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  • It's Time for Conservatives to Address Environmental Issues

    06/18/2018 9:47:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/18/2018 | Benji Backer
    It’s no secret—conservatives have fallen behind on environmental issues for the past decade. In issues like clean energy and conservation, we have lost sight of the legacy of environmental stewardship left to us by conservative trailblazers like Ronald Reagan. A report from Duke University in 2014 detailed why many conservatives ignore the issue: solution aversion. Solution aversion is the notion that if someone does not like the solution to a problem, they will ignore the problem completely. This can be seen firsthand with conservatives and the environment. Conservatives see green policies as curtailing the rights and values they care about...
  • Evangelicals Oppose Drilling in the Arctic Refuge

    06/18/2018 9:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/18/2018 | Mitch Hescox
    Over 16,000 pro-life Christians have recently signed a petition asking that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be protected from drilling. The reason we are speaking out is because we are "called by God to be a steward of America's majesty." And the Arctic Refuge is one of the most majestic places in our nation. Unfortunately, the Arctic Refuge has never been more imperiled. After four decades of attempts, last year drilling proponents succeeded in attaching an amendment allowing drilling to a must-pass spending bill. Even past staunch Republican defenders of the Arctic Refuge voted the wrong way this time. Before...
  • Scientists say Trump policies will kill 80,000 people per decade

    06/17/2018 8:51:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Rick Moran
    The blatant use of science for political gain is not new, but it's clearly getting worse. All kinds of "science" is being used to justify policies that fit a particular political agenda. Case in point: Some Harvard scientists have examined the environmental policies of the Trump administration and concluded that up to 80,000 people a decade will die as a result of political decisions that they disagree with. It used to be that such pronouncements were dismissed as "unscientific." Today, it's front page news.
  • Some Inconvenient Truths About Recycling

    06/03/2018 10:58:37 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 44 replies
    Investor's Business daily ^ | 6-01-2018 | Editorial
    Environment: It has become an article of faith in the U.S. that recycling is a good thing. But evidence is piling up that recycling is a waste of time and money, and a bit of a fraud.
  • Not really a surprise: Science again shows that fracking doesn't pollute groundwater

    05/31/2018 6:53:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/31/2018 | by Seth Whitehead
    A recent media report on a peer-reviewed study based on 180 samples from water wells near Ohio fracking sites was headlined: “Univ. of Cincy fracking study finds surprising groundwater results.” What exactly was so surprising? The report is one of more than two dozen scientific studies published since 2010 that concluded fracking is not a major threat to groundwater. No fewer than 10 peer-reviewed studies examining more than 3,000 water wells across virtually every major U.S. shale play have been released in the past five years, with each one finding no evidence of that fracking has contaminated groundwater. The reason?...
  • Plans for Ohio's Only New Coal Plant Are Scrapped

    05/20/2018 4:23:45 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 16 replies
    WKSU ^ | May 17, 2018 | Andy Chow
    After years in limbo, a plan to construct a new coal plant has been scrapped. That leaves Ohio without any proposals for new coal-power generation. Environmental groups see this as a critical turning point.Since the early 2000s, the Lima energy plant has been on again and off again. But now the company behind the project is officially bowing out. Neil Waggoner with the Beyond Coal campaign says it’s clear coal is near its end. “We see there are no coal plants under consideration to be built. The current coal plants that are already in the state are struggling to be...
  • Real Russian Collusion the Dems and MSM Ignore

    05/19/2018 7:22:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Robert Mueller’s politicized investigation into allegations that President Trump or the Trump campaign or some Trump associate somehow colluded with Russians continues unproven but unabated. Many think partisan politics ensure it will not be concluded or terminated before the fall 2018 elections.Federal District Court Judge T. S. Ellis may have rebuked Mueller for attempting to wield “unfettered power” and actually being motivated primarily by a desire to hurt the President. But Mr. Mueller seems determined to find collusion somewhere – except where it seems blatantly obvious: in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s dealings with Putin oligarchs and the Clinton...
  • Trump signs new environmental executive order...

