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Fukishima aka Japan’s Chenyobl… and what does it mean for Colorado?

Well, it’s heating up. With the easiest way to measure and describe “radiation” : Heat. Temperature. Caloric Index. Right now it’s at the level to actually light concrete on fire. I was going to subtitle The Japan Syndrome but that … Continue reading

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Hickenlooper shows Animas River mine waste is as drinkable as fracking fluid.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper put on his usual demonstration of drinking a bottle of contaminated water to show that the Animas River is just as potable as FRACKING FLUID. What he has really shown is that the mine waste which … Continue reading

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Where does the Drake coal emissions plume go when you’re not watching?

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- We’ve seen the mapping of areas most vulnerable to the toxic emissions of Drake, our downtown coal plant. In particular we’ve learned that freezing temperatures mean that emissions aren’t dispersed according to best laid plans but instead … Continue reading

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Next time let’s start the Denver Cancer Race for the Cure at a cause: SUNCOR

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Suncor Energy delivers Canadian Tar Sands oil to Denver by hook or by creek

DENVER, COLORADO- Protesters from AIM, Idle No More, 350 Colorado, Deep Green Resistance, and Occupy lay siege to the Suncor Energey refinery, where what Canadian Tar Sands oil isn’t processed is spilled into Denver’s Sand Creek.

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Oil and Gas Lies

From Lotus: The oil & gas industry is similar to the tobacco industry – almost everything it tells us is a lie. It has even hired the same PR firm as the tobacco industry used. The biggest lie, and one … Continue reading

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Downtown Drake coal plant is not an eyesore, it hurts your heart and lungs

COLORADO SPRINGS- A downtown businessman’s quip about scenic postcards being marred by the prominently located Martin Drake COAL Power Plant gave local news patsies leeway to ignore community health risk complaints about the coal-fired facility in favor of the aesthetic.

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This Is Nuts: Colorado Springs Public Input Gagged On Gas and Oil Fracking

Just in from Lotus: This is nuts. Not only is it nuts to allow a mostly unregulated, major polluting industry inside a city of half a million people, but also citizens are being largely gagged on this issue. Oil and … Continue reading

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CSU Martin Drake Coal Power Plant won’t need endless coal trains after all

COLORADO SPRINGS- Downtown merchants have asked the city to consider moving the Martin Drake Coal Power Plant to somewhere further afield, hopefully out of the fossil fuels racket entirely. Apparently that’s all it takes. Tomorrow CSU board president Scott Hente … Continue reading

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This glass is half fracked

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Creepy Congressman Doug Lamborn knows his pornography when he sees it

The image was one frame of a photo essay by photojournalist Katie Falkenberg illustrating the human toll of mountaintop removal mining, but Colorado’s own Congressman Doug “Tar-Baby” Lamborn called it child pornography and disallowed the evidence from being seen by … Continue reading

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Are Colorado Springs Citizens Being Gagged On Fracking Issue?

Our colleague Lotus has initiated some fruitful correspondence on the subject of the still-impending fracking of the Pikes Peak region. In light of the City’s abrupt cancellation of the May 17 public hearing, we’ll present excerpts of his emails and … Continue reading

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Chicago agrees to close two coal plants

What do you know, it worked!

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Close this poison cloud maker now!

OCCUPIED COLO. SPRINGS- Meet at Confluence Park on Friday 3PM. http://www.facebook.com/events/164143430357190/

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What percentage of a partially eaten donut would YOU bet…

That the chemical spill which has currently gotten Monument evacuated… is going to be neatly and safely taken care of and that you’re not going to be in any danger from it? Because the Chemical Industry, especially those divisions most … Continue reading

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Dit Fromage!

Ah, photography and cheese, together again. In French. New concept, Calendar Girls posing with … CHEESE! It doesn’t translate very well, culturally, or didn’t. “Say Cheese” becomes “Dit Fromage! Dit Fromage!” Warning, the webpage is in French. So for those … Continue reading

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Oil Company and Military “job creation” in the Springs..

Are going to go to… people who already work for the oil companies and the Military Industrial Complex. The (God this is a stupid term) Surge in employment is of the trickle down variety. Like the ghost of Reagan pissing … Continue reading

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“Clean” Coal on defensive, downplaying REAL Clean power

So they’re spending a few hundred million nationwide promoting their bid for MORE unsupervised unregulated Mountaintop Removal Coal (and other minerals) Extraction, with the accompanying subsidies they’ll get if WHEN the Tame Departments of Interior, Defense and Energy and the … Continue reading

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Can’t Trust Goobers, part 2: Lettuce Spray

Another outbreak of e-coli in lettuce traced so far back to farms in Arizona. This is very nearly the scenario from summer before last, with tomatoes and Jalapeño peppers. That was blamed on Illegal Aliens pooping in the fields. Had … Continue reading

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Military Intelligence Inaction

The Coast Guard is going to set fire to the oil slick from the Deepwater corporate boo-boo. Deliberately. You know, the Coast Guard DO get first pick of the finest confiscated Recreational Psychopharmaceuticals. While their official Irrationale is that they’ve … Continue reading

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Happy Earth day, to us!

Four decades in the making, and at the FIRST Earth Day suggestions were made to stop destroying Earth. Which, since any habitable Other Planet is decades in the future, and Earth happens to be our ONLY life support mechanism until … Continue reading

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Homeless is an adjective…

Perhaps that’s a difficulty some might have with the People who are homeless. Homeless is not a pronoun like he or she or me or thee or we. It’s like when somebody is called an “intellectual” and usually in a … Continue reading

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The Toilet Paper Bears – A Fitting Analogy for once.

So, leave aside the notion that male bears tend to eat their offspring. It’s a little too graphic for the anthropomorphists But one of their new themes is Poppa Bear and Little Bear in a rowboat fishing. Little Bear gets … Continue reading

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Rick GoodHair Perry says Texas ‘doing all they can”

On Pollution. Bullshit. They haven’t made access to Public Transportation mandatory. In Tarrant County the only towns served by light rail are Ft Worth, Richland Hills and Hurst. The Richland Hills and Hurst stations are really across the line in … Continue reading

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New Smog regulations… only a couple of hours old…

And the Right Wing Noise Machine is already screaming and whining about how not being allowed to force US to breathe THEIR pollution is “TYRANNY!” I wonder how many of them have private wells on their fortified properties, and if … Continue reading

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