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 […]