Floodplain Executive Order: Latest Obama Power Grab

Another illegal action unlikely to be challenged in court? Millions of Americans living and working in floodplains and other low-lying areas are at acute risk of being inundated – not by rising water, but by a tidal wave of federal regulations – courtesy of the Obama Administration. With public attention riveted on the chaotic developments […]

Environmental Shakedown Through Bastardized Application of Science, Policy, and Education

Disgruntled ex-federal employees found a way to bilk taxpayers out of millions of dollars using the flawed Endangered Species Act Over a 3-year period, 2009-2012, Department of Justice data show American taxpayers footed the bill for more than $53 million in so-called environmental groups’ legal fees—and the actual number could be much higher. The real […]

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 […]

How California Went Dry

Gov. Jerry Brown of California is fired up about nailing his citizens to the wall, should they dare to use more than their allotted amount of water. On Sunday, Brown said that those who did not take shorter showers would be punished with fines of up to $500, in order to cut urban water use […]

News from North Carolina

I just received this attachment and the e-mail that follows my note here from the men in North Carolina who are giving their all to rid North Carolina of the “red” wolves that have always been no more than hybrid dog/coyote/wolf mongrels.  The name “red” is about as biologically significant as is “red” Doberman. These […]

Buffalo as Metaphors

(METAPHOR, n. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable, in order to suggest a resemblance, as “A mighty fortress is our God”.) I have just finished reading the latest federal EIS/Plan/Federal Register Notice/Request for Comments written by the US National Park […]

‘Bird nursery’ at risk unless half of Canada’s boreal forest preserved

Nature groups urge birders to join campaign to ensure untouched forest stays that way Leading bird and nature groups are trying to save what they call North America’s “bird nursery.” They want the Canadian and U.S. governments to protect at least half of the continent’s boreal forest from industrial development. The boreal forest is a […]