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  • Book Review of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning"

    01/23/2017 1:11:52 PM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 5 replies
    Environmentalism is Fascism ^ | 1-23-2017 | William Kay
    “As the new Republican administration marches the English-speaking world out of Europe’s climate crusade transatlantic relations will surely plummet. At the same time, and to the mortification of Europeans, US-Russia relations will probably thaw. After all, it wasn’t Moscow that led a 30-year economic warfare campaign against America’s energy infrastructure via the ruse of Global Warming; no, that was our old “Allies” in Berlin. Insights into European deep-state machinations can be gleaned from Timothy Snyder’s Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning – published in 2015 by the German media conglomerate, Bertelsmann ....
  • Sebastopol's 'TreeGirl' shares intimate tree encounters

    01/12/2017 5:08:09 PM PST · by rey · 31 replies
    Press democrat ^ | 12 Jan 2017 | MARY CALLAHAN
    It’s the grand, exotic trees that especially call to Julianne Skai Arbor — the ones with gnarled outgrowths, tangled roots or hollows into which she can crawl. She likes to drape herself across swooping branches or ease herself into small spaces, exploring the habits, curves and textures of the different species she seeks out around the globe and absorbing their life force. The Sebastopol resident’s affection for the trees of the world has evolved into a unique vocation, one that forms the basis of a new coffee table book that features photographs of the author posing nude, enmeshed or intertwined...
  • Enviros Wage War On Christmas Lights

    12/25/2016 1:55:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 25,2016 | Andrew Follett
    Environmentalists are really worried that your home's Christmas lights will ruin the planet. They worry that both the manufacturing processes of the lights and the electricity needed to power them will generate lots of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. They worry that the lights are manufactured in China and thus the amount of CO2 emissions generated during their construction is effectively unknowable. [Snip] Christmas lights aren't the only pressing issue troubling the minds of environmentalists this holiday season. The left-leaning news website Huffington Post encouraged readers to consider the environmental impact of Christmas trees in an article this month comparing the...
  • Greens ready for Trump war

    12/24/2016 9:19:20 PM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/16 | Devin Henry
    Environmental groups are ready for a fight with President-elect Donald Trump. Trump’s victory in November’s presidential election was a shock to the green movement, which is now consolidating opposition to a GOP-controlled government bent on undoing President Obama’s environmental agenda. If the initial reaction was depression and despair, environmental activists now sound energized to take on Trump. "Our goal is to channel that sense of outrage into political pressure," said Jamie Henn, the co-founder of climate group 350.org.
  • Trump Versus The Green Blob: The Battle That Will Define His Presidency

    12/19/2016 8:58:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 19, 2016 | James Delingpole
    2016 will go down in history as the year when the world finally saw sense. Nowhere will this be more apparent than in America’s bold and brilliant decision to elect Donald Trump who, in my view, is set fair to be one of the truly great U.S. presidents. I realise that this isn’t obvious to some people—even those who claim to be on the conservative side of the political argument. But after a recent trip to D.C. for some private briefings, both with his transition teams and with key members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, I came away more confident...
  • Climate Scare Over: Top Experts Expose Scam at Freedom Confab

    12/13/2016 6:12:42 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 December 2016 | Alex Newman
    PHOENIX — Call off the doomsday bunkers and carbon taxes! The “climate” scare is officially over. The time for hysteria over alleged man-made global warming and CO2 has passed. The theory is toast — it is totally and completely debunked. At least it will be, once a soon-to-be-released “Weapon of Mass Instruction” exposing the climate fraudsters and their fraud is dropped on the world.In early December, various prestigious scientists and a wide range of experts in various disciplines converged here, in Phoenix, Arizona, to forever demolish the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) alarmism and the deadly policies the alarmism underpins....
  • “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...
  • Upper Peninsula Residents In Revolt Over Federal Road Closings

    10/31/2016 7:30:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/25/2016 | Derek Draplin
    Some Upper Peninsula residents are outraged over a U.S. Forest Service plan to close roads in the Hiawatha National Forest. Community members say they were left out of the planning process and presented with a plan they were expected to sign off on. The proposal, called the Camp Cooks Integrated Resource Management Project, would close a number of specified two-track roads and trails in order to diminish accessibility and reduce alleged environmental damage. These roads are unpaved and typically not large enough for full-sized vehicles. They are often used for recreational purposes by people who ride ORVs, side-by-side ATVs and...
  • Gulf Of Mexico Fish Farms: NOAA’s $100 Million Mistake

    10/29/2016 7:30:36 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 4 replies
    gcaptain/Bloomberg ^ | October 28, 2016 | Deena Shanker
    Bloomberg. Excerpts not allowed.
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not...

