- Bonnie Phillips' story is is not a Minnesota story, as such, but it gets at the essence of the Minnesota "biomass" problem: Mainstream Minnesota "environmental" organizations, notably the Minnesota Environmental Partnership--penetrated by "Biomass" industry front groups like Dovetail Partners--have been shamefully guilty of not only failing to oppose, but actively promoting this insanity.
- Bonnie Phillips vs. the Timber Beasts, Gang Green and the Big Foundations
- Fossil Fuels Subsidized By $10 Million a Minute, Says IMF
Josh Schlossberg, Counterpunch.org
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June 4, 2015 | Ever since she was a little girl growing up near the shores of Lake Michigan in the 1940s, Bonnie Phillips talked to trees. And it was this inborn love of our nation’s forests that inspired Bonnie to dedicate nearly half of her life advocating for their protection.
In her 20s, Bonnie left her native Midwest for Washington State, accompanied by her first husband. As soon as she laid eyes on the glowing white slopes of Mt. Rainier, she told herself “this is home.” During a brief stint living on a commune in Vermont, she had a vision that summoned her back to the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula, where she lived out the rest of her days.
Josh Schlossberg is a freelance investigative journalist, member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and editor of The Biomass Monitor, the nation’s leading publication covering the health and environmental impacts of biomass energy.
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Fossil Fuels Subsidized By $10 Million a Minute, Says IMF, Damian Carrington, Information Clearing House
‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3 Trillion subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments.
The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil and gas. These include the harm caused to local populations by air pollution as well as to people across the globe affected by the floods, droughts and storms being driven by climate change.