May 27th, 2009

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EPA Waffling

Despite some recent promising news, the EPA is waffling. Someone poke them with a sharp stick and remind them that they're supposed to protect the environment, not sell it.

EPA Mining Decisions Favor Coal Industry
Mike Lillis, The Washington Independent: "Despite renewed vows to protect
Appalachian waterways from the ravages of mountaintop coal mining, the
Environmental Protection Agency has recently authorized a number of
pending mountaintop permits that will bury dozens of streams in the
nation's oldest mountain range. The move has left mining supporters
cheering the federal endorsement of a popular extraction method,
environmentalists wondering if the Obama administration truly intends to
prioritize water-quality concerns above those of the powerful coal
industry, and both sides unsure what to expect of mountaintop permitting
in the future."
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Featured Community: Pagan Writers

Most folks on LiveJournal belong to a bunch of communities. Some of the good ones are kind of obscure. The "Featured Community" meme encourages people to share their favorite communities.

  1. Cite a community that you enjoy. 
  2. Summarize its purpose and parameters. 
  3. Invite your audience to join the community and/or reply with their favorite communities.


Today's featured community is:
pagan_writers
This community is a place for Pagan writers to share resources, collaborations, and critiques. People announce what they are working on or what has just been published, too. There are novices and professionals, including some book authors. If you're interested in writing/reading in the Pagan field, drop by and take a look.