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  • Bustle Glorifies the Dog Poop Protest Against Patriot Prayer: ‘Genius’

    08/26/2017 9:46:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 8/25/2017 | Corinne Weaver
    Regardless of how childish something might be, the left will praise any action that lines up with their ideals. not find any hate speech, you are being lied to by corrupt politicians. SF is supposed to be a safe haven for minorities. If this is true then please be respectful to the speakers we are bringing in. 3 black, 2 hispanic, 1 asian, 1 Samoan, 1 muslim, 2 woman, and 1 white male. There will also be an opportunity for an open mic for moderate Americans.”
  • Obama’s EPA Cited This Clean Coal Project To Justify Climate Rules, Now It’s Been Shelved

    06/29/2017 9:07:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 6/29/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    PRINT VERSION DUE TO PHOTO OF LYIN' KING. A Mississippi power plant announced Wednesday it would not use the federally-funded technology the Obama administration used to justify implementing a “Climate Action Plan” making it hard to build new coal-fired power plants. Southern Company and Mississippi Power announced the Kemper power plant would be not using its carbon capture and storage (CCS) system to generate electricity. The plant will continue to only use natural gas, but not the federally-funded technology the Obama administration argued would be the future of coal power. “We are committed to ensuring the ongoing focus and safety...
  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the “prayerful” and “peaceful” protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • 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 “bait and switch” that will not complete a single major water storage or delivery system.
  • Wind Turbines but no Power

    09/14/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 9/13/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The highly touted, government-subsidized, unreliable, intermittent and expensive "alternative power" schemes currently in vogue are nothing but a phenomenal waste of money
  • Boeing fears regulatory wave amid battle over fish, water pollution

    07/07/2014 3:48:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 7, 2014 | Dan Springer
    Aerospace giant Boeing finds itself in a fishy fight against Native Americans and environmentalists over pollution in the waterways -- a disagreement that could affect where Washington state's largest employer builds the next generation of planes. At the heart of the fight, which could impact thousands of jobs, is a peculiar question: How much locally caught fish do Washingtonians eat, and what are the health risks? Green groups, alone with Washington state tribes, have sued the Environmental Protection Agency to push for increased fish consumption rates -- currently set at six-and-a-half grams a day. If the number is set higher,...
  • 94% of Electricity in 2013 Came from Reactors, Dams and Fossil Fuels

    03/29/2014 10:21:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 3/29/2014 | Unknown
    Ninety-four percent of the electricity generated in the United States in 2013 came from nuclear reactors, dams, and fossil fuels--including petroleum, natural gas, other gases, and coal--according to a new report from the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration. Only 0.2 percent of U.S. electricity during the year came from solar-power sources, and another 4.1 percent came from wind power.
  • Tycoon gives away $800 million fortune before suicide jump

    12/29/2013 7:02:49 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/29/2013 | unknown
    A renowned Wall Street tycoon gave away his entire $800 million fortune before falling to his death in a suicide jump this week.
  • The EPA’s ‘Make Sure Nothing Gets Done Unless We Like It"

    03/28/2013 10:53:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/28/2013 | Tim Blumer
    Obama is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they should consider the impact on global warming before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways.
  • San Jose, CA light rail among the nation's worst

    12/27/2012 12:00:43 PM PST · by fifedom · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | 12/27/12 | Mike Rosenberg
    there was no grand celebration this month as Silicon Valley marked 25 years of light rail... The near-empty trolleys that often shuttle by at barely faster than jogging speeds serve as a constant reminder that the car is still king in Silicon Valley -- and that the Valley Transportation Authority's trains are among the least successful in the nation by any metric.
  • Obama finalizes auto mileage mandate

    08/28/2012 10:54:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2012 | Ben Geman & Keith Laing
    The Obama administration issued final rules Tuesday that require a major boost in vehicle mileage standards, highlighting a clash with Mitt Romney as the GOP convention gets under way. 

The Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced joint mileage and carbon emissions rules for model years 2017 through 2025 that will eventually force automakers to meet a standard equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon.

 Administration officials have made the rules a cornerstone of their energy agenda, noting that alongside earlier 2012-2016 rules, the mandate will eventually save consumers an estimated $1.7 trillion in fuel costs and save 12 billion barrels...
  • Interior Looks to Expand Permits for Killing Bald Eagles to Accommodate Wind Energy

    05/14/2012 8:25:54 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 28 replies
    Heritage/The Foundry ^ | May 9, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a division of the Interior Department, is considering loosening regulations on the killing of bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, to accommodate the development of wind energy sources. A draft regulation first filed in April would allow businesses to apply for 30-year permits allowing them to kill bald eagles in the course of other legal activities. The length of those permits would be a six-fold increase over the five-year window allowed under current law. The USFWS explains at We have reviewed applications from proponents of renewable energy projects, such as...
  • Obama administration likely to delay decision on Keystone pipeline (Article updated at link)

