Posts tagged ‘environment’

July 25, 2012

ABOUND SOLAR’S LACKEYS: 2 Letters From Colorado Congressional Democrats Begging For Taxpayer Cash

 

As The Colorado Observer reported this morning, all seven of Colorado’s Congressional Democrats sent a letter to President Obama’s Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, urging him to approve the Abound Solar loan. Below you’ll find a copy of that letter and Congressman Jared Polis’s earlier missive. 

In July 2010, Obama personally announced Abound Solar’s $400 million loan. In February 2012, Abound Solar halted production and laid off 70% of its staff. In June 2012, Abound Solar announced they were shutting down and filing for bankruptcy.   More…

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June 27, 2012

Geoengineering Could Turn Skies White

 
The white haze that hangs over many major cities could become a familiar sight everywhere if the world decides to try geoengineering to create a cooler planet.

Efforts to reflect away the sun’s rays might also make the sky whitegeoengineering, artificial volcano, climate change, global warmingr, one of many reasons some distrust such geoengineering schemes

Scientists have long suspected that one oft-discussed geoengineering technique — shooting tiny sulfate particles into the upper atmosphere to deflect sunlight — could turn the blue sky white. Nature has already provided a basic proof of concept. When Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, spewing tons of sulfate particles in the atmosphere, it temporarily whitened the sky.  More…

June 27, 2012

Geoengineering explained by G. Edward Griffin

From BrasscheckTV.com

June 24, 2012

Rio+20, the unhappy environmental summit

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It was hard to find a happy soul at the end of the Rio+20 environmental summit.

Not within the legion of bleary-eyed government negotiators from 188 nations who met in a failed attempt to find a breakthrough at the United Nations conference on sustainable development.  Read article

June 20, 2012

Earth Summit Babble

Why anyone still believes anything the UN Environmental Program and its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has to say is one of those great imponderable questions. To prepare you for the flood of totally idiotic predictions to which you will be treated during the June 20-21 Earth Summit, here are just a few and I strongly advise you to ignore all of them.  More…

May 9, 2012

Environmental groups collecting millions from federal agencies they sue, studies show

By /Published May 08, 2012/FoxNews.com

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    In this 1999 photograph, the Wyoming Range is seen. The state’s largest roadless area had been targeted for oil and gas leasing, but those efforts were withdrawn due to Congressional action. (Courtesy: Biodiversity Conservation Alliance)

Deep-pocketed environmental groups are collecting millions of dollars from the federal agencies they regularly sue under a little-known federal law, and the government is not even keeping track of the payouts, according to two new studies.  Read more:

March 5, 2012

High Gas Prices: Bad For America, Good For An Election

March 5, 2012 By

gas lines High Gas Prices: Bad For America, Good For An ElectionI I don’t need to use a lot of space telling you why high gas prices are bad for America, but I contend that they are good for an election. Until the current precipitous price increases, energy seemed absent from the overall debate. Now the GOP candidates are all talking about how they would maximize American resources to bring down the price of gas and, rightly so, putting President Obama on the defense.  More…

February 24, 2012

Speedy reviews for genetically-modified crops

USDA Says Rule Changes to Hasten Modified Crop Approvals

By Jack Kaskey – Feb 22, 2012 2:25 PM PT
 

Seed companies including Monsanto Co. (MON), the world’s largest, will get speedier regulatory reviews of their genetically modified crops under forthcoming rule changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

The goal is to cut by half the time needed to approve biotech crops from the current average of three years, Michael Gregoire, a USDA deputy administrator, said today in a telephone interview. The changes will take effect when they’re published in the Federal Register, probably in March, he said.

Approvals that took six months in the 1990s have lengthened because of increased public interest, more legal challenges and the advent of national organic food standards, Gregoire said. U.S. farmers worry they may be disadvantaged as countries such as Brazil approve new technologies faster, said Steve Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association.

“It is a concern from a competition standpoint,” Censky said in a telephone interview.

Faster approvals also benefit seed developers by allowing them to profit from new products sooner, Jeff Windau, a St. Louis-based analyst at Edward Jones & Co., said in a telephone interview. The financial benefit is difficult to estimate until the new rules are in place, he said.

“If you can reduce the approval time, you get sales that much faster,” said Windau, who rates Monsanto “hold” and DuPont Co. (DD) “buy.” “It could be significant for the companies like Monsanto and DuPont.”  More…

February 21, 2012

Obama Forms New “Climate” Coalition Led by UN

Written by Alex Newman   
 
The Obama administration announced without congressional approval Thursday that it was forming a new international coalition overseen by the United Nations, supposedly in an effort to fight “climate change” by regulating certain types of emissions. Dubbed the “Climate and Clean Air Coalition,” the emerging alliance includes the governments ruling Mexico, Bangladesh, Canada, Sweden, and Ghana.

The February 16 announcement was made in Washington, D.C. by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who claimed Benjamin Franklin would somehow be “pleased” about the developments. An assortment of so-called “Environmental Ministers” from other countries, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boss Lisa Jackson, and UN Environment Program (UNEP) chief Achim Steiner were also present.  More…

February 15, 2012

Pain at the gas pump on the way

Gas prices’ earliest-ever rise above $3.50 means motorists could pay more than ever this year

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By Sam Kennedy, Of The Morning Call/10:43 p.m. EST, February 14, 2012
 
Kirsten Pinnock monitored closely the dial on the Allentown Sunoco gas pump. She only wanted $12.50, not a penny more. That would bring the fuel gauge on her car up to the halfway mark.

