Meet the Greens Enviro Show

Posted: September 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRPGreetings Earthlings. Recall our breaking news on the last show about the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party coming out against logging in our public forests? This week the three GRP candidates on November’s ballot will join us to discuss that and more. Also we get an Autumnal Equinox call-in from our favorite, The Good Green Witch!  We’ll reflect on the Peoples Climate March and as usual we will also take you on a trip to meet the Fool-on-the-Hill and to Meet the New Boss, as well as a visit to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for………Revenge of the Critters! In this age of Climate Crisis we here on The Enviro Show reserve the right to include trees (our climate saviors) in the Revenge segment. With that in mind we have a two-fer for you here.

Time to meet The-Fool-on-the-Hill!  Guess what? He’s baaaaackk! No, not that arch fool from Oklahoma, it’s Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Repugnican-CA). This time Dana suggested the U.S. Transportation Department is hiding a stealth global-warming “theory” behind the guise of a rail-safety crackdown. Hey, maybe all those exploding or leaking fossil fool trains are having theoretical accidents!

We Meet the Boss as his corporate captured Federal Energy Regulatory Commission downplays disaster. Three grassroots groups are calling on FERC to withdraw a “fatally flawed” Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed fracked gas pipeline that would extend from New York to Massachusetts. “The groups maintained one of the many “glaring holes” in the DEIS is its failure to adequately address the “potentially catastrophic impacts” of placing a 42-inch diameter, high pressure gas pipeline near residential neighborhoods, an elementary school and the Indian Point nuclear power plants” and their vast store of spent fuel rods. What could possibly go wrong??

Just inside the door to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find an invitation to stand up for the Trees on Sunday’s big climate march in NYC. Of course, if you’re reading this after the fact the good news is….you can still stand up for the Trees! How about starting here? [UPDATE: Checkout our Facebook page on the Rodale, Inc. “press conference” in the wake of the big march] Further into the chamber you may feel a…..chill? when you read about 2012 & 2013 bringing the largest CO2 increase in 30 years to planet Earth.

Our E-Valley-uation segment begins with a celebration. The corporate backers of “The Retreat”, the proposed upscale student housing project slated for the woods behind Cushman Village in Amherst, have…..retreated! Score one for the Spotted Salamanders. What now?  [UPDATE: Read our Letter in The Amherst Bulletin here]. Now, we have that conversation with the Greens. Then it’s on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 pm, Why We Need a Climate Change Plan in Springfield and How to Get It. Gerena School, 200 Birnie Ave., Springfield, MA. The city of Springfield still doesn’t have a climate action plan. But a good plan could be the best thing to happen to Springfield in decades. We can pay less for electricity, spark economic development, create jobs, pollute less and clean up our air. We can protect our children, our neighborhoods, our water and our air. Food & Childcare available. Call: 413-734-4948 or 787-5191.

September 18, 6:00 to 7:30PM. The Town of Greenfield will hold a Solar Challenge public informational event at the Greenfield Public Library Meeting Room at 402 Main Street on Thursday, September 18 from 6 to 7:30 PM. The Solar Challenge Team will provide an overview of the program and answer questions about this opportunity for Greenfield residents and businesses to take advantage of solar electric systems.This opportunity to contract for a solar electric system at lower-than-usual cost will end on Nov. 15, with the lower prices due to group buying. For more information email SolarChallenge@greenfield-ma.gov or call 413-772-1389

October 1, 6 pm Arise/Climate Action Now! community meeting at South Congregational Church, 45 Maple St., Springfield.

In early November Beyond Extreme Energy, a coalition of people taking action to retire fossil fuels is calling for a non-violent sit-in at FERC,  a captured agency licensed by the US Department of Energy to issue permits for the building of large-scale oil, gas and electrical infrastructure. More here: https://sites.google.com/site/beyondextremeenergy/action-overview
That’s it for now. Remember, listen to your Mother!

 

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