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  • Republicans May Use Budget to Open Arctic, Atlantic to Oil Rigs

    10/19/2017 9:45:27 AM PDT · by Oatka · 6 replies
    Bloomberg via gCaptain ^ | Oct. 18, 2017 | Ari Natter and Jennifer A. Dlouhy
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  • Rascovar: Hogan, king of the road(s)

    10/15/2017 5:16:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | September 24, 2017 | Barry Rascovar
    Gov. Larry Hogan never met a highway project he didn’t like. He’s a 1950s type of politician – solve all the state’s transportation gridlock and congestion by paving the countryside with lanes of new concrete.He’s got a $9 billion plan that is a lollapalooza: Let construction giants build and pay for toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and the busy I-270 corridor from the beltway to Frederick – 70 miles of exclusive Lexus lanes – and let those companies reap the toll rewards so they can recoup a staggering $7.6 billion investment (the actual cost is likely to be substantially...
  • Trump Ends Obama-era War on Coal; Scraps Clean Power Plan

    10/14/2017 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Associatoin of Mature American Citizens ^ | October 13, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 13 – “The ‘climate changers’ came out in full force when the EPA announced earlier this week that it was ending the Obama-era war on coal by scrapping Mr. Obama’s Clean Power Plan. But, America has the world’s largest reserves of coal—an asset that should not be dismissed out of hand for a variety of reasons, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].Weber says that extreme restrictions on the use of coal to generate electricity “acted like a national energy tax. They minimized the positive impact of our lowest cost and...
  • Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

    10/09/2017 6:24:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 9/10/17 | Michael Biesecker and Adam Beam
    HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight the Trump administration's move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Speaking Monday in the coal-mining state of Kentucky, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would be issuing a new set of rules overriding the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's drive to curb global climate change. "The war on coal is over," Pruitt declared, adding that no federal agency should ever use its authority to "declare war on any sector of our...
  • Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People

    10/07/2017 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Sustainability (sustainable development) is one of the hottest trends on college campuses, in the news media, in corporate boardrooms, and with regulators. There are three different versions.Real Sustainability involves thoughtful, caring, responsible, economical stewardship and conservation of land, water, energy, metallic, forest, wildlife and other natural resources. Responsible businesses, families, and communities practice this kind of sustainability every day: polluting less, recycling where it makes sense, and using less energy, water, and raw materials to manufacture the products we need.Public Relations Sustainability mostly involves meaningless, superficial, unverifiable, image-enhancing assertions that a company is devoted to renewable fuels, corporate responsibility, environmental...
  • ABC Touts Actor Saying Trump Is ‘Going to Hell’ in Golf Cart

    10/01/2017 12:31:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 1, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Over the weekend, instead of reporting on the Puerto Rico relief efforts and how they were crippled by circumstance, the liberal media chose to champion the anti-Trump criticism from Democratic San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. After President Trump pushed back against the criticism, the media sensed blood in the water and went all in. On Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC Correspondent David Wright touted public outrage at the President, including one actor claiming Trump was going to Hell. Part way through his report highlighting anti-Trump criticism over his Puerto Rico response, Wright raised up the scathing tweet written by...
  • Trump points to Maryland highway to make case on speeding environmental reviews

    09/22/2017 12:11:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 9, 2017 | John Fritze
    President Donald J. Trump said Friday he wants the federal government to speed the environmental review of major infrastructure projects, and he held out a controversial highway in Maryland to make the case for why the improvements are needed. Calling the current environmental review process "painfully slow," the president announced his administration will create a new council to help project managers "navigate the bureaucratic maze" as well as an office that would "root out inefficiency." "We have an obsolete system," the former real estate executive said in a speech at the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Instead of rebuilding our country,...
  • Conservatives and conservationists find common ground on Chesapeake shores

