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  • API, NPRA file motions in oil sands lawsuit (envirowackos vs DOD)

    10/02/2010 8:57:15 AM PDT · by epithermal · 11 replies
    Oil and Gas Journal ^ | Sep 30, 2010 | Nick Snow
    WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 30 -- The American Petroleum Institute, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, and US Chamber of Commerce moved on Sept. 29 to intervene in two environmental organizations’ lawsuit seeking to keep the US Department of Defense from using fuel produced from Canadian oil sands. The Sierra Club and the Knoxville, Tenn.-based Southern Alliance for Clean Energy sued DOD, its energy support center, and its logistics agency on June 18 in US District Court for Northern California. Their suit also named US Defense Sec. Robert M. Gates and the two divisions’ leaders as defendants. The action alleged that the...
  • The 10:10 Project and 9-11, or, No Pressure

    10/01/2010 11:35:19 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 36 replies · 1+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-2-2010 | grey_whiskers
    Today, a group called the 10.10 project came out with a pro-environmental video which has gathered a LOT of negative publicity. The group has since issued the canonical retrenchment-couched-as-an-apology "to those who really deserve this, but who are clueless enough to have admitted their guilt by being offended, we are sorry you're stupid". But, uncharacteristically, the group has ONLY pulled the video from its own website, and is making no effort to scrub it from the web at large. (Which is probably a good thing, as the video has gone viral within twelve hours). What is the video? You can...
  • FWS to study coastal plain, ANWR areas for wilderness status

    09/29/2010 12:50:17 PM PDT · by epithermal · 4 replies
    Oil and Gas Journal ^ | Sep 28, 2010 | Nick Snow
    WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 28 -- Reviews of the coastal plain and two other study areas within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for possible federal wilderness designation will begin now that initial public comments have been gathered for updating ANWR’s 1988 comprehensive conservation plan, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said on Sept. 27. The three areas comprise almost all of ANWR’s acreage that is not already wilderness, according to FWS’s Region 7 office in Anchorage. The coastal plain is believed to have substantial petroleum resources but is presently off-limits for leasing, development, or any other oil and gas activity. FWS...
  • 40 groups write Northwest lawmakers on wide loads

    09/24/2010 9:10:22 AM PDT · by epithermal · 12 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 23, 2010 | AP
    BOISE, Idaho — Forty environmental groups told Northwest lawmakers they want a "full project assessment" of oil equipment transports through Idaho and Montana to tar sands in Alberta, Canada. Exxon Mobil has proposed more than 200 oversized shipments weighing up to 300 tons starting this winter from the inland port city of Lewiston along a narrow mountain highway on their way to the Kearl Oil Sands.
  • Enviros erupt at copper/gold/moly/silver project prospect near Mt St Helens

    09/06/2010 8:20:54 AM PDT · by epithermal · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Mineweb ^ | 2 Sep 2010 | Dorothy Kosich
    The prospect of even a small exploration drilling program near the site of one of the worst U.S. natural disasters in modern memory has environmentalists blowing their tops. As Ascot Resources announced they have begun exploration drilling on the Mt. Margaret property , a former Duval Corp. property located in the St. Helens Mining District of Skamania County in Washington State, Oregon-based environmentalists say even Ascot's small drilling program has no business disturbing the Mount St. Helens National Monument.
  • beach access news at obx

    09/04/2010 6:16:41 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 56 replies
    Screw you NC government.
  • Federal judge orders revised spotted-owl plan

    09/04/2010 3:18:38 PM PDT · by epithermal · 5 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 3, 2010 | Phuong Le
    SEATTLE — A federal judge is requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revise a Bush administration recovery plan for the northern spotted owl, and the federal agency said Thursday it plans to release a draft next week. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled Wednesday that the federal agency must come up with a revised recovery plan within nine months for the threatened bird, which has been at the center of a long battle over logging in the Northwest because it lives in old growth forests. The judge also required revisions to the owl's critical habitat, which...
  • Greenpeace wants Facebook center off coal fuel