    05/17/2018 6:33:50 PM PDT · by caww · 9 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/17/2018 | by John Siciliano
    President Trump is starting his own government-wide environmental sustainability and energy efficiency program through an executive order he signed late on Thursday. The order directs federal agencies to manage their buildings, vehicles, and overall operations in order to "optimize energy and environmental performance, reduce waste, and cut costs," according to the White House. It also calls on the White House Council of Environmental Quality 'to streamline pre-existing environmental orders' by "refocusing agencies on cost-effectively meeting mandates and goals" established by law, as opposed to executive fiat. The White House pointed out that the federal government manages more than 350,000 buildings...
  • Work on I-70 may not be done on time [PA]

    05/16/2018 12:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | May 15, 2018 | Kathie Warco
    The soggy spring and delays in obtaining the necessary environmental permits may push back the completion date of work to reconstruct Interstate 70 between Beau Street and the Route 519/Eighty Four interchanges. “We are behind schedule,” Scott Faieta, assistant construction engineer for the state Department of Transportation, said Tuesday. “We met last week with the contractor, and it may be necessary to push it back to summer of 2021. It was supposed to be done November 2020.” The contractor for the $117 million project is Lane Construction Co. The work includes widening the highway to three lanes in each direction...
  • Why getting money for Interstate 73 is such a struggle

    05/16/2018 8:05:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | March 19, 2018 | Emma Dumain
    WASHINGTON By Washington standards, it shouldn’t be that hard to get money for Interstate 73, a decades-in-the-making, $2 billion project to connect 75 miles of road from the North Carolina border to the tourist hub of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach. But Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., the local congressman and the road’s key backer, is struggling to get the project going. He does have support from his state’s two U.S. senators. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., recently called the interstate the second most important economic priority for South Carolina behind dredging the Charleston Harbor. Al Simpson, a well-connected Washington lobbyist who was...
  • Environmentalists plan logging to restore redwood forests

    04/22/2018 5:12:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | April 17, 2018 | Paul Rogers
    Environmentalists who have fought loggers for generations have a surprising new strategy to save California’s storied old-growth redwood forests: Logging. Save the Redwoods League, a venerable San Francisco organization that has preserved more than 214,000 acres of redwood forest since it was founded in 1918, is embarking on a $5 million plan to thin out 10,000 acres of redwoods, Douglas fir, tan oaks and other trees. The logging will begin at Redwood National Park and Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park near the Oregon border over the next five years. After that, the group plans to thin forests in nearby...
  • On This Earth Day, Thank Mother Earth for the Gift of Fossil Fuels

    04/22/2018 5:06:32 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Today is Earth Day, and it is the perfect time to celebrate the natural resources like oil, natural gas and coal, which are gifts to humanity from Mother Earth herself. These indispensable drivers of modern society will no doubt be demonized today amid all the frightful doom and gloom predictions that will be launched by environmental activists and repeated by various media outlets. All the vitriol directed at these fossil fuels by the environmental community notwithstanding, it is a simple fact that our prosperous, modern, energy-hungry society was made possible by the...
  • Drilling boom sparks environmental worries (NM story)

    04/19/2018 11:52:38 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 16, 2018 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The boom in New Mexico’s oil patch is pumping up state revenue and economic development in Lea and Eddy counties, but it’s also raising many red flags for environmental organizations. Activists say the unprecedented level of investment and activity flooding into southeastern New Mexico, which elevated the state last year to third-largest oil producer in the nation, foreshadows long-term environmental problems unless balanced development plans and firm regulations are in place to protect natural resources. That includes better control of methane emissions, plus efforts to protect water, vegetation and wildlife against overzealous development and industrial accidents such...
  • The Double Standards Industry

