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  • Volkswagen's electric microbus: Much virtue-signaling, little virtue; How do woke environmentalists think these electric vehicles get made, anyway?

    10/02/2020 8:17:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2020 | Henry Pierson
    Electric vehicles are coming from Volkswagen.  Hate to disappoint, but if you love the environment, this is a step backward. Recently, an amendment to a green energy bill in the House was defeated.  It would have required the secretary of commerce to certify that federally funded buses and charging stations do not contain minerals mined or processed by children.  The Democrat majority said such an amendment was not necessary since the U.S. already has trade agreements prohibiting child labor.  Ah, but not with the Congo or Zimbabwe.  Clever. Why is this important?  The U.S. has produced zero cobalt in the past 40 years.  Without cobalt, there...
  • Venezuela's Valdez: Oil spill covers a national park beach black, and where are the global environmentalists?

    09/07/2020 6:40:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/07/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Venezuela is in the midst of a massive oil spill covering a pristine national park, in what's the world's second-biggest oil spill of 2020 and nobody's saying a thing. The pristine Morrocoy national park in western Venezuela will likely take 50 years to recover. Here's what the news was last August 12, from a Canadian news agency, and there's been little said since: An oil spill in Venezuela has coated a stretch of the crisis-wracked nation’s Caribbean coastline, treasured for its white sand beaches, clusters of small islands and wildlife. Fisherman and locals living around Morrocoy National Park began reporting oil washing ashore last...
  • No, the Working Class Shouldn’t Embrace 2020 Democrats’ Anti-Consumer Environmental Agenda

    06/29/2020 8:14:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2020 | John Doolittle
    After months of national unrest, it seems incredibly cliché to write the words, "These are extraordinary times.” Nevertheless, out-of-touch statements, actions, and proposals spewing from the mouths of Democratic politicians and their millionaire financiers have made the repetition of these words necessary. While Democrats’ adamancy about keeping Americans out of work through overzealous lockdown orders has received considerable media attention, it doesn’t even represent the worst or most harmful of their current proposals that will economically harm consumers. On the campaign trail, they continue to push policies that lack sensitivity to the ongoing economic pain faced throughout the country and...
  • Packers’ star QB tackles ‘conflict minerals,’ but is a solution right here at home?

    10/04/2013 9:07:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-4-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON – Aaron Rodgers has faced some of the most ferocious defensive linemen the National Football League has ever unleashed on professional football fields. The Green Bay Packers quarterback has passed his way to the top of his game, becoming among the most accurate, respected and highest paid players in NFL history. Now, Rodgers is taking on a much more brutal enemy: The murderous warlords of the Democratic Republic of Congo in command of a civil conflict that has claimed more than 3 million lives. Green Bay’s QB has signed up as a celebrity front man for Raise Hope for...
  • No More Private Homes... To Save the Planet

    12/27/2019 6:32:55 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Dec 27, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funny how the environmental objectives of the "Save the Planet from the Flying Global Warming Monster" squad and that of Marxism line up so neatly. Of course you shouldn't have personal autonomy or private property. It's bad for the 'planet'. And by the planet, we mean the red planet. So it's no surprise that The Nation, where the synergy of the red and the green meet, should roll out a story like this, "If we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership." ... And give up...
  • Environmental groups sue Trump administration over drilling plan

    10/30/2019 9:50:39 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2019 | Rachel Frazin
    Environmental groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's plan to open up hundreds of thousands of acres of land in California to oil and gas drilling. The Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity sued the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the plan to open more than 700,000 acres of land to oil and gas lease sales. "Defendants failed to consider meaningful alternatives to the plan amendment, failed to analyze and disclose the environmental impacts, and denied the public the opportunity to comment on its environmental analyses as the law requires," the lawsuit reads. It...
  • 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...
  • California’s Dark Ages-Why the progressive paragon is living like it’s 1899.

    10/14/2019 9:31:27 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/10/2019 | The Editorial Board
    Californians are learning to live like the Amish after investor-owned utility PG&E this week shut off power to two million or so residents to prevent wildfires amid heavy, dry winds. Blame the state’s largest blackout on a perfect storm of bad policies. For years the utility skimped on safety upgrades and repairs while pumping billions into green energy and electric-car subsidies to please its overlords in Sacramento. Credit Suisse has estimated that long-term contracts with renewable developers cost the utility $2.2 billion annually more than current market power rates. PG&E customers pay among the highest rates in America. But the...
  • Democrats turning California into a third-world hellhole: Going without electricity edition

    10/10/2019 11:14:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2019 | Tom Trinko
    Democrats are turning California into a third-world hellhole without electricity, water, and freedom. Due to Democrats' love for trees, at least 800,000 Californians will be without power for several days. Instead of properly managing California forests to reduce the chances of big fires, Democrats are saying Californians have to go without lights, refrigerators, and air-conditioning. Democrats could also avoid this by not making the power company financially liable for all forest fire damages, but since PG&E is a company, not an illegal alien, the Democrats couldn't care less about doing what's best for California. While they try to blame climate...
  • Enviros put the squeeze on Charmin toilet paper

    10/10/2019 9:34:00 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 44 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 10/10/2019 | Irina Ivanova
    Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble faces pressure from environmentalists to clean up its act. More than 150 groups are pushing the maker of Charmin toiler paper and Bounty paper towels to use recycled materials in its products. Currently, neither of those products uses recycled paper, and about one-third of it is sourced from Canada's boreal forest — a large swath of virgin forest that rings the Arctic Circle and acts as a critical check on climate change. "It's just unacceptable that a company like P&G is making toilet paper, a product that is used for seconds and flushed, from...
  • Extinction Rebellion 'lose control of fake blood hose'

