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  • Border wall green light: Supreme Court REJECTS environmentalist lawsuit aimed at stopping project

    12/10/2018 11:03:36 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 4 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/10/18 | USA Features
    Build It: While POTUS Donald Trump still has RINOs and Democrats in Congress to deal with in getting his promised border wall built, at least he doesn’t have to worry about pesky lawsuits from environmentalists. On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by a number of environmental groups seeking to stop the border wall project by claiming it would destroy the planet or something. The Washington Examiner reported that the SCOTUS would not consider an appeal by three environmental groups of a lower court ruling that gave the government the green light to begin replacing border fencing...
  • Supreme Court reins in the feds' land grab for endangered species

    11/27/2018 9:42:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The federal government can’t designate land as a habitat for an endangered species on the mere prospect that the species might eventually move there, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, delivering a victory to property owners. In a unanimous ruling the justices rejected the federal government’s attempt to designate roughly 1,500 acres in Louisiana as critical space for the dusky gopher frog.
  • California Burning: How the Greens Turned the Golden State Brown

    11/25/2018 9:00:58 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 50 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 11-24-18 | Edward Ring
    n October 2016, in a coordinated act of terrorism that received fleeting attention from the press, environmentalist activists broke into remote flow stations and turned off the valves on pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada into the United States. Working simultaneously in Washington, Montana, Minnesota, and North Dakota, the eco-terrorists disrupted pipelines that together transport 2.8 million barrels of oil per day, approximately 15 percent of U.S. consumption. The pretext for this action was to protest the alleged “catastrophe” of global warming. These are the foot soldiers of environmental extremism. These are the minions whose militancy receives nods and winks...
  • The Real Story About How California Became ‘The Land of Raging Infernos’

    11/13/2018 8:46:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/18 | Judi McLeod
    While the mainstream and social media focus on what Waters is saying about President Trump, the real tragedy of what is happening in California is being told by the dead. Maxine Water’s got it bassackwards in telling President Donald Trump to “keep his mouth shut” on blaming “mismanagement” for California fires leaving death and destruction in their wake. Waters, whose screech to impeach is more ear-piercing than anyone else’s, was as silent as the dead when it came to protecting California against becoming ‘The Land of Raging Infernos’.
  • Politics at the Beach

    11/04/2018 8:59:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Red tide is a common name for a worldwide phenomenon known as an algae bloom (large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms—protozoans or unicellular algae) when it is caused by species of dinoflagellates and other algae. I was hoping, that during our vacation, I could get away from politics and just enjoy the beach, the white sand, the sea gulls, the dolphins, and the Floridian sun-shine. But politics hit me in the face in one form or another in this area overflowing with snow-bird Democrats from New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. Last year NGOs used young, beautiful, and half-clad women on...
  • California's taxes and greenie laws breaching the gates of even Silicon Valley

    08/31/2018 8:09:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The Economist has a fine cover story on the decline of the Silicon Valley, warning that its famed garage start-ups are fleeing to places such as Fort Lauderdale and Pittsburgh. Here's its title leader:  Why startups are leaving Silicon Valley, which sums the problem up as this: Its combination of engineering expertise, thriving business networks, deep pools of capital, strong universities and a risk-taking culture have made the Valley impossible to clone, despite many attempts to do so. There is no credible rival for its position as the world’s pre-eminent innovation hub. But there are signs that the Valley’s...
  • California Wildfires Caused By Radical Environmentalists, Not Climate Change

    08/11/2018 4:59:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/18 | Katy Grimes
    The Catastrophic Canard of Climate Change Our forests are now catastrophically overgrown, often carrying four times the number of trees the land can support. In this stressed and weakened condition, our forests are easy prey for drought, disease, pestilence and fire.—Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) The United States Forest Service was originally founded to protect forests from the ravages of fire to preserve it for future generations. That thinking was abandoned in favor of the flawed “no-use movement,” or the “rewilding” theory, which blames humans for the “degradation of our planet.” “Rewilding the land can repair damage we’ve caused and reconnect...
  • A small band of environmentalists takes fight against Obama Presidential Center to court

