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The Joplin Globe
March 26, 2014
People living near the Current and Jacks Fork rivers are unhappy with a recommended management plan for the park, and they’re pushing to remove those rivers from the federal control the park has been under for 50 years.
A similar proposal has been introduced in Congress by U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo.
Missouri House keeps funding for park takeover
Chris Blank, The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Money for a possible state takeover of a southeastern Missouri park remains in next year’s proposed state operating budget, but funding for expanding the Medicaid health care program for the poor was left out.
MIDKIFF: Fuel tanks threaten a pristine Missouri river
By Ken Midkiff
COLUMBIA, Mo 3/19/14 (Op Ed) -- Near the Willow Springs, Missouri headwaters of the Eleven Point River -- an Ozark National Scenic River, a National Wild and Scenic River, and a favorite float stream -- Coastal Energy has a tank farm.
(EDITOR's Note: The following article from "The Institute of Science in Society" was received via email and can be read in its entirety at the link given at the conclusion of this abbreviated article. It is important to note that sperm counts in Missouri have shown a dramatic decrease in recent years, and in fact a greater decrease than that of some other states. Does Missouri's Monsanto sell more Roundup in Missouri, just because it is located here?)
"GLYPHOSATE/ROUNDUP and HUMAN MALE INFERTILITY"
Editor's Note: The following link (http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/276782467/report-burning-natural-gas-is-be...)
(Editor's note: It is assumed that the following is in the public domain, as it was published on ORION)
The Orion Blog
Breaking Up with the Sierra Club
March 23, 2012, by Sandra Steingraber
Orion‘s search for a more truthful relationship between humans and the natural world occasionally calls for the expression of outrage. The more we learn about a gas-drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing—or “fracking”—the more we see it as a zenith of violence and disconnect, impulses that seem to be gathering on the horizon like thunder clouds.
Once again Representative Jason Smith has been busy spreading misinformation and untruths about the closing of Doe Run’s Herculaneum Smelter earlier this year. It conveniently helps his rant against government regulations. I suspect he thinks this will gather him votes to get re-elected this year.He asserts it's due to Obama Administration regulatory overreach. He and others in RIGHT WING LAND claim it is also a way to control guns by limiting the amount of lead for ammunition.