Greetings Earthlings. Getting ready for the Holidays? Just what does that entail? Jessica Tanner of Valley Zero Waste joins us to waste not/want not for the upcoming Excessmas season. Of course, we’ll invite you into The Enviro Show Echo Chamber for the usual hi-jinks and you can visit with The Fool-on-the-Hill and maybe even Meet the New Boss, but first it’s time for…….Revenge of the Critters! Wild Turkeys attack church goers! God, will they never stop!
In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we go directly to Rev. Billy for an exceptionally good interview on his recent bust WITH references to none other than Ed Abbey and other Earth First! founders. The Rev needs YOUR HELP to get a free get-out-of-jail card. Please go HERE. On to more bad news (come on, did you think it was going to let up just because it’s the Holidays??). I think we mentioned this last time, but just in case you missed it: Arctic methane emissions? Twice as bad as predicted! Merry Excessmas! No really, there actually is some holiday cheer and it’s right here.OK, that’s enough of that, let’s get back to the doom & gloom. If any of this is news to you then you haven’t been paying attention. Countless numbers of us crazed enviro tree-huggers have been making these points for years. Our hope (if we can even use such a word by now) is that one of these missives will magically one day go so viral that no one will be able to avoid it…….then, when nothing is done to turn this ship around the aliens will come and……?
This week we Meet the New Boss’s State Department giving the green light (so to speak) for fracked gas to be exported from Texas to the……Alberta tar sands! You read that right, dear listener. Kinder Morgan’s Cochin pipeline (no, that’s not the name of some brain dead pop starlit) transports the evil gas to the evil tar sands where some sort of evil dilution takes place. In other words, bad energy for….bad energy! Thanks for saving the planet, Kal-El! (see this from last week).
This week’s Fool-on-the-Hill is Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) who sponsored a bill in the House that “would direct that federal lands be managed for the primary purpose of energy development, rather than for stewardship balancing multiple uses including recreation,” according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Astonishingly, it also would curb and then penalize the public for raising concerns about oil and gas projects on public lands that may affect them.”
Time for the Quote of the Week. This time a War on Excessmass special: “American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash–all of them–surrounded by piles of wrecked and rusting automobiles, and almost smothered in rubbish. Everything we use comes in boxes, cartons, bins, the so-called packaging we love so much. The mountain of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use.” ― John Steinbeck
Following our interview with Jessica we head over to the Bus Stop Billboard:
PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR COMRADE AND BROTHER REVEREND BILLY AS HE FACES A YEAR IN JAIL FOR SPEAKING, ORGANIZING AND PERFORMING THE TRUTH! Press Conference at 11:00am. ALSO: PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION FOR REV. BILLY AND DO YOUR PART TO SUPPORT THE FIRST AMENDMENT.