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  • Massive cleanup underway after Dakota Access protesters leave behind environmental mess

    02/05/2017 3:44:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the camp, located on federal land, would be closed Feb. 22 in order to “prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area” at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota. “Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe,” the Corps said in its...
  • 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...
  • Montreal ad banned 'lest it offend Muslims'

    07/18/2016 6:08:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/16 | Rachel Kaplan
    A recent advertisement, set to go up across Montreal was struck down, out of fear that it would offend the local Muslim population. The billboard ad, designed by the producers of The Rebel website, criticizes Mayor Denis Coderre for choosing "Charia [sic] oil" over Canadian oil, and features an image of King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Coderre previously had struck down a bill to build an oil pipeline from Alberta, citing environmental...
  • Coast Guard to investigate after schoolchildren rescued from boat that sank in Chesapeake Bay

    06/03/2016 8:21:51 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/2/16 | Scott Dance & Luke Broadwater
    Coast Guard officials are investigating what caused a boat carrying schoolchildren to sink Wednesday evening after it struck something submerged near a former Navy bombing test site in the Chesapeake Bay.
  • 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.
  • Dozens arrested in Washington state environmental protest (part of Break Free 2016 12-day campaign)

    05/15/2016 3:21:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/15/16 | Kevin Murphy
    (Reuters) - Dozens of people were arrested in Washington state on Sunday, two days after protesters set up a blockade on railroad tracks leading to a pair of oil refineries as part of a global protest over dependence on fossil fuels, authorities said. The protesters, camping out on BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] tracks at Anacortes, Washington, about 70 miles (113 km) north of Seattle, refused police orders to disperse, said Katie McCulloch, a spokesman for the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management. All of the 52 protesters under arrest were charged with trespassing, while one person was also charged with resisting...
  • The Charade of the Climate Change Charlatans on Parade

    05/13/2016 8:57:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/16 | Megan Barth
    Hijacking the Environmental Movement What makes 350 so devious, is that they hijack public emotions (and ignorance) using phony “divestment” as a disorganizing tool to redirect activism away from effective work.—Jay Taber A coalition of environmental activist groups, led by, is promoting a series of “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” training sessions and protests during May 4-15, 2016, at locations involved in fossil fuel production or transportation. The protests will occur at key sites related to production and transport of fossil fuels, including rail lines and yards, in the United States and Canada. The problem? only cares about...
  • Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand How to Alleviate Poverty

    09/20/2015 1:35:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | September 20, 2015 | George F. Will
    Pope Francis embodies sanctity but comes trailing clouds of sanctimony. With a convert’s indiscriminate zeal, he embraces ideas impeccably fashionable, demonstrably false, and deeply reactionary. They would devastate the poor on whose behalf he purports to speak — if his policy prescriptions were not as implausible as his social diagnoses are shrill.
  • Florida county tells resident to keep barbecue smoke in his own yard

    07/28/2015 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/27/2015
    A viral video that shows a Florida man receiving a warning for allowing the smell of barbecue to waft off his property has some smoking mad. Scotty Jordan uploaded a video on July 22 to Facebook that he says shows Pinellas County environmental specialist Joe Graham issuing a warning to Jordan and a friend for violating the county’s air quality law. The video, which has been watched over four million times, shows Graham telling Jordan that there's too much smoke emanating from Jordan's commercial-grade grill. “I just took three pictures of smoke,” Graham explains. “I can smell it again right...
  • "Eco-Fads" by Todd Myers

    05/04/2015 7:51:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies ^ | 23AUG2011 | Todd Myers
    “Todd Myers is an eco-mythbuster. He exposes trends among modern environmentalists that are based more on ‘feel-good’ sentimentality than on scientific reality. If you truly care about the environment, then you should read this book.” Alex B. Berezow, Ph.D., Editor of Wherever we turn, politicians, businesses and activists are promoting the latest fashionable “green” policy or product. Green buildings, biofuels, electric cars, compact fluorescent lightbulbs and a variety of other technologies are touted as the next key step in protecting the environment and promoting a sustainable future. Increasingly, however, scientific and economic information regarding environmental problems takes a back...
  • Delta tunnels: Major changes to environmental restoration could endanger Brown's water plan

