Monday, September 6, 2010

Al Gore Gets Second Billing

LA just named a new school after two environmental activists. Rachel Carson, The Hack who wrote “Silent Spring” a book that cost millions of lives after the banning of DDT based on her unsupported (later proven false) accusations, and Al Gore

The Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences was built on contaminated land.

Critics say the campus' location poses a long-term health risk to students and staff.

School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they've pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.

So I think this is funny two people who have dedicated their live to spreading the false propaganda of the environmental socialist movement finding their names forever tied to dirty earth… Other people not so much…

"Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Making sure the school is safe "would be an even better way to honor their contribution to society."

So what to do to make the school save?

Construction crews were working at the campus up to the Labor Day weekend, replacing toxic soil with clean fill. All told, workers removed dirt from two 3,800-square-foot plots to a depth of 45 feet, space enough to hold a four-story building. The soil had contained more than a dozen underground storage tanks serving light industrial businesses.

Dig it up, truck it out, burn it, and dump it at sea, then truck in some new dirt.  Ah yes carbon neutral like flying to Copenhagen on a private jet.

Lowry said the school's environmental emphasis will do Gore proud, including recycling projects and research and beach cleanups. Cross-curriculum efforts will include environmental speeches and presentations in English, topsoil measurements in math and climate study in science.

Oh and a farmers market

The principal also envisions an organic garden that could produce a student-led farmer's market.
Suwol said Lowry sounds "incredibly wonderful," but added that she'd feel better if the vegetables were grown in planters above the ground.

Not very organic of you.

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