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  • Trump admin. waives environmental safeguards to fast-track 69 miles of border wall

    05/15/2020 5:45:36 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    KTXS (ABC, Texas) ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | JULIÁN AGUILAR
    The Trump administration announced Friday that it is waiving several regulations in order to fast-track construction of nearly 70 miles of border barriers and roads in Webb and Zapata counties. The move marks a significant step in fulfilling Trump's election-year goal to have hundreds of miles of fencing or wall in place by the end of the year. The waiver allows the Department of Homeland Security to circumvent regulations mandated in the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, among others, according to text of the notice posted in the federal...
  • Liberals Turning Red as Moore Exposes Hypocrisy of the Greenies

    05/02/2020 8:58:33 AM PDT · by dubyagee · 25 replies
    Dry Morsels ^ | 5/2/20 | Wendy Gilliatt
    The only thing more certain than death is that if a liberal accuses a conservative of doing something, you can be sure the liberal is doing it. For decades, conservatives have been portrayed as anti-environment knuckle-draggers that want to poison the planet because they care more about green money than a green earth. The new documentary, Planet of the Humans, produced by flaming liberal Michael Moore, provides ample evidence it's the left that's been raping planet earth all along.
  • Headdesk: CNN Reporter Pens Insane Climate Change Letter to Newborn Son

    04/27/2020 5:30:25 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/27/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Leave it to a CNN correspondent to exploit his own son’s birth to push his eco-freakish politics in a cringe letter published on CNN’s website. CNN Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir’s piece, headlined “To my son, born in the time of coronavirus and climate change,” dripped with propaganda bashing the Bible and promoting climate extremist Greta Thunberg. It was filled with content liberal outlets have used to promote the virus to push environmentalist drivel. Weir also did a climate video for his son hammering environmentalist points mentioned in the article, which was also posted on CNN.com. Weir wrote to his...
  • Michael Moore stumbles upon the truth about so-called 'green' energy

    04/22/2020 7:40:00 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-22-20 | Andrea Widberg
    Michael Moore is worried about Earth, although he's not focused on fossil fuel and cow farts. Instead, he's worried because he just discovered that green energy is a scam. That's the point in his new documentary, Planet of the Humans, which was released Tuesday for free on YouTube. In a long and poorly written introduction on the YouTube page, the people who made the video explain that the green revolution could have worked out if only the whole movement hadn't sold itself out to the rich and powerful, resulting in a sham and a scam. Skip Moore illustrates the bubble...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary

    03/31/2020 6:02:06 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | March 31, 2020 | White House Press Secretary
    Today, President Donald J. Trump has kept another promise to the American people by releasing the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule that will provide safer and cleaner cars and save American families thousands of dollars in new vehicle costs.  As noted by both car companies and consumer advocates, the previous administration’s unattainable corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO2 emissions standards made new vehicles too expensive for many Americans to afford, forcing them to keep driving their older, more dangerous, and less environmentally friendly vehicles.  In addition to solving these serious problems, the SAFE Vehicles Rule will...
  • Time to Bring the Environmental Impact Process Into the 21st Century

    03/09/2020 11:26:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2020 | Mead Treadwell
    When I was entering high school in the early 1970s, sit-ins for the environment and a new thing called Earth Day were all the rage. I wore a green and white striped eco-flag patch on my Army-surplus jacket. We identified with a non-partisan, global youth movement that was behind efforts to fight air and water pollution. When Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), I believed that America was doing the right thing to mandate an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for major projects that required federal approval. Fifty years hence, I still believe in the spirit and goals of...
  • Bloomberg News Touts ‘Peak Beef,’ Reduction of ‘Belching Cows’

    03/02/2020 12:45:47 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/2/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    To most people throughout human history, more people consuming meat would be an unquestionable good. Inexpensive and readily obtained sources of protein and calories ease the daily struggle to keep body and soul together. But this is 2020, and the media/left aren’t really like most humans. CBS News touted an insane idea that we needed to hit “peak meat” by 2030 to avoid an “ecological disaster." Now, Bloomberg News touts “peak beef” and its effects as a more salient set of talking points.
  • Executive Order on the Establishment of the Environment Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement Under the USMCA Implementation Act

