Mohican State Park...for now...
There have been quite a few ads in the media concerning the creation of jobs. Some ads go so far to say "Up to a million NEW jobs will be added!" These ads concern the pipeline from the tar sands in Canada and the practice of "fracking" to find natural gas.
Of course, the Republicans, with backing from the Petroleum Institute among others, are hoping that this will sway the American public to believe their stories. I'm sure a few hundred jobs would be created such as new landscapers, housekeepers and chauffeurs for the CEO's that will see a massive increase in profits and bonuses. But, I think for the normal hourly wage folks like me, this will all be meaningless.
Wouldn't it be wiser to invest in the infrastructure repairs that this country so desperately needs? And how about alternative energy sources. Even if we allow all of the drilling to go on, it will take years to recover the limited oil and gas and it won't last all that long. And think about BP's track record for "helping" the environment...
What has set me off this time? They want to start fracking and drilling in Mohican State Park here in Ohio. Weren't parks and refuges originally set aside for the enjoyment and relaxation for the common man? I guess it's time for me to move into the modern age. We really don't need these green spaces. What good is clean air if you can't drive your massive SUV down the block to the store?
I say let's get rid of the EPA and the parks right now. Just get it done and over with. Then we can finish destroying the human race and the birds will be much happier.
Do something! Call or email your representatives and tell them you believe:
PLANET BEFORE PROFIT!
Will you see a Canada Warbler?
Don't destroy our parks!
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A rant really worth sharing Dave....ReplyDelete
I lived in North Dakota one summer, while working at Theodore Roosevelt NP. Practically every inch surrounding the park and all throughout the National Grassland has been fracked. The problems it has caused for a temporary fix should be criminal. To think about this in Ohio where not only will there be loss of habitat, but the impact to humans who rely on those habitats for mental and physical health will be unimaginable. I'm not usually in the doomsday camp, but on this issue I am. We must turn to safe, sustainable energy sources.ReplyDelete
The battle for natural areas seems to be happening in many areas. Maintaining parks and natural areas would also create jobs.ReplyDelete
Never give up Dave.
Well I'm not gonna speak about politics but I've seen your last bird in Iceland last September!! Still you got a better shot than I did! Well done!ReplyDelete
The oil industry will bring jobs- and a boom and bust economy. They are short-lived jobs, 2-5 years.. and then the folks stuck living in Ohio will be "holding the bag."ReplyDelete
The one job industry that will be likely to see growth is the health industry. So start your kids into heath care related jobs; we are going to need them in the future.
Wonderful pictures of Parula. Good luck to your campaign - fracking is over here now.ReplyDelete
Tell 'em Dave! Thanks for the links to roar our thoughtsQReplyDelete
Thank you to everyone that is helping!ReplyDelete