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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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  • State Auditor Troy Kelley Pleads Not Guilty to 10 Counts in Federal Court April 17, 2015
    Amid calls for his resignation from Democrats, Republicans and Gov. Jay Inslee, Kelley maintained his innocence and announced he would be taking a leave of absence from his position starting May 1. “I take this action to allow my office to the important work without distractions and to allow me to participate fully in my […]
  • Roads Face Funding Crisis in King County’s Unincorporated Areas April 17, 2015
    During the recession, property values fell almost 40 percent. They’ve since risen, but property taxes have not rebounded because state law only allows them to rise 1% a year. At that rate, it’ll take the county at least 40 years to shake off the recession’s grip. The post Roads Face Funding Crisis in King County’s […]
  • Seattle Campaign Cash: Burgess Raising the Most, Sawant Spending Fastest April 17, 2015
    Incumbents seeking re-election are ahead in the money race — Bruce Harrell has raised $96,421, not counting his kickoff, compared to $28,653 for challenger Tammy Morales — but figures show a more even playing field in several parts of the city. The post Seattle Campaign Cash: Burgess Raising the Most, Sawant Spending Fastest appeared first […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: South Africa, Russia & China April 17, 2015
    1) The recent wave of anti-foreigner violence in South Africa has spread to the capital in Johannesburg. President Jacob Zuma has condemned the violence and called for calm, but clashes with police continue. Thousands have already fled their homes and police have had to use rubber bullets to disperse gangs.   2) Russian President Vladimir Putin […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: South Africa, Yemen & Montenegro April 16, 2015
    1) Malawi has decided to evacuate its citizens from South Africa after a week of attacks against foreigners, which has killed five, including a 14-year-old boy. Similar attacks happened in 2008 killing 62 people. Many foreign-owned shops have already closed. Malawi is the first country to decided to evacuate its 420 citizens from the region. […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: Yemen, Syria & Germany April 15, 2015
    1) The UN has voted to impose an arms embargo on Yemen, targeting the Houthi rebels that have taken over much of the government. Russia abstained from the vote. The U.S. went a step farther, blacklisting two top leaders among the rebels: Abdul Malik al-Houthi and Ahmed Ali Saleh.   2) The UN will make another […]
  • The Future of Oil April 17, 2015
    Bloomberg argues that “supply alone is [not] behind the plunge in crude prices to $50 a barrel.” Instead, demand for motor fuel has slacked off due to lack of growth in driving combined with more fuel-efficient cars and more competitive electric cars. The electric cars argument is specious, as too few of them have been […]
  • Oregon’s Next Bad Idea April 16, 2015
    Oregon’s House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize inclusionary zoning. In memory of Bart Simpson, this should be called the “I Didn’t Do It Act,” as the reason for Oregon’s low housing affordability compared with most other states is the legislature’s continuing support for land-use regulation and urban-growth boundaries. Inclusionary zoning requires home builders […]
  • Back in the Air Again April 15, 2015
    The Antiplanner is flying to Dallas today to participate in a Cato event tomorrow. My topic will be “Maintaining the Texas Miracle,” a subject I previously covered in Austin (clicking on the link downloads an 8-mb PowerPoint show). On Friday, I’ll give essentially the same presentation in Houston. In both cities, I seem to be […]