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  • A Losing Trade – Quality of Human Life + Millions of Animals Dead For What? The Possibility of a Better Salmon Run?

    02/14/2024 3:18:09 PM PST · by AuntB · 27 replies
    Siskiyou News ^ | Wm. Simpson
    For over 100-years after the first dam was installed (Copco 1 Dam) and over 60-years after Iron Gate Dam was installed, there was nevertheless a decent run of Salmon and steelhead in the Klamath River, even with all of the changing ocean conditions, climate change, and OVERFISHING by both indigenous people and others. Any fishing guide on the Klamath River below Iron Gate Dam would attest to the fact that fishing was great. Therefore, this is the ONLY relevant Question: Is the deaths of millions of wildlife (mammals, birds, fish, etc.) and the collapse of an entire ecosystem, on top...
  • Portland Hassles Homeowners [semi-satire]

    02/08/2024 10:24:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Feb 2024 | John Semmens
    The "woke" government of Portland, Oregon now requires homeowners to obtain city permits to remove trees that have fallen on their houses. Recently, a large tree felled by an ice storm crashed into Joel and Sarah Bonds' home. Fear of this very outcome led the couple to request permission to remove the tree in 2021. They were turned down because the city's Urban Forestry Division (UFD) ruled that cutting down this tree "would have a negative impact on the neighborhood's character." Spokesman for the UFD Douglas Furr acknowledged that "the recent damage to the Bond's home is unfortunate, but we...
  • Liberals admit they want to get rid of the lumber industry in Oregon (Sunbray)

    01/28/2024 6:01:30 AM PST · by bray · 42 replies
    Rumble ^ | 1/27/24 | bray
    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:12-13 (King James Version) It is so incredible when you catch a liberal saying the quiet part out loud. While filming the latest Forestry Board testimony we caught them in a unrehearsed moment, and they admitted the entire song and dance of protecting the forests...
  • Granholm: Pause on LNG Export Approvals Might Be Pause on Exports That Are Good for the Environment

    01/27/2024 11:38:24 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the pause in liquid natural gas (LNG) export approvals might actually be a pause on exports that are actually beneficial to the environment because LNG can replace far dirtier coal. Granholm stated, “[W]e just need to update the data associated with the factors. So, the factors are, does this impact — what is the impact on national security, what is the impact on foreign policy, what is the impact — in other words, our allies and whether they’re able to access the energy that they need, what...
  • OPINION: With state choking on oil industry pollution, 3 bills should become law (NM - not so, BARF alert)

    01/19/2024 3:48:09 PM PST · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 16, 2024 | Gail Evans and Ennedith Lopez
    As the catastrophic effects of the climate crisis have become tangible, daily realities to billions of people around the globe, here in New Mexico people are choking on oil and gas pollution — and our legislators have to act. Over the past decade, fossil fuel extraction in our state has increased tenfold, making New Mexico the second-largest producer of crude oil and seventh-largest producer of fossil gas in the country. Not only has this worsened the suffering created by human-made climate change around the world and in New Mexico, it’s also caused an explosion in pollution that is making our...
  • Biden Tries to Slip New Eco Regulations Targeting Fridges, Freezers Past Us on Holiday Weekend

    12/30/2023 7:54:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/30/2023 | Nick Arama
    If there was no other reason -- and there are plenty -- not to vote for Joe Biden, the fact that his administration has opened the door to more and more governmental control would be a great one. Climate change is a big excuse to make all kinds of societal transformative change and control our actions--not to mention, destroying or building up industries with those controls and restrictions. Coal and oil are bad, electrical vehicles (except those from that evil Elon Musk) are good. Government shouldn't be in the business of picking winners and losers, yet that's what they doing...
  • Transitioning away from fossil fuels

    12/28/2023 2:19:03 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, December 24, 2023 | B. K. Singh
    OPINION The USA, Canada, Australia, Norway and the UK which had the moral responsibility to rapidly phase out oil and gas production are responsible for planned expansion from new oil and gas fields for next decade and half. How can these countries advise India to cut on coal consumption? Our greenhouse gas emission is nearly 3 Giga tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually. We are distant third behind the two top emitters China with 14 Giga tonnes and the US with 8 Giga tonnes Among the important outcomes, COP 28 text proposes to triple renewable energy capacity and double the global...
  • Flooding Hamas tunnels with seawater risks ‘ruining basic life in Gaza’, says expert

