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  • Wood Stove Ban Made Universal

    10/02/2013 2:10:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 248 replies
    http://freepatriot.org ^ | September 30, 2013
    For many years, those of us in the Arctic have been fighting the wood stove ban. The use of PM2.5 particulates has been an issue pursued by local agencies as a way to swipe at those who choose to live beyond the borders of traditional civilization. That attack has now extended to the rest of the United States. In a stunning move, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to ban most of the operational wood stoves in the U.S. In those places where there is you, God, and nature, the wood stove has represented that one thing that can sustain. Going...
  • Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered 'Non-Essential'

    10/02/2013 6:43:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    reuters via Brietbart ^ | 10/1/13 | Tony Lee
    More than nine out of every ten employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are considered "non-essential" and have been furloughed in the federal government's shutdown. Reuters obtained an EPA guidance in which the agency said it would "classify 1,069 employees, out of 16,205, as essential,"...
  • Government Shutdown to Delay EPA $1 Gallon Gas Price Hike

    10/01/2013 10:14:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/01/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    As the death toll for Government Shutdown Apocalypse 2013 continues to grow, it appears that the EPA’s plans to make it even more expensive for Americans to drive a car were “shut down” by the government shutdown. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take one of the biggest hits of any federal agency if the government shuts down this week, operating with under 7 percent of its employees, according to guidance issued by the agency. Just think of how much less the EPA will be able to do with only 7 percent of its employees. That EPA SWAT Team may...
  • Lawmakers: Obama Greenhouse Gas Rules Will Raise Energy Bills

    09/30/2013 6:35:13 AM PDT · by cutty · 9 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | September 30, 2013 | Mark Stricherz
    A federal proposal to impose strict new rules on emissions from new coal-fired plants has drawn the ire of critics who are determined to stop regulatory effort from affecting coal-producing states such as Colorado. Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule for new coal plants: large plants can emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour while smaller plants can emit the slightly higher figure of 1,100 pounds. ... war on coal... Shovel-ready jobs apparently dont apply to those who work in coal, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) quipped, referring to President Obamas description...
  • Michael Barone: The Great Global-Warming Disappointment; Report undercuts alarmists predictions.

    09/27/2013 7:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/27/2013 | Michael barone
    Events have failed to fulfill the prophecy. Preachers have suddenly been struck dumb by uncertainty. Believers are understandably nervous and some, under their breath, are abandoning the dogma. These sentences could have been written at the end of the day on October 22, 1844, about the Millerites, a religious sect started in upstate New York. Preachers had told their followers that Jesus would return to earth that day. He failed to show. But the subject here is not Millerism, but another kind of religious faith: the faith of the global-warming alarmists. And while its not likely to have the impact...
  • Study: Everyone hates environmentalists and feminists

    09/26/2013 2:02:43 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | 09/26/2013 | Tom Jacobs
    Why dont people behave in more environmentally friendly ways? New research presents one uncomfortable answer: They dont want to be associated with environmentalists. Thats the conclusion of troubling new research from Canada, which similarly finds support for feminist goals is hampered by a dislike of feminists. Participants held strongly negative stereotypes about such activists, and those feelings reduced their willingness to adopt the behaviors that these activities promoted, reports a research team led by University of Toronto psychologist Nadia Bashir. This surprisingly cruel caricaturing, the researchers conclude, plays a key role in creating resistance to social change. Writing in the...
  • Global warming believers are feeling the heat

    09/26/2013 8:45:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/25/2013 | James Delingpole
    On Friday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivers its latest verdict on the state of man-made global warming. Though the details are a secret, one thing is clear: the version of events you will see and hear in much of the media, especially from partis pris organisations like the BBC, will be the opposite of what the IPCCs Fifth Assessment Report actually says. Already we have had a taste of the nonsense to come: a pre-announcement to the effect that climate scientists are now 95 per cent certain that humans are to blame for climate change; an evidence-free declaration...
  • More bad news for the green lobby: No, fracking does not release outrageous amounts of methane

