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  • Florida Senate moving quickly to kill local sunscreen laws

    11/05/2019 8:54:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 5, 2019 | Ana Ceballos
    TALLAHASSEE — In light of Key West banning the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals believed to harm coral reefs, Florida lawmakers are fast-tracking proposals that would undo the local regulation. Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said Monday that Key West is sending “mixed signals” to people about the importance of sunscreen and that his bill is meant to send a clear message to the “country and the world” that the use of sunscreen is encouraged in the Sunshine State. “Unfortunately, with all of the wonderful things that come with our beaches and our sunshine, we also rank second in...
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • Bloomberg Pledges $500M to Get Rid of Coal, Slow Natural Gas Production

    06/08/2019 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 7,2019 | PENNY STARR7
    Michael Bloomberg is giving away more of his personal fortune to advance his radical environmental agenda, this time pledging $500 million to shutter every coal mine in the United States and slow the production of cheap, clean, and plentiful natural gas. The New York Times reported on the former mayor of New York City’s Beyond Carbon campaign. “The effort will bypass Washington, where Mr. Bloomberg has said national action appears unlikely because of a divided Congress and a president who denies the established science of climate change,” the Times reported. “We’re in a race against time with climate change, and...
  • Michael Bloomberg pledges $500M to shutter U.S. coal plants

    06/07/2019 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    UPI ^ | Updated June 7, 2019 at 6:41 AM | By Darryl Coote
    June 7 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday will launch what he calls the largest ever coordinated campaign to beat climate change, which will close all U.S. coal plants by 2030. Bloomberg said the $500 million program, Beyond Carbon, will put the United States on track toward a 100 percent clean energy economy by working with advocates to "build on leadership and climate progress already underway." Bloomberg and his foundation joined with the Sierra Club in 2011 to launch Beyond Coal with the goal of closing at least a third of U.S. coal plants. "With...
  • George Soros Emerges as Major Funder of ‘Global Climate Strike’ Groups

    09/28/2019 7:30:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS,
    George Soros financed radical environmental groups partnering in this week’s “Global Climate Strike” to the tune of nearly $25 million, according to a new report. At least 22 of the left-wing activist groups listed as partners in the Global Climate Strike received $24,854,592 in funding from liberal billionaire George Soros between 2000-2017 through his Open Society Network. Though ostensibly ignited by the protests of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the Global Climate Strike has borne from the outset the indelible fingerprints of well-funded, radical environmental activists. As it turns out, much of the funding has been coming from George Soros. Among the...
  • Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule

    07/20/2019 4:18:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 19, 2019 | Matthew Brown
    A U.S. appeals court panel sided with the Trump administration Friday in a mining pollution dispute, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that companies take financial responsibility for future cleanups. The ruling came after the administration was sued by environmental groups for dropping an Obama-era proposal that would have forced companies to put up money to show they have resources to clean up pollution. The mining industry has a legacy of bankrupt companies abandoning polluted sites and leaving taxpayers to cover cleanup costs. But the three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
  • Federal Judge Puts A Halt To Border Wall Funding

    06/29/2019 9:57:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam on Friday night delivered a massive blow to President Donald Trump's plan to reallocate funds from the Defense Department to construct the highly-anticipated wall along America's southern border. Judge Gilliam, an Obama appointee, turned his previous temporary injunction into a permanent injunction, which barred the Trump administration from building the wall in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. President Trump declared a national emergency this year and redirected $6 billion from the Defense Department's various projects to build the border wall. Friday's ruling specifically blocks the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate attended climate rally [anti-Trump rally]

    02/27/2019 10:55:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/27/2019 | Staff
    MADISON, Wis. — Liberal-backed Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer is drawing criticism from her opponent for attending a climate change march protesting the environmental agenda of President Donald Trump. Neubauer attended the April 2017 People's Climate March in Madison with her daughter, Democratic state Rep. Greta Neubauer, of Racine, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday. Neubauer faces conservative-backed candidate Brian Hagedorn in the April 2 election. They are both state appeals court judges. The winner will replace retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who is part of a three-justice liberal minority on the court controlled 4-3 by conservatives. The race is...
  • Who’s Behind the Green New Deal? Big Money Backs Ocasio-Cortez Socialist Dream Project...

