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.
The Trial of environmental activist and violin teacher Brianna Waters began in Tacoma Washington yesterday.Waters is accused of acting as a lookout during a 2001 arson that caused seven million dollars worth of damage at the Urban Horticulture center at the University of Washington.
KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us the story
Former United Nations Chief Kofi Annan has announced that negotiations in Kenya have moved to a final stage today. The talks are aimed at ending the violence that has plagued Kenya since a disputed election was held on December 27th.Over 1000 people have been killed in the violence, most of them civilians.Nate Oetting is with the Portland-based group Mercy Corps, which has been working to bring humanitarian support to the region.
KBOO's weekly series Civil Liberties Watch, on the latest attacks on the constitution by the current government. KBOO's Linda Olson-Osterlund speaks with Lauran Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center on the prosecution of Brianna Waters as an "ecoterrorist" for alleged arson.
Discussion on IPR(Independent Police Reviewing) with Portland Copwatch. This compares citizen's opinion and police opinion of how the Portland Police Force is doing. The Independent Police Review Division will hear a caseTuesday February 19th at 530 pm. in Portland.
The U N will be holding a meeting with over forty leading institutional investors managing over 1.75 trillion dollars in assets to discuss the coming problems with climate change. Among them will be Oregon State Treasurer Randall Edwards. An outline for the investor commitments to be discussed at the summit was included in a news release sent out by the state treasurer’s office. Among the items was a commitment to requiring tougher scrutiny about carbon-intensive investments that may pose long-term financial risks.
While Democrats and Republicans gathered in Washington this weekend to caucus for one of the few remaining candidates for President, anti-authoritarians and activists also held a gathering.There, they began planning protests at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.
The Democratic convention will take place in Denver from August 24th to 28th.The Republican convention is planned for Minneapolis, September 1st to 4th.
An interview with historian Evan Siegel, Ph.D. (CUNJ), and Mazen Malek, Ph.D. local Palestinian activist on the death of Dr. George Habash leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who died on January 26, 2008 at age 82. For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com
Scott Ritter is the former UN inspector in Iraq. He was interviewed prior to his appearance in Portland on his US Tour of Duty. Event was sponsored by the American Iranian Friendship Council www.aifcpdx.org , KBOO Community Radio and others. For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com