[Coral-List] ENN press release

Bill Allison allison.billiam at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 10:20:13 EDT 2013

This may speak to some:

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:51 PM, Dean Jacobson <atolldino at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Listers:
>   I feel uneasy about the Majuro story taking a "point" position, it being
> trivial compared to what is happening here and elsewhere due to
> eutrophication, invasive species (invasive, massive growths of Hypnea is
> swallowing km of our Majuro ocean reef whole!) overfishing, thermal stress
> (I am bracing myself for the next bleaching event) etc.  Yet, when you see
> what the US State Dept is saying about the XL Keystone, that its projected
> carbon emissions impact is minimal (!), it is clear that a massive
> disconnect exists in the most powerful govt in the world, one that is
> supposedly molded and guided by the public, the people.  FAA conducting
> proxy coral mining is a small but powerfully egregious example, one with
> dramatic pictures, a history of deception and contradiction.  I try to
> position the debate to yield as much learning, (i.e. "a teachable moment")
> as possible.  A new petition, BTW, has appeared on SignOn, (very easy to
> find) which has a history
>  of greater signature yield.  The old one reached nearly 1000 names, then
> was shut down again last week (it takes months to reopen it)!
> Mining at the reservoir reef, BTW, goes on almost daily, moving ever
> eastward towards some stunning lovely locales of colorful coral, unique to
> the RMI.  I shut the operation down for short periods by pointing out
> massive gaps in the worthless silt curtain, one of the few mitigations
> offered by the EMP (I dont have much hope for coral planting after the
> mining stops).
> Cheers,
> Dean Jacobson
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