    12/24/2023 10:31:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 124 replies
    A potential plan by Israel to flood the Hamas tunnel network with seawater risks “ruining the basic conditions for life in Gaza”, one of the elements of the crime of genocide, a senior hydrologist has told the Guardian. Environmental experts have warned the strategy – which Israel has yet to commit to – risks causing an ecological catastrophe that will leave Gaza with no drinkable water and devastate what little agriculture is possible in the 141 sq mile territory. The UN special rapporteur for the right to water, Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, compared it to the legend of Romans’ salting of the...
  • Breathing Fuels Global Warming [semi-satire]

    12/24/2023 8:33:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 December 2023 | John Semmens
    A study from the United Kingdom Center for Ecology and Hydrology found that every human exhales nitrous oxide and 31% exhale methane. Those who did not exhale methane in their breath probably released the gas via burping and flatulence. Since both vegetarians' and meat-eaters' emissions are similar in magnitude, future diet changes are unlikely to offset these environmental pollutants. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Tom Carper (D-Del) called these findings "disturbing. Every breath we take contributes to the degradation of our environment. We must do everything in our power to reduce our deleterious impact." The...
  • ExxonMobil Is Working on a Breakthrough Technology to Capture This Potentially $4 Trillion Opportunity

    12/19/2023 4:35:58 AM PST · by MulberryDraw · 26 replies
    Yahoo business ^ | December 19, 2923 | Matthew DiLallo
    ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) believes carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) will play a vital role in helping reduce global emissions. The energy company sees this technology eventually becoming a massive global industry that will one day rival the size of the oil and gas market. It estimates the CCUS market could reach $4 trillion by 2050. That's driving its investment in developing a CCUS platform. It's currently working on a potential breakthrough technology with FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ: FCEL) that could capture carbon emissions directly from industrial sites while also producing energy, which could lower costs and emissions. It's one of...
  • Head Of COP28 Climate Summit Says “No Science” Supports Opposition To Fossil Fuels

    12/05/2023 8:13:50 AM PST · by bitt · 17 replies ^ | 12/4/2023 | david greenburg
    On Sunday, the president of the COP28 climate summit launched a broadside atttack on the zero-emission policies being supported by the United Nations, noting that there is “no science” which would demonstrate that stage-by-stage cuts in fossil fuel use will decrease global warning. Speaking as the chair of the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said if you impose a gradual reduction in fossil fuel consumption, you will reduce the advance of sustainable development, and that would take humanity back to the paleolithic period. He made the comments during a live online event, while...
  • Power of the pen: Biden issues two more veto threats

    12/05/2023 8:30:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 05, 2023 10:58 AM | by Rachel Schilke
    President Joe Biden has issued two veto threats to protect several controversial agenda items as Republicans in Congress seek to roll back or hamper his administrative goals. If he follows through with the vetoes, that will bring Biden's total vetoes to 10 since he took office in 2020, with all of them occurring this year. The president has vetoed high-profile legislation this year, such as a repeal of a Washington, D.C., crime law and an effort to overturn protections for the nation's waterways. The veto threats floated on Monday involve two areas that are central to both the Biden administration's...
  • First They Came for the Cars, Then the Cows

    12/04/2023 2:44:50 PM PST · by devane617 · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/04/2023
    Climate has become religion for the global left. Yet unlike most organized religions that are genuinely committed to helping our fellow man, today’s climate movement figuratively burns heretics at the stake and demands communal sacrifices that serve no purpose but to immiserate humanity. This crusade to stamp out meat is gaining force. A U.N. report last year held that about 7 gigatons of CO2 reductions—about as much emissions generated from global natural-gas combustion—would have to come from people eating less meat. Livestock production accounts for about 11% to 17% of global greenhouse-gas emissions and about 32% of the world’s methane,...
  • Navy ‘safely’ recovers military spy plane stuck in Kaneohe Bay for almost 2 weeks

    12/04/2023 4:38:12 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 78 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | December 3, 2023 | HNN Staff
    The Navy announced they ‘safely’ recovered the Military plane that overshot the runway and has been stuck in Kaneohe Bay for almost two weeks. Kaneohe Bay (HawaiiNewsNow) -- The Navy announced they ‘safely’ recovered the Military plane that overshot the runway and has been stuck in Kaneohe Bay for almost two weeks. Navy officials say it took meticulous planning and assembling specialized equipment from off island, a multidisciplinary team of military and civilian experts to carefully raise the P-8A Poseidon from the bay. Officials say the operation lasted 13 hours, beginning at 6:30 a.m., Dec. 2. The aircraft was floated...
  • After The Munich Freezeout! King Charles Delivers Highly-Politicised Speech To Support Collectivist Net Zero Project