Why not fill it up?

“I don’t have enough money,” the 18-year-old Allentown resident said Tuesday with an apologetic smile. “It’s not payday yet.”

Across the country, motorists are watching with concern as fuel costs tick ever higher. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has risen above $3.50 a gallon on just three occasions, but it has never happened this early in the year. Analysts say it’s likely a sign that motorists could be paying some of the highest prices ever this year.

At the moment, the national average stands at $3.51, up from $3.48 a week ago, according to an AAA report, which gets its figures from prices compiled by the Oil Price Information Service.

The average in Pennsylvania is even higher: $3.63. According to GasBuddy.com, the cheapest gas in the Allentown area as of Tuesday was $3.49, at USA Gas on Tilghman St.

“This definitely sets the stage, potentially, for much higher prices later this year,” said Brian L. Milne, refined fuels editor for Telvent DTN, a commodity information services firm. “There’s a chance that the U.S. average tops $4 a gallon by June, with some parts of the country approaching $5 a gallon.”  More…

February 14, 2012

Fox News: EPA May Force Me to Shut Down Farm near Columbia river, WA

February 1, 2012

Bad Dreams In The Night

January 31, 2012 – 10:24 pm EST | NoisyRoom
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

 A terrifying new concept has recently reemerged in the global climatology fight and the clarion call is heralded by a book that Zombie just read: The Weather Conspiracy: The Coming of the New Ice Age.

So, let me get this straight… In the 1970′s, we were all going to freeze to death in a new ice age. In the 2000′s, we were going to be baked alive because of global warming. Now – old is new again and we are going to freeze to death once more. Oh, for crap’s sake, make up your minds, why don’t ya? More death, death, doom and death. How trite.  More…

January 26, 2012

“Green Gone Wild – Elevating Nature Above Human Rights” (video)

From Water for Fighting

January 22, 2012

Young woman told it’s ‘entirely your decision’

This is a series of very short, thought-provoking videos.

Adult community leans on Britney to choose this

author-image by Red Elephants Café

 
Red Elephants Café is a cutting-edge online video series, set in small-town America, whose plot line revolves around stopping America’s destruction by out-of-control government and a godless culture. The series is produced by Craig Myers, president of Concerned Oregonians.  More…
January 21, 2012

Oil as a political ploy

Obama Plays Politics with America’s Energy Future    
By Ashton Ellis
Wednesday, January 18 2012

After three years of waging a war to shut down America’s domestic energy producers of petroleum and coal, President Barack Obama has now refused to approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the United States, sacrificing thousands of jobs and millions in economic activity, all to shore up his liberal base at the expense of the rest of the nation. 

Perhaps that’s why last week the President made one little noticed exception to his policy of forced scarcity: natural gas from shale formations.  Surprise, surprise, a report issued by the White House singled out a reservoir that just so happens to lie underneath three Northeastern states the President needs to win for reelection.  More…

January 20, 2012

What Are They Hiding? Arizona Feds to Plead the Fifth in Fast & Furious Hearing

Jan 202012 

Federal official in Arizona to plead the fifth and not answer questions on ‘furious’
 

By William La Jeunesse

The chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona is refusing to testify before Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the federal gun-running scandal that sent U.S. weapons to Mexico.

Patrick J. Cunningham informed the House Oversight Committee late Thursday through his attorney that he will use the Fifth Amendment protection.

Cunningham was ordered Wednesday to appear before Chairman Darrell Issa and the House Oversight Committee regarding his role in the operation that sent more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa Cartel. Guns from the failed operation were found at the murder scene of Border Agent Brian Terry.

The letter from Cunningham’s Washington DC attorney stunned congressional staff. Last week, Cunningham, the second highest ranking U.S. Attorney in Arizona, was scheduled to appear before Issa‘s committee voluntarily. Then, he declined and Issa issued a subpoena.

January 20, 2012

With Keystone XL, Obama Mask Slips on Jobs, Energy

I have to admit that the blame falls squarely on the rest of us this time. Obama is not at fault here, even though his decision to scrap the Keystone pipeline- along with other energy and jobs mistakes- will probably cost him his job.

We’ve allowed Obama- and most other politicians- to continue to believe that we, collectively as a nation, are as stupid as they think we are. To Obama and his ilk, we’re all just hayseed bitter-clingers, clinging to our guns and religion or our union and our food stamps because we’re not as clever as Obama has been in parlaying our disaffection with ourselves into a career or a faith. 

And while Obama’s lack of faith in ordinary Americans is wrong, he does have a point, even if it’s cynical, too blunt and a little rusty.

Only 48.3 percent of people disapprove of the job Obama has done, while 46 percent actually approve of Obama’s complete disregard for our country’s interests, according to an average of polls by Real Clear Politics. This, even as 65.3 percent of the country thinks we’re on the wrong track.  More…