    04/14/2018 8:27:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    It’s a good thing environmentalists have double standards – or they wouldn’t have any standards at all.  Empire State legislators worry that anything above the current 0.0001% methane in Earth’s atmosphere will cause catastrophic climate change, and that pipelines will disturb wildlife habitats. So they oppose fracking for natural gas in New York and pipelines that would import the clean fuel from Pennsylvania. But then they bribe or force rural and vacation area communities to accept dozens of towering wind turbines that impact thousands of acres, destroy scenic views, kill thousands of birds and bats annually, and affect the sleep and health of...
  • Germany’s Die Welt Proclaims Donald Trump ‘Most Successful Climate Protector in the World’

    04/07/2018 9:14:18 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/2018 | Thomas Williams
    In a bizarre irony, the German daily newspaper Die Welt has proclaimed U.S. President Donald Trump “the most successful climate protector in the world” after a new global climate report revealed that U.S. carbon dioxide emissions dropped dramatically during Trump’s first year in office.... The United States led the small pack of countries that managed to lower greenhouse gas emissions, accompanied by UK, Japan, and Mexico. According to IEA figures, the United States managed to reduce CO2 emissions in 2017 by 0.5 percent, or 25 million tons, to 4810 million tons. ... Mr. Wetzel doffed his hat to President Trump,...
  • Israel Warns UN: Gaza Plan to Burn Tires ‘Ecologic Catastrophe’

    04/05/2018 5:25:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/5/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the IDF head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, wrote a letter to Tedros Adhanom, the head of the World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations concerned with international public health, warning that Hamas’ plan to burn a massive amounts of tires on the border with Israel on Friday would be an “ecologic catastrophe.” “The Hamas terrorist organization, which controls the Gaza Strip, has issued an order to burn about 10,000 tires this Friday along the border with Israel,” Mordechai wrote. “The burning of tires in such a huge quantity will...
  • Why the Environmental Left Is Secretly Petrified by Truly Renewable Energy

    03/28/2018 7:16:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/28/2018 | Justin Haskins
    The hypocrisy of the environmental left is well documented: Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the other Hollywood eco-saints travel far and wide in their gas-guzzling limos and private jets to preach the importance of riding bicycles and to spread the gospel of wind and solar power. However, perhaps more astounding than their "green life for thee, but not for me" lifestyle is the reality that environmental radicals, despite all their hollering to the contrary, don't actually want truly cheap and renewable energy. In fact, the creation of affordable, clean, widely available energy is one of their greatest fears. On March...
  • Group Wants to Ban Gas-Powered Cars [semi-satire]

    03/27/2018 11:41:32 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    In California, the Center for Climate Protection is pushing legislation that would ban gasoline-powered vehicles after Jan 1, 2040. A bill drafted by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) would require that only vehicles relying on “clean” technologies could be registered in the state. Even hybrids that sometimes use gasoline would be barred from being registered. “I envision a future where the roads are traveled by nonpolluting vehicles using batteries, fuel cells, or wind as their source of energy,” Ting imagined. “My favorite, of course, is the wind-powered car. For centuries humans traveled the seas with only wind to push them...
  • Hillary and Lamar: A Meeting of Minds on Russian Collusion

    03/06/2018 7:49:09 AM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    America’s anti-fracking enviros had a strange benefactor. While allegations of the Donald Trump campaign colluding with Russians to alter the presidential election outcome remain unproven at best, a clear money trail and U.S. intelligence reports demonstrate Russia’s active campaign of funding U.S. environmental groups. On March 1, U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), released a report on “Russia’s Social Media Meddling in U.S. Energy Markets.” The report details Russia’s motives in interfering with U.S. energy markets, influencing domestic energy policy, and manipulation of Americans via social media propaganda. “This report reveals that Russian agents...
  • California areas advised to evacuate ahead of potential mudslides

    02/28/2018 2:33:26 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/28/2018 | By Alex Dobuzinskis
    Thousands of residents in a Southern California county where 21 people died from mudslides in January were advised on Wednesday to leave their homes, ahead of a rainstorm that officials said could again trigger a cascade of mud and rocks. The warning, which is one step below a mandatory order, affects about 30,000 people in Santa Barbara County, said Kelly Hoover, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff's office. "If at any time people feel threatened, take immediate action. Do not wait for a notification," the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said in a written statement. The latest warning covers areas...