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  • Electric vehicle fee proposed for Minnesota

    03/21/2017 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/21/17 | Mike Hughlett
    Electric vehicle owners in Minnesota would have to pay a $75 to $85 annual "surcharge" under proposed legislation since they do not pay the state's gasoline tax. State governments across the country are increasingly seeking to slap such fees on electric vehicles, some exceeding $150 per year. The Minnesota fee would cover vehicles that are all-electric and plug-in hybrids based on electric motors, but exclude gasoline-electric hybrids. The fee is aimed at making electric vehicle drivers pay their fair share of road maintenance costs, which are partly funded by gasoline taxes, said Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, the author of the...
  • France bans plastic dishes

    09/12/2016 12:34:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 12, 2016
    PARIS (September 12, 2016) — France's latest efforts to reduce pollution will also affect nature lovers hitting the countryside for an outdoor meal: Under a controversial new ban, picnickers won't be able to buy plastic goblets to drink their beloved wine, or plastic knives to make ham and butter baguette sandwiches. Life in the office will be different, too, as coffee machines will no longer cough out plastic cups, as part of the country's plans to be more environmentally friendly.
  • Enviros Claim Brexit Will Be ‘Catastrophic’ For Nature

    06/24/2016 8:14:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalists are freaking out that Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union on Thursday– something activists claim will be “catastrophic” for the environment. British environmentalists took to Twitter to vent their fears about leaving the EU after the “Brexit” vote. Activists have been arguing for months that leaving the EU would allow “climate deniers” to gain more power and undo environmental protections. From an environmental perspective this is catastrophic. Fight now on to ensure EU standards maintained and cooperation on climate continues.
  • Which woman is living 'sustainably'?

    04/23/2016 6:39:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/23/2016 | Patrice Lewis
    I got a phone call from my old friend “Jane” this week. Jane and I went to high school together. We’ve kept in touch over the years as our lives took radically different directions. She became a city mouse: got married, moved to Seattle and became very involved in the sustainable movement. I became a country mouse: got married, moved to a small farm in Idaho and helped start a woodcraft business. Jane’s burning ambition is to get me to live as sustainable a life as she does. She can’t understand why I don’t embrace her vastly superior green lifestyle.
  • New Belgium, Ben & Jerry’s donate $100K to fight climate change ( Colorado )

    12/16/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    BizWest ^ | December 15, 2015 | Dallas Heltzell
    FORT COLLINS - New Belgium Brewing has joined forces with Ben & Jerry's to donate $100,000 to a California-based nonprofit that works to mobilize the snow-sports community to battle climate change. The two "B-corp" companies, Fort Collins-based New Belgium and South Burlington, Vt.-based Ben & Jerry's, partnered to create a special beer and ice cream, with a portion of their proceeds going to Pacific Palisades, Calif.-based Protect Our Winters. The companies presented the check to POW on Friday during a celebration at Stoney's Bar and Grill in Denver. ... In addition to fundraising for POW, the campaign encouraged people to...
  • New Belgium beer & Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Support WildEarth Guardians (the Anti-Coal Crowd)

    12/16/2015 8:23:54 AM PST · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Free Republic ^ | December 16, 2015 | Self
    FORT COLLINS - New Belgium Brewing has joined forces with Ben & Jerry's to donate $100,000 to a California-based nonprofit that works to mobilize the snow-sports community to battle climate change. The two "B-corp" companies, Fort Collins-based New Belgium and South Burlington, Vt.-based Ben & Jerry's, partnered to create a special beer and ice cream, with a portion of their proceeds going to Pacific Palisades, Calif.-based Protect Our Winters. The companies presented the check to POW on Friday during a celebration at Stoney's Bar and Grill in Denver. ... In addition to fundraising for POW, the campaign encouraged people to...
  • Apple's Tim Cook to Join Group of Corporate Leaders Tackling Chinese Environmental Problems

