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Petropolis - Aerial Perspectives On the Alberta Tar Sands

Some truly frightening images from Alberta.

Shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler's "Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands" offers an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and energy project.



Take Action - Condit Dam removal faces potential delay

Condit Dam, which has blocked the White Salmon River since 1913, was originally supposed to be removed in 2006, according to the terms of a settlement agreement between dam owner PacifiCorp, environmental groups, government agencies and the Yakama Nation.

Now, in a new filing, PacifiCorp suggests that removing the 125-foot-high dam may be delayed once again.

The Portland-based utility indicated in a new legal filing that a slew of new requirements by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may not leave enough time to breach the dam in October of this year.

LINK (Via:The Columbian)

Here is a sample letter to send to FERC @

To FERC officials,

I am disgusted that my tax dollars are paying folks at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to again delay the approved and celebrated removal of Condit Dam on the White Salmon River. Stop obstructing this project and actively help ensure that the dam is removed, as scheduled, in 2011!



Striper Slaughter in North Carolina



Commercial fishermen trawling off of the Outer Banks of North Carolina are slaughtering thousands of striped bass in “culling” operations and tossing them overboard trying to keep larger stripers and remain under their 50 fish limit.

Both recreational anglers and smaller operation commercial fishermen have been aghast at the actions of the trawlers who are wiping out massive schools of stripers and discarding smaller fish to stay under the state 50 fish creel but maximize their profits.

LINK (The Charlotte Examiner)

The NC Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has issued a statement


Mayfly fossil inclusion in Baltic amber


Friday Pin Up


One Small Step for Steelhead 

Osprey Steelhead News is reporting that Ray's has agreed to take wild steelhead off their menu. Thanks to Ray's for listening and thanks to all of you who took the time to send them an e-mail.