imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Why Peabody Coal fears solar energy

by million solar roofs stifled by Bush regime Saturday, Nov. 05, 2005 at 9:48 AM

Some potential problem corporations causing the delay of solar energy availability and continued dependency on polluting petroleum/coal corporations as energy extortionists..

Million Solar Roofs - ACTION ALERT

by - a war hater

California's Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is set to vote on the creation of the largest solar program in the United States.



virtuous_circle.gifzaiyju.gif, image/gif, 384x215

The California Public Utilities Commission is now just weeks away from voting to create the largest solar program in the United States. If passed this "Million Solar Roofs" initiative would create a 10-year incentive program to increase and extend California's current solar programs, and achieve Governor Schwarzenegger's 3000 MW solar target -- equivalent to one million 3kW residential solar energy systems.

With the failure of SB 1 in the California Legislature... (see link):

http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=36386

...the California Public Utilities Commission is considering whether to implement a solar program on its own.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Right now, before any decisions are made, the CPUC Commissioners need to hear (thru the vote solar initiative) that Californians want solar...

Take Action at:

http://www.votesolar.org/action/

_________________________________________________________________________________

How Much Will "Million Solar Roofs" Cost?:

http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story;jsessionid=aJQQYrD1RGAf?id=38766



==========================================

Why is solar energy experiencing delays? Some possible reasons;

The biggest problem with solar energy is that the wealthy shareholders and execs of corporations like Peabody Coal (or other petroleum/coal/nuclear/etc..)won't be able to extort people for their unsustainable energy profits. Peabody Coal is located on Black Mesa bordering between Hopi and Dineh (Navaho) traditional lands. The US government under the Bush regime is perpetuating the injustice by stifling a lawsuit on the Dineh's behalf to hold the US Dept of Interior responsible for their deceitful dealings with Peabody Coal in 1985, resulting in the theft of resources from under the feet of the Dineh, providing nothing in return but contaminated (or no) water and smogged up air (Sulfur dioxides, mercury, etc.)..

Peabody's coal is transported miles away from black Mesa by coal slurries that require a large amount of ground water. In the desert climate the water table is very sensitive and many Dineh noticed their wells often dry. If the water is reclaimed and returned from the slurry, it is often contaminated with toxins like mercury and not safe for drinking by human or animal. There is also a great deal of leaching into the groundwater, sometimes toxins enter their wells from direct groundwater infiltration..

Most of the energy from the burning of Peabody's coal is used for the excess neon lighting in cities like Las Vegas. Here people are conditioned to believe that Las Vegas is an oasis in the desert, in reality LV is like a giant parasitic tick, sucking up energy and water from the surrounding desert at the expense of the Dineh and the ecosystem. The year round residents of Las Vegas don't get the chance to sleep well at night from the glare of constant lighting. Several human stress disorders have been linked to excess light pollution and lack of dark skies when people try to sleep. Tourists may find the constant activity in LV at 4am exciting, but at the expense of the year round residents who must work graveyard shift to clean up after the tourists..

International Dark-Sky Association;

http://www.darksky.org/

Las Vegas can be a fun, lively and jolly place without needing to drain the groundwater from the surrounding deserts, resulting in the Dineh suffering with parched lips and throats from Peabody's corporate induced drought. Peabody Coal needs to leave the people's land and give the coal mining a rest. Real energy needs, not energy waste, can be solved by providing Las Vegas residents with solar cells, windmills and rain catchment systems. No more pollution from coal burning needed, no more water stolen and contaminated by the miles of Peabody's coal slurry. Bye-bye Peabody, we won't miss you..

luna moth

Some extra info found at Black Mesa Indigenous Support;

"ENTER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION

All across the nation billions in American Indian royalty funds remain unaccounted for and many tribes are accusing the Interior Department for mismanaging the funds.

The Bush Administration has actually intervened in a Navajo Nation lawsuit against Peabody that produced evidence that Peabody engaged in backdoor deals with the Interior Department and diminished Navajo royalties since 1985. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in August that the Interior Department violated its trust responsibility when it engaged in these deals. The Bush administration says a ruling ordering the Government to make payments to the Navajo Nation to make up for lost royalties could be too costly and lead to similarly expensive rulings favoring other tribes that share royalties with other energy companies.

