So, now we have drilling on another piece of protected land on the table?
I don’t understand why this should be. There is no shortage, and in fact, loosening up access to new places to drill wells has not resulted in lower fuel costs for Americans. New Mexicans and all Americans would be absolutely right to fight this tooth and nail, so check out the petition site. I have posted the dispatch from Tom Udall below.
When my father, Stewart Udall, was the Secretary of the Interior, he fought to protect ANWR. My uncle Mo was a huge supporter of protecting ANWR in Congress, too. I guess you could say that, for the Udalls, preserving ANWR is a family tradition.
The Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) is one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. But some in Congress want to destroy it. Continue reading →
You kids know I’m a sharing kind of gal. But heck, I’ve been super busy these last few weeks, and so been remiss in posting this nugget from my inbox. I have been a bad, bad, girl!
But no worries, I have posted the whole email in its entirety for you. I really hope I run across Mr. Palast in the city one of these fine days. Enjoy, and you can always sign up for your own alerts.
Hugo Chavez vs “The Network” By Greg Palast for Vice Magazine Thursday, March 14, 2013London, February 2002. A tiny, dark and intense woman waited at the end of a lecture until I was alone, brought her face strangely close to mine and whispered, “President Chavez needs you. Right now. To Caracas. Right now. You must come to see him.”
President Who? All I knew about this Hugo Chavez guy was that he was an Latin-American jefe, led a bungled coup and was filled with a lot of populist bullshit and a lot of oil. Continue reading →
Did you know there was another oilspill, this time on the much lauded Canadian oil sands pipeline? Kind of like the Keystone thingy the president is being pressured to fast track. Yeah. You heard maybe a mention yesterday. And now, silence. Well.
Judging by the lack of reporting in traditional media, you’d hardly know that this is happening in Arkansas:
I want to draw your attention to some interesting articles, that seem to signify to me that the greenification of the United States of America, and our economy will happen. The when is the sticking part, since Big Oil, Coal, Gas, Agro, Pharma and the dinosaurs that want to recapture the lifestyles of the 1950′s era won’t get out of the way. Continue reading →
Did you know, every one cent rise in the cost of a gallon of gas takes away one billion American dollars away from other consumer spending on goods in the course of a year. $1,000,000,000 out of the struggling economy, and into Big Oil’s coffers. Continue reading →
Fresh from my email, another article on Big Oil corruption and half-assed crooked American justice; I felt had to share with you (and because I adore Greg Palast), so i copied and pasted. Please enjoy, and show Greg Palast some love. Continue reading →
Amidst all the discussion surrounding Occupy Wall Street, the 1% and the 99%, and accusations of class warfare, there is another group of folks that do not seem to get any airtime: The Begrudgers. I am referring to the ordinary, hard working folks frustrated and enraged by all the petty fraud they see on a day to day basis, especially in the area of entitlement programs like Medicaid, Public Assistance and the food stamp program, SNAP. Ever drive by a Welfare office on a sunny afternoon, seen lots of people outside smoking, snacking and socializing ? Continue reading →