Kids these days. All they think about is the future. In Oregon, a Federal judge finally agreed with their concerns. He allowed a case based on the “Public Trust” Doctrine to go forward. This is not a final win, but a step forward. Here in Massachusetts, we still have a debate on the Omnibus Energy (or should we say Climate) bill. Finally, if the Liberty Tree was a symbol of integrity and faith in the future for the American revolutionaries, wouldn’t Henry David Thoreau’s famous cabin a Walden Pond make a good symbol for Climate Hawks? Listen in.
The reading list:
- Our Children's Trust
- Grist on the Public Trust case
- ThinkProgress on the Public Trust case
- D.R. on the risk of asking the court to act
- Gov. Baker signs Solar bill
- 90 reps oppose pipeline tax
- Mass AG opposes pipeline injunction request
- Keystone pipeline leaking... anyone surprised?
- Is ice melt changing the earth's spin?
- Peabody Coal goes bankrupt?
- Bold Nebraska's barn on the KXL pipeline path
- What would Thoreau do? A cabin on the Kinder Morgan pipeline
- Wikipedia on the Liberty Tree
- An image of Thoreau's cabin
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.