    08/04/2018 2:44:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/03/18 | Lolly Bowean
    When Charlotte Adelman was a student at the University of Chicago, the nearby parks became a refuge for her, a sprawling expanse of green where she could escape the concrete urban landscape. It was then, many decades ago, that Adelman began her journey to becoming a fighter for environmental justice. Along the way, she has fought to preserve open spaces, ban pesticides in Wilmette and co-authored a book, “Prairie Directory of North America.” Now, Adelman, 81, has set her sights on her biggest target yet — to block the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park. Adelman, along...
  • Environmentalist Scare Stories – Never Mind!

    07/28/2018 6:22:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    However, a few weeks ago, a Sierra Club blog post started singing a different tune: “‘Save the bees’ is a rallying cry we’ve been hearing for years now…. But honeybees are at no risk of dying off. While diseases, parasites and other threats are certainly real problems for beekeepers, the total number of managed honeybees worldwide has risen 45% over the last half century. ‘Honeybees are not going to go extinct,’ says Scott Black, executive director of the Xerces Society. ‘We have more honeybee hives than we’ve ever had, and that’s simply because we manage honeybees. Conserving honeybees to save...
  • Perverse, Conflicted Ethical Systems

    05/05/2018 7:45:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Third Reich Forest Minister Hermann Goering was an avid hiker and ecologist who once sent a man to a concentration camp for cutting up a frog for fish bait. In 1933 he and other Nazi Party leaders enacted anti-vivisection laws to stop what he called “unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments.” Intensely hostile to capitalism, the Nazis controlled all industries and envisioned large-scale wind turbine projects that would generate “huge amounts of cheap energy” and create millions of German jobs. But as Luftwaffe commander, Goering planned and directed the 1939 terror bombing of Warsaw and the 1943 obliteration of the city’s...
  • Bacon and a Year without Summer

    04/19/2018 11:14:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Communists do not recognize the law of supply and demand and are not particularly adept at planning centralized economies based loosely on Marxist ideology I’m placing the thickly sliced uncured bacon in the pan and, when it begins to sizzle, the marvelous aroma fills the house. It is a memory from my childhood when Grandma Elena would render bacon fat into lard in her tiny kitchen. It was a preservative for chunks of pork she would seal with wax in glass jars that would feed us for an entire year. It was stored in the cellar, the dank, damp, and...
  • How Environmentalists Keep Heating Bills High

    02/27/2018 5:54:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    This has been a colder-than-usual winter in the Midwest and Northeast, so many Americans are facing high home heating and electric bills. In some areas, these bills can reach $1,000 a month. Liberals, of course, charge that Donald Trump is the culprit. An AP story last week screamed: "Trump Once Again Wants to Cut Energy Assistance to the Poor." Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders charged that if Trump has his way and eliminates the Low Income Heating Assistance Program, people might "freeze to death." But wait. Donald Trump is pro-American energy development. He isn't the one who is making energy bills...
  • How Regulations Made California's Fires Worse

    01/18/2018 2:13:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Zuber
    After raging through almost all of December, the so-called Thomas fire, California's largest wildfire ever recorded, was finally contained on January 12. While the worst is behind us (for now), the fact that last year's wildfires so violently spun out of control puts the spotlight on the Golden State's government and its lack of fire prevention measures. The fires across the state caused unprecedented damage and loss of life. Unsurprisingly, California governor Jerry Brown was quick to pin the blame on climate change for the forest fires' ferocity and extraordinary longevity this season. Whatever truth there may be to this,...
  • Environmental group, homeowners sue Illinois Tollway over proposed Route 53 extension