    09/01/2010 3:23:21 PM PDT · by epithermal · 8 replies
    AP ^ | September 1, 2010 | ARTHUR MAX
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Greenpeace said about 500,000 Facebook users have urged the world's largest online social network to abandon plans to buy electricity from a coal-based energy company for its new data center in the U.S. Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo sent a letter Wednesday to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg warning that the company risked its reputation and financial health if it ignored the environmental impacts of its actions.
  • California's pioneering e-waste program a model gone wrong

    07/19/2010 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Spktyr · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 18, 2010 | Tom Knudson
    Story at link: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/07/18/2897609/californias-pioneering-e-waste.html#ixzz0u9NMWP00
  • ‘Green’ Energy Company Threatens Economics Professor … with Package of Dismantled Bomb Parts

    06/24/2010 1:09:57 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 24 | Chris Horner
    The author of a damning study about the failure of Spain's "green jobs" program — a story broken here at PJM — received the threatening package on Tuesday from solar energy company Thermotechnic.....
  • "Gasland," film on Marcellus Shale drilling's environment effects, to be screened in Carlisle

    06/16/2010 12:11:29 PM PDT · by epithermal · 30 replies · 341+ views
    PennLive.com ^ | June 03, 2010 | Donald Gilliland
    Kathryn Klaber, the executive director of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry group, said, "Our understanding, based on previews of the film, is that it’s loaded with misleading claims and untruths, and completely fails to recognize the well-known fact that hydraulic fracturing has been used in this state for a half-century, and according to state and federal regulators, has never once been found to adversely impact the public’s underground drinking water supplies."
  • Moving manzanita bush costs S.F. a small fortune

    06/02/2010 9:57:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies · 876+ views
    SF Gate ^ | June 2, 2010 | Andrew Ross
    Money may not grow on trees, but it sure cost taxpayers a bundle to move a bush that was found growing in the path of the Doyle Drive rebuild. Not just any bush - this was the Franciscan manzanita, a city native that was thought for 60 years to be extinct until the bush was spotted late last year. With the final bills in, the cost of moving the bush in January came to $175,000 - $140,000 to dig up and move the shrub, and $35,000 for "support" services from geological, botanical and climate experts in preparation for its new...
  • The EPA's Shocking Power Grab (making federal decisions without the consent of Congress)

    05/20/2010 8:44:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,213+ views
    Forbes ^ | 5/18/10 | George Allen and Marlo Lewis
    The EPA's Shocking Power GrabThe agency is making federal decisions without the consent of Congress George Allen and Marlo Lewis, 05.18.10, 04:16 PM EDT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out one of the biggest power grabs in American history. The agency has positioned itself to regulate fuel economy, set climate policy for the nation and amend the Clean Air Act--powers never delegated to it by Congress. It has done this by declaring greenhouse gas emissions a danger to public health and welfare, in a proceeding known as the "endangerment finding." On Tuesday the U.S. Senate will debate and...
  • Chef Ramsay, animal rights activists, envirowackos and communists in the kitchen

    05/19/2010 6:37:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 5/18/10 | Mainestategop
    In an article I posted on my blog and expanded on freerepublic I mentioned that Chef Gordon Ramsay demanded that government establish dietary standards and force people to eat what THEY thought was best and to punish them through taxes and other means. In particular he attacked parents of obese children. Many of these children in fact suffer from other problems genetic or organic that lead to their obesity. For those unfamiliar, Gordon Ramsay is a world class chef and celebrity known for outbursts and a short temper as well as a filthy mouth. Lately he has also begun to...
  • Glenn Beck: Meet Maurice Strong

    05/14/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies · 2,184+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    Great job on shining the FOX flashlight on man-behind-the-curtain Maurice Strong last night. You asked for people to send you information on Strong.
  • Trans. Sec LaHood: Forget Your Car, Ride a Bike

    05/04/2010 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies · 504+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/04/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Apparently Sec. of Transportation Ray LaHood thinks he lives in France, or maybe Amsterdam, or some such tiny, closed-in country. That is the only conclusion I can come to with his idiotic statements recently given to CNSNews. On May 3, LaHood announced a snazzy, wondermous, neato and momentous "sea change" in American transportation, a great idea whose time had come. And that great idea was: Everyone should ride a bike to work. Most Americans live between 10 and 25 miles away from their places of work so Americans spend at least a half hour one way in their cars going...
  • Dishwasher soaps must be free of all phosphates by July 1st-Get used to white residue!