    04/11/2015 7:59:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies ^ | 4/11/15 | Paul Rogers - Mercury New
    Gov. Jerry Brown has billed his $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels under the Delta as a way to not just make it easier to move water from north to south, but also increase the reliability of water supplies and bring back salmon and other endangered species. But now the Brown administration is proposing a major and politically risky change: dropping a 50-year guarantee to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta's environment. A centerpiece of the project, the environmental plan included $8 billion to preserve 100,000 acres of wetlands and dozens of other restoration efforts. The dramatic course...
  • Crocus Hill neighbors split on plan to raze 1902 home

    01/13/2015 8:04:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-13-15 | Frederick Melo
    The house at 27 Crocus Place is listed on property tax statements for $1.06 million, but neighbors consider it priceless. Built in 1902, the yellow, two-story Victorian sits on a bluff, overlooking Pleasant Avenue and Interstate 35E. In November, trial attorney Fred Pritzker and his wife, Renee, bought the 4,200-square-foot home from his brother and sister-in-law with a singular goal: to tear it down and replace it with one that is more accessible to the disabled. At 64, Pritzker said he is slowly losing function on the left side of his body; at some point soon, he'll need a walker...

    07/14/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | July 14, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R) wants to know if federal environmental protection laws are making it easier for illegal immigrants to unlawfully enter the country.
  • Idaho Fish and Game kills 23 wolves in Lolo Pass area

    03/01/2014 9:59:06 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 34 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 3/1/14 | AP article
    BOISE, Idaho — Idaho wildlife officials have killed 23 wolves in northern Idaho in an effort to boost the number of elk in the region. The Idaho Fish and Game announced Friday afternoon that the animals were killed by USDA Wildlife Service agents using a helicopter in the Lolo elk zone near the Montana border. It's the sixth time the agency has taken action to kill wolves in the Lolo zone in the past four years, bringing the total number of wolves killed there to 48. The efforts are part of the state's predator management plan, which calls for killing...
  • Girl Scouts Promote Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Green Energy in Its Leadership Program

    02/14/2014 3:47:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/14/14 | Penny Starr
    ( – The Girl Scouts’ National Leadership Journeys program requires girls to embrace environmental justice, climate change and green energy in order to earn awards. The Journey Awards – “aimed at giving them the benefits of the Girl Scout "Keys to Leadership": Discover, Connect, Take Action” – are described on the Girls Scouts website as being designed for girls from kindergarten through high school. The “It’s Your Planet – Love It” journey page is illustrated with a photograph of a “green roof” at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Calif. “Girls are being exposed to ideas and discussions...
  • Pastor Mark Musser: Relating Environmental Fascism to Baalism and the End Times

    12/17/2013 3:48:22 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/17/13 | Mark Musser
    Some Awesome insight into the environmental movement of our day which has its roots all the way back to Babel, and Israel's Baal worship.Mark brings it up to date and one can clearly see that Satan's design and template is still there It truly helps to connect the dots and to see the common plan and template of Satan through time. This is a must see! It is an hour long so think of it as watching a documentary video.
  • Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

    09/12/2013 9:28:59 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 38 replies
    AP ^ | September 11, 1013 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.
  • Yosemite Fire Threatens San Francisco Water Supply

    08/26/2013 9:28:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Time ^ | 8/26/13 | Noah Rayman
    The wildfire that’s been raging in Yosemite National Park for 10 days came within two miles of a reservoir that supplies most of San Francisco’s water on Sunday, Reuters reports. The “Rim Fire,” as it’s called, has already burned 134,000 acres, including 11 homes, and threatened both water and power supplies to the city, about 200 miles to the west. Nearly 3,000 firefighters on the front lines had about 7 percent of the fire contained Sunday.
  • CDC: Environmental Justice Is ‘Access to Healthy Homes, Healthy Food, Transportation´

    08/20/2013 5:26:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/20/13 | Penny Starr
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a video on its website to provide the definition of environmental justice, specifically when it comes to communities. “The health of a community suffers when people don’t have access to healthy homes, healthy food, transportation, fresh air and safe neighborhoods,” the narrator stated in the video. She is Dr. LaToria Whitehead, who works in CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch. “I’m also an environmental justice specialist,” Whitehead said. The video opened with a closed grocery store as a backdrop, with Whitehead informing viewers that the part of Atlanta where the...
  • Centuries-old trees destroyed as rainforest is chopped down for Pope's visit to Brazil (edit)

