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  • 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...
  • Greenpeace apologises to people of Peru over Nazca lines stunt

    12/12/2014 11:20:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/12/14 | Dan Collyns
    Culture ministry says it will press charges against activists for damage to world heritage site as UN climate talks began in Lima Greenpeace has apologised to the people of Peru after the government accused the environmentalists of damaging ancient earth markings in the country’s coastal desert by leaving footprints in the ground during a publicity stunt meant to send a message to the UN climate talks delegates in Lima. A spokesman for Greenpeace said: “Without reservation Greenpeace apologises to the people of Peru for the offence caused by our recent activity laying a message of hope at the site of...
  • All for the Cause: Greenpeace Cultural Terrorists Desecrate Peru’s Nazca Lines

    12/12/2014 9:44:29 AM PST · by bardettespy · 23 replies
    The Ohio Miner ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jaime de la Cruz and Victoria Saldivar Palomino
    “What’s done cannot be undone.” Lady Macbeth Never in living memory has there been such a heartbreaking cultural calamity as that inflicted earlier this week by Greenpeace on the 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines in Peru. The only exception, perhaps, would be the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan in 2001. It is poetic therefore, in a morbid sort of way, that both acts of cultural sacrilege were committed by terrorist organizations. The Taliban, of course, are conventional terrorists whose heinous acts of violence have claimed countless lives across the globe. But Greenpeace, by its actions in Nazca, is just...
  • Greenpeace activists facing charges over stunt Peru says damaged ancient archaeological marvel

    12/11/2014 8:25:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 11, 2014
    Castillo said no one, not even presidents and Cabinet ministers, is allowed without authorization where the activists trod, and those who do have permission must wear special shoes.The Nazca lines are huge figures depicting living creatures, stylized plants and imaginary figures scratched on the surface of the ground between 1,500 and 2,000 years ago. They are believed to have had ritual astronomical functions.
  • Greenpeace Defaces Ancient Peruvian Landmark – Officials Outraged (Video)

    12/11/2014 7:33:47 AM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-11-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Greenpeace was so proud of their vandalism that they signed their name to it.Images BBCGreenPeace extremists have gone to great lengths to harass whaling vessels with rubber rafts and chain themselves to trees in the rain forest in order to protest what they consider to be the destruction of the planet, they don’t seem to mind personally destroying cultural treasures.Greenpeace Defaced Ancient Peruvian landmark:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvmpFm4xzAAGlobalPost.com reports that on Wednesday Greenpeace apologized to the Peruvian government for vandalizing and damaging one of the country’s cultural treasures in a campaign to fight Global Warming junk science: “Environmental group Greenpeace apologized Wednesday after Peru...
  • Peru to press charges over Greenpeace Nazca lines stunt

    12/11/2014 6:52:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 10, 2014 | Emily Gosden
    Peru has vowed to prosecute Greenpeace activists after they allegedly damaged the world-famous Nazca lines during an environmental publicity stunt. Activists from the group unfurled cloth letters spelling out a green energy slogan at the millennia-old site on Monday, adjacent to where the figure of a hummingbird is etched into the ground. Peru has said the activists damaged the ground by leaving footprints, which could last for thousands of years. “It’s a true slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred,” Luis Jaime Castillo, the deputy culture minister, said. In a statement, the Peruvian culture ministry said: "After the...
  • Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Lines; Peru to Prosecute

    12/11/2014 6:52:40 AM PST · by Jabba the Nutt · 25 replies
    ricochet.com ^ | 12/10/2014 | Jon Gabriel
    The United Nations is holding climate talks in Lima, Peru, featuring delegates from 190 countries. To get their attention, the anti-science extremists of Greenpeace illegally entered a prohibited area adjacent to one of the most famous Nazca Lines. The activists trampled across the fragile, 1,500-year-old site to install large cloth letters reading: “Time for Change; The Future is Renewable.” To put it mildly, Peruvian officials are not amused.
  • How a Greenpeace stunt in Peru drives home the global climate divide

    12/11/2014 6:40:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-10-2014 | Nick Miroff
    When the stunt-planners at Greenpeace sent teams of activists to trespass this week at Peru's Nazca archeological site, they must have thought their bumper-sticker messaging would look good on a Facebook page next to the 2,000-year-old geodesic drawings. After all, the group is known for stringing banners from bridges and skyscrapers to draw attention to its environmental campaigns, and with U.N. climate talks taking place in Lima this week, the activists clearly wanted to make an impact. And so they have. The impact of their footprints on the fragile desert site, in fact, will last "hundreds or thousands of years,"...
  • Senate GOP ready to take on the EPA

