the latest on the East Palestine, Ohio derailment -
Holtec's radioactive wastewater dumping into the Hudson River -
the Cop City deforestation & police militarization in Atlanta -
the victory with the North Brooklyn pipeline -
NY Gov. Hochul's retreat on methane -
corporate greenwashing of Earth Day -
local solutions to the climate crisis; policy changes -
EARTH DAY SPECIAL: ENERGY, TRANSPORT, LABOR (2 hours)
That Earth Day is being celebrated by so many--even mainstream media, in its superficial way--is a testament to the work of many, to everyone’s deep connection to Nature. Earth Day was years in the making, with many influences. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the corporate mass media has gone away from stories like protecting Earth, cleaning water & air, keeping endangered species from going extinct and celebrating Earth and are almost exclusively about kids picking up other people's garbage.
We open every episode of Eco-Logic with news and information. This week, we're telling you about the origins of Earth Day, Green Amendment news, NJ DEP and Friends of Liberty State Park vs. Gov. Christie and billionaire oligarch Paul Fireman, and good news for Horseshoe Crabs and Red Knots. Long-time listeners have heard us discuss horseshoe crabs and Red Knots—Horseshoe Crabs are a vital part of their eco-system, especially for fish, sea turtles and shorebirds.
Bob Hennelly, host and producer of the WBAI program “What's Going On!” is our guest co-producer. Bob did a lot to ensure that the East Palestine derailment was recognized as the disaster that it was.
Topics of our Earth Day Special will include the latest on the East Palestine derailment; Holtec’s radioactive wastewater dumping into the Hudson River; the Cop City deforestation & police militarization in Atlanta; the victory with the North Brooklyn pipeline and NY Gov. Hochul’s retreat on methane; and of course, Corporate greenwashing of Earth Day.
With two hours, we can cover more topics with more guests.
Priscilla Grim went to Atlanta’s Weelaunee forest after the first police murder of an environmental activist, 26-year-old Tortuguita, on U.S. soil. She reports on her experiences protesting Cop City with the forest defenders, including being arrested and incarcerated.
James Henry is an investigative journalist and expert on corporate corruption and will join us to talk about Holtec and how we might foil their plans to contaminate the Hudson River.
Jennifer Coffey is the Executive Director of the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions. She will talk about promoting local solutions to the climate crisis and how we can protect and restore our shared environment through policy changes.
We also have environmental and protest songs: Sharon Abreu singing “The Balance” from her CD, Penguins on Thin Ice Musical Revue, Anne Feeney with “Have You Been to Jail for Justice?” and The Call singing "Become America," one of the last songs Michael Been wrote.
Tune in to hear our guests and environmental music. We are looking forward to taking your calls – so get up early and call in! We really do love to hear from our listeners!
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Join us in next week, Saturday, April 29th. Check our web site for further details.
Ken Gale, Donna Stein, Sally Gellert and Charlie Olson/TheEnvironmentTV
and Bob Hennelly!
Guest host Bob Hennelly - What’s Going On?
Priscilla Grim - activist
James Henry - investigative journalist
Jennifer Coffey - ANJEC (Association of N.J. Environmental Commissioners)