Toyota

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ethanol Trains in your neighborhood?

Is your community protected? Probably not.

Mayor ‘Pissed Off’ With Norfolk Southern Over Lack of Communication

Norfolk Southern is seeking a state permit to increase offloading from 14 to 30 rail cars per day at its Alexandria facility.

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said Tuesday he plans to do everything within his power to oppose Norfolk Southern's request to double the number of rail cars offloaded per day at its ethanol transfer facility near the Van Dorn Street Metro station.


Norfolk Southern filed for a permit with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to increase offloading from the current 14 rail cars to 30 cars per day. Increased emissions under the plan mean Norfolk Southern will need an air quality permit to expand the scale of operations at the facility at 1000 S. Van Dorn St.

Euille said he plans to bring a resolution before City Council next month opposing any expansion, then meet with Norfolk Southern and Virginia environmental officials to make a case against the proposal.

“This is doubling the cars from the current level of 14 to 30, and that is certainly something we feel is an environmental and safety issue, particularly considering that that facility is near a residential neighborhood, and we have an elementary school nearby,” Euille said.

He added: “This is too much of an increase for that part of the neighborhood, and at this juncture, with my role as mayor and with City Council and with the community, we will do everything within our power to oppose this expansion.”

Euille also took issue with the fact that Norfolk Southern failed to notify city officials of its plans after filing for the state permit, even though the city has no real official role in the matter. Euille told Patch he was “pissed off” about the lack of communication.

The transfer facility has been the site of past spills, including a 100-gallon ethanol spill in February. City leaders have requested that the state Department of Environmental Quality hold an informational meeting and a public hearing on Norfolk Southern’s proposal and a public comment period of at least 60 days.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman said the company has “considered the possibility” of expanding the Alexandria facility, depending on market conditions, but has not yet decided to implement the plan.

“Recognizing that a state air quality permit would be required to proceed with an expansion, the company wants to be able to act quickly to future market conditions and chose to apply to the DEQ for a permit ahead of the need,” he stated. “Appropriate safety measures would be designed into such a facility, but a design does not now exist.”

Chapman said Norfolk Southern didn’t tell Alexandria officials about its plans because the company knew the state would notify the city as part of the permitting process.

Bill Hayden, spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Quality, said it usually takes 90 days to issue a permit after all materials have been submitted. He did not know when Norfolk Southern filed its application.

“We're waiting for all the materials to make sure the application is complete,” Hayden said. “We have not made that determination yet, that the application is complete.”

Read more:
  • Norfolk Southern Asks for Ethanol Offloading Increase
  • Ethanol Spill at Norfolk Southern Transloading Facility
  • Norfolk Southern to Notify Fire Department First as Part of Emergency Response Plan
  • Norfolk Southern Fails to Notify Fire Department of Spill


http://westendalexandria.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/mayor-pissed-off-over-no-communication-with-norfolk-southern


Misguided Wildlife Policy

Predators are important in the heirarchy of managing a healthy environment.
When wolves lose federal protection, they die. Over 1,600 wolves have been killed in regions where state agencies have taken over "wolf management" from the feds.

The Obama administration is moving forward with its plan to remove federal protection for nearly ALL wolves in the U.S.

Don't let it happen. Donate to the Center's Wolf Defense Fund today: https://org.salsalabs.com/o/2167/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=9994&track=E1305H_FACE

Death By Gassing

Around the nation, millions of animals are gassed or euthanized by other means.

If you're considering adding a furry member to your family, please check with shelters and rescue groups first to save a life.

Support Spay and Neuter programs to end this senseless tragedy.

Adoption and transportation information available on links.

 
Urgent Part 2 - Urgent Death Row Dogs added 2 new photos to the album SUPER URGENTS - NYC AC&C.
Friends of Freddie added 8 new photos to the album DEVORE URGENT MEDIUM-LARGE DOGS: JUNE 30, 2013.

URGENT DATE IS WED 7/3
Licorice aka #747
Lab/Pit Mix
Approx. 1yr old...approx. 50lbs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts4Q2xVxzFU&feature=youtu.be
He is the perfect size with a perfect personality. He is great on leash...follows you wherever you go. LOVES to be close. Affectionate. VERY friendly and goofy. Not a jumper or puller. GREAT with all dogs he met. He has the eager to please attitude!! Come meet him and you'll love him. LEGAL DAY OF ADOPTION IS 7-3. Please email ctshelterdogs@gmail.com if you would like to make an appointment.
PLEASE TAKE ADOPTION SERIOUSLY, DOGS CAN NOT BE RETURNED TO THE SHELTER.
Urgent Part 2 - Urgent Death Row Dogs added 4 new photos to the album Urgent Brooklyn/Staten Island - NYC AC&C.