    11/10/2014 8:51:43 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    The writing should be on the wall for this one, particularly since the Democrats have essentially lost coal country entirely, as Ed pointed out this weekend. Energy – and the millions of jobs associated with it – was featured on the campaign trail and proved a winning issue for Republicans. And now, as reported by The Hill, the new GOP majority in the Senate is gearing up to finally do more than just talk about it.
  • Divestment Campaign Targets Fossil Fuels

    10/29/2014 3:31:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 29, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    America is on the verge of energy independence. We now pump as much oil as Saudi Arabia. Investments in new technologies are paying off, buoying our economy with new jobs and lower energy prices. What's not to like? Well plenty, if you are an activist who takes your lead from an organization called 350.org that wants to end the use of oil, gas and coal. The "350" comes from the group's goal of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from its present level of 400 parts per million to 350. Its unclear what good such a...
  • Environmentalist Fanatics Seek a New Global Warming Inquisition

    09/26/2014 3:40:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/14 | Tim Dunkin
    Disciples of Gaia and the Deindustrialization of America Anyone who has followed the debate over climate change in recent years has probably noted the seemingly religious fervor with which the pro-alarmist crowd approaches the subject. Opposition to the environmentalist agenda of deindustrialization is not just viewed as wrong policy, but the rankest heresy. To deny that man-made global warming is going to destroy the Earth is tantamount to spitting upon the holy scriptures of the “green” faith. Opposition is not just misinformed or wrong-headed, but is actually sinful and evil, unholiness that cannot be allowed to continue by the Disciples...
  • Greens fear loss of Senate firewall

    09/21/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Green groups are fearful of Republicans winning the Senate majority in November, predicting it could lead to a “whittling away” of environmental regulations at the hands of GOP leaders. While environmental groups are spending millions of dollars trying to save the Senate for Democrats, they acknowledge the possibility that they could be forced to play defense against an all-Republican Congress in 2015. “I think that the wholesale repeal of environmental legislation, repealing [Environmental Protection Agency] greenhouse gas authority, things like that, that’s unlikely to happen,” said Ben Schreiber, director of the climate program at Friends of the Earth. “It is...
  • Emails show ‘collusion’ between EPA, environmental lobby: watchdog

    09/15/2014 5:56:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA and environmental groups are exceptionally close for a government agency and lobby groups, with a revolving door and pressure from the groups often shaping EPA’s policies, according to a new report from a conservative watchdog group based on emails obtained in a yearslong battle with the agency. The report, which details what the Energy & Environment Legal Institute terms “collusion” between the Environmental Protection Agency and eco-friendly groups, is also a study in the way E&E; used open records laws to force transparency on a secretive agency. Chris Horner, the report’s author, said the emails show EPA officials...
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • Manufacturers: Ozone standard could be most costly regulation ever

    07/31/2014 9:09:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    A looming Obama administration rule aimed at updating the federal ozone standard could be the single most expensive federal regulation in U.S. history, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The proposal, expected to be unveiled by year’s end, could lead to millions of lost jobs, $2.2 trillion in compliance costs and a $3.4 trillion blow to gross domestic product between 2017 and 2040, according to the 142-page study. The analysis does not take potential public health benefits into account. NAM President Jay Timmons contends the regulation would saddle manufacturers with a new regulatory...
  • Rancher: Gov’t ‘Bullying People’ Who Have Been on Western Lands ‘for Generations’ (NM)

    07/28/2014 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 28, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, ranchers from Western states testified that they are routinely threatened and bullied by federal land management officials, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife. “I sit before you today to let you know what’s going on up there, and I hope that we can come to some kind of agreement on what needs to be done and move forward on it, because enough is enough when it comes to bullying people that have been on this land for...
  • EPA Regs Likely to Kill 68-Year-Old Louisiana Peach Orchard

    RUSTON, La. — Peach orchards at Mitcham Farms, near the north Louisiana city of Ruston, have survived winter freezes, droughts and dangerous hail storms. But they evidently will not survive the Environmental Protection Agency and its regulations. The family-owned business, established in 1946 and featured in tourism magazines, is Louisiana’s largest peach orchard,according to its website, but owner Joe Mitcham expects he’ll close up shop in only a few years.
  • EPA Fast Becoming The Green IRS

    07/10/2014 4:31:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Big Government: The EPA is now claiming the authority to bypass courts and, on its own, garnish the paychecks and attach the assets of those it accuses of violating its rules. And, as with the IRS, its hard drives also crash. The Environmental Protection Agency's insatiable lust for power has now gone beyond being the pen and the phone for President Obama's climate change, bypassing both the Constitution and the Congress in enacting rules and regulations that the American people and their representatives did not enact or even support. Through an announcement in the Federal Register, the agency is claiming...
  • Should we ban cigarette filters?

