Fracking America: Train derailments accounted for more than one million gallons of spilled crude oil last year, more than all spills in the 40 years since the federal government began collecting data.
Lauren Steiner: Despite the importance of the Hearing Board, the political machine thinks it can dole out a slot or two on the 5-member board as $50,000-a-year favors to whomever it pleases.
Larry Wines: There’s breaking news that 150+ countries are signing-on to tackle the climate crisis. You can even take part in that.
Michael T. Hertz: Los Angeles has millions of private cars that could be used for transportation of more than one person if we only restructured a few rules to allow that to occur.
Stephen Fox: Jane Sanders will meet with Apache activists who have been occupying the site for more than a year, as well as with tribal leaders, elders, and members, and members of the press, to highlight the need to get this bill out of the Republican-controlled committee.
Tom Hastings: Recent reports from around the country show the party most likely to toxify our land is our own military.
Steve Hochstadt: Transportation still contributes more than half of the pollutants in our air every year and in many cities, personal cars are the biggest source of pollution. Cars and Pollution
Walter Brasch: Why Ringling Brothers is removing its elephants from the touring company is because of increasing public pressure and charges of animal cruelty, much of it leveled by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other animal rights groups.
Robert J. Burrowes: There are no military strategies that focus on the root causes of climate change and what should be done to change these, because the military’s primary objective is to secure the current world order, no matter how unjust or unsustainable it is.
Jack Eidt: We must find cleaner, safer alternatives to these ecosystem-fouling, climate-disrupting extreme fossil fuels like tar sands and fracked oil shale.
Rosemary Jenkins: People in the northern San Fernando Valley are beginning to report on birds that have fallen to the ground—dead from the fumes they can’t see but are lethal for them anyway.
Georgianne Nienaber: Big oil lost a skirmish in late December when North Dakota Grand Forks District Judge Debbie Kleven ordered Canada’s Enbridge Energy Partners to pay farmland owner James Botsford $45,000 of $60,000 in attorney fees.
Rosemary Jenkins: Properties in this area have already lost 20-25% of the values that they held prior to this incident. Many seniors have looked to their homes as nest eggs for their future post-retirement and for too many, that is gone or nearly so.