What Happens When Epic Fires Meet Milennial Pipelines?...Guess We'll Find Out...

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014
This past Saturday drew people of conscience all sorts of them, all united in theeir oppsition to the Keystone XL.  The message from the crowd gathered at  Deering Oaks Park on Saturday morning, urged, demanded that President Obama reject the project.  The protest was part of a “Day of Action Against Dirty Fuels,” a nationwide effort to convince the president that the pipeline would be an environmental calamity. Opponents believe the pipeline represents a shift away from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.  The message was stark in its funadmental clarity:  Approval of  the pipeline  constitutes a blow efforts to address climate change at a critical turning point; it would set a dangerous precedent; it in no way would increase domestic fuel stores; and of course it pumps more death into our gravely ailing atmosphere .  Portland’s rally was co-sponsored by Sierra Club Maine, 350 Maine, Environment Maine and the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
As the demand within the United States for coal plummets and the domestic price for natural gas drops, companies that have heavily invested in these energy sources have had to scramble to stay financially afloat. The solution they’ve found is to export as much as possible.  The solution that Earth First has found is the Action Camp happening June 2nd to 9th in Maryland.  That takes care of your vacation plans...
In the past three months, at least three different studies and reports have warned that wildfires are getting bigger, that man-made climate change is to blame, and it’s only going to get worse with more fires starting earlier in the year. While scientists are reluctant to blame global warming for any specific fire, they have been warning for years about how it will lead to more fires and earlier fire seasons.  That's the news from the fire science front....but what about the pipelines?  And not only the Keystone XL, America's celebrity spokepipe, across the country, pipelines carrying substance of various degrees of volatility are increasing, like crabgrass on green lawns.  It is only a matter of time before pipe and pyro meet up and the ensuing disaster will be like nothing the nation has ever seen.
How do you feel about the train derailments and the pipeline spills that have been occurring and exploding on an increasingly regular basis all over North America?
There is one thing that is financing all of this and making it possible that these practices not only continue but grow: exports.
As the demand within the United States for coal plummets and the domestic price for natural gas drops, companies that have heavily invested in these energy sources have had to scramble to stay financially afloat. The solution they’ve found is to export as much as possible.  The solution that Earth First has found is the Action Camp happening June 2nd to 9th in Maryland.  That takes care of your vacation plans...
AT&T formally agreed on Sunday to buy DirecTV for about $48 billion, striking yet another transaction meant to overhaul the American telecommunications landscape.
Under the terms of the deal, AT&T will pay about $95 a share in stock and cash. That’s a roughly 10 percent premium to DirecTV’s closing share price on Friday and about 30 percent higher than where the company’s shares were trading before rumors of a deal began to emerge.
 
 
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