    05/09/2014 1:05:00 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05/09/2014 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    Environmental experts claim [cigarette] butts contain the same toxins found in cigarettes and cigars, and can contaminate the environment and water sources. … According to Thomas Novotny from the San Diego State University and environmentalist Elli Slaughter, an estimated 4.5 trillion of the annual 6 trillion cigarettes are flicked onto the roadside or on a pavement. And the researchers claim the ban on indoor smoking may have made this situation worse. Novotny and Slaughter … want the tobacco industry to be held legally responsible for clean-up costs associated with their products, as well as warning messages put on labels on...
  • A Farmers' Rebellion Lifts the California GOP

    05/25/2013 10:20:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 25 May 2013 | ALLYSIA FINLEY
    Democrats were writing obituaries for California's GOP after winning a supermajority in the state legislature last November, thus gaining veto-proof power to raise taxes. But their legislative lock may have slipped after this week's special election in which Republican farmer Andy Vidak appears to have defeated a Democrat—in a heavily Democratic senate district—who had championed high-speed rail and a higher minimum wage. If Mr. Vidak wins an outright majority—late Friday, he led with 49.8% of the vote and provisional ballots were still being counted—his victory would put Republicans two senate seats short of reclaiming their veto on tax hikes. But...
  • Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up

    02/10/2014 6:01:15 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/10/2014 | Marita Noon
    If you find oil or natural gas on your property, the value goes up. If you find an endangered species, your land becomes virtually worthless because the critter prevents productive use. Most people would be excited to have a Jed-Clampet moment when, while hunting for dinner, the shot resulted in bubbling crude coming up from the ground. Like the Clampet family, your life would change dramatically. Your land would suddenly be worth more than you’d ever dreamed! If, while hunting for dinner, you instead find an endangered species—the half-jest, half-serious advice would be “shoot, shovel and shut up.” Kent Holsinger,...
  • Ranchers, farmers fear eco-terrorists after EPA releases private info

    01/17/2014 2:28:01 PM PST · by INVAR · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-17-2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The Environmental Protection Agency has told farmers and ranchers it is sorry for handing private information about them over to environmental groups, but agriculture advocates who fear attacks from eco-terrorists say it's like closing the barn door after the horses escaped. In response to Freedom of Information Requests, the federal agency released information on up to 100,000 agriculture industry workers, including their home address and phone numbers, GPS coordinates and even personal medical histories. The agency later acknowledged much of the information should never have been provided, and even asked the recipients to give it back. (more at link)
  • EPA coal rules tighter than expected, will fuel backlash in Congress

    09/20/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s dramatic new power plant emissions standards already have touched off a firestorm within the coal industry and on Capitol Hill, with top Republicans promising to fight tooth-and-nail against President Obama’s climate-change agenda. The EPA, the leading actor in the White House’s ambitious global-warming initiative, released the limits on Friday. Hopes that they’d be much less stringent than previous proposals proved to be misplaced. Coal-state lawmakers from both parties are promising to push back. “The president is leading a war on coal and what that really means for Kentucky families is a war on jobs. And the...
  • 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 superintendent’s violations allegedly included not knowing the location of the fire,...
  • Harriet’s Fictional America Post Agenda 21

    07/31/2013 9:41:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/30/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I spent endless hours, days, weeks, and months researching and reading U.N. Agenda 21 documents and statements by its architects and advocates. I watched countless hours of conference videos and documentaries made and narrated by elites pushing global communism under the aegis of environmentalism, pretending to save the planet from manufactured man-made destruction.
  • Military spending millions to protect gophers, while workers go on furlough

    07/12/2013 10:24:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2013 | Dan Springer
    A total of 650,000 civilian employees are now being furloughed at U.S. military bases in response to sequester cuts -- but the Department of Defense is still spending millions to protect fuzzy critters. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington state just received a $3.5 million department grant to purchase land around the base in an effort to protect the Mazama pocket gopher, a species that has not even been listed as endangered or threatened. The expense is not sitting well with furloughed workers. "That really makes me mad that they would do that," said Matt Hines, one of 10,000 civilian...
  • Rogue EPA Staff Spies On U.S. Farmers, Releases Data

