Jim Morris Environmental T-shirts Blog http://www.jimmorrisblog.com Buy them Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:25:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 122936237 Vote YES on 112- Put Health above Fracking http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/vote-yes-on-112-put-health-above-fracking/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/vote-yes-on-112-put-health-above-fracking/#respond Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:25:59 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1763 We are doing a fundraiser for Colorado Rising.  For every “YES on 112” shirts sold on our website, we will give $ 17 to Colorado Rising. For more info, to volunteer, or to donate, go to corising.org. Help pass Proposition 112. Wear this design in Colorado until election day Nov. 6 to encourage others to […]

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We are doing a fundraiser for Colorado Rising.  For every “YES on 112” shirts sold on our website, we will give $ 17 to Colorado Rising.

For more info, to volunteer, or to donate, go to corising.org.

Help pass Proposition 112. Wear this design in Colorado until election day Nov. 6 to encourage others to Vote Yes on 112.

Please ask your friends in Colorado to Vote Yes on 112.

Oil and gas fracking operations explode, catch fire, and spew out toxic chemicals near homes and schools. Fracking causes death, cancer, low birth weights, severe burns, and respiratory illness. Fracking also pollutes the water. This proposed law would require 2500 foot setbacks from homes and schools for new oil and gas fracking and drilling operations on private and state land. Currently, fracking can occur within 500 feet of homes. Most injuries from fracking occur within 2500 feet. 750 citizens gathered 172,000 signatures to put this on the Colorado ballot. Fracking produces methane, which is worse than CO2 as a “greenhouse gas” contributing to global warming. We need people power and donations to counter the $30 million the oil industry is spending against 112.

 

 

 

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Great Writer & Activist Sandra Steingraber to Speak on Fracking Dangers http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/great-writer-activist-sandra-steingraber-to-speak-on-fracking-dangers/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/great-writer-activist-sandra-steingraber-to-speak-on-fracking-dangers/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:33:54 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1761 Dr. Sandra Steingraber,  The Environmental and Health Risks of Fracking , Thursday October 4, 2018, 7 pm I was stimulated to act and to care by her writings.  I liked her book Living Downstream. The Cube at MCA in Stapleton 8371 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238                         […]

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Dr. Sandra Steingraber,  The Environmental and Health Risks of Fracking , Thursday October 4, 2018, 7 pm

I was stimulated to act and to care by her writings.  I liked her book Living Downstream.

The Cube at MCA in Stapleton
8371 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The State of New York took a hard look at the science on fracking and now has a statewide ban on fracking. The documentation is at     https://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/75370.html

(SEQR is State Environmental Quality Report)

The State of Colorado continues to equivocate on the science and we have an estimated 50,000 fracking wells and all of the environmental, health and public safety issues that accompany all those wells…

One of the key scientists that helped drive the New York process is the acclaimed Dr. Sandra Steingraber, and…

SHE IS COMING TO COLORADO NEXT WEEK….

Please Pass the Word to Your Networks–Thanks!

(More information below.) 

Clean Energy Action 

 will be hosting 

(along with 350 Colorado and other climate action allies)

acclaimed ecologist and author  

Reception with Dr. Steingraber–5:30-6:30 at The Cube

Suggested Donations
$30 Reception and Talk
$20 Public Talk Only

Larger donations if you can afford them will be appreciated. 

No one will be kept away from the public talk 
for lack of funds. 

We want everyone to hear the science on fracking!

Dr. Steingraber’s website  is  http://steingraber.com/

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The 2014 New York review on the scientific and health impacts of fracking that led to the NY ban is at

www.health.ny.gov/press/reports/docs/high_volume_hydraulic_fracturing.pdf

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The Physicians for Social Responsibility review of the environmental and health risks of fracking is at the link below. Dr. Steingraber is a co-author.

https://www.psr.org/blog/resource/compendium-of-scientific-medical-and-media-findings-demonstrating-risks-and-harms-of-fracking/

While the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (“CDPHE”) continues to equivocate, others that have taken a hard look at the science have recognized the rapidly growing body of studies that outline the risks of fracking and natural gas production.

Dr. Steingraber will help us understand what the science is telling us about fracking and natural gas production.

Please pass the word to your networks.

For most of us, this is a  “Once in a Lifetime” opportunity.

Hope to see you there!!

  Thanks as always

Leslie Glustrom

720-341-3154-cell

Clean Energy Action, Boulder, Colorado

Accelerating the Transition to the Post Fossil Fuel World

http://cleanenergyaction.org/

Biologist Sandra Steingraber, PhD, said: 

“What impressed us, as we reviewed and compiled the data, is just how extensive the impacts from drilling and fracking processes are. Spikes in toxic air pollution accompany fracking wherever it goes. Drinking water is destroyed. Earthquakes are triggered. Abandoned wells leak. Pipelines explode. Climate-killing methane escapes from every component part. And nearby residents are suffering health problems consistent with their exposures—including newborn infants.” 

