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Rate of Change – Kai Huschke & Pattie Gouveia

Rate Of Change - Kai & Pattie by Rate Of Change | Conservation Easements https://cooscommons.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/RateOfChange-Jan-14.mp3 https://cooscommons.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/RateOfChange-Jan-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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Coos Bay Estuary Informs FERC that Jordan Cove and Pipeline Would Violate Its Rights

Wednesday evening the Coos Bay Estuary filed a motion to intervene in the FERC proceedings to permit Jordan Cove Energy Partners an export terminal at Jordan Cove along with the accompanying Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.   In the intervention filing, submitted by Coos Commons Protection Council on behalf of the estuary, the estuary describes itself as, “an ecosystem made up of a deeply diverse and interdependent community of birds, aquatic plants, fish, shellfish, oysters, insects, and humans.  For millions of years I have served as what your EPA considers a nursery of the sea where salmon and waterfowl breed...

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Rights of Nature

…the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and similar state laws – legalize environmental harms by regulating how much pollution or destruction of nature can occur under law. Rather than preventing pollution and environmental destruction, our environmental laws instead codify it. In addition, under commonly understood terms of preemption, once these activities are legalized by federal or state governments, local governments are prohibited from banning them.

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Sustainable Agriculture

There is an immense governmental system that props up unsustainable food production at the expense of our communities. Agribusiness corporations use their “rights” under the law to prevent us from rejecting the damage offered up by conventional, large scale farming operations and mandating the type of agriculture that feeds our communities.

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Sustainable Energy

Current energy policy in the United States is unsustainable because it is dependent upon the use of non-renewable fuels and because it is determined and controlled by a relative handful of energy corporations.

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