FirstEnergy's Little blue Run Poison Pond continues to cause problems for the unfortunate folks who live near it. Rep. McKinley is pretending to demand action (umm... what?).
Green homes in Frederick, Maryland, are selling like hotcakes, proving that local renewables are big business that will help get the economy back on track. Note that "less regulation" and "building (unneeded) infrastructure" has yet to provide any boost to the economy, despite the overblown claims of business and government.
Read Sen. Joe Manchin's self-congratulatory speech bashing the EPA and showcasing his delusions of grandeur about his own actions, that he delivered to a captive audience at the John Amos coal-fired plant.
"In 2009, we passed a comprehensive energy plan called the Alternative and Renewable Portfolio Standards. As of January, all of our state's major utilities will meet the 2025 standards – this year. Thirteen years ahead of schedule."
Umm, Joe, that's because your RPS plan doesn't actually DO anything!
Last fall, Patience and I attended a Sierra Club conference where we gave a presentation about using humor in grassroots activism, featuring, of course, our three-year campaign against the PATH Project and some of the specific strategies we used. It's energizing (not to mention it puts a smile on your face!) to have a giggle at the expense of the ones making your life miserable during a long, drawn-out, grassroots campaign. We were thrilled to see Sierra Club roll out "Mr. Coal Guy" last week. Go check him out! Very funny! My favorite is the beach party video... "Come party with me and my coal executive friends!"
The love affair is certainly over between AEP & FirstEnergy. AEP announced this week that it is forming another joint venture with Great Plains Energy to build a bunch of new transmission lines, including some in the PJM region. Keep an eye on this because one of their future projects may show up in your backyard... money grubbing b@stards!
Enjoy the weekend, everyone!