Tag Archives: Enbridge

Thresholds

What’s your threshold?  – Derrick Jensen In private conversations and on public boards, I’m hearing, and I’m asking, “what’s it gonna take for people to do something?” Whether it’s out of control police or spying or extraction or pollution……all of … Continue reading

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A Political Odyssey

Once upon a time, many years ago, I was a registered Democrat.  I was born liberal, from parents who were.  I am a coal miners granddaughter, and in the house where my father was born were three portraits.  One of … Continue reading

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Collapse in Progress

“People are tragically caught if they have to destroy their own country in order to make a living.”   Wendell Berry My, what a week! Four pipeline explosions occurred this week, in New Jersey, Kentucky, Texas and Pennsylvania.  The one in … Continue reading

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Calling for Justice

An Open Letter to the Honorable William Collette: I have seen the letter signed by Drs. Mann and Hansen and Bill McKibben on behalf of Vicci Hamlin, Barbara Carter and Lisa Leggio.  I’m a nobody from nowhere, but since I’m … Continue reading

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Beware the Treaties

When I opened the shades this morning, I was greeted by a monochromatic world.  Michigan is covered in snow.  Cloudy days are the norm.  The wind has been quite gusty, blowing snow all around. These are good days to stay … Continue reading

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Grandma Goes to Jail

If there is any common ground to be found in human beings anymore, it might be around survival. We must have clean water to survive.  This is so basic, so fundamental, that there should be no disagreement about it.  We … Continue reading

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Sociuspaethocene

It’s almost official.  The Keystone XL pipeline is going to be “approved”, a nice way of saying rammed down our throats. After that, the Northern Gateway – Enbridge’s pipeline – guaranteed to leak and pollute Lake Michigan. After that, who … Continue reading

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