    04/29/2010 4:00:58 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 77 replies · 2,165+ views
    April 29, 2010 | Stayfree
    My wife has discovered that P&G's Cascade started reformulating in March. And as your chief cook and bottle-washer will soon discover, it is not the dishwasher that is leaving a white residue on all the glassware, it is the lack of phosphates in your favorite dishsoap.
  • 1970 Earth Day Predictions

    04/22/2010 7:10:40 AM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 19 replies · 1,047+ views
    E-mail | April 22, 2010 | FromThe Deer Stand
    “We have about five more years at the outside to do something.” • Kenneth Watt, ecologist “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” • George Wald, Harvard Biologist “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” • Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist “By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into...
  • Hysterical hippies crying celebrate Earth Day

    Crying over fallen trees
  • GLOBAL WARMING FANATICS BECOMING DESPERATE

    04/21/2010 8:13:09 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 17 replies · 547+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 4/21/10 | Tony Elliott
    The latest volcano eruption in Iceland is now being used as an example by the Global Warming fanatics of how thinning ice caps can actually cause volcanoes to erupt. The latest is how thinning ice caps in Iceland are releasing pressure on the ground and creating liquid magma. Freysteinn Sigmundsson, a vulcanologist at the University of Iceland, goes on to say that melting ice caused by Global Warming can influence magmatic systems as seen from the increasing volcano activity at the end of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago apparently because as the ice caps melted, the land rose.
  • Drill Here: America's Untapped Oil And Gas Reserves

    04/20/2010 12:27:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 30 replies · 946+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/20/2010 | Christopher Helman
    Barack Obama made a big fuss over his plan to open more U.S. acreage to exploratory oil and gas drilling. But wildcatters aren't overly excited about the prospects. Though the plan added acreage in Alaska for possible leasing, some choice sites there were yanked. Drillers still have to wait for environmental studies before a lease sale may be held. Even then, they'd need to do seismic surveys and get federal air permits before touching drill bit to earth. Expect environmentalists' lawsuits, too. The President asserted that "drilling alone cannot come close to meeting our long-term energy needs." Really? A study...
  • City to douse lights Saturday for Earth Hour [to fight global warming]

    03/26/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by freespirited · 71 replies · 991+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/26/10
    Cambridge will turn off all nonessential lights in municipal buildings for one hour Saturday, starting at 8:30 p.m., in support of Earth Hour. Turning out the lights for Earth Hour is intended to serve as a call for action on climate change and to symbolize a positive impact can be made by working together. The city will turn out non-essential lights for one hour, and residents are encouraged to do the same Saturday at 8:30 p.m. This year is the third year of the Earth Hour event which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year, and...
  • OBAMA ex-GREEN JOBS CZAR CAUGHT ON TAPE CALLING FOR REVOLUTION, LINKS IT TO GREEN MOVEMENT

    02/23/2010 7:06:50 PM PST · by ETL · 88 replies · 2,067+ views
    2 minute YouTube clip ^ | August 12, 2009
    You must see this short video! YouTube: "Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, speaks about Green Job Czar, Van Jones, at the Netroots Convention on August 12, 2009. Then Van Jones speaks about [a COMMUNIST] transforming [of] the whole society." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnDxzvc0OXk&feature=related
  • Obama to California 'Water, Its Not a Right its a Privilege' [Not a Quote from Obama]

