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  • Climate Crisis, Inc.

    08/22/2015 8:01:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Climate Crisis, Inc. $1.5 trillion and Larry Bell book explain how profiteers of climate doom keep the money flowing Paul Driessen No warming in 18 years, no category 3-5 hurricane hitting the USA in ten years, seas rising at barely six inches a century: computer models and hysteria are consistently contradicted by Real World experiences. So how do White House, EPA, UN, EU, Big Green, Big Wind, liberal media, and even Google, GE and Defense Department officials justify their fixation on climate change as the greatest crisis facing humanity? How do they excuse saying government must control our energy system,...
  • ďEnvironmentalistsĒ Kill Millions of Cats and Birds

    08/17/2015 4:22:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    resident Obama owns two adorable dogs, Bo and Sunny. Clearly, he likes animals. So, it’s puzzling why his administration supports global environmental policies and federally-subsidized energy technology that endangers animals like cats and birds. CATS Sadness and anger echoed around the world when an American dentist shot Cecil the lion, a protected animal, in Zimbabwe. But where is the shock and disappointment over the fact that Australia plans to spend some $6 million to shoot, poison and trap 2 million feral cats? And why has the Obama administration applauded Australia’s plans while making a big show of seeking justice for...
  • Environmentalists circulating image of girl carrying Walkerís decapitated head

    08/16/2015 10:58:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    A member of the Facebook page titled Citizens Preserving the Penokee Hills Heritage Park posted a artist depiction of a small girl carrying the severed head of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The image, has amassed over 160 likes and 170 responses that are mostly positive. According to the pages mission statement the purpose of their group is to provide an avenue for the distribution of research, education and information pertaining to preserving the Penokee Hills as a national heritage park in Northwestern Wisconsin. The mission statement continues to say that this is not a forum for angry, violent or confrontational...
  • Letís Pass a Ban on the EPAís Onshore Operations

    08/12/2015 10:43:48 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 11 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-12 | Ben Weingarten
    As furor builds†over the EPA disaster in Durango, Colorado, I would like to propose a just†solution. Given that the EPA is an unaccountable,†job-killing, river-polluting behemoth, Congress ought to pass†a ban on†its†onshore operations. Joking aside, while†political figures try to brush this fiasco under the table†without heads actually rolling or the EPA†compensating taxpayers for the environmental†damage it†caused, the point should be made that the federal government should†be held not just to an equal standard as private enterprise, but a higher one. After all,†public servants are accountable to all of us. Private individuals are not. Yet Democratic Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper argues the...
  • Obama's War on Coal Targets Red States

    08/11/2015 6:56:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Here's today's political quiz question: What do these five states -- Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, California and Maine -- have in common? Yes, they are blue states ruled by Democrats, but that's not all. These are the states that use the least amount of coal -- 2 percent or less -- for electric power. In fact, almost all the states that are politically liberal and vote unfailingly Democratic are low coal use states. For instance, Washington, New York, Oregon and New Jersey are also in the top 10 states least reliant on coal. Only conservative Idaho is a red state...
  • USDA Putting Solar Panels on Chicken Coops

    08/08/2015 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 7, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is spending millions on green energy projects for farms, including putting solar panels on the tops of chicken coops.The federal agency announced Friday that its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) will spend $63 million on solar panels and wind turbines for the farming industry.One project, totaling $16,094, was awarded to Blue Sky Poultry, Inc., of Bainbridge, Ga., to ¬ďinstall a solar array on the roof of poultry houses.¬ĒOther projects announced by the USDA included $18,000 for solar panels for a fruit farm in Ohio, and $19,750 for a wind turbine for a farm...
  • Obama's Energy Plan to Raise your Utility Rates

    08/05/2015 6:02:32 PM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 13 replies
    Spero News ^ | August 5, 2015 | Martin Barillas
    As for political fallout, the seven states that derive at least 70 percent of their electric power from coal are solidly Republican in orientation. The cost borne by the various states because of the Obama plan will not be uniform. States ruled by Democrats, e.g. California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont, will bear a lesser burden. States such as Colorado, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin, where Democrats and Republicans battle to wrest control, will see their utility rates skyrocket since they each derive more than half their electricity from coal-fired plants. Coal producing states such as...
  • Welcome, Number 9,000,000,000!

