[UC] UPDATE --7/14/04--
- The Urban Conservancy update is taking the week off. We will publish our
next update on July 21, 2004.
In the meantime, if you are in New Orleans, we hope you will check out the
free film "Town Under Siege," which will be shown as part of the Moral
Decisions series on Wednesday, July 21 in Bobet Hall 212, Loyola
University at 8:00 PM.
Town Under Siege
This one-hour documentary is about a struggle between a tiny Louisiana town
and one of the biggest industries on earth - oil. Every day trucks and
barges dump tons of oil field waste into giant open pits in a waste disposal
site in Grand Bois, Louisiana. When parents found their children were
getting sick with symptoms the local doctors couldn't explain, they hired a
lawyer and began to fight for their lives. The documentary was named by TIME
Magazine one of the ten best television shows of 1997. (56 min.)
>From the description:"The video focuses on environmental issues in a community not far from
New Orleans. It offers insights into corporate policy, EPA policymaking, the
environmental awareness level of the Louisiana State Legislature and Gov.
Mike Foster, and the ability of a small community unite in a struggle to
preserve its existence and way of life."
The Urban Conservancy
The culture has moved to the point where I find myself in the far left
without having gone there. I still feel like I'm putting up my father's
old Indiana farmer's values. I think I'm a conservative. I don't think
these guys that call themselves "conservatives" really are; these guys are
high rollers and plungers and bet-the-farm-on-slender-odds guys; they
ain't conservatives. I think a conservative is somebody who cares about
conserving the planet and the air and the water and the sky and the sun.
It is something mean to say that mankind has f******d up the sunshine.
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