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America’s Energy Dominance Won’t Sacrifice Environmental Quality

July 13, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Gabriel Bisson ~ President Donald Trump declared during energy week that the United States would “usher in a golden age of American energy dominance.” From rolling back egregious offshore drilling restrictions and power plant regulations to a policy review to revive nuclear energy, the Trump administration is making important headway to […]

Government Funding Won’t Address Western Water Issues

April 1, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Sometimes, members of Congress have the memories of goldfish. One such example is a taxpayer-backed subsidy program for water infrastructure projects. The Bureau of Reclamation within the Department of Interior oversees water resource management in Western states for activities […]

Australian Politics – Why Must Farmers Pay To Save Prime Minister Turnbull’s Industrial Relations Hide?

November 28, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ This can’t be right. How did a discussion about construction sites turn into haggling over irrigation water? Malcolm Turnbull has agreed to a key demand from Senate powerbroker Nick Xenophon to amend the government’s workplace relations reforms in a major step ­towards a wider deal on Murray-Darling water flows after a […]

Climate Change Australia – Flushing Money Down The Desalination Plant

September 12, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Andrews Government in Victoria was desperate to make Labor’s desalination plant not seem the white elephant it is. So it claimed we needed to finally switch it on to save us from water shortages in summer. And then the rain really started to fall… March 6: The State Government has […]

Victoria’s Labor Party Built A Desalination Plant We Did Not Need. Now It Buys Water We Don’t Need, Either

March 29, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Here in Victoria Australia, the Labor Party cannot be trusted with your drinking water. Years ago I warned that the then Victorian Labor Government was making a terrible mistake, building a desalination plant that would produce only a third of the water of a new dam for at least four times […]

Calls For Fracking Bans Ignore Sound Science

March 22, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Andrew Wilford ~ Some politicians and environmental activists have been quick to call for blanket bans on hydraulic fracturing under claims that the process is poisoning America’s drinking water. Scientific evidence, from both government agencies and independent analyses, proves otherwise. For instance, The Environmental Protection Agency’s last study, released in June […]

Water Security Australia – About That Rain That Wouldn’t Fill A Dam

September 29, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Among the excuses Melbourne Water offered for not building a dam but a hugely expensive desalination plant that’s not now needed: New dams do not create any new water. They simply take it from somewhere else—either from farmers who currently rely on it or from the environment… Unfortunately, we cannot rely […]

Climate Change Australia – We Don’t Lack Rain, But Dams

March 2, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Reader Nicholas documents the amazing neglect of Sydney’s water supplies. Remember this the next time drought strikes and dams drain:  Just a few quick points on the water storage history of Sydney. Ignoring the smoke and mirror approach of increases associated with accessing deep water supplies in the dams, between 1888 […]

Wivenhoe Dam Levels – Background – After the 1974 Flood

January 20, 2011 by

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After the 1974 major flood in Brisbane, the incumbent Government in Queensland finally decided to construct Wivenhoe Dam. The dam had earlier been proposed twice, in the 1890’s and then again in the 1930’s. It wasn’t constructed at those times, mainly because of the cost involved was too great for what was effectively still a […]

Wivenhoe Dam Levels – Background – Before the 1974 Flood

January 20, 2011 by

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Our family moved to Queensland from Victoria in 1960, when I was a young boy of only 9 years of age, the eldest of five children. We moved into a home at Labrador, three miles from Southport at the Northern end of that famed holiday destination, The Gold Coast. What we noticed most were three […]

All This Water May Wash Away Our Dam Madness

January 7, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt Finally, there’s a chance that these floods will wash away the mad green bans on dams: Australian Opposition leader TonyAbbott will develop a plan to build a series of dams around the nation, as part of the Coalition’s policy platform for the next election. The policy is aimed at reducing the impact […]

Queensland scraps the desal plant Tim Flannery sold as essential

December 5, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt In the English language the definition of the word ‘axiom’ is ….. a self evident truth. This Post provides the perfect example of something that is axiomatic. The left side of politics is all in favour of those who tell them things that support their ideological policies. Those people then tell that […]

Three Years Later, Those Rains Peter Beattie Warned Wouldn’t Come

October 13, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt This is a link to some video footage shot only two days ago. As you look closely at the footage you will see that water is pouring from the centre spillway only of five spillways. Yesterday, all four other gates were opened and water is now pouring down all five of those […]

Dams Filled By Rains Flannery Never Saw Coming

October 12, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt This article needs some background for the correct context. Barely two years ago, the total water in all the 20 to 25 dams that provide the water supply for all South East Queensland were at around 16% capacity. We were told that this level was to be the level we would have […]

Every Drop Of Water In America

October 9, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba at Warning Signs For sixty years I lived on a little street called Brookside Road. The name came from a real brook, a Depression-era project lined with smooth rocks that was serene and beautiful, bounded by trees on both sides. Some in the federal government want to exert control over that brook […]

Enough Water?

April 10, 2009 by

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Angela Logomasini. TonyfromOz prefaces ….. This will be the next big thing after the Climate Change debate has gained enough traction to be set in stone. Cheers to Bill Nemitz for his very insightful piece “Enough Water: Let’s Figure it Out” in the Portland Press Herald. He showed that the amount of water that Poland […]

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 […]