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Styrofoam Ban Starts Next Month

Styrofoam Ban Starts Next Month

City Of Ventura On July 1, 2021, food and beverage containers made with expanded polystyrene (EPS) will no longer be allowed in the City of Ventura. In November 2020, City Council adopted an ordinance banning Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) food and beverage containers in the City of Ventura.  EPS, commonly known at Styrofoam, is a prevalent form of litter […]

California Wants To Throw $100 Million At Its Mismanaged Retail Marijuana Sector

California Wants To Throw $100 Million At Its Mismanaged Retail Marijuana Sector

By Scott Shackford- California Political Review California’s nascent legal recreational marijuana industry is so heavily taxed and regulated that the black market still dominates. It’s so burdensome to try to get conventional permission to grow and sell marijuana the “legal” way that thousands of dispensaries operate without proper licenses. Government officials have been attempting to crack […]

Apocalypse Never

Apocalypse Never

    By Michael Greer In these terrifying times, we need some good news. For me, this is the best news I’ve heard in many years.  Michael Shellenberger, a famous environmental activist was named Time magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment” in 2008.  He is an environmental policy writer. He cofounded the Breakthrough Institute and founded Environmental […]

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival Postponed; New Dates July 10-12

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival Postponed; New Dates July 10-12

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Community Environmental Council (CEC) will postpone its 2020 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park until July 10-12, 2020 at Alameda Park. “While we are eager to bring our community together in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our focus is on ensuring we do this in a […]

Do ‘Green’ Buses Pass the Performance Test?

Do ‘Green’ Buses Pass the Performance Test?

  By Duggan Flanakin Do they even pass basic energy, environmental, economic and human rights tests? Should Americans follow China in a massive commitment to supposedly eco-friendly battery-electric buses (BEBs)?  California has mandated a “carbon-free” bus system by 2040 and will buy only battery or fuel cell-powered buses after 2029.  Other states and cities are […]

Deceptive Rhetoric at Davos Could Bring Disaster

Deceptive Rhetoric at Davos Could Bring Disaster

  Paul Driessen The World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland is billed as the globe’s most prestigious annual gathering of movers and shakers. Its mission is to “improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” This year’s theme was […]

“Trump Right to Contest Prophets of Environmental Doom”

“Trump Right to Contest Prophets of Environmental Doom”

  By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump called for a rejection of “predictions of the apocalypse.” Completely at odds with the warning by 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at the same meeting that the world “is currently on fire,” Trump told the […]

Democrats Seek To Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning, Calling It Racist And Bad For The Environment

Democrats Seek To Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning, Calling It Racist And Bad For The Environment

LUKE ROSIAK INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER . Virginia House Del. Ibraheem Samirah introduced a bill that would override local zoning officials to permit multi-family housing in every neighborhood, changing the character of quiet suburbs. Oregon passed a similar bill, following moves by cities such as Minneapolis; Austin, Texas; and Seattle. Proponents say urban lifestyles are better for the […]

Open Letter to Tim Flynn and Carmen Ramirez | Ormond Needs Attention

Open Letter to Tim Flynn and Carmen Ramirez | Ormond Needs Attention

I applaud Oxnard’s efforts to evict the squatters from both Oxnard and TNC properties.  Since September, when OPD and PHPD worked together to move out the squatters, the water quality in the Ormond Lagoon, while still high in E. coli and enterococcus bacteria, has improved.  This fact was documented by watershed scientist Tevin Schmitt of […]

Activist Junk Science Breeds Bad Policy

Activist Junk Science Breeds Bad Policy

  By Paul Driessen The House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources recently approved HR 2854, the 2019 Protect Our Refuges Act, prohibiting the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in any of the nation’s 560 National Wildlife Refuges, some of which are the size of Delaware and even Indiana. The legislation will now be considered by […]

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