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  • EPA chief Scott Pruitt scraps Obama-era fuel efficiency rules

    04/02/2018 12:23:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday formally scrapped a key piece of the Obama administrationís fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light-duty trucks, throwing the future of the program into doubt. In a statement, Mr. Pruitt said the program, known as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE standards, fell victim to politics during the final days of the Obama administration. He said his predecessors at the EPA rushed through rules governing fuel economy for model years 2022 through 2025, and that those rules simply arenít realistic. ďThe Obama Administrationís determination was wrong,Ē he said. ďObamaís EPA cut the midterm evaluation...
  • Study Makes Bizarre Claim That Global Warming Could Alter Peopleís Personalities

    02/06/2018 11:24:40 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 2/6/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    A new Columbia Business School study is out with the latest bizarre claim about man-made global warming ó it could alter peopleís personalities. ďAs climate change continues across the world, we may also observe concomitant changes in human personality,Ē reads the study, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday. Itís only the latest in a slew of studies on the potential psychological effects of future warming, and itís not even the most bizarre. For example, recent studies have claimed worry about global warming is making people depressed. Those worried about man-made warming reported ďfeelings of loneliness and lethargy,Ē Reuters reported...
  • Enviros Hope Global Warming Will Increase Voter Turnout To DEFEAT Trump

    11/01/2016 8:56:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental activists are really hoping, sarcastically or not, higher-than-normal temperatures increase voter turnout to defeat Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Daniel Weiss, the former head of campaigns for the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), said it would be ďpoetic justiceĒ if Trump and other Republicans skeptical of global warming were defeated by global warming-induced high voter turnout. LCV endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in November 2015 and has spent more than $6 million on ads in support of the former secretary of state. LCV has spent more than $922,000 on ads opposing Trump, according to the Center for Responsive...
  • Obama: Keystone would make planet ‚Äėuninhabitable‚Äô

    11/09/2015 3:25:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | David Boyer
    President Obama said Monday that the Keystone pipeline and other such fossil-fuel development projects would make Earth "uninhabitable." "We've got to lead by example, because ultimately, if we're going to prevent large parts of the Earth from becoming not only inhospitable but uninhabitable, then we're going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them," Mr. Obama told cheering grassroots supporters at a gathering in Washington.
  • Obama rejecting Keystone XL pipeline

    11/06/2015 9:34:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2016 | Dave Boyer & Ben Wolfgang
    Ending a review process that lasted nearly seven years, President Obama on Friday rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline, siding firmly with environmental activists and drawing the ire of business and labor groups who say the administration is willfully standing in the way of economic growth, job creation and energy security. In a speech at the White House, Mr. Obama, flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, formally announced they'll block construction of Keystone. "The State Department has decided the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interests of the United States. I...
  • Obama gives final approval to Arctic drilling

    07/22/2015 2:33:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration gave its final stamp of approval Wednesday to Shell Oil Company's application to drill oil and natural gas in the Arctic Ocean. Under the approval, Shell can start drilling exploratory wells as soon as its fleet arrives at its prospect in the Chukchi Sea, about 140 miles off Alaska's northwest coast. But the two ďapplication to drillĒs approved by the Interior Departmentís Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) included key restrictions that bar Shell from drilling in areas known to contain oil, since its safety equipment is not yet fully ready. The decision is a major...
  • President tells people to 'stick it to climate change deniers' (and other gems)

    10/15/2014 7:15:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 10/15/2014 | Ed Lasky
    The greatest orator and inspiration of our time has a mean streak. Barack Obama likes to insult people and agitate his cult-like followers. He has just done it again with a tweet lambasting climate change skeptics (or as he calls them, deniers). Here is his latest loaded call to arms:
  • Suburbs clash over solutions as residents battle coyote infestation

    09/28/2014 3:34:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    When Charlene Warner walks her dog each morning in her neighborhood in upscale Seal Beach, California, sheís terrified sheíll be attackedónot by muggers or gangs, but by coyotes. ďThey are killing our animals. They are scaring us. I go out every morning with rocks in my pockets, tennis shoes on, mace on my neck, a whistle on my neckand a foghorn on my leash, and I still donít feel safe,Ē Ms. Warner said last week in comments before the Seal Beach City Council. She has reason to be nervous. Stories abound in nearby Orange County of dogs and cats snatched...
  • California Proposition 1 Water Bond is Bait & Switch

    09/25/2014 10:18:42 AM PDT · by fifedom · 15 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 4 Sep 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    The $7.5 billion California Proposition 1 Water Bond on the November ballot promises to provide more above ground water storage for the first time in 40 years in order to gain a broad support from Democrats and Republicans. But a close look at the language in the proposition reveals that the initiative is another legislative ďbait and switchĒ that will not complete a single major water storage or delivery system.
  • Little know (or hidden) facts about r410-a, the environmentalist freon

    05/29/2014 5:54:09 AM PDT · by George from New England · 25 replies
    Just encountered this the other day. The freon that we are all being forced to use as they deny us r22, is a disaster. My 1 1/2 ton central system holds 13 lbs of this freon. It was low by only 1/2 a lb. It's cooling capacity was off 80%. It's electrical consumption was still 100% if not higher than when it is fully charged. But to have the 5% reduction in coolant result and so much energy waste and non-cooling is a flaw and should be a crime -- nobody's talking about it. The hvac tech also could not...

