Monday, June 11, 2012

Environmental Government Overreach - #3961 - Obama Administration Over Regulating Farms Out of Business (2) Study Reveals Gulf of Mexico Permitting Mess - Redstate (3) Spotted Owl Could Be Game Changer in Tombstone Water War - CNN (4) Green Police: Miami Beach to Make Recycling Compulsory - Fines Up to $2,500 - Infowars


The Obama administration is no friend of farmers, and the recent stunt involving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sending spy planes over the state of Nebraska to keep an eye on where cows drop their patties is the latest example of overreach by an administration that is bent on controlling every aspect of our lives, but farming in particular.......Farmers and ranchers have similar concerns about Obama's U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). During a bus tour across rural America last summer, Obama was confronted time and again by ranchers and farmers concerned that unsubstantiated regulation was regulating them out of business. According to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, proposed USDA regulations "would cost 114,000 jobs nationwide and increase retail meat prices more than three percent." A statistic likely lost on a president whose discriminating palate includes $100 steaks.  Read more.........


Study Reveals Gulf of Mexico Permitting Mess - Redstate - In a rational world, the Federal government would act as a motivated lease owner who was interested in promoting the safe and environmentally responsible development of his mineral resource, consistent with sound conservation practice. That’s why there’s a permit process in the first place. Since Macondo, that’s backwards. Operating practices must conform to the permitting process that has, um, evolved in a purely political environment: practical considerations, economics and common sense be damned. And while the politicians proclaim a concern for production levels, product prices and jobs, their actions and policies tell another story. A study (pdf link) of Gulf of Mexico activity released on Wednesday by the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) indicates that much of the progress claimed by the Obama Administration is illusory. The Administration is putting a lot of time and effort into buffing the statistics to make it appear as though things are going swimmingly. (Just like in kids’ sports, ownership of the official scorebook can be a significant advantage. It never hurts to keep one eye on the scorekeeper.)  Read more.......











Spotted Owl Could be Game-Changer in Tombstone Water War - CNN - ........And there it was, a Mexican spotted owl, perched high in a pine tree. It was a male, the rangers said, with his back turned to the intruders. He scratched and preened. But mostly, the owl seemed to be watching the nest in a nearby sycamore tree where his mate tended to an owlet. The owl is a threatened species, and until a few days ago its presence in fire-scorched Miller Canyon was a matter of speculation. But now that it has surfaced, the owl could be a game-changer in the water war between the U.S. Forest Service and the Wild West city made famous by the 30-second gunfight at the O.K. Corral.  Read more.......


Green Police: Miami Beach to Make Recycling Conpulsary - Fines Up to $2,500 - Infowars - Miami Beach has passed an ordinance that makes recycling compulsory from July 2013, with those who fail to comply under threat of fines up to $2500 dollars.“People, who live in the city of Miami Beach, must soon recycle or possibly face fines,” reports Local10.com.Once the ordinance goes in effect in July 2013, people who don’t recycle would be fined $350 for their first violation, $500 for their second violation and $1,000 for the third violation.” The Miami Herald reports that the fine for a fourth violation would total $2500. Mandatory recycling ordinances represent another example of how big government is exploiting the environmental movement to increase regulation and big brother snooping on Americans’ private lives. Local authorities across the U.S. are using cutting edge technology to spy on the contents of people’s trash cans and issue them with fines for non-compliance. In a growing number of cities across the U.S., local governments are placing computer chips in recycling bins to collect data on refuse disposal, and then fining residents who don’t participate in recycling efforts and forcing others into educational programs meant to instill respect for the environment,” reports Fox News.   Read more........


Related Articles: Direct Links.....
(5) Sierra Club Now Attacks Natural Gas - Redstate.....
(6) Politics, Not Science, at Heart of Uranium Mining Ban in Arizona - Human Event......
(7) To Protect Sea Turtles, Government Pushing Price of Regulations on Shrimpers - DC Caller..... 
(8) Mining Rescue Dog Rallies Appalachian Community Against War on Coal - DC Caller......
(9) Obama Allows Your Children to go Swimming for One More Summer - Redstate.......

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