    06/12/2013 7:02:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Privacy: As long as we're talking about leaks that should be prosecuted, let's consider the leaking by the Environmental Protection Agency of the personal data about farmers to their environmentalist opponents. We saw such leaking of data compiled on one group to its political opponents in the IRS scandal. In that case, the IRS leaked the 2008 confidential financial documents of the National Organization for Marriage to the rival Human Rights Campaign. At that time, Joe Solmonese, a left-wing activist and Huffington Post contributor, was the president of the HRC. Solmonese also was a 2012 Obama campaign co-chairman. Now a...
  • Northern Wisconsin: Protests over proposed iron mine raises concerns of 'eco-terrorism'

    06/14/2013 7:44:14 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-14-13 | Lee Bergquist
    A group opposed to Gogebic Taconite's $1.5 billion open pit mine is planning an organized walk on Saturday into a heavily wooded area of Iron County that was the site of protests and vandalism earlier tis week linked to construction of the proposed mine. A 3-mile hike into hilly terrain is being touted by organizers as non-violent and an opportunity for the public to see how exploratory drilling "impacts a pristine landscape," according to statement issued by the Penokee Hills Education Project. But Gogebic's spokesman Bob Seitz said the company is worried that this week's vandalism could spark more trouble,...
  • Fascist Ecology: The "Green Wing" of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecedents

    06/10/2013 11:13:22 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 5 replies
    Spunk.org ^ | 2012 | Peter Staudenmaier
    ...it is easy to overlook the fact that there are still virulent strains of fascism in our political culture which, however marginal, demand our attention. One of the least recognized or understood of these strains is the phenomenon one might call "actually existing ecofascism," that is, the preoccupation of authentically fascist movements with environmentalist concerns. In order to grasp the peculiar intensity and endurance of this affiliation, we would do well to examine more closely its most notorious historical incarnation, the so-called "green wing" of German National Socialism. Despite an extensive documentary record, the subject remains an elusive one, underappreciated...
  • Environmentalists Killing US Economy

    05/05/2013 11:02:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2013 | Marita Noon
    Last month, Earth Day came and went. Perhaps you missed hearing about it. For 2013, the theme was “The Face of Climate Change.” Other than a change in the Post Office cancellation mark on your letters from the usual wavy lines, to the four stick-like wind turbines and a sun symbol, there was little note of what was once an event celebrated by 20 million Americans. Tim Wagner, Utah representative for the Sierra Club’s Our Wild America Campaign, groused: “Media coverage of global warming has virtually disappeared.” According to EarthDayCentral.com, one of the goals of Earth Day is to help...
  • How Environmentalism Harms the Poor

    04/05/2013 2:16:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 5, 2013 | Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.
    The book of Genesis was written in part to counteract a theory later known as Manicheanism. It held that a god of good created spirit and a god of evil created matter. In this view, the more spiritual we are, the less we are connected to matter. This position suggests that by withdrawing from matter, we will become more spiritual. Logically, this would make the fallen angels, who are pure spirit, models of spirituality. Genesis, for its part, tells us that God looked on each level of creation to see that it was good. Evil was not to be identified...
  • Green Tyranny

    04/03/2013 10:46:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2013 | John stossel
    Environmental activists and politicians would like you to think that we must love their regulations -- or hate trees and animals. I love trees and animals. But you can love nature and still hate the tyranny that environmental regulations bring. The Environmental Protection Agency just announced it will boost gas prices ("only" a penny, although industry says 6 to 9 cents) to make another minuscule improvement to air quality. In New York City, my mayor wants to ban Styrofoam cups, saying, "I think it's something we can do without." Congress already dictates the design of our cars, toilets and light...
  • Obama admin looking to set aside millions of acres for habitat preservation

    03/30/2013 8:44:56 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 58 replies
    HOT AIR ^ | MARCH 26, 2013
    A sweeping new Obama administration strategy to protect plants, fish and animals from the hazards of global warming would require the government to set aside millions of acres of land to preserve threatened habitat. “More than millions of acres across the landscape will be required,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. “The lands will be protected by easement, by land acquisitions, by local, by land trusts, by state agencies, by federal agencies,” he told reporters in releasing a 120-page National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, in the works for four years. “We’re doing it for...
  • NY lobby board asked to investigate Yoko Ono, other Artists Against Fracking

