Rachel Maddow did her usual thorough job of explaining how North Dakota's oil boom has affected the environment. And by affected I mean utterly destroyed. And by environment I mean wildlife, rivers, water supplies, homes, and human lives: "It was carrying Bakken crude oil..." Bakken oil has had another devastating effect on North Dakota that nobody else is talking about. Please read the entire article, but to give you a taste (and a major headache), here are a few excerpts from the Los Angeles Times explaining how a "once-isolated" Indian reservation is now dealing with a whole lot more than [...]
Bob Kincaid joins us from West Virginia to talk about the oil train derailment/explosion, and his push to end mountaintop removal mining with The Ache Act. Susie Madrak talks politics and more.
Nicole continues the discussion of Brian Williams' story telling with Julianna Forlano. Attorney and author Stuart Smith tells us about fighting Big Oil. Plus the Grammys. And Howie Klein explains at Down with Tyranny his absence.
True to form, the Los Angeles Times is making it impossible to find something on their website. However, in my morning paper, there was an excellent letter to the editor that I wanted to share, because our voices matter. As it turns out, the author is a Twitter pal of mine, @jonhartmannjazz. Here it is, verbatim: Re "Record fine proposed for PG&E," Business, Sept. 3 Since corporations are people, when is Mr. PG&E going to prison for the deaths of eight people? Jon Hartmann Los Angeles 'Nuff said. Kudos, Jon!