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  • Strategic Negligence:Sierra Club Distortions on Border/Immigration Policy Undermining its Legacy

    11/02/2009 11:04:17 AM PST · by AuntB · 10 replies · 1,046+ views
    Center for Immigration studies ^ | October 2009 | Jerry Kammer
    “To explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. To practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.” — Sierra Club mission statement. Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress — 2004 book by Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope. “The raging monster upon the land is population growth. In its presence, sustainability is but a fragile theoretical concept.” – Edward O. Wilson,...
  • Taxes fund environmental suits - Environmental law firms reap billions in fees to fund lawsuits

    10/18/2009 4:46:46 PM PDT · by girlangler · 42 replies · 2,202+ views
    The Capital Press ^ | 10/15, 2009 | Mitch Lies
    Taxes fund environmental suits - Environmental law firms reap billions in fees to fund lawsuits October 15, 2009 The federal government has paid out billions of dollars to environmental groups for attorney fees and costs, according to data assembled by a Cheyenne, Wyoming, lawyer. Karen Budd-Falen of Budd-Falen Law Offices [ or 307-632-5105] said the government between 2003 and 2007 paid more than $4.7 billion in taxpayer money to environmental law firms -- and that's just in the lawsuits she tracked. The actual figure, she said, is far greater. "I think we only found that the iceberg exists," she said....
  • The Environmental Stalinists Sound the Alarm

    09/08/2009 8:16:11 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 720+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | September 7, 2009 | David Horowitz
    The night Van Jones resigned, Newsreal editor David Swindle emailed me and said: watch how long it takes them to use the “L” word. That’s not for liberal, mind you; it’s for “lynch.” Destruction of the enemy is always the agenda of the left. While conservatives prepare arguments, assemble evidence, leftists are busy looking into their quivers for a poison arrow, which always turns out to be a tainted label, and always pretty much the same label: racist (or sexist, or Islamophobe). So it wasn’t surprising to see the following post from Carl Pope the radical head of the Sierra...
  • White Male Sierra Club Head Defends Van Jones: Couldn't Help Himself Because He's Black

    09/06/2009 6:46:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 52 replies · 3,466+ views
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 | Kristinn
    Carl Pope, the white male executive director of the Sierra Club wrote an after the fact defense of former Obama administration official Van Jones published at the Huffington Post tonight that smears everyone, including Jones, with racial insults.Pope says he served with Jones on the board of the Apollo Alliance and calls himself a friend of Jones.But like so many privileged liberal white males, Pope doesn't see Jones as a Yale Law grad and successful author. No, he sees Jones as just another black man from the ghetto.Pope lets his inner racist out as he writes a defense of Jones...
  • Groups target GOP on cap-and-trade

    08/25/2009 9:46:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 1,083+ views
    Politico ^ | 08/25/09 | Ben Smith
    Four independent groups are launching more than $1 million in attack ads Tuesday targeting five House Republicans who voted against energy legislation in June, spokespeople for the groups said. The ads from the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, MoveOn and Americans United for Change, will target Reps. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), Denny Rehberg (R- Mont.), Roy Blunt (R- Mo.) and two Virginia Republicans, Frank Wolf and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor. The ad casts the members as siding with “big oil and energy interests” and against “the jobs we really need” because they voted against the legislation that would...
  • The Apollo Alliance ( what are they building ? ) (VIDEO)

    07/30/2009 7:04:41 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 1,572+ views
    Glenn Beck via RBO ^ | July 29th | Procrustes
    Below Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck explains the Apollo Alliance on his July 28 show. Beck mentions the Obama administration’s “stimulus” blueprint, “The New Apollo Program: Clean Energy, Good Jobs,” which you can read here.
  • Environmentalists file in Va. to block power line

    07/28/2009 3:34:14 AM PDT · by shove_it · 37 replies · 1,111+ views
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Sierra Club has joined other environmental groups in intervening in Virginia proceedings to try to block a high-voltage multistate transmission line. The Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, said it filed papers Monday with Virginia's State Corporation Commission. SCC spokesman Ken Schrad says Monday was the deadline for intervening in the $1.9 billion line proposed by Pennsylvania's Allegheny Energy Co. and Ohio's American Electric Power Co. The Piedmont Environmental Council and the National Wildlife Federation also have filed notices of participation. The 765-kilovolt Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline, or PATH, would run across parts of northern Virginia and...

