This is a truly disturbing story and I am sure this isn’t the worst of cases. Be sure to read the entire post. The link included in the quote section is her personal blog.
During the last twenty-four hours I have probably experienced the greatest humiliation to which I have ever been subjected. During these last twenty-four hours I have been handcuffed and chained, denied the chance to sleep, been without food and drink and been confined to a place without anyone knowing my whereabouts, imprisoned. Now I am beginning to try to understand all this, rest and review the events which began as innocently as possible.
A friend of mine suggested I watch “Who Killed the Electric Car”. I said I would but didn’t get around to it until this week. If you haven’t seen it you can check it out here. If you have seen it, don’t you find it insulting that the Bush Administration, EPA and the Auto Industry are still playing the US with their imaginary environmental policies. The gig is up and it is more than clear that wallets and ego not common sense run this country. We could already be energy independent and have much cleaning air quality. Hey but maybe that’s the sequel, “They Killed the Electric Car”. It would seem Mr. Bush is giving the finger to the 17 states wanting tougher rules when it comes to the usage of fossil-fuels. Not very presidential, Mr. Bush. Maybe we aren’t showing enough love to oil companies.
Wall Street Journal-The Bush administration blocked California’s plan to put tighter limits on automobile tailpipe emissions, handing a victory to the auto industry on the same day the president signed an energy bill that mandates the biggest boost in federal fuel-efficiency standards in more than 30 years.
Late yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson blocked California from going further than the federal government does in curbing auto emissions that contribute to global warming, setting up a clash with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The moves indicate the Bush administration is satisfied with the energy bill’s 35-miles-per-gallon standard for new cars by 2020 and may curtail efforts at EPA and three other federal agencies to address CO2 emissions from passenger vehicles. Still, the actions are unlikely to stanch a movement by 17 states that want to set their own, tougher rules aimed at cutting fossil-fuel burning by vehicles.
Great news everyone. The Towns of Creedmoor and Stem both said NO to the NBAF. Both towns had a vote of 4 to 1. A majority indicative of the number of opponents, that is if you are asking the people who will have to live around the bio hazard, I mean lab. Raleigh disclosed yesterday that it to has some unanswered questions for DHS. Specifically, the effects on the water supply. Duh!, what has GNAT been saying for months. “It’s the Water Stupid“.
WRAL- Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker said city leaders want to ensure that it doesn’t pose a threat to the Falls Lake watershed. The headwaters of the lake, which serves as Raleigh’s primary reservoir, stretch into southern Granville County near Butner.
“We don’t want anything coming out of the lab, inadvertently or otherwise, that might affect our water supply,” Meeker said. “It does affect the whole Triangle area, not just Butner or that surrounding area. It could affect the air or water quality throughout the area.”
Nearby residents already have banded together to block the lab from coming to Butner. The federal government is expected to select the site for lab next fall.
The News and Observer has a piece on Kathryn and John. Also touches on GNAT and the Durham Council meeting today.