    10/19/2015 3:36:39 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | October 19, 2015 20:50 UTC | Roger Fingas
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, a group formed by the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges in order to divert the environmental impact of China's urban growth. "Apple is committed to running our global operations on 100 percent renewable energy and we're working hard to reduce emissions throughout our global supply chain," Cook said in prepared statement from the Paulson Institute. "We look forward to participating in the CEO Council's effort to advance China's green transformation and hope to do our part in helping China reach its climate goals."
  • PopeWatch: Green Encyclical Likely to be Worse Than Anticipated

    06/12/2015 7:25:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | June 12, 2015 | Donald R. McClarey
    Judging from one of the three designated presenters at the rollout of the Green Encyclical on June 18, the Encyclical appears likely to be worse than critics feared. Rorate Caeli gives us the details: The Vatican has just revealed in today’s Bollettino the line-up of speakers for the official presentation of the “Environment Encyclical”, Laudato Si, on June 18 at the New Synod Hall. – Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; – His Eminence Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon, representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church; – Prof. John Schellnhuber, Founding...
  • Revealed: How environmentalists were allowed to draft Obama's White House energy policy

    07/08/2014 9:05:21 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    A trio of activists from the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote a 110-page draft that became Obama's latest global-warming plan Two lawyers and a graduate of a Berkeley program advocating a 'sus­tainable envi­ron­ment and a just society' crafted the document in 2010The move is seen as revenge against the second Bush administration for allowing energy producers to advise the White House in secret meetingsThe document's lead scientific author now helps run a global-warming super PAC run by billionaire liberal Tom SteyerPresident Barack Obama’s aggressive and controversial Climate Action Plan grew out of a draft proposal from one of America's...
  • From Hunters & Fishermen to Greenies on Earth Day: “You’re Quite Welcome!”

    04/26/2014 5:12:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    "Over four decades ago, Americans from all walks of life came together to tackle a shared challenge," declared President Obama in his Earth Day address. "The first Earth Day was a call to action for every citizen, every family, and every public official. It gave voice to the conservation movement." In fact, well before the first Earth Day, millions of Americans "came together" in a “conservation movement.” Alas, to President Obama and most of his staff those millions of Americans mostly belonged to those insufferable rustics who “cling to guns and bibles.” To wit: The Pittman-Robertson Act (1937) imposed an...
  • Electricity Prices Soar As Government Regulation Surges

    12/26/2013 4:21:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 26, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    The Cost Of Green: In the midst of an unparalleled energy boom, U.S. electricity prices have skyrocketed to new highs. This paradox is a result not of the free market, but of runaway government "green" regulation. Unnoticed by virtually everyone except the sharp-eyed folks at CNSNews.com, new federal data show that electricity prices have never been higher. In November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Electricity Price Index hit 202.284, an all-time record and nearly 20% higher than just six years ago. This might strike some as strange, given the private-sector shale-fracking boom going on in the Midwest, Northeast and Texas,...
  • Green Britain: Energy Blackouts Imminent

    10/15/2013 9:36:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/14/2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The UK is facing its greatest risk of blackouts since 2007/08 in the coming winter. The National Grid, responsible for balancing the country’s supply and demand of energy, last week has given this warning because Britain’s reserves of electricity have halved in 12 months. The UK and the USA are in the same boat here. Both countries have governments that have – or pretend to have — fallen for the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory hook, line, and sinker.
  • 6 Green Lies Threatening to Starve You

    05/07/2013 8:01:04 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Walter Hudson
    Ain’t prosperity grand? We have so much to eat in this country that we toss nearly half of it in the trash. At least that’s the finding of a recent study conducted by a prominent environmental organization. From the Los Angeles Times:
  • November milk prices expected to increase 30 cents (NOW EXCEEDS gas in some places)

    12/28/2012 5:41:49 AM PST · by GailA · 48 replies
    AGRI-VIEW ^ | Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:00 am | N/A
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  • Historic Bridges of Yosemite Valley Under Siege

