Archive for January, 2006

Austin Chronicle Update on Diane

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

The Austin Chronicle wrote this morning that “CodePink co-founder Diane Wilson has concluded her fall book tour…with a stint in the Victoria Co. Jail.” The update from the Chronicle explains that “Once she finishes her sentence – she’ll get out on March 18, if she exhibits good behavior – she’ll face charges in Houston for the DeLay infraction, summarized by her lawyer, Greg Gladden, as ‘apparently impersonating a dead Republican.’” The whole story is here.

Biodiesel and Ethanol to Hit New York Thruway

Monday, January 9th, 2006

The New York Times reported Saturday that New Yorkers may start to see biodiesel and corn-based ethanol available at service stations throughout the state. Governor George Pataki is convinced that ethanol could be an effective way to combat NY’s “petroleum problem” if only people knew they could use it in their cars, and could access it easily. According to the Times, Pataki wants to see biodiesel and ethanol available at more than 100 stations, including 27 stations on the NY State Thruway, as early as this year. An estimated 200,000 New Yorkers currently own cars that could run on bio-based ethanol, but right now they’d have to travel to Ottawa to buy it.

Green is the New Red, White and Blue

Friday, January 6th, 2006

With Paul Krugman on vacation, Thomas Friedman filled in the NY Times Op-Ed page with a great piece on the urgency of environmentalism, calling it ” the most tough-minded, geostrategic, pro-growth and patriotic thing we can do.” Check out his column.

Victoria County Redemption

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Diane Wilson is still in prison and incommunicado, though we hear from her friend Kinnu that Diane is receiving mail just fine–so thanks for all your support. Diane is riled up about the substandard prison conditions in Texas, and is ready to be a vocal prison rights activist upon her release.

Today I heard from Diane’s friends at the Go Wild campaign for wild fish. Disappointed that Diane won’t be able to join them, the fishermen will be heading down to the gulf coast soon to collect truckloads of shrimp, which they’ll give away for free in Washington, DC, to dispel rumors that the brutal hurricanes this fall left the coast shrimpless.

Davidson Loehr on Saint Kermit

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

A new podcast called Saint Kermit, “inspired by the patron saint of green,” interviewed Davidson Loehr last week, in their final episode of the year. Co-hosts Jim Henderson and Tony Lorenzen have posted their interview here.

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