    12/22/2013 9:22:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 19, 2013 | awr hawkins
    As Breitbart News reported†on December 1, EPA regulations led to the closing of the Herculaneam lead smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri, which is expected to push up prices for traditional lead ammo. On top of this are regulations like the recent statewide lead ammo ban in California.†Signed by Governor Jerry Brown (D) on October 11, this ban forces hunters to seek out nontraditional alternatives for their ammunition. In this way, the ban mandates "green bullets" by default. Moreover,†as Fox News reports, the military has set 2018 as its target date to have troops operating lead-ammo-free. "Green bullets" have been under testing...
  • Williams: Our Fragile Planet

    12/09/2013 9:52:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 11, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Let's examine a few statements reflecting a vision thought to be beyond question. "The world that we live in is beautiful but fragile." "The 3rd rock from the sun is a fragile oasis." Here are a couple of Earth Day quotes: "Remember that Earth needs to be saved every single day." "Remember the importance of taking care of our planet. It's the only home we have!" Such statements, along with apocalyptic predictions, are stock in trade for environmental extremists and non-extremists alike. Worse yet is the fact that this fragile-earth indoctrination is fed to our youth from kindergarten through college....
  • A Republican Case for Climate Action

    08/04/2013 12:21:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 71 replies
    EACH of us took turns over the past 43 years running the Environmental Protection Agency. We served Republican presidents, but we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally. There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earthís atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected. The costs of inaction are undeniable....
  • Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

    11/21/2012 2:13:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again by Wynton Hall 21 Nov 2012, 1:09 PM PDT In a recent interview, former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm of an impending "planetary emergency" if the Keystone Pipeline gets approved or if plans for Northwest coal export terminals proceed. "We have a planetary emergency," said Mr. Gore. "I know it drives some people nuts when I say that, but dammit, thatís what we face." This is not the first time Mr. Gore has declared the human race to be facing a "planetary emergency": he's made the exact same claim in 2005,...
  • DC Tells Tombstone, AZ They Can Repair Water System, As Long As They Use Horses and Hand Tools

    05/11/2012 9:24:09 PM PDT · by inkling · 29 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | May 11, 2012 | Duane Lester
    This is an incredible story showing how far the federal government is from rational thought. Hereís what happened in Tombstone: Between May and July 2011, the Monument Fire engulfed a large part of the eastern portion of the Huachuca Mountains. Record-breaking monsoon rains followed. With no vegetation to absorb the runoff, huge mudslides forced boulders to tumble down the mountain sides, crushing Tombstoneís mountain spring waterlines, destroying reservoirs and shutting off Tombstoneís main source of water. In some areas, Tombstoneís pipeline is under 12 feet of mud, rocks and other debris; while in other places, it is hanging in mid-air...
  • Possible BRAC leaves fort in flux [Areaís future could hinge on DoD proposal]

    01/27/2012 10:55:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    One of the proposals for the Department of Defense to cut costs is having a Base Realignment and Closure round in fiscal year 2013, which begins on Oct. 1. While there is a possible impact on Fort Huachuca, exactly what it could be ó closure, reduction of missions or new units being assigned ó is unknown. The BRAC possibility is leading the co-chair of the Arizona Military Affairs Commission and former president of the Fort Huachuca 50 Tom Finnegan of Sierra Vista to issue a call to arms to not only defend the post but other military installations in the...
  • Environmentalists see reason for alarm in GOP race

    01/23/2012 3:42:35 AM PST · by cartan · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 2012-01-23 | MATT SEDENSKY
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)‚ÄĒFour years after the GOP‚Äôs rallying cry became ‚Äúdrill, baby, drill,‚ÄĚ environmental issues have barely registered a blip in this Republican presidential primary. That‚Äôs likely to change as the race turns to Florida. The candidates‚Äô positions on environmental regulation, global warming as well as clean air and water are all but certain to get attention ahead of the Jan. 31 primary in a state where the twin issues of offshore oil drilling and Everglades restoration are considered mandatory topics for discussion. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs almost like eating fried cheese in Iowa,‚ÄĚ said Jerry Karnas of the Everglades Foundation....
  • Wind farms blasted - Greenpeace co-founder

    01/07/2012 10:41:10 AM PST · by Dartman · 33 replies
    Chatham Daily News ^ | Jan 4 2012 | Bob Boughner
    This will drive the Enviro-weenies nuts!
  • Sacramento group vows suit over endangered beetle

    01/05/2012 3:38:55 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Matt Weiser
    A group of Sacramento-area property owners and land managers on Wednesday threatened to sue the federal government if it does not proceed with removing a native beetle from the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially proposed removing the valley elderberry longhorn beetle from the endangered species list in 2006. But the process has dragged along and the beetle remains protected. On Wednesday, the Pacific Legal Foundation, a Sacramento-based nonprofit law firm, said the delay may have cost its clients millions of dollars over the past five years. Those clients include land owners, levee maintenance districts and...
  • The Keystone XL Pipeline Scam

    12/20/2011 5:51:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 129 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/20/11 | Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director
    With all the political posturing in Congress over the Keystone XL tar-sands oil pipeline, itís easy to lose sight of the real issue: This pipeline is dangerous, unnecessary, and would cost the American people far more than we can afford. What weíre watching unfold in Washington, DC, is more than just a high-stakes political power play ó itís a scam undertaken by Big Oilís congressional puppets on the orders of oil companies that have billions of dollars at stake. The politicians pushing the pipeline are (how can I put this politely?) lying to the American people and pandering for dirty...