Anti Agenda 21 Platform

FA Note:  The fol­low­ing Alame­da Coun­ty Repub­li­can Par­ty Plat­form ban­ning Agen­da 21 was draft­ed by Free­dom Advo­cates and is intend­ed for use by Demo­c­rat and Repub­li­can Cen­tral Com­mit­tees around the coun­try. Is your county’s polit­i­cal activism com­mit­ted to Amer­i­ca or to polit­i­cal glob­al­ism? Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans most like­ly will answer that ques­tion sim­i­lar­ly! Both par­ties […]

House Bill Would Give Land Trusts Power Over Private Forestlands

Unsus­pect­ing prop­er­ty own­ers may find them­selves on the out­side look­ing in A seem­ing­ly innocu­ous, bipar­ti­san House bill intro­duced in late March could sub­ject unsus­pect­ing landown­ers to the whims of pow­er-hun­­gry envi­ron­men­tal groups, eager to usurp the prop­er­ty rights of those who fall into their clutch­es. At risk are own­ers of pri­vate forest­lands, who may soon […]

Shakeup at Virginia Land Trust Makes Waves

Now the fox is in charge of the hen­house! The abrupt depar­ture of a high-rank­ing offi­cial from the Pied­mont Envi­ron­men­tal Coun­cil (PEC) is fuel­ing spec­u­la­tion that the con­tro­ver­sial land trust is feel­ing the heat from rev­e­la­tions of its trans­gres­sions against a Vir­ginia farmer. Heather Richards joined the PEC in Sep­tem­ber 2006, ini­tial­ly serv­ing as direc­tor […]

Using the Global Warming Hoax to Destroy America

When Pres­i­dent Oba­ma announced on March 31 that he intends to ensure that the U.S. will slash its “green­house gas emis­sions” 26% below 2005 emis­sions lev­els by 2025 in order to keep pledges made to ful­fill the U.N. Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change, he failed to men­tion that such lev­els would be com­pa­ra­ble to what […]

Seed Laws that Criminalise Farmers: Resistance and Fightback

Peas­ant seeds – the pil­lar of food pro­duc­tion – are under attack every­where. Under cor­po­rate pres­sure, laws in many coun­tries increas­ing­ly lim­it what farm­ers can do with their seeds. Seed sav­ing, which has been the basis of farm­ing for thou­sands of years, is quick­ly being crim­i­nalised. What can we do? A new book­let and poster […]

US Agribusiness, GMOs and The Plundering Of The Planet

Small family/peasant farms pro­duce most of the world’s food. They form the bedrock of glob­al food pro­duc­tion. Yet they are being squeezed onto less than a quar­ter of the planet’s farm­land. The world is fast los­ing farms and farm­ers through the con­cen­tra­tion of land into the hands of rich and pow­er­ful land spec­u­la­tors and agribusi­ness cor­po­ra­tions. […]

Federal Land Management Not a Good Deal for Americans

By near­ly all accounts, our fed­er­al lands are in trou­ble, both in terms of fis­cal per­for­mance and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship.” That was an asser­tion made ear­li­er this month in a study released by the Prop­er­ty and Envi­ron­ment Research Cen­ter (PERC). The study focused on the dif­fer­ence between state-man­aged pub­lic lands and fed­er­al­ly man­aged pub­lic lands. The […]

EIA: 13 Gigawatts of Coal Capacity to Retire in 2015 Due to EPA Regulation

From data reports pro­vid­ed to the Ener­gy Infor­ma­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (EIA), about 16 gigawatts of gen­er­at­ing capac­i­ty will be retired in 2015, of which near­ly 13 gigawatts is coal-fired. The coal-fired capac­i­ty will be retired pri­mar­i­ly because of EPA’s Mer­cury and Air Tox­i­cs Stan­dards (MATS), which requires coal- and oil-fired elec­tric gen­er­a­tors to meet stricter emis­sions […]