The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is the classic example of a government agency in the hip pocket of the industries it is supposed to regulate. A case in point, as reported in this article in the The Oregonian: Feds say environmental and safety impacts of Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos Bay can be mitigated. As…Read more

A Symbol of Our Sick Culture

According to an AP story carried in The Oregonian, a man was found dead in his foreclosed home three months after he had passed away, apparently of a heart condition. His mummifying body was found by the cleaning service that the bank had hired. This is so symbolic of our general failure to take care of…Read more

IPCC Synthesis Report Cliff Notes

You don’t have time to read all 116 pages of the IPCC’s Climate Change 2014  Synthesis Report before the quiz? Here is a good quick rundown from Mark Fischetti at Scientific American: 29 Bullets Tell All about Climate Change. As you read it, keep in mind that as alarming as the findings are, this is…Read more