Monday night’s special meeting to ‘discuss’ providing a $1M tax abatement to Oregon Resources revealed an astonishing level of irresponsibility on the part of Coos County’s business community. Not one member speaking on behalf of the abatement even attempted to quantify how the local taxing districts or the county were better off without the tax […]
Economist Paul Krugman points out the dangerous after effects of trying to make government smaller The lights are going out all over America — literally…a country that once amazed the world with its visionary investments in transportation, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, is now in the process of unpaving itself: in […]
Have zero details to report except that everyone within a block north of the court house has almost no water pressure… Spoke with Kim in the police department and the water leaked to both reservoirs (gravity feed back?) and they are trying to build up enough pressure to allow limited usage by early this afternoon.
We were spared too much inconvenience at this house and I first heard about the water main/pipe rupture on Adams St while shopping at the Safeway. Alas, anyone unfortunate to smell the consequences of not maintaining the sewer system would not be surprised at a water system failure as well. The nation has long neglected […]
A quick update on the V-LIM. First, yesterday I gave a couple of talks on decentralized energy and setting up micro-grids to generate local energy and earn revenue to perhaps fund schools and local infrastructure. Again, keeping our dollars local rather than exporting them to investor owned utilities not only helps reduce our dependence upon […]
Governor Kulongoski’s Jobs and Transportation Act of 2009 should mean more money to Coos County and our local cities. Coos County $2,561,000 Bandon $112, 828 Coos Bay $565,358 Coquille $147,007 Lakeside $53,885 Myrtle Point $88,588 Norh Bend $342, 842 Powers $25,460 Read the entire report jobs_transp_act_2009_v2
Heat waves in Australia and ice storms in the US have caused recent wide spread blackouts to millions of customers dependent on the centralized grid system, seven hundred thousand in Kentucky.
President Obama is pushing an energy independent future to help create new jobs. During his weekly address he stated, â€œTo accelerate the creation of a clean energy economy, we will double our capacity to generate alternative sources of energy like wind, solar, and biofuels over the next three years. Weâ€™ll begin to build a new […]