    02/20/2010 7:04:23 PM PST · by blueyon · 110 replies · 3,702+ views
    big goverment ^ | Jan 25th 2010 | John Loudon
    On the list of insane public policy moves we have come to expect from the current administration, Cap and Tax, Obamacare and Union Card Check, a fourth has garnered relatively little attention, although the implications for all Americans may be among the most far-reaching. The recurring theme is centralized control. On Monday, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will host a rare Congressional “Field Hearing“. A Congressional delegation will venture out of the beltway and actually devote time to a problem in our country. Better yet, they will be listening to real citizens. Sort of. At issue is what...
  • State Lawmakers Take Aim At Free Parking (CA Dems Declare War On Middle Class Alert)

    01/29/2010 9:10:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 658+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/29/2010 | Patrick McGreevey
    here is too much of it, the legislators say, and it encourages people to drive instead of taking the bus, walking or riding a bike. All that motoring is contributing to traffic jams and pollution, according to state Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), and on Thursday he won Senate approval of a proposal he hopes will prompt cities and businesses to reduce the availability of free parking. "Free parking has significant social, economic and environmental costs," Lowenthal said. "It increases congestion and greenhouse gas emissions."
  • NYC says Catskill gas drilling risks are too great

    12/23/2009 5:17:05 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 10 replies · 497+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | December 23, 2009 | Mary Esch
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York City's Department of Environmental Protection called on state officials Wednesday to ban natural gas drilling in the Catskills watershed, saying it would pose too great a risk to the city's upstate drinking water system. The DEP took that position in response to the state Department of Environmental Conservation's draft regulations on gas drilling in New York's portion of the Marcellus Shale region, which includes parts of the Catskills where reservoirs supply drinking water for 9 million people. The state is taking public comments on its 800-plus page draft until Dec. 31. The city DEP...
  • Copenhagen – Enviro-Left Drives Another Nail In Humanity's Coffin

    12/20/2009 2:11:06 PM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 498+ views
    Grass Tops USA Email | December 20, 2009 | Don Feder
    And lo, the cry went up from the mainstream media: When, O when, will the Copenhagen climate summit, which concluded on Friday, discuss the real solution to global warming – fewer people? When will Jesse Jackson get around to talking about race? Writing in The National Post (Canada’s largest newspaper) on December 8, columnist Diane Francis waxed apocalyptic, “The ‘inconvenient truth’ overhanging the UN’s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.” Francis insisted, “The world’s other species, vegetation, resources, oceans, arable land, water supplies and atmosphere are being destroyed...
  • THE EPA CAN KISS MY GAS

    12/08/2009 5:22:40 AM PST · by shortstop · 54 replies · 1,999+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/08/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    Carbon dioxide is poison. That’s what the EPA says. The public health is at risk. Carbon dioxide is poison and an “endangerment” edict has been issued and the government is going to run your life. Even more than it does already. In one more Obama lurch toward totalitarianism, the administration announced yesterday that the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that carbon dioxide is a threat to clean air and that it, the EPA, claims the authority to impose binding rules across the society and economy to cut American production of CO2. That’s right, the same CO2 you exhale something like...
  • Pelosi: As Copenhagen Begins, EPA Finding Underscores Need for American Clean Energy and Security

    12/07/2009 11:22:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 973+ views
    Pelosi: As Copenhagen Begins, EPA Finding Underscores Need for American Clean Energy and Security Act Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the EPA’s announcement today that greenhouse gases threaten public health and the environment: “The EPA has thoroughly reviewed the scientific literature on climate change, which spans decades of research across a breadth of disciplines and across the globe. The science is clear: global warming is real, its impacts are being felt around the world, and carbon emissions present a danger to public health and the economy worldwide. “As the United Nations Climate Change Conference...
  • World's press urges action on climate change (joint editorial to run in 45 countries newsrags)

    12/06/2009 8:31:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,281+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/6/09 | Janet Lawrence
    LONDON (Reuters) – Humanity faces a profound emergency and unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, a joint editorial published in newspapers in 45 countries said on Monday. The 56 newspapers said they were taking the unprecedented step of speaking with one voice to implore world leaders to "make the right choice" at U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen. "The politicians in Copenhagen have the power to shape history's judgment on this generation: one that saw a challenge and rose to it, or one so stupid that we saw a calamity coming but did not...
  • 56 Papers in 45 Countries Publish Joint Editorial

