New Year's Greetings Earthlings. Let's hope the next one isn't so.....um...fraught? May old acquaintances be forgotten in Washington and hope come alive in days to come. We are slimming down the blog as one of our New Year resolutions, inserting d.o.'s reading of his epic poem "2020 Hindsight" for a few of the usual segments. Karl Meyer will phone in with news of the river that runs between us and we will take you with us to witness our Fool-on-the-Hill and His Malignancy The Mad King and his enablers at their worst but first it's time for..........Revenge of the Critters! New Hampshire Libertarians meet Black Bears....at their peril.
This week's Fool-on-the-Hill is Arkansas Repugnican Rep. Bruce Westerman who came under fire for proposing a “Trillion Trees Act” that would pair a commitment to planting trees with a plan to increase logging on public lands. We guess Bruce thinks he's planning ahead.
Meanwhile at the other end of the Mall His Malignancy The Mad King is working on his sorry legacy. The League of Conservation Voters tell us His Malignacy's "...Interior Department has indicated that they are preparing to officially announce an expansion of offshore drilling near Southern California, Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, and a number of Mid-Atlantic states. The plan is being fast-tracked to ensure Trump can leave a legacy of opening up vast swathes of our coast to Big Oil." So, The Mad King escapes DC after making threats about declaring marshal law, giving free passes to his partners in crime and threatening to shut the government down at the same time he stirs up his crazed lunatic fringe to challenge the Jan. 6 Congressional election results event. Stay tuned!
After you hear from d.o. & Karl it's off to the Bus Stop Billboard:
Wednesday January 13, 2021. Energy Commissions Networking Call. MCAN is bringing together volunteer energy commissions to share insights and strategies for developing impactful local actions through the work of the commissions. Please contact Rose if you would like to join this call (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday January 14, 9am. DCR Stewardship Council meeting. All meetings are from 9-11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Public comment is usually around 9:30 am, after approval of the minutes. Anyone can make a 2-3 minute comment to the Council about a topic related to their oversight of DCR. To get on the list for offering a public comment, send an email to Lisa Barstow at the beginning of the meeting. email@example.com Zoom Meeting ID: 834 5403 8777 Password: 976809
Monday January 18, 2021 from 5-6pm. Social Media for Advocacy webinar. We will be presenting best practices on how to use social media for advocacy campaigns. Tips and tools will be presented. We want to make sure our advocates have these technology tools ready for the next legislative session! Please contact Rose if you would like to know more (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 – 8:30p.m. Climate Action Now presents "Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration Series -Beyond Stopping Emissions: How Healthy Soil and Plants Can Help Restore Climate Balance". Carbon Farming: Impact of Agrochemicals on Soils and Climate . with Ed Stockman of NOFA & Regeneration MASS. Register HERE
OK, we'll see you (we hope) next year. Just remember to listen to your Mother, OK?