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End the ‘War on Coal’

End the ‘War on Coal’

  By Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: the Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Resource Defense Council and many others. The New York Times reported that several groups also met at the University […]

Agitators, regulators and predators on the prowl

Agitators, regulators and predators on the prowl

    By Paul Driessen Legal and scientific ethics seem to have become irrelevant, as anti-chemical agitators, regulators and trial lawyers team up on numerous lawsuits against Monsanto. They’re seeking tens of billions of dollars in jackpot justice, by claiming a chemical in the company’s popular weed killer RoundUp causes cancer. A key basis for […]

Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change Resolution

Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change Resolution

Energy Efficiency News of the damaged spillways at Oroville Dam and corresponding evacuations seemed to coincide perfectly with the State Water Resources Control Board’s (“State Board”) announcement of its draft resolution on climate change. While California was busy avoiding a catastrophic flood, at least for now, the State Board was devising ways to prevent and prepare […]

Rolling back environmental progress?

Rolling back environmental progress?

Having achieved major goals, US should refocus EPA and other environmental agencies Donald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on one’s definition of “progress.” These interest groups define “progress” as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies and power, to bring […]

Affordable housing may be limited by new state environmental rules

Affordable housing may be limited by new state environmental rules

. A new rule designed to promote urban development and curb both car usage and greenhouse gas emissions may end up making cities less affordable and more congested, critics say. The rule would modify how traffic is evaluated during a critical phase for planning for building developments, shifting the focus from traffic congestion to the […]

America’s big ‘green’ wrecking machines

America’s big ‘green’ wrecking machines

An errant environmental encyclical: Pope Francis’ prescriptions will perpetuate poverty

An errant environmental encyclical:  Pope Francis’ prescriptions will perpetuate poverty

Environmentalists Sue: Demand Feds/State Give MORE Water to Fish–Less to People

Environmentalists Sue: Demand Feds/State Give MORE Water to Fish–Less to People

  California has a water shortage. Our VERY confused Guv Brown just authorized $287 million, money meant to provide water for people, to instead be used to make fish bait (delta smelt) more comfortable and safe from his lack of a water policy. Over 500,000 acres of farmland is going fallow—not enough water for farms. […]

Santa Paula’s East Area 1 (EA1) Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Santa Paula’s East Area 1 (EA1) Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

By Sheryl Hamlin Chronology of Project A history of the proposed East Area 1 project dates from 1998 to the present. Some key dates are as follows: 2008: Santa Paula approves the EA1 project in a joint meeting of the City Council and the Planning Commission 2008: EA1 Specific Plan Amendment was created and approved […]