I am currently a member of the Sierra Club and a registered Green Party member. On this forums, I hope to talk about all sorts of environemntal issues, and hopefully get into political and social issues as well.
I am from colorado and and looking at laws that are related to the environment. I hope to start some discussion threads soon so I can get help with these laws. Some of them include authorizing the use of greywater, allowing mining operations with reclamation permit to not replace water lost by evapotranspiration, and making it easier for products that came from Beetle Kill Wood to be sold.
If any of you are knowledgable in this, I would apreciate it.
I am up at 8,880' in Colorado, and on pure solar power. The day you first posted was my 7 years and one day here at envirolink. I am a registered Republican, but voted Constitution Party last election. I use grey water on my interior gardens, and for a low flush regular toilet. Greywater is legal to use inside. My Earthship (TM) has a rainwater catchment system used for its gardens. I am a member of NPG with over 30K other Americans.
I don't know of any problems as to the use of beetle killed wood. Unless there are still beetle eggs in it. I know that AGW is causing the beetles to go higher and over passes. It won't be long before it is around here.
Personally, I don't like polluting mining operations or fracking take-away-your-property-value gas miners. This state stinks with not giving mineral rights with the land. I even had to go through a legal process to get absolute water rights for only 600' around my well. This has other lot owners bummed because they have to prove they won't affect my well(basically impossible), or they are stuck with buying chlorinated water. Colorado IS in a water crisis, front and back range. Too many people, and AGW effects.