Richard Rothschild Battles Local Agenda 21

Richard Roth­schild was the first coun­ty com­mis­sion­er to offi­cial­ly oppose the Unit­ed Nations’ Inter­na­tion­al Coun­cil for Local Envi­ron­men­tal Ini­tia­tives (ICLEI), also known as Local Gov­ern­ments for Sus­tain­abil­i­ty.  In fact, Mr. Roth­schild won the Novem­ber 2010 elec­tion in Car­roll Coun­ty, Mary­land based on his oppo­si­tion to ICLEI, which is the local UN Agen­da 21 Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment […]

How MTC sneaked Vehicle Miles Traveled tax into One Bay Area Plan

The Con­tra Cos­ta Times edi­to­r­i­al of July 18 “Car tax idea is out of the box: Put it back!” expressed shock and out­rage about “… the cre­ative audac­i­ty of Bay Area lead­ers propos­ing a per-mile tax on dri­ving, maybe as ear­ly as next year, using — wait for it — a GPS-like track­er!” But what […]

Champagne Flows as ICLEI Demands Lower Living Standards

The Inter­na­tion­al Coun­cil for Local Envi­ron­men­tal Ini­tia­tives (ICLEI) is call­ing for eco­nom­ic “con­trac­tion” in Amer­i­ca and the rest of the devel­oped world. Their “World Con­gress” con­fer­ence in Belo Hor­i­zonte, Brazil, how­ev­er, is a lav­ish affair replete with rich food, cham­pagne and opu­lence. The bla­tant hypocrisy is stun­ning. Watch short video here.  

ICLEI Members Admit Bait and Switch to Boost Climate Agenda

Rio+20: ICLEI Mem­bers Admit “Bait and Switch” to Boost Cli­mate Agen­da June 18, 2012 Belo Hor­i­zonte, Brazil. To advance pub­lic action on glob­al warm­ing, par­tic­i­pants attend­ing the ICLEI World Con­gress admit­ted today that they are delib­er­ate­ly employ­ing new ter­mi­nol­o­gy to mis­di­rect oppo­nents and gain accep­tance of their efforts to reduce ener­gy use and green­house gas­es. […]

Rio +20 Tied Directly to Agenda 21

Read this 4-page Unit­ed Nations Sys­tem Chief Exec­u­tives Board (CEB) Joint State­ment to Rio +20 (dat­ed April 17, 2012). The Rio +20 par­tic­i­pants “renew our com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment” and describe their plan for get­ting “The Future We Want” (dat­ed June 19, 2012). Read this detailed review of the imple­men­ta­tion of Agen­da 21 and the […]