April 23, 2018

Candidates use Earth Day to promote environmental issues

“Tedra Cobb also spent the morning pursuing the exhibits, and appeared enthused about discussions with Plattsburgh High students on solar panel installations — including those in classrooms that students use to charge their cell phones. “I went to each table and talked about what people are doing and learning about what they’re doing not just on Earth Day, but every day,” said Cobb, a consultant who lives in Hermon in St. Lawrence County.” Read the entire article here.

April 22, 2018

Earth Day

Everywhere in the world, April 22 is Earth Day.  The EPA, on its website, describes it this way, “On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land and water.”  Celebrated? To set the record straight, that first Earth Day was not a celebration at all. It was a massive angry shout at polluters who were destroying our environment and a government that, with no oversight and generous tax breaks, enabled devastation. In 1970 Americans were slurping leaded gas into massive V8 engines. Our big cars spewed toxic exhaust. Industry belched out smoke and poured sludge into lakes and streams.  The air was filled with poison. Strip mining flattened mountains and forests were clear-cut. This was …

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