The whole world by now knows of Tim DeChristopher's brave act of civil disobedience who won bids totaling about $1.5 million on more than 10 lease parcels in December in an attempt to disrupt a U.S. Bureau of Land Management lease auction of 149,000 acres of public land in scenic southern and southeastern Utah. The … Continue reading Tim DeChristopher: An Act of Bravery. Your help is needed.
Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson began the crusade to eliminate bottle water in government facilities a few years ago:[Salt Lake City Mayor] Rocky [Anderson] targets waste of bottled water(http://www.polarisinstitute.org/salt_lake_city_mayor_rocky_anderson_targets_waste_of_bottled_water)Posted December 18, 2006 in [Water] Doug Smeath - Deseret Morning News Rocky Anderson is taking his fight for a more eco-friendly Salt Lake City … Continue reading US Mayors Agree to Phase Out Bottled Water
Aside from the devastating effects to residents in the midwest from the recent weather causing floods there, crops will be significantly effected this year.On the heels of a year long rise in corn prices due to the rising cost of crude oil, Corn is now at an all time high and other crops, such as … Continue reading The weather crisis in the midwest: effects on crops and fuel
While the price of fuel keeps climbing:big business owners advertise like oil was going to be around forever:I have seen planes like the ones above, as recently as today (May 11, 2008) pulling banners behind them advertising sports teams like Utah's Jazz (basketball) and the Bees (Baseball).I think we should be calling these people and … Continue reading The price of oil: It only affects some of us
It's kind of creepy to see that retailers have the power to ration food.... http://www2.nysun.com/article/74994 Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World By JOSH GERSTEIN Staff Reporter of the Sun April 21, 2008 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: … Continue reading Retailers in U.S. – Food Rationing?
I am urging everyone who supports community radio to express their opinion on the following: I love our local "radio-free" community radio station, KRCL. The program hosts are great (and all volunteer), music just about all day, Democracy Now! is played daily. I've been fortunate, too, to be able to record psa's in their studio … Continue reading KRCL partnering with Chevron????
Today's Deseret News has published a piece about the average gas price in Utah (see below). Thing is, oil was around $60 per barrel in the summer and gas prices were about the same as they are now that oil is up to about $80 per barrel. Very strange indeed.Average gas price in Utah now … Continue reading Gas prices
I've been participating in No Drive Day for three weeks now (I actually have been doing "no drive days" for several years now, just not as part of a project). It's difficult with the way our current mass transportation system is set up, but not impossible. Instead of 20 minutes to get to work in … Continue reading No Drive Day
Today I participated in the first "No Drive Tuesday", An anti-war protest. It is a challenge for me to get to work not driving a car in this valley, but I did it - and didn't miss any time doing so. I plan to participate every week. This is an ongoing non-violent action aimed at … Continue reading No Drive Tuesdays
Utah's five oil refineries are refusing to cooperate with requests for financial information from the Governor's office. As prices plummet at the gas pumps, Utah's oil refineries aren't diclosing how much money they are making. Utah's five oil refineries snubbed official requests for financial information — even inquiries that were part of an investigation ordered … Continue reading Mum’s the word with Utah Oil Refineries