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Oh Damn, German Beer Threatened by Fracking

27 May

by Russ McSpadden / Earth First! Newswire

Does this beer taste like it has several hundred undisclosed chemicals belonging to Halliburton in it?

Dude, does this beer taste like it has several hundred undisclosed chemicals belonging to Halliburton in it?

There’s just something unsettling about a beer turned bitter from too many hops and, um,  poisoned by poly-nuclear-aromatic-hydrocarbons. Wait, better forget that last ingredient, which is a proprietary fracking chemical owned by Halliburton. The Earth First! Journal just can’t afford to get sued.

A growing coalition of German brewers, invoking the power and sanctity of that country’s beer purity law of 1516, which only allows simple and pure ingredients in beer, are trumpeting the warning call over fracking. They say the extraction of shale gas in Deutschland will contaminate the water they use to craft their yeasty beverages. Continue reading

State Repression Got You Feelin’ Chilly?

11 Mar
Outlaws burning effigies of Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown and Gov. John Kitzhaber... All in good fun, of course.

Outlaws burning effigies of Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown and Gov. John Kitzhaber… All in good fun, of course.

“Come warm your hands by our fire!”

While some eco-defenders in Oregon are getting worried about the chilling effect of proposed anti-activist legislation, others seem to have found a nice way of warming those liberties right back up… And really, who doesn’t love a burning effigy of their local politicians. It’s practically an American tradition. Apple pie, hot dogs, baseball, bureaucrats reduced to ashes.

It was reported in the Eugene Weekly like this:

When it comes to saving the environment, lawyers and protesters often go hand in hand, so it may come as no surprise that alongside (though not an official part of) the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the UO Feb. 28 to March 3, there were acts of protest.   Continue reading