Greetings Earthlings! Out of the Valley on vacation? Don't forget you can catch us on the webstream. No matter where you are, do you know what's in the water coming out of your tap? (Didn't we already ask you that?). Whistle-blower and Director of New England Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Kyla Bennett calls in with the low-down. And, The New Boss's signing statements are starting to look like the old boss's signing statements. We'll checkout The Enviro Show Echo Chamber with Jim Hightower on the invasion of the FrankenTrees! Also, the Quote of the week, but first it's time for..... Revenge of the Critters! Mum attacked by killer chipmunk!
In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find Big Oil taking the cue from the far-right Astroturf screamers. They want to disrupt public events. Also, Jim Hightower scares the beejesus out of us with tales of the invasion of the FrankenTrees!
Soooo, you thought all those Bush Era signing statements and the scourge of the "unitary executive" were behind us? Think again! In our "Meet the New Boss" segment: Obama's embrace of Bush tactic riles Congress.
This timely Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Rachel Carson:
"In the age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind to even his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference".
In our E-Valley-uation segment: remember The Blob? Well after it terrorized small town PA back in '58 the U.S. Army dropped it in the Arctic thinking it would stay frozen forever, right? Arctic? Global Warming? Well......it's baaaack and it's right HERE in the Valley! And YOU can become one of its' victims!! We're taking The Blob to Pittsburg for the G20 at the end of September and YOU are invited to accompany it! Just drop us an email saying you want to babysit The Blob and we'll get back to you. The address is: email@example.com. ALSO This: there's an effort is underway to gut the Mass. Endangered Species Act!
"Head of the River"by Eliot Bronson from "101 Subtle Ways" takes us to our interview with Kyla Bennett. Recall Kyla's efforts last year to keep more drugs and personal care products out of Massachusetts waters? No? Tune-in then!
Finally, we have a gander at the Bus Stop Billboard:
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6 pm. Springfield Biomess meeting at Arise 467 State St. Call 455-3829 for information.
Thursday, August 20, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date: Friday, August 21, 2009) Herp Search! Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 25 South Pleasant Street,
Amherst. We’ll visit a variety of habitats in the local area, searching for snakes and turtles, salamanders and frogs. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.
Wednesday, August 26, 7:30 - 9:30am. Morning Nature Walk. Participants will meet at the bird bath outside the main entrance to the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls by the bridge. For more information, call 413.863.3221 or visit www.greatfallsma.org.
Wednesday August 26, 7pm. MELTDOWN: VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL. Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut St, Springfield. A dramatic presentation of the stories of survivors of the disaster at Chernobyl, read by local activists including Sr. Jane Morrissey SSJ, Jeannine Haas, Frances Crowe, Ruth Hooke, and Chris Rohmann. Donation welcome. Sponsored by AFSC, Arise for Social Justice, Traprock, CAN, Peace Pagoda, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Enviro Show.
Friday, September 18 at 7pm. Bread & Puppet Cabaret! A benefit for the South Amherst Conservation Association.
Three IMPORTANT reasons to go to Pittsburgh, PA:
*September 20-25 Three Rivers Climate Convergence: United for Environmental Justice. Check it out!
*September 21-23 International Coal Conference
*September 24-25 G-20 Summit. Go to: resistg20.org/
We are so out of here. Next time we rewind your mind with Cape Wind: the right project in the WRONG place! Until then, remember.....(are you listening Cape Wind believers?)...LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!