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  • End of the Dark Age: Trump to restart space exploration rather than fund climate hoax

    12/06/2016 1:46:02 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 35 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    What wonderful news -- investing in actual science and divesting from leftwing lunacy. Some of man's greatest achievements and scientific discoveries came from space exploration. Obama changed NASA's mission from space exploration to Muslim outreach. NASA's Administrator explained that Obama had asked him to "find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries." (More here: Obama 's stone age) TRUMP TO SEND MEN BACK TO THE MOON AND 'EXPLORE ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM' RATHER THAN FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE The president elect could put men on the moon once again – and use money from the climate change budget to do it...
  • California’s Brave New World [semi-satire]

    12/04/2016 9:07:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    While the most of the country has voted to veer away from the transformation of America spearheaded by President Obama, California has vowed to stay the course, at least on the environmental front. In terms of air quality, the state has enacted new regulations to limit how much methane gas cows are allowed to emit while farting. California Air Resources Board science adviser Ryan McCarthy called the attempt “truly ambitious. No one really knows how we’re going to get this done. The State Assembly deserves credit for taking on a task that may well be impossible.” “The obvious first response...
  • Lands activists urge Trump to revoke Obama’s national monuments

    11/26/2016 10:21:56 AM PST · by Baynative · 46 replies
    WaTimes ^ | Nov. 24, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    Western lands activists are urging Donald Trump to test the limits of executive power by revoking millions of acres that President Obama set aside as national monuments, setting up a landmark legal battle over one of the nation’s most frequently used environmental protections. Such a step would be historic. No president has undesignated a national monument created by his predecessor, and it’s unclear whether he has the authority to do so. But Obama administration critics say now is the time to try to establish a precedent. They say Mr. Obama has wildly abused presidential power in using the 1906 Antiquities...
  • Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

    11/25/2016 4:11:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 17, 2016 | Avery Thompson
    Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.
  • Donald Trump’s Environmental Reset

    11/24/2016 8:19:28 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 24, 2016 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Anti-Trump protests continue to swell across the country, but what best sums up the president-elect’s challenge was a Monday night tantrum barely noticed by the press. Climate activists in Washington, D.C., waited until dark, then beamed huge images onto the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Their demand? That Donald Trump pick someone other than Myron Ebell to lead the EPA.
  • NOAA Temperature Adjustments Correlate Exactly with the Rise in CO2 - Big Surprise

    11/22/2016 8:17:11 AM PST · by fireman15 · 22 replies
    Real Climate Science.com ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tony Heller
    Thermometers show the US cooling since about 1920, but NOAA massively cools the past to create the appearance of a warming trend. These adjustments make a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering. When plotted against atmospheric CO2, the correlation is almost perfect. NOAA is tampering with the data exactly to match their theory.
  • Back to the Drawing Board on Energy Policy

    11/18/2016 11:05:54 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/16/2016 | Jason Hayes
    While most of the world was following election results, another key issue that will heavily affect Michiganders was moving in the state Legislature. Regulations covering energy and electricity choice have been ramping up there, but national events should put a halt to Michigan Republicans fast-tracking this issue. The election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States and the GOP maintaining control of the U.S. House and Senate means the key reason for pushing forward with Senate Bill 437, a bill that will revise utility regulations in Michigan, has effectively gone away. One primary reason supporters of...
  • The Double Standard in Environmental Protection

    11/18/2016 5:11:59 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jason Hayes
    There appears to be a double standard when it comes to the enforcement of environmental law. When a private individual or business harms the environment, regulators rush to identify perpetrators, begin enforcement proceedings, and fine or jail those responsible. Policymakers and the media often seize the opportunity to call for tighter government controls. But when the government itself damages the environment, regulators, politicians, the media and the public show much less interest in holding anyone accountable. They tend to just shrug their shoulders and move on. But government regularly harms Michigan’s natural environment and what follows are several examples of...
  • Get Your Affairs in Order! Stephen Hawking Says We Only Have 1000 Years!

    11/16/2016 11:52:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Stephen Hawking. Are you ready for this? Stephen Hawking is said to be the smartest man on earth. It's a toss-up between who's smarter, Hawking or Hillary Clinton. Stephen Hawking says we only have 1,000 years. If we don't find another planet or an asteroid to colonize, that's it for the human race, and that's largely because of climate change. One thousand years. Where are you gonna book your time? Is Elon Musk... Are they gonna give him some drug that keeps him alive forever? He, by the way, will be subsidized to the tune of $55...
  • VANITY:HOA wants to buy "mitigation bank" for community streams. COE/EPA take over.

    11/16/2016 6:17:33 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 20 replies
    16 NOV 16 | dcbryan1
    I went to our yearly HOA meeting last night. Some consultant with GBM Associates in Bryant, AR said that he is proposing a "Neighborhood mitigation bank" where we buy "credits" for letting the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) get deeded our "wetlands", which are really 2 creeks, and dry tributaries. The consultant was honest. He said, no federal law dictates it, just a 1983 guidance. NO promises of making money, no guarantees that COE/EPA will do anything. Fines are possibe, like if my kid catches crawfish, or throws rocks in the lake/stream. Anyways, my wife and...
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer calls on Obama to block offshore drilling

    11/14/2016 9:44:23 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Politico via Hot Air ^ | 11-14-16 | By Esther Whieldon, Politico via Hot Air John Sexton
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is calling on President Obama to permanently ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic using his executive authority. From Politico: NextGen and White House officials have discussed the possibility of Obama using his executive powers under a section of the law governing offshore drilling that allows him to “withdraw from disposition” any section of the Outer Continental Shelf that has not already been leased for oil or gas drilling… Steyer’s group says more permanent protections are available using section 12(a) of the OCS Lands Act. Similar to the Antiquities Act, which presidents can use to...
  • “Close the books” on the fracking contaminates ground water myth

    11/12/2016 11:09:10 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 19 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 11-12-16 | Jazz Shaw
    In some of the biggest news which will not come as “news” to anyone who follows the industry, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality concluded a two year study this week into reports of ground water contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming. There had been reports of “foul smelling water” in two test wells drilled by the EPA near one of the many drilling sites in the gas field half a decade ago. The initial EPA report which was ready to blame fracking for the contamination immediately came under heavy criticism in the scientific community and was never released. Still the Wyoming...
  • Where do Trump and Clinton stand on making your commute better?

    11/04/2016 1:09:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | October 25, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    They may not ride in crammed trains or carry angst over potholes but feuding presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both want to fix America's infrastructure. The focus on improving public transit and highways couldn't come soon enough for local commuters, say two experts. "There is a desperate need to invest more into mass transit in Chicagoland," Regional Transportation Authority Chairman and former state senator Kirk Dillard said. "Most states significantly assist in the mass transit arena, but that is not the case today in Illinois," Dillard added, noting New York City budgets about $196 per capita on mass...
  • Modern Environmentalism and Its Human-Hating Apostles of Doom

    11/01/2016 6:32:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/31/2016 | David S. D'Amato
    These human-hating apostles of doom have the whole picture precisely upside down; they treat the natural world and its health not as a means to human ends, but as an end in itself and as the object of some new pagan religion, the goal of which is to regress to man’s primitive state. These environmentalists will have to pardon those of us who believe the Great Enrichment, caused by the market-liberal order, is a thing to be fostered and cherished, advanced at every opportunity in word and in deed. When we worry about the natural world—and we should—our worries should...
  • Billionaire Crony Corporatist Schemes

