Monthly Archives: September 2010

Coal Ash: It’s What’s for Dinner

No trespassing took place. Plains Justice has a few photos of an old stone quarry in northeastern Iowa where coal ash from all three of Iowa’s regents universities is dumped, but it wasn’t easy. The overburden from the original quarry … Continue reading

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What Is Clean Energy?

The definitions are at least as numerous as the energy and environmental lobbyists swarming the Capitol at the mention of new energy or climate legislation. Some tout the enormous untapped potential of energy efficiency and conservation, others push renewables as … Continue reading

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Texas Pipeline Landowners Say “No Thanks” to Canadian Pipeline

Fresh in my inbox is a Texas Landowners Documentary, about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, available on YouTube. The Center for Energy Matters, which produced the video, is a little group of Oklahomans and Texans who have decided that a … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Right Relationship’

Eighteenth century Quaker John Woolman called for living in “right relationship” with the world as he witnessed to his generation against the evils of slavery, oppression, and materialism— which he warned were causing injury to future generations. Interpreting Woolman’s principle … Continue reading

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Power 2 the People

On Saturday afternoon I went down to Roberts, MT to attend the annual meeting of Beartooth Electric Cooperative with my aunt and uncle, who live south of Roberts in Beartooth’s service territory. The annual meeting was packed with hundreds of … Continue reading

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Speechless Sunday

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A little more about, if you haven’t had a chance to look at it yet. One of the cool new interactives on the site is called “Heatmap.” It shows you the size and intensity of coal mining across the … Continue reading

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