Greetings Earthlings. You may have noticed we’ve been talking a lot about The Wild lately, yes? Do you really wonder why? Of course, we are totally psyched about The Children of the Wild and the Pipeline Procession. We’ll get into that in our E-Valley-uation segment and on The Bus Stop billboard. Also, Joel Wool of Clean Water Action calls in with news of preparations for wild weather in the Commonwealth and more. As usual we’ll also take you on a visit with the Fool-on-the-Hill and to Meet the New Boss and more, but first it’s time for………..Revenge of the Critters! This from the Paper of record: In the idyllic suburb of Rye, New York, dotted with basketball hoops, training wheels and bubbling creeks, life has been upended by mangy intruders that seem to be on a tear: coyotes,”! Beware! Mangy Intruders!!
This week’s Fool-on-the-Hill is actually called Hil! (Wait, have we done this before??) Anyway, she may not be on the Hill made from fill at the moment, but she’s close enough and we simply can’t resist the poetics. Hillary Clinton’s “ambitious goals” to address the Climate Crisis may fool some of the people some of the time but they don’t fool us. That Hil knows the drill from Big Oil!
We open up The Enviro Show Echo Chamber with a short piece from HuffPo that says it all regarding U.S. export of fracked gas LNG. This from Grist: How desperate are they getting over the mega-drought in LA? Try floating 96 million “shade balls” on the City Reservoir! But the fracking continues?? And this too: AC is actually making us hotter.
Looks like the New Boss is going north on us. Later this month he’s headed to the Arctic to checkout the Climate Crisis. Yes, that would be the same Climate Crisis soon to be aggravated by Shell’s plan to drill for oil in the Arctic……the plan The Boss just gave the finalOK on! We’re hoping the trip is just a trope, that he’ll come back saying “Whoa! You guys can’t drill for oil there!” Step right up, place your bets, folks. Also this: Our Children’s Trust sues the Boss for climate change!
In our E-Valley-uation segment we have this amazing theatrical trailer for your viewing pleasure. By the time we go on-air the Second Pipeline Procession from Children of the Wild will have happened in Ashfield. After that the troupe heads on to the Third Pipeline Procession at Woolman Hill Retreat Center in Deerfield on Saturday, August 29 (see below). Also this: Stan Rosenberg calls on Berk Gas to drop its moratorium on new gas hook-ups. No noise from the gasman yet. O wait, where’s the front office? Spain? New Haven? Texas??
The Enviro Show Quote of the Week has some special meaning for recent developments. Who said:
“The culture of consumerism, which prioritizes short-term gain and private interest, can make it easy to rubber-stamp authorizations or to conceal information.” ?
After our interview we head over to the Bus Stop Billboard:
Monday, August 17, 6-8pm. Second Pipeline Procession, 421 Beldingville Road. Ashfield, MA. Go to: www.childrenofthewild.org
Monday, August 24, 7 to 9pm. Climate Action Now! MA meeting at the Unitarian Society of Northampton & Florence, Main Street, Northampton
Saturday, August 29, 6-8pm. Third Pipeline Procession. Woolman Hill Retreat Center, 107 Keets Road, Deerfield, MA. With an Introduction to Nonviolent Direct Action 3-5pm. and Potluck Dinner 5-6pm. Go to: www.childrenofthewild.org
Aug 29 at 2:00pm to Aug 30 at 6:00pm. Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary – Reflections on Climate, Race & Justice. Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center ,100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts . Go to: www.facebook.com/350Mass
Saturday, September 5 , 5-7pm. Fourth Pipeline Procession. Montague Plains, Montague, MA. We’ll be there! Meet at The Mohawk Ramblers Motorcycle Club 1/2 mile down Bartlett Road off Lake Pleasant Road (off Rt.63). Go to: www.childrenofthewild.org
Tuesday, September 8. Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) has decided to organize a long-term, water-only “No New Permits Fast” this September in front of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We are undertaking this action in support of the call in Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si,” for action on the climate crisis. September 8, the day after Labor Day, and go until the end of September, until after Pope Francis has ended his six-day trip to the United States. Go to: beyondextremeenergy.org/details-of-the-fast/
Sunday, September 13, 5-7pm. Fifth Pipeline Procession. Richardson Conservation Area, Alexander Hill Road, Northfield, MA. Go to: www.childrenofthewild.org
Sunday, September 20, 5-7pm. Sixth Pipeline Procession. Pulpit Falls (Parking at 60 Wolf Tree Road), Winchester, NH. Go to: www.childrenofthewild.org
Thursday, Sept. 24, 9:20am the Pope will address a joint session of Congress in Washington. After the address, we will gather at the Lincoln Memorial for a Rally for the Climate and a Just Economy. We’ll rally for our one Earth, one humanity, one living biosphere, and to recognize that all are experiencing one crisis. In addition to exciting performers and inspiring speakers from a variety of perspectives – climate justice, faith, science, labor and economic justice – we’ll celebrate the power of a people awake to the danger and the opportunity of this moment. Go to: moralactiononclimate.org
Thursday, September 24, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. The Springfield Climate Justice Rally, Springfield City Hall, Springfield, MA. Can’t get to DC for the big climate action? Join us in demanding that our local government take meaningful steps toward implementing the Climate Action Resolution that was passed by the Springfield City Council last year. Go to: www.facebook.com/springfieldclimatejusticecoalition
Saturday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Montague/Gill Source to sea River Cleanup. We have made an impact in the last 18 years collecting debris from beautiful natural areas! Volunteers have removed 37 full 30-cubic-yard dumpsters, 2,057 tires, thousands of pounds of scrap metal, MANY appliances, furnishings, and tens of thousands of recyclable cans and bottles. call: 800-859-2960. For the whole Valley go to: www.ctriver.org/volunteers-needed-for-source-to-sea-river-cleanup-this-fall/
That’s it for now. Remember now, if you’re out at night on your bike wear white and….Listen to your Mother!!