    03/30/2013 5:28:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30, 2013 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. – A formal complaint filed with New York's lobbying board asks it to investigate whether Artists Against Fracking, a group that includes Yoko Ono and other A-List celebrities, is violating the state's lobbying law, according to the document obtained by The Associated Press. The Independent Oil & Gas Association, an industry group that supports gas drilling, filed the complaint Tuesday with the state's Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
  • Harper accused of turning Canada into ‘North Korea of environmental law’

    03/28/2013 9:42:34 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | March 28, 2013 | Josh Visser
    Green Party leader Elizabeth May says the Harper government’s latest treaty pullout is turning Canada into the “North Korea of environmental law” as the opposition angrily denounced the move to withdraw from a UN convention that fights droughts in Africa and around the globe. “So upset Harper pulled us out of another global [environment] treaty. He’s making us a rogue nation. The North Korea of environmental law,” May tweeted Thursday. Heritage Minister James Moore called May’s tweet “classy.” Canada quietly became the first and only country to drop out of the UN convention on drought prevention, which actually caught officials...
  • Secretary Kerry Still Pushing Law Of The Sea Treaty

    03/28/2013 5:31:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 28, 2013 | Editorial
    Diplomacy: After a reprieve from international regulation of our guns, another sovereignty-grabbing U.N. treaty, a pet project of our secretary of state, is still being pushed to declare the oceans the common heritage of mankind. In the pre-dawn hours last Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved by 53-46 a measure "to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty." But a seemingly harmless cousin, the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), remains on the table, with its champion, former Sen. John Kerry, now our secretary of state. Kerry gave a speech...
  • Keystone pipeline foes hint at challenges to Dems in 2014 primaries

    03/25/2013 3:32:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2013 | Ben Geman
    A group at the forefront of opposition to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and a deep-pocketed environmentalist are warning pro-Keystone Democrats that their position could draw them opposition in 2014 primary races. The political arm of 350.org recently made its first-ever endorsement, backing Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) over Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), a pipeline supporter, in the upcoming special election to replace former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). Hedge fund billionaire and environmentalist Tom Steyer and young activists have also jumped in , going after Lynch over his Keystone backing. Now, 350 Action and an aide to Steyer say involvement in...
  • Supreme Court sides with timber industry in logging road runoff dispute

    03/20/2013 8:56:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 20, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with timber interests in a dispute over the regulation of runoff from logging roads in western forests. In a 7-1 vote, the court reversed a federal appeals court ruling that held that muddy water running off roads used in industrial logging is the same as any other industrial pollution, requiring a Clean Water Act permit from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The Green Nazi Axis

    02/26/2013 10:40:43 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 2-26-2012 | Thomas Lifson
    American Thinker author Mark Musser will be interviewed on the connections between National Socialism and environmentalism on the Janet Mefferd Show, a nationally syndicated radio show out of Dallas, Texas, between 3 and 4 PM Eastern time today. An internet live feed is available ...
  • VITTER: Endangered Species Act’s hidden costs

    02/08/2013 9:06:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Sen. David Vitter
    Respect for private property at riskAt least you have to give President Obama high marks for creativity in his latest attempt to curtail freedom and individual rights. Specifically, I’m talking about Mr. Obama’s assault on private property rights through the abuse of the Endangered Species Act. I strongly support protecting endangered species. No one I know wants to see a species go anywhere near extinction. The far-left environmentalists in the Obama administration, however, have gone way beyond this by settling litigation with their allies in environmental groups behind closed doors. Through these secret settlements, they are advancing a much more...
  • Environment Groups Against Cuomo’s Dairy Plans

    01/26/2013 12:14:26 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    cnynews.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Ted Muehl
    Environmental groups are pushing back against Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration’s plan to support a growing yogurt industry by easing regulations on large-scale dairy operations. The Greek yogurt industry is growing so fast in New York that the state doesn’t have enough cows to meet the demand for milk. At a “yogurt summit” in August, Governor Cuomo called Greek yogurt one of the best entrepreneurial opportunities in a generation. Farms with up to 200 cows are exempt from rules requiring extra steps to prevent pollution from cow waste. Cuomo proposes raising the limit to 300 cows to help farms expand without...
  • The Greens’ Attack on Mariculture - They fear human involvement with nature.

