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  • Greenpeace activists crash Superman-shaped drone into French nuclear plant

    07/03/2018 3:54:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    https://www.msn.com/ ^ | 7/3/18 | Lucia Suarez Sang
    Greenpeace activists flew a Superman-shaped drone into the no-fly zone around a French nuclear plant on Tuesday before crashing it against the building to highlight the facility’s lack of security. The drone, piloted by one of Greenpeace’s activists, slammed into the tower in Bugey nuclear plant, about 20 miles from the eastern city of Lyon, the group said in a video. “This action again highlights the extreme vulnerability of this type of buildings, which contain the highest amount of radioactivity in nuclear plants,” Greenpeace said, according to Reuters. The environmental group, which also crashed a tiny radio-controlled plane into the...
  • TransCanada: Keystone XL pipeline construction will start next year

    01/18/2018 12:47:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Canadian energy giant TransCanada said Thursday it’s prepared to move ahead with the long-awaited Keystone XL oil pipeline and plans to start construction next year, laying to rest rumors that it would abandon the project in the wake of regulatory setbacks in Nebraska. In a statement, the company said it’s beginning to work with Nebraska landowners to secure necessary easements to allow the pipeline to go forward. “Over the past 12 months, the Keystone XL project has achieved several milestones that move us significantly closer to constructing this critical energy infrastructure for North America,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president...
  • EPA Director Pruitt looks to rescind Obama-era ‘Waters of the U.S.’ regulation

    07/26/2017 2:06:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Federal Register proposal comes days after Trump administration moves to repeal of federal fracking ruleThe Trump administration formally acted Wednesday to repeal the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, dealing another blow to the Obama-era environmental regulatory regime. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army announced that the proposed WOTUS withdrawal would be published Thursday in the Federal Register, launching the 30-day comment period. In addition to rescinding the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the agencies said they will also reevaluate the definition of “waters of the United States,” in keeping with President Trump‘s Feb. 28 executive order....
  • Officers’ spouses terrorized by threats of murder, rape during Dakota Access pipeline protest

    03/16/2017 4:08:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Families come under siege as anti-cop agitators move into pipeline campsThere reached a point when the Dakota Access protest became less about debating the merits of pipeline routes and more about mixing it up with cops. That’s when the danger spiked for officers and their families. While protesters were fueling worldwide outrage and fundraising over allegations of police brutality, an aggressive cohort of agitators was terrorizing the families of law-enforcement officers with threats of death, rape and arson. “There were threats made to us, mostly that they were going to come burn down our houses or rape us while our...
  • DELINGPOLE: Polar Bears Are a Pest – Time to End Their ‘Threatened’ Status

    03/01/2017 9:19:23 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/1/2017 | James Delingpole
    Earlier this week, as I’m sure you know, was International Polar Bear Day. Usually I celebrate by tossing a well-marinaded bear haunch onto the barbecue – note to novices: DO NOT eat the liver. It’s poisonous – but I couldn’t this year because of pesky global cooling, so instead, I sat indoors by the fire and drank a toast to the world’s exploding polar bear population which has now reached record highs of 30,000. To be clear, polar bears are not “threatened”, “vulnerable” or otherwise “endangered” – and have not been at any time during the long period in which...
  • Massive cleanup underway after Dakota Access protesters leave behind environmental mess

    02/05/2017 3:44:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the camp, located on federal land, would be closed Feb. 22 in order to “prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area” at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota. “Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe,” the Corps said in its...
  • Sierra Club president: Fidel Castro had ‘more honor’ than Donald Trump (Barf)

    11/28/2016 12:04:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    "Screen grab of Aaron Mair's Twitter account." Environmental group uses Republican’s presidential win for fundraising blitz Sierra Club President Aaron Mair marked the Friday death of Fidel Castro by declaring that the Cuban dictator had “more honor” than U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
  • VANITY:HOA wants to buy "mitigation bank" for community streams. COE/EPA take over.

    11/16/2016 6:17:33 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 20 replies
    16 NOV 16 | dcbryan1
    I went to our yearly HOA meeting last night. Some consultant with GBM Associates in Bryant, AR said that he is proposing a "Neighborhood mitigation bank" where we buy "credits" for letting the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) get deeded our "wetlands", which are really 2 creeks, and dry tributaries. The consultant was honest. He said, no federal law dictates it, just a 1983 guidance. NO promises of making money, no guarantees that COE/EPA will do anything. Fines are possibe, like if my kid catches crawfish, or throws rocks in the lake/stream. Anyways, my wife and...
  • Obama administration orders ND pipeline construction to stop

    09/09/2016 2:42:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 9, 2016 | Devin Henry
    The Obama administration said it would not authorize construction on a critical stretch of the Dakota Access pipeline, handing a significant victory to the Indian tribe fighting the project the same day the group lost a court battle. The administration said construction would halt until it can do more environmental assessments. The Department of Justice, the Army and the Interior Department jointly announced that construction would pause on the pipeline near North Dakota's Lake Oahe, a major water source on the Missouri River for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The agencies will now decide whether they need to reconsider permitting...
  • Climate-change activists call for tax policies to discourage childbirth

    08/19/2016 11:01:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Climate-change activists are mobilizing to cut the birthrate, arguing that richer nations should discourage people having children in order to protect them from the ravages of global warming and reduce emissions. Travis Rieder, assistant director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, told NPR that bringing down global fertility by half a child per woman “could be the thing that saves us.” “Here’s a provocative thought: Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them,” said Mr. Rieder, who has one child. He proposed procreation disincentives such as government tax breaks for poor people and tax...
  • Hawaii's last sugar plantation workers can get federal help

