Friday, November 30, 2012

Private Property Rights - #4376 - VIDEO: Feds Shut Down 100-Year Old Oyster Company, Destroy Some Lives and Dreams - Hot Air (2) Environmentalists Pushing a Monopoly on Logging - Hot Air (3) VIDEO: EPA Head Under Investigation - EPA Abuse (4) Turkey Farmers to EPA - You're Killing Us - Washington Times (5) Feds to Designate 9.6 Million Acres as 'Critical Habitat' for Spotted Owl - The Blaze

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THIS 20 MINUTE VIDEO, THIS COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE, AND WE NEED TO BE PREPARED. Feds shut down 100-year old oyster company, destroy some lives and dreams - Hot Air - Please take 20 minutes to watch this video, a mini-documentary on how the federal government can bully a conscientious, small business into non-existence. It will make you sick to your stomach, especially as Corey Goodman, a member of the National Academy of Science and the California Council on Science and Technology, outlines the lengths to which the feds went to make it look as though Drakes Bay Oyster Co. was a polluter. It’s just a 100-year-old company and California’s only surviving cannery, a sustainable, family-owned operation employing 30 people. The Drakes Bay Oyster Company has been in a seven-year fight with the federal government and environmental groups over whether it’s 40-year lease would be renewed this week. The Lunny family, which owns the oyster farm, was among a group of families that sold their ranch lands to the National Parks Service in the 1970s to protect them from developers, with the understanding they would get 40-year-leases renewed in perpetuity. After buying and operating the oyster farm without incident— they were even featured as outstanding environmental stewards by the National Parks Service— the Lunnys learned in 2005 they were accused of bringing environmental damage to an area the NPS and environmentalists were anxious to designate as the nation’s first federally recognized marine wilderness. Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar decided today the farm’s lease will not be renewed, despite some support for it from from Sen. Dianne Feinstein and serious questions raised by scientists about the research used to impugn the Lunnys.  Read more.......


Environmentalists Pushing a Monopoly on Logging - Hot Air - When you think of hotbed political issues I’m sure that, just like me, one of the first subjects that leaps to mind is forest certification. (I know, right?) The truth is, a lot of Americans who aren’t actively involved in either the construction or forestry industries aren’t even aware of the subject. But going back many decades now, several organizations exist with the sole purpose of certifying forest lands and timber harvesting practices with the goal of balancing the need for preservation and the prevention of deforestation with the demand for high quality, affordable lumber and forest products. These include groups such as the American Tree Farm System, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council.  Read more.......

EPA Head Under Investigation.

Turkey Farmers to EPA - You're Killing Us - Washington Times - ....... A coalition of livestock, poultry and dairy organizations today expressed extreme disappointment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial in the wake of the worst drought in more than half a century of requests that it waive a federal law that requires corn to be turned into ethanol for gasoline. Read more......


Feds to Designate 9.6 Million Acres as 'Critical Habitat' for Spotted Owl - The Blaze -The northern spotted owl is expected to be allocated roughly 9.6 million acres of forest land to protect it from extinction– roughly twice what was dedicated during the Bush administration in 2008.  Read more.......

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