    02/19/2019 11:57:14 AM PST · by caww · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | Aaron Klein
    Some of the organizations helping to promote the Green New Deal (a broad outline for the current conception of the socialist-style plan.)... have ties to 'financing from billionaire George Soros' and trace their roots to such radical groups as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. The Green New Deal was crafted by Ocasio-Cortez along with three groups — the Sunrise Movement, Justice Democrats and a group calling itself New Consensus....The document was written over a single December weekend. Sunrise co-founder 'Varshini Prakash' described his organization’s expansive goals for 2020: “We, along with our partners, are going to be attempting...
  • Who Is Behind the “Green New Deal”?

    02/11/2019 1:16:29 PM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 11, 2019
    A look at the Sunrise Movement and its socialist dreams. The Sunrise Movement (SM) is a 501(c)(4) environmental advocacy organization that, while denying that it is loyal to either “the right or left” side of the political spectrum, in fact throws its full support behind left-wing Democratic Party candidates and agendas. Most notably, SM endorses the enactment of a “Green New Deal,” environmental legislation whose multifaceted mission is to eliminate all fossil-fuel use from the U.S. economy (in favor of renewables like wind and solar energy) by the year 2030; create a “basic income program” and a federal jobs guarantee...
  • Truthy, Explained

    11/16/2014 9:55:06 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Andrew Stiles contributed to these explanations.What is Truthy?“Truthy” is a research project being conducted by the University of Indiana. Proponents claim this is an apolitical study of how information spreads online through the social media platform Twitter.What is Twitter?Twitter is a social media platform that allows users to post hot takes and/or anonymous insults on the Internet.What is the Internet?The Internet is a cultural phenomenon that allows people to earn money by typing words on a computer regardless of talent or expertise. For example, you are reading this “explanatory” post on the Internet. Weird, huh?Yeah, that is weird. Told you.What is...
  • Legacy Parkway’s truck ban and low speed limit will disappear without action by the Utah Legislature

    12/27/2018 10:53:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 9, 2018 | Lee Davidson
    Legacy Parkway in Davis County is a different sort of freeway. It bans trucks. The speed limit is just 55 mph. Its mere two lanes in each direction have rubberized pavement to dampen sound — all designed to help adjacent wetlands and wildlife. But that could change dramatically in a little more than a year, on Jan. 1, 2020. That is when a 15-year deal expires, initially drawn up to end lawsuits by environmental groups against the highway. The truck ban will disappear that day, and the state is then free to raise the speed limit or look at widening...
  • Drought Unearths a Buried Treasure

    11/30/2004 6:46:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 57 replies · 2,991+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 2, 2004 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    ESCALANTE, Utah - In the early 1960's, the nation's environmental movement cut its baby teeth on a fierce battle to stop construction of dams along the Colorado River. Two proposed dams were never built, but Glen Canyon dam, located in an unprotected area, was completed in 1963. Over the next 17 years, water backed up for 186 miles, forming Lake Powell and inundating Glen Canyon and hundreds of miles of side canyons. The defeat was deeply felt. David Brower, who was executive director of the Sierra Club, called the death of Glen Canyon the greatest disappointment of his life. Edward...
  • SHOCK CLAIM–> VIDEO Shows Keith Ellison Physically Abusing Woman, Screaming “[bleep]ng Bitch!”

