Read the article in Eugene Register Guard about Senator Merkley's gift to the timber industry. In the 1980's it's agreed by most forest biologists not funded by the logging industry, that there was mass over-cutting of the forests in the Pacific Northwest. This O&C clear cutting bill is a gift to the timber industry at the cost of the people, clean water, air, biodiversity and long term economic health.
|These releases are in addition to the radioactive water seeping underground into the Pacific Ocean. The radioactive material that is continually being released is entering our food chain and will stay with us for decades to come, affecting millions. You won't find this news in the main stream propaganda outlets, but you can find the story online here.|
In 2007, President Obama vowed he would strive to "let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they're buying".
In 2013, after having placed former Monsanto VP Michael Taylor as head of the FDA, President Obama signs into law HR 933, which protects companies from having to label their genetically modified food.
|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.|
|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.|
|"We are cutting programs at a time of record inequality in our nation, and yes, they will hurt families in Oregon, some of these core programs that simply put food on the table," Merkley said. Oregonians will receive about $60 a month less in SNAP benefits. He still voted YES for the Farm Bill, as did Senator Wyden. On the other hand, Congressional Representative Peter Defazio's Eugene staffer remarked on a call that he voted NO on the farm bill because "it would hurt poor and hungry people".|