Hi Guys. Received the following announcement from Doug:
n lieu of our normal meeting in November and December we normally have a dinner
party at Whiskey Creek. This year, of course, that is not possible. After checking with
six other locations, it seems the best place for a group our size would be
JACK’S RESTAURANT directly across the street from WHISKEY CREEK.
We will have the meeting room in the back of their regular dining room and each order
from the regular menu. Beer and wine are available.
Please bring a can of food to donate to the Salvation Army Food Pantry.
Last night the House voted to cut funding for the NSA. The vote was 293-123, really overwhelming. To gain this big a margin of victory, lots of Democrats had to have voted for this. Hopefully this can get similar support in the Senate.
A quick plug for Dan Totheroh in tomorrows election. He actually has some understanding of the forces behind LADWP and their industrial solar plan for the Manzanar area. Utilities have managed to have distributed solar not counted in their mandate to achieve 30% renewables.
Whatever you do, do not vote for Tanksley. This is a person with a bumper sticker reading "Log it, mine it, graze it, burn it.".
In Oklahoma, ALEC, a Koch lobbying group has successfully pushed through a bill placing a monthly fee on those who generate their own power. Here we have clear evidence of how the utility industry hates solar power.
By Ari Phillips April 25
The right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an influential lobbying group composed of Republican politicians and big businesses, is in the middle of the state- and local-level clean energy disputes that are currently evolving almost as quickly as the solar and wind technologies themselves. ALEC, known for advancing corporate interests, is aligned with the Koch brothers in the current heated exchange — how to make distributed solar power look bad.
Howard Scheckter reported that the Bishop airport recorded an 81 degree temperature yesterday. This was the earliest 80 degree temp ever recorded in the Owens Valley.
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