This week our development team announced the release of the LandmanReportCard (LRC), the first of our experiments in designing tools for community understanding and self-defense. We've chosen one of the most difficult community contexts imaginable: neighborhoods, mostly rural, that stand in the path of some of the richest and most powerful corporations in the world. In the mix are weak and compromised governments, a lack of local media, mutant baby goats, a toxic soup of industrial byproducts, unmatched potential for profits, flammable tap water, and a clean burning source of energy that may be central to national security. It is a situation that is so complicated and distributed that it's difficult to conceive or describe except in bits and pieces: parts of scenic rural Colorado have air quality measurements worse than Los Angeles or the Jersey Turnpike. Hundreds of millions of completely unregulated, undisclosed chemicals are being injected into the earth in a score of states. State governing committees filled with former industry employees. Houses exploding.