    10/29/2016 4:10:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 20169r | Paul Driessen
    Shady cash from Vladimir Putin’s Russian energy oligarchs and other rich donors is being laundered through Bermuda-based lawyers and middlemen to “green” pressure groups, lobbyists and spinmeisters – to promote “green energy” schemes that bring billions of dollars from government agencies (and thus from us taxpayers and consumers) to a cabal of billionaires and crony companies. At the epicenter are hedge fund millionaire Nathaniel Simons, his wife Laura and their secretive Sea Change Foundation. “Investors” become even wealthier, as billions of dollars are transferred annually to environmentalists, scientists, politicians, bureaucrats and crony-corporatists in Renewable Energy & Climate Crisis, Inc....
  • Man dressed as tree arrested for blocking traffic

    10/25/2016 7:29:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 25, 2016
    PORTLAND, MAINE - Portland police arrested 30-year-old Asher Woodworth after he walked back-and-forth slowly through downtown traffic dressed as a tree. When he refused to comply orders, police took him to jail on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a public way. Police say Woodworth's motivation was to "see how people would react to his performance" and how it would "impact people's natural choreography."
  • Another Study Proves Water Used In Fracking Is Perfectly Safe

    10/24/2016 1:35:28 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-24-16 | Andrew Follett
    Water used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can be reused to water crops with no adverse effects, according to research published Monday by California government officials. Officials in the state’s Cawelo Water District (Cawelo) concurred with toxicologists that the recycled water was safe for agricultural use. Researchers found no difference in crops which were irrigated with recycled fracking water and those irrigated from other sources. This confirmed previous analyses that recycled water is safe for crops. So far, the program has provided 10 billion gallons of safe water to California farmers, despite a major drought in that state. “Ongoing testing...
  • Alabama's bypass to the beach, a 'top priority' project, revived with BP money

    10/21/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | John Sharp
    With $65 million in new money thanks to the state's BP settlement, the long-beleaguered U.S. 98 project in coastal Alabama has a new life, but officials are proceeding cautiously.It was nearly a decade ago when a previous U.S. 98 project was shut down amid lawsuits and accusations surrounding sediment from the construction site that ran off into the waterways supplying a majority of the Mobile region's drinking water."The job has been redesigned," said Vince Calametti, ALDOT's Southwest Region's chief engineer. "There was an environmental assessment, and it will have to be re-evaluated. It will be one of the first things...
  • EPA Expands Power by Calling Plowed Farm Fields 'Mini Mountain Ranges'

    10/20/2016 12:36:29 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 31 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/15/2016 | Tom Gantert
    When farmers plow their land, it produces grooves called "furrows," bordered by small ridges of dirt. But in pursuit of new regulatory powers, federal agencies refer to the little dirt mounds by another term: “mini mountain ranges.” That seemingly absurd distinction is being used to impose more federal control over private land use decisions made by U.S. farmers. That was the claim described in a U.S. Senate committee report released Sept. 20. The committee reviewed the powers held by the nation’s two largest environmental regulation agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, and a proposed...
  • Climate activists shut off oil pipelines which provide 15% of daily US consumption

    10/12/2016 12:47:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 12, 2016 | John Sexton
    Climate change activists shut off cross-border oil pipelines in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington on Tuesday. The activists broke in to unguarded valve stations and shut off the flow of oil before being arrested. Reuters reports: All they had to do was twist shut giant valves on five cross-border pipelines that together can send 2.8 million barrels a day of crude to the United States from Canada – equal to about 15 percent of daily U.S. consumption. The pipelines have valve stations every 20 miles, many of them in remote locations and protected by nothing more than a locked...
  • Boondoggle: How Ontario’s pursuit of renewable energy broke the province’s electricity system

    10/10/2016 7:35:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 06 October 2016 | Terence Corcoran
    Back in 2010, deep green environmentalist Rick Smith, then head of Environmental Defence Canada, hailed Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act regime as a cost-free operation that would catapult the province into the big leagues of renewable energy. Through fat subsidies and high prices offered to wind, solar and other renewable industry players, jobs and growth would boom and Ontario would be free of its dirty coal plants. It was the End of Coal, the government said. The birth of a renewable miracle. Asked whether the plan might lead to higher prices for consumers, “No,” said Dr. Smith —...
  • SCDOT Still Pimping Interstate 73

