Resource ‘conservation’ is achieved through resource consumption

“If we slow down our progress, including the generation of new ideas, by using less energy or less of any other resources, we deserve nothing but contempt from future generations—for example, from those who die prematurely because a medical cure comes twenty years later than it needed to.” Commentary by Alex Epstein Forbes One of the least controversial ideas in […]

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Forest Service blows up small dams with high explosives to ‘restore creeks to natural state’

“When the main dam was blown up,” May said, “it was a shock.” May also questioned Forest Service statements that residents several years ago were notified of plans to ultimately destroy five dams. “Does anybody remember that? I never got any notification.” David Whiting Orange County Register After blowing up dams, relations sour between canyon residents, U.S. Forest Service Relations […]

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Will USDA lift grazing restrictions on lush Conservation Reserve lands to help Kansas ranchers?

At issue is the cattle that survived the wildfires but lost their pastures. Ranchers and others say some of the grass on CRP land could provide grazing until pastures have recovered from the fires and fences can be rebuilt. Katherine Burgess The Wichita Eagle Acres of the tall, generally untouched grass show up all across Kansas. But ranchers in fire-damaged […]

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Top 7 reasons Trump EPA cuts are good for America

So much for “protecting public health,” ensuring “environmental justice,” and safeguarding our most “vulnerable communities.” It’s as if we’ve come full circle, and now need to be protected from the EPA. In truth, that goes all the way back to the agency’s first administrator, William Ruckelshaus, who ignored his own scientists, banned DDT, and sentenced tens of millions of Africans and […]

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If you want to protect forests, you must harvest trees

You want to save a forest? Buy wood products and plant trees. Those are ways to ensure that overgrown forests are properly managed and replanted for the future. Buying wood products keeps forest land forested. Otherwise, land owners may convert the land into something else. Chaille Brindley Pallet Enterprise Thinking Ahead: Losing the Forests Because We Are Trying to Save […]

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Worried about carbon dioxide emissions? Logging is the answer!

The more concerned people are about climate change, the more they should be interested in active management to restore forest health. Yet many of the groups pushing urgent climate policies are the same groups that continue to fight logging, thinning, and other management necessary for healthy forests. The result is more of the same disaster we have seen unfolding for […]

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How Trump can drain the EPA swamp

Unnecessary environmental regulation imposes incalculable costs in foregone innovation and economic growth, and the loss of private property rights and liberty. Despite dramatic gains in environmental quality, both the number and cost of federal regulations have been increasing for decades. Diane Katz The Daily Signal There were mixed signals from the White House on Tuesday about whether spending cuts or […]

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Trump orders progress on Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

For Keystone XL, the Obama administration’s own State Department reviewed the project multiple times and concluded that the pipeline would pose negligible environmental risk and not contribute significantly to global warming—a big sticking point and one of the reasons former President Barack Obama rejected the application. Nicholas Loris Daily Signal In a win for the economy and the environment, President Donald Trump […]

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Trump Admin to hold EPA accountable for massive toxic river spill

Republicans and Democrats have criticized the agency’s decision to ignore victims associated with the Gold King Mine spill, which released 3 million gallons of dangerous metals like lead, cadmium and arsenic into the Animas River. Trump wants to make EPA pay claims on mine spill Chris White Daily Caller News Foundation Citizens of the Rocky Mountain state are relying on […]

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Navajo suicides, economic hardship spike following EPA toxic river spill

Navajos have blamed the spill for a spike in suicides among tribal members. McGraw is not surprised by the spike, saying, “Recently, in the areas that our NGO works, we have seen an increase in teen and child suicides. Water insecurity brought on by this disaster compounds the issues already faced by rural Navajo communities.” Navajos demand justice after EPA polluted their water […]

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