Monday, November 26, 2007

Conservative? Not when it comes to energy!

One of the things that always infuriated me about Ronald Regan was that upon arriving at the White House he ordered the solar panels that Jimmy Carter had installed taken down. How short sighted was this so-called great American President? Apparently very short sighted! If the U.S. government had subsidized alternative energy to a fraction of the degree that we subsidized agriculture, the auto industry or defense contractors, to name a few, we would be light years ahead of the rest of the world today and a true leader in the stewardship of the planet.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

58,000 Gallons of Heavy Crude Oil

We've been dealing with oil spills in the U.S. for more than 20 years. You would think we'd have figured out how to protect our rivers, bays, harbors and oceans from these environmental disasters that kill wildlife, destroy habitats, as well as damage local economies.

The San Jose Mercury News has published a story on how to help. You can also consider a gift to Audubon California who has a center on the bay and been involved in cleanup activities since the spill occurred.