Many people and groups oppose Liquefied Natural Gas in Oregon for environmental reasons.
One bill oringinally introduced by the Bradwood Landing L-N-G facility, though, is facing opposition from the Northwest Property Rights Coalition.
House bill three-oh-five-eight was designed to make it easier for companies to apply for permits to work on private lands.
As the law currently stands, if a company like Bradwood Landing wanted to build a pipeline across private lands, it would have to get the landowner’s permission before applying for a permit.
This bill would change that, so that a company could apply for a state permit without notifying affected property owners.
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor host a discussion of "Torture and War."
Near the end of the show, Susan, Joe and Abe's official LNG Ambassador, called to tell us about Oregon House Bill 3058 (Read the actual Bill here), which would make it easier for LNG Pipeline companies to get their permits to build pipelines thru farms and forest.
Jeff Goodell, author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future" and contributing editor at "Rolling Stone" discusses the importance of ending America's overreliance on coal-fired power.
The biggest energy users in America are not cars and trucks - they're buildings.
Buildings use about forty percent of the nation's energy.
In 2000, the US Green Building Council introduced a program to certify "green" buildings, called LEED.
That stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
A new version of the LEED standards was released yesrterday.
But as the environment report’s Samara Freemark found, some critics see serious flaws in the program.
Today is the Final Day of the Indigenous People’s Summit on Climate Change in Anchorage, Alaska.
All week, Indigenous People from around the World have been sharing their experiences and debating solutions to climate change.
The Summit aims to produce a document to bring to a United Nations Climate Change Conference this winter.
Over the course of the week, Summit participants have broken into groups to discuss different aspects of climate change.
Each group has recommended language for the final document.
Regional caucuses have made their recommendations.
Jeff Goodell, author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future" and contributing editor at "Rolling Stone" discusses the importance of ending America's overreliance on coal-fired power. Also Cesia Kearns, Regional Representative of the Beyond Coal Compaign of the Sierra Club talks about their event tonight (4/29/09) at the Sierra Club office at 1821 SE Ankeny St in Portland.
A look at the most local way to eat - growing your own food in backyard or community gardens
It's time to plant your garden and this morning we talk with two Portland gardening proponents who work to make gardening accessible and enjoyable to everyone. We'll talk with Renee Moog, the coordinator for the SE Natural Techniques Demonstrations Garden at 57th and Cooper (sponsored by the Metro Natural Gardening Program), and Leslie Pohl-Kosbau who founded and still directs Portland's community garden program. Learn why gardening is a revolutionary act and how growing your own vegetables doesn't just improve your own life - it helps make the planet a better place to live.
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