Bill Resnick talks with energy expert Suzanne Hunt about the political economy and the enviirnomental impact of alternative energy, especially the pros and cons of biofuels. Hunt was the head of a project on biofuels for the World Watch Institute.
Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.” (St. Martin's Griffin)
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission On Thursday that they must study all alternatives to supplying natural gas to the region.He added that these studies must occur before any permits are issued for liquefied natural gas terminals in Oregon.The statement came a day after a public hearing was held in Astoria about the proposed terminals.Hundreds of people came to that hearing to voice opposition to the project.Their Concerns range from safety issues to whether the project would benefit the state. Dan Serres, with the Friends of Oregon Living Waters speaks here.
KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition: Planting Monsanto's genetically engineered sugar beet seeds in the Willamette Valley has organic farmers, environmental activists, and consumers worried.
On the February 7 Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter asks PSU Professor Toby Hemenway what's wrong with Agriculture? What's the fix? Hemenway is author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Homescale Permaculture. Hemenway describes how agriculture destroys our ecosystem and facilitates domination with the concentration of power. He recommends that we learn from the patterns in nature. Visit his website at Patternliteracy.com. Other sites he suggests for deepening the connection to a sense of place: Trackers NW and City Repair. For more writing
Joe and Abe Talk Radio covered, in part, the Liquid Natural Gas Fiasco in Oregon. Several very knowlegable callers give some little-publicized facts about the LNG Terminals themselves and the LNG Pipelines the terminals will feed. Hear what some of the people that may be displaced by the pipeline have to say about it.
Scott Forrester talks about the plans to build Liquified Natural Gas Terminals in Oregon for consumers in California, and why that's such a bad idea. Don't miss the Rally on the State Capital Steps in Salem on February 6th 11:00 till 2:00 pm. More info at The Columbia River Keeper.