Shell Games; LN-Gas Pains & the TransPacific Job Drain...

Air Cascadia
program date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012

The latest from The Yes Men,

Go There!


On Tuesday, June 12th, Oregon LNG plans to hold an Open House in Warrenton, Oregon to discuss its plans. This Open House is not a FERC hearing. FERC does not plan to attend. Rather, Oregon LNG will likely use this Open House to promote its terminal and pipeline in one-on-one conversations with attendees.


Oregon's most recent 'Homer Simpson' Moment:

Regarding the Columbia River Crossing, the Oregonian wonders,  "How did the CRC get to this place? How did an organization with tens of millions of dollars to spend and years of time, whose mission in part is to facilitate marine cargo flows, mess up something so basic as an acceptable bridge height? "   As we say among the permaculture community, the solution is contained within the problem.  It's the tens of millions of dollars and the years of time.  The money was spent on consultants who clearly saw money as time.  Getting the thing built was as far as the thinking went.  No one asked what the future would look like.  No one considered the carrying capacity of the bioregion and no one stopped to ask where unchecked growth might lead. 

What is before us now is a relatively simple, obvious short term problem.  But it is symptomatic of the narrow short term mindset that has plagued the project from the get -go.

Now we learn that river traffic of significant height will not be able to get under the bridge.  



Monday, July 2 * 12:00 noon National Day of Action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

 While most Americans celebrate Independence Day, trade negotiators and corporate lobbyists from throughout the Pacific Rim will be meeting in San Diego over the week of July 4th for a major trade summit aimed at rushing the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) towards completion. In San Diego and throughout the country, labor, environmental, immigrant rights, family farm and Occupy activists will be coming together to take actions that drag the TPP out of the shadows and expose it to the light of day!

 Thank You Portland Indymedia! Thank You Oregon Fair Trade!


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