Several incoming San Antonio Council members want to freeze utility disconnections, reform CPS rates, and close the Spruce coal plant. They’d do well to listen to the attorney fighting CPS Energy’s lawsuit to eliminate the people’s right to reform the utility by petition.
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‘It takes compassion, courage, a willingness to ask tough questions to be able to continue to do the work. So when you look at the Alamo, you don’t think Davy Crockett or all this John Wayne mythology of this place. You think of the compassion and grace of those indigenous people.’
It’s been two months since nearly 300,000 San Antonio residents were cast into freezing darkness during February’s Winter Storm Uri. And while there have been plenty of meetings revealing bits and pieces of the whys and hows of the breakdown, no one seems to be taking the time to ask residents how they feel about what they just went through.
CPS Energy’s CEO blamed failed conservation by local residents as a key contributor to the region’s multi-day blackout. Yet the conservation programs are voluntary, underfunded … and the utility didn’t send a single Spanish-language emergency tweet until Texas was 12 hours from near-total grid collapse. Let’s talk. Greg Harman You […]
Aerocene movement promises a world “free from borders and free from fossil fuels.” Deceleration hosted Krystal Paul and Fabiola Torralba last weekend for a crash course in the “aerocene” movement and related skills share. The movement describes itself this way: Aerocene is an interdisciplinary artistic community that seeks to devise […]
Introducing The Aerocene Project to San Antonio: a collaborative open-source movement cultivating fossil-free mobility grounded in planetary ethics and atmospheric sensing. Marisol Cortez Deceleration is excited to roll out some new online broadcasting capacities this weekend! Join us as we collaborate with Krystal Paul and Fabiola Torralba of the East […]
Greg Harman Tracking devices, night vision and motion detectors, micro drones (and “drone killers”) … a sharpshooter competition. Amid a feast of military gear on sale at Border Security 2020 in San Antonio last week were talks by current and former US immigration officials, who spoke in defense of this […]
Environmental writer Mobi Warren reflects on the science and pedagogy of nature poetry. EDITOR’S NOTE: In the fall of 2019, environmental writer Mobi Warren taught a community-based writing class called “The Poet as Citizen Scientist.” This essay—originally published in the February 2020 issue of Voices de la Luna, a special […]
The Esto’k Gna tribe is reviving ancestral villages along the length of the Rio Grande that stand squarely in the pathway of Trump’s proposed border wall expansion. “We’ve been here thousands of years,” said Isidro Leal, a member of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, or Esto’k Gna, as he surveyed […]
Greg Harman On Wednesday, March 11, residents of San Antonio and around the region will gather outside the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to decry the Border Security Expo. The now-annual happening describes itself as “the premier event that attracts international and domestic government leaders and law enforcement officials charged […]
“I speak for this river carrying the stillborn, the dying — this water that quenches the thirst of bosque, mergansers, warblers, and ash-throated flycatchers.” At Deceleration, we’re big fans of poetry that connects people to the land, to the air, to the spirits of our deeply intertwined families, this dance […]