    08/12/2018 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 102 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Original Title: SHOCK CLAIM–> VIDEO Shows Democrat Party Deputy Chair Keith Ellison Physically Abusing Woman, Screaming “F*cking Bitch!”</p> <p>Karen Monahan is an organizer for the far left Sierra Club.</p> <p>This weekend Karen warned that she was going to break her silence and share a story about a very powerful man who abused her.</p>
  • Scott Pruitt Targeted At D.C. Restaurant By Angry Woman With Toddler

    07/03/2018 8:11:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2018 | Karen Townsend
    It looks like Washington D.C. residents are taking Rep. Maxine Water’s advice and confronting members of the Trump administration as they go about their lives in public places. The latest incident occurred Monday in a D.C. restaurant and the target was the EPA’s Scott Pruitt. Bonus points for having a 2-year-old toddler in tow as she confronted him.Kristin Mink, a teacher, was having lunch with her toddler when she noticed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt three tables over. Taking a page out of the social justice warrior’s playbook, she “had to say something”, so she did. To...
  • Three Cheers for the Syrians (...the ones who just left the National Council of Churches)

    08/30/2005 8:58:12 PM PDT · by Valin · 5 replies · 366+ views
    OrthodoxyToday.org ^ | 8/29/05 | Mark Tooley
    LAST MONTH, FOR THE first time in years, a member denomination withdrew from the National Council of Churches (NCC). The spunky, 400,000-member communion is the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, and its decision to quit the reflexively left-wing NCC was based on a unanimous vote of clergy and lay delegates. According to one church spokesman, a recent NCC fundraising letter helped spark the departure. It asked supporters to fight "right-wing attacks" on the controversial church agency. The letter named President Bush, Rush Limbaugh, James Dobson, and the Heritage Foundation as insidious forces that must be opposed. "It got...
  • US Environmentalists May Have Secretly Taken Russian Cash

    07/10/2017 1:23:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    House lawmakers want the Trump administration to investigate reports that a wealthy foundation used an offshore shell company to give millions of dollars to environmental activists opposed to U.S. energy development. “If you connect the dots, it is clear that Russia is funding U.S. environmental groups in an effort to suppress our domestic oil and gas industry, specifically hydraulic fracking,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Smith and Texas Republican Rep. Randy Weber asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to investigate whether or not environmentalists were funneling money to U.S. environmental groups through a Bermuda-based shell company. Republicans are pitching...
  • Enviro lawsuits cost taxpayers billions illustrating need for Equal Access to Justice reform

    07/03/2017 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Free Range Report ^ | June 30, 2017 | Marjorie Haun
    For decades, environmentalist NGO’s have enjoyed a parasitic relationship with the federal government, especially the Department of Interior and its underling agencies. They’ve siphoned billions of dollars out of these agencies’ budgets, and it’s been made possible by abuses of the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), which passed through Congress in 1979 and was signed by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. Although its intent was to level the playing field for ordinary citizens seeking redress for governmental infringements of civil and property rights, chinks in the EAJA have enabled environmentalist groups to get fat off of the American taxpayer,...
  • Huckabee goes off on DOJ ‘slush fund scheme’: Worse than a mafia shakedown

    03/02/2017 8:42:27 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 2, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    A Justice Department slush fund scheme under former resident Obama reportedly funneled billions of dollars to leftist activist groups in what Mike Huckabee said was “worse than a mafia shakedown.” ... The practice was widely abused under the Obama administration, with liberal groups like La Raza and the National Urban League receiving some of the slush fund money ... Virginia Congressman Robert Goodlatte and Sen. James Lankford, both Republicans, have sponsored legislation to end the practice, which investigators have found accounted for $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities
  • Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover Join Saturday March on Mississippi

    03/02/2017 4:42:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 3/02/2017 | Kenneth Quinnell
    On Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and actor Danny Glover will join the March on Mississippi in order to protest a pattern of civil rights abuses against the company's predominantly African American workers. Also joining the march are Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair, hundreds of workers, civil rights leaders and social justice advocates. The march will end at Nissan's Canton factory, and the marchers will demand that the company start respecting its workers’ right to vote for a union free from fear and intimidation.