Thursday, August 16, 2007

8/19/2007 No Talking Heads

Baird sees need for longer U.S. role in Iraq, The Olympian
Biodiesel plant stirs hopes in Grays Harbor, Seattle Times
Plans for cargo center collide with concerns about prairie; Maytown residents have misgivings about land’s future amid proposed freight facility, the Olympian
"They're pollution magnets," said Diane Sonntag, leader of the Friends of Rocky Prairie, a 500-member group formed to oppose the logistics center. "You have thousands of trucks coming in. When they come in, they sit there and idle. This area will be transformed into a huge air pollution problem."

Did the Ports of Olympia and Tacoma obtain this site without doing environmental impacts, hoping that they could PR/market their way out of the environmental impacts?
Olympian videos of discussion of issue; Friends of Rocky Prairie outline an alternative to proposed site - TransAlta site in Centralia.
LOTT ready to buy 1.9 acres for expansion, Olympian

U.S. to Expand Domestic Use Of Spy Satellites, Wall Street Journal via TJ
Padilla, 2 co-defendants convicted of helping Islamic extremists, plotting overseas attacks, Associated Press

U.S. Signs $30 Billion Defense Aid Pact with Israel, NY Times
"Israel and the United States signed a deal on Thursday to give Israel $30 billion in military aid over the next decade in what officials called a long-term investment in peace."

1 comment:

daedalus said...

There's an interesting article on biofuels in the New Scientist.