Category: Climate Mandates
Any UN agreement will impose high costs on the American economy which will reverse the slow recovery from the 2008 Great Recession and lower the standard of living of most citizens. The public needs to watch what happens in Paris, alert to any threat to America’s right to set its own “national development priorities” with no outside interference. There is always the hope that the next president will have a pro-growth agenda. Continue reading
The inability of Congress to act and provide proper funding, has advanced a strong movement in Montana, led by state Senator Jennifer Fielder (R-Thompson Falls) to push for the transfer of federal lands back to the state for proper management and supervision. Continue reading
One president and founder of a coal mining company, who started his business in 1979, employs over 1,000 workingmen and women. He sees the Clean Power Plan (CPP) as a direct threat to the millions of dollars in investments he and his customers (power plants and mills) have already made to comply with the Clean Air Act. If implemented, the additional regulations of the CPP, “would force power plants to reduce carbon emissions to a level that is technically unachievable and would force the closure of coal fired power plants across our country.” Continue reading
Contrary to the charges made by these ideologically motivated environmentalists, coal exporting and transporting companies are going to great lengths to protect both their product as well as the environment. A good example of this is over the debate involving dust that blows off of coal being transported on trains. There is no incentive for coal companies to tolerate coal dust blowing off of their product, as it harms their profits. Therefore, these companies have begun to take new and effective measures to reduce the loss of dust. Continue reading
On December 1, the United Nation’s annual climate conference opened in Lima, Peru. The two week Conference of the Parties brings together delegates from 194 countries to discuss ways to handle “climate change.” It is easy to dismiss these meetings; this one marks the twentieth year of such gatherings, as just excuses for bureaucrats and activists to travel to exotic locales to have a good time, dressed up with bloviating rhetoric about “saving the planet.” The hippy-dippy weathermen image has been elevated this year by holding meetings in tents. As the UN itself describes the setting, “Much of the social pulse of the Conference is felt outdoors, in an almost park-like setting in the areas between the facilities.” Conference President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Environment Minister of Peru, pledged that “voices will be heard” and “bridges will be built.” Marchers waved signs proclaiming “Keep the Oil in the Soil” and other Luddite notions. In other words, the usual spectacle.