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.
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.
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.
A May 6th rally in Cortlandt is opposing Holtec’s dumping radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River and is also in support of 2 bills in the State legislature to protect all New York state waters. For more information to join the rally go to https://www.meetup.com/kayaking-the-liquid-skies/events/292653558/
Here are links to the bills:
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Ken Gale, Donna Stein, Sally Gellert and Charlie Olson/TheEnvironmentTV
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Priscilla Grim: https://scalawagmagazine.org/author/priscillagrim/
James Henry: https://globaljustice.yale.edu/people/james-s-henry-0
Jennifer Coffey, Association of N.J. Environmental Commissions: https://anjec.org