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Posts tagged Climate Change

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.

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 […]

Gordon Fulks Destroys Arguments Against Coal Shipments At Americans For Prosperity Rally

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On Tuesday, July 24, President Obama visited Portland. On that day, AFP Oregon organized a rally to remind him that there is opposition to his plans for America. AFP Oregon has been hitting back hard lately on the opposition to allowing coal to be shipped out of Portland’s ports, which is being led by extreme […]

Next Up: Mud Huts

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What we have in mind…ain’t breakfast in bed for 200,000! Nope, it’s bigger than that. This is Rio+20, baby! And what we have in mind…is abject poverty for 350 million Americans. Behold your new, federally-mandated lighting system! Like this:Like Loading…

“Green” vs “Green”

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There was an article recently in the Oregonian, “Lawsuit against wind energy project near Steens Mountain pits green groups against green project“.   After reading the article it became clear that there is just no pleasing some people. I am skeptical of “green” energy, particularly wind farms, especially in Oregon where we have an abundance of […]

New Link From Supernova to Life on Earth?

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Through the Royal Astronomical Society in London the Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark released new scientific evidence in the last week that has not yet hit the mass media.  This new examination could revolutionize the way that we view our world’s climate and even the history of life on Earth.  Professor Svensmark examined the history of how […]

Portland State Students Save Mother Earth Through Crappy Beatnik Poetry

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Because the world was clamoring for a rebirth of Haight Ashbury …   Like this:Like Loading…

Open Letter To Oregon AMS On Climate Change

5440 Note: This open letter was sent to all members of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society in response to the Climate Change lecture by Phil Mote, et al, at Portland State University on April 10. After watching both the proponents of man-made global warming on Tuesday April 10th at the Oregon chapters […]

Energy Department Prepares To Throw More Taxpayer Money Away On ‘Green’ Loans

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Here we go again! Andrew Restuccia reports at The Hill: The Energy Department said Thursday it expects to begin tentatively approving new taxpayer-backed loans for renewable energy projects in the coming months. The announcement comes about seven months after Solyndra, the California solar firm that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the administration in […]

Gordon Fulks, Chuck Wiese, Bobby Corser question Phil Mote and Andreas Schmittner

Gordon Fulks, Chuck Wiese, Bobby Corser question Phil Mote and Andreas Schmittner

At the ballyhooed Global Warming Lecture at PSU tonight, questions from the floor ended up getting asked after all. One can now understand why Dr. Mote initially put up such a fight to avoid them. The open laughter at some answers, combined with the refusal to answer others, combined with the dismissal of facts in […]

Dear AMS: Global Warming Alarmist Previously Wanted Debate

As most folks reading this are already aware, the American Meteorological Society’s event for this Tuesday, April 10th, featuring government employees and global warming alarmists Phil Mote and Andreas Schmittner, will not be not be taking questions from the audience. There will be a Q&A of sorts, but it will be more like a politician’s […]

Things Look Different Here

Having solved all other problems, activists in Clatsop County are pushing to ban elephants lions, tigers, primates, and an array of other animals from exhibition or performance. No word on whether they covered hippos. But they left exemptions for horse shows, rodeos, and other stuff that they likely knew would be shot down in a heartbeat if […]

Guest Post: Oregon AMS Allows Phil Mote’s Climate Hysteria To Go Unchallenged

Breaking news from our friend, Gordon Fulks, PhD in the Oregon American Meteorological Society equivalent of a Friday Afternoon News Dump™: Hello Everyone, In a stunning development this afternoon, we learned that the Oregon AMS meeting being held next week as a counterpoint to our climate presentation to them in January will not permit ANY […]

Thousands of “Green Jobs”! Billions of Your Green.

Thousands of “Green Jobs”! Billions of Your Green.

The horribly misnamed Solar Trust of America got a $2.1 billion dollar loan guarantee from the Obama adminstration almost exactly one year ago. They were going to build a solar thermal power plant (“going to” being the operative term, here) – using an array of mirrors to focus sunlight onto a water tower, which would generate steam, […]

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  • Column: States rights across the aisle February 22, 2017
    It’s not unusual for political dynamics to shift as political powers shift at the federal level. But the dynamics are changing pretty quickly as we enter the second month of President Donald Trump’s administration. Notably, Democratic governors and mayors have been defending their values and speaking for their constituents with an argument often used by […]
  • Democrats call, again, for action on ‘levy cliff’ February 22, 2017
    Some school districts may have to send out pink slips if the state legislature doesn’t pass the Democrats’ “levy cliff” bill, argued Democratic leadership at their weekly press conference Tuesday. “I’m hearing from superintendents too,” said Rep. Kristine Lytton, Anacortes, at the press conference. “They are trying to dig into the complexity of the senate […]
  • GOP leaders defend education funding plan, criticize Democrats’ plan February 21, 2017
    After facing criticism for their budget plan, Republican leaders defended their education funding proposal Monday at a press conference, and made their own criticisms of the Democrat’s levy cliff bill. Washington GOP legislators’ plan is to implement something of a “levy swap” to fund education in Washington. Background Senate Republicans announced their plan Jan. 27 […]
  • Free for a Limited Time Four More Years February 22, 2017
    Washington DC’s H Street streetcar has failed in just about every way possible. The 2.2-mile line cost $200 million, which is enough to build ten to twenty miles of four-lane freeway; it opened years behind schedule; and–despite being free “for a limited time”–it carries a paltry 2,400 people per weekday, which in a sane world […]
  • Congestion Cost U.S. $295 Billion in 2016 February 21, 2017
    Speaking of congestion (as the Antiplanner was yesterday), a new congestion scorecard from Inrix estimates that congestion cost America $295 billion in 2016, which is more than 1.5 percent of 2016 GDP. Where the Texas Transportation Institute’s previous estimates of congestion costs counted only the cost to commuters, Inrix adds costs to consumers who must […]
  • Good News and Bad News February 20, 2017
    Good news: The United States had 56,000 structurally deficient bridges in 2016. That’s good news because the number in 2015 was nearly 59,000. In fact, the number has declined in every year since 1992 (the earliest year for which records are available), when it was 124,000. The American Road and Transportation Builders thinks 2016’s number […]