    NEW YORK Tomorrow 56 newspapers in 45 countries take the perhaps unprecedented step of speaking with one voice through a common editorial. Many if not most will publish it on the front page, warning of a "profound emergency." The Guardian of London, which helped draft the editorial, published it today, with a note at the end. Here it is. * Unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, and with it our prosperity and security. The dangers have been becoming apparent for a generation. Now the facts have started to speak: 11 of the past...
  • EPA Finding Gives It Effective Control of the Economy

    12/07/2009 10:14:03 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 70 replies · 3,413+ views
    The EPA is about to announce that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare, something that has in many ways been inevitable since the boneheaded SCOTUS ruling in Mass. vs EPA (which essentially found that the Clean Air Act was always intended to be Kyoto-on-steroids.) With thanks to my colleague Will Yeatman, here's a brief summary of what this means, and why you should be appalled. Under the Clean Air Act, an “endangerment” finding means that the EPA will have to grant a waiver to those states (such as California) that want to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from automobiles. The EPA...
  • Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule

    12/07/2009 9:51:54 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 24 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 7, 2009 | JEFFREY BALL and CHARLES FORELLE
    Officials gather in Copenhagen this week for an international climate summit, but business leaders are focusing even more on Washington, where the Obama administration is expected as early as Monday to formally declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. An "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions -- even if Congress doesn't pass pending climate-change legislation. EPA action to regulate emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any...
  • EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health

    12/07/2009 7:27:59 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 131 replies · 4,117+ views
    YAHOO ^ | 12/7/09 | DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON – Officials tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated. The EPA will announced its findings at a news conference Monday. The announcement is timed to boost the Obama administration's arguments at an international climate conference — beginning this week — that the United States is taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation. Under a Supreme Court ruling, the so-called endangerment finding is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released...
  • Business Fumes Over EPA Rule

    12/06/2009 6:00:43 PM PST · by FromLori · 44 replies · 1,314+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/7/09 | JEFFREY BALL and CHARLES FORELLE
    Officials gather in Copenhagen this week for an international climate summit, but business leaders are focusing even more on Washington, where the Obama administration is expected as early as Monday to formally declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. An "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions -- even if Congress doesn't pass pending climate-change legislation. EPA action to regulate emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any...
  • Feds raid Gibson offices (Gibson guitars)

    11/17/2009 6:33:49 PM PST · by Drew68 · 54 replies · 2,708+ views
    Nashville Post ^ | 17 Nov 09 | J. R. Lind
    Federal agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local police today seized wood, guitars, computers and boxes of files from Gibson Guitar's Massman Road manufacturing facility. Sources say the Nashville-based guitar manufacturer is being investigated for violating the Lacey Act, a key piece of environmental law, for importing endangered species of rosewood from Madagascar. Rosewood is widely used in the construction of guitars and sells for $5,000 per cubic meter, more than double the price of mahogany. The island nation off Africa's east coast is a key producer of the hardwood, the export of which has links to...
  • Let’s Nuke the Environmentalists

    10/28/2009 9:19:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies · 967+ views
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 10/28/2009 | John Myers
    Greenpeace is running rampant across Alberta’s oil sands. In the past few weeks, 37 activists have been arrested in a spate of incidents targeting North America’s most important energy resource. The most recent occurred on Oct. 5 when 19 activists stormed an upgrader in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. They tied themselves to equipment which is used to transform heavy oil into gasoline. The protesters unfurled banners reading “Climate Crime” and “Climate SOS” to draw attention to an industry they say is killing the planet. In September, two-dozen Greenpeace commandoes kayaked down the Athabasca River to intercept a Suncor bridge where conveyor...
  • Democrats' hidden gas tax

