Environment


Confronting Our Toxic Legacy

Robert Koehler

“Maybe if we declared “war” on poison water, we’d find a way to invest money in its “defeat.” David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz make this point: “The price tag for replacing the lead pipes that contaminated its drinking water, thanks to…””

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, Pioneer Big Rapids News, Huffington Post, Common Wonders Blog, The Raven Foundation, Counterpunch, Joplin Independent, Truthout, The PeaceWorker, Gilmer Free Press, Las Vegas Informer, Battle Creek Enquirer, Free Press
Date: February 10,11,12,13,14,15,27,March 6,2016
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Only we can prevent forest fires

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“We have a small amount of our original forest left in the US, but we still have a great deal of woodlands. There is a school of forest managers who advocate so-called “controlled burns” to create a healthier forest.”

Author: Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bozone http://bozone.com/only-we-can-prevent-forest-fires/
The Gilmer Mirror http://www.gilmermirror.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Only+we+can+prevent+forest+fires%20&id=26980187
Joplin Independent http://www.joplinindependent.com/display_article.php/hastings1448911720
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/only_we_can_prevent_forest_fires/
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/12/02/forest-healthy-fires-12215/, Battle Creek Enquirer
Date: November 29,30,December 2,5, 2015

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The number one global security issue? Climate change

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“In recent years, US leaders finally categorized climate change as a global threat on the order of weapons of mass destruction. Since then, the bad news surrounding climate change has gotten considerably worse. ”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: Quat City Times http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/the-number-one-global-security-issue-climate-change/article_d409af54-7d76-5738-b04b-3f1eb205c099.html
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/op-ed/item/32385-number-one-global-security-issue-is-climate-change
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/08/14/the-number-one-global-security-issue-climate-change/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/08/16/number-one-global-security-issue-climate-change/
Mel Gurtov Blog https://mgurtov.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/post-87-the-number-one-global-security-issue-climate-change/
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/32385-number-one-global-security-issue-is-climate-change
The Johnstown Breeze http://myjohnstownbreeze.com/index.php?view=article&catid=39%3Aopinion&id=11471%3Athe-number-one-global-security-issue-climate-change&format=pdf&option=com_content
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/consorting_with_the_devil/
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/08/26/global-security-issue-82615/
BoZone http://bozone.com/the-number-one-global-security-issue-climate-change/
Date: August 12,14,16,17,19,26,28,2015

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The icebreaker and #ShellNo: How activists determine the course

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“I don’t know any of the 13 activists who lowered themselves from the St. John ’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, nor any of the dozens of kayakers paddling in the Willamette River below them, but they succeeded in a temporary blockade of the Shell-leased Arctic-bound icebreaker MSV Fennica. I know that the activists participated in our democracy—they were nonviolent and far more civil than many members of Congress. The ship was in Portland for repairs of damage to the hull, which ironically occurred when it was scheduled to leave for the Arctic as part of the safety conditions Royal Dutch Shell Oil needed to fulfill for federal approval to drill for oil after a series of accidents in 2013.”

Author: Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/patrick-t-hiller-the-icebreaker-and-shellno/article_985ed62d-edb3-54b7-8faf-297f47cbe829.html
South Coast Today http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150802/OPINION/150809966
Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/31/the-icebreaker-and-shellno-how-activists-determine-the-course/
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/32211-the-icebreaker-and-shellno-how-activists-determine-the-course
gilmer free press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/the_icebreaker_and_shellno_how_activists_determine_the_course/
New Berry Observer http://newberryobserver.com/opinion/editorials/1302/the-icebreaker-and-shellno
The Portland Observer http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83025151/2015-08-12/ed-1/seq-7/
Date: July 31,august 1,2,4,7,8,2015

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Keep It in the Ground

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“On January 17 the New York Times reported that, to appease environmentalists, the Obama administration would “ban drilling in portions of the Arctic Ocean’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.” But in return, Republicans and the oil and gas industry got federal approval to drill in a large swath of the Atlantic Ocean, a move that I believe risks another BP-type disaster.

Drilling in the Atlantic is no small bone to calm the savage dogs on the right. Department of the Interior officials are quick to reassure us that safeguards will be in place before exploration begins and that the leased area is 50 miles from shore. But we’ve been down that road too many times to feel reassured. Recall, for one thing, that the Deepwater Horizon rig was 41 miles from Louisiana’s shore. For another, since the BP spill, no new safety regulations have been enacted by Congress, and in the current climate, they will have to come from the administration itself. Who will be president when the time comes?”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/07/keep-it-in-the-ground-obama/
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/07/06/keep-it-in-the-ground/
Mel Gurtov Blog https://mgurtov.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/post-77-keep-it-in-the-ground/
New Berry Observer http://newberryobserver.com/opinion/columns/930/keep-it-in-the-ground
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/keep_it_in_the_ground/
Date: May 13,15,July 6,7,18,2015

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A day for Our Mother Earth

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“How many holidays do we have? MLK Day in January, Valentines Day in February, Easter in March or April, Earth Day in April, Memorial Day in May, and so forth. Of those few examples, two were declared in my adulthood. New holidays take time to catch on and embed themselves in the culture. They can stray from their roots. Christmas is for consumerism. Veterans Day is to promote war. Thanksgiving is for football.”

Author: Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/04/19/a-day-for-our-mother-earth/
The Creole http://www.thecreole.com/?p=37012
Potau Daily News http://www.poteaudailynews.com/content/tom-hastings-day-our-mother-earth
The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/tom-hastings-a-holiday-not-likely-to-be-hijacked/article_2613589d-3cba-579b-ba52-2371c1663c22.html
The Univeristy Star http://star.txstate.edu/node/3947
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/04/21/earth-day-day-mother-earth/
Kitsap Scene http://kitsapscene.com/a-day-for-our-mother-earth/
The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/04/21/happy-earth-day-42215/
The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/a_day_for_our_mother_earth/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/111403
Muscatine Journal http://muscatinejournal.com/eedition/page-a/page_a4c67c3e-c253-50a0-bbc7-0f76c7e04e0d.html
Hutchinson Leader http://www.crowrivermedia.com/hutchinsonleader/news/opinion/commentary-a-day-for-our-mother-earth/article_3d243813-af2d-51ad-bd60-61b54931d843.html?mode=print
Agri-View http://www.agriview.com/news/opinion/columns/a-day-for-our-mother-earth/article_55c05595-b5c6-59d0-bb60-d177afc5f1f3.html
Cullman Sense http://cullmanstore.com/sites/default/files/CullmanSense-04-20-2015.pdf
The Bo Zone http://bozone.com/a-day-for-our-mother-earth/
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/30342-a-day-for-our-mother-earth
The Peace Worker http://peaceworker.org/2015/04/earth-day-means-leave-it-better-than-you-found-it/?utm_source=April+27%2C+2015+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_campaign=This+Week%27s+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_medium=email
Bullhead City Bee http://bullheadcitybee.us/opinions/a-day-for-our-mother-earth/
The Free Weekly http://www.freeweekly.com/2015/04/23/a-day-for-our-mother-earth/
Eureka Spring News http://eurekaspringsnews.com/?cat=23
The University Star http://issuu.com/universitystar/docs/april_23_2015
Date: April 19,20,21,22,2015

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