shopify traffic stats
Quantcast

Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future

image_pdfimage_print

Bob Main opposes giving power to the people

Bob Main opposes giving power to the people

Commissioner Bob Main perfectly demonstrates some of the difficulties contained within a representative democracy. Main, as reported in The World report “Ballot tactics target LNG plan” says he will not defend, if necessary, a democratically enacted local ordinance, namely Measure 6-162. The Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance “doesn’t appear like it […]

Maybe it is time to revoke our consent to be governed

Maybe it is time to revoke our consent to be governed

“Extending standing to the real party at risk of harm — the environment — would preserve “priceless bits of Americana” before they become “forever lost or are so transformed as to be reduced to the eventual rubble of our urban environment.” US Supreme Court Justice William Orville Douglas   During an especially heated primary debate […]

US Constitution may need more than amending. A major overhaul is in order

US Constitution may need more than amending. A major overhaul is in order

Common Cause, a pro-democracy advocacy group, is ringing alarms in a recent report that extreme right-wing political groups are planning to “shred the constitution” and are calling for an Article V Constitutional Amendment Convention. Citing organizations like ALEC and Compact for America, Common Cause warns that GOP controlled states are angling for the necessary 38 […]

Wall dares invoke the constitution

Wall dares invoke the constitution

Having attended the Salem No-LNG export rally referenced in pro-gas booster Mark Wall’s gushing praise of America’s regulatory process a certain irony is worth pointing out. Both sides are claiming that the same regulatory agencies and rule of law will either be their salvation from unwanted fossil-fuel development or the source of success for permitting […]

Saying NO to fossil-fuels, regulatory agencies are failing us

Saying NO to fossil-fuels, regulatory agencies are failing us

There was a lot of rejoicing last week amongst anti-gas activists when the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) upheld a Clatsop County decision to deny a pipeline construction permit to Oregon LNG on five points, including public safety. Providing for the health and safety of its citizens is, after all, a primary duty […]

Columbia County to have Rights Based Initiative on November Ballot

Columbia County to have Rights Based Initiative on November Ballot

Good news out of Columbia County. An initiative very similar to The Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance has been approved by the county clerk and is now out for a ballot title before they can begin to collect signatures. In Coos County weather and holidays hampered signature gathering but if we […]

Sustainable vs renewable and why ecosystems have rights

Sustainable vs renewable and why ecosystems have rights

The community rights discussion hosted by the Coos Commons Protection Council appears to have helped rally more troops to the cause of asserting local self governance. The community room at the Coos Bay Fire Hall was full to capacity and except for four pro-gas boosters everyone wanted to stop the Jordan Cove LNG project. Reasons […]

image_pdfimage_print