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How Can you Arrest a Mermaid?
September 1, 2011, 11:45 pm
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Actress Daryl Hannah and over 500 others were arrested at a sit-in outside the White House to voice their opposition to the planned  construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.  The pipeline would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Hannah is bringing attention to what could otherwise be a quiet deal between Obama and the oil industry. Earlier this month, an editorial in The New York Times opposed the pipeline, reading, “We have two main concerns: the risk of oil spills along the pipeline, which would traverse highly sensitive terrain, and the fact that the extraction of petroleum from the tar sands creates far more greenhouse emissions than conventional production does.”
The hope of the Obama presidency was the vision to eliminate our dependence on oil.  Thank you, Daryl…Your move Mr. President.
by Bob Stein, co-founder of Organically Grown


The Other Story

As most of us obsess over the Casey Anthony verdict, the Jaycee Dugard interview, New York Yankee Derek Jeter’s 30,00th hit,  the Royal visit to southern California and who can forget the 17lb. newborn? Let’s remember that the people and wildlife of Montana are dealing with a major oil disaster . According to Exxon Mobil, a ruptured Exxon-Mobil oil line dumped approximately 42,000 gallons of crude oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River.

According to the Washington Post, “EPA officials said they and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel conducted an aerial assessment of the Yellowstone from Laurel to 30 miles downstream of Billings, finding oil deposits along the river banks, in slow water and in small pools in backwaters at intermittent points.  The U.S. Department of Transportation, which oversees pipelines, notified Exxon Mobil in July 2010 of seven potential safety violations and other problems along the pipeline. Two of the warnings faulted the company for its emergency response and pipeline corrosion training”

But don’t worry about Montana, let’s worry about the real issues…like which of Catherine’s dresses were your favorite? Personally, my favorite was the Alexander McQueen. As for the newborn, my vote is with his father, I’d prefer to see him in the NBA. Stay tuned!

By Bob Stein, co-founder of Organically Grown