Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

The Turd in The Punchbowl

Shortly after I got home yesterday, I received a message from the city of Portland that, until further notice, I and some 135,00o other westside Portlanders and suburbanites ought to boil our water before using it.  This being only the second time such an order has been issued here in our admittedly short history, I [...]

God Hates Fracks

The Washington Monument, National Cathedral, and, for good measure, a fault-straddling nuke plant have all been shut down by the DC earthquake yesterday, even as the media rushes on to the next thing with typical alacrity.  Of course, this is precisely the point; nothing to see here, and certainly no lesson to be learned.  No [...]

Plastic Politics

UPDATED BELOW: More Democracy news…  or its opposite. In a stunning victory for the plastics industry that funded the initiative, Seattle voters yesterday voted to overturn a twenty cent surcharge on plastic bags previously passed by the city council.  Thus, a product so intrinsically crummy that it’s incapable of holding a box of cereal or [...]