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  • Hanging together to save affordable power:energy suppliers threatened by radical green advocates

    04/07/2016 5:31:13 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 15 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/6/16 | t harris
    Throughout history, clever strategists have taken advantage of divisions within the ranks of their enemies to win otherwise unlikely victories. Military leaders would play tribe against tribe, province against province and then prey on the weaknesses that disunity brings. The Sierra Club’s “Energy Resources Policy,” adopted by its board of directors on Oct. 22, 2015, is a case in point. Among the resources opposed by the Sierra Club are: • Coal-fired power plants • Coal-bed methane • Oil shale • Oil sands • New offshore oil drilling • Synthetic natural gas • New natural gas electricity generation • Hydraulic fracking...
  • BRILLIANT! Watch Ted Cruz DESTROY Sierra Club President on Climate Change

    10/06/2015 6:44:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 129 replies
    The Right Scoop via Sen Ted Cruz ^ | 8-10-2015 | The Right Scoop via Sen Ted Cruz
    This is excellent. Ted Cruz masterfully debates Sierra Club President, Aaron Mair, on Climate Change, asking him about the objective data that shows no significant warming trend in the last 18 years. But Mair only wanted to focus on a study that he agrees with, that says 97 percent of scientists say the earth is cooking or something and claims the science is settled and no longer up for debate. It was pathetic. Cruz took him apart, exposing the fact that he doesn’t know what the heck he’s talking about, and then schooled a Democrat who objected. Watch:
  • Good News: American Eco-Fascists Now Praising Saudis As Their "Best Ally" in Fight Against Keystone

    02/03/2015 8:36:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week the Senate, with votes from Democrats and Republicans, passed long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline legislation. President Obama is planning on vetoing the legislation despite broad support from lawmakers and the American people. In the meantime, the Saudis are doing everything they can to undermine U.S. domestic oil production and far-left eco-fascist groups like the Sierra Club are loving it. Washington Free Beacon's Lachlan Markay has the details: Saudi Arabia’s efforts to “drown” American energy producers make the oil-rich theocracy a crucial ally of the environmentalist movement, according to a leading green group. The House of Saud, the kingdom’s royal family,...
  • Ebola riot in Sierra Leone kills two as WHO to launch vaccine trials

    10/23/2014 1:55:56 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 26 replies
    Sowetan Live ^ | October 23, 2014 | By Sapa-AFP
    [cut] Meanwhile doctors said Wednesday two people died in a riot the day before in eastern Sierra Leone, which erupted when health workers tried to take a blood sample from a 90-year-old woman suspected of having Ebola. Several buildings were attacked and gangs of youths roamed the streets shouting "No more Ebola!" Sierra Leone and neighbouring Guinea and Liberia are the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak, the world's worst ever, which has killed more than 4,500 people including a handful outside the region. Health teams are working desperately to slow the alarming spread of the virus, with experts warning the...
  • Sierra Leone: Infection numbers high, control chaotic

    10/08/2014 3:12:36 PM PDT · by Prospero · 5 replies
    Awareness Times (Sierra Leone) ^ | 10/8/2014 | Augustine Samba / Quadic Bangura
    The rate of infection of Ebola virus amongst residents of the Western Area is shooting up at an alarming rate that has caused many observers to tell this newspaper they were bracing up for an impending catastrophe on Freetown if the speed of infection does not slow. Freetown now has 528 lab-confirmed cases, almost 100 more than Kenema, at 431 lab-confirmed cases.Western Area might soon top Kailahun’s 532 cases, becoming the area with the largest numbers. Another concern has been inability to restrict movements of households under quarantine.State of Emergency Law requires recorded households be quarantined with security forces expected...
  • Are Truck Buyers Avoiding GM Because of Bailout?

