LSU Heisman Trophy Winner Joe Burrow Shines Spotlight on American Poverty – Geaux Burreaux!

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Tonight LSU plays Clemson in the New Orleans Superdome for the 2020 College Football National Championship.

At four minutes into this video LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow (aka Joe Burreaux) talks about the poverty rate of his hometown in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in Athens County Ohio https://youtu.be/sL2_CO3pg1E We don’t hear much about Appalachian poverty anymore. The so-called War on Poverty ended, but poverty did not. His Heisman speech can be found on their youtube channel.

Athens County Ohio is 90.8% White with 30.7% in poverty. Baton Rouge, home to LSU, is 55% Black with 25.2% in poverty. East Baton Rouge Parish (surrounding county) is slightly more affluent with 16.7% in poverty. (See more Census Facts at the bottom of this post)

Geaux Burreaux! (comme on le dit en Louisiane):
On December 14, 2019, Burrow received the 2019 Heisman Trophy, winning by the largest margin in…

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Methane news

“If a small fraction of Arctic sea floor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we’re f***ed.” Arctic expedition see methane “boiling” on the surface of the water and is visible to the naked eye

“Russian scientists on an Arctic expedition have discovered, for the first time, methane “boiling” on the surface of the water that is visible to the naked eye. Forget high-tech detection devices, the methane is so pronounced that it can be scooped from the water in buckets, as Newsweek reported. The research team from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) found the methane leak east of Bennett Island in the East Siberian Sea. The methane bubbles, which create a boiling appearance, spanned an area over 50 feet, as the Telegraph reported.

The concentration of atmospheric methane in that spot was 16 parts per million, more than nine times higher than the atmospheric average. While the observed area is too small to cause any problems, it does spell trouble for ships if the problem gets worse. Methane leaked into the atmosphere may cause larger swaths of water to boil more violently, which can topple oil and gas rigs in the seas and lead to spills.” (more)

 

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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Wants to Dump Safety Regs

U.S. regulator proposes scaling back offshore drilling safety rules: WSJ

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), which regulates offshore oil and gas drilling, proposes relaxing requirements to stream real-time data on oil production operators to facilities onshore, where they are available for review by regulators, the Journal reported.

The BSEE has also proposed cutting a provision requiring that third-party inspectors of critical equipment – such as the blowout preventer that failed in the Deepwater Horizon case – be certified by the BSEE….

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-regulation-bsee/u-s-regulator-proposes-scaling-back-offshore-drilling-safety-rules-wsj-idUSKBN1EJ0VE

The Pentagon Is Actively Poisoning Americans Across The US And It’s 100% “Legal”

This concerns Louisiana – Colfax, Louisiana is on the front of the report.

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The Department of Defense and its contractors are currently using at least 61 active military sites across the country to “burn and detonate unused munitions and raw explosives in the open air with no environmental emissions controls,” according to a series of bombshell reports from ProPublica that give insight into the largest source of pollution in the country.

Toxic Fires

Across the Country, Military Sites Burn Hazardous Waste Into Open Air

By Hilary Fung, Abrahm Lustgarten and Lena Groeger

Virtually every day, the Department of Defense and its contractors burn and detonate unused munitions and raw explosives in the open air with no environmental emissions controls, often releasing toxins near water sources and schools.

Story: https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/burn-sites

Colorado chemical arms wastewater to be trucked to Texas

PUEBLO, Colo. — The U.S. Army will truck hazardous wastewater from a chemical weapons destruction plant in Colorado to an incineration facility in Texas because…

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