Meanwhile, Navajo coal lights up the homes of the wealthy in the Southwest "while the defendants reap huge and illicit profits using Navajo coal to generate electricity for homes and businesses in Southern California, Las Vegas, and Arizona, thousands of Navajo homes are still without electricity"… "Where many Navajo children still read by kerosene lanterns," pointed out Navajo Nation president Kelsey Begaye. "For many years, the Navajo Nation has served as an energy colony of the U.S." Native Nations have been cheated and taken advantage of in their dealings with the dominant culture. A culture that many find foreign.

THE RAPING OF THE LAND

Many Dineh elders are opposed to continued mining. Roberta Blackgoat always use to state that coal mining is gouging out the liver of Mother Earth and all humanity will suffer.

Peabody is hoping to extend its mining operations on Black Mesa and has filed a lease extension application with the federal Office of Surface Mining. The application has a revision to the mining plan so as to allow mining in an area known as J-23, a section of the Hopi reservation where Navajo Elders reside. Peabody has determined that to mine in area J-23, it would need an additional 1,200-acre feet per year of water to slurry the coal from the mine to the power plant. This would be a 32% INCREASE despite the fact that tribal leaders have been calling for an end to Peabody's pumping of groundwater used to transport coal. Issuance of the permit that Peabody is requesting, would result in a life of mine permit, which means Peabody would be permitted to continue mining coal for as long as it takes, until there is none left within the lease area."



"A DUTY TO ACT

In an era of transnational corporations operating all over the globe, the methods of separating indigenous peoples from their land and natural resources have outstripped any agency or nongovernmental organization to monitor or regulate. It's up to the people-the grassroots organizations and individuals who care to STAND IN SOLIDARITY!, and unify with all those affected by the mining and the pumping. There are many issues within Black Mesa, all of which are interwoven and interconnected. WE SHARE A COMMON ENEMY here. Do not miss your opportunity to participate in making a vital decision for the preservation of the indigenous cultures of the earth, of the Hopi and Dineh.

Black Mesa Water Coalition has been working on a process that will result in solutions for a sustainable economy. Solar and wind electrical generation do not use any water or coal to generate electricity. Leonard Selestewa, Chairman of Black Mesa Trust, argues against the need for a power plant to stimulate the Hopi economy. " We should be doing feasibility studies on alternative, renewable sources of energy, such as solar and wind power."

Write letters to the tribal councils and other governmental agencies.

Ask yourself the question of why do these issues spark your interest. Most of us are from or benefit from the dominant western society

(Adapted from The Black Mesa Syndrome: Indian Lands, Black Gold, Judith Nies & Natural Resources Defense Council Draw down Report)

Speak Truth to power! Stop the use of the N-Aquifer!

Stop the destruction of the Earth & her children!!

Tribal Governments

Hopi Tribal Council

Wayne Taylor, Jr., Chairman & Eugene Kaye, Chairman's Chief of Staff,

The Hopi Tribe

P.O. Box 123

Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

tel: 520-734-2441 (x101 Wayne Taylor) (x107 Eugene Kaye)

fax: 520-734-6665

e-mail:(for Wayne) wtaylor@hopi.nsn.us

(for Eugene) jacquelinenahee@hopi.nsn.us

Tell them to not build a coal-fired power plant on Black Mesa and to come up with feasibility studies that look at other (sustainable) options. Tell them to support their people in their endeavor to be true stewards of the land.

The Navajo Nation

Kelsey Begaye, President

P.O. Box 9000

Window Rock, AZ 86515.

tel: 928-871-6352

email: kabegaye@navajo.org

"All water, coal & other materials underneath what used to be the 1882 Hopi Reservation, also belong to the Navajo Tribe. Therefore, this prefect simply will not work unless the Navajo Tribe is brought into the loop." -Hopi grassroots leader.

