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This ‘Endangered Species’ Story Was Government-Sponsored Fake News

August 29, 2017 by

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By Rob Gordon ~ Leave it to the federal government to make a costly mistake, obscure it for decades at taxpayer expense, and then try to claim it was a success. In 2016, Johnston’s frankenia—a wiry, blue-green, roughly 1 to 2-foot-tall shrub with tiny oblong leaves—was taken off the endangered species list. The Fish and […]

Callous CALAS Activists Against The Poor

August 28, 2017 by

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Anti-mining groups “protect” local tribe against phony risks by trampling on Guatemalan workers By Paul Driessen ~ Not long ago, supposed “environmental justice” concerns at least involved risks to mine workers and their families. The risks may have been inflated, or ignored for decades, but they were a major focus. In one case, a state-run mine […]

Fair Trade For Thee, But Not For Me

August 25, 2017 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ “Nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting someone else,” Ben & Jerry’s and Fair Trade co-founder Jerry Greenfield likes to tell us. Let’s hope he doesn’t drive an electric vehicle, doesn’t use a laptop or cell phone, and doesn’t rely on wind or solar power. We’re constantly confronted […]

Energy Company Sues Eco-Groups For Dakota Pipeline Crimes, Defamation

August 25, 2017 by

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By Julia A Seymour ~ The name Greenpeace is a misnomer, if allegations in a new racketeering lawsuit prove true. Energy Transfer Partners, the company which owned and built the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline, announced Aug. 22, it is suing Greenpeace International, Greenpeace Inc., and Greenpeace Fund, BankTrack, Earth First! and other groups and individuals for […]

Study Finds Fracking Doesn’t Harm Drinking Water In Texas

June 20, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Hydraulic fracturing hasn’t contaminated groundwater in Texas, isn’t an earthquake hazard, and has been a boon for the state’s economy, according to a study released Monday. The new study’s conclusions on drinking water are in line with multiple other studies of hydraulic fracturing, popularly known as fracking. Hydraulic fracturing is the […]

Land, Energy, And Mineral Lockdowns

May 15, 2017 by

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Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits By Paul Driessen ~ President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review is long overdue. […]

Pipeline Anarchy

November 21, 2016 by

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Trump win fuels more rampant theft and destruction – and North Dakota citizens pay the price By Paul Driessen ~ Is this to be our future? Last week’s elections will soon end autocratic rule via executive fiat, the war on coal and hydrocarbons, IRS agents targeting conservative groups, government SWAT teams invading businesses and homes, […]