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Keystone Pipeline Letter

Dear Mr. Kerry,

 

The Keystone XL pipeline will tranport an incredibly corrosive and deadly product across our country with the real possibility of destroying wildlife habitats, polluting our groundwater and surface waterways and destroying people's way of life. All this for a neighboring country whose government's attitude towards climate change is diametrically opposed to our own beliefs and for a few jobs. Big money from big business is the only support this pipeline has. Its proponents care nothing of the environment. An environment we have a stewardship to maintain come climate change or big money. If we do not have a clean and viable environment to live in then what else matters? So some brothers may make more money? They can't count what they already have. They are selfish and if our government gives in to their misinformation and dubious tactics it is just as selfish. It is the coming generations that will reap the horrors of the pipeline approval. This is the defining moment of the present administration. Will their commitment to a cleaner, healthier and safer world turn out to be real or another lie and disappointment? The real people have spoken. Your legacy and our future is in your hands. Choose wisely.

Thank you.

“Be Seeing You”

I posted the following on my Google Plus page:Google funds ALEC…?If this holds true and until I hear differently, I am suspending my use of Google Plus and those Google accounts that I can. 'Don't Be Evil' Google? I think not. Why should I support a company or use a service that is funding an entity that works against my beliefs particularly concerning the environment? I am boycotting the Evil Empire. I am returning to “South Of Tonight” at WordPress. Any future photos and videos I post can be viewed on Flickr (DeltaGypsy), EyeEm, Instagram though reluctantly, Tumblr, Vimeo, App.Net and Twitter as Iquitoz. Thanks to Google I am leaving this community. So long for now. “Be seeing you.”

Chevron’s Dirty Tricks

Chevron Used Secret Lab to Hide Dirty Soil Samples from Ecuador Court, Say Company Documents Oil Giant Also Duped Its Own Paid Experts To Give False Testimony About Deceptive Sampling http://bit.ly/sx6WSh

Jerry Brown blasts GOP on climate change.

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Keurig’s Environmental Fail

Keurig’s new “Choose, Brew, Enjoy” TV advert is a large FAIL. There is no mention of recycling the K-Cups or using the K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter. If Keurig is an environmentally responsible company they would mention these points. Apparently they are not.

Chevron, we agree.

You need to pay for the mess you purchased in Ecuador. It is your responsibility. Stop wasting your money on advertising, pay your taxes and step up.

Coca-Cola is trying to be environmentally responsible. Good for them, kinda…

How about nutritionally responsible? Nutrition labels? Big deal. Old news. Those labels have been around for a while. How about removing HFCS that is made from GMO corn, that requires atrocious amounts of petrochemical fertilizers that are then washed down the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico creating a dead zone? All those acres poisoned by chemical fertilizers could better be used to grow crops that would provide healthy, environmentally and nutritionally sound food crops. Instead, they produce GMO corn that is fed to millions of cattle forced into crowded, filthy feed lots eating a product they are not meant to consume thus requiring antibiotics that contaminate our beef. And how about all the corn products under multiple pseudonyms that pervade human food products? If Coca-Cola wants to be environmentally and nutritionally responsible at the same time, they can remove high fructose corn syrup from all their products. That would be great news on Earth Day. 

Inside Scoop SF » On Earth Day, Rethinking the Paper Coffee Cup

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And what about all those single cup, e.g. K-Cup, plastic cups? Luckily the industry is looking into a more environmentally responsible single brew container. We use a single cup brewer but use the optional wire basket that allows us to use the ground coffee of our choice. And it is also much easier to recycle the grounds. To show good faith in their statement of becoming environmentally friendly in the future, the single brew machine manufacturers should supply the over priced brewing basket free with all new coffee makers and to present owners. Brewing one cup of coffee, or tea for that matter, is a waste of energy. So even with a recyclable “K-Cup” or the screen basket, the single brew machine should be recycled and replaced with a French press or other more efficient coffee maker. And something else to consider, is bisphenol A present in the tubing of single brew coffee makers? How far will you go to help make Earth Day count?

Oakland woman’s cardboard bottle uses less plastic

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Cool concept. Good luck Ms. Corbett. Would love to see the milk pouch south of the northern border.

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