United States Government

Gale Norton

Department of Interior

1849 C. Street N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20240

(202) 208-3100

gale_norton@ios.doi.gov

www.doi.gov/secretary/

United States Senators of Arizona:

"Your silence has been deafening on this matter."-Hopi Grassroots organizer

Senator John McCain

241 Russell-Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

tel: 202-224-2235 fax: 202-228-2862

E-mail address: John_McCain@McCain.senate.gov

web: http://www.senate.gov/~mccain

Senator Jon Kyl

Washington, D.C.

730 Hart Senate Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: (202) 224-4521

Fax: (202) 224-2207

Web http://kyl.senate.gov/con_form.htm

Mining Corporations

Peabody Coal Company

Chairman and CEO Irl Engelhardt

Public Relations (Beth Sutton)

Peabody Energy

701 Market St.

St. Louis, MO 63101

314-342-3400

www.peabody.com

publicrelations@peabodyenergy.com

Reliant Energy

Chairman and CEO Steve Letbetter

Director of Corporate Communications (713)207-5881

www.reliantenergy.com

The Office of Surface Mining

web site: http://www.osmre.gov/

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dineh families living on Black Mesa are trying to be heard on the international level.

United Nations Special Rappatour

European Union

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS TO CONTACT

Black Mesa Water Coalition represents a common interest by students of Northern Az. University & Flagstaff community members to aid in the struggle to end the pumping of groundwater from the N-Aquifer. bmwc31@hotmail.com

Black Mesa Indigenous Support is a group of individuals acting to support the sovereignty of the indigenous people affected by mining activities on Black Mesa, who face forced relocation, environmental devastation, and cultural extinction at the hands of multi-national corporations, and United States and Tribal Governments. www.blackmesais.org

Natural Resource Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. http://www.nrdc.org/water/conservation/draw/drawinx.asp

Sierra Club Environmental Justice Projects: Arizona. http://www.sierraclub.org/environmental_justice/projects_az.asp

WHEN IS IT ENOUGH?

EVERY DAY THAT WE WAIT TO ACT, THE PROBLEM GETS HARDER TO SOLVE.



Black Mesa Indigenous Support (BMIS) works to support the sovereignty of indigenous people on Black Mesa facing forced relocation, environmental devastation, and cultural extinction at the hands of multi-national corporations, and United States and tribal governments."



other info @;

Black Mesa Indigenous Support;

http://www.blackmesais.org/water_land_SOLIDARITY.htm

Report this post as:

Local News

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A12 5:39PM

lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 6:38PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights M01 6:28PM

What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It M01 3:30PM

Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down F14 2:44PM

Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29 F13 12:51PM

Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf F13 11:04AM

Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development F12 8:51AM

Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine F09 10:25PM

Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents F09 7:14PM

Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters F07 9:50AM

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre F04 3:17PM

Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling F04 12:42PM

Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present F04 10:52AM

Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police F03 11:11PM

LA Times Homicide Report F03 1:57PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée A20 11:22AM

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion A20 7:14AM

Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service A19 5:52PM

The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally! A19 4:01PM

The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder A19 11:48AM

Neurogenèse involutive A18 9:21AM

Paraphysique de la dictature étatique A16 10:13AM

Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" A16 3:45AM

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia A14 12:25PM

Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine A14 3:30AM

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! A12 3:50PM

“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize! A12 3:48PM

The World Dependent on Central Banks A12 4:43AM

Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine A11 9:40PM

March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update A10 10:52PM

Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel A10 3:33PM

ICE contract with license plate reader company A10 1:14PM

Palimpseste sisyphéen A09 11:23PM

Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes A09 5:32AM

Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges A09 4:18AM

Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes A08 10:33PM

Amy Goodman interview on cell phone safety A08 10:29PM

Mesa, Arizona police officer kills unarmed white man A08 9:50PM

Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes A08 9:48PM

Paraphysique de l'autorité A08 12:11AM

Two Podcasts on fbi corruption A06 10:13PM

Fbi assassins assault & try to kill DAVID ATKINS A06 7:29PM

EPA Head Scott Pruitt: Of Cages And Sirens A06 2:15PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy