Backyard burger and wiener roasts targeted by EPA

The Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency has its eyes on pol­lu­tion from back­yard bar­be­cues. The agency announced that it is fund­ing a Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia project to lim­it emis­sions result­ing in grease drip­pings with a spe­cial tray to catch them and a “cat­alyt­ic” fil­tra­tion sys­tem. The $15,000 project has the “poten­tial for glob­al appli­ca­tion,” said the school. […]

Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule. The Dangers Underlying the TPP and TTIP “Trade Agreements”

Sev­er­al major inter­na­tion­al agree­ments are under nego­ti­a­tion which would great­ly empow­er multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions and the World Eco­nom­ic Forum is pro­mot­ing a new mod­el of glob­al gov­er­nance that cre­ates a hybrid gov­­ern­­ment-cor­po­rate struc­ture. Humankind is pro­ceed­ing on a path to glob­al cor­po­rate rule where transna­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions would not just influ­ence pub­lic pol­i­cy, they would write the […]

GOT WATER? HOW ABOUT THE RIGHT TO USE IT?

FA Note:  This arti­cle pro­vides back­ground for the sub­se­quent post, “CSKT Com­pact Breach­es State Sov­er­eign­ty”. Agen­da 21, Sec­tion IICONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT, calls for con­trol of ALL nat­ur­al resources by the UN’s Depart­ment of Sus­tain­able Deveop­ment, through local indige­nous peo­ples, as with the ongo­ing efforts to remove all four Kla­math Riv­er […]

CSKT Compact Breaches State Sovereignty

Note: our heart­felt thanks to for­mer Sen­a­tor Verdell Jack­son, an out­spo­ken crit­ic of the CSKT water com­pact for this arti­cle that will be sent out to all leg­is­la­tors and news­pa­pers through­out the state. by Verdell Jack­son, Kalispell Ten thou­sand water claims ready to be filed by the CSKT has been an effec­tive threat for the […]

Superior Court (Alameda County) Rules in Favor of ABAG and One Bay Area

Lit­i­ga­tion Seeks to Pro­tect the Amer­i­can Form of Gov­ern­ment In a result ori­ent­ed deci­sion, Alame­da Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court Judge Eve­lio Gril­lo ruled against Free­dom Advo­cates and oth­ers in the war over pro­tect­ing Cities and Coun­ties from a trans­for­ma­tion of local gov­ern­ment (One Bay Area). The new form of gov­ern­ment in the San Fran­cis­co Bay Area […]

Al Gore Wants to Ban Cars in Cities

If you live in a major city and own a car, you might not be able to keep your car in the city, or you might have to give up your car all togeth­er. You see, for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Al Gore and his cur­rent part­ner in crime, for­mer Mex­i­can Pres­i­dent Felipe Calderon, are look­ing to […]

Proposed water quality rules may limit ag activities

A new effort to reg­u­late graz­ing and its poten­tial impacts on water qual­i­ty has Cal­i­for­nia ranch­ers con­cerned new rules could lim­it their food pro­duc­tion activ­i­ties and yield lit­tle envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits. State water reg­u­la­tors launched a series of pub­lic lis­ten­ing ses­sions around the state dur­ing Jan­u­ary to solic­it pub­lic com­ments before devel­op­ing a new “Graz­ing Reg­u­la­to­ry […]

Greenhouse Gases “Rise” in Importance for NEPA Reviews –National Environmental Policy Act

Just before Christ­mas, the White House Coun­cil on Envi­ron­men­tal Qual­i­ty (“CEQ”) pub­lished revised draft guid­ance intend­ed to direct fed­er­al agen­cies on when and how to con­sid­er the effects of green­house gas (“GHG”) emis­sions and cli­mate change when eval­u­at­ing the envi­ron­men­tal effects of pro­posed agency actions under the Nation­al Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­i­cy Act (“NEPA”).  Con­sid­er­a­tion of cli­mate change is […]