This Bird Regulation Might Have Made You a Criminal. Not Anymore

If you live someplace with a window, own a cat, or drive a car, then a recent change to a federal regulatory policy should come as a welcome relief.

On Dec. 22, the Interior Department’s Office of the Solicitor published a memorandum (Memorandum M-37050) stating that it interprets a federal criminal law against “taking” or harming migratory birds to apply only to “direct and affirmative, purposeful actions.”

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New GWPF Paper: The Green Lobby Is ‘Sacrificing The Poor’

A pair of influential reports published by the medical journal, The Lancet, are a “gross distortion” of public health science and threaten to devastate public health in the developing world. That is the warning by eminent epidemiologist Mikko Paunio.

The Lancet Commissions on Pollution and Health have claimed that the third world is suffering appalling health effects from industrial pollution. But as Professor Paunio explains, this is far from the truth:

“Most of the deaths that they say are caused by industrial air pollution are actually caused by domestic heating and cooking with renewable energy such as wood and dung, and most of the deaths from diarrhea that they say are caused by polluted water are actually caused by poor hygiene because the poor do not have enough water for washing.”

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How Regulations Made California’s Fires Worse

After raging through almost all of December, the so-called Thomas fire, California’s largest wildfire ever recorded, was finally contained on January 12.

While the worst is behind us (for now), the fact that last year’s wildfires so violently spun out of control puts the spotlight on the Golden State’s government and its lack of fire prevention measures.

The fires across the state caused unprecedented damage and loss of life.  Unsurprisingly, California governor Jerry Brown was quick to pin the blame on climate change for the forest fires’ ferocity and extraordinary longevity this season.

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Twenty-Six States Urge Trump To Scrap Obama’s Global Warming Rule

Obama’s regulation only targets CO2 emissions from power plants, a harmless trace gas intentionally conflated with black soot.

Twenty-six states and state agencies signed onto a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to repeal former President Barack Obama’s global warming regulation for power plants.

The coalition, led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, filed comments in support of the EPA repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) on the grounds it’s an “unlawful” federal power grab and violates the Clean Air Act.

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Climate insurance is the latest wealth transfer shakedown

The primary goal of the international climate negotiations is to transfer huge amounts of money from the US and other developed countries to the developing countries.

Some of the various schemes for doing this are well established, but a breathtaking new one is emerging — climate insurance.

The basic idea is very simple, which good scams always are. The Federal Government (in other words, taxpayers) buys climate insurance for specific developing countries.

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Global Temperature In 2017: Not A Resurgence Of Global Warming

It is clear that 2017 was a very warm year.

Tomorrow, NOAA, NASA and the UK Met Office will announce by how much.

Global temperature data for the last 12 months refutes the idea that the warmth of 2017 was due to a resurgence of global warming. In fact, the world has been cooling. –David Whitehouse, The GWPF Observatory, 17 January 2018

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Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

The white stuff billowing out is steam.

Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often the life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy.

They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and was released on December 18, three days before this extra chilly winter officially began.

This first Trump Administration NSS identifies four vital national interests. Two of them – “promoting American prosperity” and “advancing American influence” – require that the United States “take advantage of our wealth in domestic resources.”

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De Blasio’s Global Warming Lawsuit Is Riddled With Factual Errors

It’s only been about a week since New York City filed suit against five major oil companies, and one economist has already found basic factual errors in the city’s legal filing.

The city’s narrative of a grand conspiracy by fossil fuel companies to silence well-meaning climate scientists has run into reality. One of the climate researchers Mayor Bill de Blasio’s legal team attacked has fired back, pointing out factual errors in the suit.

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Cash-Strapped L.A. Joins Craze To Hold Exxon Accountable For Bad Weather

Los Angeles could join New York City and other California cities in a lawsuit targeting Exxon Mobil for supposedly contributing to global warming and rising sea levels.

Two Los Angeles city council members want the city to use the courts to fleece fossil-fuel producers to mitigate the effects of global warming. They are hoping to join the likes of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who announced earlier this month that his city will take Exxon to court.

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The Children’s Climate Lawsuit Against The Children

At least Hansen knows his way around the legal system.

Litigation may be as American as apple pie, but some lawsuits are so destructive that they stand out even among the hugely expensive wreckage wrought by our legal system.

The most prominent current example is the “children’s” climate lawsuit (Juliana v the U.S.): A group of kids, including “future generations, through their guardian Dr. James Hansen,” claim that the government’s actions and failures to act have caused climate change, thus violating the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, and have failed to protect essential public trust resources.

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US Shift From Coal Is Eroding Job Opportunities In Rural America

The number of workers at rural coal and nuclear power plants is dwindling as energy companies face pressure from natural gas and green energy producers, according to a report Monday from The Wall Street Journal.

Utility employment is falling at unprecedented rates and eroding a stable source of well-paying jobs in rural areas, and placing more pressure on President Donald Trump as he attempts to fulfill promises to save blue-collar jobs.

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