    08/10/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | August 10, 2003 | LANCE TAPLEY
    Dr. Howard Dean’s fans come out for the big Democratic summer shindig As Tom Andrews, the director of the leading national antiwar coalition, began his speech at the Maine Democrats’ big outdoor summer shindig in Falmouth, John Baldacci signaled his bodyguard/driver to move the large, dark SUV up the driveway. The vehicle soon hid in the trees, its engine quietly humming. At first, the governor seemed to be paying attention as Andrews, the former First District congressman, launched into rousing tales of how the country, under President George W. Bush, had gone "from peace and prosperity to war and recession."...
  • Tittel: Corzine is bizarre-o Obama when it comes to the environment

    07/16/2009 4:57:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 239+ views ^ | July 16, 2009 | MATT FRIEDMAN
    Sierra Club New Jersey Director Jeff Tittel continued his unrelenting assault on Gov. Corzine’s environmental record today. Just two hours before Obama took the stage at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel to rally the Democratic base for Gov. Corzine, Tittel put out a release calling the governor “Unbama.” “The Sierra Club, which endorsed President Obama for election and has worked with his administration on many environmental issues, finds the differences between the Obama and Corzine Administration’s striking. In many instances when it comes to the environment they are on opposite sides,” said Tittel, whose organization yesterday issued a...
  • E.P.A. to Consider Rollback of Bush Coal Policy

    02/17/2009 2:18:08 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 488+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2009 | Kate Galbraith
    The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it will consider whether to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants, in a potential reversal of Bush administration policy. According to the Sierra Club, Lisa Jackson, the new E.P.A. administrator, has granted its petition that the agency reconsider a controversial decision in December by Stephen Johnson, the Bush administration’s E.P.A. administrator, stating that officials weighing federal applications by utilities to build new coal-fired power plants cannot consider their greenhouse gas output. “Today’s announcement should cast significant further doubt on the approximately 100 coal-fired power plants that the industry is trying to rush...
  • CA: GOP pushing to weaken emissions standards (ecoNuts fuming over potential concessions)

    01/27/2009 5:06:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 409+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/27/09 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO — While praising President Barack Obama's moves to allow California to impose tighter controls on tailpipe emissions, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger now finds himself under pressure from fellow Republicans demanding that he weaken the state's broader greenhouse-gas laws as part of any deal to solve the budget crisis. The possibility of compromising the state's landmark standards to curb global warming has environmentalists fuming. They also worry that Democrats will be forced to trade environmental safeguards for GOP concessions on raising revenue. “This is fiscal blackmail,” said Bill Magavern, state director of the Sierra Club. “They know they could never achieve...
  • Critics cite offshore drilling damage (VA Dems oppose drilling)

    01/14/2009 5:57:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies · 397+ views
    Newport News Daily Press ^ | 1/14/2009 | Kimball Payne
    Environmental activists and prominent Virginia Democrats banded together Tuesday to tell the federal government to abandon plans to open the state's coastline to oil and natural gas drilling by the end of 2011. Congress allowed a ban on offshore drilling to expire at the end of September, and the U.S. Department of the Interior has been collecting feedback from citizens, elected officials and environmental groups on plans to open up tracts off the state's coastline in the next three years. As the comment period ended Tuesday, a handful of conservation groups sent letters to the federal Minerals Management Service saying...
  • CA: Ruling may sharply reduce California refinery pollution

    12/20/2008 9:03:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 866+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/20/08 | Margot Roosevelt
    Toxic air pollution spikes from California's 21 refineries may be sharply curtailed in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision Friday in Washington. In a suit brought by the Sierra Club and other groups, the court struck down a 14-year-old federal regulation thatallowed refineries, chemical plants and other industrial plants to exceed pollution limits during start-ups, shutdowns and equipment outages. Public health advocates in Southern California's oil refinery hub hailed the decision, saying that facilities routinely operate in malfunction mode to evade pollution caps. ... The Environmental Protection Agency regulation amounted to a "gaping loophole," according to the...
  • Green activists find new ally in US unions

    12/14/2008 8:31:40 PM PST · by hattend · 7 replies · 487+ views
    AP ^ | Sun Dec 14, 12:09 pm ET | VANESSA GERA
    POZNAN, Poland – Some U.S. labor groups that have long feared environmental campaigns as a threat to American jobs are starting to see advantages in going green. This evolution was clear at this week's U.N. climate talks in Poland, where several American labor groups and environmental activists made joint appeals for policies that would promote high-tech renewable energy as the answer to both climate change and job losses.... snip ....Foster said unions and green groups have waged joint lobbying efforts nationwide for laws increasing energy efficiency and promoting renewable energies, and they have teamed up for numerous court battles against...
  • The most Absurd Political Statement Seen in this Election!

