Another edition of KBOO's locally produced environmental series: Our Backyard. This edition: Two sides present their case on the climate change issue; both with PNW connections. Take your choice: fear and denial or hope and responsibility.
Today, Scott Forrester's guests are Rick Lovely, Manager of the Gray's Harbor Public Utility District (www.ghpud.org), and Fergus Pylon, former manager of the Columbia River PUD (www.crpud.net). They will discuss "Electric Democracy", Democratic principals applied to electricity production, distribution, and sales, on a Non Profit, locally controlled basis.
Members of the Buffalo Field Campaign held a series of events this week to confront the National Park Service’s plan to slaughter hundreds of wild bison in Yellowstone National Park.The herd of 4,500 bison in Yellowstone is the last remaining herd of wild bison in the world.Reporter Christian Danielsen spoke with volunteer Mike Bowersox about the week of action.
Bill Resnick talks with energy expert Suzanne Hunt about the political economy and the enviirnomental impact of alternative energy, especially the pros and cons of biofuels. Hunt was the head of a project on biofuels for the World Watch Institute.
Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.” (St. Martin's Griffin)
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission On Thursday that they must study all alternatives to supplying natural gas to the region.He added that these studies must occur before any permits are issued for liquefied natural gas terminals in Oregon.The statement came a day after a public hearing was held in Astoria about the proposed terminals.Hundreds of people came to that hearing to voice opposition to the project.Their Concerns range from safety issues to whether the project would benefit the state. Dan Serres, with the Friends of Oregon Living Waters speaks here.