    09/17/2013 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    One of the many arguments that the rabidly anti-fracking, eco-radical crowd have been using to try and discredit hydraulic fracturing as a welcome boon to both our environment and our economy is the claim that the process itself leaks an unacceptable amount of methane into the atmosphere. Methane, they insist, is an especially potent greenhouse gas, so that on net start-to-finish evaluation, natural gas really isn’t any cleaner than coal and those studies about natural gas contributing so hugely to the United States’ recently decreased carbon emissions can’t really be that accurate.Unfortunately for them, a brand new study concludes that...
  • Climate models wildly overestimated global warming, study finds

    09/12/2013 3:02:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Climate models wildly overestimated global warming, study finds By Maxim Lott Published September 12, 2013 | FoxNews.com Can you rely on the weather forecast? Maybe not, at least when it comes to global warming predictions over short time periods. Thats the upshot of a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change that compared 117 climate predictions made in the 1990's to the actual amount of warming. Out of 117 predictions, the studys author told FoxNews.com, three were roughly accurate and 114 overestimated the amount of warming. On average, the predictions forecasted two times more global warming than actually occurred....
  • EPA to De Facto Ban All Construction of New Coal Power Plants

    09/12/2013 2:11:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Katie Pavlich
    <p>According to the Wall Street Journal, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose new rules next week banning the construction of new coal power plants in the United States that do not meet expensive new and ridiculous efficiency standards. The new standards will force power plants underground, literally.</p>
  • Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

    09/12/2013 9:28:59 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 38 replies
    AP ^ | September 11, 1013 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.
  • A Tale of Two Climate HockeySticks

    08/21/2013 1:20:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2013 | S. Fred Singer
    The false "hockeystick" graph with which (in 2001) the UN climate panel claimed that current surface temperatures are "unprecedented" in a millennium is at odds with hundreds of scientific papers and with their own previous position. There is nothing unusual about today's temperatures; the world was warmer in the Middle Ages. However, the "hockeystick" graph showing a rapid increase in 20th century CO2 concentration is genuine. The Third Assessment Report (2001) of the UN-sponsored IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) espouses a temperature history over the last thousand years that resembles a 'hockeystick' (HS). The 'shank' is the smooth decline...
  • UN STRUGGLES WITH DATA SUGGESTING NO GLOBAL WARMING

    08/21/2013 10:45:15 AM PDT · by Jayster · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/2013 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The United Nations, ever eager to embrace global warming, has a new climate report to be released that claims scientists are more certain than ever that global warming is real, but now there is hard evidence that global surface temperatures have stabilized over the last 15 years according to the U.K.s weather-watching Met Office.
  • Greens press EPA to revoke outdated emissions exemption

    08/19/2013 12:09:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2013 | Zack Colman
    The Obama administration is poised to rescind a little-known emissions exemption for power plants as it seeks to address climate change. Green groups are pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize a rule that would force utilities to limit emissions when power plants are shutting down, starting up or malfunctioning. Those emissions had previously been exempted from regulations because they were not considered a part of normal operations, but the EPA says that policy is now outdated. The environmental group Sierra Club held rallies last week near two facilities that would be affected by the end of the exemption and...
  • A draft of the next IPCC climate report has arrived

    08/21/2013 8:13:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | August 20, 2013 | Robert Zimmerman
    AUGUST 20, 2013 AT 9:56 AM A draft of the next IPCC climate report has arrived, and it is more of the same: We are all gonna die! An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace. The scientists, whose findings are reported in a draft summary of the next big United Nations climate report, largely dismiss a...
  • On climate change, Obama, EPA plan action without Congress

    08/15/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | By Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER, Colo. | EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that the Obama administration is finished waiting for Congress to act on climate change and plans to bypass the legislative branch in developing a federal response. Ms. McCarthy, who was confirmed last month as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, cited President Obamas June 25 speech at Georgetown University, in which he unveiled his Climate Action Plan and vowed to make combatting climate change a priority of his second term. Mr. Obama gave what I really think is a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States, said Ms. McCarthy in...
  • Obama EPA Chief Supports Sidestepping Congress on Climate Change

