The President On The Keystone XL Pipeline

Just what I have been telling you all along:

Now will he veto the bill if it arrives at his desk?

I will have more on this later.

Duane Dubey: We “Sand” With Scott Walker

Via frequent Blogging Blue commenter Duane Dubey comes this excellent editorial. We “Sand” With Scott Walker

No, my headline is not misspelled. But, yes, as long as Walker is governor with his relaxed environmental standards and favoritism of the corporate over the human, the negative effects of the sand mines in many Jackson and Trempealeau […]

What’s the story here?

Congratulations to Zach from Blogging Blue and WKBT Channel 8 News in LaCrosse. Why?

They appear to be the only two media outlets that got the headline correct regarding the recent potential pollution of Trempealeau County drinking water by a frac sand mining company: ” Frac sand mine may have contaminated drinking water. “

The […]

Report: frac sand mine may have contaminated Trempeleau County drinking water

I blame Gov. Scott Walker and his pro-business DNR for this.

There is concern over the safety of drinking water in part of Trempealeau County.

This comes after a frac sand mine near Independence was shut down and is now being investigated for three different violations that go against its permit with the county.

One […]

No joke

Former state Rep Jeff Smith is running a hardnosed campaign in the 93rd Assembly district seeking to unseat Warren Petryk, the reported ” nice guy ” legislator. Here’s one of Jeff’s recent youtube videos that I think is fantastic.

Jeff decided to run because he’s convinced that we can defeat the GOP in what are […]

Another Unique Lie In The Sale of Wisconsin Government To The Highest Bidder!

This is just a subscript in a recent article about how poorly the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had performed under the Walker Administration:

Walker and the Legislature also scaled back the power of state agencies by giving the governor authority to review and approve all regulations written by state agencies before they take […]

Mary Burke rejects Scott Walker’s efforts to ease environmental oversight

This is worth reading… Scott Walker’s supporters and critics agree on this much: The governor has delivered on his campaign promise to speed up and simplify permits for environmentally sensitive activities like mining and digging high-capacity wells.

“I will make sure the DNR treats Wisconsinites as customers, not criminals,” then-candidate Walker said in 2010, saying […]

Energy Independence? Bull*lone*y!

One of my post election predictions is that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on or after November 5, 2104.

It just seems to fit with the current oil trends in the US:

U.S. Crude Oil Exports Hit a 15-Year Monthly High:

The United States exported 268,000 barrels of crude oil a […]

Citizens challenge Enbridge on proposed pipeline expansion (VIDEO)

From a reader comes this news of citizen activism to try and stop the expansion of a tar sands pipeline through their community. Enbridge knew that the residents of Jefferson County, Wisconsin, were starting to catch on to the dangers of their proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion. So, in an attempt to create […]

Changing The Conversation On Climate Change Part II

Published today by the Associated Press, a little article about Democratic Mayors fighting climate change at the local level in spite of Republican governors remaining skeptics. So yes, as I stated earlier, things can be done without convincing everyone that they need to believe that climate change exists:

For coastal cities such as Galveston, Houston […]

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