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    Thanks for reading.  Hope you've enjoyed our little Earth Day diversion to look at a more recent  regulation effort, but an important piece of legislation whose benefits are still bearing fruit today.  And this year the city of Cleveland observes the 40th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire with a look at how far they (and we) have come

    (Sorry, not able to get the video embed to work.  Please follow the link and view the video:
    After the flames: The story behind the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire and its recovery)

    Next time (in two weeks, if plans hold) we'll go 500 feet below the Illinois cornfields and a century back in time to look at an event that helped spur regulation of one of our most dangerous workplaces.  Hope to see you then.

    Happy Earth Day!

    People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

    by dsteffen on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 03:00:52 PM PDT

    •  I'm Drinking "Burning River Ale" Believe it or No (1+ / 0-)
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      just now.

      BTW just west of the mouth of the Cuyahoga at the science museum next to new Browns Stadium stands a decent sized modern wind turbine.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 09:20:03 PM PDT

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      •  "Burning River Ale" (0+ / 0-)

        Sounds like a "gotta have".  A local winery, before it closed up shop, used to make a wine called "Panther Creek".  I used to wade and fish and attempt to float home-made rafts down Panther Creek -- it was nothing you'd want to be drinking out of, either.

        When did the turbine do up?  We stopped at the Rock Hall (if it's visible from there) a few years ago and I don't remember seeing it, although I may have been more preoccupied with figuring out how I got there and how I get out.  (When you stick us country boys in central-city traffic, the results are touch and go sometimes...)

        People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

        by dsteffen on Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 03:58:08 AM PDT

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