Thursday, August 24, 2017

Another Enviro Show Birthday Show

Greetings Earthlings. We've been acting out about the Climate Crisis and the War Against Nature for well over a decade now and we realize like many 12 year-olds we can be annoying at times, right? (Checkout our very first show blog HERE). In any case, would you like to come to our B-day party? David Detmold is coming, back from his Bike for Standing Rock trip. We'll have cake and party favors and we'll hold a treasure hunt to find our Fool-on-the-Hill and The Mad King, as well as fun and games in the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, but first it's time for........Revenge of the Critters! Your pet may have fleas but you better hope you don't run into "sea fleas" this summer.

Let's play Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Mad-King at our birthday party, OK? The first pin is for the "1,000 lies" His Malignancy told in "200 days". Ouch! Pants on fire!!  Wait, lets stick this pin in his pants: The Mad King Kills Study of Mountain Top Removal. Of course there's always plenty of pins for his ongoing war on science. And this: Just in time for hurricane season His Malignancy revokes an Obama rule on flooding. It will be hard to pin this one on The Mad King 'cuz it's a moving target, but hey, give it a try. OK, are you ready for another moving target? Stick a pin in His malignancy's fascist infrastructure scheme! Maybe we should start a new segment like Headlines We Wish We Wrote? Try this: "Trump Staffer Responsible for Finding Positive News Stories Resigns". Finally this:  "Trump's Council on Environmental Quality has no members at all"  which pretty much says it all.

We have a Quote of the Week from EPA Destroyer, Scott Pruitt:

“Science should not be something that’s just thrown about to try to dictate policy in Washington, D.C.”   (Why bother with science when we have "alternative facts", right? ).

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This week’s Fool-on-the-Hill is Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Repugnican-FLA) who said: "I know there's a lot of money to be made on the bandwagon of global warming, you can make movies, documentaries, get a lot of research money—and that's okay, I love capitalism… My fear is using the bandwagon of global warming to have Congress act on some knee-jerk reaction which will please some editorialists, will hurt our economy, will not do anything to help us in the future."

We have some Breaking News that will be updated as Hurricane Harvey hovers over coastal Texas. On Day 4 the National Weather Service say's Harvey is "beyond anything experienced". Now there's reports of "unbearable chemical smells hanging over parts of Houston". And now the first reported gas spill from none other than Kinder Morgan has come in HERE. Did we mention that "the National Hurricane Center has been without a head since its director left in May", no? How about the fact that Houston has been a sitting duck for years and one did anything to save it? Stay tuned!

We got a B-day present sitting just inside the door of The Enviro Show Echo Chamber! Here it is!  Wait, there's another gift right over there. Two gifts of good news from judges in one show? Thanks, your honors. Remember those activists who shutdown emergency turn-off valves of the five pipelines running from Canadian tar-sands oil fields into Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, and Washington last October? Orion Magazine has done a piece on it titled "One Good Turn". Our friend Karl Meyer has a new commentary on the beleaguered dead reach on the Connecticut River at Peskeomskut. Maybe our guest will help us connect some dots regarding that sacred place. Yikes! More good news? "9 Northeastern states agree to further power plant cuts" (given that the present occupants in the White House of Lies are enemies of the planet).

After our conversation with David it's on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

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Every Tuesday, Noon to 1pm. Weekly TD Bank Vigil to pressure TD to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline. 324 Main St., (near Federal St corner)
Greenfield, MA.


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Wednesday, August 30, 2 - 5pm. Water Ceremony at Lower Spectacle Pond Dam, Otis State forest, Sandisfield, MA. Water Ceremony led by Jake Singer will take place this Wednesday at 2 PM at Lower Spectacle Pond. #Pleaseshare #AllNationz #WaterisLife #MniWiconi #WaterProtectors #Neciihiinetit


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Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 11:00am.-2:00 pm. “No Escape from the Cape” anti-nuke standout at the Sagamore Bridge Cape side. Coming to the Cape is easy.  For those on the Cape, leaving around 9:00 AM is a good time.  Traffic seems to build up around 10:00. We gather earlier with coffee and muffins on the green.  After the rally, we head to the British Beer Co. on 6A in Sandwich for pizza and libations.  Contact Susan at scarpenter1103@gmail.com/774.268.1695 or Diane at 508.776.3132

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Wednesday. September 13, 6:30pm, Forbes Library, Northampton. “Here’s to Flint”  a film about what happened in Flint and the importance of public maintenance of water infrastructure by cities and towns to prevent what happened in Flint. Water safety problems have been detected in the Pioneer Valley. Speakers to kick off the post-film discussion include: Mary Ann Babinski, Westfield city councilor who will talk about water safety problems closer to home with activists from Westfield Residents Advocating for Themselves (WRAFT); and David Ahlfeld, Prof. of Civil and Environment Engineering, UMass Amherst.


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Saturday, September 16 at 11am. - 3pm. A Flotilla of Boats to Occupy Spectacle Pond! Lower Spectacle Pond, Cold Spring Road, Sandisfield, MA. More than a half million gallons of water from Spectacle Pond will soon be siphoned off by Kinder Morgan to test their fracked gas pipeline. Through our presence, we will bear witness to the beauty of Spectacle Pond, protest its despoilment, and resist the fossil fuel industry’s continued degradation of our precious collective resources for private profit. Call Joan Levy at 413 256-0175
• Bring kayaks, canoes, rowboats, rafts, paddle boards.
• Bring your own lunch.
• All participants assume liability for their own safety — bring a PFD.
• This a family-friendly, public action: Protectors unite!
• Heavy rain cancels the event.


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Tuesday, September 19, 1 - 3:30pm. Committee Hearing - RPS Bills (Renewable Portfolio Standard). Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Room A-2 (# may change), Boston, MA. Testify in support of increasing the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to achieve at least a 50% renewable electricity by 2030 WITHOUT biomass incineration. See: https://www.dogwoodalliance.org/2017/03/media-release-the-great-american-stand-us-forests-and-the-climate-emergency/ 



September 23, 9:00am - 4:00pm. Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War. Hadley Farms Meeting House. 41 Russell Street, Rt 9, Hadley, MA  01035 Map
A symposium on the issues of climate change and nuclear war. Featured: Bill McKibben—350.org; Nitin Damle—American College of Physicians; Michael Klare—Peace and World Security Studies Program, Five Colleges; Jennifer Leaning—Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Zia Mian--Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University; Ira Helfand—Physicians for Social Responsibility; Marty Nathan—Climate Action; John Loretz—International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  Get tickets here: https://secure.psr.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1898&ea.campaign.id=72648 


 That is all....for now. Thanks for all the B-day wishes. Until next time remember: Listen to your Mother!

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