Or…The Lorax Continues to Blog for the Trees. I (sort of) apologize for my blog mood-swings of late (as in the past five years.) It makes me feel better learning that I’m not the only one who has come to feel out of relationship with the medium and its former audience, and not certain how to go on. Like me, others have said that as long as they are talking knitting or kitties, the readership stays on board. But as soon as they move …

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So I’m reading about a bill, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, that puts a time limit of a year on FERC to approve a proposal for a gas pipeline. And I’m reading the last bit of the quote below thinking heck, maybe this is a step in a logical direction. So I expected if all those various required environmental impact studies mentioned in the first bit quoted below are NOT completed within that one year window, then the project proposal will logically be …

The Dog Ate My Environmental Impact Study Read more »

The noon “action” in Floyd yesterday brought the hardies out into the cold wind to advocate for a voice in what happens to the places we call home. I was one of several representatives from the counties at the gathering to offer a  statement at the press conference upstairs in the Floyd Country Store.  Find some media links at the end of this post. — Fred [su_divider text=”Go to Top”] Floyd County citizens were alarmed when the Mountain Valley Pipeline seemed likely to lay a …

Certain Unalienable Rights. Maybe. Read more »

Fossil carbon has been an unbelievable one-pass-through ultra-concentrated source of energy, power and change for the better for two centuries. We can’t fault those early energy pioneers who exploited the heat of coal and horsepower of petroleum to heat homes and power wheels of horseless vehicles  and run the engines of commerce of our great-great-grandparents’ time. But we knew 150 years ago (see history of greenhouse gas and climate connection) that, sooner or later, if we continued to let carbon drive the economic engine, …

Thursday in Floyd: We Have the Right to Say NO MORE CARBON Read more »

“Keep your eye on the pea. Follow every move, suckers. Our hands never leave our arms. Confused? That’s right. You can’t really know which shell hides the real gas pipeline route. ” There’s been another feint in the direction of “not there after all” with regard to the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s actual path. The energy companies in all likelihood will yet again plot another zone of chaos, and in so doing, they keep the enemy off balance. Of so they presume. I read this …

Fracking Gas Shell Game Read more »