    08/04/2015 7:21:59 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 8/4/15 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    In 1977, I wrote a book entitled Welcome Number 4,000,000,000! It was a sequel to Human Dignity & Human Numbers (1971). Both books dealt with the ďpopulation explosion,Ē that eraís supposed crisis issue. We were running out of resources of every kind. We would all be starving in a quarter of a century. Drastic policies for cutting down populations were proposed and often put into effect. Babies were not welcome. Everything was panic. The ďgreenĒ movement began in this hectic atmosphere: ďSave the earth, not the people!Ē Such predictions of impending catastrophe were all wrong. Disaster did not occur. In...
  • USDA Seeking to Double High Ethanol Blend Gas Pumps

    08/02/2015 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) -¬†The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday it is investing up to $100 million in biofuels¬†with the goal ‚Äúto double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying higher blends of renewable fuel to consumers, such as E15 and E85.‚ÄĚ‚ÄúA typical gas pump can deliver fuel that contains a maximum 10% ethanol (E10), which limits the amount of renewable energy most consumers can purchase at the pump, despite the fact that our farmers now produce record amounts of renewable biofuels,‚ÄĚ the USDA press release says.‚ÄúThis new investment seeks to double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying...
  • Named and shamed: Californians blast each other for water-wasting on social media

    08/02/2015 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Californians are taking to drought shaming sites to tattle on each other for wasting water. Residents are using the sites to out each other for reasons including neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking as the state's historic drought continues. The tattling has also reached social media where residents are using the hashtags 'droughtshaming' and 'watershaming' to reveal any water-wasting activities. An app called DroughtShame was even developed to 'capture geotagged photo proof of disregard for California's water restrictions'.
  • Governed by Zealots

    07/29/2015 5:47:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Stossel
    The government's environmental rules defeat even environmentalists. Thomas Collier is a Democrat who managed environmental policy for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Then he noticed a mining opportunity in Alaska, one he calls "the single largest deposit of gold and silver Tom's company hired hundreds of people to study the Pebble Mine's potential environmental impact, a first step before asking the Environmental Protection Agency for permission to dig. Usually, the EPA analyzes a company's study, then does its own research, then rules. But in this case, the EPA did something odd -- it rejected the mine before Pebble even got...
  • Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

    07/21/2015 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | S. Noble
    For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into ďwealthyĒ suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. It is not only...
  • Take a Bow for the New Revolution

    07/18/2015 7:10:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    From the outset, President Obama directed his powerful government agencies and congressional allies to help him ďfundamentally transformĒ the United States. Too many of them were eager to nationalize the nationís healthcare system, ignore or rewrite inconvenient laws, control the internet and political speech, implement new regulations that imposed enormous costs for few or illusory benefits, and shut down oil, gas and coal in favor of expensive, unreliable, heavily subsidized wind, solar and biofuel energy.We voters and citizens were supposed to ďtip our hats to the new ConstitutionĒ and ďtake a bow for the new revolution,Ē as The Who put...
  • Maps reveal how EVs can be WORSE for the environment than gas-guzzling vehicles

    07/07/2015 2:09:58 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    They have been hailed as the environmentally-friendly solution to getting around towns and cities. But new research has found electric cars have an overall impact on pollution that may be worse than gas-guzzling vehicles. The study looked at US vehicle emissions on a county-level to map where gas cars and electric vehicles cause the most damage to the environment. It found that in the east of the US, the impact of charging up EVs overnight does more harm to the environment than going to the petrol station. ... The study, by the National Bureau of Economic Research, looked at five...
  • Ice Age is Coming, 1978(Leonard Nimoy on climate disaster of a coming ice age. No mention of CO2?)

