Whether by pipe or rail, fossil-fuel transport unsafe

Dear Friends, The oil spill in northwest Iowa has been “contained,” according to authorities. I’ve yet to see the price tag on how much taxpayer money has been spent cleaning Continue Reading →

Industry’s New Colonial Outpost: Rural Iowa

Dear Friends, Two things before I explain why Iowa is becoming a colonial outpost: First, I’m sad to say that the pro-DAPL bill (SF 2235) passed this week despite hundreds Continue Reading →

Cars Matter More Than Kids

Dear Friends, My birthday is next week, and in the great tradition of Hobbits – who instead of receiving gifts on their birthdays give them – I’m offering four of you Continue Reading →