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  • The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it

    02/14/2019 8:02:19 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/12/2019 | Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni
    The Senate on Tuesday passed the most sweeping conservation legislation in a decade, protecting millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country and establishing four new national monuments honoring heroes including Civil War soldiers and a civil rights icon. The 662-page measure, which passed 92 to 8, represented an old-fashioned approach to dealmaking that has largely disappeared on Capitol Hill. Senators from across the ideological spectrum celebrated home-state gains and congratulated each other for bridging the partisan divide. “It touches every state, features the input of a wide coalition of our colleagues, and...
  • When did driving become a problem that needs to be solved?

    02/07/2019 12:51:55 PM PST · by ppaul · 67 replies
    TheTribune ^ | 02/06/2019 | Tim Jackson
    A fundamentally American freedom is under attack. The automobile defined the 20th century in the United States. Mass production made cars available to the nation's middle class and helped create the modern suburb, where most Americans now live. Driving became part of coming of age in America...Meanwhile, some cities have put their drivers on forced road diets. They are reducing lanes available to drivers on key arterial streets...The goal is to discourage driving by intentionally reducing capacity and creating traffic congestion by design...The bottom line is they want to force more residents to use alternative transportation by making driving as...
  • (NJ) Murphy close to signing new tax — on rain!

    02/04/2019 7:42:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | 02.02.19 | Sergio Bichao
    Every time it rains, it could be raining pennies from property owners if Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation that could end up taxing stormwater runoff.  The Assembly last week passed a bill that would allow for the creation of local or regional stormwater utilities. The utilities would have the power to collect fees from properties with large paved surfaces such as parking lots.The state Senate version of the bill passed in June. Both bills advanced along party lines, with most Democrats in favor. State Sens. Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-Somerset, a sponsor of the bill, and Sam Thompson, R-Middlesex, were the...
  • Clemson Professor Calls For Human Extinction To Protect Environment

    01/28/2019 6:41:09 AM PST · by blam · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-28-2019 | Tom Ciccotta
    A Clemson philosophy argued recently that he wants all humans to die off as a punishment for their treatment of animals and the environment. Since his article was published in the New York Times, he has refused to defend his opinion. According to a report from The College Fix, Clemson University Professor Todd May recently called for the end of human existence and has refused to defend his argument. May argued that humans do far more bad than good. What are humanity’s worst crimes according to the professor? These include oppression of animals and destruction of the environment. The New...
  • An ambitious plan to change how we build housing

    12/15/2018 4:16:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Builder ^ | December 10, 2018 | Fast Company
    Fast Company reports on a Chicago company that is betting big on modular apartment construction. Just beyond the snowy streets and neatly packed three-flats of Chicago’s southwest side, the factory at 3348 South Pulaski appears like a low gray monolith, spanning nearly 10 normal blocks and serving as a boundary between the residential neighborhood and the city’s industrial freight hub. Inside, the Chicago general contractor Skender is setting up what amounts to an apartment factory: An assembly line that will crank into gear in the spring, producing standardized apartment units ready to be bolted into a steel-framed stack on a...
  • Greater sage grouse kills Oregon wind-energy project

    04/20/2017 2:11:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    After years of creating headaches for the oil-and-gas industry, the greater sage grouse is now standing in the way of renewable energy. The U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday killed a major wind-energy project slated for southeast Oregon over concerns about its impact on a local sage grouse population in a victory for environmental groups, which had fought the proposal for years. The 104-megawatt project, which would have spread up to 70 wind turbines and a transmission line across 10,500 acres in rural Harney County, was decried by environmentalists as an “industrial scale wind development” that would have disrupted...
  • Supreme Court reins in the feds' land grab for endangered species

    11/27/2018 9:42:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The federal government can’t designate land as a habitat for an endangered species on the mere prospect that the species might eventually move there, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, delivering a victory to property owners. In a unanimous ruling the justices rejected the federal government’s attempt to designate roughly 1,500 acres in Louisiana as critical space for the dusky gopher frog.
  • USMCA Sneaking UN Law of the Sea Treaty Through The Back Door?

    11/15/2018 6:37:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    USMCA trade agreement, Sustainable Development, and LOST USMCA Sneaking UN Law of the Sea Treaty Through The Back Door The legal dictionary defines sovereignty as “the power of a state to do everything necessary to govern itself, such as making, applying and executing laws; imposing and collecting taxes; making war and peace; and forming treaties or engaging in commerce with foreign nations.” It is thus quite surprising that the new USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada) trade agreement which is to replace NAFTA contains a new chapter (24) on Environment which was not in the NAFTA agreement. The three Parties recognize Sustainable Development...
  • A New Target in the Fight Against Plastic: Paper Cups

    10/29/2018 7:47:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 29, 2018 | Saabira Chaudhuri
    The growing backlash against plastic waste has a new target: paper coffee cups. Paper cups sourced from sustainable forests have for years been hailed as a more environmentally friendly option than plastic foam, with Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. and McDonald’s Corp. recently pledging to switch to paper. But paper cups are attracting new scrutiny, because they contain a tightly bonded plastic lining that needs to be separated before the paper can be recycled. The process requires specialist facilities, meaning most cups, even if put in the recycling bin, end up as trash. The issue is gaining attention as consumer awareness...
  • SF spends $300,000 to register noncitizen voters — a whopping 49 sign up ( San Francisco )

