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|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 06:10:41 -0700 (PDT)|
I'm sending this because I like the cartoon. I also enjoy reading George Monbiot; his blog entry can be found on the list as well. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Wanda Ballentine <wsb70 [at] comcast.net> Date: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 5:28 PM Subject: Gusher 305 To: [image: ] http://other98.com/take-action-stop-big-media-from-protecting-exxon/ *Environmental Action - petition *Giant media companies choosing to protect Ex http://www.mintpressnews.com/oil-pipeline-expansion-presents-a-whale-of-a-problem/193410/ *Canada - Oil Pipeline Expansion Presents A Whale Of A Problem *Kinder Morgan’s plans to expand pipeline pose major environmental threats, especially to whale populations still reeling from past oil spills & noise pollution. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/oil-sands-pollutants-affect-first-nations-diets-according-to-study/article19484551/ *Oil sands pollutants contaminate traditional First Nations' foods: report * http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/07/06/billionaire_koch_brothers_are_big_oil_players_in_alberta.html *Billionaire Koch brothers are big oil players in Alberta *Ultra-right Koch brothers, little-known to Canadians, are major players in Alberta's oil patch, where control 1.1 million acres. http://www.alternet.org/fracking/gov-jerry-brown-down-too-many-california-democrats-sell-out-fracking-and-climate-change?mc_cid=c3015cb9fb&mc_eid=83a5da071d&paging=off¤t_page=1 *From Gov. Jerry Brown On Down, Too Many California Democrats Sell Out On Fracking And Climate Change *Top Democrats ignore 2/3 of Californians who want fracking moratorium. http://www.alternet.org/5-surprising-places-where-fracking-taking?mc_cid=c3015cb9fb&mc_eid=83a5da071d&paging=off¤t_page=1 *5 Shocking Places Where Fracking Is Taking Off *CA farmlands, Pacific Coast, FL tropics, Great Lakes, next to Natl Parks http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/06/sacrifice-zone-courtesy-fracking/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=8e98233054-Top_News_7_7_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-8e98233054-85362685 *CO - Another Sacrifice Zone Courtesy of Fracking - video *Cache La Poudre River, National Heritage Area, & home to Colorado’s only naturally self- sustaining wild trout population, contaminated by 7,500 gallons of crude oil, hazardous liquid waste, produced water & other fracking industry chemicals after well-pad engulfed by floodwaters from unusually heavy snowmelt. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140701/one-mans-mission-curb-illegal-dumping-texas-frack-waste *One Man's Mission to Curb Illegal Dumping of Texas Frack Waste * http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/energy-deals-rebound-in-2014-as-shale-plays-trump-oil-sands/article19402083/ *Energy deals rebound in 2014 as shale plays trump oil sands * http://insideenergy.org/2014/07/01/groundwater-noise-odors-top-colorado-oil-gas-complaints/ *Groundwater, Noise, Odors Top Colorado Oil & Gas Complaints *If you believe natural gas or oil operation near your house is making you sick - how would you voice your concerns? Answers to questions vary widely state to state: CO - Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission respond to complaints & log them in public database. ND - complaint will be logged & addressed, but database isn’t public. WY - state health officials aren’t systematically tracking oil & gas-related health complaints at all. PA - investigation from StateImpact complaint might simply be ignored. Must be in central database? Complaints together can expose broader trends or areas that need intervention. Inside Energy explored how focus states reacted. http://newsok.com/energy-companies-say-disposal-wells-are-central-to-oklahomas-oil-gas-operations/article/4985685/?page=1 *Energy companies say disposal wells are central to Oklahoma's oil, gas operations *Wastewater disposal wells, which some have linked to OK’s recent earthquake swarms, are important part of state’s oil & natural gas operations. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140707/exxons-burst-pipeline-could-restart-within-year-repair-plan-may-be-inadequate *Exxon's Burst Pipeline Could Restart Within a Year, but Repair Plan May Be Inadequate *Exxon's pipeline stress test plan may leave crack threats lurking in 1940s-era pipe. