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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 […]

We need energy democracy in Coos County

We need energy democracy in Coos County

President-elect Donald Trump and Secretary Hillary Clinton share some common views, not the least of which is their mutual support for the fossil-fuel industry. Emails obtained from the US State Department by The Intercept revealed how Clinton, who received twice as much in contributions from oil than Trump, during her tenure as Secretary of State […]

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 […]

Time to step up our game

Time to step up our game

There is a touching story about a dying astronaut who plans to spend his remaining time on earth fighting global warming for his only grandchild. Piers Sellers visited the International Space Station three times and took twice as many spacewalks. His extraterrestrial perspective coupled with his science background helped him recognize how “climate change is […]

Earth needs a New Year’s Revolution

Earth needs a New Year’s Revolution

So far in 2016 an energy expert insists Jordan Cove will very likely receive its Record of Decision and described FERC as “a rubberstamp agency”. The World reported that from the State’s perspective if the project’s application meets all criteria “it gets the permit.” A Veresen representative added brutal emphasis to these harsh realities speaking […]

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 […]

Take heart, Jordan Cove just another pipe dream

Take heart, Jordan Cove just another pipe dream

All ye who are disillusioned and angry at our politicians’ and bureaucrats’ craven licking of Jordan Cove’s boots, take heart; don’t work yourselves into any more lathers over a process that never intended to turn down even the nastiest industrial promotion imaginable. Neither should you have been surprised that those politicians who got your vote […]

Final EIS is out. What now?

Final EIS is out. What now?

The FINAL EIS is out and of course finds no significant impacts from the proposed project. “We conclude that construction and operation of the Project would result in some limited adverse environmental impacts. However, most of these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels with the implementation of the applicants’ proposed mitigation measures and the […]

Did the export-import bank shoot Jordan Cove in the foot?

Did the export-import bank shoot Jordan Cove in the foot?

As my devoted readers know, especially those who have read my magnum opus “The JOB Messiahs”, we have suffered a long train of economic atrocities inflicted by bumbling bureaucrats who imagined they were creating Economic Development (Ecodevo for short). Forty years of local economic history show that they have produced the exact opposite of what […]

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