PUBLISHED: 07:30 10 November 2018 Andrew Hirst Members of the Save Our Sandlings group, pictured at the AONB site where a substation could be built Picture: PETER CHADWICK Peter Chadwick Suffolk council chiefs have been accused of playing “backdoor politics” to push through proposals for a massive substation in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The proposals, which would see the industrialisation of a 30 acre section of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, near Leiston, are being fiercely fought by campaigners, who say it will decimate a rare natural habitat.Save Our Sandlings (SOS), the group leading the fight, claim the odds have been stacked against them by politicians seeking to influence the outcome. They have been backed by celebrities, including actress Diana Quick, and former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull.The substation, which is part of Scottish Power Renewables’ (SPR) offshore windfarm project, would feature 21-metre … [Read more...] about ‘Environmental disaster’ – Anger at bid for 21-metre high substation in beauty spot
Liberal environmental views
Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press Updated 3:28 pm PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 FILE - In this June 30, 2018 file photo, protesters gather to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's immigration policies in downtown Los Angeles. California voters elected a governor Tuesday who reflects their left-leaning, anti-Trump beliefs. The state's elected Democrats, and incoming Gov. Gavin Newsom, have relished their roles as leaders of the "resistance" to President Donald Trump, fighting Trump's efforts to roll back environmental protections and expanding protections for immigrants living in the state illegally. Their positions broadly reflect the views of most Californians, according to results from AP VoteCast, a survey of the American electorate. less FILE - In this June 30, 2018 file photo, protesters gather to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's immigration policies in downtown Los Angeles. California voters elected a governor Tuesday who reflects ... more … [Read more...] about Californians share left-leaning views of Democratic leaders
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer and Patricia Mazzei Nov. 5, 2018 MIAMI — The senior senator came out first, all drawl and political muscle memory — the man with the golden-est hair in the room and an entrance song, “Eye of the Tiger,” from 1982. “Wow,” Senator Bill Nelson managed, greeting a few thousand Democrats packed between the barricades of an indoor event space on Friday to see Barack Obama — and the young man, running for governor of Florida, whom everyone keeps comparing to Barack Obama. Mr. Nelson, 76, spoke a little Spanish, interrupting himself to translate every few words. He approximated a new-to-Twitter uncle at Thanksgiving, disparaging the environmental record of his Republican opponent, Gov. Rick Scott — or, “hashtag Red Tide Rick.” The people cheered … [Read more...] about A Centrist and a Liberal Test Florida, and Democrats Everywhere Watch Closely
Peter Steinfels, The Washington Post Published 3:08 am PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 In the left-of-center universes where I have mostly lived, worked and been politically active, it is now awkward to introduce oneself as a Democrat who supports the choice for life over that of abortion. The reaction is often polite but perplexed. I have regularly had people greet this news with a shocked silence - as though supporting universal health care, economic redistribution, minority rights, strong unions, environmental regulation, gun controls, criminal justice reform and freedom of expression but balking at abortion is so illogical that it can be explained only by some psychological deficit or religious dogmatism beyond rational discussion. A few outraged interlocutors have suggested that to be both a liberal and an abortion opponent is a form of insidious false advertising, just short of claiming to sell oneself as a benign Nazi. My view is different. I joined the NAACP as a … [Read more...] about Liberals, get a grip. Democrats who oppose abortion are still Democrats.
POLITICS 08/31/2018 11:22 am ET Updated 25 minutes ago Lisa Blatt is a corporate lawyer and conveniently, Brett Kavanaugh is expected to be a pro-corporate justice. By Amanda Terkel When Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he’ll be introduced by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and attorney Lisa Blatt. Blatt is the least well-known of the trio, but her function is just as important. She is a former clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and heads the appellate and Supreme Court practice at the elite law firm Arnold & Porter. She’s a powerhouse lawyer, having argued 35 cases before the Supreme Court ― more than any other woman. Her main role at the hearing will be to lend some bipartisan credibility to Kavanaugh as the author of an op-ed in Politico called, “I’m a Liberal Feminist Lawyer. Here’s Why Democrats Should … [Read more...] about ‘Liberal Feminist Lawyer’ Stands To Gain From Her Public Advocacy For Brett Kavanaugh