Archive for February, 2015

Another Nuclear Enviro Show

Posted: February 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

poserpirates2Greetings Earthlings. Recent revelations regarding the corporados at Entergy and their shuttered nuke on the shore of the Connecticut River has us thinking post-shutdown nukes still have a half-life to haunt us……forever! Leslie Sullivan Sachs of the Safe & Green Campaign joins us to speak truth to…..well, power! As always we will take you for a spin in the Wayback Machine for our Enviro Show Quote of the Week and for a visit with The-Fool-on-the-Hill and more, but first it’s time for…….Revenge of the Critters! It’s another video version of Revenge (sorry, radio fans but we still haven’t figured out the camera thingy in the studio). This time a Canadian squirrel gets into some anti-snoopping activism. Take THAT, nosey human! Wait, there’s more! For our radio audience we have a critters’ spineless attacks on nukes.

This week’s fool is the gift that keeps on giving, arch climate change denier [drum roll please], Sen. James Inhofe!  Yes, Oklahoma’s answer to George Armstrong Custer (he of lost cause and poor judgement fame) has done it again. Bringing a snowball onto the floor of the U.S. Senate, Inhofe once again proves the Climate Crisis is a hoax!

The Enviro Show Quote of the Week goes plural this time for an object lesson in doublespeak. First, a recent statement in a letter to Rep. Neal from Cheryl A. LaFleur, Chairperson of the gas industry captured agency, FERC:
“Let me assure you that our environmental review will include careful consideration of all these concerns”
OK kids, put on your safety helmets and buckle-up ‘cuz we’re going for a short spin in the Wayback Machine all the way to last November when LaFleur stated publicly: “FERC isn’t responsible for gauging projects’ impact on warming” . Got it!

We open the door to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber with this eye opener from the new Gov. We knew him and his former teabag party fan Lt. Gov were shilling for the Kinder Morgan/TGP fracked gas pipeline but now they appear to want to rewind that really bad idea from last year about YOU paying for it!  In keeping with the theme of this show we take you now to Fukushima where multiple meltdowns continue to…..well, meltdown!  This just in! These great “gadgets” may save us from climate chaos. Get some while supplies last!! Recall us getting all ugly last time about that TPP “Shafta” trade legislation the corporados want to ram through congress? You know, the one that opens the door wide to fracked gas exports and all sorts of other outrages? Welllll, we have a Blog Bonus action link HERE on that. Why stop there. We have a petition HERE demanding the Live Free or Die state doesn’t slip back into the 18th century and resume trapping bobcats.

After our conversation with Leslie we take you over to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, March 5th – daytime. Solar Day of Action. Two hours of walking in and out of barbershops, pizza shops, general stores and other mom & pop shops on a Main St. near you! All you need is good shoes and enthusiasm. We’ll get you the materials and talking points you need. Many campuses are participating, including Amherst College and UMass Amherst.

Thursday, March 5, 7pm. Poetry in Praise of Trees. Rocky Hill Co-Housing, 100 Black Birch Trail, Florence MA. Info: John Berkowitz, 413-387-8439

Thursday, March 12,8:15-9:15AM, Fukushima at the Japanese Consulate/Boston, South Station, 600 Atlantic Ave.
Your presence will make a difference. Please, join us. We will provide signs. Pilgrim NPP, here in MA, is the
exact same model as Fukushima in Japan. We must CLOSE PILGRIM NOW. Please feel free to email and/or call me with comments, questions, etc. Sheila Parks, Ed.D. 617-744-6020. Convener, On Behalf of Planet Earth
sheilaruthparks@comcast.net

Friday, March 13, 2015  Walk for a New Spring from the New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett, Massachusetts.   Our goal this year is to visit more that 50 communities in nine states and the District of Columbia in 44 days before ending the walk in New York City on April 26th  with a march and rally to the United Nations to mark the beginning of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Conference. Call: 413-367-2202

Saturday, March 14 All Day. Remembering Fukushima. Walk from VT Yankee to Pliny Park for those able  – tentative time 11am – 3pm; Vigil at Pliny Park – tentative time 3-4m; Program at Centre Congregational Church 4-6pm. For info call: 802-763-8459 or email safeandgreencampaign@gmail.com

Sunday, March 15, 2pm to 5pm, at the Arts Block in Greenfield there will be a fund raiser, silent auction, quilt raffle, live music & local artists to benefit the stop the pipeline movenment.  Donations for the silent auction are welcomed (please spread the word and ask your all your friends for unusual items), and there will be musicians (Pat and Tex; Richard Chase; Court Dorsey; and Moonlight & Morning Star) and speakers (Leigh Youngblood, Ben Clark, and etc.).  For more information call Lisa at 978-790-7352 or see www.northquabbinenergy.org/wordpress.

Sunday, March 15, All Day. “Local Environmental Action 2015″ is a great opportunity to join community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for an exciting day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, Boston. Go to: www.localenvironmentalaction.org

Monday, March 23, 6:00pm. Gas Leaks Campaign Kickoff Meeting. Nate Smith House on corner of Lamartine and Paul Gore in Jamaica Plain, MA. Contact Judy, Boston Climate Action Network, (617) 522-9713;  judyarmenia@verizon.net

Monday, March. 24, 7-9 pm. Climate Action Now!MA General Meeting. Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, North Pleasant Street, Amherst. Email:  climateactionnowmass@gmail.com

Saturday, March 28, 1 to 2:30pm an author signing for “Bad Atmosphere – A Collection of Poetry & Prose on the Climate Crisis” will be held at World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St, Greenfield, MA. Local writer, poet and producer of The Enviro Show, Don Ogden (d.o.) marks the 36th anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown. As a long time anti-nuclear/pro-safe energy activist, d.o.’s work often critiques the false solutions to climate chaos: nuclear power, fracked gas and biomass being among them.