    10/06/2016 11:13:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    FITSNEWS ^ | July 21, 2016 | FITS
    AGENCY LOBBYING HARD FOR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BOONDOGGLE South Carolina’s corrupt transportation “leaders” still desperately want to foist Interstate 73 on dirt poor Palmetto State taxpayers … even as government’s embarrassing inability to do basic maintenance continues to be on display all over the state.How desperate are our powerful “roads czars” to get this Interstate built? Let’s recap …First, they’ve spent more than $100 million on an interchange for the highway (even though it’s not clear if it will ever be built).Next they’ve proposed spending millions more on wetlands mitigation related to the road (again, even though it’s not clear if...
  • EPA Opposes U.P. Road, But Senator Suggests New Mine Its Real Target

    09/28/2016 6:52:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/23/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A Michigan state senator from the Upper Peninsula says the federal Environmental Protection Agency has done everything in its power to indirectly shut down a mine near Marquette. The issue is back in the news because a limited-government legal foundation announced last month it will represent the Marquette County Road Commission in a federal lawsuit against the EPA. The agency has blocked a plan to build a shortcut road to the Eagle Mine in the western Upper Peninsula. In a phone interview with Michigan Capitol Confidential this week, Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, suggested that the EPA’s real target in the...
  • Utahns Fear Obama Will Heed Environmentalists, Not Them, on National Monument Designation

    09/27/2016 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 26, 2016 | Senator Mike Lee
    This past Monday marked the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton using the Antiquities Act to create the 1.5 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. For most Utahns, this date is not a cause for celebration. It’s a source of anger toward what many see as an out-of-touch and overbearing federal government Infamously, the Clinton administration failed to notify the people of Utah prior to announcing the monument designation—probably because the administration knew that nearly everyone in the state was opposed to the idea. Utah’s congressional delegation, state and county leaders, and local residents all warned that a...
  • Donald Trump Details ‘America-First’ Energy Plan

    09/24/2016 2:54:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Donald Trump detailed his energy plan, which he previously mentioned during his speech on the economy at the Detroit Economic Club in August, on Thursday in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. “I am going to lift the restrictions on American energy, and allow this wealth to pour into our communities – including right here in Pennsylvania,” Trump stated while speaking to more than 1,000 gas industry experts. Citing the Institute for Energy Research, Trump suggested that lifting energy restrictions such as shale production would produce more than 500,000 new jobs every year and raise the GDP by more than $100 billion each year.He also says...
  • Federal study finds mixed bag for groundwater levels along San Pedro River

    09/14/2016 2:52:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | http://www.svherald.com/news/federal-study-finds-mixed-bag-for-groundwater-levels-along-san/article_
    SIERRA VISTA — A multi-year study examining over a dozen indicators of groundwater discharge into the San Pedro River and riparian area indicates, that in some areas, streamwater and groundwater levels along the river are in decline. The study, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, analyzed a series of data sets—including aquifer water levels, streamflow permanence, June wet-dry status of the river and spring discharge—collected over a 10-year span ending in 2012.
  • Ivanpah Solar Plant Becomes Bird Incinerator, Graveyard

    09/02/2016 1:26:32 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-09-2016 | Lincoln
    Some say that the casualty numbers are overhyped. Other say it is a serious problem. But at the Ivanpah Solar Plant in Nevada, birds are bursting into flames. The bizarre occurrences happen when the bird’s flight paths take them into the ultra-concentrated beams of sunlight produced by the panels at the plant. On spec, the plant seems like the very ideal of energy production for the future: three gleaming towers, forty stories in height capturing the energy from the sunlight reflected by five acres of massive mirrors. All told, the plant generates some 390 megawatts of power from its turbines....
  • Have More Kids. It's Good For the Planet

    08/26/2016 9:20:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    The problem with environmentalists isn't merely that they have destructive ideas about the economy, but that so many of them embrace repulsive ideas about human beings. Take a recent NPR piece that asks, "Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?" If you want to learn about how environmentalism has already affected people in society, read about the couple pondering "the ethics of procreation" and its impact on the climate before starting a family, or the group of women in a prosperous New Hampshire town swapping stories about how the "the climate crisis is a reproductive crisis."...
  • Can America's first floating wind farm shake off environmental concerns?

