The Great Carbon Boondoggle

I’ve written about a new report from the Oakland Institute titled The Great Carbon Boondoggle, which focuses on the resistance to Summit’s CO2 (carbon) pipeline here in the Midwest. Summit is one of three proposed CO2 pipelines, so far, to be built in the Midwest. (See: Oakland Institute Report) Boondoggle: work or activity that is wasteful or pointless … Continue reading The Great Carbon Boondoggle

Carbon pipeline safety meeting

Public meetings about carbon pipeline safety are being held today and tomorrow in Des Moines. These meetings are sponsored by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). (See: ). CO2 Safety Public Meeting 2023 This public public meeting and forum on carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline safety is entitled: “CO2 Public Meeting 2023.” The … Continue reading Carbon pipeline safety meeting

What should be non-negotiable

We have a choice for future generations. This morning is particularly devastating for me because of the bartering for approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in exchange for support of the legislation around the debt ceiling. The Biden administration says MVP is an important part of U.S. energy security. I know the pieces of … Continue reading What should be non-negotiable

Another Writer on AI

I’ve recently been exploring the uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI) (See: It quickly became apparent there are major positive and negative aspects of AI. I share the grave concerns of many about the dangers of AI. The ultimate being robots with AI learning how to “take over” the world. Perhaps deciding humans need to … Continue reading Another Writer on AI

Carbon Capture update 4/4/2023

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) continues to be promoted as an important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. There are many reasons why CCUS is not a viable solution, as described in detail in a new report from the Oakland Institute titled The Great Carbon Boondoggle. I … Continue reading Carbon Capture update 4/4/2023

Moribund imperialism vs successful socialism led by China

What do you know about China? I’m beginning to learn how little I know. I’m just beginning to learn about socialism with Chinese characteristics, so I don’t know how successful socialism is there. I recently wrote about a new text called Eight Contradictions in the Imperialist ‘Rules-Based Order’, (see: Contradictions of the Imperialist ‘Rules-Based Order’). I have … Continue reading Moribund imperialism vs successful socialism led by China


Doesn’t it seem that we are in a time when many swollen tributaries are coming together, causing massive flooding? Not only literally from environmental chaos. While I’ve been devasted by the killing of land defender Manuel Teran Tortuguita in Atlanta, there is the emerging story of yet another police murder, that of Tyre Nichols in … Continue reading Confluence


NOTE: I am truly blessed to have many Indigenous friends, many who are involved in the Great Plains Action Society (GPAS), including the founder Sikowis Nobiss. As a White person I’ve tried hard to learn how to appropriately engage with my friends. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve written a lot about my experiences, hoping other White … Continue reading INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES RISE TO RESIST CARBON PIPELINES

Pipeline Resistance: Landowner Harassment and Field Damage

Yesterday I wrote an introduction to one of the key elements of the Buffalo Rebellion’s work that was discussed during a recent community call via Zoom, i.e. carbon (CO2) pipeline resistance. The call was to build upon this new coalition’s first year of work together, and plans for the future. Resistance to the proposed carbon … Continue reading Pipeline Resistance: Landowner Harassment and Field Damage

Buffalo Rebellion Community Call: Carbon Pipeline Resistance

Care for Mother Earth and all our relations is why the Buffalo Rebellion coalition was formed. Most of us have been fighting against fossil fuels for many years. In 2013 I was one of about four thousand people in this country trained as Action Leads in the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance. That pipeline was … Continue reading Buffalo Rebellion Community Call: Carbon Pipeline Resistance