    07/08/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome, the park's most iconic natural marvel. Yet the 205-foot bridge is slated for possible removal under proposed plans for restoring the natural flow of the Merced River. As a federally designated "Wild and Scenic River," some say its course should be shaped only by nature as it meanders through the valley — and bridge abutments alter that course. The future of the roughly 80-year-old Stoneman and two other...
  • Coal activists' strategy exposed

    03/05/2012 8:41:06 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    The Austrailain ^ | 6 March 2012 | Annabel Hepworth
    A COALITION of environmental activists has developed an extraordinary secret plan to ruin Australia's coal export boom by disrupting and delaying key projects and infrastructure. The strategy includes mounting legal challenges to up to a dozen key mines and exploiting the Lock The Gate movement against coal-seam gas to put pressure on governments to block mining. A funding proposal for the Australian anti-coal movement, obtained by The Australian, declares that 2012 and 2013 are critical years to stop tens of billions of dollars of investment and says the aim of the strategy is to "disrupt and delay" projects "while gradually...
  • Ann Arbor City Council gives preliminary approval to Greenbelt expansion

    11/22/2011 10:09:45 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 3 replies
    AnnArbor.com ^ | 11-22-2011 | Ryan Stanton
    Ann Arbor officials are considering an expansion of the Greenbelt district boundaries one mile east into Salem Township and one mile west and south into Lodi Township.The Greenbelt Advisory Commission recommended the expansion plan at its Sept. 14 meeting, and GAC Chairman Dan Ezekiel, a local science teacher, appeared before the Ann Arbor City Council Monday night to lobby for its approval by council."The result would be to add seven sections in Lodi and three sections in Salem, and a section is a square mile," Ezekiel told council members.The council voted 9-1 to give initial approval to the expansion, with...
  • The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why? (it's that "faith" thing)

    09/25/2011 2:22:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 25, 2011 | AP
    [snip] ....What's going on? "The desire to disbelieve deepens as the scale of the threat grows," concludes economist-ethicist Clive Hamilton. He and others who track what they call "denialism" find that its nature is changing in America, last redoubt of climate naysayers. It has taken on a more partisan, ideological tone. Polls find a widening Republican-Democrat gap on climate. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry even accuses climate scientists of lying for money. Global warming looms as a debatable question in yet another U.S. election campaign. From his big-windowed office overlooking the wooded campus of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades,...
  • Solyndra ‘Green’ Executives: $100,000+ In Obama Donations And 20+ White House Trips

    09/15/2011 6:15:14 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 14 replies
    Sad Hill News ^ | 9/8/11 | Sad Hill
    How glorious, watching investigative reporters on primetime news meticulously dissect the $535 million Obama-Solyndra connection while co-anchors squeeze in comprehensive charts and detailed explanations on where all of the taxpayer’s stimulus money went since Obama needs another ‘this-will-fix-it’ $300 billion; oops, now $400 billion; hold it, ok, $450 billion. No? Fine, but [the] MSM wouldn’t also be ignoring Project Gunrunner and the Obama-GE connection simply because AP Members such as The Washington Post and CBS receive $ millions in ObamaCare subsidies, i.e., bribes? I mean, that would be a conspiracy...
  • AREDAY opens with call to greenies to toughen up ( lefties on parade )

    08/19/2011 2:45:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | August 19, 2011 | Scott Condon
    The American Renewable Energy Day conference in Aspen didn't cite Gore by name, but one of the opening speakers on Thursday suggested that audience members adopt aggressive tactics when dealing with climate deniers. Jigar Shah, CEO of an organization called the Carbon War Room, told the audience they must “confront the liars” on climate change issues or they are “part of the problem.” Shah urged them to “make a scene in public” by confronting politicians or speakers who suggest that alternative energy isn't a viable option for handling power needs and reducing carbon emissions. ... Lester Brown...founder and president of...