How a Ragtag Group of Oregon Locals Took On the Biggest Chemical Companies in World — and Won

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The people who wrote an ordinance banning the aerial spraying of pesticides in western Oregon last year aren’t professional environmental advocates. Their group, Lincoln County Community Rights, has no letterhead, business cards, or paid staff. Its handful of core members includes the owner of a small business that installs solar panels, a semi-retired Spanish translator,...

Rick Scott Invested in the Same Financial Firms As Florida’s Pension System

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Cuomo Kept Fossil Fuel Pipeline Alive, Then Hired Pipeline’s Lobbyist to Run Reelection Bid Co-published by WNYC New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration delayed — rather than blocked — a fracked-gas pipeline project just before Cuomo hired Maggie Moran, a registered lobbyist for the pipeline’s parent company, to run his reelection campaign. Photo by Drew...

Leaked EPA methane rule rollback would have resounding implications – ThinkProgress

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is eyeing a rollback of Obama-era methane regulations aimed at forcing fossil fuel companies to monitor and repair dangerous leaks. That EPA decision is likely to have long-term implications for both human health and the environment, with outsized ramifications for major drilling states like Texas. As early as this week,...

Local Lawyer and GOP Fixture Involved in Three Big Lawsuits

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Derrick Good is a JeffCo lawyer with the Thurman law firm in Hillsboro and a fixture on the county GOP Central Committee, whose revenge play I wrote about recently. He is a friend of county executive Ken Waller, who appointed Good to seats on the Hillsboro school board and the county Port Authority. Good has...

Balcombe prepares for flow test of oil well – DRILL OR DROP?

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Protest at drilling nin Balcombe in 2013. Photo: DrillOrDrop Residents in the West Sussex village of Balcombe are preparing for the first activity at an exploratory oil site for five years. Cuadrilla drilled the well on the edge of the village in summer 2013, accompanied by the biggest anti-fracking protests then seen in the UK....

Listen: New tree sitters protest pipeline in Montgomery County

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Photo: Appalachians Against Pipelines Two more Mountain Valley Pipeline protestors have set up tree sitting positions in the Elliston area of Montgomery County. Protest organizers identify them as 24-year-old wildlife biologist Lauren Bowman and a second protestor going by “Nettle”. This comes after federal regulators permitted pipeline construction to resume after a court-ordered review. Here...

Ölpreis: Anstieg vorerst gebremst? Was aktuell wichtig ist

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Jüngst berichteten wir schon darüber. Der Ölpreis schien im Aufwind zu sein. Denn die Nachrichten häufen sich, dass der Iran schon jetzt weniger Öl nach Europa, Indien und Asien verkauft. Erst ab 2. November treten die Öl-Sanktionen der USA gegen den Iran in Kraft, aber die Zeit bis dahin gilt als Übergangsphase, in welcher die...

Arrecian protestas contra mina y en defensa del agua en Baja California

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Gobierno se compromete a pronunciarse en contra de mina tóxica. Anuncian que continuarán las movilizaciones ciudadanas e iniciativa de Ley contra minería a cielo abierto Foto: BCS noticias Regeneración, 29 de agosto del 2018. En Baja California los defensores del agua y de la vida reanudaron las movilizaciones en contra de la instalación de la...

Sounding off: Catholics should support women as priests

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I read with interest Roy Bourgeois’ column ” Another scandal in the all-male priesthood “. Bourgeois, a former priest, has long supported the ordination of women as priests; his support was deemed by the church hierarchy as causing grave scandal for which he was ordered to recant. Rather than being a scandalous proposal, Bourgeois’ perspective...

Roger Waters: White Helmets is a deep rabbit hole RT — SophieCo

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SS: I’m really happy that you’re here. I’m looking for your tour and I’m looking forward for our little chat. So I’m going to start with the eternal question because you have been pushing the boundaries of music forever, but at the same time, the lyrics that you write are always very powerful, so the...

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