February 9th, 2017
February 9th, 2017
Looking forward to catching up with Ted Nace soon in San Francisco. He’s author of Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy — get your copy HERE.
Alan Muller and I had the good fortune of meeting him through our “no coal” work and the “No New Coal Plants” list that was instrumental in stopping so many coal gasification plants across the U.S., including Minnesota’s Excelsior Energy Mesaba Project (see also www.camp-site.info)and the NRG coal gasification plant proposed for Delaware. He wrote this Orion article about that coal gasification fight (a couple things are off — hey, Ted, it’s an ORANGE crate!!):
And from that, he also also wrote:
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February 8th, 2017
You may have read tRump’s Memorandum pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to ram through the Dakota Access pipeline:
From the Stanley Gazette:
And from the DC District Federal Court, here are the filings:
The Army rolled, and here are the documents stating intent to issue the DAPL easement across Lake Oahe, and the Notice of Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement:
How is this anything but “arbitrary and capricious” action on the part of the Army Corps of Engineers?
February 7th, 2017
YES! On the move. BNSF has permit to trigger avalanches to mitigate risk of more in this HUGE snowstorm — over 5 feet of snow dumped on Montana. What a mess! Amtrak says service should start Friday… we shall see!
February 3rd, 2017
Bad news for regular people trying to get by, the protective measures to keep us safe from “Wall Street” grifters are being rolled back:
Presidential Memorandum on February 03, 2017
Executive Order on February 03, 2017
This is the one I’m most concerned about:
Executive Order on January 30, 2017
I’ve been focused on the Muslim Ban and the federal court festivities, so haven’t read these yet. Have at it! They’re your for the clicking…