Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Pipeline Strikes Back: The Audacity of TransCanada’s $15B Suit Against the U.S.

The political saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is like a real-life version of The Force Awakens. So why are we giving the Dark Side even more power?

What Really Poisoned the Water in Flint, Michigan

Flint reveals that there is a much deeper contamination poisoning our country's political morals: namely, an insidious right-wing belief that poor people (particularly people of color who are poor) are underserving moochers whose misfortunes can be ignored.

Voter Asks Ben Carson: If You’re So Smart, Why Don’t You Accept Climate Change?

At his town hall meeting in Iowa City, Ben Carson was asked why he does not publicly accept climate change to which Carson replies climate science is “politicized.”

Could Flint Fiasco Poison Austerity As Stupid, Wasteful & Cruel?

In severity of health damage, media staying power, and political indefensibility, the Flint, MI lead poisoning looms as a national turning point. What disgrace better spotlights Republican government poisoning one hundred thousand of its own people -- failed austerity at its worst? Rarely does stupid and wasteful, if not immoral, merge so dramatically.

They Knew: Michigan Officials Started Giving Clean Water to State Employees A Year Ago

State employees Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budgets were notified of Flint's water not being up to federal standards and were provided with clean water a year before residents of the city.

California Fish Species Plummet To Record Lows

The operation of the state and federal water projects by the California Department of Water Resources and Bureau of Reclamation has brought fisheries to historic lows.

This Mexican Company Is Converting Plastic Into Affordable (And Eco-Friendly) Housing

EcoDomum is turning an environmental problem into a housing solution.

Monsanto Files Lawsuit to Stop California From Listing Glyphosate as Known Carcinogen

Monsanto is facing a slew of criticism from environmentalists as well as mounting class-action lawsuits over the controversial chemical.

Government Run Like A Business Led To Lead In Flint’s Water

You might have heard that there is lead in Flint, Michigan's water.

Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

This business of driving stakes through the heart of one project after another is exhausting. But at least for now, there’s really no other way to kill a zombie.