landmark Upper Big
Branch Mine Disaster safety deal
Ex-Massey chief has started mining company in Kentucky, records show
How GDP is Linked to CO2 Emissions
Catastrophic Climate Could Be Forestalled by
Cutting Overlooked Gases [Slide Show]
CO2 gets all the attention, but there are a host
of compounds responsible for global warming
Beware Climate Change Risk from A/C, Fridge Gases: U.N.
Soaring use of man-made gases used in
refrigerators, air conditioners & fire
extinguishers risks speeding up global warming &
industry should adopt alternatives,
Hundreds of flights cancelled due to Beijing smog from coal
Chinese angry over pollution
96 hours to the stone age: How quickly our
connected lives crumble when the power goes out
Critical to recognize pace of our reliance on
pervasive connectivity via wireless devices
rapidly outstripping ability to deal with absence
of services. Need to recognize extent that
wireless infrastructure increasingly core to
personal, family, & societal existence. It is a
fragile core. Next time lights go out, look at
clock on smartphone & hope stopwatch doesnt get to 96 hours.
Undriving - Changing the Way We Think - video/audio
Be first in your group to get Undriver
License. You pledge to reduce automobile use.
Seattle founder Julia Fields creative project
sparking imaginations & creativity by changing
how people think about getting around be it
skateboards, sailboats, or just plain skipping the trip!
70 House members urge halt to E15 fuel use
Colo. Supreme Court Considers Drilling Near
Project Rulison Nuclear Site By Encana Oil & Gas - videos
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