    02/29/2020 1:46:18 PM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | February 29, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and section 811 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (Act) (Public Law 116-113), it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Establishment of Interagency Environment Committee.  The Interagency Environment Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement (Committee) is hereby established to coordinate United States efforts to monitor and enforce environmental obligations consistent with title VIII of the Act and, with respect to Mexico and Canada, to carry out assessments of their environmental laws and policies, to carry...
  • Pennsylvania’s Democratic Civil War. The divide between labor leaders and environmental activists widens in a state dependent on fossil-fuel industries.

    02/18/2020 7:38:44 PM PST · by karpov · 19 replies
    City Journal ^ | February 18, 2020 | Charles F. McElwee
    For generations, Pennsylvania’s blue-collar voters found political refuge in the Democratic Party. Even when the national party moved leftward on social issues, this voting bloc—largely Catholic, with multigenerational roots in coal and steel towns—elected Democrats to defend their economic interests. But the party’s environmental activists are jeopardizing this allegiance. A clash is taking place between progressives, who want a carbon-free future, and organized labor, which sees fossil-fuel industries and the jobs they create as essential for many communities. This opposition, reflective of a national trend, could fracture the party statewide and help ensure another victory for Donald Trump. From Pennsylvania’s...
  • Marcus man sentenced to prison for stealing copper from wind turbines (Iowa)

    02/07/2020 8:05:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | February 7, 2020 | Nick Hytrek
    CHEROKEE, Iowa -- A Marcus, Iowa, man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for stealing copper from wind turbine sites around Marcus and burglarizing several businesses. Andrew Bock, 35, pleaded guilty in Cherokee County District Court to first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree burglary and third-offense possession of a controlled substance. Bock was charged with stealing copper and materials valued at $7,390 from nine wind turbine sites on Oct. 12 or Oct. 13. He was accused of causing $11,080 in damage to the wind turbine sites.
  • 20 "Supercharging" Tesla Stations Soon To Open on I-95 in Madison

    01/22/2020 9:04:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Madison, CT Patch ^ | December 30, 2019 | Jack Kramer, Patch Staff
    MADISON, CT - So-called "Supercharging" Tesla stations will soon be open on both sides of Interstate 95 in Madison. Superchargers are under construction at the 95 Madison rest areas, both northbound and southbound, between exits 61 and 62. Both are 10 stalls. Currently the nearest Superchargers are located in Milford. Tesla supercharging stations charge support peak rates of up to 250kW per car. AModel 3 Long Range operating at peak efficiency can recover up to 75 miles of charge in 5 minutes and charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour. V3 Supercharging will ultimately cut the amount...
  • How Europe Made Itself Dependent on Nefarious Oil Powers

    01/20/2020 8:26:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 16, 2020 | Victor David Hanson
    Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in the North Sea and off the coast of Norway is declining, and the European Union is quietly looking for fossil fuel energy anywhere it can find it. Europe itself is naturally rich in fossil fuels. It likely has more reserves of shale gas than the United States, currently the world’s largest producer of both oil and natural gas. Yet in most European countries, horizontal drilling and fracking to extract gas and oil are...
  • OMG this is real! It’s not that he molested children that got CNN to pay attention it’s that he didn’t have high regard for the environment! WTF CNN?!?

