Claremont is a great city, and since
1928, Golden State Water Company
(Golden State) has taken great
pride in serving residents. People care about
each other and the quality of life. This is
demonstrated by a deep involvement in
civic issues, including water.
Golden State values this interest. It’s important for
customers to be engaged about water, even when
they’re angry. Residents and city officials have questioned
rates, meter charges, and the value we provide.
Fresh is the major word to describe
the food we have eaten here in
Vietnam. In fact today in a little
dinky restaurant in the border town of
Chau Doc where we wait for our boat to
Cambodia, where no English is spoken
and the menu is in Vietnamese, we have
the most delicious sour fish soup prepared
at our table.
A little fire is brought to the table and a pot with the
liquid, the meaty fish, vegetables, herbs and pineapple
is placed on the heat to cook while we eat other
lovely things. You can’t get fresher than that.
Why risk money on a pipeline through the heartland of America?
The Keystone XL Pipeline to provide more fossil fuel is not the path to a sustainable future. A keystone to sustainability is using petrochemicals for lightweight materials—such as carbon fiber—that can be used to save energy and harvest renewables.
We need to greatly reduce emissions during the projected life of this proposed pipeline. Energy companies (and investors) would be wiser to support clean renewable energy and not risk money on a pipeline that will be too expensive to use cost-effectively.
How can we meet Federal Air Quality Standards if crude from Canadian tar sands reaches refineries and is burned in air basins that have already reached their carrying capacities? We need to avoid the hidden costs of pollution.