    10/07/2013 9:07:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2013 | Mark Modica
    Chevy Silverado: "Strong" Commercial | Chevrolet 1:03 minute One of the most disappointing aspects of last week's sales results from General Motors was the underperformance of the much-hyped new truck offerings from the company. While the industry-leading Ford F-Series saw sales increase about 10 percent to around 60,500 vehicles for the month, GM's combined sales for its competing Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra fell approximately 8 percent to about 46,000 units. GM's Obama-appointed management's performance in trying to explain the declining sales was as lame as the sales results. Amongst the excuses for disappointing truck sales, GM did not include...
  • Pregnant mom in dead baby case gets to leave jail

    09/23/2013 4:17:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 23, 2013 | Rafael Olmeda,
    The mother of a baby whose body was found buried in their Hallandale Beach backyard in January was cleared for release from a Broward jail Monday, days away from the imminent birth of her fourth child. Brittney Sierra, 22, who is nine months pregnant, had her $100,000 bail eliminated after prosecutors announced they were downgrading charges against her stemming from the July 2011 disappearance of her 5-month-old son, Dontrell Melvin, whose buried remains were discovered in the backyard of the home where he lived with his parents.
  • Sierra Club Decides to Break Law to Stop Keystone Pipeline

    01/24/2013 7:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a "one-time" use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline. Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law.
  • Ousted EPA administrator vows to “stop the construction of any new coal plants in Texas”

    08/06/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rob Bluey
    Al Armendariz's big mouth cost him his job as a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Now that he's working for the Sierra Club, Armendariz appears even more opinionated about the industry he once regulated.In his first comments since resigning from EPA in April, Armendariz unloaded on the coal industry, called President Obama the most environmental president ever, and attacked the state of Texas for fighting the EPA in court. He also addressed the controversy surrounding his comments comparing the EPA's philosophy to the brutal tactics used by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its adversaries.Armendariz's most pointed comments...
  • “Nature Fakery”

    02/22/2012 11:22:41 AM PST · by Parmenio · 18 replies
    Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution) ^ | February 22, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    At the turn of the twentieth century, President Theodore Roosevelt became embroiled in a public controversy over how some writers and naturalists described the natural world in overly anthropomorphic and sentimental terms. In a 1907 article attacking Jack London, among other writers, Roosevelt popularized the moniker “nature fakers,” those writers whom Roosevelt called “an object of derision to every scientist worthy of the name, to every real lover of the wilderness, to every faunal naturalist, to every true hunter or nature lover. But it is evident that [the nature faker] completely deceives many good people who are wholly ignorant of...
  • Study: Sierra snowfall consistent over 130 years

    02/15/2012 1:04:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/15/12 | Peter Fimrite
    Snowfall in the Sierra Nevada has remained consistent for 130 years, with no evidence that anything has changed as a result of climate change, according to a study released Tuesday. The analysis of snowfall data in the Sierra going back to 1878 found no more or less snow overall - a result that, on the surface, appears to contradict aspects of recent climate change models. John Christy, the Alabama state climatologist who authored the study, said the amount of snow in the mountains has not decreased in the past 50 years, a period when greenhouse gases were supposed to have...
  • Climate plan for Stockton has hefty price tag

    02/09/2012 8:53:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Stockton Record (CA) ^ | February 9, 2012 | By Alex Breitler
    STOCKTON - The city has a tentative plan to combat climate change, more than three years after reaching a legal settlement with the Sierra Club and then-Attorney General Jerry Brown. It wouldn't be cheap. If adopted by the Stockton City Council later this year, the plan could cost the city $28.5 million and could cost the private sector $240 million, the document says. The plan itself acknowledges it would require "substantial effort on the part of the entire Stockton community" at a time when people are struggling to pay their bills and keep businesses open.
  • Sierra Club, Audubon settle with SWEPCO on Turk power plant (Arkansas)

    12/24/2011 4:59:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 12/22/11 | Max Brantley
    Sierra Club, Audubon settle with SWEPCO on Turk power plantPosted by Max Brantley on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM The Sierra Club and Audubon Arkansas have announced a settlement with SWEPCO, the utility building the Turk coal-fired power plant in Hempstead County. This ends legal challenges to the plant and will be reflected in a consent decree to be filed in federal court later today in Texarkana. Nicholas Akins, CEO of American Electric Power, SWEPCO's parent, said in a release: “The provisions of the agreement are consistent with our commitment to renewable energy, energy efficiency and overall environmental...
  • Winter returns to the Sierra; Snow above 6,000 feet