    12/03/2023 8:04:17 AM PST · by Kaiser8408a · 22 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/03/2023 | Anthony B. Sanders
    It came after the Munich freezeout where the private jets of global elites were snowed-in. But apparently most made it to Dubai for COP28. Or more apt, the Cop-out meeting where the global elites meet eating caviar and guzzling champagne and telling us to die off, eat bugs and drive idiotic EVs that most Americans can’t afford. (A $100,000 Ford F-150 Lightning??) But at least we can hear England’s royalty, King Charles, bloviate about the weather. Along with American royalty, VP Kamala Harris and Climate Envoy John Kerry who committed the US to closing down out coal burning plants. It...
  • 'No company is too big': NY AG James files lawsuit against PepsiCo for pollution in Buffalo (NY) River

    11/15/2023 2:56:06 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 76 replies ^ | Julia Soluri Kristen Mirand
    NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo Inc. James announced the lawsuit Wednesday at Canalside alongside state and local leaders. The lawsuit alleges that hundreds of PepsiCo products have been found along the Buffalo River and caused public harm in Buffalo. "And at the end of the day people that produce things have a responsibility for the things that they produce and this announcement demonstrates that no corporation how big or small how powerful or wealthy they may be in above the law," Assemblymember Jon Rivera said. In addition, the lawsuit...
  • Doug Casey on the Rise of BlackRock and Fascism in the US

    11/02/2023 9:44:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    International Man ^ | November 02, 2023 | Doug Casey
    International Man: With nearly $10 trillion in assets under management (AUM), BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager. The company exploded in size after the 2008 financial crisis, and that’s no coincidence. Central banks around the world have printed scores of trillions since then. A significant portion of that freshly created money eventually found its way into the stock market, specifically BlackRock’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs). BlackRock was also responsible for helping the Federal Reserve manage its massive debt portfolio after 2008. It’s another indication of BlackRock’s cozy relationship with the government. BlackRock is a good illustration of the Cantillon Effect—those...
  • Developer cancels plans for 2 N.J. offshore wind farms. Outraged Murphy rips company.

    11/01/2023 8:43:45 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 34 replies
    NJ Star Ledger via MSN ^ | 11/1/2023 | Steven Rodas, Brent Johnson
    Developer cancels plans for 2 N.J. offshore wind farms. Outraged Murphy rips company.The Danish company Ørsted announced Tuesday night it will “cease development” for what was slated to be New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm, as well as plans for its second project.It’s a blow to Gov. Phil Murphy’s ambitious clean energy goals and a stunning development for environmentalists supporting the energy alternative, once thought to be operational at the Jersey Shore between 2025 and 2026.Murphy blasted the company’s decision in a statement, calling it “outrageous.”The development arrives four months after the Democratic-controlled state Legislature passed a bill that Murphy,...
  • California’s Environmental Regulations Are Crushing Pennsylvania

    10/28/2023 3:43:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 18, 2023 | John Stossel
    Pennsylvania’s Peter Brothers Trucking delivers goods all across America. Owner Brian Wanner says Pennsylvania bureaucrats now are driving him out of his home state. “We have no say,” complains Wanner in my new video. “We can’t do anything about it.” “No say” because Pennsylvania’s new rules don’t come from Pennsylvania. They come from California. “I don’t want to be anything like California!” complains Wanner. Too bad for him and other Pennsylvania truck owners, because Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board decided their state will automatically copy California regulations. California’s rules will raise the price of a new truck by about one-third. Trucks...
  • Offshore Wind Is An Economic And Environmental Catastrophe

    10/11/2023 6:18:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 10/11/2023 | Edward Ring
    When it comes to “renewables” wreaking havoc on the environment, wind turbines have stiff competition. For example, over 500,000 square miles of biofuel plantations have already replaced farms and forests to replace a mere 4 percent of transportation fuel. To source raw materials to build “sustainable” batteries, mining operations are scaling up, with no end in sight, in nations with appalling labor conditions and nonexistent environmental regulations. But the worst offender is the wind industry.America’s wind power industry somehow manages to attract almost no negative coverage in the press, or litigation from environmentalists, despite causing some of the most obvious...