Tina is a career public information specialist and former Deputy Director of Public Affairs of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and author of books and articles on recycling and other conservation themes. She writes frequently on sustainable tech issues for Triple Pundit and other websites, with a focus on military, government and corporate sustainability, and she is currently Deputy Director of Public Information for the County of Union, New Jersey.

Cliven Bundy Taunts Feds Over Malheur Takeover

The Malheur takeover ain’t over ’til it’s over: Yesterday Cliven Bundy, father of Malheur takeover leader Ammon Bundy, published a certified letter he sent to Harney County Sheriff David M. Ward, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, and U.S. President Barack Obama. In it, he pronounced that “we the people of Harney County” intend to “retain possession” of the federal preserve. The letter affirms his group’s intention of retaining possession of the federal natural reserve and is filled with ALEC talking-points on states rights.

The Real Agenda Behind the Oregon Takeover

The real agenda behind the Malheur takeover in Harney County, Oregon, becomes clear: The area is home to a “model” land management agreement that could undermine the movement to privatize federal land.

Going Galt At the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

The armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, are taking too many lessons from John Galt: the fictional protagonist of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”

Low-Cost Solar Replaces Expensive, Dirty, Dangerous Kerosene in Africa

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson promotes petroleum as the only solution to “energy poverty” in developing nations, but affordable solar power is on the verge of completely undercutting his argument, at least when it comes to household lighting. In Africa, for example, the company Off Grid Electric is offering a soup-to-nuts solar lighting system aimed squarely at replacing kerosene.