Is there more to be done? Oh you bet. But in Ferguson, we’re acting on climate change.

A year ago, I put forward Ferguson Township’s resolution to act on climate change. Then in June 2017, we adopted Resolution 2017-14 (read the text here). We recognize that our well-being and the health of the interconnected web of being depends on the stability of the climate we’ve inherited. Its stability requires that we draw down … More Is there more to be done? Oh you bet. But in Ferguson, we’re acting on climate change.

POTD #9: The Flood (revised again…quite significantly)

POTD #9: The Flood (revised) We genuflected before the Yough’s ceaseless turbulence and the Blackwater whose falls bellowed and vomited over the precipice, crashing the silence with unremitting violence. Those were the days before the orange-faced carney screamed about American carnage on Pennsylvania Avenue, pissed on the Bill of Rights, wiped his ass with the … More POTD #9: The Flood (revised again…quite significantly)

PotD #4: PROUD COUNTRY OF ANGRY PEASANTS

PotD #4: PROUD COUNTRY OF ANGRY PEASANTS the trees are preparing winter’s cover setting out the russet​ yam and ​pallid lemon quilt, the funereal garb lain down from stream to ridge winds gust over the tight hills across fields ​scars ​baskets ​ clear cuts ​cornucopia ​wounds and gifts. a murder of bothered crows harangues a … More PotD #4: PROUD COUNTRY OF ANGRY PEASANTS

When the local oligarchy works for a global predator, what do you say?

In recent paid-for opinion pieces, Dan Hawbaker has accused citizens of the Spring Creek watershed of “relying on emotion, opinion, and careless rhetoric.” This is classic distraction when you have no argument. We don’t have the joy of getting a multi-million dollar profit from a sweetheart deal from inside baseball. Folks are angry and more … More When the local oligarchy works for a global predator, what do you say?

Clean out the toilet. It’s time to flush Pruitt.

Wow. The Fox News interview with Scott Pruitt has a host of problems. He lies about what happened to EPA in pursuit of its mission, how it affected certainty in the market, and the fact that he wouldn’t answer questions about major ethical lapses. He spends a ton of time dodging questions about how he’s … More Clean out the toilet. It’s time to flush Pruitt.

Pennsylvania Democrats need to understand the energy future right now, Tom Wolf most of all.

To my Dem friends, I’m going to be really blunt about John Fetterman & Governor Wolf: They have to deal with the fracking industry in a responsible way. Fetterman might win because no one is paying attention, but Wolf…if he doesn’t clean up his shop and commit to a modern energy economy…he’s toast. The people who … More Pennsylvania Democrats need to understand the energy future right now, Tom Wolf most of all.

As we walk for peace today, I’m thinking about Jillian Robbins again.

Today is Palm Sunday, a day when people celebrate Jesus as the Prince of Peace. While I am not a Christian, I’m joining today’s Peace Walk and praying (in my own way) that we be filled by the spirit of peace, the will to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and to love our neighbors … More As we walk for peace today, I’m thinking about Jillian Robbins again.