"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
In order to appreciate the work of the Aldo Leopold Foundation , one has to have a knowledge and appreciation of the man for whom the foundation is named.
Ultimate corporate bailout - Repeal Price Anderson - Can America taxpayers afford to continue to insure nuclear reactors?
A recent 2011 property value study of property values within the 50 miles radius of Indian Point is $8.5 trillion. Under the Price Anderson Act Indian Point is only insured for $12 billion. That is only .15% coverage.
Report: 26 U.S. Companies Not Paying Federal Income Tax
The latest update estimates that all but four of the 30 Fortune 500 companies that paid an average negative federal income tax rate from 2008 to 2010 continued to do so for 2011. Among the companies listed are Pepco Holdings and General Electric.
Fracking is now suspected of causing earthquakes according to the USGS. There is enough evidence for a direct correlation between fracking injection wells and increased siesmic activity in the area along faults. Fracking increases the siesmic activity in areas where there has been very little activity for many hundreds of years. This brings up an alarming reality regarding fracking and nuclear power facilities. Most nuclear facilities are designed with the pre fracking data regarding earthquake resistance.
Goes into effect. Where will that money we collect on the rich. Where will it go? Pay down the Debt or extra money to pay for other useless program? Surpose you collect $38 Billion from this new tax. What would you use it on? And why was he not behind the President today?
Severn Trent until a few years ago owned all the water testing laboratories (at least the big ones) in the United States, the chain is now called TestAmerica. I don't know if it's still a part of Severn Trent.
In the UK they are a primary water service provider..
TestAmerica did all the Exxon Alaska oil spill samples in their Denver lab 20 years ago, and guess who Exxon sent the Horizon samples to from the Gulf spill? You got it.
They of course were not allowed to discuss any of the results.
European infrastructure planning, that dis-invests from nuclear energy industry, because of environmental dangers, as Japan proved, and facilities only designed for 50 yr. 'warranty' speaks eloquently (wonderfully?), I think, against the ambitions of the Iranian regime, without resorting to arguments against an 'arms race' threatening the mid-east region.
Any future reference to the Stand Your Ground Law should be referred to as The Jeb Bush Stand Your Ground Law. He needs to have this hung around his neck to wear forever.
all Buffett did was regurgitate what Regan said over 30 years ago. I wonder why Buffett has not done anything about his concerns>>>>>> Once again we get talk talk talk talk talk - NO ACTION. From ThinkProgress War Room:
So our President, mainly, has wasted our money on programs and upcoming federal government programs (I wouldn’t doubt we really don’t need some of them) is asking our millionaires and billionaires to pay what our President and his members to pay for their mistakes. So how will we know once we reach zero in debt they (The President and members of Congress) wont do it again?
Media Manipulation: Public TV airs show misinforming public on cause of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster; no word on when BP will finally clean up the Gulf.
And Fukushima continues to burn.