    03/14/2016 8:08:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 10:52 PM EDT | Marina Starleaf Riker
    Workers left without a job when the state’s last sugar plantation closes this year will be able to get financial help. Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. employees who lose their jobs will be able to get money through a federal program to help replace lost wages, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, announced Monday. About 675 Maui residents work for Hawaii’s last sugar plantation, which plans to end sugar operations by the end of 2016. Under the federal program, workers could receive up to $2,000 a month for a year while they’re retrained for a new job. That’s in addition to...
  • Update - Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    This is an update to to a post from Aug 5, dealing with the local planning commission. We attempted to submit plans (small, <500 sq ft addition in an unused side yard at the back of our house - adding exactly 2 walls) to the building dept in July and were told we were in a 'special study zone' and our plans needed 'extra' scrutiny before we can submit them to the building dept. 95 days and an extra $2000 later, we were given permission to submit our plans (after we had to provided them a paint and roof sample)....
  • Reflexive Law: The New Legal System Driving Sustainable Development

    10/23/2015 9:12:15 AM PDT · by rktman
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/22/2015 | Patrick Wood
    Every society in history has been hinged on compatible systems of social structure, economics and politics. And, every unique society is regulated by a compatible legal system that settles all disputes between its citizens. In the Western world and especially in America, this is revered as the “Rule of Law”. On August 26, 2014 the New York Times blasted out the headline, Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty. In short, Obama was to use Executive Orders to entangle the U.S. in a global “treaty” on climate change, without consulting the U.S. Senate. However, the Constitution requires the Senate...
  • Crystal Geyser bottling plant draws lawsuit

    08/25/2015 6:46:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 25, 2015 | Peter Fimrite
    An environmental group opposed to a bottling plant near Mount Shasta filed a lawsuit accusing Crystal Geyser of pushing through an illegal plan to suck thousands of gallons of water a day from an aquifer that feeds the drought-diminished Sacramento River.
  • Frustration dealing with Planning Commission in Campbell, CA

    08/05/2015 9:05:04 PM PDT · by TMD · 46 replies
    We're attempting to build a master bedroom and move the master bathroom on our 2100 sq/ft house in Campbell. Total addition is ~500 sq/ft. We went to submit the plans on Monday and were told we're in a "special study zone" so a more complete design scrutiny review is required which will take 60 days to complete and requires buy-in from all our neighbors. Besides this giant hiccup, they said we have to replace our energy-saving water heater that was installed in 2011, change our current low-flow toilets from 1.6 to 1.2 gals, redo our drainage for the new downspout...
  • GAO: Dept. of Energy’s green energy loans, predicted to turn profit, will lose money

    04/29/2015 2:33:28 PM PDT · by yuffy · 5 replies
    Libertyunyielding ^ | April 28, 2015 at 10:26 am | By LU Staff
    It’s official: The Energy Department’s green energy loan program is expected to lose money despite media reports that such loans would net the government a profit. The Government Accountability Office says the DOE’s oft-touted $28 billion loan program will cost taxpayers $2.21 billion over the lifetime of the loans. Not only that, the costs to taxpayers for green loans has risen about $500 million as “the result of loan guarantee defaults” from companies like Solyndra and Abound Solar. The “credit subsidy cost of the loans and loan guarantees in its portfolio” is expected ”to be $2.21 billion, including $807 million...
  • Huntington Beach (CA) repeals plastic bag ban

    04/24/2015 9:12:59 AM PDT · by fifedom · 42 replies
    KPCC ^ | 04/21/15 | Erika Aguilar
    After six minutes of discussion, the Huntington Beach City Council voted 6 to 1 on Monday night to allow stores to use plastic carryout bags, taking a step toward reversing a ban that was enacted in 2013.
  • Former UCLA researcher James Enstrom reaches settlement with UC

    03/18/2015 6:55:06 AM PDT · by gr8eman · 5 replies
    Daily Bruin ^ | March 5, 2015 | Shreya Maskara
    A former UCLA researcher who filed an unlawful dismissal lawsuit in 2012 will be paid $140,000 and have his termination rescinded as part of a settlement reached with the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday. Dr. James Enstrom’s lawsuit claimed UCLA officials wrongfully dismissed him from his position because of political motivations in response to his controversial research about certain air pollutants. UCLA has previously denied the allegations and said it is committed to protecting academic freedom. As part of the settlement, Enstrom will have access to university resources for his researchand will have the title of “retired...
  • Statement from Greenpeace US Executive Director, Annie Leonard, on Nazca Lines Situation

    12/15/2014 9:31:37 AM PST · by bardettespy · 19 replies
    Greenpeace ^ | December 12, 2014 | Annie Leonard
    I am deeply disappointed that Greenpeace engaged in an action at the sacred Nazca Lines in Peru. We have been hearing from many of you and I share your frustration and anger about this situation. The decision to engage in this activity shows a complete disregard for the culture of Peru and the importance of protecting sacred sites everywhere. There is no apology sufficient enough to make up for this serious lack of judgment. I know my international colleagues who engaged in this activity did not do so with malice, but that doesn’t mitigate the result. It is a shame...
  • Irony Alert: Greenpeace Wrecks Ancient Peruvian Site

    12/14/2014 2:53:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    The environmental activist group Greenpeace has apologized after damaging the Nazca Lines, an ancient Peruvian site. The group placed a series of yellow banners very close to the hummingbird geoglyph spelling out a message calling for environmental awareness. In doing so, the members of the group trespassed on the area and disturbed the otherwise-pristine grounds around the lines with a series of footprints. The area around the Nazca Lines is so protected that even the president of Peru cannot walk around there without express permission, and those who are permitted to enter the site have to wear specialized footwear...