States win suit to stop new EPA standards

States win suit to stop new EPA standards - ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal appeals court sided with 14 states Friday and blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from going forward with new regulations activists say would lead to more air pollution from the nation's power plants and factories. [ Wisconsin News]


All I can say is - 'bout time. Apparently the court was capable of actually reading the Clean Air Act and understanding what it said.

Fearful? Or Uppity?

 "Fearful people are more dependent, more easily manipulated and controlled, more susceptible to deceptively simple, strong, tough measures and hard-line postures. … They may accept and even welcome repression if it promises to relieve their insecurities."

 The late George Gerbner, Annenberg School for Communication


I'm afraid that I'm seeing this more and more.  "Sure, constitutional rights are important, but what about the terrorists?"  Fear really is not the answer, and we need to start prying people out of their foxholes and get them to be more uppity.  Join us. 

CVSEA and the Tyrone Coal Plant

Everyone around here thought that the Tyrone Power Plant was dead, and that the site would likely remain vacant forever. However, a few months back Xcel Energy announced possible plans to build a new power plant on the Tyrone site.  Not a nuclear plant this time around, but a large (750 MegaWatt) coal-fired plant to generate power to ship out of state.


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