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

According to a report in the New York Post, the number of Ground Zero responders and victims afflicted with cancers has grown to 3,700.

Off The Grid 3,700.  That’s the number of 9/11 responders and victims who are suffering from some type of cancer, according to the New York Post.  And that number seems to only be growing.   That number includes Fire Department members (1,100 to be exact), cops and other responders (2,134), and victims, such as residents and local

A new rule requires companies to disclose the pay gap between CEOs and employees and the results are in.

Off The Grid   The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a new rule requiring publicly traded U.S. companies to disclose the pay gay between CEO’s and employees. According to USA TODAY, the results show that the average CEO was paid 216 times more than median employees. This is drastically different than in the 1950’s when average

St. Louis County declared a state of emergency today just as prosecutors were filing charges against an 18-year-old who was shot and wounded by police overnight during the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

Off The Grid St. Louis County executive Steve Stenger declared a State of Emergency today following demonstrations that turned violent, commemorating the killing of Michael Brown just a year ago. “In light of last night’s violence and unrest in the city of Ferguson, and the potential for harm to persons and property, I am exercising

Marijuana is legal at the state level, but not at the federal level. If you vote for one of these GOP candidates, you should know that they plan on enforcing federal law to the full extent until marijuana is once again illegal in the United States.

Jen Hobbs This batch of GOP presidential hopefuls has said some crazy things on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to drones and birth control. If you don’t believe me, here’s a recap: Republicans claim to be for smaller government oversight. Historically, the GOP says “states’ rights” come first. However, this crop of presidential hopefuls is turning