    08/12/2016 9:31:57 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 31, 2016 | Matt Weiser
    The deep waters off the coast of California could become home to the country’s largest offshore wind energy project and a test case for a technology that is still in its infancy.
  • Bill Clinton: Stuck 2,000 Years in the Past on Coal

    08/01/2016 8:03:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Bill Clinton keeps telling coal workers to move on from the life “you had 50 years ago”—while his wife Hillary shouts, “I believe in science!” But isn’t it interesting that the “science” to which they cling is 2,000 years out-of-date? Greek Mathematician Hero of Alexandria invented the original windmill, a machine that harnessed wind for energy sometime around 50 AD. Do the math - 2016 minus 50 is 1,966—meaning windmill power is not “new” or “progressive” but a relic of 2,000 years ago. Truth hurts. Especially, if you’re a Clinton. Because Clintons prefer shadows to sunshine. When it was revealed...
  • Destructive Forest Fires are Due to – What?

    07/30/2016 2:05:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    First the Obama EPA came for coal mines, coal-fired power plants, miners, workers, investors, and all who depend on reliable, affordable electricity. Then the EPA, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and other agencies came after oil and gas drilling and fracking, and the workers, industries and families that need petroleum. They’re also targeting farming, ranching, airlines and manufacturing. It’s all to stop “dangerous manmade climate change,” rising seas, warmer and colder weather, wetter and drier seasons, and other “unprecedented” calamities. Now the Feds want us to believe worsening forest fires threaten communities, wildlife and wildlife habitats because we continue...
  • Maryland’s Coming Fracking Showdown

    07/27/2016 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MC GOP ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    The clock is counting down toward an important decision for Maryland’s economic future, namely whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to drill for natural gas in the state. Over a year ago, legislation that blocked fracking for another two years became law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. That law barred the state from issuing drilling permits until October 2017 and required the Department of the Environment to adopt new regulations by October 2016. The passage of this law effectively delayed any decision on fracking until next year. To recap: the Marcellus Shale is a geological formation found...
  • Federal Lab Ignored Environmental Data Manipulation For Years

    07/09/2016 8:32:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/08/2016 | Ethan Barton
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials knew about environmental data manipulation for years before they stopped the manipulation or notified scientists who may have used phony information, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found. A USGS analyst resigned while under investigation for data manipulation from 1996 to 2008, but another analyst continued that distortion until 2014. But agency officials learned data was manipulated as early as 2004 when scientists found “test results did not make sense” and “were not accurate,” according to a Department of the Interior inspector general (IG) audit published 11 years later. “Our office wasn’t aware of...
  • After millions spent on improvements, White Marsh business owners say flooding has worsened

    07/06/2016 9:10:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pamela Wood
    Business owners in White Marsh are suing Baltimore County and the state over highway improvements and environmental projects that they say have caused chronic flooding on their properties. The Maryland Transportation Authority spent $1.08 billion widening Interstate 95, adding express toll lanes and reconfiguring exit ramps between Interstate 895 and White Marsh Boulevard. Baltimore County has spent $15.5 million on White Marsh Run over the past two years. The work was intended to improve the flow of highway traffic through the area and reduce runoff into local waterways. County officials say the stream restoration was designed so that it could...
  • Green Energy Policies May Haunt Democrats this Fall

