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Comment from: Michelle

Here! Here! But I DO blame my husband for leaving the cabinet door open!

11/14/14 @ 12:26
Comment from: Stacey Cornelius

I can't begin to express my outrage at how our government has been pushing this project, despite the numbers of citizens fighting it every step of the way. We're trying up here, but the people who are supposed to represent us don't seem to be listening.

11/14/14 @ 13:06
Comment from: Jodie

this article is of great interest to me and I wish it were to others as well

11/14/14 @ 17:46
Comment from: Joy Connell

For sure we are to blame for the raping of our environment. No; it doesn't seem criminal to take down a few trees to construct another development project but when the whole forest is gone so is the balance for survival. I like the way you present our reactions to banging our head on the wall and blaming the wall. This is why we are where we are today. OH; for vision and the ability respect the world as it turns. There is enough of the necessities we need to live by except for excess and extravagance of maintaining our "lifestyle". I believe the question should be; "What can we live without and how can we distribute what we have evenly." Progress has such a price to pay........Let us have the courage to just say NO!

11/15/14 @ 08:37
Comment from:

Michelle: Thanks for making me laugh.

Stacey: We Americans are not helping your cause, and it doesn't look like our representatives have listened either.

Jodie: That article left me speechless. I read it quickly and need to return to it again when I have more time. Regardless, leave it to Rolling Stone to lay it all out there. I'd like to say "they'll get theirs one day," but because the Koch Brothers are so deeply rooted into risking others lives for profit, we are the ones who feel their consequences, in every corner of what is wrong. May they corrode in their ivory tower.

Joy: Well said. My public television station re-ran an (2007?) interview with Bill McKibbon, one of America's best-known climate change crusaders. He was pointing out our culture's historical goal of decision-making: "if we do this will it mean more production?" He feels we need to shift the question (as you do in your comment) to "if we do this will it make us durable?" As for the frustration related to all this, especially among the tender souls who see the problem and feel nothing can be done he said, "despair is the refuge of cowards."

Thank you all, for the comments. We are in this together, and together we will live in harmony with what is right in our hearts.

11/17/14 @ 08:52
Comment from: Stacey Cornelius

I have hope that Obama's seeming desire to leave an environmental legacy will inspire him to make some good decisions, and that those won't be reversed.

But realistically, this kind of change happens at a grassroots level (if you'll pardon the pun). Politicians usually follow the parade. So far big oil has more impressive floats, but I have to believe we (speaking as a community that knows no international borders) can make a better one.

11/17/14 @ 14:38