    08/15/2013 9:26:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 15, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    BOULDERCongress may be unwilling to pass climate-change legislation, but EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday thats not going to stop the Obama administration. In a speech at the University of Colorado Boulder, McCarthy said the administration intends to bypass Congress and use President Obamas executive authority to advance its climate-change agenda. She cited the presidents June 25 address at Georgetown University, where he unveiled his Climate Action Plan, calling it a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States. Essentially, he said that it is time to act, McCarthy said. And he said he wasnt going to wait...
  • 'Right Kinds of Behavior' Needed for 'Clean Energy Future,' Says Interior Secretary

    08/14/2013 9:33:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies
    'Right Kinds of Behavior' Needed for 'Clean Energy Future,' Says Interior Secretary August 14, 2013 - 11:13 AM By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) - The "new energy future" will require the federal government to encourage "the right kinds of behavior," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a clean energy summit in Nevada on Tuesday. "When you are getting into a new energy future, you really benefit from having the support of states -- and the federal government encouraging the right kinds of behavior and encouraging those incentives (for solar panel installation), she said. Jewell mentioned the "right" kind of behavior twice in...
  • Interior Secretary: I don't want any climate-change deniers in my department

    08/12/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-12-13 | Sean Higgens
    Buried in a lengthy Washington Post article about President Obamas environmental policy is an illuminating anecdote about just how debatable the administration views climate change namely, not at all: In an agency-wide address to employees Aug. 1, (Interior Secretary Sally) Jewell took the unusual step of suggesting that no one working for her should challenge the idea that human activity is driving recent warming. I hope there are no climate-change deniers in the Department of Interior, she said. The address does not appear to be posted on the departments website, so the Washington Examiner can only go by the...
  • U.S. EPA Issues Renewable Fuel Rules (For 2013 16.55 billion gallons required)

    08/06/2013 11:33:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    Finance.Yahoo ^ | 6 Aug 13 | Paul Ausick
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a final rule for the amount of renewable fuels to be added to the nations transportation fuel supply in 2013. The most publicized issue related to renewable fuels has been the ethanol blend wall, the theoretical point at which ethanol use will be surpassed by the amount of ethanol required by law. As Americans drive less, demand for gasoline falls also reducing demand for ethanol. Because blenders are required either to use the mandated amount, regardless of demand, or pay for credits for the amount they dont use, the EPA has been...
  • Lib Dems: Ban petrol and diesel cars from UK roads by 2040

    08/06/2013 1:26:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:58AM BST 06 Aug 2013 | Peter Dominiczak
    Nick Cleggs party has unveiled proposals to only allow ultra-low carbon vehicles on UK roads by 2040. The controversial measures would mean millions of petrol and diesel cars being forbidden. Only electric vehicles and ultra-efficient hybrid cars would be allowed on UK roads under the Lib Dem plans. However, petrol and diesel vehicles would still be allowed for freight purposes. The Lib Dems also want to introduce a system of road pricing in congested areas. As part of the partys plans to create a zero-carbon Britain, the Lib Dems could also embrace nuclear power and shale gas exploration....
  • Pennsylvania Meeting Shooter an Obama Supporter, Left-Winger

    08/06/2013 12:37:46 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/6/2013
    Some weird, decidedly left-wing politics were espoused by Ross Township, PA shooter Rockne Newell. Newell killed three before being shot by his own gun. His facebook profile paints the picture of a left-wing ideologue. He ranted about environmental issues and voted for Barack Obama.
  • House Panel Subpoenas EPA for Air Pollution Data

    08/05/2013 12:30:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 2013-08-02 | Kelly Servick
    U.S. Committee on Science, Space and TechnologyHand it over. Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House science committee, signs a subpoena ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to hand over sensitive health data. In a rare step, the science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to subpoena the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for data from key studies used to justify air pollution regulations.Following a heated exchange of letters between Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-TX) and ranking member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), the committee approved its first subpoena in 21 years. The vote was strictly along party lines,...
  • Radical Environmentalists Have Blood of 19 Arizona Firefighters on Their Hands