    10/21/2009 1:42:59 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 27 replies · 2,383+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/21/09 | Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchisen & Sen. Christopher S. Bond
    There's something the Democratic lawmakers who are pushing cap-and-trade legislation don't want the public to know. The controversial climate-change legislation winding its way through Congress will impose a massive new national gas tax on the American people. We discovered this by analyzing what the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill would do to gas prices and what Americans spend on gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. We found that cap-and-trade legislation will levy a $3.6 trillion gas-tax increase that will impact every American and important segments of our economy. Americans travel more than 200 million vehicle miles each month, and annually we spend nearly...
  • Environmental concerns delay solar projects in California desert

    10/19/2009 12:57:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,333+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/19/09 | Louis Sahagun
    Reporting from El Centro, Calif. - Across the desert flatlands of southeastern California, dozens of companies have flooded federal offices with applications to place solar mirrors on more than a million acres of public land. But just as some of those projects appear headed toward fruition, environmental hurdles threaten to jeopardize efforts to further tap the region's renewable energy potential. The development of solar-power facilities in the desert has been a top priority of the Obama administration as it seeks to ease the nation's dependence on fossil fuels and curb global warming. In addition, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has urged that...
  • E.P.A. Moves to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    09/30/2009 2:50:59 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 89 replies · 4,062+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2009 | John M. Broder
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule Wednesday to begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions from thousands of power plants and large industrial facilities. The proposed rule would require polluters to install the best available technology to capture greenhouse gases whenever a new plant is opened or significantly changed. The rule applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year. When the rule is final, the EPA said operators of as many 14,000 sources of pollution would have to get additional permits. The proposal, long anticipated and highly controversial, marks the first government...
  • Boxer revels in drive to cut carbon pollution

    10/01/2009 7:55:42 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 1,930+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/1/9 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON � Sen. Barbara Boxer left little doubt she was having a particularly good time Wednesday. Wearing sunglasses, California's junior Democratic senator made her way to a stage on the east lawn of the Capitol, then stood in front of a huge U.S. flag and waved to a throng of supporters as U2's "It's a Beautiful Day" roared through the loudspeakers. "What a great day!" enthused the senator. "This is like giving birth again!" Boxer was celebrating her alliance with Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry to introduce a long-awaited bill that, if approved, could land her in the history books....
  • On Leno’s Show, Limbaugh Runs Car Over Al Gore - Then Backs Up and Does It Again

    09/25/2009 3:36:55 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 31 replies · 3,453+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 24, 2009 - 23:59 | Brent Baker
    Taking the “Green Car Challenge” on Thursday night’s Jay Leno Show, a svelte Rush Limbaugh -- declining to don a helmet -- hopped into the electric Ford Focus on Leno’s track behind his NBC studio in Burbank, but instead of driving around the hanging cut outs of Al Gore and Ed Begley Jr., Limbaugh ran right into them. Then, to Leno’s cries of “Oh, c’mon!”, a delighted Limbaugh accepted the penalty against his time score and stopped, backed up and smashed into them again. Limbaugh’s maneuvering ensured a lower score (greater time) than the three previous contestants since Leno’s show...
  • Kill Republicans Save the World

    09/24/2009 7:57:49 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 1 replies · 328+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/24/09 | alaphiah
    Like a bad episode of Sci-fi TV serial Heroes, “Kill the Cheerleader Save the World” Global warming fanatics like Jonathan Freedland still intend to advance their Sci-fi theories of anthropogenic global warming in spite of the facts. (see story)and (here) The facts are that their discredited theories that CO2 emissions are the cause of globing warming are fundamentally wrong. So they know that the only way to completely rid themselves of any real rational debate and keep the Al Gore hysteria of global impeding doom alive is to kill all Republicans to save the World. Or as Freedland puts it,...
  • Greenland, Antarctic Ice 'in Runaway Melt Mode'