    07/02/2016 7:02:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Who is working overtime to paint themselves into the biggest political corner of this election cycle? Democrats obviously don’t recognize it yet, but they have placed themselves in an inescapable trap with extreme positions on energy and the environment – irresponsible positions that have fragmented their party and could easily produce dire consequences for Democrats at the polls in November.   The extreme fringe of the environmental movement has emerged as a powerful faction within the Democratic Party, in large measure due to colossal political spending by billionaire and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer. Their new dominance has translated into...
  • Michael Mann, scientist: Data 'increasingly unnecessary' because 'we can see climate change'

    06/28/2016 1:15:41 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Leading climate doomsayer Michael Mann recently downplayed the importance of climate change science, telling Democrats that data and models "increasingly are unnecessary" because the impact is obvious. "Fundamentally, I'm a climate scientist and have spent much of my career with my head buried in climate-model output and observational climate data trying to tease out the signal of human-caused climate change," Mr. Mann told the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee at a hearing. "What is disconcerting to me and so many of my colleagues is that these tools that we've spent years developing increasingly are unnecessary because we can see climate change,...
  • Texas DOT Changes Course, Will Assess Highway Project's Impacts on Threatened Salamanders, Birds

    06/24/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Center for Biological Diversity ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jenny Loda and Kelly Davis
    AUSTIN, Texas— In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance in May, the Texas Department of Transportation changed course on a major highway project in Austin, withdrawing its finding that the highway would have no impact on three federally protected species (two salamanders and a bird). The state’s transportation agency said in a letter that it has initiated consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the three species.The construction of the MoPac Intersections Project across the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, in...
  • The left’s grand, green vision

    06/12/2016 3:55:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    Like a crazed serial killer, the liberal green groups are celebrating their “victory” of putting America’s major coal producers out of business — to say nothing of the tens of thousands of miners placed in unemployment lines. Several thousand more mining jobs were lost last month. Now to get their next homicidal high, the leftists have turned their ambitions on the oil and natural gas industries. Here is how the Sierra Club spokeswoman, Lena Moffit, explains the grand, green vision: “We have moved to a very clear and firm and vehement position of opposing gas. We oppose any new gas-fired...
  • New Map Shows the Dark Side of Artificial Light at Night

    06/11/2016 8:53:26 AM PDT · by samtheman · 76 replies
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ ^ | June 10, 2016 | Lee Billings
    New Map Shows the Dark Side of Artificial Light at Night ... The most fundamental difficulty, however, has been that no one knows exactly how severe the problem is.
  • Cuomo Administration Knew Upstate Residents Were Being Poisoned … And Did Nothing

    06/08/2016 7:27:11 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 31 replies
    The Mental Recession ^ | 06/08/2016 | Rusty Weiss
    New reports indicate the Cuomo administration tried to subvert information about a cancer-causing chemical in the water supply of the town of Hoosick Falls … and nobody seems all that concerned. Documents obtained by Politico show the New York State Department of Health dismissing warnings from the EPA, and refusing to alert residents of the very dangerous situation. Over a year ago, health department officials issued a ‘fact sheet’ indicating that “health effects are not expected to occur from normal use of the water” within days of a contradictory declaration by the EPA which advised residents not to drink or...
  • SCOTUS Sides With Landowners In Blow to Obama Admin's Environmental Agenda

    06/01/2016 5:49:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The White House’s Clean Water Act requires property owners to surrender possession of land that falls under its jurisdiction. The law, which has frustrated landowners for 40 years, was expanded last year when the Obama administration issued new rules for which bodies of water can be claimed as government property. Hawkes Co., Inc. was one of the businesses affected by the White House’s environmental guidelines. The company, which provides peat for golf courses, was prevented from using property in Marshall County, Minnesota, because it had been deemed federally controlled wetlands by the United States Corps of Engineers. The Supreme Court took up...
  • Global warming is blamed for record number of shark attacks in America

    05/30/2016 4:43:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Shark attack incidents are expected to reach more than 100 this year Experts say shark populations have been on the rise since the 1990s Meanwhile rising temperatures mean more people are swimming in the sea Last year saw 98 people attacked by sharks - six fatally Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. As the summer beach season opens across the United States, experts are warning beach goers to take extra precautions as they predict a record number of shark attacks this year. George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at...
  • The Left’s Jihad against American energy

