Posts Tagged 'environment':
From the National Resources Defense Council: Today the State Department released its final environmental review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. We now enter a decisive phase -- of at least 90 days -- in which President Obama must decide if this project is in our national interest. The headlines today will tell you that the State Department just gave the Keystone XL a clean environmental bill of health, paving the way for the President to approve it.
Cloud Seeding is a REAL Thing (Forum)
Did you know that not only is "cloud seeding" a real thing, it appears that it has been happening here in Las Vegas for the last nine years? I do not know if there are any detrimental effects from this process, silver iodide is used to "bulk up" clouds to create more rainfall. Here is a recent article from the Water Authority about it: SEEDS SPROUT WATER The skies over northeastern Nevada may yield rain this winter thanks to continued cloud seeding in the Ruby Mountains
Guerrilla Marketing Multi-Chem Style: Fracker Registers CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTICHEM and CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTI-CHEM domains to block fracking and pollution protests. )( PARENTS OF MULTI-CHEM MARKETING COORDINATOR IN FIGHT AGAINST HALLIBURTON FRACKING? Citizens Against Multi-Chem founder Marcella Manuel attempted to register the domain name CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTICHEM.COM only to see that apparently Lawrence H. and Charlotte J. Fishlock Griffin - the parents of Multi-Chem Marketing Coordinator Amy Griffin Reese - or one of their house guests beat her to the draw on that name and others like it:
Lowering their fracking profile after a bungled blending blast, this self-proclaimed master fracker can now be found hawking "cleaner fracs through chemistry". MULTI-CHEM: LESS BRAGGING ABOUT FRACKING? A few days ago we issued a release about Multi-Chem - Halliburton's newly-acquired oilfield production chemicals and fracking subsidiary - that included the following:
Last year Frac King Multi-Chem sold out to Halliburton after they blew up their own blending plant in New Iberia LA. Now over in Vermilion Parish, they're breaking ground on their next Ground Zero. MULTI-CHEM & THE INSANITY OF LETTING THE FRACKERS DO IT AGAIN )) Blend (( Frac King Multi-Chem blends oil & gas production chemicals such as viscosity reducers, wetting agents and "biocides" - toxins whose sole purpose is to kill living organisms.
A bill passed this week by the House of Representatives undermines the environment under a false banner of "homeland security". HR 1505 allows the Border Patrol to ignore the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and other essential environmental laws on federal land. It allows the militarization of public lands, and includes giveaways to private corporations. Leadership in our Department of Homeland Security say the law change isn’t needed, but some in Congress – including Nevada Congressman Joe Heck – voted for the bill anyway. Not only will HR 1505 create more pollution in our air and water, it threatens the vitality of public lands and poses grave threats to the viability of our wildlife.
Photos from the end of the Paiute march at the federal courthouse.
Las Vegas Environmental Hazards (Forum)
Most recent Las Vegas, Nevada data - pollution, leaking underground tanks, chemical spills, and hazardous contamination sites that impact the environment around your home. This is a list of known environmental hazards in the Las Vegas area, from HomeFacts.com: SUPERFUND SITES (4): A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. Desert Drug Lab
WEF Davos 2012: Felipe Calderon (Video)
Mexico's experience on their prior economic crisis and how they got out of it. President Calderon share's Mexico's experience of how they corrected their problems. President Felipe Calderon is head of the G20, and was awarded the WEF Leadership and Statemanship award for 2012. Bill Gates questions President Calderon regarding poverty among other things.