Quote From Physicians for Social Responsibility website:

https://www.psr.org/blog/2018/03/13/a-new-fracking-landscape-report-on-recent-science-shows-overwhelming-evidence-of-harm/ 

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Mega-Forest Fires Show Dangers of Climate Change http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/mega-forest-fires-show-dangers-of-climate-change/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/mega-forest-fires-show-dangers-of-climate-change/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2018 22:59:08 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1757 The air was full of smoke from forest fires  here in Boulder and  across the west.  This summer there were 4 fires over 100,000 acres at once in the US: the Ranch Fire (over 600 square miles in N. CA), the  Carr Fire in N. CA, the South Sugarloaf Fire in N. NV, and the […]

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The air was full of smoke from forest fires  here in Boulder and  across the west.  This summer there were 4 fires over 100,000 acres at once in the US: the Ranch Fire (over 600 square miles in N. CA), the  Carr Fire in N. CA, the South Sugarloaf Fire in N. NV, and the Spring Creek Fire in S. CO.  Also, there were over 500 fires in British Columbia. Sweden had forest fires above the Arctic Circle. 90 people died in forest fires  during an extreme heat wave in Greece.  California state agencies said that  maximum daily temperatures could rise by 8.8 degrees by 2100, and 2/3 of beaches in CA would be lost to sea level rise by 2100.  And Trump is trying to relax  Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which limits the greenhouse gases from coal power plants.   Trump’s plan would let states  set theirweak limits, so it would increase the emissions of greenhouse gases.  Also, there would be 1400 more deaths  per year from pollution from power plants.  from  “Fire Alarm”, by Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, Sept 10,2018

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Resources to Fight Plastic Waste http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/resources-to-fight-plastic-waste/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/resources-to-fight-plastic-waste/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:49:42 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1744 www.breakfreefromplastic.org/ waterkeeper.org https://www.lonelywhale.org/ http://travel.usatoday.com/alliance/destinations/venturethere/post/2011/03/Do-you-live-in-a-plastic-world/146222/1 inlandoceancoalition.org http://www.surfrider.org/programs/rise-above-plastics https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/03/06/only-9-of-the-worlds-plastic-is-recycled https://www.bbcleaningservice.com/great-pacific-garbage-patch.html

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www.breakfreefromplastic.org/

waterkeeper.org

https://www.lonelywhale.org/

http://travel.usatoday.com/alliance/destinations/venturethere/post/2011/03/Do-you-live-in-a-plastic-world/146222/1

inlandoceancoalition.org

http://www.surfrider.org/programs/rise-above-plastics

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/03/06/only-9-of-the-worlds-plastic-is-recycled

https://www.bbcleaningservice.com/great-pacific-garbage-patch.html

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Global Warming NYT Article Downplays Guilt of Oil Companies http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/fascinating-history-of-global-warming-campaign/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/fascinating-history-of-global-warming-campaign/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:57:57 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1738 The NYT article blames it on human nature and implies there is no hope.  Instead activists say we must hold the oil companies responsible for the misinformation about and denial of global warming. We must organize, hope and care. www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/01/nyt-magazines-losingearth-receives-scathing-reviews-climate-action-movement https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

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The NYT article blames it on human nature and implies there is no hope.  Instead activists say we must hold the oil companies responsible for the misinformation about and denial of global warming. We must organize, hope and care.

www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/01/nyt-magazines-losingearth-receives-scathing-reviews-climate-action-movement

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

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Trump Administration and Congress Trying to Kill Off Endangered Species http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/trump-administration-and-congress-trying-to-kill-off-endangered-species/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/trump-administration-and-congress-trying-to-kill-off-endangered-species/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:30:19 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1733 They want to stop protecting threatened species and stop protecting habitat.   They want  oil, mining,  and logging companies to be in charge of wildlife. They want to stop listing more species.  They want politics and industry to trump science. Great interview with Kieran Suckling, the cofounder of Center For Biologcial Diversity: www.democracynow.org/2018/7/25/profit_over_grizzlies_trump_admin_tries

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They want to stop protecting threatened species and stop protecting habitat.   They want  oil, mining,  and logging companies to be in charge of wildlife. They want to stop listing more species.  They want politics and industry to trump science.