    07/01/2015 7:33:47 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1978 | Columbia University
    Blizzard of 1978, Chicago average 19 below zero. Ice is coming. Snowmobiles pressed into service in Buffalo. [Good Lord!] Hundreds died of illness because of the cold. People were running out of heating fuel. Alabama had a New England winter. California glaciers advanced to the San Joaquin Valley. The Ice could return in a single life time. Sea ice could be melted by putting black soot on it.
  • Dem. Senator Hopes The DOJ Sues Global Warming ĎDeniersí

    06/25/2015 1:12:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of anyone who disagrees with him about man-made global warming. And at an event hosted by environmentalists, he made it clear just how much he doesnít like skeptics. ďBut, this vast denial apparatus that propagates the false doubt, that props up the phony science, that gets these yahoos who canít survive Ö peer-reviewed scrutiny onto Fox News, onto the cable shows, saying that their scientists, they create an artificial conflict about this and thatís why I think thereís doubt,Ē the Rhode Island Democrat told attendees at a League of Conservation Voters event in...
  • Against Eco-pessimism: Half a Century of False Bad News

    06/17/2015 10:54:45 AM PDT · by all the best · 4 replies
    Pope Francis's new encyclical on the environment (Laudato Sii) warns of the coming environmental catastrophe ("unprecedented destruction of ecosystems, with serious consequences for all of us"). It's the latest entry in a long literary tradition of environmental doomsday warnings. In contrast, Matt Ridley, bestselling author of Genome, The Agile Gene, and The Rational Optimist, who also received the 2012 Julian Simon Memorial Award from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, says this outlook has proven wrong time again. This is the full text of his acceptance speech. Video is embedded below. It is now 32 years, nearly a third of a century,...
  • EPA: Uh, Fracking Isn't Bad Afterall

    06/05/2015 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After years of unfounded hysteria from so-called environmentalists, the media and Hollywood that fracking causes drinking water contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency just issued a major blow to anti-fracking activists.†A new report from the EPA, based on a study sanctioned by Congress, shows drinking water contamination only results if fracking wells aren't built or maintained properly, which is a rarity.†"We did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States. Of the potential mechanisms identified in this report, we found specific instances where one or more of these mechanisms...
  • Will the Pope declare that the Earth has ďrightsĒ this year?

    05/02/2015 4:04:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Wesley Smith at National Review Online caught my attention while I was down here at Right Online with this piece on the question of nature rights. The nature rights movement is real and extremely subversive to human freedom and thriving. Most people think such a thing can never happen. But it already is happening. Bolivia and Ecuador have legalized the rights of nature, as have more than 30 U.S. cities, including Santa Monica. Moreover, the Secretary General of the UN, Ban-ki Moon has declared his support. Smith is referring to an article at Commonweal which discusses the Popeís upcoming encyclical...
  • The Lying Game

    05/02/2015 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Will the next presidential election be won by a lie? Truth has long since been replaced by ďnarrativesĒ on the American left. Rather than discuss genuine issues and objective facts, progressives prefer to make up a politically effective story. It doesnít matter whether the story is false, as long as it sways the publicís emotions and wins the day. The ends justify the means. This ďlying gameĒ strategy often shows up in politically sensitive scientific debates. In honor of Earth Week, letís look at one of the patron saints of environmentalism, Rachel Carson. Carson wanted to eliminate DDT, the most...
  • Why Californiaís Drought Was Completely Preventable

    04/30/2015 8:18:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The present four-year California drought is not novel ó even if President Barack Obama and California governor Jerry Brown have blamed it on man-made climate change. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California droughts are both age-old and common. Predictable California dry spells ó like those of 1929Ė34, 1976Ė77, and 1987Ė92 ó are more likely result from poorly understood but temporary changes in atmospheric pressures and ocean temperatures. What is new is that the state has never had 40 million residents during a drought ó well over 10 million more than during the last dry spell in the...
  • Greens against the poor

    04/19/2015 8:18:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-04-19 | Stephen Moore
    Lexus liberals ignore how their climate change agenda hurts the less fortunateBarack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and the whole gang of Democratic leaders claim that one of their highest priorities is to lift up the middle class and reduce the income gap between rich and poor.That goal collides with what they admit is their very highest priority: stopping climate change. Their agenda is driven by the millionaire and billionaire Democratic donors who make the party possible. But the agenda also involves making energy, home heating, transportation and just about everything else less efficient and more expensive to the middle...
  • The ĎSustainabilityí Craze Is Nothing but an Empty Pose

