Greetings 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: firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 <email@example.com>
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!!