The EPA invites secret green activist lawsuits

As reported by CFACT advisor Larry Bell, federal agencies and environmentalist organizations have for decades been colluding to impose requirements on businesses, communities, and individuals who will have had zero knowledge or input into these onerous rules backed with the force of law that they are sorely affected by. This is wrong -- and yet the public will have to speak up loudly or this racketeering-style rulemaking behavior wil continue unabated.

By |2016-10-31T16:58:49+00:00November 1st, 2016|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Ecological double standards

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen, noting that both major party candidates for President support local control over fracking, suggests that local control should also extend to wind farms, solar arrays, forest management, and other issues that today are rigged in favor of those who shut down or redirect development by fiat.

By |2016-08-06T09:24:14+00:00August 6th, 2016|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

Keeping the poor impoverished

To the world's poor, electricity (including air conditioning), modern highways, quality medical care, and so much more of the good things first world people take for granted are routinely denied them out of concern for the environment (sic), or rather the elites' insistence that they rule over the poor with a paternalistic (slavemaster) hand. CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen calls the actions of these elites "callous, immoral, eco-imperialistic, and genocidal." As newly elected Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says, "They think they can dictate our destiny," but we will not submit to their rule.

By |2016-07-26T08:45:50+00:00July 23rd, 2016|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

Hudson Valley landowners’ 22-year battle against New York land trusts

The fat cats who run land trusts actually believe they are entitled to anyone else's property just because they want it ... and in the case of the former Smitty's Dude Ranch in upstate New York, they have fought low down and dirty over the past 30 years to seize property that 28 years ago was sold, under a deed upheld many times in court, to a couple of modest means. Decency is not in the vocabulary of these modern day robber barons, who finally won a judicial victory after 22 years of fraudulent efforts, ridiculous claims, and other methods designed to destroy the ability of the owners to fight back.

By |2016-04-29T13:05:37+00:00April 29th, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Hudson Valley landowners’ 22-year battle against New York land trusts

The Big Green job-killing machine

The Center for Biological Diversity -- an offshoot of the violent radical group Earth First!, -- has been systematically using the Endangered Species Act to shut down jobs in the timber, mining, and other industries that once were major job suppliers in Western States. Worse, federal judges have been going along with this unwarranted taking of property and income for decades. It is time that this stops.

By |2016-04-01T17:53:50+00:00April 1st, 2016|Guest Insights|2 Comments

‘Green’ evangelicals disguise anti-life policies as pro-life, perpetuating suffering and death

By E. Calvin Beisner, Janice Shaw Crouse, and Austin Ruse The evangelical “creation care” movement professes to be pro-life and, for the most part, rightly so. But some creation care advocates give reason to wonder. Case in point: the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) recently launched a “Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign,” promising to “organize half a million pro-life Christians to participate” in efforts to curb pollution by demanding a switch from fossil fuels to wind and solar. It calls this campaign “pro-life” and says it will “free our children from pollution all across America with 100% clean electricity from renewable resources by [...]

By |2016-03-17T12:22:22+00:00March 17th, 2016|Energy, Guest Insights|1 Comment

Virginia Supreme Court upholds property rights, deals severe blow to land trusts

In a landmark decision that is as uplifting for property rights advocates as it is devastating for land trusts throughout the United States, the Virginia Supreme Court on February 12 overwhelmingly ruled in favor of a small Loudoun County winery in its multi-year battle with one of the nation’s most powerful environmental groups. By a 5-2 margin, the Virginia Supremes upheld a lower court decision that Chrysalis Vineyards’ plans to upgrade its facilities did not violate the terms of a conservation easement on the property held by Wetlands America Trust (WAT), on behalf of Ducks Unlimited (DU).  The case, Wetlands America [...]

By |2016-02-17T11:08:59+00:00February 16th, 2016|News|12 Comments

Federal wetlands mitigation bank scam threatens popular California golf course

A beloved golf course in the picturesque Gird Valley north of San Diego, California, may soon fall victim to an elaborate federal wetlands mitigation scheme that can simultaneously destroy a community’s recreation area while lining the pockets of well-positioned third parties.   For decades, the Fallbrook Golf Course has been a recreational and ecological jewel that has attracted golfers, joggers, bird watchers, dog walkers, and nature lovers.  Located near the Gird Valley Preserve and Live Oak Park, the golf course offers a range of habitat for a wide variety of local and migratory birds as well as other wildlife.  The regulation-length, [...]

By |2016-01-29T14:58:48+00:00January 29th, 2016|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

GOP energy report card: 2015

CFACT policy advisor Marita Noon says the GOP Congress got one A, two Bs, a C, and two Ds on its energy policy report card during 2015 -- but the B for the Keystone Pipeline ought to be an F if results, not good intentions, are the basis for grading.

By |2015-12-29T03:50:59+00:00December 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|8 Comments

Ducks Unlimited, Virginia winery face off in court over land-use restrictions

Cronyism once again rears its ugly head, as Big Conservation seeks to infringe upon the rights of American property owners to use their land lawfully for profit and for the benefit of customers who make their businesses grow. This time. it is a small Virginia winery, but next time it may be you wanting to add a barbecue pit or even a hot tub. Hopefully, the courts will side with the property owners this time -- but we must be eternally vigilant against these interlopers who seek godlike status in our society.

By |2015-06-26T16:11:47+00:00June 26th, 2015|CFACT Insights|2 Comments
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