Can we imagine Texas losing a fight to Kansas or Mississippi? Why, yes we can.
Great to see Plum Island, the most secure location of six candidates according to Homeland Security, being played up for proposed massive germlab, the N-BAF. Finally, something like sanity surfacing.
Three steps to rethinking the federal germlab/bioterror/agro-defense research compound known as the National Bio- & Agro-Defense Facility…
I’ve been supremely critical of the paper’s smalltown chamber of commerce functioning on this issue. Consider their coverage and you can’t help but conclude, the editorial content has been spun – if not to sell the lab to SA – at least to keep a lid on the criticism.
Karl Grossman tackles Plum Island (as he has dutifully since the 1970’s) in two news segments to be aired on WVVH-TV up in New York this weekend. There are some interesting facts about the proposed federal germ lab that may be on interest to San Antonians, to date the most supportive/apathetic community on Homeland Security’s short-list for the proposed National Bio- & Agro-Defense Facility.
Something about those damn Colonists huddled up on the Eastern Seaboard. Makes folks skittish living that close to the Euro Zone’s market wobbles. Or maybe it’s the acidifying Atlantic sea spray.
Whatever the cause, it’s no illusion that the further west one gets from Long Island and the Plum Island germ lab just offshore, the more exciting playing host to Homeland Security’s proposed National Bio- & Agro-Defense Facility becomes.
day after I called our local paper down on the carpet for failing to ask more challenging questions about Homeland Security’s planned bioterror research goliath, the San Antonio Express-News’ top policy-recommenderers stumped for the National Bio- & Agro-Defense Facility again — as if this increasingly competitive process were as simple of cheering for your kids’ high school football team.
As a writer, consumer, and critic of that all-so-serious thing we call “news,” I often find myself reminded of a former small-town publisher’s words: “It’s not so much what you put in the paper, but what you don’t.”
This is the week my second major story on CPS hit the street. When I took them on a year ago the challenge was tied to climate security concerns: The promises of decentralization and pitfalls of nuke overlooks. My split with CPS Energy plans was based on economic argument and generation-scale health and safety issues.
One year ago, San Antonio’s chances of landing Homeland Security’s $500-million golden goose of germ research — the National Bio- & Agro-Defense Facility — were good. Three of the eighteen […]