|May 18th Associated Press article published online May 2014 on the status: basically the worst cleanup work still remains to be done with half of the money going to "operate" the facility instead of being used to actually clean anything up This comes on top of the ongoing DENIAL of worker's compensation to seriously ill Hanford workers, which should be a huge scandal.|
|Tabling for Earth Day 2014: A Climate for Change held in Eugene on Saturday April 19th was a success, thanks to the efforts of Lane County Chapter members Steven, Katherine, and Mary. There was quite a good turnout despite intermittent rain. The highlight of the day was a performance by The Norma Fraser Reggae Band featuring Lane Green Pat Driscoll on keyboards. True to her Jamaican heritage, Norma Fraser put on a great show and brought out the sun!|
|From the Guardian/UK but reported in Common Dreams "Obama's Epic Fail on Equal Pay: LGBT Need Not Apply? Executive actions are great. But not when they exclude millions. And especially when they don't live up to promises ... this represents an embarrassing stain on the Obama record. He promised to sign the executive order over six years ago. Yet he's still dilly dallying while his representatives continue to make up reasons for why he refuses to sign it. Each one lamer than the last."|
|According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, decommissioning a nuclear plant is permitted to take up to 60 years. San Onofre Nuclear Generating plant in southern California - located near the San Andreas earthquake fault and major urban areas - is finally being decommissioned. However, radioactive waste from San Onofre will be stored ON SITE for the foreseeable future!|
Monday, March 24, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore, issued the following statement on the Energy Department’s approval of Jordan Cove’s application to export liquefied natural gas from Coos County, Oregon:
“This announcement is exactly what Coos Bay, North Bend and America need: new jobs and new investment, while factoring in a changed geopolitical landscape through a case-by-case process."
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster and its impacts on land, sea and air, we redouble our stance against all nuclear development and deployment. The dangers are just too great for all of us and for the ground beneath our feet.
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|From Yahoo News March 4, 2014: Janet Murguia, who heads the National Council of La Raza ... called President Barack Obama the "deporter in chief," denouncing the administration's deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants. Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ... implored Obama to halt deportations for relatives of U.S. citizens, legal residents and young people who were brought to the country illegally by family members.|
|Saturday, March 15th 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Cozmic in Eugene, 199 W. 8th Ave. Eugene, Oregon. FILMS, SPEAKERS, RAFFLES, SILENT AUCTION,KID’S ACTIVITIES and more! Hosted by the Lane County Chapter of the Pacific Green Party, in collaboration with Beyond Toxics and Oregon Sustainable Beekeepers.|
It's taken millennia for the ancient ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest to become towering forests with rich soils, teeming biodiversity and the ability to support clean water, clean air, salmon, game, climate stability, sustainable living and the carefree Northwest lifestyle we take for granted. Nevertheless, Oregon’s own elected Democrats seem bent on cutting down our last ancient forests. Here are some legislative highlights -- and pay no heed to the euphemistic bill handles.Continue reading