    10/22/2016 8:02:28 AM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 10/21/2016 | Marc Morano
    FULL TITLE: CAUGHT ON TAPE: UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’ The United Nations has rejected the media credentials of three journalists from a conservative news outlet in Canada to the upcoming UN climate summit in Morocco in November. Nick Nuttall, a UN official, admitted in an October 18 CBC interview that The Rebel news outlet is being banned from attending the UN summit because of its skeptical reporting of the UN’s climate claims. Nuttall tried to justify the UN media ban by noting that The Rebel TV host Ezra Levant has called...
  • First US Offshore Wind Plant Costs $17,600 Per Home Powered

    10/12/2016 6:28:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    America’s first offshore wind power plant will cost about $17,600 dollars to build per home it will power. Three miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, the wind farm is supposed to generate enough energy to power 17,000 homes, but will cost $300 million to build five turbines. This cost is just to build the turbines, not to operate them. The extremely high cost of offshore wind doesn’t worry environmentalists and progressives, however, because, as Salon.com says about the project, “it’s the precedent that counts.” Despite the extremely high cost, federal officials want to power a whooping 23...
  • 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 —...
  • Massive Cover-Up Exposed: Lying Alarmists Rebranded 70s Global Cooling Scare as a Myth

    09/14/2016 1:45:15 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | James Delingpole
    Everyone knows that before the global warming scare began in the 1980s, scientists were much more worried about global cooling and the coming ice age. At least everybody did till a cabal of lying climate alarmists – one then a senior administrator at NOAA, now a president at the World Meteorological Association – hijacked Wikipedia, published a lying paper, and rewrote history by painting the 1970s Global Cooling Scare as an urban myth.
  • [Failed] Colorado Anti-Fracking Ballot Measure Has ‘Potentially Forged’ Signatures

    08/29/2016 12:51:05 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 5 replies
    BOE Report ^ | August 29, 201611:50 AM | Michael Bastasch
    Colorado officials identified “several potentially forged signature lines” on a failed ballot anti-fracking ballot measure pushed by environmental activists to restrict drilling inside state lines. Officials said “No. 78,” a measure calling for a 2,500-foot setback on hydraulic fracturing, may have had forged signatures, and Colorado State Department officials “referred the questionable section to the Attorney General’s office for investigation.” Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Monday that “two proposed ballot measures aimed at adding more limitations on oil and natural gas drilling in Colorado failed to make the November ballot because supporters didn’t collect enough valid voter signatures.” Both...
  • Anti-fracking ballot measures are collapsing, so what happens next? [Colorado]

    08/13/2016 1:39:33 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 9 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | August 12, 2016 7:07 PM | Simon Lomax
    Colorado’s anti-fracking campaign is a bust – again. But make no mistake: The campaign goes on. According to CBS Denver, environmental activists have nowhere near the number of valid signatures needed to put two anti-fracking measures on the November ballot. This is a huge embarrassment for the national environmental groups behind the anti-fracking push – including 350.org, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club and Greenpeace. ... One way or another, the environmental left is making a big move in Colorado this year. The anti-fracking campaign isn’t going anywhere – it’s just going to be reassigned to support a much bigger...
  • Petition: Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property.

    07/24/2016 3:01:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies
    Change.org ^ | 7/24/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected and appointed government officials to lead by example, THEREFORE, we call upon the U.S. Department of State to remove air conditioning from all property that the Department owns, rents, or otherwise employs, including but not limited to embassies, consulates, office buildings, etc., all vehicles owned and/or operated by the Department, and any other property, real or movable, owned, rented, or otherwise employed by the Department.
  • Dem AGs Accused of Flouting Public Records Laws

    07/10/2016 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    A conservative legal group is accusing state Democratic officials of conspiring to flout public records laws in order to keep secret details of a campaign to bring racketeering charges against climate policy dissenters. Democratic attorneys general led by New York’s Eric Schneiderman are seeking to block efforts to obtain documents about their efforts by invoking an overbroad claim to secrecy in ongoing legal proceedings, according to the Energy and Environment (E&E) Legal Institute. “These activist AGs are trying to write themselves out from freedom of information laws their legislatures have written them into,” E&E senior legal fellow Chris Horner said...
  • 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...
  • Road project opponents to pay hefty fees under proposed SC law

    04/29/2016 8:02:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | April 6, 2016 | Audrey Hudson
    Legislation moving through the state House and Senate would require that environmental groups using the legal system to object to road construction provide a sound basis for their claim before those projects are halted. Lawmakers supporting the bill, which includes almost all of the Horry County House delegation, say the legislation is needed to prevent the process from being abused to easily block road projects, including International Drive. “I started talking to folks on the coast, and they told me how any individual can just file an automatic stay against a project to slow it down for whatever reason,” said...
  • Mass. Sen. President Rosenberg to Berkshire Gas: Pipeline is dead; lift the moratorium

    04/24/2016 10:30:24 AM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Wednesday called upon Berkshire Gas to lift its moratorium on new and expanded natural gas service in the region — but a spokesman for Berkshire's parent company, the publicly-traded Avangrid, told The Republican that the moratorium on new hookups would stay in place without a "permanent solution" for additional natural gas capacity in western Massachusetts. ... Berkshire Gas had hoped to purchase capacity on the line. Berkshire's parent company, Avangrid, had also signed on as an investor in the $5-8 billion Kinder Morgan pipeline. Berkshire more than a year ago imposed a moratorium on...
  • The Long Green Nazi Shadow over Albert Speer Jr.

