Wednesday, June 23
by Sue on Wed 23 Jun 2010 09:49 AM EDT
I truly do not understand City Council. How can only two of our electeds want to keep drilling out of the City?
The Gulf Oil Spill is still gushing. The corporation and the bureaucrats are bungling the heck out of it. People's livelihoods are drying up. And the environment is dying.
How a man as learned as Councilor Patrick Dowd thinks regulations are the way to go --- in spite of very recent history --- staggers the imagination. How Councilors like Burgess and Lavalle who represent the economically vulnerable that are always screwed by these situations can not stand up and say that poor Pittsburgh residents deserve safe water undermines their credibility as legitimate students of the history of environmental racism. But maybe they never claimed to be so.
I am very sad.
Thursday, May 6
by Sue on Thu 06 May 2010 09:05 PM EDT
I read about this on Facebook ...
What a great way to make a difference. My friend in NYC told me her son's hair salon has been participating for a long time.
Watching the news coverage of this issue has been heartbreaking. I lived in Louisiana for three years so it feels extra personal. I know hair is a small thing and can blind us to the systemic changes that are necessary to address the real issues.
But it does really help to feel like you make a difference, as long as you keep perspective on the need to do more.
Pass the link along to your hair stylist or your dog groomer.
Friday, April 30
by Sue on Fri 30 Apr 2010 07:57 AM EDT
HOEFFEL TO CHALLENGE CANDIDATES ON NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION:
Joe Hoeffel will discuss drilling in
Who: Joe Hoeffel, Democratic Candidate for Governor
Terri Davin, Friends of Dunkard Creek
What: Joe Hoeffel, Democrat for governor, will discuss the economic development potential and challenges to environment and infrastructure related to natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale.
Where: Joe Hoeffel 2010 Headquarters,
When: 12:00pm, Friday, April 30
* PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Following the press conference, Joe Hoeffel and volunteers will make calls to voters around the state to discuss the Marcellus Shale issue.
The press is invited to observe.
The extraction of Marcellus Shale natural gas represents a new economy for
Monday, April 12
by Sue on Mon 12 Apr 2010 08:41 PM EDT
From the HuffPo ...