The Obama administration unveiled a major climate change plan aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s coal-burning power plants.The “Clean Power Plan” is the final version of regulations by the EPA. Of course the GOP has vowed to fight it.

Off The Grid   It’s a known fact that the Earth is getting hotter. The more carbon there is in the air, the higher the temperatures are. That’s not negotiable. It’s a scientific fact in and of itself.  We’re now putting more carbon into the air than ever before. So, naturally, the temperatures have to go up. 

Oregon Governor Kate Brown approves recreational marijuana a year ahead of schedule.

Jen Hobbs KATU News reports that Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell pot to recreational users, effective October 1, 2015. Anyone over the age of 21 will be able to purchase marijuana at a dispensary starting October 1. This gives the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) a little more than two months to

Current Saudi King Salman claims Israeli Mossad intelligence agency was responsible for 9/11

Off The Grid Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia was interviewed on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS  where he claimed that current Saudi King Salman had told him that the Israeli Mossad intelligence agency was responsible for 9/11. “One of my first calls [after 9/11] was with then-governor of Riyadh, Prince Salman, who is now the king,” said US

Time reports that heroin use has reached epidemic proportions, increasing 63% in the last 11 years. That means the number of addicts seeking treatment are up too. But with health care in America being in the state it’s in today, treatment options aren’t exactly easy to come by.

Brigida Santos The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out that heroin-related overdose deaths have quadrupled during the 11 years between 2002 and 2013 due to the heroin epidemic.  Here are some other relevant facts:  Related Story Off The Grid: The Militarization Of Police Just Got Worse Thanks To The War On Drugs In 2013 an estimated

Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Geological Survey issued a report in April saying it’s “very likely” most of the state’s recent earthquakes were triggered by the injection of wastewater from oil and gas drilling operations.

Off The Grid   Let’s call it what it is – fracking. Not only is fracking wrong and dangerous, but also we’re putting oil ahead of water. Water that’s used in fracking gets contaminated for a minimum of thirty years: it’s useless. If you’ve been out in the desert for a week and you’re dying

A Missouri grandfather who’s serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses is still waiting for a chance at freedom months after Governor Nixon commuted the life without parole sentence.

Jen Hobbs In July, we reported on President Obama’s commutation of nonviolent drug offenders. What most people don’t know is that even after a sentence is commuted, the individual isn’t immediately set free. It can take months, sadly even years, for a person who shouldn’t even be in prison to be freed.  Unfortunately, this is the case

Protestors in Portland work together to stop Shell from sending ship to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Off The Grid According to reports from the Seattle Times, protestors in Portland are doing everything they can to delay Shell’s Arctic icebreaker from leaving their port. The 380-foot vessel, named the MSV Fennica, arrived in Portland last Saturday for repairs. Shell received a permit last week to begin drilling but cannot start until the

The New York Times published an article on William J. Lewinski, a psychologist who “studied police shootings” and reportedly charges $1,000 an hour to testify on behalf of police officers in criminal trials.

Off The Grid Dr. Lewinski runs a company called “Force Science Institute.”  He is credited, according to his website, with having “prevented some [police] officers from going to prison when they were wrongly accused of criminally using deadly force.”   One of these cases, according to the New York Times’ journalist Matt Apuzzo, was the shooting death

A Hillview, Kentucky man was arrested for shooting down a drone worth $1,800. He says he was protecting his property and the privacy of his daughters, as the drone was hovering over them in his backyard.

Jen Hobbs  Is it an invasion of privacy for someone to fly a personal drone over someone else’s property without that person’s permission?  I’d say yes. There’s no way to tell what the intentions are of the anonymous person manning the drone. Is this person flying the drone for fun? Is this person gathering intel to rob you later

It’s time again to answer questions from you, my vigilant fans! Got a question for the Governor? Sound off at Ora.tv/OffTheGrid.

Off The Grid Yves Legault from Canada asks: Why can the government get away with illegal activities by declaring them top secret? Jesse Says: Related Story Jesse Ventura: We Should Destroy Every Nuclear Weapon on the Planet It’s because they set up the rules! Anything they do that’s illegal, all they need to do is

A new Gallup poll showed that Pope Francis’ favorability rating among Americans has dropped to 59%, from 76% in February 2014. The apparent disenchantment follows an escalation in recent months in the Pope’s rhetoric against global capitalism. The Pope’s call to action on climate change has also proven awkward for Republican politicians who still question the science behind global warming.

Off The Grid It’s kind of interesting that they want a pope who goes along to get along. I love this guy. I think Pope Francis is the best pope we’ve had in my lifetime, without a doubt. He tells the truth. When you tell the truth in the United States, you aren’t looked upon