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Robert Latta's dirty energy money

Robert Latta's dirty energy money. Working against his constituents.

Government and Corporations Collude Against the People: Ohio Is a Corporate State
http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/32825-government-and-corporations...

Rep Robert Latta's dirty oil campaign money

News From Fulton County: Charles Saunders failed to file an Ohio Supreme court merit brief on time

Saunders denied Supreme Court platform
Missed filing deadline
September 14th, 2015
http://fcnews.org/news/1034/saunders-denied-supreme-court-platform

Quote from article:
"The attorney, who represents himself and Fulton County residents RJ Lumbrezer and Roy Norman as complainants to the county’s charter petition, faults himself for the failure. “As a lawyer, I should have known ahead of time that this was coming down, that I should have had my merit brief in by a certain time,” he said.

Jeep Wrangler to stay in Toledo, Cherokee leaving, Wrangler-based pickup coming

Jeep Wrangler to stay in Toledo, Cherokee leaving, Wrangler-based pickup coming
http://www.autonews.com/article/20150901/OEM01/150909993/jeep-wrangler-t...

DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler has decided to keep making the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo, Ohio, move production of the Jeep Cherokee to a nearby state and build a Jeep pickup.

Texas Nexus Pipeline Surveyors invade Fulton County Ohio.


Yes we are being invaded by out-of-state workers. So goes the claim of local jobs! Fulton County residents are fearful of these new invaders with Texas license plates.

A big Texas Nexus welcome! Is this how they really feel about us Yankees?

Senator Rob Portman sells out Northwest Ohio for cash!

Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/27/corporations-paid-us-sen...

Northwest Ohio's for sale politicians? You be the judge.

Wood and Fulton County residents are fighting the proposed NEXUS Pipeline. Within the districts of State Rep Barbara Sears and U.S. Rep Robert Latta local governments have come out against the NEXUS Pipeline. Resolutions against include:
Fulton County
Wood County
Waterville Township
Swancreek Township
Providence Township
Middleton Township
Amboy Township
Fulton Township
The village of Swanton
The village of Metamora

ALEC Does Dallas
ALEC Agenda: Medicaid, Schools, and Exporting Our Gas

Rex Fulk tells you why you should NOT vote for the Springfield school levy

Rex Fulk tells you why you should NOT vote for the Springfield school levy
http://www.wspd.com/media/podcast-fred-lefebvre-podcasts-Fred/rex-fulk-t...
Vote no on Springfield School Levy
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vote-no-on-Springfield-School-Levy/255450...

Pounds: Toledo Free Press to close

Pounds: Toledo Free Press to close
http://www.toledofreepress.com/2015/04/27/pounds-toledo-free-press-to-cl...

We fought long and hard to make sure this day would never come, but it’s with a heavy heart that I must announce Toledo Free Press is closing.
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Between years of legal wrangling and ongoing struggles with predatory ad pricing from a competitor, business conditions are such that we can no longer continue.

NorthWest OHIO JOURNAL Nexus Pipeline

NW OHIO JOURNAL Nexus Pipeline Aired: 04/02/2015 The recent proposals for numerous pipelines to move the gas has created some controversy. Here to talk about their concerns are Liz Athaide-Victor of the Coalition to Reroute Nexus (corn), Swan Creek Township Trustee Rick Kazmierczak and Fulton county resident Walter Lange. http://video.wbgu.org/video/2365457361/

Data: Oil Trains Spill More Often, But Pipelines Spill Bigger

Data: Oil Trains Spill More Often, But Pipelines Spill Bigger
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/18/3624116/how-would-you-like-y...
Quote:
"A lot of people have used this data to argue that transporting oil via pipelines is safer than rail. And that’s true, if your idea of safety is defined by the frequency of accidents, regardless of how large the accidents are. If, however, you think massive releases of oil into the environment pose a greater risk to human health, than pipelines are the greater evil."
And this:

NEXUS Pipeline re-Route - Press Release


NEXUS Pipeline re-Route - Press Release
Coalition to re-Route Nexus
March 23, 2015

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-ame...
"The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.",/i>

Obama Signs 2013 NDAA: May Still Arrest, Detain Citizens Without Charge

MEGA PIPELINES WILL DO MORE PUBLIC HARM THAN GOOD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 8, 2015
CONTACT:
Lisa Kochheiser, (419) 349-3379, Lisallis1@gmail.com
Lea Harper, (419) 450-7042, wewantcleanwater@gmail.com

MEGA PIPELINES WILL DO MORE PUBLIC HARM THAN GOOD

(Bowling Green, Ohio) Three out-of-state pipeline companies have big plans for Northwest, Ohio. Those plans are raising serious questions and concerns among Wood County citizens. A public pipeline meeting to address those concerns and discuss solutions will be held Wednesday, February 18 at 6:30PM at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Nexus pipeline alternative reroute around Swanton ohio (Oak Openings)


CORN proposed alternate southern route around the sensitive Oak Openings Region

Map of the Oak Openings Region

The American Sniper: An American Tragedy

Saw the American Sniper last weekend. Sat through another Clint Eastwood version of America. Thought the movie a tragic mistake of American misadventure. Too many average Americans were destroyed by those who profited and had no sacrifice. I watched the movie through the eyes of an Iraqi. If it were an foreign invasion in this country and we were defending our country from foreign invaders the Iraqis would look like patriot heros.

Koch Primary

Koch Primary’ Tests Hopefuls In the G.O.P.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/21/us/koch-seminar-is-early-proving-groun...
Quote from New York Times article:

WASHINGTON — When Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky went to Kansas last year to campaign for Gov. Sam Brownback, he quietly requested a private meeting with the oil billionaire Charles G. Koch in his Wichita headquarters.

The senator’s pitch: Of all the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, he best reflects the views of Mr. Koch and his younger brother, David H. Koch.

Hillsdale College economics professor Gary Wolfram Energy Industry consultant ET Rover Pipeline

Toledo Blade
GUEST COMMENTARY
Rover pipeline will help Ohio benefit from energy surge

Gary Wolfram is William E. Simon professor of economics at Hillsdale College and the president of Hillsdale Policy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in taxation and policy analysis. He has done consulting work on the Rover pipeline project.
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Op-Ed-Columns/2015/01/08/Rover-pipeline-will-...

Dr Gary L Wolfram:

Where Is Fox News' Outrage Over Keystone XL Land Rights?

Where Is Fox News' Outrage Over Keystone XL Land Rights?
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/01/13/where-is-fox-news-outrage-over-k...
Quote from article:
"Fox News consistently pushes fears of government "land grabs" surrounding environmental regulations. But the network celebrated the recent court decision allowing TransCanada to force construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on private land -- with no mention of the threat to landowner rights.

The Guardian view on the response to terror: the attack on Charlie Hebdo was a crime, not an act of war

The Guardian view on the response to terror: the attack on Charlie Hebdo was a crime, not an act of war
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/08/guardian-view-respo...
Quote:

Ohio Wind Farms: The results

AT CROSSWIND
http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/wind-test/234578.html
Quote from article:
The projects, known as Timber Road Wind Farm and Blue Creek Wind Farm, are still young. But, according to managers of both, they’re already performing.

“The (Blue Creek) project has delivered what we said it would,” said Dan Litchfield, senior project developer.
Production Results

That includes about $2.7 million in annual tax payments, $2 million annually in lease agreement payments, $600 million from the company that built the farm, and enough energy to power about 76,000 homes.

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