Browsing All posts tagged under »Environmental Concerns«

How Environmentalists Stalled Progress Over Half Century

August 2, 2022 by

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By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ “Environmental assessment and review” was essentially begun in the 1960s as a way of ensuring that environmental considerations were explored systematically when governments were making decisions about whether to issue permits to allow construction of major projects to proceed. This, in itself, did not elevate environmental considerations […]

Threat To Endangered Whales Gets LOUDER

July 27, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Virginia wind-versus-whales story has taken a turn for the worse. Worse for the severely endangered Right Whales that is. My research has found what may be some really bad news. Meet Tethys. Not the real Tethys, the mythical Greek titaness of the sea, but DOE’s center for reporting research […]

Are The Feds Hiding The Virginia Endangered Whales?

July 23, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my last article I raised this question– What is the potential adverse impact of Virginia’s massive offshore wind project on the severely endangered North Atlantic Right Whales? Answering this basic question should be a central feature of the upcoming Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA) required for the wind project by […]

Virginia’s Offshore Wind Proposal Threatens Endangered Whales

July 14, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The massive offshore wind (OSW) project proposed by Dominion Energy may pose a serious threat to the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale population. A comprehensive environmental impact assessment is required to determine the extent of this threat and the mitigation it might require. The same is true for the other […]

Small Nevada Town Fights To Keep Big Solar Out Of Its Desert

December 17, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Residents of the sun-drenched town of Pahrump, Nev., near the California border, are used to coping with rattlesnakes, gusty winds, and scorching temperatures, but now they are facing a different kind of challenge – one that threatens to destroy the character of their unique rural community: Big Solar. Eager to […]

USMCA: Cleaning Up The Tijuana River

July 13, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement went into effect on July 1, and right away the benefits of this new trade deal are showing up. A massive cleanup of the Tijuana River on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border is being $300 million commitment in the USMCA by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to […]

The Dark Side Of Green Technology

February 19, 2019 by

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By Ron Stein ~ When you consider the push for electrical vehicles (EVs) to replace gas and diesel combustion transports on our roadways, the carbon footprint valuation appears quite attractive. The batteries that power those EV’s are however dependent on exotic minerals to function which exposes the dark side of green technology. The mere extraction […]

Lovely Trees. Can We Eat Them?

December 5, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Has the great sobering up begun? Pity, though, the reason for it – a great insecurity: FORGET trees. The biggest concern for the next generation is finding a job to support their families. The economy has overtaken the environment as the most pressing concern for the young, according to a survey […]

Virginia’s Uranium Working Group Releases Report

December 1, 2012 by

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By Jack Spencer ~ The Uranium Working Group (UWG)—established by Governor Bob McDonnell (R–VA) to help Virginia state legislators determine the regulatory requirements for uranium mining—released its final report today. Though we are still reviewing the 125-page report, some cursory conclusions are appropriate. The most obvious takeaway is the comprehensive nature of the report. There […]

Catastrophe For Catastrophism

March 18, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt After 20 years of scares, Americans no longer fall for the greens’ end-of-the-world alarmism: Gallup concludes: Americans are now less worried about a series of environmental problems than at any time in the past 20 years. That could be due in part to Americans’ belief that environmental conditions in the U.S. are […]

Renewable Energy’s Environmental Problem

April 17, 2009 by

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From Alex Adrianson at the InsiderOnline Blog. Tonyfrom Oz prefaces ….. It would seem that even those new green initiatives are hampered by existing green policy. The environmentalist movement to stamp out the use of fossil fuels may find itself lined up against other environmentalists, reports the Washington Post. That’s because the infrastructure needed for […]

Hold Him To It

November 5, 2008 by

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Now that the dust is settling, I look forward to seeing if President Elect Obama can deliver on the things he’s promised for America. As an Australian, I would like to congratulate the Democrats on their win. You see, it means as much to us as it means to you on the direction America now […]

Green Dreams Answered

October 28, 2008 by

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Andrew Bolt Their hunger for Armageddon is as characteristic as their lack of irony. Brendan O’Neill tells of his career as a fake greenheart: Earlier this year, I wrote an eco-satirical column under the pseudonym Ethan Greenhart, in which I (or rather, Ethan) called upon Greens everywhere to pray for an economic downturn. The column […]

Water-The Next Target For Environmentalists

September 15, 2008 by

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Part 1 of 2 Parts Some time in the early and middle parts of last Century, we had an enormous stroke of luck. Politicians from one side or the other, realised that people needed good quality drinking water, and lots of it. To that end they approved the construction of large dams, and in places […]

The Three Gorges Dam (Part 2)

August 13, 2008 by

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Recently there was an Australian 60 Minutes report on the Three Gorges Dam, and in the main, the report was basically negative. I’m not an apologist for China, but some thoughts I had after viewing that report made me want to look at the project a little more in depth to address some of those […]