    10/28/2018 7:33:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 28, 2018 | Matier & Ross
    San Francisco’s effort to get noncitizen parents to the ballot box is pretty much a bust the first time out, with only 49 signing up to vote in the Nov. 6 election. Back in July, the city began registering noncitizens — including undocumented immigrants — to vote in school board elections. The program is the first-of-its-kind in California and followed passage of a 2016 San Francisco ballot measure opening school elections to noncitizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19. The city spent about $310,000 setting up the new registration system and...
  • How Scientists Cracked the Climate Change Case

    10/25/2018 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2018 | By Gavin Schmidt
    The latest report from the world’s climate scientists has made clear the size of the challenge if the world is to stay below the global warming limit hoped for in the Paris climate agreement. Unfortunately, with current trends we are likely to cross this threshold within the next two decades because we are already two-thirds of the way there. But how do we know what is driving these climate trends? It comes down to the same kind of detective work that typifies a crime scene investigation, only here we are dealing with a case that encompasses the whole world. Let...
  • Ohio State employs 88 diversity-related staffers at a cost of $7.3M annually

    09/06/2018 10:09:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | Derek Draplin
    Ohio State University employs nearly 90 diversity-related administrative employees, which costs taxpayers in the Buckeye State about $7.3 million in salaries and benefits annually,... The 88 administrators receive an estimated $7.3 million in total compensation, which includes $5.38 million in salaries and an estimated $1.89 million in fringe benefits. “To put that administrative expense into perspective, about 750 in-state students could get a full scholarship for tuition and fees if those dollars were directed to student financial aid. Stated differently, it takes the entire tuition dollars from 750 in-state students to pay for those 88 diversicrats,” economics Professor Mark ....
  • Global warming policy: Is population left out in the cold?

    08/17/2018 11:14:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Science Magazine.org ^ | August 17, 2018 | by John Bongaarts, Brian C. O'Neill
    Summary Would slowing human population growth lessen future impacts of anthropogenic climate change? With an additional 4 billion people expected on the planet by 2100, the answer seems an obvious “yes.” Indeed, substantial scientific literature backs up this intuition. Many nongovernmental organizations undertake climate- and population-related activities, and national adaptation plans for most of the least-developed countries recognize population growth as an important component of vulnerability to climate impacts. But despite this evidence, much of the climate community, notably the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the primary source of scientific information for the international climate change policy process, is...
  • Smart Growth and Green Growth--It is Not What You Think

    08/15/2018 12:57:38 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    "If the Smart Growth plans are fully implemented, density in American cities will be as much as three times higher than those currently in New York City" “Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption, and set levels of mortality control.”—Professor Maurice King Progressives (regressives) have been educating (indoctrinating) our American children for decades, inculcating (forcing) ideas such as political correctness (approved speech), globalism (one world government), global warming/climate change (redistribution of wealth), income equality (confiscation of wealth), resistance (anarchy), social justice (reverse discrimination), and tolerance (intolerance).
  • Barrasso Condemns Bank of the West Anti-Fossil Fuels Policies

    08/09/2018 6:33:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Wyoming Network ^ | 8-8-18 | John Barrasso
    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Bank of the West President and Chief Executive Officer Nandita Bakhshi pushing back on the bank’s decision to no longer conduct business with companies engaged in the exploration and production of coal, oil and natural gas. Bank of the West, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has 23 branches with dedicated employees who work hard to serve communities and families across Wyoming. In his letter, Barrasso condemned the San Francisco headquarter’s attack on Wyoming’s communities and businesses that depend on fossil fuels for energy security, jobs and economic growth. “This misguided and...
  • UN ‘Green Growth’ Education Envisions State Control of Private Property

    08/05/2018 9:51:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 8/2/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    The United Nations is promoting an agenda that is being used to transform American life and property rights around the country. While the brave new world promised by the U.N. may be visible in two communities in Virginia, a hamlet in Alabama gives hope that Americans can fight back and win against the powerful interests pushing these changes in how we live. I described in my book, “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy,” what life was like in the EcoVillage in Loudon County, Virginia, then at the forefront of the smart/green growth agenda. According to the Washington Post in 2011, the...
  • Feds: Backyard flocks sicken people in 44 states [Chickens]

    07/24/2018 6:40:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | July 23, 2018, 5:21 PM | By Kate Gibson
    Live poultry in backyard flocks are linked to several multistate outbreaks of salmonella infections that have now sickened 212 people in 44 states, federal health officials warned Monday. The most recent illnesses began on June 21, with 88 of the cases reported in the last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, said in an advisory. The federal agency is working with multiple states in investigating several outbreaks of salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, it said. A half-dozen strains of salmonella bacteria have sickened people starting in the middle of February,...
  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. “No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s...
  • Cattle producer says wolves cause breeding problems ( Washington )

    06/17/2018 8:42:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Chewelah Independent) ^ | June 6, 2018 | Brandon Hansen
    A troubling trend has occurred for ranchers in NE Washington ... cattle are experiencing breeding issues since the migration of wolves to the area... the rate of female cows .. that didn’t become pregnant has increased from five percent to about 20 percent. A cow must raise a calf every summer for the rancher to recoup costs ... Diamond M also has a winter range to cut costs, but when wolves came into the area about a decade ago, they’ve seen their cattle attacked ... Texas A&M University agreed with the open cow side effect from wolves, and an Eastern...
  • The Humanitarian Hoax of “Convenient” Google Chromebook Education

    06/12/2018 9:28:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/18 | Linda Goudsmit
    Killing America With Kindness: Google provides a curated one-world curriculum preloaded onto its Chromebooks The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy. Convenience is prioritized in 21st century life. Electronic devices that communicate with each other are marketed with the flattering descriptor “Smart” devices. Futuristic Smart Homes feature everything Smart from appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that can communicate with each other and be...