    01/03/2013 12:54:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 3, 2013 | Robert Zubrin
    Over the past several months, while most of the political world has been focused on the election and the ensuing struggle over the fiscal cliff, a little story appeared that is worthy of much more attention.It concerns the efforts of the British Columbia–based Haida native-American tribe to restore the salmon fishery that has provided much of their livelihood for centuries. Acting collectively, the Haida voted to form the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation, financed it with $2.5 million of their own savings, and used it to support the efforts of American scientist-entrepreneur Russ George to demonstrate the feasibility of open-sea...
  • EDITORIAL: EPA regulates water

    12/17/2012 6:29:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | Editorial
    Life-giving substances shouldn’t be treated as pollutantsThe environmentalist movement has gone off the deep end. It’s bad enough that the courts have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare carbon dioxide, one of the essential components of life on this planet, to be a pollutant. Now the same bureaucratic zealots are going after water itself. On Friday, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II appeared in federal district court in Alexandria to contest the EPA’s use of the Clean Water Act to punish Virginia and Fairfax County for sending too much water into a watershed. “These regulations are expensive,...
  • Keystone XL critics now calling for more indepth climate change study

    12/16/2012 2:21:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2012
    With President Obama poised to decide whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline -- based on a second, more environmentally-sensitive path -- critics now appear focused on derailing the project over a climate change study. TransCanada Corp. submitted a revised application after the president rejected the first one in January because it took the 1,700-mile-long pipeline across an aquifer in Nebraska. However, environmental groups say producing oil from Alberta tar sands releases more carbon dioxide than conventional drilling, which would increase global warming, and that studies on the first application were inadequate. Jeremy Symons, of the National Wildlife...
  • The Great California Commercial Vehicle Purge is underway

    12/15/2012 11:20:45 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 72 replies
    12/15/2012 | TW
    All “registered owners” of vehicles weighing more than 26,000 GVW have received this letter over the past couple weeks. This edict, only applies to diesel powered vehicles used as a function of business. Privately used vehicles are exempt, at this time. Compliance is very expensive, Diesel Particulate Filters, start around $10,000.00 per vehicle. New vehicles are as high as, $140,000.00. This is an enormous expense to California business owners, which obviously will be passed on. California business also has to comply with a carbon credit scam and undoubtedly, the future recension of Prop 13 protection of commercial property. There are...
  • The next environmental battlegrounds

    11/08/2012 6:19:11 PM PST · by jazusamo
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Green agenda threatens economic futureWhen American voters re-elected President Obama, they also returned his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interior and Energy departments and wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation. This will mean cementing Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, higher taxes and rampant spending. It also will bring more disputes over energy and environmental regulations, the vanguard of Mr. Obama’s determined campaign to eliminate hydrocarbons that power our economy and to embrace more “green” energy. The conflict will be fought primarily on six battlegrounds: Carbon taxes: Hurricane Sandy presented a fresh pretext for regulating and taxing hydrocarbons. No respectable climatologist or meteorologist believes...
  • Al Gore Denied Australian Firestorm Footage - Aussie Filmmaker Slams Gore's Propaganda Attempt

    10/03/2012 2:23:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Northern Territory News ^ | October 03, 2012 | Sally Brooks
    Climate change campaigner Al Gore denied Australian firestorm footage AN Australian filmmaker refused to sell footage of a firestorm to former US vice-president Al Gore - to use in Mr Gore's climate presentations - because the event was unrelated to climate change. Chris Tangey from Alice Springs Film and Television recorded the phenomenon on Curtin Springs Station, 360km southwest of Alice Springs, while scouting locations for a film. The footage has been an international sensation, reported widely in global media. In an email exchange with Mr Gore's office, Mr Tangey said using the footage in a climate-change framework would be...
  • 100 Million to Die by 2030 If World Fails to Act on Climate

    09/27/2012 9:43:15 PM PDT · by Windflier · 70 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 26 September 2012 | Nina Chestney
    LONDON (Reuters) - More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday. As global average temperatures rise due to greenhouse gas emissions, the effects on the planet, such as melting ice caps, extreme weather, drought and rising sea levels, will threaten populations and livelihoods, said the report conducted by humanitarian organization DARA. It calculated that five million deaths occur each year from air pollution, hunger and disease as...
  • Court strikes down major pollution rule (EPA loses)

    08/21/2012 10:15:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2012 | Ben Geman
    A federal court has struck down an Environmental Protection Agency rule that forces cuts in soot- and smog-forming power plant emissions that cross state lines, dealing a major blow to the White House's air quality agenda. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule that forces cuts from plants in 28 states in the eastern half of the country, finding that it exceeds EPA’s powers under the Clean Air Act. The 2-1 court decision Tuesday is a victory for industry groups, some states and GOP lawmakers, who alleged the rule would...