A Federal court has ruled that permission to drill for gas in Wyoming must depend on its cumulative effect on climate change, and not be assessed in isolation.
The logic is already being applied to other states, and will be tested on offshore drilling.
This is not (yet?) a ban on such activities, but requires a reasonable, scientific form of assessment.
Naturally, people keen on extinction intend to appeal. You can help at the market end. Reduce your need for fossil carbon in every way: cars, use of gas for cooking, plastics and other things made from fossil fuels…
I know you’ve heard it before: live simply so you may simply live.
Sven, I agree. At the end of my novel, Ascending Spiral, my hero Pip says:
“I dislocated a shoulder in 2009. About two months later, my rehabilitation homework was to play basketball with myself. This is brilliant: increasing strength, flexibility and self-confidence in a pleasurable way.
“OK, I shoot for the basket and get it in. Beauty. I shoot again and miss. So what—I’m still exercising my shoulder.
“We are on this planet for a purpose. This is not to make money or to be better than the neighbor. It is to learn Lessons, to progress toward the ultimate lesson of Love, the message of Jesus (and this is from a Buddhist Jew).
“So, if you join my team and we create a sustainable society, beauty. But if we miss and humanity goes the way of the Dodo, so what. If the students destroy this school, let me reassure you: there are billions of other schools in the universe.”
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Thanks, Bob. Yes, we are many who rely on the legal systems in the western world. And there are reasons for hope. https://agreenerfutureblog.wordpress.com/6-greener-future/6-3-greener-law/
Thank you, Sven. You don’t think it is way too late? In my opinion, we have crossed too many tipping points. Still, all we can do is the best we can do…
At times I feel rather pessimistic. But to quote Churchill: “We shall never surrender”. For the time being I “see” two gallopping horses: one is called “Disaster”, and has taken a slight lead. The other one is called “Go Eco” and is right behind. They are approaching the abyss., In other words – we don’t give up quite yet. The fossil mafia wants apathy. We won’t give them the gift of apathy, not yet. The worldwide children’s strikes is worth supporting, and this engagement gives some hope.. . https://ufbutv.com/2019/02/24/joining-hands-to-save-our-world/