Hoping to break the logjam that, for decades, has held up construction projects throughout the United States, the Trump administration Jan. 9 rolled out sweeping reforms of the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
As fast as developers seek approval for new renewable energy projects, people opposed to having their predominantly rural communities invaded by transmission lines, wind turbines, and solar arrays mount a counterattack.
Passing electricity through a filament in a vacuum should not be a crime.
The real culprit appears to have been found: It’s a giant wetland in East Africa.
Whether it’s the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, or any other location where tech giants have a major presence, one thing these cities all have in common: Unless you are at the top of the income pyramid, you can’t afford to live there.
Subsidence, king tides and failure to complete infrastructure projects were not caused by your SUV or refrigerator.
Conservation easements limit future generations, open the door to massive tax fraud, and enable elites to remake rural America into a green theme park, cleansed of those pesky rubes who no longer fit in.
In recent years, over 100 billion gallons of water have been flushed into San Francisco Bay each winter – enough to sustain millions of households.
The Roadless Rule banned all logging, commercial development, and road construction in Tongass, the largest national forest in the United States.
Despite impressive advances in technology in recent decades, American households are now saddled with dishwashers that are substantially inferior to those available 20 or even 30 years ago.
Had the Obama "WOTUS" rule not been repealed, landowners would have had to get permits from federal bureaucrats before making any significant modifications to their property.
Bad habits are hard to shed. And if you are a bureaucrat at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who has become accustomed to throwing the agency’s considerable weight around, why turn over a new leaf?
A boost for American energy independence.
Participants lucky enough to attend the session on "inclusive" cities and communities will have the opportunity to partake of such delicacies as “equality and social cohesion,” “place-making,” and “gender responsive urban and territorial development.”
The Endangered Species Act morphed into a powerful legal instrument that environmentalists adroitly used to shut down any activity – farming, ranching, logging, mining, energy extraction – they didn’t like.