Verizon Wireless needs to reconsider its “Friends and Family” feature–or, even better, it should withdraw its support for Massey’s Energy’s outrageously bogus “Friends of America” rally on Labor Day Weekend.
Do 87 million Verizon Wireless customers, stockholders, and its Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility department know that their company is a co-sponsor of next week’s climate-change-denying union-busting pro-mountaintop removal rally organized by Massey Energy in Logan, West Virginia? Here”s the link.
(And what about Greenebaum Doll and McDonald, another sponsor, “a top 200 trademark law firm”–look for your most surprising sponsor.)
Does the Environmental Defense Fund, which recognized Verizon’s Green Initiatives–to save energy, support solar and other renewable energy sources, and lower its greenhouse gas emissions–know that Verizon Wireless is sponsoring the featured speaker, Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who is one of the most infamous global warming-deniers?
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In a major victory for public health and the environment, the Senate defeated three dirty amendments on Thursday. One would have forced the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline for tar sands oil. One would have delayed the cleanup of the second largest source of toxic industrial air pollution. And one would have expanded offshore drilling.
These measures would have filled our air with more dangerous chemicals and threatened the livelihoods of farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and tourism workers with contaminated water and oil spills.
Fortunately, the Senate chose to protect the interests of American people instead of bowing to the pressure of dirty industries.
Big Oil was the biggest loser in Thursday’s votes. It pushed hard for Senator Hoeven’s (R-ND) amendment designed to override the nation’s long-standing environmental review process and force the approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The lawmakers who voted for the Keystone XL amendment received a total of $17.2 million from oil interests since 1999. That’s an average of $308,000 per senator. Taken together, the Senators who voted in favor of the tar sands pipeline accepted more than 500 percent more oil money than those who voted against it.
Yet even after pouring all that money into Congress, the oil industry could not change the fact that the country doesn’t want to rush to judgment on a massive dirty energy project — especially one that will have sweeping consequences for America’s air, water, and climate.
NEW YORK, Feb 16 (Reuters) – A German shorthaired pointer named CJ won “Best in Show” at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York on Tuesday, besting more than 2,700 contestants over the two-day competition.
Westminster, which is the second longest continuously running sporting event in the United States behind the Kentucky Derby, drew entries from nearly 200 breeds and varieties and more than a dozen countries this year.
“I couldn’t believe it,” CJ’s owner Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, from Temecula, California, said about the win. CJ stood stoically by her side and was occasionally rewarded his favorite chicken treats.
“This is what we go to bed dreaming about.”
Nunes-Atkinson breeds German shorthaired pointers, medium-to-large size hunting dogs native to Germany, but she said she always knew three-year-old CJ was special.
“He’s an old soul,” she said. Her champion dog will now head back home and celebrate the win with his best friend, a whippet named Ramona.
CJ, who pranced across an expansive show floor at Madison Square Garden, will also receive a trophy and later embark on a media tour as the show’s champion. A Borzoi, named Lucy, was runner-up.
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On Monday, the first night of events, Lucy the Borzoi won in the hound group; a flat-faced and pudgy bulldog named Annabelle won in the non-sporting group; Rumor, a spirited German shepherd won in the herding group; and a silky-haired shih tzu named Panda won in the toy group.
CJ won the sporting group; a Skye terrier named Charlie, won in the terrier group; and a white and fluffy Samoyed, named Bogey, won in the working group on Tuesday evening.
Head judge Dr. Richard Meen, a Canadian psychiatrist, said CJ had the intelligence and alertness he looked for in a winner. CJ “floated around the ring,” Meen said.
Last year, a friendly female beagle named Miss P won Best in Show, becoming the second of her breed ever to win the title.
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Last week was startling — but confusing — on the energy/water nexus innovation front. On energy, Governor Jerry Brown moved forward boldly, committing his state to cut its greenhouse gas pollution by 40 percent by 2030, declaring “I’ve set a very high bar, but it’s a bar we must meet….It’s a bar not only for California, but it’s a goal for other states, for the United States as a whole and for nations around the world. California is now setting the pace and we’re very serious about it.”
Brown’s creation of the strongest greenhouse goal to date outside the European Union was immediately trashed by the oil industry, which huffed, “What do you do, take 23 million cars” (now driving on California roads) “and cut that in half?” The California legislature’s response was to move forward legislation that would require the state to reduce its reliance on oil by 50 percent — by providing alternative, lower carbon fuels and vehicles, rather than reducing the state’s fleet.
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