    08/05/2013 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Nineteen firefighters died fighting a forest fire in Arizona earlier this summer. Curiously, almost no one is talking about why it happened, only that it was a tragedy. Arizona Deputy State Forestry Director Jerry Payne has been the only one to speak out about the cause, and he backtracked immediately afterwards, apologizing for what he said. He claimed that the superintendent of the Granite Mountain Hotshots violated wildlife safety protocols while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30th, 2013, 60 miles north of Phoenix. According to Payne, the superintendents violations allegedly included not knowing the location of the fire,...
  • Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

    08/03/2013 8:19:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/2/2013 | Rebecca Morelle
    Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests. US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war. The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place.
  • Obama: Keystone XL Won't Create Jobs, Will Raise Gas Prices

    07/29/2013 4:00:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 28, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In a New York Times interview published Saturday, President Obama came out foursquare against the Keystone XL pipeline, claiming that it would not create jobs. Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator, Obama said. There is no evidence that thats true. He then blamed Canada for not doing more to prevent carbon emissions from oil sands. Obama continued, I meant what I said; I'm going to evaluate this based on whether or not this is going to significantly contribute to carbon in our atmosphere. And there is no doubt that Canada at the source in those...
  • U.S. appeals court rejects states' challenge over climate rules

    07/26/2013 11:36:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 26, 2013 | By Lawrence Hurley
    A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a legal challenge by Texas and Wyoming to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a 2-1 vote, said the states and various industry groups did not have standing to sue because they could not show that they had suffered an injury or that a ruling throwing out the EPA plan would benefit them. Texas and Wyoming objected in part to the tight deadlines the EPA imposed on them for coming up with...
  • 12 states sue EPA over agency's alleged 'sue and settle' tactics

    07/16/2013 11:09:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2013/
    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the attorneys general of 11 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, demanding that the agency turn over documents the states allege will show the agency cooperates with environmental groups as part of a "sue and settle" legal strategy to develop regulations. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City, alleges that binding consent decrees between the EPA and environmental groups that have sued the agency over the years have led to new rules and regulations for states without allowing their attorneys general to defend their interests and those of its...
  • Obama spending $650 million on shorelines

    07/13/2013 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 19 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Prepping for 'climate change' floods everywhere but in U.S.The Obama administration wants to spend as much $650 million to improve urban- and local-government service delivery, which includes the development of strategies to adapt to climate change and respond to natural disasters. The endeavor will target cities and towns around the globe with the exception of those in the United States. Many coastal cities around the world are ill-prepared to deal with rising sea levels and extreme weather events that the administration expects from climate change.
  • Obamas Ever-Increasing, Job-Killing Bureaucracy

    07/11/2013 2:21:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Frank Donatelli
    While listening to President Obamas speech this past week on yet more climate change regulations, I recalled Yogi Berras classic remark, Its dj vu all over again. Who else but this president could conclude that even more EPA regulations will do anything but harm economic growth? Rather than work with Congress to find bipartisan compromise on the critical issues, the president prefers to shove another big-government, Washington centric program down our throats. Worse, the policies he is putting in place through new, onerous regulations will cause more harm than good to the average American. There is an increasingly ideological stubbornness...
  • Study: Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth

    07/07/2013 12:21:09 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 July 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    A recent study says life on Earth will suffer a carbon-dioxide-related extinction--not from too much of the gas, but from too little of it. Study: Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth The New American 05 July 2013 Related Articles: EPA Declares Human Breath (CO2) a Pollutant EPA Declares Carbon Dioxide a Danger to Public Health Global Climate Warming Stopped 15 Years Ago, UK Met Office Admits
  • Rare bird last seen in Britain 22 years ago reappears - only to be killed by wind turbine

