Another victory in Congress, at least the opening round
– Last week drilling in ANWR was blocked in a budget vote and Wednesday,
in a rare bipartisan move, senators from both sides of the aisle teamed up with
religious leaders and environmentalists to introduce legislation that would
jump start cleaner car technology and promote development of alternative fuels.
We’ll get reaction from Deron Lovaas,
Vehicles Campaign director for the NRDC, on the significance of this
drive. Now that drilling prospects in Alaska
have been thwarted – at least for the time being – there’s a
new push to open up more coastal drilling. What’s at stake and what can
be done? Lisa Speer, with the
NRDC’s Ocean Protection Initiative, will weigh in. And
how is China’s
changing landscape, and growing footprint, putting global pressure on resources
from oil and water to steel? We’ll
speak with Chinese eco-activist, Wen Bo, of Pacific Environment, for
a first hand report. And speaking of china, what’s on your dinner
table this Thanksgiving and where did it come from? We’ll meet Theresa Marquez, catalyst for The Earth Dinner,
a festive new way to celebrate food, farms and our bountiful planet.
Also, the author of a new book that celebrates organic farming called Fields That Dream – A Journey To The Roots of
Our Food – Jenny Kurzweil will check in. Last, but not least,
are our national forests under fire from Bush and Co. and are your tax dollars
contributing to the destruction? What you should know, and why you should care,
from Carl Ross, Founder of Save America’s
LISTEN to the whole show (37 min)
Betsy’s guests this week are:
Wen Bo, is a Beijing based consultant for Pacific Environment.
Listen (11 min)
Carl Ross is Director of Save America’s Forests
Listen (7 min)
Theresa Marquez is Chief Marketing Executive for Organic Valley Cooperative.
Learn more about the Earth Dinner.
Listen (12 min)
Jenny Kurzweil is the author of "Fields that dream: a journey to the roots of our food"
Listen (2 min)
In our NRDC partner segment:
Deron Lovaas, Vehicle campaign director, responsible for the "Break the chain" oil security campaign talks about a new bipartisan effort in the Senate to save oil.
Also more about Katrina and Oil, NeoCons driving Priuses and the Set America Free Coalition. Listen (4 min)
Lisa Speer, Co-director of the Ocean Protection Initiative, about coastal oil drilling.
Listen (3 min)