82 Animals --
PLEASE SHARE THIS ALBUM, THESE ANIMALS ARE IN MESA ARIZONA AND EXTEMELY URGENT! THANKS!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.348668638518117.98354.258178804233768&type=1


All of the animals in this album are in danger to potentially be euthanized the next day at 5am. Please comment directly on the pic of any animal that you have questions about. Please keep the comment to those that will help the animals. These animals are located at the MCACC East facility (602-506-PETS) 2630 W. 8th St. Mesa, AZ 85201 Hours open: 11AM-5:30PM MCACC East is closed Thursdays except for lost pet recovery services. The admins of this page are not affiliated with the shelter.
Urgent Animals at the Irving Animal Shelter shared a photo.
 
NAME: Bandi Jane *ADOPTED 6/29*
Volunteer Note/s: 6/29: Urgent Animals at the Irving Animal Shelter She is one thin Dach. The dog would not take her eyes off th...is one woman outside the glass. Finally I asked if she wanted to see her. She said no. I said, well she doesn't seem to want to accept that answer. She smiled, shook her head okay, and I watched her walk her soon to be dog to the play yard. When a dog picks a person there is just no way around it.:)~robin
IAS; IRVING TX
CAGE NO: small dog adoption area
ANIMAL ID: 20323649
BREED: Dachshund SEX: spayed female EST. AGE: 6 years EST. WEIGHT: 12 lbs
HEALTH: appears healthy
TEMPERAMENT: friendly
ADDITIONAL INFO: owner surrender..."moving..."
INTAKE DATE / AVAILABLE DATE: 6-27 / 6-28
IN A GASSING FACILITY IN SHELBY NORTH CAROLINA!

He is sweet as pie and has beautiful blue eyes! Please share him!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=542261815808998&set=a.542261769142336.1073741943.285283128173536&type=1&theater
BEANS
TAG 23 PITT MALE RELEASE 7/3/13
FUNDRAISER: https://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/please-help-save-beans-/69586

Cleveland County Animal Control in Shelb...y North Carolina is a high kill open intake county run facility. All dogs and cats are guaranteed a 72 hour hold for owner reclaim. After 72 hours, the dogs/cats can be released for rescue/adoption or can be pts according to Animal Control's discretion. This is why we consider all animals there urgent as we do not know how long AC will hold. Adoptions are handled by Animal Control. If you are an individual wanting to adopt, you must contact Animal Control, go to Animal Control to adopt and pay fee. Animal Control is cash only. There are two options to adopt. Option 1 - a note or fax from your vet stating you will have dog/cat spayed or neutered is 60.00. Option 2 - Sign up through our local humane society for low cost spay/neuter at a cost of 100.00. All 501c3 rescues neet to click on the foloowing link and submit application for approval. CCAC is located at 1609 Airport Road Shelby North Carolina
REQUIREMENTS http://clevelandcounty.com/cchd/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Rescue-Requirements.pdf

APPLICATION http://clevelandcounty.com/cchd/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Rescue-application.pdf

21 CATS & KITTENS on KILL LIST --

Pets on Death Row - Urgent Death Row Cats added 21 new photos to the album URGENT - MANHATTAN CENTER.

Manhattan Center 

SHABOOBIE - ID#A0970115
I am a spayed female, calico Domestic Shorthair mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 7 years old.

I weigh 13 pounds.

I was found in NY 10468.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 29, 2013. 

SPAYED FEMALE, CALICO, DOMESTIC SH MIX,7 yrs
OWNER SUR - EVALUATE, NO HOLD
Reason CHILDCONFL 
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 06/29/2013, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 06/29/2013, I came in with Group/Litter #K13-143102. 
 
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN

Medical Summary
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM mild tartar shaved and spay scar seen sheading flea comb ear mites negative friendly cat nosf 
Weight 12.8 

http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=NWYK.A0970115

CAME IN WITH: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=627213053957197&set=pb.155925874419253.-2207520000.1372537959.&type=3&theater

ALL LOCATIONS:


For more information on adopting please read the following:https://www.facebook.com/PetsOnDeathRow/app_396393053713168?f&ref=ts

DO NOT call the shelter and say you are adopting unless you truly intend on physically going to the shelter to adopt the cat. It ties up phones lines and is a waste of the staff's time to explain the adoption procedure over the phone for someone who is purposely not going to show up. They need every free second of their time to answer calls, assist actual adopters, process intakes, and care for the animals. More importantly, they will note the cats’s file that an adopter is en route which will prevent an actual adopter from saving the cat. This is considered a "fake adoption" hold and that is how animals fall through the cracks and end up being killed.

For more information on a particular cat, email adoption@nycacc.org but ONLY if serious about adopting, and ONLY if you are able to GO TO the shelter in-person. Please do not email for status updates... the only thing you will accomplish is spamming their in boxes and causing REAL adopter emails to go un-noticed. Contact the NYC ACC at (212) 788-4000 for further automated instructions.
SHARE TO SAVE BRISTOL
http://hendrickboards.com/s/save-bristol

Only 16 weeks ago, Bristol was born. But, for those 16 weeks of her young life, Bristol has had to endure so much pain and agony. Chained to the fence and left to be attacked, Bristol’s little body is covered with lacerations and deep punctures. Due to spinal damage, she has lost control of her hind legs. And, she has a shattered pelvis and broken leg.

SAVE BRISTOL: http://hendrickboards.com/s/save-bristol