Wednesday, April 1. Pipeline Pilgrimage beginning in Pittsfield 4/1 and ending in Dracut 4/12. Go to: pipelinepilgrimage.org/

 

OK, that’s enough of that. Until next time please remember to listen to your Mother, got it?

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The Movements Meld Enviro Show

Posted: February 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

uniteGreetings Earthlings. Sick to death of radioactive threats to you and your family? Freaked out by Corporate America’s fracked gas onslaught and their proposed pipelines here in the Northeast? How about we come together and resist? Never mind “one big tent”, we can form one BIG movement! More on that with Anna Gyorgy of anti-nuke/pro-safe energy Clamshell Alliance fame and Jim Cutler, of fracked gas pipeline foes MassPlan join us in the studio, and Sam Lovejoy of “Lovejoy’s Nucear War” fame calls in to help us come together…..right now. All that and we Meet the New Boss and the Fool-on-the-Hill with a side trip to The Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for……..Revenge of the Critters! Owl gets wise with runners.

We Meet the New Boss shilling for the nuclear industry in India. The Prez is trying to convince the government to fashion their very own version of our infamous Price-Anderson Act in which folks get pretty much shafted in the event of another Fukushima meltdown. Also, do you recall hearing about 91 leading U.S. scientists writing The Boss last June to do a rethink on biomass? How’s THAT working out? The USDA just announced funding for biomass!

We’re going plural once again with Fool(s)-on-the-Hill. Here’s all the Dems in the Senate who voted for the doomed Keystone XL bill: Michael Bennet (Colo.), Tom Carper (Del.), Bob Casey (Penn.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jon Tester (Mont.), and Mark Warner (Va.).  Of course, they were joined by all those other fools as well.

In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we found ourselves snookered by a viral Facebook post about Burlington, VT being powered by 100% “Renewable Energy” (actually there were multiple posts). Then a little imp on our shoulder whispered “Wait a minute, did you only scan that?”.  Sure enough, buried in the text was that word again: b-i-o-m-a-s-s.  Sorry Burlington, back to the drawing board!  We view things differently here in the Commonwealth. Now this: Great Moments in Newspeak! Orwell would be pleased to know that Kinder Morgan thinks massive oil spills can be good for the economy.

After our conversation with our guests we take you to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Defend Solar Power!  Public comment meeting for the Net Metering and Solar PV Task Force. There are people on the Task Force who believe that Natural Gas is going to play an increased role in electricity generation in NE. They need to hear from you! Solar power has been immensely successful in Massachusetts, but to continue industry growth and expand access of solar, further policy change is required. For residents who are renters, lack adequate credit or who cannot site solar on their property, community shared solar provides an avenue for tapping into the full benefits of the clean energy economy.Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke, MA. Park in lot D. Info at: claire@nukebusters.org

Wednesday, February 25, 7pm. A presentation of the compressor station documentary by Stephen Wicks.Northfield Elementary School, Northfield, MA. Please come learn how the 80,000 HP natural gas compressor station Kinder Morgan proposes to build in Northfield would impact our town and surrounding areas. Video & discussion by Stephen Wicks. Presentation by Rosemary Wessel of No Fracked Gas in Mass. Q&A. (Snow Date if school is closed – Jan 27th) Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, February 25, 6 to 8pm. Protest the Pipeline at Kinder Morgan’s “Open House”. Berlin Memorial Elementary School Gymnasium; 34 South Street, Berlin, MA

Wednesday, February 25, 2pm. Poetry in Praise of Trees. Lathrop Retirement Community, Easthampton Campus, 100 Bassett Brook Rd. (Rt. 66west from Forbes Library in Northampton; turn left at light at intersection of Rt. 66 & Florence Rd; go one mile, turn right at Bassett Brook Rd). Admission Free. More Info:   John Berkowitz, 413-387-8439,   johnpberk@gmail.com

Thursday, February 26, 6pm. the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel holds its monthly meeting. On the Agenda: the future of NDCAP, and the Emergency Planning Zone. It’s our chance to put the CITIZEN back in Citizen Advisory Panel, and to remind Entergy we are not a nuclear sacrifice zone — keep the EPZ.  Marlboro Grad Center, Marlboro College in Brattleboro. Email: safeandgreencampaign@gmail.com 

Thursday, March 5, 7pm. Poetry in Praise of Trees (program repeated). Rocky Hill Co-Housing, 100 Black Birch Trail, Florence MA. Info: John Berkowitz, 413-387-8439

Thursday, February 26, 6 to 8pm. Protest the Pipeline at Kinder Morgan “Open House”.  Fitchburg Memorial Middle School Gymnasium; 615 Rollstone Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Sunday, March 15, 2pm to 5pm, at the Arts Block in Greenfield there will be a fund raiser, silent auction, quilt raffle, live music & local artists to benefit the stop the pipeline movenment.  Donations for the silent auction are welcomed (please spread the word and ask your all your friends for unusual items), and there will be musicians (Pat and Tex; Richard Chase; Court Dorsey; and Moonlight & Morning Star) and speakers (Leigh Youngblood, Ben Clark, and etc.). Contact Diane at <dmcavoy22@sbcglobal.net> 

Sunday, March 15, All Day. “Local Environmental Action 2015” is a great opportunity to join community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for an exciting day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, Boston. Go to: www.localenvironmentalaction.org

 

OK, we are out of here until next time. Until then please remember……?…what was it? LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!!