    04/16/2015 11:14:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2015 | George Will
    Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of persons who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed ó after, one suspects, not much agonizing ó to the temptation to indulge in progressive gestures. It will divest all fossil-fuel stocks from its endowment. It thereby trumps Stanford, whose halfhearted exercise in right-mindedness has been to divest only coal stocks. Evidently carbon from coal is more morally disquieting than carbon from petroleum. The effect of these decisions on consumption of fossil fuels will be nil; the effect on the growth of institutionsí endowments will be...
  • Former UN Global Warming Chief: Coal Is ĎEssentialí

    04/14/2015 8:27:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    With environmentalists calling for divestment from fossil fuels, the former United Nations climate chief has gone against the grain and defended using the ďGreen Climate FundĒ to finance coal projects. ďThere are massive challenges in terms of poverty eradication where coal is a logical choice from a cost effectiveness point of view, and you really have to be in a position to offer those countries an economically viable alternative before you begin to rule out coal,Ē Yvo de Boer, the former head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, told the news site Responding to Climate Change (RCC). ďItís...
  • Californiaís Ďman-madeí environmental disaster

    04/07/2015 11:03:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The United States, a vast nation of near unparalleled natural beauty, might have no more stunning an environment than that which characterizes the state of California. Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of taking a brief trip to the Bay Area where I sampled some of this landscapeís agricultural pleasures, many of which came in fermented form. The people were lovely and accommodating. The weather was near perfection. The scenery was positively inspiring. But the topic not far from every localís lips was a worrying one. A debilitating drought that has forced Gov. Jerry Brown to impose draconian water...
  • Hello from California, where we're enjoying Gov. Moonbeam's drought

    04/06/2015 1:09:03 PM PDT · by walford · 37 replies
    CainTV ^ | April 6th, 2015 | Dan Calabrese
    Liberal policies turn a small problem into a statewide crisis.My family and I are in Los Angeles this week for some meetings concerning a super-secret venture, which, dude . . . it's super-secret! (But it won't be for long.)But one of the first things that became clear when we got here is that the state is in the midst of a water crisis - one so serious that Gov. Jerry (Moonbeam) Brown has imposed an unprecedented set of restrictions on the use of water. Friends we visited for Easter tell us the state isn't messing around. They send inspectors around...
  • Culture War Not So 90s

    04/03/2015 6:26:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In his first campaign for the presidency, then-Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill, declared that the phrase ďculture warĒ was ďso 90s.Ē Nevertheless, there are strong indications, seven years later, that the conflict is still with us, late and soon. ďBut ask yourselves this question: apart from conservatism, what have been the most important intellectual and social movements of the past forty years?Ē historian George Nash asked rhetorically at a meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Philadelphia last month. ďAs a historian I will give you my answer: feminism, environmentalism, and multiculturalism.Ē ďSince the 1970s America has been moving Right and Left...
  • Scientists Say New Study Is A ĎDeath Blowí To Global Warming Hysteria

    04/01/2015 1:49:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 31, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    A new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming ďconsensusĒ by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think. A study by scientists at Germanyís Max Planck Institute for Meteorology found that man-made aerosols had a much smaller cooling effect on the atmosphere during the 20th Century than was previously thought. Why is this big news? It means increases in carbon dioxide emissions likely cause less warming than most climate models suggest. What do aerosols have to do with anything? Well, aerosols are created from human...
  • Gallup: Environmental worries losing steam -- Global warming least of all concerns for Americans

    03/25/2015 1:56:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Americans‚Äô concern about several major environmental threats has eased after increasing last year. As in the past, Americans express the greatest worry about pollution of drinking water, and the least about global warming or climate change.</p> <p>Despite ups and downs from year to year in the percentage worried about the various issues, the rank order of the environmental problems has remained fairly consistent over the decades. Americans express greater concern over more proximate threats ‚ÄĒ including pollution of drinking water, as well as pollution of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and air pollution ‚ÄĒ than they do about longer-term threats such as global warming, the loss of rain forests, and plant and animal extinction.</p>
  • American Samoaís Amata blasts US administrationís Ďenvironmental colonialismí