    04/23/2016 7:18:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/23/2016 | Mark Musser
    Albert Speer Jr. knows the true origins of sustainable development. Yet, environmentalism and sustainability under the Third Reich is an area in which proverbial "good" Nazi attitudes could be entertained and maintained even though it is largely a taboo subject to the post-modern Western public that has adopted a green conscience as its new form of ethics. As such, while Nazi racism was evil, Nazi environmentalism was good. This too was learned from Albert Speer Sr.
  • 356 Enviro-Critical and/or Climate-Sceptical Websites

    04/12/2016 12:25:48 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 10 replies
    Enivronmentalism is Fascism ^ | 4-5-2016 | William Kay
    The enviro-critical movement is now almost unanimous in the opinion that environmentalism is a project of certain wealthy elites. This is no secret. The controlling minds of giant philanthropic trusts and major multinational corporations are required by law to make public their contributions to green NGOs, and they usually comply. One could compile a list of 500 extremely wealthy individuals, from Prince Albert to Tom Steyer, who have publically plunged into the green pond. This is not a milieu where one finds radical levellers. These people are obviously not “leftists.” Calling actual socialists “reds” is fair comment. Calling neo-fascists masquerading...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Anti-Humanism Infests the Environmentalist Movement

    I had a long interview the other day with a reporter from World Magazine about the current trend to push global warming hysteria in youth fiction. That got us into a discussion of how anti-humanism infests the environmentalist movement. It wasn't always like that. From the story by Melinda Taylor: Piquing students' interest in science and the environment is a good thing, said Wesley J. Smith, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism. Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s, Smith remembers the smog that prevented him from seeing the mountains while he played outside on...
  • Fans of Solar Don’t Want Sun Shining on Toxic Waste (panels contain)

    02/19/2016 3:03:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 2/18/16 | Mark Shiver
    Solar panels contain toxic, hazardous materials and there are no regulations in North Carolina on how to dispose of them. Also, there are no plans in place to deal with what could happen if a storm destroyed a solar facility. The Environmental Review Commission met last week and began a discussion about the toxic materials in solar panels, what to do with expired solar panels and what to do in the event of an accident or natural disaster involving a solar facility. Chaired by Sen. Trudy Wade (R-Guilford), the commission heard from Tom Reeder, NC Department of Environmental Quality assistant...
  • Oil Drilling Off U.S. East Coast Under Attack from Environmentalists

    02/03/2016 6:47:12 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 6 replies
    gcaptain/Bloomberg ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Bloomberg article at gcaptain.
  • Climate Change

    12/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Rich Galen
    I am sitting in my den on Sunday afternoon in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia where the temps hit a high of 71 earlier today.According to the Washington Post's weather team:Just before 3 p.m. [Sunday], the temperature sensor at Reagan National Airport registered 71 degrees, tying the record from 1889 (set at 24th and M St., the previous weather station for the District).Dulles Airport surged to 73 degrees at 2 p.m., breaking the record of 71 from 1984, while BWI hit 72 degrees, passing the record of 69 from 1889 (at a different location).This, on the heels of what the New York Times trumpeted atop its...
  • Jerry Brown: ‘Never underestimate the coercive power of the central state’

    12/07/2015 1:38:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7, 2015 | David Siders
    One of the goals of Californians who traveled to Paris for climate talks this week was to showcase green-energy businesses that are succeeding in the state. But on Monday it was the “coercive power” of government for which Gov. Jerry Brown was seeking credit.
  • Fingerlakes March For Climate Justice This Sunday (Barf Alert)

    11/28/2015 8:34:58 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 31 replies
    Fingerlakes Times ^ | November 27, 2015 | David L. Shaw
    WATKINS GLEN — The Finger Lakes March for Climate Justice will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Watkins Glen. The march will begin with a rally at the marina and then marchers will go through downtown south to the foot of Watkins Glen State Park and back. Speakers will include Cornell University climate scientist Robert Howarth, Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson, Renovus Solar CEO Joe Sliker, solar energy expert Suzanne Hunt of Yates County and biologist and climate activist Sandra Steingraber of Trumansburg. Steingraber and Howarth will travel to France for the Paris Climate Summit soon after Sunday’s march.
  • Gaia Beats Mars: How Our Military Is Being Turned Into Green Eco-Wussies

