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The 2005 Energy Policy Act is known by some as being written by the energy lobby and by others as containing things down right goofy. One provision creates what are known as energy transmission corridors. Supposedly, the idea is to lower energy costs and increase security (is there anything that’s done by the government these…

Inhofe, Submerged

I caught a portion of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing regarding the California CO2 Waiver on CSPAN last night. You can read Senator Boxer’s (majority) opening comments here and Senator Inhofe’s (minority) opening comments here. It’s bad enough when Inhofe says things like this: “When it comes to the issue of…

Yeah, That’s Enough

I’ve already mentioned the amazing amount of snow that’s hit places like Redfield, NY, some 40 miles from us. For Utica, this winter is proving to be one of bizarre extremes. January turned out to be the warmest on record and over 4 degrees warmer than usual. In fact, I was running comfortably outside in…

Apparently, Not Enough

I mentioned the intense amount of snowfall in Redfield, NY the other day (131″ record breaker event, and enough for the Colbert Report to quip that there was so much snow that identical flakes were beginning to fall). Well, we’re all getting pelted again (like the rest of the Northeast), but when you already have…

Is Enough Enough?

After what was a mild and low-snow start of the winter, the past few weeks in upstate New York have been nothing short of blanketing. The town of Redfield has just broken the all-time accumulation record for a lake effect snow event. They beat the old record of 127 inches recorded at Montague in 2001…

Christmas Goose: Snow or Canada?

Living in central New York, and only a few miles from the Utica Marsh, the honking and flying V’s (not this) of the Canada goose are a common sight in the Fall, and perhaps it’s only a mild exaggeration to say they’re more common than red or yellow maple leaves. Early on Saturday mornings I…

Remember the Burma Shave ads which once lined the bygone US highways? The signs with such catchy poetry as… It has a tingle And a tang That starts The day off With a bang. Apparently the Champaign County Rifle Association is all in favor of starting the day off with a bang. While in Illinois…