    10/04/2011 8:10:54 PM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    KTVU ^ | October 4, 2011
    A cold weather front took aim at Northern California Tuesday, packing a potent punch with as much as 10 inches of snow for the Sierra peaks, the earliest return of winter conditions to Tahoe since 1969, according to weather forecasters. According to the Central Sierra Snow Lab, the flurries predicted with this storm will make the shortest duration between snow storms since 1969. The lab – located in Norden – got its last measurable snow on July 1 – 96 days ago.
  • Premortem for Sierra County (CA)

    05/26/2011 8:22:44 AM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    Sierra County Prospect ^ | 5/21/11 | Unknown
    The nature freaks, in their blissful ignorance and holy calling to do good, have killed gold dredging and are working to kill OHV and snowmobiling. The SPI cogen plant in Loyalton, the one chance for long-term sustainability, is cold to touch, locked in the grip of legal and financial mumbo-jumbo. As is always the case with colony states, the power of our future lies in the hands of wealthy men far away, men who know nothing and care nothing for our plight.
  • Storms dump 4-9 feet of snow in Sierra this week

    02/18/2011 10:22:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SDFGate,com ^ | 2/18/11 | AP
    Reno, Nev. (AP) -- The latest in a string of powerful storms is dropping heavy snow and causing widespread school closures and traffic delays Friday in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. The Alpine Meadows ski resort just north of Tahoe reports receiving up to 4 feet of snow over a 24-hour period ending Friday morning for a total of as much as 9 feet of snow since the storms began on Monday. Other Sierra resorts are reporting 4 to 7 feet of new snow this week.
  • Climate change threatens Sierra, delta, group says

    01/06/2011 6:59:32 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle - SF Gate ^ | January 6, 2011 | Kelly Zito, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Two of California's most treasured natural settings are also among the most imperiled landscapes on Earth, as disruptive changes in climate patterns promise to melt glaciers, dry out rivers and set forests ablaze in coming generations, says a coalition of conservation, sporting and community groups. Unless people significantly alter the way they manage water supplies and fuel their cars and homes, the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta will become increasingly hostile to already-dwindling wildlife and fish species, the Endangered Species Coalition said in a report released Wednesday. Likewise for the Hawaiian Islands, Southwest deserts, Arctic sea ice and...
  • Red-legged frogs get 48-acre preserve in Sierra

    11/24/2010 1:28:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/24/10 | David Perlman
    The California red-legged frog, threatened for decades by spreading subdivisions, pesticides and logging, has found a sanctuary in the Sierra Nevada. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife has approved an agreement between two conservation organizations permanently protecting a 48-acre site known as the Big Gun Preserve near Foresthill in Placer County. The wildlife service listed the frogs as threatened in 1966 under the Endangered Species Act. The land is owned by a unique nonprofit company called Westervelt Ecological Services, the conservation arm of a century-old Alabama lumber company, which buys up properties to preserve wildlife habitats and endangered natural environments. The...
  • Big Green CEOs Earn More Than Climate ‘Deniers’

    10/01/2010 11:09:35 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-29-10 | Mark Tapscott
    ...For all environmental nonprofits nationwide, Charity Navigator said the median salary for the top executive is $120,000. In other words, the median salary for the top officials with these 15 groups is $96,720 higher than the regional average for all nonprofits.
  • Sarah Palin Jabs Media “Loggers Rock” On Palm At Sierra Cascade Logging In CA

    02/09/2010 9:35:07 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 14 replies · 820+ views
    Sarah Palin received a rock star’s welcome at the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference where she spoke before the first of two sold-out shows at the Redding Convention Center monday. That’s 4,000 people who paid between $54 for a balcony seat to $74 for a floor seat. I had a floor seat - second row, so near the tower of speakers that I followed the example of people around me and wadded tissue in my right ear to reduce the volume.