Hours after the Army Corps of Engineers’ historic DAPL announcement, House Speaker Paul Ryan slammed the decision
He called it “big-government decision-making at its worst,” saying, “I look forward to putting this anti-energy presidency behind us.”
Ryan’s tweet frames the news not as a victory of a marginalized group over an environmental threat, but as evidence that “big government” was “anti-energy” in delaying the construction of the pipeline.
His implication that these policies will soon be “behind us” is a worrisome indication that victories achieved this weekend could soon be undone by a Trump administration. Read more
STANDING ROCK YOUTH RUNNERS VISIT CALIFORNIA - A HEALING JOURNEY
This was sent to me. I thought I’d share it for any of my brothers and sisters in California who want to #StandWithStandingRock.
“* Traditionally, indigenous peoples ran on foot to carry important messages and this year the Oceti Sakowin Standing Rock Youth Runners ran to their state capital and 2,000 miles to Washington, DC to bring their message of water protection. The Youth Runners are visiting California on a healing journey from Big Sur to Los Angeles with the goal of drawing awareness to our local environmental threats. This is a call to create Standing Rock in your own back yard and they carry the message that “Mother Earth is a source of life and not a resource.”
* The Barbareno-Ventureno band of Chumash Indians will welcome the youth and Chief Arvol Looking Horse (19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Bundle) when they arrive in Ojai at the below referenced location. They will also be greeted by members of CFROG (Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas) and OVDF (Ojai Valley Defense Fund) among others.
* They will be hosted for the night at the Turtle Conservancy in Ojai where they will meet with press and environmental leaders.(www.turtleconservancy.org)
* The Barbareno band of Chumash Indians (BBCI) will welcome the youth and Chief Arvol Looking Horse when they arrive at Refugio Beach (near the site of the 2015 oil spill) and also at Ambassador Park in downtown Santa Barbara as referenced below.
* They will complete their journey to Los Angeles on Monday November 21ST where they will meet with the @Action Hero Network (Los Angeles headquarters) as well as attending a peaceful public rally in Santa Monica as detailed below.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DETAILS: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH Peaceful public gathering at the fountain at Libbey Park in Ojai at 1:00PM SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20TH Peaceful public gathering at Refugio Beach at 8:00AM Peaceful public gathering at Ambassador Park in downtown Santa Barbara at 11:00AM MONDAY NOVEMBER 21ST Peaceful public gathering on the sand immediately south of Santa Monica Pier at 3PM Meeting with the @Action Hero Network (Los Angeles headquarters) co-hosted by Q'orianka Kilcher. RSVP to Y4TMedia@gmail.com (for further info)”
It’s World Turtle Day! From a tiny baby bog turtle to a massive leatherback, turtles come in many shapes and sizes. Found gliding through the open ocean or slowly trudging over desert plains, they are fascinating creatures. Because of environmental threats, several species are endangered and need our help. Video of a baby turtle running for the surf by Dry Tortugas National Park.
An English chemist whose work with x-ray crystallography was instrumental to discovering the structures of DNA, viruses, coal, and graphite; she died of breast cancer before she could be awarded the Nobel prize, and her colleagues Watson and Crick are often given sole credit to this day
I got Odin a new enrichment toy today he was rather baffled by it! It’s now in his enclosure filled with treats. There is bugs inside the box so if you do not want to see bugs I would not recomend watching the video.