Archive for June, 2009

Backing water-reuse preferred over desal in Singapore

June 30th, 2009

“SMART money prefers backing water-reuse projects over desalination ones, says a study done jointly by Singapore and foreign consultants. This is because it is cheaper to purify the outfall from water reclamation plants than to turn sea water… more »

Floridians resist offshore drilling

June 29th, 2009

Bracing for another confrontation over offshore drilling, 24 of the 27 Florida members of Congress are urging House and Senate leaders to help block the spread of oil-and-gas rigs along the state’s west coast. The Florida response is… more »

H2NO: San Diego Going Dry

June 24th, 2009

Catchy name for this in depth series from kpbs.org in San Diego about the current water ‘situation’. “California is teetering on the edge of the worst drought in the state’s history. The lack of rainfall and melting snowpack… more »

Democrats Behind Latest Drive For Drilling

June 24th, 2009

This weeks “flaming rig award” goes to Democratic Sens. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico for their proposal that would allow drilling 45 miles from most of the Gulf Coast, and as close… more »

New Jersey Takes a Stand Against Offshore Oil Drilling

June 22nd, 2009

On June 18 the New Jersey state Assembly collectively stated its opposition to drilling for oil and natural gas in waters off New Jersey coastline and others nationwide. The 51-19 vote approved a resolution against provisions included in… more »

Oil industry cranks up lobbying effort

June 19th, 2009

The oil industry spent $44.5 million lobbying Congress and federal agencies in the first three months of this year, on pace to shatter last year’s record. Only the drug industry spent more…. To a degree, the investment appears… more »

Budget Conference Committee Doesn’t Consider Governor’s Scheme to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling

June 18th, 2009

This just in from Pedro Nava’s office: June 17th, 2009 Budget Conference Committee Doesn’t Consider Governor’s Scheme to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling Sacramento- The Budget Conference Committee rejected the Governor’s attempt to undermine the State Lands Commission offshore… more »

A Modest Proposal

June 16th, 2009

What if there was an easily-implementable plan that would discourage offshore oil drilling, encourage development of alternative energy sources and make a sizeable dent in addressing California’s budget problems? A pipe dream? Not at all. Read more. more »

Smarter Showering

June 16th, 2009

It’s hot, it’s steamy, and you do it every day — shower, that is. But do you get wet in the most eco-friendly way? Umbra Fisk drops some nozzle knowledge that’ll make your shower greener, and keep your… more »

Coalition Meeting Summary

June 13th, 2009

June 4, 2009 at Katy’s Cafe in Imperial Beach Attendees: Roger, John, Dan, Sara, Jay, Belinda, Ben, Jeff, Joseph, BarryDiscussion topics: 1. River Valley Clean up on 6/6: safety issues, giveaways, coalition flyer to be handed out, Jay… more »