Hazardous liquid carbon pipelines

There are many reasons why carbon, or CO2 pipelines, should not be built. Some I’ve written: https://quakersandreligioussocialism.com/?s=carbon+co2 My friend Mahmud Fitil maintains the Facebook group Iowa Carbon Pipeline Resistance Coalition @NoCCSIowa. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is not the answer to the climate emergency. CCS is unproven, dangerous and delays real solutions to the climate … Continue reading Hazardous liquid carbon pipelines

Iowa opportunity to significantly cut carbon emissions

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is working to get 1,000 of us to sign this petition to make the Des Moines City Council demand MidAmerican Energy commit to stop burning coal. MidAmerican is negotiating a new franchise agreement with Des Moines to secure a monopoly on supplying the city with energy. Sign our petition to … Continue reading Iowa opportunity to significantly cut carbon emissions

Iowa Carbon Pipeline Resistance

It was predictable that ridiculous schemes would appear now that the public can no longer ignore environmental chaos beginning to occur in so many, increasingly devastating ways. Learning the cause of these climate catastrophes is greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, the public is desperately calling for ways to reduce those emissions now. The … Continue reading Iowa Carbon Pipeline Resistance

Carbon pipeline opposition

WOW. This is the front page of today’s Des Moines Register and part of that story can be found below. After years of resisting pipelines, beginning in 2013 with the Keystone Pledge of Resistance, I am cautiously optimistic we might stop these carbon pipelines. Clearly there is much more attention paid to, and resistance from … Continue reading Carbon pipeline opposition

Survivors of Carbon pipeline explosion tell their stories

Last night I listened to the horrifying stories of three people who survived the explosion of a carbon pipeline in Satartia, Missisippi. One survivor suffered significant memory loss. Another has worsening asthma. Food and Water Watch Iowa and the Iowa Chapter of Sierra Club sponsored the event. Dan Zegart, who wrote the HUFFPOST article referenced … Continue reading Survivors of Carbon pipeline explosion tell their stories

My foundational stories: 1980’s to 2000’s

This is a continuation of a series of posts about the evolution of my foundational stories, which are related to the intersection between my Quaker faith, protecting Mother Earth, and photography. The dates in the title are approximations of this time when many things seem to have reached a plateau. I moved from one rented apartment to another, all in … Continue reading My foundational stories: 1980’s to 2000’s

Paradox of Mutual Aid

In response to a recent article I wrote, Ideological commitment to destroying life on Earth, there was an objection, that simply changing to another political system will not result in the changes we need. I had quoted George Monbiot. “Until we change our political systems, making it impossible for the rich to buy the decisions they … Continue reading Paradox of Mutual Aid

Public comments at Iowa Utilities Board

I was glad to see a number of friends, and others I don’t know, at yesterday’s monthly Iowa Utilities Board Meeting (IUB). Some traveled some distance. From Iowa City, for example. And yet, it is discouraging to see so few people engaged with things like this carbon pipeline resistance. Additionally, it is crazy to see … Continue reading Public comments at Iowa Utilities Board