No CO2 Pipelines in Iowa

Iowa Utilities Board (IUB)! See Our Power! You can download a copy of this poster here.!Avb9bFhezZpPjNEeBqI19Hk2DVMAkw Please join us July 12th, 8:30 am at the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) monthly board meeting. The board is preparing to handle permit requests for three hazardous carbon pipelines in Iowa. There are many reasons why carbon pipelines … Continue reading No CO2 Pipelines in Iowa

Hazardous liquid carbon pipelines

There are many reasons why carbon, or CO2 pipelines, should not be built. Some I’ve written: 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 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

Reject Learned Helplessness. Be at the IUB tomorrow.

If you’ve been involved in any sort of activism, you know the frustration of the lack of participation by others. One of my deepest frustrations has been related to the existential threat of environmental collapse. Fifty years ago, I moved to Indianapolis, and was horrified by the foul air, smog you could actually see, and … Continue reading Reject Learned Helplessness. Be at the IUB tomorrow.

Midwest Quakers and Native Peoples

The purpose of this brief history is background for a request from Sikowis (Christine) Nobiss for funds to support the documentary “They Found Us” that’s being done about her reservation’s residential school. George Gordon First Nation had the longest running residential school, which didn’t close until 1996. During the 2017 annual sessions of Iowa Yearly … Continue reading Midwest Quakers and Native Peoples

Banking on climate chaos

The increasingly dire environmental chaos is seen in many ways. Most recently in multiple days of tornado outbreaks in this country. In the increasingly dire warnings in the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. And yet the Biden administration is releasing a million barrels of oil a day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. And … Continue reading Banking on climate chaos

Eminent domain abuse again

Eminent domain is once again an issue as more pipelines are proposed to go through the state. These are called CO2 or Carbon pipelines. These pipelines should not be built, for many reasons. But the issue today is about the abuse of eminent domain for any reason. There will be an event related to this … Continue reading Eminent domain abuse again