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Pastor Harry Joseph of the Mount Triumph Baptist Church in St. James, Louisiana, is taking legal action to prevent the Bayou Bridge pipeline from being built in his community, roughly 50 miles west of New Orleans. He is named as a plaintiff in a case filed by the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, petitioning the Parish Court to overturn the coastal permit that the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) gave Energy Transfer Partners, the company that built the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.
The Bayou Bridge pipeline will be the last leg of the Dakota Access, carrying oil fracked in North Dakota to Louisiana. The final stretch of the project, if built, will span 162.5 miles from Lake Charles to St. James, cutting through the Atchafalaya Basin, a national heritage area and the country’s largest wetland.
The nominal promoter of a new Oregon Petition questioning the science of climate change was dismissed 18 years ago as “not sufficiently rational” to offer advice to the Philip Morris tobacco company.
On the day that Al Gore wins a Nobel Peace Price for his work on global warming, this is how low the fossil-fueled denial movement has sunk.
Correspondent Bill Blakemore blogs about covering global warming full-time for ABC News:
There are remarkably few of us mainstream professional journalists covering global warming, given the enormity of the story. This is, after all, a story in which the most credible scientists now say life on earth could become unbearable for most humans - widespread famine and political chaos, possibly even within the lifetime of today's toddlers - if we don't soon curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Look here for a nicely written overview - an appeal for a commonsensical response to the information at hand, and one that is sure to outrage he deniers.
Just days after President George W. Bush announced the U.S. would invest more in R&D for renewable energy technologies, one of the world’s largest investment firms, the Carlyle Group, said it would substantially boost its stake in renewables. Coincidentally, former President George H. W. Bush was a special consultant to the Carlyle Group for 10 years before his retirement two years ago.
Even as President Bush began to call for some movement toward a clean-energy economy, his Administration fired 32 employees from the National Renewable Energy Lab – a leading agency in research and development of renewables. (It turns out the agency hastily rehired most of them just in time for Bush's presentation!)
Here we go again: In this undated post on the Christian Broadcasting Neetwork, we get the whole irrational argument again, and again from the usual suspects, the Cato Institute's discredited Pat Michaels and JunkScientist (and tobacco shill) Steve Milloy.
The best line in this post is Michaels twisted positioning on climate change: “Climate changes - yes, humans have something to do with this change, but climate has changed in the past without human beings having anything to do with it. There was an Ice Age not very long ago – 5,000 feet of ice over Chicago, and look, here we are, thriving on a planet with an ever-changing climate.”
The DeSmogBlog recently received word that March 20 (Earth Day) will mark the launch of a www.green.tv/.
According to Director James Arthur, Green.tv will be a broadband TV channel dedicated to environmental issues. It is also a charity endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with support and films from environmental organisations around the world, including the European Environment Agency, the UK Environment Agency, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.
WASHINGTON - Dan Vergano of USA Today, Michelle Nijhuis of High Country News, and The Times-Picayune have won the American Geophysical Union’s 2006 journalism awards.
Vergano will receive the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism–News for his article, “The debate’s over:
Bush’s Chat With Novelist Alarms Environmentalists
The New York Times, Feb. 19, 2006
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 - One of the perquisites of being president is the ability to have the author of a book you enjoyed pop into the White House for a chat.