Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency!

Today, the Environmental Defense Fund relayed some information that should make all of us breathe a little easier:

The EPA has just announced historic new standards to reduce soot, smog and other dangerous pollution that spews from the tailpipes of our cars and trucks.

With every breath, these standards will deliver cleaner, healthier air to the lungs of millions of Americans, producing billions of dollars of public health benefits every year.[Read more]

Earth Song: Because We Can Never Think TOO Much About The Environment

Today’s “Say it in Song” pick is a timeless song by Michael Jackson: “Earth Song”…because giving thought to this planet, and what we’re doing to our environment, can never be overstated.

If you’re interested in learning more about the air you breathe, the water you drink, the soil that nourishes the food you eat and the creatures that are dependent upon conservation efforts to survive, here is a partial list of global organisations to obtain more information.… [Read more]

New Bill Aims to Stop Nonexistent “War on Coal”

In a bid to curb the so-called “environmentalist agenda,” the House of Representatives passed the “Stop the War on Coal Act” (H.R. 4309) 233 to 175 in the House of Representatives on Friday, Sept. 14.

Though one of the “Stop the War on Coal Act”‘s sponsors, Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), claimed that the legislation, “…is not about climate change,” and that, if signed into law, the bill wouldn’t apply, “If it’s a public health, public safety, national security issue [where] common sense regulations are appropriate,” his next sentence suggested otherwise.… [Read more]

Climate Change Conspiracy? We Wish.

Normally I would decline to comment on Rick Santorum’s politics, but these recent statements have left me feeling like there’s no other choice.

At an event in Colorado, Santorum told the crowd that climate change is, “An absolute travesty of scientific research that was motivated by those who, in my opinion, saw this as an opportunity to create a panic and a crisis for government to be able to step in and even more greatly control your life.”

Wow.… [Read more]

Mississippi Yearning

Many of those ‘vacation with us in the Gulf Coast‘ commercials have been airing lately. Perhaps those ads are appearing so frequently at this time of the year because many people are on a holiday break; after all, what better time to think about a prospective vacation than when currently enjoying one?

The ads are part of a big push to bring in crowds to enjoy all the Gulf Coast offers.… [Read more]

Gas Companies are Becoming a Fracking Nuisance

I’ve been wondering something…With all of the things that are on the local and national agendas to discuss why hasn’t the issue of ‘fracking‘ made it to higher up on the list?  Actually, this shouldn’t have to be discussed; it’s actually ridiculous that this situation has been allowed to come so far.  It’s supposed to be a no-brainer that toxins should not be pumped into the ground to pollute our soil and water.… [Read more]