    07/16/2013 4:45:56 AM PDT · by haffast · 12 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | UPDATED: 02:56 EST, 15 July 2013 | Matt Roper
    Authorities in Brazil have denounced church leaders as criminals for chopping down more than 300 centuries-old trees in a national park - so pilgrims can celebrate mass during the Pope’s visit to Rio de Janeiro. Pope Francis will make his first international trip to the world’s largest Roman Catholic country later this month. Organisers of an event in the diocese of Sao Sebastiao de Itaipu, in the city of Niteroi, claimed they needed to clear an area of Atlantic rainforest to accommodate the expected crowd of up to 800 pilgrims. A total of 334 trees at the edge of the...
  • Scientist Corrects Gullible Reporter: ‘Climate Change’ Not Causing More Tornadoes

    05/27/2013 8:43:18 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5/25/13 | Matthew Sheffield
    Occasionally, we hear from people who believe that liberal media bias isn’t really that big of an issue because most people don’t really trust reporters to tell the truth. While public trust in the media is at an all-time low, that hardly means they lack the power to shape opinion. A perfect case in point is the notion popularized by environmental alarmist Al Gore that the Earth is experiencing more severe weather events supposedly caused by “climate change.” Like his earlier debunked claims that global temperatures were increasing, this statement is also false. But many people are simply unaware of...
  • Breathing Emission Particles Turns HDL Cholesterol From 'Good' To 'Bad'

    05/19/2013 5:33:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | May 18, 2013
    Breathing Emission Particles Turns HDL Cholesterol From 'Good' To 'Bad' Article Date: 18 May 2013 Academic researchers have found that breathing motor vehicle emissions triggers a change in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, altering its cardiovascular protective qualities so that it actually contributes to clogged arteries. In addition to changing HDL from "good" to "bad," the inhalation of emissions activates other components of oxidation, the early cell and tissue damage that causes inflammation, leading to hardening of the arteries, according to the research team, which included scientists from UCLA and other institutions. The findings of this early study, done in mice,...
  • Obama bankrolling 'green' projects abroad

    05/02/2013 5:54:33 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    WND ^ | May 2, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    U.S. taxpayers funding 'gender equality' in Ghana's energy developmentPresident Obama recently joked that he should just “pack up and go home” if Congress is going to continue resisting his policies. But before he heads back to Chicago, his administration plans to spend up to $400 million on “green” projects around the world, survey the satellite television viewing habits of Africans and simultaneously try to spark private-sector investment in the West Bank and Gaza, among other federal endeavors.
  • New Requirement for Eagle Scouts: Merit Badge on Climate Change Junk Science

    05/02/2013 8:11:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 2, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    In the future all Eagle scout candidates will be required to earn a merit badge in climate change junk science. Via Scouting Magazine: The Sustainability merit badge debuted at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, USA. Boy Scouts of America reported: Although the badge is still in development, Scouts can expect to learn about pollution, resource management, green chemistry, and zero-waste practices. They will be challenged to live sustainably and, as in other badges, to explore careers related to sustainability. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Sustainability merit badge will join the list of Eagle-required...
  • Grocery Bag Bans and Foodborne Illness [ER admissions and deaths up by 25% since plastic bag ban]

    01/24/2013 6:31:52 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies ^ | November 2, 2012 | Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright
    Abstract: Recently, many jurisdictions have implemented bans or imposed taxes upon plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. San Francisco County was the first major US jurisdiction to enact such a regulation, implementing a ban in 2007. There is evidence, however, that reusable grocery bags, a common substitute for plastic bags, contain potentially harmful bacteria. We examine emergency room admissions related to these bacteria in the wake of the San Francisco ban. We find that ER visits spiked when the ban went into effect. Relative to other counties, ER admissions increase by at least one fourth, and deaths exhibit a similar...
  • New Zealand Environmental Advocate Launches Campaign To Ban Cats As Pets

    01/22/2013 7:08:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 95 replies ^ | January 22,2013 | FoxNews/AP
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten native birds. But the environmental advocate has triggered a claws-out backlash with his new anti-feline campaign.
  • Top EPA official used private email account to correspond with environmental groups