    03/24/2015 10:49:35 PM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies
    Marianas Variety ^ | March 23, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) ó On Wednesday, U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing entitled: ďFunding Priorities for and the United Statesí Responsibilities concerning Indians, Alaska Natives, and Insular Areas in the Presidentís FY 2016 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Office of Insular Affairs, and Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.Ē Amata, a Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the subcommittee, addressed Esther P. Kiaíaina, the assistant secretary for insular areas, Department of the Interior on many of...
  • Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic [Human Emissions Saved Planet]

    03/20/2015 8:46:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    heartland.org ^ | March 20, 2015 | Patrick Moore
    Editorís Note: Patrick Moore, Ph.D., has been a leader in international environmentalism for more than 40 years. He cofounded Greenpeace... Human Emissions Saved Planet Over the past 150 million years, carbon dioxide had been drawn down steadily (by plants) from about 3,000 parts per million to about 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution. If this trend continued, the carbon dioxide level would have become too low to support life on Earth. Human fossil fuel use and clearing land for crops have boosted carbon dioxide from its lowest level in the history of the Earth back to 400 parts...
  • Obama EPA Chief Canít Say Whether Climate Models Were False Or Not (but she want BILLIONS anyway)

    03/07/2015 12:04:45 PM PST · by Baynative · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2015 | YouTube
    In budget discussions, Senator Jeff Sessions asks EPA head Gina McCarthy some simple questions about the climate hoax. She is unable to answer, but basically says, her facts matter and others do not.
  • Dr. Wei-Hock Soon Challenges Climate Change Critics to Public Debate

    03/03/2015 8:19:21 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | William Bigelow
    Unafraid of his critics, whose baseless charges were systematically and comprehensively eviscerated by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley on Breitbart.com last week, Soon wrote, ďI am willing to debate the substance of my research and competing views of climate change with anyone, anytime, anywhere. It is a shame that those who disagree with me resolutely decline all public debate and stoop instead to underhanded and unscientific ad hominem tactics.Ē
  • Global Warming Helped Spur Syrian War, Study Says

    03/03/2015 12:29:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 2, 2015
    A drought from 2006 to 2010 was among the triggers for the current uprising in Syria, according to a new study. And climate models and the observational record suggest that the drought was amplified by a century-long, human-forced warming and drying trend.
  • Political Science: Heat's on Climate Change Dissidents

    03/01/2015 11:24:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "I am under 'investigation,'" professor Roger Pielke Jr. of the University of Colorado Boulder posted on his blog Wednesday. The top Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, sent a letter to university President Bruce Benson that asked the school to provide its financial disclosure policies and information on how they apply to Pielke, as well as any drafts and communications involving Pielke's testimony before Congress between Jan. 1, 2007, and Jan. 31, 2015. In 2013, Grijalva explained, Pielke told the Senate that it is "incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with...
  • Making the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

    02/28/2015 5:27:41 AM PST · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/28/15 | j levy
    In the anti-fracking film Gasland, producer Josh Fox proclaims that the process of extracting previously inaccessible oil and gas from shale pollutes water supplies, increases the incidence of cancer and leads to higher levels of seismic activity, despite ample contrary evidence. This self-proclaimed environmental watchdog and anti-fracking crusader has led extensive efforts to end or prevent fracking throughout the United States by obfuscating the truth and stopping communities from reaping the benefits of America's shale boom. Josh Fox and others like him are uninterested in looking for improvements in fracking technology and safety. Instead they seek to shut down shale...
  • Crispy Critters ó Nevada Solar Plant Not For The Birds