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/new-study-what-fracking-can-do-to-your-hormones.html *New Study: What Fracking Can Do to Your Hormones * http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/07/07/house-coal-ash-bill-raises-concerns-about-groundwater-rules/ *NC - House Coal-ash Bill Raises Concerns about Groundwater Rules * http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656305/Lawsuits-seek-to-stop-work-at-mines-in-3-states.html *Lawsuits seek to stop work at mines in 3 states *NM, CO,MT http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/07/rolling_coal_conservatives_who_show_their_annoyance_with_liberals_obama.html *Rolling Coal - 2 videos *Conservatives who show annoyance with liberals, Obama, & EPA. “Prius Repellent” in back window, spray black smoke on them. http://www.monbiot.com/2014/06/26/a-legal-duty-to-maximise-greenhouse-gases/ *George Monbiot - A Legal Duty to Maximise Greenhouse Gases * http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/07/us/how-environmentalists-drew-blueprint-for-obama-emissions-rule.html *Taking Oil Industry Cue, Environmentalists Drew Emissions Blueprint *In Nov. 2010, 3 combatants gathered to build carbon emissions policy they hoped to sell to Obama admin. Lawyer David Doniger wielded Clean Air Act since days at UCal, Berkeley. Lawyer David Hawkins turned to practicing environmental law & writing fed regs to curb pollution. Daniel Lashof, climate scientist, fixture on Capitol Hill. Seasoned & well connected as D.C.’s best-paid lobbyists due to decades of experience & relationships they formed. http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Oil-Production-Numbers-Keep-Going-Down.html *Oil Production Numbers Keep Going Down * http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-05/ceo-one-worlds-largest-energy-major-sees-no-reason-petrodollar?mc_cid=a2f63722cb&mc_eid=83a5da071d *CEO Of One Of The World's Largest Energy Majors "Sees No Reason For Petrodollar" *US fast running out of friends to support its 'exorbitant privilege'. Having alienated Germans over NSA-eavesdropping, 'boomerang'd Russians into de-dollarization, tariffed & quantitatively eased China into diversification, & finally 'punished' France into discussing dollar's demise; no lessor person than CEO of Total (world's 13th biggest oil producer & EU's 2nd largest), believes "There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars." We have passed peak Petrodollar. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20140701-money-from-koch-interests-flows-to-governor-candidate-greg-abbott.ece *Money from Koch interests flows to TX governor candidate Greg Abbott *He keeps info on fertilizer that killed 15 people secret http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/03/world/asia/china-smog-inventions/ *9 things that make air pollution bearable * http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/07/03/energy-department-announces-4-billion-renewable-energy-loan-program/ *Energy Department announces $4 billion renewable energy loan program * http://www.care2.com/causes/why-barbados-is-beating-the-u-s-on-road-to-renewables.html *Why Tiny Barbados Is Beating the U.S. on Road to Renewables * http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/even-coal-free-couldnt-compete-rooftop-solar-88808 *Australia - Even if coal were free, it couldn’t compete with solar *For 1st time, wholesale price of electricity in Queensland fell into negative territory. Several reasons: restricted interconnector to NSW added to volatile trading, plus uncertainty about carbon price. But overall softening of prices due to newest & one of biggest power stations - rooftop solar PV. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-06/homebuilders-restaurants-herald-cracks-in-japan-s-power-market.html *Homebuilders, Restaurants Herald Cracks in Japan’s Power Market *# of companies registered to sell electricity in Japan has doubled to 274 from 106 in Sept. List includes everything from restaurants to homebuilder. Some of new entrants taking advantage of above-market rates Japan began offering to producers of clean energy 2 years ago. Incentives, combined with govt’s promise to open retail market to more players to spur innovation & competition, promise healthy returns for small-sized energy producers previously shut out of market. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/05/us/politics/prominent-environmentalist-helped-fund-coal-projects.html *Tom Steyer - Aims of Donor Are Shadowed by Past in Coal * Tom Steyer, most influential environmentalist in US politics, vowed to spend $100 million to defeat candidates who oppose policies to combat climate change. He vowed he would sell off investments in companies that generate fossil fuels. But examination of investments shows that coal-related projects his firm bankrolled earlier will generate millions of tons of CO2 for years. http://thelapine.ca/canadians-using-harper-as-a-swear-word-go-harper-yourself/ *Canadians Using “Harper” as a Swear Word — “Go Harper Yourself” *
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