    01/10/2013 10:25:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/10/13 | Michael Bastasch
    A second Environmental Protection Agency official stands accused of using a personal email address to shield communications with environmental activists from public disclosure. Court documents show that EPA Region 8 Administrator James Martin corresponded with the Environmental Defense Fund — where he previously worked as an attorney — through his private email account.
  • Obama the Job-Killing Owl-Killer

    11/28/2012 5:50:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 28, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Welcome to the pretzel logic of liberal environmental protection: In order to "save" owls, the Obama administration is going to shoot them dead. This is not -- I repeat not -- an Onion parody. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House released a big fat policy turkey: its final critical habitat rule for the endangered northern spotted owl. The Obama plan will lock up 9.6 million acres of land (mostly, but not all, federal) in Oregon, Washington and northern California. This is nearly double the acreage set aside by the Bush administration. Thousands of timber workers (along with untold thousands...
  • Environmental groups divided on whether to hit Obama on climate change

    10/21/2012 4:35:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/12 | Ben Geman
    Environmental groups divided on whether to hit Obama on climate changeBy Ben Geman - 10/20/12 04:13 PM ET The environmental movement is divided over how hard to pressure President Obama on climate change in the homestretch of the 2012 campaign. The contrasting strategies were evident in statements and e-mails to members that green groups released after Tuesday’s debate, which saw Obama and Mitt Romney battle at length over energy without once mentioning global warming for the second-straight onstage battle. Some groups praised Obama for strongly touting renewable energy and efficiency, while others knocked him for battling to be seen as...
  • "Right to Know" GMO Awareness Radio Show

    10/12/2012 7:40:59 PM PDT · by Libertynotfree · 2 replies ^ | Oct 12,2012 | Libertynotfree
    Join us for this special GMO Awareness radio show! On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8:40 a.m. (PST). Deborah Whitman will be talking about some of the health affects of GMO Food and how you can protect yourself and your family.
  • U.S. Takes Action to Reduce Energy Dependence -- in Europe

    09/15/2012 8:11:14 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 1 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Sept. 15, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The nation faces a critical need to "overcome a number of serious problems" related to economic development and growing energy needs, particularly because of its "strong dependence on energy imports," the Obama Administration has concluded. Consequently, it has launched a project to increase "competitiveness and energy security" while reducing "greenhouse gas emissions via greater clean energy investments" across the nation. Across the nation of Macedonia, that is.
  • Have Environmentalists/EPA Triggered Electric Power Outages To 3 Million Americans?

    07/03/2012 4:53:42 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 109 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/03/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    As many people fall down in the sweltering heat, because of the loss of power to air conditioners, there are others jumping up and down, because the excessively hot weather seems be to punishing those naughty Americans, known around the world to use more than their "fair share" of energy. Coupled with the severe storms knocking out power lines, to an environmentalist, it may, indeed, be a perfect storm. In the past several years, American power generating companies have been diverted from upgrading their existing equipment, including coal generating plants, transmission lines, substations, etc. on the Grid, by the incessant...
  • People Matter - Robert Zubrin’s powerful critique of antihumanism

    06/23/2012 10:07:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 22 June 2012 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism, by Robert Zubrin (Encounter, 328 pp., $25.95) A ruling idea of the last two centuries has been materialism: the notion, as arch-materialist Daniel Dennett asserts, that “there is only one sort of stuff, namely matter—the physical stuff of physics, chemistry, and physiology—and the mind is somehow nothing but a physical phenomenon.” One consequence of this belief has been the rise of antihumanism—the stripping from people of their transcendent value and a reduction of them to mere things in the world to be studied, understood, reshaped—and ultimately...
  • Fight to Save American Mining

    06/13/2012 7:14:38 PM PDT · by Axenolith
    Western Mining Alliance ^ | 6/13/12 | Western Mining Alliance and PLP
    We are making a call for all miners, prospectors and property owners to step up in the next 15 days to attempt to stop a new budget trailer bill which was once again sneaked into the political process: WMA June 2012 Newsletter Download the Western Mining Alliance Suction Dredge Information Sheet here: (See site) All that stands between losing your rights to dredge and having them restored is the Western Mining Alliance and Public Lands for the People. Please support our legal fight to restore your rights as an American to mine. This issue has far reaching consequences to all...
  • Global warming deniers mount ad campaign calculated to outrage (and it's working!)