    01/19/2020 2:28:32 PM PST · by blueyon · 47 replies
    Twitter @DonaldJTrumpJr ^ | 1/19/20 | Donald Trump Jr
    ""OMG this is real! It’s not that he molested children that got CNN to pay attention it’s that he didn’t have high regard for the environment! WTF CNN?!? Jeffrey Epstein's disregard for environmental protections showed his disrespect for the law - CNN""
  • New York sues Trump administration to enforce Clean Air Act

    01/16/2020 2:00:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2020 | by Daniel Trotta
    New York and Connecticut sued the Trump administration on Thursday, alleging it has failed to enforce the U.S. Clean Air Act and allowed five neighboring states to pump unhealthy levels of pollution into their states. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan asks the court to compel President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency to protect states that are downwind from other states with excessive air pollution. “More than two-thirds of New Yorkers regularly breathe unhealthy air, yet the Trump administration continues to ignore the smog caused by upwind air pollution,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in...
  • California waterways polluted with alarming levels of dangerous fecal bacteria due to homelessness

    01/12/2020 1:39:05 PM PST · by lowbridge · 143 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | January 12, 2019 | Samantha Chang
    California’s beaches, rivers, and streams have become contaminated with alarming levels of dangerous fecal bacteria thanks to the liberal state’s escalating homelessness crisis. President Trump recently spotlighted the terrifying epidemic on Twitter, when he wrote: “We should all work together to clean up these hazardous waste and homeless sites before the whole city rots away. Very bad and dangerous conditions, also severely impacting the Pacific Ocean and water supply. Pelosi must work on this mess and turn her district around!” Predictably, the Left mocked Trump, saying he was wrong. A San Francisco official even disputed his allegations. However, experts say Trump is...
  • McConnell Helps Deliver Decisive Blow to Win the ‘War on Carp’

    01/11/2020 6:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2020 | Ryan Shucard
    I get it, with all the impeachment and war with Iran hysteria, why would anyone care to cover the ongoing war against Asian Carp. It’s more likely that most people have never heard of the Asian Carp, nor seen a news story about just how much havoc these invasive fish have wreaked over the years. On those sentiments alone you’re probably wondering why anyone should care about the problem or about millions of taxpayer dollars sent to turn the tides against the Asian Carp? It’s true, of all the things repeatedly and often moronically pile-driven into our heads by the...
  • Time To Modernize Archaic Environmental Rules

    01/11/2020 5:23:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2020 | Gerard Scimeca
    With the new decade upon us, policymakers should make a New Year’s resolution to revamp a set of environmental rules that are more outmoded than the disco era and leisure suits they predate. Recently, 33 industry groups sent a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Mary Neumayr requesting to “expeditiously proceed” with plans to modernize the outdated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations.NEPA was enacted with the best of intentions while the Environmental Protection Agency was still in its infancy. It began, modestly enough, as an effort to better understand potential negative impacts that major construction...
  • Lawnmower produces more pollution than 43 cars

    01/10/2020 7:36:21 AM PST · by rey · 75 replies
    10 Jan 2020
    Years ago, some sharp person here set me straight on how one gallon of fuel, approximately 8 lbs, could produce gases weighing more than the original fuel by combining with other atmospheric gases. Now I read CA wants to ban all gas-powered lawn tools to include golf courses and athletic fields as one mower produces more pollution than 43 new cars driven 12,000 miles a year (516,000 miles total). Most lawn mowers are single cylinder and most cars are 4 cylinders but a great many are 6 or 8 and car cylinders are a much larger displacement than lawnmowers and...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, January 10, 2020 [prayer]

    01/10/2020 2:37:28 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    Jan 10, 2020 | FR Intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for our nation.
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Modernizing Environmental Policies and Paving the Way

    01/09/2020 3:23:05 PM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | January 9, 2020 | Whitehouse
    Full Title: President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Modernizing Environmental Policies and Paving the Way for Vital Infrastructure Improvements "The administration is committed to ensuring that we are good stewards of our environment, while supporting American prosperity."~President Donald J. TrumpMODERNIZING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS: President Donald J. Trump is modernizing environmental regulations to deliver infrastructure projects that will improve our communities. The Administration is proposing a rule to modernize and accelerate environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) so that infrastructure can be built in a timely, efficient, and affordable manner. Modernizing environmental regulations will help bring new infrastructure...