    02/25/2015 9:50:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    A solar-power project set to open next month in Nevada has fried 130 birds during tests and will soon join another solar farm in California in avian incineration. If as many birds being burned by solar power farms built in the U.S. were to wash up on our beaches soaked in crude oil from a leaking offshore well, the outrage would be deafening. But as with the wind turbines that now cover acre upon acre of former "pristine" countryside, what amount to avian Cuisinarts slicing and dicing everything that flies, including endangered species, only the crickets are chirping. House Minority...
  • Solar farm sets 130 birds on FIRE: ...power plant ignites creatures mid-air during tests

    02/23/2015 2:51:27 PM PST · by matt04 · 74 replies
    More than 100 birds have been injured during testing of a new solar power farm. Biologists say 130 birds caught fire mid-air while entering an area of concentrated solar energy created by the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada. Experts believe the birds may have been attracted by the glow of the farmís tower, but the projectís owners, SolarReserve, say they have found a way to reduce the fatalities. The solar project is close to being completion and is set to go launch next month. Thousands of mirrors focus sunlight onto one central tower to melt salt...
  • Please Practice Safe Fracking ("expert" says fracking causes increase in STDs)

    02/16/2015 4:04:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 12, 2015 | Maryland House Republican Caucus
  • The Brute-Force Left - ďBut in your country they lynch Negroes.Ē

    02/08/2015 1:52:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 8, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ¬ď–ź —É –≤–į—Ā –Ĺ–Ķ–≥—Ä–ĺ–≤ –Ľ–ł–Ĺ—á—É—é—ā¬Ē is a bitter Soviet-era punch line meaning, roughly, ¬ďBut in your country they lynch Negroes.¬Ē There were a million Cold War variations on the joke: The Soviet farm minister meets his U.S. counterpart, who inquires about whether the heroic Soviet farmers are meeting their five-year plans. Asked about each crop in turn, the Soviet minister is forced to sheepishly admit that they are woefully behind on every goal, and then demands: ¬ďBut what about the blacks in the South?¬Ē A U.S. car salesman asks a Soviet counterpart how many months the typical Soviet citizen must...
  • The Power and Limits of Indoctrination

    05/25/2014 6:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Power Line ^ | 5/25/14 | Steven Hayward
    Cass Sunstein, Obamaís former regulatory ďczarĒ and one of the smartest and most devious thinkers on the left, has a highly revealing Bloomberg column out this week reporting on the results of a study of the way China has attempted indoctrination in its school system. This column and the underlying study (itís an NBER paper, behind a paywall unless you have academic access) are useful as background reading for everyone who is rightly concerned about how Common Core standards will likely become the means of nationalizing a liberal school curriculum. (What? You mean you arenít reassured by the promises from...
  • Vanity - Need help from any Freeper Oil and Gas Attorneys

    02/01/2015 11:16:59 AM PST · by PinkChampagneonIce · 19 replies
    I have been asked to mentor a high school student who thinks she wants to be a lawyer. During our initial conversation, we were discussing various practice areas. Since she had also expressed an interest in engineering, I mentioned Oil & Gas Law. Her response was that she wanted to "protect the environment" and wouldn't be interested in that. I sense an educational opportunity here. Can anyone recommend a short article or book written at high school level that will challenge her attitude? Thanks much!
  • EPA Putting Electricity Grid At Risk

    01/23/2015 11:58:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Duncan
    When the temperature dips below freezing, reliable electricity becomes more than a matter of convenience but a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, the reliability of our electric grid is at-risk due to EPA regulations that are shutting down America’s coal plants.Existing EPA regulations already have led to the scheduled shutdown of nearly 20 percent of the U.S. coal fleet. EPA’s newest carbon regulations being finalized this summer will lead to even more shutdowns. With coal responsible for generating nearly 40 percent of America’s electricity, these shutdowns will further strain our nation’s electricity grid and could leave many Americans in...
  • RETIRED PROFESSOR TURNS WHISTLEBLOWER ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    01/08/2015 2:18:49 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 47 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1-8-15 | Andrew desiderio
    While much of the debate over climate change surrounds whether or not it is occurring, one glaciologist and retired professor says the real issue is that the topic is being used as a political pawn to siphon money and votes. Dr. Terry Hughes, in an interview with The College Fix, said researchers want to keep federal funding for climate change alive, and politicians want to earn environmentalist votes, and both predict global pandemonium to that end. Hughes, a professor emeritus of earth sciences and climate change at the University of Maine, said for years his colleagues urged him to be...
  • Big Business Explains Continuing Gasps of Discredited Green Movement