    05/06/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2012 | Dan Turner
    It has finally happened: The Heartland Institute, an anti-science front group that used to focus on downplaying the dangers of smoking on behalf of Phillip Morris but now spends much of its time denying the scientific consensus on climate change, has decided to stop even trying to be credible in order to attract publicity. In the vernacular: It has gone all PETA on us. "I still believe in global warming. Do you?" reads a caption written in bright red on a billboard recently mounted in Chicago by the Heartland folks, next to a wild-eyed mugshot of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski....
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • Industrial Sabotage: Rockefeller Fund’s $28 Million Campaign Against Keystone Pipeline

    02/07/2012 10:59:47 AM PST · by Praxeologue · 10 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | February 1, 2012 | Ezra Levant
  • Modern dancers, bed-bug battlers, earth worshipers get EPA ‘environmental justice’ grants

    01/06/2012 9:57:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/6/12 | Frank York
    In 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency provided $1 million in grants to 46 different non-profit and tribal organizations to promote what it called “environmental justice.” Since 1994, a little-noticed EPA program has handed out a total of $23 million in such grants to 1,253 organizations, for stated purposes that observers are questioning. President Bill Clinton and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were responsible for implementing “environmental justice” as part of the EPA’s mission. In early 1990, following a lobbying push by the CBC, the EPA established the Environmental Equity Workgroup. In 1994 it was renamed the Office of Environmental Justice.
  • Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on Towns

    12/21/2011 7:13:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/20/11
    Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on TownsPublished December 20, 2011 | Associated Press For more than 90 years, the coal-fired power plant in Glen Lyn, Va., has been churning out electricity and contributing to local prosperity. Of late, it has generated nearly a quarter of the revenue for the $1 million budget of the town. Yet when the plant ultimately shuts down to comply with new federal air pollution regulations by the end of 2014, says Town Manager Howard Spencer, so too might the community of 200. "If the town lost all of that revenue,"...
  • Something "Green" That May Be Worthwhile

    12/07/2011 8:30:41 AM PST · by ferrgus · 28 replies
    So, I just discovered a product called "strawboard." Apparently it's been used in Europe for 40+ years, but it's kinda new in the US. Some sources say that a typical house requires about an acre's worth of clear-cut timber, which would take about 30 years to replace. That same house (according to these sources) could be built using 18 acres of straw -- which is a waste product from wheat production. I've been searching, but I haven't found any serious problems with using strawboard. Presumably, it doesn't hold up as well to moisture as traditional wood does, but I don't...
  • DHS drafts 'environmental justice strategy'

    12/06/2011 6:42:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/6/11 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) outlined an "environmental justice strategy" that would review how a variety of DHS activities, from interaction with local governments to granting regulatory permits, affect poor and minority populations. DHS defines environmental justice as "the commitment of the Federal Government . . . to avoid placing disproportionately high and adverse effects on the human health and environment of minority populations and low-income populations." Efforts to implement environmental justice will influence "our own operations, financial assistance to state and local governments, and [DHS'] regulatory permitting activities," DHS explained in the draft strategy.
  • Controversial Oil Pipeline Plan to Be Rerouted After Threat of Delayed U.S. Approval

    11/14/2011 4:31:24 PM PST · by Ron C. · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/11 | Fox News
    <p>LINCOLN, Neb. – Days after the Obama administration threatened to delay approval of a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico -- angering unions while appeasing environmentalists -- the company seeking to build the pipeline says it's willing to reroute the project to get it back on track.</p>
  • GOP seeking waiver of environmental laws at border

    10/27/2011 9:22:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/27/11 | Kevin Freking - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents trying to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border say they're hampered by laws that keep them from driving vehicles on huge swaths of land because it falls under U.S. environmental protection, leaving it to wildlife — and illegal immigrants and smugglers who can walk through the territory undisturbed. A growing number of lawmakers are saying such restrictions have turned wilderness areas into highways for criminals. In recent weeks, three congressional panels, including two in the GOP-controlled House and one in the Democratic-controlled Senate, have moved to give the Border Patrol unfettered access to all federally managed lands...
  • The EPA has its own "Ten Most Wanted." Who woulda thunkit?