Great interview with Kieran Suckling, the cofounder of Center For Biologcial Diversity:

www.democracynow.org/2018/7/25/profit_over_grizzlies_trump_admin_tries

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Sign Petitions to Keep the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Off Limits http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/sign-petitions-to-keep-the-rocky-flats-nuclear-weapons-off-limits/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/sign-petitions-to-keep-the-rocky-flats-nuclear-weapons-off-limits/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:01:29 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1729 http://www.rockyflatsnuclearguardianship.org Petition to keep Rocky Flats Closed: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/keep-rocky-flats-wildlife Petition to stop new road construction thru Rocky Flats: https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/stop-road-construction-at-site-of-former-nuclear-bomb-plant-rocky-flats Petition to prevent intentional fires at the nuclear weapons site: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-prescribed-burns-at

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http://www.rockyflatsnuclearguardianship.org

Petition to keep Rocky Flats Closed:

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/keep-rocky-flats-wildlife

Petition to stop new road construction thru Rocky Flats:

https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/stop-road-construction-at-site-of-former-nuclear-bomb-plant-rocky-flats

Petition to prevent intentional fires at the nuclear weapons site:

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-prescribed-burns-at

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Write to Keep the Former Nuclear Weapons Plant Off Limits http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/write-to-keep-the-former-nuclear-weapons-plant-off-limits/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/write-to-keep-the-former-nuclear-weapons-plant-off-limits/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 20:24:27 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1721 Here you can write to your Colorado Senators and Representatives.  https://actionnetwork.org/letters/keep-rocky-flats-closed-forever?delivery_id=29957036 Here you can disagree with the local governments that think that building trails  and bikeways thru a radioactive site is  “good”.https://www.jeffco.us/FormCenter/Open-Space-15/Rocky-Mountain-Greenway-Comments-197 Info  on the dangers of the former plant: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31914979/activists-seek-injunction-block-rocky-flats-refuge-from http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_31871080/anne-fenerty-keep-rocky-flats-wildlife-refuge-closed http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31846731/groups-file-new-suit-block-opening-rocky-flats?source=pkg http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31914979/activists-seek-injunction-block-rocky-flats-refuge-from http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_31947645/spence-havlick-rocky-flats-superfund-site-super-contentious

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Here you can write to your Colorado Senators and Representatives.  https://actionnetwork.org/letters/keep-rocky-flats-closed-forever?delivery_id=29957036

Here you can disagree with the local governments that think that building trails  and bikeways thru a radioactive site is  “good”.https://www.jeffco.us/FormCenter/Open-Space-15/Rocky-Mountain-Greenway-Comments-197

Info  on the dangers of the former plant:

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31914979/activists-seek-injunction-block-rocky-flats-refuge-from

http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_31871080/anne-fenerty-keep-rocky-flats-wildlife-refuge-closed

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31846731/groups-file-new-suit-block-opening-rocky-flats?source=pkg

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31914979/activists-seek-injunction-block-rocky-flats-refuge-from

http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_31947645/spence-havlick-rocky-flats-superfund-site-super-contentious

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Help Ban Fracking next to Homes and Schools in Colorado- Sign Petitions http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/help-ban-fracking-next-to-homes-and-schools-in-colorado-sign-petitions/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/help-ban-fracking-next-to-homes-and-schools-in-colorado-sign-petitions/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:58:04 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1718 Please go to corising.org to find ways to support the Colorado Rising ballot initiative.  This is a statewide ballot initiative for a 2500′ setback to oil and gas development.  Petitions are due by Aug. 1. There continue to be  deaths and injuries from fracking fires and explosions:  https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/06/colorado-oil-gas-explosions-since-firestone-explosion.

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Please go to corising.org to find ways to support the Colorado Rising ballot initiative.  This is a statewide ballot initiative for a 2500′ setback to oil and gas development.  Petitions are due by Aug. 1.
There continue to be  deaths and injuries from fracking fires and explosions:  https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/06/colorado-oil-gas-explosions-since-firestone-explosion.

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Ask Your Senators to Stop the 3 Bad Endangered Species Bills http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/ask-your-senators-to-stop-the-3-bad-endangered-species-bills/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/ask-your-senators-to-stop-the-3-bad-endangered-species-bills/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 19:46:54 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1713 The Republicans have stuck some anti wildlife riders (amendments) in some bills that Congress must pass  ( military and appropriations).    These  bills  make economic impacts have priority over the lives of endangered species.  They also devalue science. https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/onlineactions/kI6tpzUoukShooLX4Dpeqw2?sourceID=1004352&utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=currentalerts   www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/07/19/endangered-species-act-stripped-of-key-provisions-in-trump-administration-proposal/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.812c9e372e40

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The Republicans have stuck some anti wildlife riders (amendments) in some bills that Congress must pass  ( military and appropriations).    These  bills  make economic impacts have priority over the lives of endangered species.  They also devalue science.

https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/onlineactions/kI6tpzUoukShooLX4Dpeqw2?sourceID=1004352&utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=currentalerts

 

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