    11/10/2011 10:29:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2011 | Andrew Restuccia
    The Obama administration will announce Thursday that it is reevaluating the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a move that will likely delay a final decision on the project, sources briefed by the administration said. TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil sands crude from Alberta to refineries in Texas. The pipeline has set off a firestorm in Washington, with critics raising environmental concerns and proponents arguing the project will boost the economy. Reuters reported on the decision to reevaluate the pipeline route earlier Thursday. The State Department and the Whte House did not immediately respond to a...
  • Environmentalists, like Obama, face political test on Keystone pipeline

    11/06/2011 9:17:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6, 2011 | Ben Geman
    Environmentalists battling the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline call the looming White House decision on the project a referendum on President ObamaÂ’s commitment to clean energy. But the fate of TransCanada Corp.Â’s push to build the massive Alberta-to-Texas pipeline is also a crucial test of the green movementÂ’s political clout. Activists calling on Obama to scuttle the project expect thousands of people at a major demonstration outside the White House Sunday afternoon. TheyÂ’re arriving with a warning: Environmentalists say a federal permit for TransCanada would sap their appetites for door-knocking, political giving and other work on behalf of...
  • Liberal Energy Policy: Make All the Lights Go Out

    05/02/2011 7:46:36 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | May 2, 2011
    If you think Obama's energy policy of suppressing our own oil industry while giving other countries taxpayer money to develop theirs is insane, just hope he doesn't inflict some of the truly deranged ideas being floated by moonbats like Daniel Weiss, senior fellow and director of "climate strategy" at the liberal think tank Center for American Progress: "There's a few things we have to do to fight the recent spike in oil prices. … First, we need to crack down on speculators — make sure that they're not intentionally driving up prices in order to make a quick buck. Second,...
  • Mn/DOT to test driver's 'mileage tax'

    04/19/2011 12:36:15 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    KARE ^ | April 19, 2011
    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for 500 people to test technology that could someday be used to collect a mileage-based user fee. Mn/DOT anticipates a fee on road usage might someday be necessary as more fuel efficient and hybrid cars are on the road, decreasing revenue from the gas tax. "This research will provide important feedback from motorists about the effectiveness of using technology in a car or truck to gather mileage information," said Cory Johnson, project manager. "We are researching alternative financing methods today that could be used 10 or 20 years from...
  • Obama Energy Secretary Promises “Massive” Coal Plant Closures

    02/11/2011 3:18:56 PM PST · by La Lydia · 105 replies · 1+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | February 11, 2011 | Posted By Grizz
    Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu has launched the next phase of the White House’s publicly stated agenda to bankrupt the coal industry via EPA regulations after announcing the prospect of “massive” coal plant closures even as Texas and other states suffer rolling blackouts as a result of maxed-out power plants that cannot cope with demand. The Obama administration’s strict enforcement of draconian EPA regulations has led to new clean-burning coal-fired plants being mothballed and other existing ones being shut down, which has in turn led to Texas and other states becoming energy-dependent, leading to shortages and blackouts exacerbated by freezing...
  • No agreement over conflicting wolf rulings

    11/24/2010 11:43:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Jackson Hole News & Guide ^ | November 24, 2010 | Cory Hatch
    While one conservationist sees room to negotiate, two hunters disagree.Two seemingly contradictory wolf decisions from two U.S. District Court judges in Wyoming and Montana indicate that it is time to move the wolf debate out of the courts, the head of a regional conservation group said Tuesday. The decisions also show that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “has not done a very good job in terms of keeping up with its legal responsibilities,” Greater Yellowstone Coalition executive director Mike Clark said. At issue are rulings from U.S. District Court judges Donald Molloy, of Missoula, Mont., and Alan B. Johnson,...
  • Alaska Objects to Obama Administration Plan to Set-Aside California-Sized Polar Bear Habitat

    06/16/2010 4:18:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 454+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 16, 2010 | Dan Joling AP
    Anchorage, Alaska - Alaska wildlife officials say they will object to key aspects of federal plans to provide additional protection for polar bears. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will collect testimony in Anchorage Tuesday evening on its proposal to designate critical habitat for the bears, listed two years ago as a threatened species. The agency has proposed designating 187,166 square miles of U.S. territory as polar bear critical habitat, which means it contains features essential for the conservation of a species and may require special management.
  • Fish and Wildlife Service ends three-strikes policy with wolves

    11/14/2009 10:13:05 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 1,059+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 14, 2009 | Sue Major Holmes
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmentalists reached an agreement Friday that scraps a rule the agency had used to kill or permanently remove any wolf that killed three heads of livestock in a year. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Tom Buckley said the three-strikes rule "will no longer stand." Ranchers said the policy targeted wolves that grow accustomed to preying on cattle. Several environmental groups sued in May 2008, asking a U.S. District Court in Arizona to stop the removal policy on the Mexican gray wolf, a subspecies of the gray wolf. Buckley said agency officials hope a judge...