    01/05/2015 7:08:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Although man-made global warming has been thoroughly exposed as an embarrassing scam, the green movement is strangely expanding, not retreating. A member of Congress privately told me this is because the green movement is completely driven by money, not idealism. The rhetoric about saving the earth is nothing more than propaganda to pad the pockets of the one percent at the top who are profiting from it. Last year, a committee in the U.S. Senate conducted an investigation and discovered that a handful of radical left-wing billionaires, millionaires and their foundations are behind the green movement. Contrary to the misperception...
  • Pope Francis: Environmental Destruction A Sin, Will Write Encyclical On Climate Change

    12/30/2014 5:11:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 12/30/2014
    Pope Francis continues his groundbreaking progressive approach to Catholicism with plans to expand next year on one of his favorite causes: climate change and protecting the environment. The pope is expected to make climate change a large part of his leadership efforts throughout 2015, according to ThinkProgress.org, using the papacy to encourage the 1.2 billion Catholics to protect the environment as ‚ÄúGod‚Äôs creation.‚ÄĚ Pope Francis has even gone as far as to call the destruction of the rainforest a sin, and cautioned Catholics and non-Catholics alike that protecting the environment is a sacred matter, going as far as back as...
  • Actually, Raising [grass fed] Beef Is Good for the Planet

    12/22/2014 10:26:23 AM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | December 19, 2014 | Nicolette Hahn Niman
    Despite environmentalistsí worries, cattle donít guzzle water or cause hungeróand can help fight climate change People who advocate eating less beef often argue that producing it hurts the environment. Cattle, we are told, have an outsize ecological footprint: They guzzle water, trample plants and soils, and consume precious grains that should be nourishing hungry humans. Lately, critics have blamed bovine burps, flatulence and even breath for climate change. As a longtime vegetarian and environmental lawyer, I once bought into these claims. But now, after more than a decade of living and working in the businessómy husband, Bill, founded Niman Ranch...
  • To 'Beat' Climate Change, the U.S. Will Pick Up the World's Tab

    12/12/2014 6:49:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/12/2014 | Tom Tanton
    Representatives from the U.S. and 195 other countries are meeting in Lima, Peru for the 20th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hoping to lay the foundation for a major treaty to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. But evidence shows this is the wrong approach to address climate change and negotiators would be better off focusing on market competition and innovation, which have proven able to reduce emissions intensity and promote economic growth. The U.S. is seeking an agreement based on voluntary reductions in carbon dioxide emissions by each nation. In an attempt...
  • Larry Hogan vows fight against Martin OíMalley anti-farm regulations

    12/09/2014 6:28:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    After weeks of promising bipartisanship and refusing to make policy announcements that might rile Democratic lawmakers, Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has picked his first political fight, coming out swinging against environmentalists and their powerful allies in the General Assembly. Mr. Hogan vowed Monday to roll back proposed new regulations that would limit phosphorus runoff from farms, siding with Eastern Shore farmers who rely on phosphorus-rich chicken manure for fertilizer and against environmentalists who blame it for choking the life out of the Chesapeake Bay. The regulation, known as the ďphosphorus management tool,Ē or PMT, has been hotly debated in the...
  • At Grand Canyon, development pits environmentalists against Native American population

    12/05/2014 8:35:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    On the rim of the Grand Canyon, there is an area that is not part of Grand Canyon National Park. This land does not belong to the federal government. It belongs to the Navaho people. The Navaho tribe, as such, has the right to develop its tribal land to bring tourism, money, and jobs to its population. But this kind of thing gives out-of-town environmentalists and the government employees who run the park a sad. The New York Times article on a proposed $1 billion development actually features quite a few viewpoints, mostly fairly, but it frames the whole...