Ballad of Terry L. Greenwood and remembrance


Image provided my Bob  Donnan PA

Terry L. Greenwood, 66 of Daisytown, PA died following struggle with brain tumors June 8, 2014.

Please remember the Greenwood family and all those harmed.

The Ballad of Terry Greenwood
(Tune of traditional song, Long Black Veil)

Terry Greenwood was a long time farmer in 2009
His Pennsylvania land and cattle were doing fine
When a company of drillers destroyed his life:
His water was polluted and his calves began to die,

You can’t farm without water
This is everybody’s fight
You can’t live without food
It’s time to do what is right,

Honor Terry Greenwood:
Shut the drilling down
Boycott the companies
And run them out of town

You can’t farm without water
You can’t live without food
Remember Pennsylvania
And Terry Greenwood.

EPA moving forward under the Toxic Substances Control Act



The EPA Administrator signed the following Federal Register document on

May 9, 2014:

Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Mixtures; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [RIN 2070-AJ93; FRL-9909-13]

This is a prepublication version of the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) that EPA is submitting for publication in the Federal Register. While the Agency has taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this Internet version of the ANPR, it is not the official version of the ANPR for purposes of public comment. Please refer to the official version of the ANPR that will appear in a forthcoming Federal Register publication.

Once the official version of the ANPR publishes in the Federal Register, the prepublication version of the ANPR that appears on the Web site will be replaced with a link to the ANPR that appears in the Federal Register publication. At that time, you will also be able to access the on-line docket for this rulemaking at

You can then use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that

are available electronically. The docket number for this rulemaking is EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-1019

Complete Statement:


City of Asylum/Pittsburgh invites you to a day-long series of FREE readings, conversations and performances featuring human rights activists and exiled writers and musicians from China and Tibet

June 8, 2013 – 1:00 p.m.-10 p.m. – FREE

All events will be held at City of Asylum’s tent
1400 block of Monterey between Sampsonia Way and Jacksonia Street, Northside

To reserve seats for any or all EXILED VOICES events, please email

Breaking Footage of Delta Nigeria:

May 30 2013

News from the BBC


April 22, 2013

Crossing the bridge, 2013 A Coalition of environmental groups cross  pedestrian bridge to Washington’s Landing

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We urge others to become more active.

Protestors occupy PA DEP office and demand moratorium on harmful Shale Drilling

A Word For Earth Day


Rejoice: People Rejoice. One Spirit -One Word. Beautiful renditions of Flight of the Condor. The Spirit Soars!

Senator Sherrod Brown: Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act

For more than a decade, China has manipulated its currency, which has undermined the ability of American workers and American businesses to compete and hire workers.  American workers are highly skilled and productive.  But when China manipulates its currency, that’s not competing — that’s cheating.

China’s blatant currency manipulation — the act of undervaluing its currency to sell products at artificially low prices — drives American companies out of business and harms our economy.

With this in mind, I introduced the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act — which passed the Senate on October 11, 2011, with strong bipartisan support.  This legislation is a commonsense solution that would ensure that tools — such as U.S. trade laws — may be used to counter the economic harm to manufacturers caused by currency manipulation.

This bill, should it become law, would help level the playing field for our businesses and manufacturers — and that’s one of the reasons why there is large bipartisan support for it.

The best way to move America’s economy forward is to make sure that every American who wants to work has a job. And that is why the federal government has a responsibility to use its trade enforcement tools to ensure that domestic manufacturers and small businesses can compete with the rest of the world.

If we’re serious about standing up for American workers and manufacturers, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act must become law.

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Cost of Environmental Degradation in China Is Growing, New York Time Article