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Northwest Coal Terminals Advance Despite Opposition From Environmental Groups | FreedomWorks

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As I’ve documented in previous posts, the organized environmental left is marshalling forces to oppose Powder River Basin (PRB) coal exports to Asia via ports in the Pacific Northwest. Despite their best efforts at fear mongering about supposed environmental effects, local officials are beginning to push back against the prevailing narrative. Realizing that the opposition […]

Northwest Coal Train Fight – The Modern Day Spotted Owl | FreedomWorks

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If it’s a cleaner burning coal and it lowers costs for consumers, why would environmentalists oppose it? The short answer is that they’ve waged a war on coal, and they want to kill the industry altogether.

The Greening Of Portland

The Greening Of Portland

About a year and a half ago, then Portland mayor Sammy Adams and his cohorts on the Portland City Council decreed a radical, “green” approach to waste disposal: they sent little plastic slop buckets (made in Canada, naturally) out to virtually every house in the city, and cut garbage pickups to twice a month – […]

Oregon Environmental Commission Targets Fossil Fuels

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If it’s successful, convenient, inexpensive, and makes our lives better, environmentalists want to kill it.  They won’t be happy until we’re all back in utopian bark hut villages, walking on dirt paths, illuminated only by moonlight. The Oregonian reports: Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission voted 4-1 today to require fuel distributors to begin reporting the carbon content of […]

Fisherman, Residents Rebel Against Agenda 21 ‘Ocean Grab’ By State Bureaucrats For ‘Wave Energy’

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This is what ICLEI and Agenda 21 look like when they are put into implementation at the local level. KOBI 5 News reports: Generated energy in Oregon could soon come from the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The state is setting up a number of buoys along the Oregon coast in an effort to reduce […]

Metro Funding Crisis!

In 1995 and 2006, Metro persuaded voters in the Tri-County area surrounding Portland, Oregon to allow the agency to sell hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-backed bonds in order to acquire natural areas “for the benefit of wildlife and people”. Unsurprisingly, the brain-trust at Metro ran right out and bought up thousands of acres of […]

November 12 is the first anniversary of 54°40’ Or Fight!

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I am proud and humbled to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog. It has evolved quite a bit in its first year. I am most proud of the contributors who have agreed to post their stories at 54°40’ Or Fight! We now have 21 active contributors from around the State of Oregon. Several veteran […]

Basic American Rights Series

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Over the weekend, Romney held his own against a tough and very biased liberal host, David Gregory, on Sunday’s Meet the Obama Lapdogs. Sorry. That’s a little typo there. I meant, “Meet the Press.” But no matter who gets elected, we need to safeguard our rights. Today is the last day to get the 30% […]

Tax Dollars + Corn = Ethanol

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If you pay any attention to energy issues, you may believe it impossible that a major media outlet could run a long story about escalating food prices without even once mentioning the role of the federal government madates regarding ethanol as part of the equation. You’d be wrong. Writer Glenn Smith has managed to accomplish just that, […]

Metro/Oregon Zoo Peddles More Baloney (Is That Even “Sustainable”?)

They’re using their carefully-crafted “Opt-In survey” to steer folks toward accepting their party line on “green” and “education” – rather than worrying about mundane things like responsibility for the animals in their care: The Oregon Zoo is home to 260 species of animals and welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors each year. What should all […]

Oregon Man Sent To Jail For Collecting Rainwater On His Own Property

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View at Fox News  A man who has collected rainwater in ponds on his property for fire protection for 37 years is now suddenly on his way to jail.  Why?  Because the state of Oregon claims ownership of all water – even the rain that falls on your private property. Kendra Alleyne reports at CNS […]

2016 the movie, voter education for 2012

2016 the movie, voter education for 2012

Dinesh D’Souza has been accused of many things over the years. He has been accused of falsely representing the words of the Obama Administration many times, he has been called a racist and generally painted by many in the Mainstream media as an alarmist. Those of us who hail from the right side of our […]