    05/18/2016 5:20:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    This election season has created an unprecedented alliance between the environmental Left and the anti-free market movement. The result is a well-funded juggernaut adept at conducting coordinated and sophisticated assaults on American businesses while attempting to influence crucial elections. Their goals are nothing short of shuttering our American manufacturing industry, halting the production of affordable energy and placing a ruling clique of radicals in office.One such tactic focuses on intimidating universities and other institutions into divesting their financial holdings of fossil fuel investments. Activists behind this campaign talk candidly about how they hope to “revoke the social license” of energy...
  • Trash left littered on side of railroad tracks after protests

    05/16/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 31 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 5/16/16 | Staff
    After nearly three days of environmental protesting, the Skagit County Sheriff's Office says trash was left littered on the side of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train track.
  • 'Urban Forest' Coming to Illinois Tollway

    05/13/2016 8:06:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Downers Grove Patch ^ | April 25, 2016 | Morgan Searles and Illinois Tollway
    Submitted by the Illinois Tollway. Downers Grove, IL - The Illinois Tollway is partnering with the Morton Arboretum to enhance aesthetics and expand tree canopy coverage along the tollway system as part of its efforts to increase environmental benefits and sustainability. In recognition of the new effort, the Tollway will celebrate Arbor Day on April 29 by giving away 15,000 tree seedlings to customers at the Tollway’s Downers Grove headquarters and at tollway oases. In partnership with the Morton Arboretum, the Illinois Tollway develop a systemwide landscape master plan for trees, shrubs and other native plantings on Tollway property. The...
  • EPA Refuses to Pay Damages for Its Toxic Spill [semi-satire]

    05/01/2016 10:40:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Colorado Republicans blasted the EPA after an agency official refused to cover the full cost of damages done by the EPA’s release of toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine last August contaminated water supplies in Colorado and New Mexico after spreading from the Animas River to the San Juan River. EPA official Bill Murray explained that “people need to understand that when we took responsibility for the spill we were making a moral statement, not agreeing to compensate anyone for any injuries suffered. The government has ‘sovereign immunity’ and cannot be held liable without its consent. Obviously, we are...
  • Don’t look now but the Earth is getting greener

    04/27/2016 4:49:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Since both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sander are quite keen to talk about climate change and carbon taxes, let’s take a brief break from the campaign trail and check in on how Mother Gaia is doing these days. We’ve recorded what some climate scientists claim is a string of record warmest months over the past year and if I were judging by the almost snow-free, mild winter we just enjoyed in upstate New York and the rest of the northeast (watch out for the bears) I’d have to agree. So I assume this means we’re all doomed. But oddly...
  • Climate Hustle Trailer [Video: One Night Theater Event Coming in May!]

    04/22/2016 3:41:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/3/16
    One-night national theater event -- May 2, 2016. Visit www.ClimateHustle.com for info on tickets and locations.
  • RICO for Government Climate Deniers?

    04/16/2016 5:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ron Arnold.A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus.What we contest are false assertions that “humans are creating a dangerous climate change crisis.” We do not accept false claims that “the science is settled” and will not be limited to discussing only “what we must do now to avert looming climate catastrophes.”That’s not just constitutionally protected free speech. It is the foundation of...
  • How Fracking Has Reduced Greenhouse Gases (Eliminate The EPA)

    04/16/2016 5:09:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    The U.S. Department of Energy published data last week with some amazing revelations -- so amazing that most Americans will find them hard to believe. As a nation, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by 2 percent from last year. Over the past 14 years, our carbon emissions are down more than 10 percent. On a per-unit-of-GDP basis, U.S. carbon emissions are down by closer to 20 percent. Even more stunning: We've reduced our carbon emissions more than virtually any other nation in the world, including most of Europe. How can this be? We never ratified the Kyoto Treaty....