    06/28/2013 12:29:09 PM PDT · by Sopater · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 June 2013 | WILL ROBINSON
    There had been only eight recorded sightings of the white-throated needletail in the UK since 1846. So when one popped up again on British shores this week, twitchers were understandably excited. A group of 40 enthusiasts dashed to the Hebrides to catch a glimpse of the brown, black and blue bird, which breeds in Asia and winters in Australasia. But instead of being treated to a wildlife spectacle they were left with a horror show when it flew into a wind turbine and was killed.
  • Obama to jobless Americans: Pound sand, suckers, Ive got a planet to save

    06/27/2013 2:22:15 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    cfp ^ | 6/27/13 | Dan Calabrese
    Just in case youre one of the 12 million Americans still struggling to find a job in the New Normal, Barack Obama has a message that will clarify the situation: Screw you. Know what this nation really needs right now? An all-in battle against carbon, which is after all the cause of our greatest global threat, waged entirely by executive order. The Wall Street Journal explains the extent to which Obama is willing to eviscerate the economy in the pursuit of this objective. Its not pretty: The higher costs will ripple through the energy chain, which is precisely Mr. Obamas...
  • Global warming; another of Uncle Democrat's campfire ghost stories falls apart

    06/26/2013 8:53:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/26/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Were back at Camp Donkeyland peeking in as kindly old Uncle Democrat is once again scaring his Republican children with campfire ghost stories. This time Uncle Democrat tells his nave little children Marco, Kelly, Bob, John and Lindsey that global warming is real and if they dont support Uncle Democrats fix for it they will be labeled Enemies of the State. He asks, You dont want to be labeled an Enemy of the State do you children? Little Marco, the most reliable of the Republican children, proudly...
  • How Environmental Organizations Are Destroying The Environment

    06/26/2013 8:54:40 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 25JUN2013 | Willis Eschenbach
    The Washington Post reports: "During an April visit to the San Francisco home of billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer, who created a political action committee in March to target lawmakers supporting the Keystone pipeline, Obama noted that the issue of climate change “is near and dear” to Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor. “But — and I mentioned this to Tom and Kat and a few folks right before I came out here — the politics of this are tough,” Obama added, according to a White House transcript. “Because if you haven’t seen a raise in a decade; if...
  • A Simple Statement That Shows How Ridiculously Wrong Global Warming Fanatics Are...

    06/25/2013 3:55:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama has declared war on coal in a new push to combat the one thing people believe in even less than his leadership...global warming.I made this design a couple of years back, looks like I/we need to dust it off and shove it in a liberal Democrat's face as they prepare to genuflect before the fake church of science once again...
  • Obama: No Keystone XL if it Warms the Planet

    06/25/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    The Keystone XL pipeline will not be built unless it can be shown that it will not lead to a net increase in carbon emissions, President Barack Obama declared in a major Tuesday speech on climate change at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. While appearing to appease environmentalists, the announcement could mean that the project will move forward. "Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our national interest," he said. "And our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. The net...
  • Democrat Running for VA Gov Terry McAuliffe "As Governor, I never want another Coal Plant Built!"

    06/25/2013 2:02:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org/ ^ | 6-25-2013 | F.R. Newbrough
    Democrat Running for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe "As Governor, I never want another Coal Plant Built!" - RPVNetwork
  • Obama declares a War on Coal

    06/25/2013 10:56:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 99 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/24/2013 | Phil Kerpen
    So much for the denials. An administration that throughout its 2012 election campaign denied it was waging a War on Coal has now come out and publicly declared its intention to shut down coal-fired power plants putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work and sending electricity prices skyrocketing. This is not what the American people voted for. Responding to a White House petition to end the War on Coal, the administration said: The President has made clear that he understands that coal has played a critical role in our countrys energy portfolio for decades and will continue...
  • Obama orders new rules on coal-fired plants, sets condition for Keystone pipeline