    11/04/2008 8:47:19 AM PST · by off-roader · 23 replies · 1,230+ views
    Sierra Club Mailer | 11/4/08 | Self
    This is directly off of a flyer that the jackholes from the Sierra Club sent to every household in Vegas. On Global Warming they claim that Barack Obama... "Has a plan to cut global warming pollution 80% by 2050. Will help bring energy costs down by requiring polluters to pay for their pollution and refund that money to the consumers"WHAT THE FLYING F !?!?!?!?!?!I have a headache trying to make legitimate sense of this absolute garbage. Obviously "the polluters" are American utilities and industry. These liars are saying that when the cost of providing services and products goes up due...
  • Prop 8 briefs: Sierra Club silent on Prop 8 (Endorses No on Prop 4)

    10/24/2008 9:40:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Bay Area Reporter ^ | 10/23/2008 | Cynthia Laird
    The Sierra Club, one of the country's foremost environmental clubs, declined to take a position on Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban, but urged Californians to vote no on Proposition 4, the parental notification measure. Some gays were surprised at the club's omission of the most controversial initiative on the November ballot. The club took positions on several other state ballot measures that concerned environmental issues. Bill Magavern, the California director of the club, told the Bay Area Reporter Monday that Prop 8 "never came up" during meetings of the group's two volunteer committees that determine endorsements. "The last time...
  • Please FReep! this animal rescue site, each click provides food donations

    10/04/2008 11:05:28 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 35 replies · 892+ views
    The Animal Rescue Site ^ | 10-4-2008 | Edzo
    Just go this page once you click it shows you a page of ads, and says: Thank You — your click has been counted! You've given the value of .6 bowls of food to rescued animals. The ads below make The Animal Rescue Site possible. Thats it! No strings attached
  • EPA puzzled by Coeur Alaska pullout

    09/25/2008 10:58:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 287+ views
    JUNEAU EMPIRE ^ | 9/25/2008 | Kate Golden
    A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency permitter was surprised to hear Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. blame her agency when it pulled out of the Kensington gold mine permit process. While the company announced EPA comments on the environmental review of the mine would trigger months of delay, EPA scientist Patty McGrath was expecting they would be addressed in a couple of weeks. "They made this decision on their own, without discussing it with us first, which is why we don't understand why they're pointing to our comments as the reason for the delay," McGrath said. Coeur announced it was canceling the...
  • Affidavit: Southlake man keyed more than one Hummer

    09/23/2008 4:22:26 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 17 replies · 230+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 9/23/08 | Bill Miller
    A self-confessed hostility toward people who drive Hummers, along with worries about family and finances, prompted a 72-year-old Southlake man to scratch paint on five of the sports utility vehicles, police said.... The vehicles, he complained, "have a big carbon footprint and they use four times as much gas as the rest of us," according to the affidavit. Detective K. Fulgium, who wrote the affidavit, also said Jeppe complained that Hummer drivers take two parking spaces and "park wherever they want." Jeppe told Fulgium that he is a member of two well-known environmental groups....Police subsequently learned that the man was...
  • The EcoTerrorist Anthrax Connection

    10/23/2001 4:49:01 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 56 replies · 1,641+ views ^ | October 23, 2001 | Tom DeWeese
    While the remains of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and Washington, DC's Pentagon are "ground zero" for the horrible destruction wrought by foreign terrorists, the nation's forests, research labs, resorts and housing developments have long been "ground zero" for domestic environmentally-driven "ecoterrorists." There may be diabolical links between the two forces. There is a strong possibility that Animal Liberation Front (ALF) terrorists have come into possession of Anthrax as the result of having invaded laboratories that have been researching the disease. This certainly merits investigation as a source for the Anthrax attacks. The fact ...