    09/18/2017 4:43:38 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 11 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 18, 2017 | Story Hinckley
    WORKING TOGETHER   To many Americans, conservatism and environmentalism are mutually exclusive ideologies. But to residents of Virginia's Middle Peninsula, the two go hand-in-hand. MATHEWS, SALUDA, AND URBANNA, VA.—Like his father, his grandfather, and his great-grandfather, J.C. Hudgins has spent his entire life in Mathews, Va., making his living off the Chesapeake Bay. In the mornings, Captain Hudgins pulls up his crab pots and sells some 10 bushels to the nearby J&W Seafood on Gwynn’s Island. His afternoons are often filled with eco-tours, where he teaches passengers what it takes to be a sustainable crabber or oysterman aboard his boat...
  • ‘Ecosexual’ professor spurs movement: Have sex with Earth to save it

    09/13/2017 12:37:57 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 106 replies
    The College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 | William Nardi
    WILLIAM NARDI - UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 Earth as lover, not mother Four years ago, when art Professor Elizabeth Stephens filmed the documentary “Ecosexual Love Story,” in which she and her partner licked trees, played with mud, and made love with the environment while naked, the term “ecosexuality” was still somewhat unknown. But a lot has happened since then, and ecosexuality isn’t such a mystery anymore — Google trends show interest in the term has increased exponentially over the last 12 months, seemingly exploding. That interest can be traced in part back to Stephens, a UC Santa...
  • CNN, MSNBC Bash Trump’s ‘Climate Deniers’ for Not Hyping Hurricane Connection

    09/12/2017 3:25:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 12, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists on MSNBC and CNN on Tuesday continued to be annoyed that Donald Trump hasn’t connected Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to global warming. MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle offered a snide aside in a story on Pope Francis. She began,“ In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Pope Francis is criticizing climate change deniers.”  Going off script, Ruhle mocked the head of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency: “You hear that, Scott Pruitt?” The co-anchor continued, “Speaking to reporters as he flew over devastated areas in the Caribbean, the Pope warned history will judge the world leaders who do not act.” Snide MSNBC Uses Pope...
  • Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Mother Nature’s Rage’ Directed at U.S. Because of Trump

    09/07/2017 5:44:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 176 replies
    Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Mother Nature’s Rage’ Directed at U.S. Because of Trump By Kristine Marsh | September 7, 2017 5:31 PM EDT In an interview with Channel 4, a British public service television network, American actress Jennifer Lawrence blamed the recent hurricanes on Donald Trump’s voters, because they don't believe in man-made climate change. During the lengthy interview on her new movie Mother!, the conversation turned political about halfway through. After discussing the alleged pay gap between men and women, the interviewer asked Lawrence about climate change and the political climate in America. “I mean when the director was asked about...
  • Climate change might be cause of record U.S. road deaths - study

    09/04/2017 8:11:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 31, 2017 | Sebastien Malo
    Climate change - not increased use of cell phones - might be to blame for an unusual spike in road deaths that hit the United States two years ago, said a study published on Thursday. The study said people might have used their vehicles more frequently to avoid increasingly bad weather - rising temperatures and heavier rainfall - resulting in an increased number of deaths on the road. The finding challenges a widespread notion that 2015's hike was the result of increased cell-phone usage by motorists. [Snip] Using mathematical models, the retired Yale University epidemiologist also found that for every...
  • CNN, MSNBC Shamefully Blame Climate Change for Harvey, Knock Poor Trump Voters as Houston Floods

    08/28/2017 8:15:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Newbusters.org ^ | August 28, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    While there have been only a smattering of climate change references since Hurricane Harvey took over news cycles, CNN and MSNBC featured more shameful exploitations of the hurricane on Monday to promote climate change as thousands were in need of help from rising flood waters. Perhaps most notably, one New York Times writer on MSNBC knocked the President, questioning his motives for recovery efforts, and used climate change to make a class argument that the poor and especially poor Trump voters are disproportionately going to be targeted by it. CNN, MSNBC Shamefully Blame Climate Change for Harvey, Knock Poor Trump...
  • Callous CALAS Activists Against the Poor

