Greetings Earthlings. It’s nest-fouling watch once again on the Enviro Show. Time to have a longer conversation about the proposed expansion of the Northampton dump over the Barnes Aquifer. We’ll have Linda Hiesiger and Mike Fedora of Citizens United for a Healthy Future in the studio to talk about the issues. As always, we’ll take a healthy piece out of the Bush regime ; check-in on The Enviro Show Echo Chamber; hear the Quote of the Week and some tunes, but first it’s time for Revenge of the Critters!
The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Al Gore (or Gore-al, as we like to say, sounding the alarm on Earth, rather than on Krypton): "You see that pale, blue dot? That's us. Everything that has ever happened in all of human history, has happened on that pixel. All the triumphs and all the tragedies, all the wars all the famines, all the major advances... it's our only home. And that is what is at stake, our ability to live on planet Earth, to have a future as a civilization. I believe this is a moral issue, it is your time to seize this issue, it is our time to rise again to secure our future."
What’s that sound, Glen? When and will we be saved from the Bush regime?? Never mind us, when will all the endangered species be safe from these guys? You’re gonna’ love this one: Cleanup funding inadequate for Bush-designated marine monument. Maybe it’s fitting to leave all that plastic crap floating around George’s "monument"!
So, who IS the man behind the curtain on the John McSame campaign campaign trail? Could it be the man from Big Oil?? You can bet yur’ sweet crude it is!! In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we have a look at Bob Herbert’s op-ed piece in the New York Times, "An empty promise". Our Enviro Show Blog Bonus is all about pain at the pump. Check it!
"It really isn’t garbage" by Pat Humphries takes us to our interview with Linda Hiesiger and Mike Fedora concerning the clever idea of putting a dump over one of Easthampton's water supplies. Talk about planning ahead!
On the Bus Stop Billboard:
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Thursday, Aug 21 & 28, 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Weekly Green Energy Vigil.
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We will be here every week until Vermont Yankee is closed. Come join US! Call 802-387-4060
Thursday, Sept 4, 5pm. Franklin County Parade No Nukes contingent.
Downtown, Greenfield, MA. Start off from the Greenfield Middle School parking lot. Join the Wrecked Honda Insight painted "Vermont Yankee an Accident Waiting to happen" Join the Solar Rollers on Bicycles! We can Replace Entergy's Vermont Yankee! Help hand out Literature! For info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 13th from 9 to 1 it’s Hazzardous Waste Day at the Montague Highway Garage, the Rt. 2. Park and Ride in Charlemont, and the Town of Orange Transfer Station. To participate at any of the sites, residents must pre-register by September 5th. Registration forms will be available in local newspapers, at local town offices, and at most town transfer stations. Online registration forms may be completed at: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org. Call: (413) 772-2438
That about does us for another show. Next time: Living Off the Grid. Be your own utility company! (no fleet of trucks necessary). Until then remember: listen to your Mother!