Let It Flow, Let It Flow…Portland Bureau of “Environmental Services”

Naturally, the team of crack journalists at The Zero got it wrong: A sewage spill closed off a portion of Fanno Creek Trail in Southwest Portland Friday night. About five gallons of sewage per minute was “streaming” along the trail, the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services said in a statement. Wrong on both counts: the “spill” […]

Vintage Media Exceptionalism

Vintage Media Exceptionalism

Why wouldn’t you believe? In yet another example of journalistic exceptionalism, a story yesterday from Phoenix, Arizona: PHOENIX (AP) – An 84-year-old cotton gin in Buckeye that’s a symbol of the town’s farming heritage is slated for demolition. The Town Council voted earlier this month to spend up to $70,000 to tear down the Eastman Gin. […]

Kitz wants input on Energy Plan

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The Oregon “Conservation” League (i.e., the legalized-theft-and-destruction-of-private-property league) is mass-mailing an email saying Gov. Kitzhaber wants “input” on his 10-year Energy Plan for Oregon. Take a listen: I Spy Minute Thurs July 26 2012 Or read the transcript below. Here are the links mentioned in the Minute: Go here for details of the plan or […]

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  • Congressional Democrats investing in job creation, infrastructure May 26, 2017
    Representative Pramila Jayapal, along with the other co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced a bold infrastructure proposal yesterday, entitled 21st Century New Deal for Jobs. The proposal is in part a response to President Trump’s campaign rhetoric of creating jobs and investing in infrastructure, which Rep. Jayapal feels was ignored in President Trump’s budget. […]
  • Senate majority leader optimistic, confident about second special session May 24, 2017
    Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into a second special session for 2017, starting at noon today. I absolutely believe we will come to an agreement on a new two-year budget and how to fully fund Washington’s education system. We did not come here […]
  • Issaquah City Councilmember Tola Marts Announces Campaign For Congress May 23, 2017
    Issaquah City Councilmember Tola Marts announced his campaign today for Congress in Washington’s Eighth Congressional District. “I decided to run for Congress because I worry that America’s standing as a place where dreams can happen, and opportunity can be seized, is slipping. I also worry that with all the political division and partisanship, we’re losing […]
  • Trump Refers to Trudeau as ‘Justin From Canada’ May 27, 2017
    The post Trump Refers to Trudeau as ‘Justin From Canada’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Clinton: I ‘Beat’ Trump May 27, 2017
    Hillary Clinton says that she "beat" Donald Trump—and Bernie Sanders—in a lengthy feature article by New York Magazine. The post Clinton: I ‘Beat’ Trump appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • New $80M Anti-Trump Network Spearheaded by Soros-Funded Org With Former ACORN Employees May 27, 2017
    A new $80 million anti-Trump network is being led by an organization whose top funder is liberal billionaire George Soros and which employs former members of the controversial and now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) sister organization of the Center for Popular Democracy […]
  • New York City’s Only Hope May 26, 2017
    Back in 2010, when the Federal Transit Administration admitted that the transit industry had a $78 billion maintenance backlog, America’s largest transit system seemed to be in the best shape of those with legacy (older than 40 years) rail lines. Having undergone its own crisis in the 1970s, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority appeared […]
  • FTA New Starts Report for 2018 May 25, 2017
    The Federal Transit Administration released is annual recommendations for 2018 federal capital grants to local transit projects, a.k.a. New Starts report. Usually, the report went through all sorts of gyrations rating each projects by various criteria. This year, the criteria, or rather criterion, was simple. Had the FTA already agreed to fund the project with […]
  • Administration Blinks in Budget Showdown May 24, 2017
    The Trump administration released its proposed 2018 budget yesterday to great fanfare and gnashing of teeth over proposed cuts to the so-called safety net. The truth is that the document released yesterday actually has less information in it than the budget blueprint that was released a couple of months ago. More significant is the decision […]