The fable of the burning river, 45 years later

On the morn­ing of June 22, 1969, oil and debris that had col­lect­ed on the sur­face of the Cuya­hoga Riv­er as wound its way through Cleve­land caught fire. The sto­ry attract­ed nation­al atten­tion, and was fea­tured in a report on the nation’s envi­ron­men­tal prob­lems in the August 1 Time mag­a­zine. The fire illus­trat­ed just how […]

Pentagon directive authorizes military forces against civilians — Was considered for use in Bundy standoff

A 2010 Pen­ta­gon direc­tive on mil­i­tary sup­port to civil­ian author­i­ties details what crit­ics say is a trou­bling pol­i­cy that envi­sions the Oba­ma administration’s poten­tial use of mil­i­tary force against Amer­i­cans. The direc­tive con­tains non­con­tro­ver­sial pro­vi­sions on sup­port to civil­ian fire and emer­gency ser­vices, spe­cial events and the domes­tic use of the Army Corps of Engi­neers. […]

Western Ranchers Sustain Big Grazing Victory at Appeals Court

Two ranch­ing orga­ni­za­tions, an Ari­zona ranch, and an Ari­zona ranch­er today won a major vic­to­ry at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Cir­cuit when a three-judge pan­el affirmed a rul­ing by an Ari­zona fed­er­al dis­trict court that grant­ed them sum­ma­ry judg­ment over a demand by envi­ron­men­tal groups that graz­ing per­mits be revoked and […]

The EPA myth of “Clean Power”

There are many things I do not like about the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, but what angers me most are the lies that stream forth from it to jus­ti­fy pro­grams that have no basis in fact or sci­ence and which threat­en the econ­o­my. Cur­rent­ly, its “Clean Pow­er” plan is gen­er­at­ing its lat­est and most duplic­i­tous Admin­is­ter […]

IRONY is watching Seattle enviros protest oil…

They came in auto­mo­biles fueled by oil, wear­ing cloth­ing made from oil, to protest oil, in kayaks made from oil. Then they tweet­ed their pho­tos on phones made from oil and drove home. Share the irony.

Prospectors, North Carolina land trust face off over access to gold

Once again, the arro­gant do-good­ers think they are the law  Recre­ation­al prospec­tors, long accus­tomed to spend­ing their week­ends search­ing for gold in North Carolina’s Uwhar­rie Riv­er, are under fire by a local land trust, which claims own­er­ship of the riv­er bed. The rise in the price of gold to its all-time high of $1,900 per […]

Chairman Conaway Supports Bill to Stop “Waters of the United States” Proposed Rule

Today, House Agri­cul­ture Com­mit­tee Chair­man K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) spoke in sup­port of H.R. 1732, the Reg­u­la­to­ry Integri­ty Act of 2015. The bill, which would force the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engi­neers to stop mov­ing for­ward with the pro­posed “Waters of the Unit­ed States” rule, passed the House by a […]

NPS Ecological Mismanagement at Point Reyes: By Design?

The Nation­al Park Ser­vice (NPS) was able to shut down Drakes Bay Oys­ter Com­pa­ny at Point Reyes Nation­al Seashore by fal­si­fy­ing data about envi­ron­men­tal dam­age it claimed the oys­ter com­pa­ny caused. Now NPS is tar­get­ing ranch­ers for removal from Point Reyes. Here is the lat­est update on the NPS cam­paign. The op-ed below by Sarah Rolph […]