    09/23/2009 6:51:13 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 25 replies · 1,781+ views
    Fox news - AP ^ | Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | Staff
    New satellite information shows that ice sheets in Greenland and western Antarctica continue to shrink faster than scientists thought and in some places are already in runaway melt mode. British scientists for the first time calculated changes in the height of the vulnerable but massive ice sheets and found them especially worse at their edges. That is where warmer water eats away from below. In some parts of Antarctica, ice sheets have been losing 30 feet a year in thickness since 2003, according to a paper published online Thursday in the journal Nature.
  • U.S. Determined to Act on Climate, Despite 'Doubts and Difficulties'

    09/22/2009 9:08:51 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 13 replies · 642+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-22-09 | HENRY J. PULIZZI
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama acknowledged the "doubts and difficulties" clouding progress on climate change in Congress, but said the U.S. is determined to tackle global warming at a year-end summit in Copenhagen. "We understand the gravity of the climate threat. We are determined to act," Mr. Obama told a United Nations meeting on climate change in New York. "And we will meet our responsibility to future generations."
  • Green groups open 'climate war room'

    09/21/2009 1:20:43 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 43 replies · 2,046+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/21/2009 | MIKE ALLEN & JIM VANDEHEI
    The cap-and-trade movement, spooked by the pounding health care reform took over the August break, is scrambling to persuade nervous Democrats they won’t suffer politically for taking another tough vote this year. “When you get your butt kicked, like we did [after the House energy vote], it focuses the mind,” said Steve Cochran, director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s National Climate Campaign. “We found out that this is not something to hide from but something to lean on — even in places where coal is king and Blue Dogs were perceived to be running for cover.” Climate bill supporters say...
  • The Earth Is Warming? Adjust the Thermostat

    09/18/2009 9:21:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 331+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2009 | John Tierney
    Originally called geoengineering, this approach used to be dismissed as science fiction fantasies: cooling the planet with sun-blocking particles or shades; tinkering with clouds to make them more reflective; removing vast quantities of carbon from the atmosphere. climate engineering and it is looking more practical. Several recent reviews of these ideas conclude that cooling the planet would be technically feasible and economically affordable. There are still plenty of skeptics, but even they have started calling for more research into climate engineering. The skeptics understandably fear the unintended consequences of tampering with the planet’s thermostat, but they also fear the possibility...
  • Obama Admin: Cap And Trade Could Cost Families $1,761 A Year

    09/16/2009 6:24:25 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 38 replies · 2,181+ views
    cbs ^ | 9/15/2009 | Declan McCullagh
    The Obama administration has privately concluded that a cap and trade law would cost American taxpayers up to $200 billion a year, the equivalent of hiking personal income taxes by about 15 percent. A previously unreleased analysis prepared by the U.S. Department of Treasury says the total in new taxes would be between $100 billion to $200 billion a year. At the upper end of the administration's estimate, the cost per American household would be an extra $1,761 a year.
  • Schwarzenegger to veto renewable energy bills (and issue an executive order with the same mandate)

    09/13/2009 8:08:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 943+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2009 | Juliet Williams
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office said Saturday that he would veto legislation requiring a third of California's energy to come from renewable sources by 2020, choosing instead to mandate the change through an executive order. The Democratic bills that passed the state Legislature just before the end of the legislative session Friday would have set up the most aggressive renewable energy standards in the nation. But they also sought to limit the amount of energy from sources such as wind, solar and geothermal that could come from out-of-state. Schwarzenegger and some energy producers said the legislation would set...
  • Confirmed: global warming zealots hate people

    09/09/2009 9:33:59 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 8 replies · 590+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | September 9, 2009 | Janet Daley
    I’ve always suspected this. There can be only one logical conclusion to the anthropogenic global warming campaign: eliminate human beings. Or, at least, reduce to a minimum their number on the planet. Have you had the sneaking suspicion that climate change activists were seeking to suppress every possible life-enhancing human activity from a long hot bath to a long-haul flight to an exotic destination? Have you ever had the sense that they would actually prefer it if you just ceased to occupy space on the earth, using up - as you do - its precious resources to facilitate your own...