    10/03/2019 10:40:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 03 2019 | Staff
    Climate change activists' plan to spray fake blood on the Treasury did not get off to the best start. Extinction Rebellion protesters used a hose from an old fire engine to spray 1,800 litres liquid at the 100 year-old building, but they quickly lost control of the powerful water jet. Protesters say they are "highlighting the inconsistency between the UK government’s insistence that the UK is a world leader in tackling climate breakdown, and the vast sums it pours into fossil fuel exploration". The Met Police said five men and three women had been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
  • Forest Service suspends sale of fuelwood permits (NM & AZ, spotted owl reigns)

    09/26/2019 12:26:00 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 26, 2019 | T. S. Last
    SANTA FE, N.M. — The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that it was suspending fuelwood permits in all five national forests in New Mexico, as well as one in Arizona as the result of a court-ordered injunction having to do with protections for the Mexican spotted owl. The owl is listed as a threatened species by both the U.S. and Mexican governments. In addition, timber management activities have been suspended, according to a news release. Southwestern Regional Forester Cal Joyner said that the agency is working to resolve the issue. “Our staff is exhaustively exploring every possible option to come...
  • Are we headed for a solar waste crisis? [Supporters of solar power have no idea what's coming]

    09/14/2019 12:43:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    environmentalprogress.org ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jemin Desai and Mark Nelson
    Last November, Japan’s Environment Ministry issued a stark warning: the amount of solar panel waste Japan produces every year will rise from 10,000 to 800,000 tons by 2040, and the nation has no plan for safely disposing of it.Neither does California, a world leader in deploying solar panels. Only Europe requires solar panel makers to collect and dispose of solar waste at the end of their lives.All of which raises the question: just how big of a problem is solar waste?Environmental Progress investigated the problem to see how the problem compared to the much more high-profile issue of nuclear waste. We found: Solar...
  • President Trump, Make Gas Cans Great Again!!!

    09/05/2019 3:19:54 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 146 replies
    Me | 9/5/19 | Drew68
    WHY DOES A FIVE GALLON GAS CAN COST $20? WHY DOES IT TAKE THREE ARMS TO USE AND YET I STILL SPILL GAS ALL OVER THE PLACE? WHAT THE F*** IS THIS RIDICULOUS ENGINEERING OBAMANATION OF A CONTRAPTION AND WHY CAN'T I HAVE A NORMAL GAS CAN WITH A NORMAL SPOUT?!?!?!?! Prepping for a bad storm, I picked up another four five gallon gas cans to top off for my generator and low and behold, WTF are these nightmares? I spilled gas all over myself, all over the generator and all because some environmentalist dickhead managed to convince someone that...
  • How the Nazis Embraced Environmentalism

    09/02/2019 1:02:33 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 16 replies
    Encounter Books ^ | March 13 2019 | Rupert Darwall
    Mankind’s subservience to the commands of nature provides the connecting thread between Nazism and modern day environmentalism and represents a radical rejection of the Enlightenment’s belief in progress. It is what separates the New Left and the modern Left’s softer variants from their predecessors and leaves supporters of capitalism and markets as the last redoubt of belief in the potential of mankind’s unfettered material progress.
  • Environmentalists Killed More Europeans Than Islamic Terrorists

    08/19/2019 8:01:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/19/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Do Americans Need Air-Conditioning?" a New York Times piece asked in July. Air conditioning, it argued, is bad for the environment and makes us less human. It ran quotes suggesting that, "first world discomfort is a learned behavior", and urging "a certain degree of self-imposed suffering". If environmentalists ruled the world, air conditioning wouldn’t exist. And there’s a place like that. 90% of American households have air conditioning. As do 86% of South Koreans, 82% of Australians, 60% of Chinese, 16% of Brazilians and Mexicans, 9% of Indonesians and less than 5% of Europeans. A higher percentage of Indian households...
  • California environmental group launches campaign against federal gov't immigration policy

    A group of environmental activists on Monday began month-long demonstrations against the U.S. government's "brutal" policy against immigrants and asylum seekers.
  • PETA Finds Name of Rural Road (Chicken Dinner Road) in Idaho Distasteful, Asks for Change

    07/05/2019 5:54:11 PM PDT · by tom h · 60 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 03, 2019 08:53 AM | Katy Moeller
    Chickens are friends for some people, dinner for others. Sometimes both. But one animal rights group feels that the name of a rural road in the Treasure Valley isn’t kind to poultry. PETA sent out a news release Wednesday morning alerting Idaho media that it has written a letter to Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas to ask for a change to the street name Chicken Dinner Road. However, Caldwell city street maps don’t include Chicken Dinner Road, which is located in rural Canyon County. ...
  • One arrested after protesters swarm Utah Inland Port Authority Board meeting [photos - barf alert]

    06/10/2019 6:50:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Deseretnews.com ^ | 6/5/2019 | Katie McKellar
    SALT LAKE CITY — Seconds after the Utah Inland Port Authority's meeting began Wednesday, chaos erupted. Protesters with the group Civil Riot swarmed the port board meeting — many wearing surgical face masks marked with an "X" — ran to the front of the committee room at the Utah State Capitol, some locking arms as nearly a dozen Utah Highway Patrol troopers jumped into action to escort them out for violating rules of decorum. "We are here to stop the port," one female protester shouted. "Your meeting failed because it will destroy our communities. This is not OK." Nearly a...
  • Here Are 5 Hysterical Environmentalist Claims in Modern History

    03/12/2019 1:46:20 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 11, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    Peddlers of the Green New Deal know that the only way for their radical agenda to become reality is if Americans buy into the wildest claims of climate extremists. It’s clear that some of the most enthusiastic supporters of this radical agenda are young people. This was on full display in the now viral video of a meeting between Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and a group of children from the Sunrise Movement.