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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KNRC: Empowering counties to take on ‘conservation easement’ land grabs

Typical CE transactions result in a 30% to 100% assessed devaluation, a decrease not confined only to CE-burdened lands: the devaluations can spill to neighboring, non-participating landholders, reducing their property values as well. by Marjorie Haun Kansas Natural Resources Coalition (KNRC) is a relatively new organization with a timeless mission: KNRC Mission Statement – The Kansas Natural Resource Coalition (KNRC) […]

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Trump’s DOI Secretary ends coal moratorium, opens way for oil and gas renaissance

“Secretarial Order 3348 overturns the 2016 moratorium on all new coal leases on federal land and ends the programmatic environmental impacts statement that was set to be completed no sooner than 2019..” by Marjorie Haun Department of Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, former U.S. Representative from Montana, has made it clear that he intends to implement President Trump’s America-first energy plan. […]

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Fossil Fuels Ascending: BLM Acting Director puts renewables on back burner

President Trump this week ordered BLM to “expeditiously” rescind its hydraulic fracturing regulations and review its methane venting and flaring rule. Zinke also ended the moratorium on new coal leasing, revoked the department’s policy on offsetting development impacts on natural resources, and ordered a review of all its rules on climate change, mitigation and energy development. Scott Streater Energy & […]

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Kansas Natural Resources Coalition: Property rights powerhouse from the Heartland

Although KNRC’s roots are in Kansas–the middle of America both literally and figuratively–they hope to have impact far beyond the geographical Heartland. Having recently expanded their reach into Minnesota, KNRC hopes to open regional branches throughout the nation.  by Marjorie Haun The Kansas Natural Resources Coalition (KNRC) is ascending on the national scene as a formidable advocate for property rights and citizen-centered governance of lands, […]

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Dependence on foreign minerals can be addressed with faster permitting, fewer regulations

To address supply chain vulnerability and import dependence, President Trump and Congress should examine ways to speed up permitting of new U.S. mines and smelters, eliminate duplicative regulations and support policies that encourage resource and materials innovation. JS Jacques Fox Business Opinion Even as President Trump impresses markets by putting infrastructure investment and renewed manufacturing leadership at the core of […]

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Due to enviro regs, California farmers get only 65% of water allocations despite record wet year

And while you ponder that question perhaps you can also take a guess as to who didn’t have to take a haircut on their water allocations this year…if you guessed ‘all the pet projects of California’s environmentalists’, then you’re absolutely correct. Tyler Durden Zero Hedge Are Enviro’s Trying To Kill Farming In California? 2017 Water Allocations Imply ‘Yes’ Several times over the […]

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Federal withdrawal of resource-rich lands threatens Minnesota jobs, way of life

“This politically motivated decision, coming in the final days of the administration of President Barack Obama, is inconsistent with current national policy. It could result in devastating and irreversible damage to the citizens, communities and economy of the region. All a withdrawal would do is chase investment away from Minnesota and make the U.S. more dependent on foreign governments for […]

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Endangered Species Act: Stories of Abuse

…the current use of the ESA is incredibly expensive to American tax payers and our economy. As of December 2014, the average listing cost $789,966 per species. This federal funding is siphoned directly from tax payer’s wallets. Posted by ProtectAmericansNow.org Endangered Species Act: Stories Of Abuse In a 5 part series, Protect Americans Now will analyze the Endangered Species Act […]

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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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