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“THE RIGHT TO FARM OR THE RIGHT TO HARM?” Wes Shoemyer on Green Time TV

Missourians will vote on a constitutional amendment called “The Right to Farm.”  Does that mean that people do not now have the right to farm but the amendment would give it to them?  Or, could someone be trying to pull the wool over your eyes?  Wes Shoemyer, of Missouri’s Food for America, explains that Missouri law already guarantees rights to family farmers; but the so-called “Right to Farm” would extend these rights to corporations.  That could give advantages to CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) and huge corporations that are not even headquartered in Missouri.  This Green Time (No. 452) features the movie “A Better Way to Farm” with Dr. John Ikerd.  It is produced by the Gateway Greens in conjunction with KNLC Channel 24.  Call 314-727-8554 or contact [email protected] for info.

Airs on KNLC Channel 24 in St. Louis City and neighboring counties:

12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014

 

You can also see Green Time on KNLC’s Renewable Energy Channel 24-2 

[You may need to ask your cable provider how to view 24-2]:

8:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014

 

You can now see Green Time on these Missouri stations:

8:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014 in Springfield MO on Channel 39

8:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014 in Joplin MO on Channel 36

8:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014 in Marshfield MO on Channel 17

 

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“WEST LAKE LANDFILL: THE TRUE STORY” Bob Criss and Ed Smith on Green Time TV

Why is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) holding back information on radioactive waste in the West Lake Landfill?  Why have they not properly investigated it?  Why have no criminal charges been filed against those responsible?  Dr. Bob Criss, of Washington University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Science, and Ed Smith, Safe Energy Director of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, discuss many problems, including the possibility that an adjacent smoldering fire in underground garbage could move into the unlined radwaste dump.  Republic Services has publicly accused Dr. Criss of “causing fear,” while EPA has claimed he is incorrect about flood risk and groundwater contamination.

Dr. Criss explains that location in a flood plain and earthquake zone could strongly affect radioactive releases.  Radiation is known to increase the likelihood of leukemia 38-fold and decrease the proportion of male babies born.  The waste in West Lake Landfill will actually increase its radioactivity for at least 9,000 years.  What can citizens do to counter the lack of transparency by the EPA regarding waste from the first nuclear experiments and bombs?  This Green Time (No. 443) features portions of “Big Picture: Atomic Battlefield.”  It is produced by the Gateway Greens in conjunction with KNLC Channel 24.  Call 314-727-8554 or contact [email protected] for info.

 

Airs on KNLC Channel 24 in St. Louis City and neighboring counties:

12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014,

You can also see Green Time on KNLC’s Renewable Energy Channel 24-2
[You may need to ask your cable provider how to view 24-2]:

8:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014

You can now see Green Time on these Missouri stations:

8:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 in Springfield MO on Channel 39

8:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 in Joplin MO on Channel 36

8:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 in Marshfield MO on Channel 17

 

See past episodes of Green Time at: greentime.tv

To find out how you can help Green Time, contact [email protected]

“Five years later, Missouri still grappling with renewable law”

“More than five years after Missouri residents approved a renewable-energy standard, very little has changed about the state’s power supply.

The 2008 law, known as Proposition C, requires the state’s three large investor-owned utilities to gradually phase in renewable power, starting with 2 percent of the electricity sold in 2011 to 2013, and gradually ramping up that proportion to 15 percent by 2021. The law also requires that 2 percent of that total be derived from solar.

However, not long after voters approved the law by a two-to-one margin, state officials removed language requiring that energy to be generated in Missouri.

As a result, “the utilities are not building renewables,” said P.J. Wilson, director of Renew Missouri, a non-profit that advocated for Proposition C. “They have found ways around it. We’ve been challenging that.””

To read the rest of this article, written by Karen Uhlenhuth for Midwest Energy News, please click on the link below:
http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/02/11/five-years-later-missouri-still-grappling-with-renewable-law/

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