    06/25/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    Fox ^ | June 25, 2013
    President Obama pressed ahead Tuesday with his climate change agenda, calling for new regulations on coal-fired power plants and setting a strict condition for the approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline. "We need to act," Obama said, in an address at Georgetown University. Even before he spoke, the president's proposal drew condemnation from the coal industry and lawmakers whose states rely on that industry for jobs. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, said the proposal "could deliver an unrecoverable blow to coal-rich states" like hers. But Obama claimed climate change is having "profound impacts" on the planet...
  • WH Climate Adviser: 'A War on Coal Is Exactly Whats Needed'

    06/25/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 25, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Daniel P. Schrag, a White House climate adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, tells the New York Times "a war on coal is exactly what's needed."Later today, President Obama will give a major "climate change" address at Georgetown University. Everybody is waiting for action,Schragtells the paper. The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say theyre having a war on coal.On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly whats needed.Obama's speech today...
  • Liberal Supporters Get Obama Climate Speech Before Public

    06/25/2013 7:36:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The public won't officially see or hear President Obama's climate change speech before he delivers it this afternoon at Georgetown University, but liberal supporters already have it and are even commenting on it hours in advance.
  • Obama Set To Announce Historic Climate Change Plan, With New Regulation Of Power Plants

    06/25/2013 5:58:50 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 73 replies
    BI ^ | 6/25/2013 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property. Obama, in a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, was to announce he's issuing a presidential memorandum to launch the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants, moving to curb the gases blamed for global warming despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy producers.
  • Obama to announce Tuesday he will regulate existing power plants as part of climate strategy

    06/22/2013 3:29:22 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 191 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama will announce Tuesday in a speech at Georgetown University that he plans to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants...
  • Peter Singer: womens right to have children might have to be sacrificed for the environment

    06/05/2013 3:46:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2013 | POPULATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Bioethicist Peter Singer June 5, 2013 (Pop.org) - Bioethicist Peter Singer compared women and children to cows overgrazing a field and said that women’s reproductive rights may one day have to be sacrificed for the environment. He made the remarks at the global Women Deliver Conference last week, hailed as the most important meeting to focus on women and girls’ human rights in a decade. The controversial Princeton University professor, known for championing infanticide and bestiality, was a featured panelist on Thursday at the three-day Women Deliver conference attended by Melinda Gates and more than 4,000 abortion and contraception activists...
  • Activist Shareholders Gun For Chevron

    05/28/2013 11:37:19 AM PDT · by KMR · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 26, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Progressive shareholders and environmental groups to call for the firing of Chevron CEO John Watson at tomorrow's annual shareholder meeting. Here's why.
  • Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: Blaming Turbulent Weather On Global Warming Is Extreme Nonsense

    05/26/2013 9:37:40 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 26, 2013 | Larry Bell
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) wasted no crisis knowing what and whom to blame following the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma. Republicans caused it to happen through anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesnt just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. So what about all that hot air? Is it possibly coming from none other than the senator himself? Well-respected meteorologist Joe Bastardi believes...
  • The Greening Of Gore's Bank Account (the $200,000,000 wealth-redistributionist)

    05/21/2013 1:58:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/21/2013 | Larry Bell
    With his estimated wealth exceeding $200 million, Albert Arnold Gore has come a long way from the time he began a career in government politics. But it hasnt all been a green path. He can thank some earlier events for paving over muddy ground, a time when his father, Al Gore Sr. met Occidental Petroleums CEO Armand Hammer at a cattle auction in the 1940s. When zinc was discovered on some of Gores land,
  • Green Fail: Solar Panels Catch on Fire on High School Roof Black Plume Seen for Miles (St Louis)

    05/19/2013 4:44:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 19, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    When Webster Groves High School purchased solar panels to put on the roof of the school, no one told them they could catch on fire! The fire department was called on Saturday to put out the flames ... Plumes of black smoke could be seen coming from the roof at Webster Groves High School Saturday. Firefighters say solar panels caught fire around 2:00pm. Nearby residents noticed the smoke and called the fire department. The panels are above the new science wing.
  • Obama administration allows wind farms to kill eagles, birds, despite federal laws

    05/16/2013 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Newser ^ | 5/14/13 | DINA CAPPIELLO
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