Walter Comic

“The cleanest and least expensive kilowatt hour or BTU is the one you don’t use.”

Publications

Grouped in these categories:
War and Peace
Climate Action

Jamestown

Green Campus
Vegetarianism
WBFO Commentaries

And now for something completely different…

"End Costly and Destructive War on Marijuana; Relatively Harmless Drug Should Be Legal"

by Walter Simpson, Buffalo News, February 27, 2011

War, Peace, and Social Commentary

"Traveling By Train Is Truly Delightful," Walter Simpson, My View, , Buffalo News, June 5, 2015.
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“Buffalo Slaughterhouse Proposal Should be Rejected,” Another Voice, Buffalo News, February 16, 2015
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“The End of Privacy?  The Growing Threat of Government and Private Surveillance,” Walter Simpson, Sunday Viewpoints, Buffalo News, May 11, 2014
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“Government Spy Program Violates Right to Privacy: Mistakes and Failures Since 9-11 Keep Growing,” Another Voice Op-Ed, Buffalo News, September 11, 2014
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“U.S. Drone Program Wrong, Should Be Cancelled” Walter Simpson (March 2013)
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Let’s Not Forget Iraqis Who Also Died in War,” Walter Simpson (January 13, 2012)
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The Unintended Consequences of 9-11,” Walter Simpson (September 4, 2011, Buffalo News)
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If You Want Peace, Solve the Energy Crisis,” Walter Simpson (April 11, 2011, Buffalo News)
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Climate Action

Paris Climate Conference Successful But Challenges Still Lie Ahead,” Another Voice essay, Buffalo News, December 14, 2015.
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“Increase and Expand Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Incentives,Testimony for Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), NYS PSC Hearing, Buffalo, NY, January 29, 2015
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“Cool Campuses?!  A Much Greater Effort by Colleges and Universities Is Needed to Address the Growing Climate Crisis, Walter Simpson, Critical issues in Facilities Management: Environmental Sustainability, 2014, APPA
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“UN Climate Conference Signals need to Do Much More,” Another Voice Op-Ed, Buffalo News, December 6, 2013
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Climate Change Rally Was Awe-Inspiring,” Nan Simpson (March 6, 2013, Buffalo News)
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Environmental Stakes Are High in the Upcoming Presidential Election: Obama’s Record Is Mixed Bag but Republican Victory Would Reverse Environmental Progress,” Walter and Nan Simpson (April 22, 2012, Buffalo News)
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Comments on the NYS Interim Climate Action Plan (Walter Simpson, February 5, 2011)
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Cool Campus! A How-to Guide for College and University Climate Action Planning,” Walter Simpson, (AASHE, 2009).
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Going Climate Neutral: Adopting a Climate-Friendly Lifestyle – It Can Be Done!”  Walter Simpson (April 2008).
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Sea Change Underway: Cities Including Buffalo Must Address the Growing Problem of Climate Change (Buffalo News Viewpoints, April 2009)
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Campaign Against Coal Burning in Jamestown NY

Citizen Action Makes a Difference: Local Citizens and Environmental Groups Win Campaign Against Jamestown’s Proposed New Coal Plant, Walter Simpson, Buffalo News, June 9, 2013.
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Comments on Jamestown BPU Draft Integrated Resource Plan, Walter Simpson, May 23, 2012.
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Jamestown BPU Draft IRP Sign-on Letter, Clean Energy for Jamestown Coalition, May 23, 2012.
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Letter to Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Requesting that Integrated Resource Planning Process Be Used to Develop Clean Energy Plan, Clean Energy for Jamestown coalition, November 16, 2011.
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Highlights and Summary of Analysis of Jamestown BPU 2010 Annual Reports, Walter Simpson, October 26, 2011.
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“Clean Energy for Jamestown - Substituting Energy Efficiency for Coal Burning
Summary and Fact Sheet, February 2011”
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Analysis of Jamestown BPU 2010 Annual Reports, Walter Simpson, October 26, 2011.
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“Clean Energy Plan for Jamestown” (December 20, 2010)
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“PSC Rate Case Ruling Puts BPU on Notice: Days of Burning Coal in Jamestown Coming to an End” (Chautauqua Region Word, September 16 – 29, 2010)
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“Clean Energy for Jamestown Letter to NYS Public Service Commission -- June 2010”
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“Analysis of Jamestown BPU’s 2009 Annual Report”
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Cost of Power for Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Electricity Supply Options -- Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant Is Most Expensive Option Even with Federal Subsidies,” Robert Berger, David Bradley, Robert E. Knoer, Alice Kryzan, and Walter Simpson (Clean Energy for Jamestown, 2009).
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Opposition to Proposed Jamestown NY Coal-Fired Power Plant Based on Economics and Environmental Concern,” Bob Berger, Alice Kryzan, and Walter Simpson (Clean Energy for Jamestown, September 2009 summary).
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Green Campus

“Cool Campuses?!  A Much Greater Effort by Colleges and Universities Is Needed to Address the Growing Climate Crisis, Walter Simpson, Critical issues in Facilities Management: Environmental Sustainability, 2014, APPA
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Campus Climate Action Planning Resources,” Walter Simpson (from Cool Campus!, AASHE, 2009)
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Cool Campus! A How-to Guide for College and University Climate Action Planning,” Walter Simpson, (AASHE, 2009).
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The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability, Walter Simpson, editor and co-author, (APPA, 2008).
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Green Campus Resource Organizations,” Walter Simpson and Judy Walton (from The Green Campus, APPA, 2008).
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UB Green Climate Action Report,” Author: Jim Simon, Editor: Walter Simpson, 2007 (24 megabytes -- may take a few minutes to download).
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UB High Performance Building Guidelines,” multiple authors including Walter Simpson, 2004.  (36 megabytes -- may take a few minutes to download) 
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Organizing an Effective Campus Energy Program: Lessons from the University at Buffalo, (from The Green Campus, APPA, 2008)” by Walter Simpson
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Steps Toward Environmental Sustainability: 125 Ways to Green Your Campus, (from The Green Campus, APPA, 2008)” by the UB Green Office
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“Facilities Manager’s Guide to Green Design”
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“Sample Campus Energy Policies from the University at Buffalo”
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“Campus Energy Conservation Strategies and Measures” (from Cool Campus!, AASHE, 2009)
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“Why I left UB” (letter to The Spectrum, April 26, 2008)
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Vegetarianism

“Buffalo Slaughterhouse Proposal Should be Rejected,” Another Voice, Buffalo News, February 16, 2015
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Good Eating: The Vegetarian Alternative
”Nan and Walter Simpson (20 page booklet, 1997).
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Guide to Giving a Vegetarian Workshop
”Nan and Walter Simpson (12 page booklet, 1991).
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WBFO Commentaries (2005-2006)

  • Defenders Of The Flag Are Its Desecrators
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  • Surviving Christmas: Some Reflections On The Holiday
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  • Colin Powell: No Hero
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  • On Genocide
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  • The Real Oil Story
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  • Summer Vacation On The Georgian Bay
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  • Hiroshima Nagasaki: Sixty Years Later
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  • Lifestyle Change Is Not Enough
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  • Marching For Peace
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  • Ending Prohibition: Supreme Court Ruling On Medical Marijuana Continues Damaging War On Drugs
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  • Israel’s Invasion Of Lebanon Was Not Justified (this commentary never aired)
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  • Watching The National Debt Grow
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  • On Torture in Iraq
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