    01/16/2018 4:02:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Lake County News-Sun ^ | December 28, 2017 | Mary Wisniewski
    A Lake County environmental group on Thursday sued the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to stop it from spending any more money to study an extension of Route 53. The lawsuit, filed in Lake County Circuit Court in Waukegan by Livable Lake County and six area homeowners, alleges the Tollway failed to abide by state law in pursuing the controversial project. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that the Tollway violated the Illinois Toll Highway Act by failing to get proper authorization for the corridor from the Illinois legislature and not holding required public hearings. Anthony Vega, a representative for Livable Lake...
  • The Environmentalist Lobby Attacks Green Tea

    01/08/2018 5:48:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2018 | Brian Garst
    A debate has been raging for years over whether the world’s most widely used herbicide, glyphosate, is carcinogenic. Like so many other issues relating to the environment, the discussion has been marked not by sober scientific analysis and debate, but instead by zealotry, frivolous lawsuits, and political pandering to extremists. Meanwhile, mounting evidence against alleged cancer links goes ignored.For a time it seemed that reason would triumph, but the anti-glyphosate lobby recently struck again, this time targeting tea of all things. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has sued major US tea producer Bigelow Inc. over the presence of trace amounts...
  • [Catholic Caucus] PETITION: Remove the ‘crucified cow’ on display in Catholic church

    11/24/2017 2:13:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Life Petitions ^ | November 23, 2017 | Life Petitions
    A “crucified cow” has been erected as “art” at the center of a consecrated Catholic church in the Belgian town of Borgloon. Local Catholics are urging the local bishop to have it removed and offer public prayers of reparation, but so far it has remained in place.The “art” exhibit by Tom Herck is to be displayed until early December in the small parish church of Saint John the Baptist.The “artist” went through the grueling process of actually nailing the 500 kg corpse of a cow to a cross before covering it with silicone paint. The cow on the cross,...
  • Where Does Spokane Green Group’s Support Come From?

    10/21/2017 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Democrats in Washington state, like their counterparts in the other Washington, don’t always think the law applies to them. They can create elaborate procedures to trip up Republicans in, say, election law. But those requirements are quite optional where they are concerned.Part of this is they see themselves as the good guys, fighting for right – no matter how many jobs are lost, how much damage is done to the economy or how little the measure does to help the environment. If they have to bend a few rules to make it happen – hey, it was the right thing...
  • EPA's Pruitt moves to end Obama-era practice of 'sue and settle' with environmentalists

    10/18/2017 1:37:08 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2017 | Staff
    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt​ moved Monday to end a controversial practice known as “sue and settle,” which critics said was used during the Obama administration to cut deals with environmental groups leading to new regulations. “The days of regulation through litigation are over,” Pruitt said in a statement, announcing a new EPA directive. Republicans, including Pruitt, had fought with the Obama administration in court over what they described as a back-room practice that led to more red tape. They claimed the EPA routinely entered into consent decrees with environmental groups that had sued the agency, in turn leading to new...
  • Environmentalists Sue To Give River Human Rights

    09/25/2017 12:04:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 25, 2017 | Tim Pearce
    An environmental group is filing the first lawsuit of its kind on Sept. 26 in the U.S., attempting to force the state of Colorado to recognize the “legal rights” of the Colorado River and the surrounding ecosystem. Activist organization Deep Green Resistance (DGR) has signed on as the river’s “next friends” in Colorado River v. State of Colorado. The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is a legal adviser in the case, according to a CELDF press release.
  • A Few Busybodies Have Destroyed A Dream For NYC

    09/17/2017 7:40:18 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/16/2017 | Steve Cuozzo
    The collapse of Barry Diller’s Pier 55 dream is without parallel in the annals of willful, malicious New York City obstructionism. There’s no glimmer of hope, no encouraging lessons to be drawn, no down-the-road silver lining. Diller’s reasonable decision to walk away from a vision that had already cost him tens of millions of dollars more than he’d planned, and which might well never be built even had he sunk in tens of millions of dollars more , is a civic tragedy of Shakespearean scope. We’re left with the oft-repeated, defining word of “King Lear” — nothing. And, as in...