The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 directed the U.S. Department of Energy to designate large geographic areas for “National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.” Within these corridors, power companies can bypass environmental laws and gain approval to build new high-voltage interstate transmission lines, even on environmentally sensitive and protected lands.
October is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and I would like to urge all parents to educate themselves about this dangerous epidemic. Please take time to emphasize the importance of good nutrition at home.
Too much heat and too little light are being generated right now inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway on the issue of global warming. Some electric utilities and allies in the coal and nuclear industries claim that only coal or nuclear reactors can meet future energy needs and combat global climate change. They say there is no other way.
Have you seen them? The stacks of Halloween candy in the stores? Have you thought about what all that candy can do to your children’s teeth and your teeth? In today’s economy, no one wants to spend extra money visiting the dentist because of cavities!
While Washington once again debates reforming our health care reform system, the states have marched on. Washington-based proposals, like those currently before Congress, are too expensive and ignore the fact that most Americans don’t want and are concerned about a big-government takeover of the U.S. health care system.
The Star Ledger, along with the liberal left, equates criticism of President Obama’s policies with racism because he is a black man. The old timers at the Star Ledger need to be reminded that this is New Jersey in 2009, not Birmingham in 1959. The world has changed.
It doesn’t matter if the car you’re driving is new or old, big or small. Driving technique and proper vehicle maintenance go a long way toward protecting the environment. By following five simple steps, you can do your part by improving gas mileage, which will also save money at the pump.
What does it take to make a building green? More than green paint! A host of technologies and techniques are available to make structures friendlier to the environment, both inside and out. Even the right kind of green paint can help!
That proposed new tax on beverages should be totally rejected. If obesity is associated with poverty then a new tax on soda will increase poverty and obesity. Most of all this Sugar
Imagine if life’s simplest tasks became insurmountable: driving a car, making a sandwich or buttoning a shirt.