    11/26/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 11/26/15 | James Delingpole
    Islamic State earns about $500 million a year from its oil revenues. But according to former CIA director Mike Morrell, US fighter aircraft have been ordered not to bomb their oil wells in case they cause “environmental damage.”Yes. That makes sense. Clearly one of the main priorities in any war of attrition should be to do everything possible to protect your enemies’ lives, wellbeing and resources.Some might argue that a merciless death cult which now controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and a population of around 10 million, which makes $2 billion a year from oil and extortion, which rapes and...
  • Yale Professor’s Portrayal of Hitler’s Ecological Anti-Semitism Slips into a Nazi Black Hole

    11/23/2015 8:47:30 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 11/23/15 | Mark Musser
    In the opening chapters of “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning,” Yale professor Timothy Snyder forcefully acknowledged what he calls the “ecological” Anti-Semitism of the Fuhrer, “An instructive account of the mass murder of the Jews of Europe must be planetary, because Hitler’s thought was ecological, treating Jews as a wound of nature.” In spite of such an assertion, however, the great caveat of Snyder’s book is he inexplicably fails to discuss the Nazi ecological historical record that should have informed his thesis ...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry’

    11/21/2015 8:32:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates...
  • The Tyranny of a Big Idea

    11/03/2015 1:52:23 PM PST · by DeweyCA
    WSJ ^ | 11-2-15 | Bret Stephens
    What matters, rather, is the strength of the longing. Modern liberalism is best understood as a movement of would-be believers in search of true faith. For much of the 20th century it was faith in History, especially in its Marxist interpretation. Now it’s faith in the environment. Each is a comprehensive belief system, an instruction sheet on how to live, eat and reproduce, a story of how man fell and how he might be redeemed, a tale of impending crisis that’s also a moral crucible. In short, a religion without God. I sometimes wonder whether the journalists now writing about...
  • Extreme Much? Che Guevara Tribute Kicks Off National Environmental Summit

    11/03/2015 11:41:09 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Steamboat Institute ^ | November 2nd, 2015 | Simon Lomax
    It's no secret that many U.S. environmental groups have become more strident and ideological during the Obama residency. But you may be surprised just how extreme they have become. In early October, a national network of environmental groups - called Stop the Frack Attack (STFA) - held a summit in Colorado to discuss their campaign strategies. The STFA alliance is led by Earthworks and includes other well-known national activist groups, such as the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and Food & Water Watch. Dozens of smaller groups, which routinely serve as the face of national groups in state- and...
  • Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?

    10/15/2015 4:54:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 October 2015 | Vanessa Barford
    It's nearly 50 years since the US landed men on the moon, but Americans are still dying from a disease that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages. Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?
  • Lafayette Parish President candidates field questions on coal-fired plant, traffic signals

    10/05/2015 6:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Advocate ^ | October 1, 2015 | Richard Burgess
    City-parish president candidates Joel Robideaux and Dee Stanley navigated questions on coal-generated power, the disruption an elevated interstate might cause in Lafayette and whether the city has too many traffic signals — all posed at a Thursday evening forum sponsored by the local chapter of the Sierra Club. In a campaign season where the candidates have often found themselves repeatedly addressing the same issues in the string of debates and forums leading up to the Oct. 24 election, Stanley and Robideaux covered some new ground at the environmental group’s forum at the Lafayette Public Library downtown. Robideaux, a longtime state...
  • The Big Sunshiny Lie... solar’s undesirability goes unmentioned

    09/08/2015 4:46:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Thornberry
    As Florida enviros push for their solar amendment, solar’s undesirability goes unmentioned.The important thing to know about solar and wind power, and other so-called “renewable” sources of energy, is that they aren’t necessary. Au the contraire, their dominance of the energy mix would be a disaster for the republic. Solar and wind create trifling amounts of power at a multiple of the cost of power made available by fossil fuels.Increased reliance on pricy power from wind and solar would drive up the overall cost of energy, which in turn would drive up the cost of everything. EVERYTHING! Not just individual...
  • 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,...
  • “Environmentalists” 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 Walker’s 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...
  • Let’s Pass a Ban on the EPA’s 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 “install a solar array on the roof of poultry houses.”Other 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...
  • 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 “population explosion,” that era’s 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 “green” movement began in this hectic atmosphere: “Save the earth, not the people!” 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 “to double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying higher blends of renewable fuel to consumers, such as E15 and E85.”“A 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,” the USDA press release says.“This 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 “wealthy” 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 “fundamentally transform” the United States. Too many of them were eager to nationalize the nation’s 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 “tip our hats to the new Constitution” and “take a bow for the new revolution,” 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...