    08/26/2017 6:49:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Not long ago, supposed “environmental justice” concerns at least involved risks to mine workers and their families. The risks may have been inflated, or ignored for decades, but they were a major focus.In one case, a state-run mine and smelter had fouled the air, land and water with toxic contaminants in a Peruvian town for 75 years. Environmental groups raised few objections – until a U.S. company bought the properties and began installing modern pollution controls, implementing worker health and safety practices, cleaning up widespread lead dust, and initiating numerous community improvement projects.Suddenly, anti-mine activists descended on the town. They...
  • A Carl's Jr. owner was banned from his own kitchen after being caught on camera

    08/25/2017 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Aol. ^ | August 23, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    Jack Webb, the co-franchisee of a Carl's Jr. in Alberta, Canada, was discovered to have committed multiple food safety violations while being filmed by in-store security cameras, CBC reported. The first clip of 10 shared with CBC shows Webb almost elbow-deep in barbecue sauce. Webb is mixing the sauce with his bare hands, a clear violation of food safety measures, going so far as to refuse a spoon when a worker offers it to him. Other clips show Webb mixing sauces and scooping them from one container to another with his bare hands. In one case, he uses a spatula...
  • Virginia Legislators Send Letter, “I-66 HOT Lanes Shared Use Trail Objections”

    08/23/2017 7:43:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Blue Virginia ^ | August 17, 2017 | lowkell
    Thanks to Del. Kaye Kory for sending me this; I strongly agree! I’d add that anyone who thought it was a good idea to jam a bike/pedestrian right next to car and trucks on I-66 seriously needs to have their heads examined. WTF???COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINIA RICHMONDAugust 11, 2017The Honorable Aubrey Layne Virginia Department of Transportation Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor 1111 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219Re: I-66 HOT Lanes Shared Use Trail ObjectionsSecretary Layne:We are writing to express our opposition to the current design of the shared use path on Interstate 66 (I-66 Trail) proposed...
  • Fair Trade for Thee, but not for Me

    08/19/2017 7:22:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    “Nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting someone else,” Ben & Jerry’s and Fair Trade co-founder Jerry Greenfield likes to tell us. Let’s hope he doesn’t drive an electric vehicle, doesn’t use a laptop or cell phone, and doesn’t rely on wind or solar power. We’re constantly confronted with slogans and lectures about fair trade, human rights, sustainability, environmental and social justice, little people versus Big Corporations. Most of these terms reflect perspectives and agendas of the political left, and are intended to stifle discussion and advance those worldviews. But most of their self-avowed adherents never look...
  • What We Need Here Is More Sand

    08/18/2017 5:32:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-17-17 | MOTUS
    THINGS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER: Nature Consider this update on the cottage-eating sand dune near Lake Michigan that I reported on last month.  The cottage the sand dune swallowed in April, left, the threatened cottage, right.Man may not be able to dictate to mother nature, but government sure can. From the Detroit Free Press: Now, the state of Michigan has ordered the Dresslers to stop their latest effort to save the remaining summer home from destruction: The sand is protected as a "critical dune area," so trucking it away is forbidden. "They're killing us," said David Dressler, 58. "I'm...
  • Nets Freak Over Climate Study, Trump’s ‘Lack of Curiosity’

    08/08/2017 5:40:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 8, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    All three networks on Tuesday worried about Donald Trump’s “lack of curiosity” in the wake of a “startling” new climate change report. After discussing a draft report leaked to the New York Times, Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos sneered, “No word yet on whether they will suppress, dismiss, or endorse the report.” On CBS This Morning, Major Garrett offered a lecture: “The lack of comment from officials here and from those at some of the relevant federal agencies about this report's startling conclusions suggest not just skepticism but, at least initially, a lack of curiosity.” CBS Freaks Over Climate Study,...
  • Fake News Connoisseur Dan Rather Argues Trump, Sessions ‘Can’t Handle the Truth’

    08/08/2017 3:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 8, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    Shifting to Tuesday, the man shown reverence by the likes of Don Lemon and Brian Stelter stated with glee: The Russia investigation has the potential to be the biggest scandal in American political history. But even if it ends up bringing down a presidency in spectacular fashion (and I think we are still a long, long, way from that happening), historians may look back at it as a blip compared to to a scandal that has the ability to damage our planet irrevocably - a process that is already well underway. Rather also brought up global warming following The New...