Published on Thursday, August 06, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer An oil pipeline spill along the Santa Barbara coast this spring may have been up to 40 percent bigger than originally estimated, documents made public Wednesday revealed. The quarterly earnings report for Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline disclosed that as many as 143,000 gallons of […]
Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Common Dreams, by Lauren McCauley, staff writer In what has been described as an unprecedented grassroots mobilization, activists, environmental groups, and others concerned about the future of the Pacific coast this week are rallying to support a First Nations court battle to block the construction of the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline. “First Nations […]
Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) broke its own internal rules when it spied on Keystone XL opponents in Texas, violating guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming overly involved in complex political issues, a new report by the Guardian andEarth Island Journal published Tuesday […]
Keystone PipeLIES Exposed from Center for Media and Democracy on Vimeo. This film, produced by the Center for Media and Democracy, debunks the claims of proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline regarding jobs, energy security, gas prices, safety, and climate change. More information about this film and research project, “Keystone PipeLIES Exposed,” at pipeliesexposed.org.
A fund balance of $8 million remains that can be used to offset mitigation or used on capital improvements or used to pay down the principle owed for the original $27 million bond portion of the $51 million pipeline. The commission appears to be leaning toward paying down the bond.
Tim Bishop, candidate for commissioner, position 2, is proud of his role in the $51 million county owned pipeline. The pipeline, as everyone knows, has shown zero return on investment, doesn’t generate tax revenue, hasn’t brought any jobs or new industry and cost the county millions in restoration fees. Last year the commissioners looked to […]
Southport Lumber originally moved to its North Spit location to take advantage of enterprise zone property tax exemptions. According to October 2009 Port minutes the intended use for the thirty-three acres is to establish a whole log chipping facility and is projected to add twelve local jobs.
Four people were dead, including a four month old baby and another person remained missing Thursday after a natural gas explosion and subsequent fire that destroyed six homes in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Coos County BOC to consider the Adoption of Findings for Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Conditional Land Use Permit tomorrow. We will see if the commissioners have learned anything from the 12″ pipeline ‘fiasco’ as Stufflebean rightly calls it. Will the commission vote to accept the findings of hearings officer Andrew Stamp and allow the rights […]