    09/17/2011 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 25 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 9-17-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Asbestos abatement school owner sentenced BY MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE Ortiz A woman who was one of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "most wanted" fugitives was sentenced Sept. 13 to 87 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. She is the fifth environmental criminal captured since the EPA fugitive website was launched in December 2008, according to the announcement. James Cattuso, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said he was was unaware of the fugitive list. He said he was amazed it existed. "Certainly these are not violent crimes that would require wanted posters which is what...
  • Man arrested in Oklahoma pipe bomb attempt

    08/16/2011 7:06:41 AM PDT · by PENANCE · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 15, 2011 at 4:44 PM | UPI
    Man arrested in Oklahoma pipe bomb attempt Published: Aug. 15, 2011 at 4:44 PM OKEMAH, Okla., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma man has been arrested after authorities said he called 911 and reported he put a pipe bomb on a natural gas pipeline. Daniel Wells Herriman, 40, of Konawa, was arrested Friday, the FBI said, The (Oklahoma City) Oklahoman reported. Special Agent in Charge James Finch said the bomb could have done extensive damage had it exploded on the Enerfin Resources natural gas line near Okemah. "Thank goodness Mr. Herriman is not the greatest bomb-maker," Finch said. The device,...
  • DOD, DHS Among Agencies Dedicated To Environmental Justice

    08/05/2011 2:57:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch/facebook ^ | 8/5/11 | staff
    Though it is unrelated to their mission, the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Housing are among the federal agencies that will focus on helping minorities get green under an Obama Administration plan that aims to bring “environmental justice” to poor and underserved communities nationwide. The effort was launched by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last fall and the agency has doled out millions of dollars in “environmental justice grants” to dozens of leftwing groups, including some dedicated to helping illegal immigrants. Earlier this year the administration dedicated an additional $7 million to study how pollution, stress and social...
  • Job listings say the unemployed need not apply

    07/26/2011 10:10:16 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    The Lookout/YahooNews ^ | 7/26/11 | Liz Goodwin
    Hundreds of job opening listings posted on and other jobs sites explicitly state that people who are unemployed would be less attractive applicants, with some telling the long-term unemployed to not even bother with applying. The New York Times' Catherine Rampell said she found preferences for the already employed or only recently laid off in listings for "hotel concierges, restaurant managers, teachers, I.T. specialists, business analysts, sales directors, account executives, orthopedics device salesmen, auditors and air-conditioning technicians." Even the massive University of Phoenix stated that preference, but removed the listings when the Times started asking questions.
  • Critics say Border Patrol access bill would ruin environment

    07/09/2011 6:33:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies
    WASHINGTON — A bill that would grant the Department of Homeland Security unprecedented access to federal lands near the border was sharply criticized Friday for giving the department unchecked authority. The National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act would let DHS waive 36 environmental-protection laws for patrol activities within 100 miles of U.S. borders. -------------------------- 1505 may succeed in decreasing immigration, but only because the water, air and environments of border communities will be so degraded, no one will want to come here,” said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson.
  • James Delingpole's Environmental Watermelons: Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside

    07/04/2011 10:06:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Pajamas TV ^ | 7/4/11 | Roger Simon
    What's an environmentalist? A watermelon: green on the outside and red on the inside. Hear how old school leftists are using the green movement to push their socialist agenda as Roger L. Simon sits with author James Delingpole.
  • CA: Environmental groups concerned about Forest Lawn's plan to clear trees

    06/17/2011 11:35:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/17/11 | Louis Sahagun
    A proposal to replace 835 oak, sycamore and walnut trees with 199,000 new interment spaces at a prominent Hollywood Hills cemetery near Griffith Park is at the heart of a controversy over the future of what little remains of the Los Angeles area's undeveloped wildlife habitat. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries wants to develop 120 acres of its grounds because its existing expanse of carefully manicured lawns has nearly run out of room for interments in grassy havens with names like "Ascending Dawn" and "Vale of Hope." On Wednesday, as families in mourning gathered around grave sites overlooking the San...