Reason 4,582 that we should rein in the fracking industry

“A study of birth records found newborns living within 3 kilometers of fracking sites were less healthy than those born farther away, and those within 1 kilometer saw the largest effects,” reports Inside Climate News. They examined records of infants born before & after the fracking boom to the same mother, finding higher incidence of negative … More Reason 4,582 that we should rein in the fracking industry

Since I’ve been asked to listen by the women saying #MeToo, I did. Here’s a little of what I heard.

In the wake of #MeToo and the Silence Breakers, I’ve taken the time to sit down with the women I work with, including my intern and students in my classes, to talk about men sexually harassing women, especially at work. Here’s some of what I heard.   They have told me about worry, about a … More Since I’ve been asked to listen by the women saying #MeToo, I did. Here’s a little of what I heard.

LNMB Tax Plan: Leave No Megadonor Behind

The “tax boondoggle” was made for the Corporatopia. It transfers our money into the hands of the super-wealthy, offshore for mega-companies like Google and the big banks, special provisions for those poor little oil and gas companies. Meanwhile, it micromanages the poor while screwing them over. Something or other happens to the middle class.   … More LNMB Tax Plan: Leave No Megadonor Behind

“Once revealed, never concealed.” Young people are demanding climate answers and climate action.

Our youth are taking the reins and demanding action on climate change. A group of 21 children and young adults have filed Juliana et al v. United States to force the Trump administration to take on climate change. Inside Climate News reports [Juliana] seeks sweeping changes in federal climate change efforts and in government programs that subsidize or … More “Once revealed, never concealed.” Young people are demanding climate answers and climate action.

Solar schools in the State College Area School District

Last night the State College Area School District board voted to go ahead with the rooftop solar projects on the elementary school renovations with a 5-4 vote. That’s the leadership our community is looking for. Below are the full comments I’d prepared for the meeting. My name is Peter Buckland. I am a resident of Ferguson … More Solar schools in the State College Area School District

Vote Ferguson Township!

For Ferguson Township supervisors, I’ll be voting for Spock-Carlson, Tony Tom Ricciardi, and Steve Miller on November 7th. We need a board that recognizes the connection between our place and the bigger world. Sara Spock-Carlson is a smart and committed citizen. She is a scientist by training who works on making autistic children’s live better. … More Vote Ferguson Township!

Irma and Harvey came at two and a half minutes to midnight.

On September 12, 1962, John F. Kennedy spoke at Rice University in Houston. He said that the people there were gathered “at an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance,” and by the end of the decade, we would land a man on … More Irma and Harvey came at two and a half minutes to midnight.