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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...