…In a corrupt scheme, Sue and Settle, fireplaces next. But a half-billion dollar biomass plant is OK.
As of January 3rd, the EPA banned about 80% of the wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts in the United States. Stoves which are used to heat 12% of the homes in America and are especially needed in outlying rural areas. Fireplaces are also being looked at.
The EPA is attempting to reduce particle pollution with new rules. Instead of limiting fine airborne particulate emissions to 15 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) of air, the change will impose a maximum 12 μg/m3 limit. That is equivalent to a person smoking 3 to 4 cigarettes in a small confined space.
The draconian EPA regulations will be spread out, one will take place in March and the next in five to eight years. Stoves currently in use will not be affected but obviously, getting them repaired will become more and more difficult.
They haven’t yet gone after outdoor appliances or home heating appliances, but can they be far behind? Will people be able to heat their homes in a future controlled by extreme environmentalists? Read more at: independentsentinel.com.
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This is the kind of government action that can finally bring this country down. While everyone is sidetracked by the IRS, Obamacare and Bernanke this insidious plan to control millions more acres of private property will be the final straw for a weak country with a weak economy. Unless STATE officials recognize the enormity of the National Blueway System and take steps to protect their constituents the federal government will be ”placing 10% of farms into conservation programs and develop Conservation Programs for 75% of farms” among other controls. In Arkansas “The on the ground effects of this plan would absolutely annihilate agriculture within the 60 county area. And agricultural is by far the biggest economic engine within the region. Tourism is far, far behind. And with such a great economy, the idea that tourism is suddenly going to explode as an economic engine is beyond ridiculous. Nonetheless, that is the apparent economic benefit we are all supposed to gain from this designation.”
“According to a statement from the Secretary of the Interior, the plans are to establish 5 National Blueways per year for the next five years ultimately achieving 25 National Blueways throughout the nation.”
Take the time to meet with your state legislators about the National Blueway System. Educate them and let them know you will support their opposition to Florida participating in the program.
Email State Representative Keith Perry http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4497&SessionId=75
Email State Senator Rob Bradley http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/s7
It’s no secret that the bogus science used to ban DDT back in the seventies has resulted in millions of deaths from malaria in developing countries around the world, most significantly in Africa. Now the same leftist mentality is on a mission to block food production in third world countries. And fiscal conservatives are accused of not caring for their fellow man? It would be humorous if the consequences were not so dire.
“It isn’t only the left who were in the streets yesterday protesting against Monsanto and their miracle seeds. The same low information type voter who elected President Obama have been taken in by the Luddites who are scaring the ignorant into thinking that genetically modified seeds are a danger.
Not just a danger – they are destroying the planet!”
John Hayward of Redstate.com has described beautifully the state of the “free market” in America today with his article about Kathleen Sebelius’ “fundraising” for Obamacare. Take any industry and apply the same dynamics of tyrannical government control. Get ready, folks. Life is about to get very unpleasant.
What luxurious wealth we enjoy in this country that allows us to squander billions of dollars on the progressive utopian vision of saving the environment. How’s that working for you as you pay rapidly escalating prices at the grocery store?
From Wynton Hall, Brietbart.com
“In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama promised to create 5 million “green jobs” if elected president. However, an analysis by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) finds that since 2009, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) $26 billion loan program created just 2,298 permanent jobs, at a cost of $11.45 million per job created.”
This is a copy of an envelope containing a birthday card that was sent to my grandson earlier this month. Check out the postmark: Those are wind turbines on a wind farm. So, the much
touted hyped wind power that probably couldn’t exist without billions of dollars in federal grants and subsidies, is now being promoted by the United States Postal Service.
Is this what we want the USPS to be doing? Some references below:
The 10 Major Wind Power Companies in the World – Wind Turbine Manufacturers and Companies. Look where GE CEO and former leader of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Jeff Immelt’s company is on on this list.
Walmart Supercenter on Waldo Road
(Just turn off Waldo Rd. at Walmart and park on the left)
Let’s show which candidate in the race for Mayor cares about East Gainesville!
This clip was uploaded in April, 2011. It’s had almost 323,000 views.
The Progressives at every level of government, whether they are elected officials or bureaucrats, always
think know what’s best for us and think know that they can run our lives better than we can!
Hat tip: ConservativeVideos.com.
You are invited to be a participant in the future of Alachua County-
From Plum Creek- The Vision is getting clearer… make it better, make it happen.
You’re invited to the first community workshop for Envision Alachua Phase II:
See the emerging concepts for Plum Creek’s 65,000 acres of land in East Alachua County. Hear opportunities for the economy, the environment and our community.
Participate in an interactive community conversation, share your ideas for a better future and help make it happen.
COME TO THE FIRST COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
ENVISION ALACHUA PHASE II
WHERE: MLK Community Center
1028 NE 14th Street,
Gainesville, Florida 32601
TIME: 5:30PM, Registration and light dinner
Childcare will be provided.
I know, the “green energy” bankruptcies are so repetitive the whole thing’s getting boring. But we need to keep up with the extent of the damage and Redstate has published a comprehensive list of the “green energy” companies that have gone bankrupt along with some great analysis.
“Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said the impending expiry of a U.S. tax credit had exacerbated a fall in orders for next year, forcing it to make more than 800 job cuts in the United States and Canada so far this year”
“A123 Systems Inc. (AONE), the electric car battery maker that received a $249 million federal grant, filed for bankruptcy protection after failing to make a debt payment that was due yesterday.
The filing may fuel further political debate over government financing of alternative-energy and transportation businesses. Federal grants and loans to companies including A123, Fisker Automotive Inc. and Tesla Motors Inc. have drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans following the September 2011 bankruptcy filing of solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC two years after it received a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department.”
This action taken by the agency responsible for “sustainability” and “green energy” and “global governance”. We need to opt out and then kick out our most dangerous political enemy: The Unted Nations.
From RoseMarie Newton, Chair of Government for Accountable Ctizens working against United Nations’ Agenda 21 at www.g-a-c.net. We urge you to contact RoseMarie at firstname.lastname@example.org and GET INVOLVED!
“Funded primarily with U.S. tax dollars, the famously corrupt United Nations has hit a new low, awarding a genocidal warlord indicted by an international court for crimes against humanity a seat on its laughable human rights council.
The worst part is that this madness is funded by Americans to the tune of 7-plus billion dollars a year. The American cash keeps pouring in even though the U.N. is pillar of corruption, fraud and mismanagement. Its so-called human rights council is a huge joke with members that are famous for oppressing their citizens and, in many cases, committing atrocious human rights violations. Cuba, Iran and Venezuela are among the offenders.”
FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION:
Please call or E-mail Governor Rick Scott TODAY and ask him to reject three term “utility sweetheart” Lisa Edgar for reappointment and put senior citizen Ken Littlefield on the commission.
The Florida Public Service Commission is tasked with regulating all of the investor owned utilities in the State of Florida. The PSC makes billion dollar decision that increase our utility rates. Marred by ethical transgressions the current PSC is the lapdog for the utilities acquiescing to their outrageous utility demands to raise rates and TAX us to increase shareholder profits. The PSC currently has no senior citizen representation.
Governor Rick Scott has the ability to change this by rejecting three term “utility sweetheart” Lisa Edgar for reappointment and putting senior citizen Ken Littlefield on the commission.
Edgar is an independent who was re-appointed by Charlie Crist. Littlefield is a Republican.
As reported by the Miami Herald, Edgar also has a history of engaging in secret conversations with the utilities that she is supposed to be regulating. This is why we need change on the Public Service Commission. We deserve a fair and impartial PSC.
Call Gov. Scott TODAY before it is too late regarding this important appointment. Tell him to toss the utility friendly incumbent and bring much needed reform to the Public Service Commission by appointing Republican Ken Littlefield.
Listed below are the Public Service Commission Nominees who were submitted to Governor Rick Scott by the Public Service Commission Nominating Council on August 24, 2012:
Lisa B. Edgar
Kenneth W. Littlefield
Donald J. Polmann
Luz U. Weinberg
Contact info for GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT…http://qa.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/contact-governor-mockup/
Promoted by President Obama and his merry band of thieves, The Rio+20 Comference is currently underway in Rio de Janeiro, scheming to take American wealth and distribute to the government winners in “underserved” countries around the world.
“At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.” Go to this link to see what the countries involved say about it…http://www.uncsd2012.org/about.html
The truth…from Paul Driessen…
“The Agenda 21 and sustainability paradigm also rejects and undermines Adam Smith’s belief that mankind’s natural tendency toward self-interest, profit and self-improvement results in greater prosperity, opportunity, health, welfare and justice for all.”
“Just this week, the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives released a new report to the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit on Sustainable Development. The executive summary of No Future Without Justice begins with the heading, “The World Is in Need of Fundamental Change.” The document then offers “solutions,” which include “universal fiscal equalization” and a “massive and absolute decoupling of well-being from resource extraction and consumption.”
The 18-member Group includes no Americans – but condemns the US and other governments for their dedication to economic growth, rather than wealth redistribution, and demands that governments play a key role in promoting “sustainability” and welfare. They insist that all governments provide universal access to public health care, guaranteed state allowances for every child, guaranteed state support for the unemployed and underemployed, and basic universal pensions and universal social security.”
ATTENTION all hard working United STates citizens: get ready to open your wallets and send the fruits of your labors around the world.
“As European Union Finance Ministers meet on 15 May to coincide with the G-8 Summit in Camp David, a group of United Nations independent experts urged the EU to take the lead in promoting the adoption of a global financial transaction tax to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate and food crises, and to protect basic human rights.
“Where the world financial crisis has brought about the loss of millions of jobs, socialized private debt burdens and now risks causing significant human rights regressions through wide-ranging austerity packages, a financial transaction tax (FTT) is a pragmatic tool for providing the means for governments to protect and fulfill the human rights of their people,” said the rights experts on extreme poverty, food, business, foreign debt and international solidarity.
“EU countries must take bold leadership now to pave the way towards what should eventually be a global FTT,” they urged, welcoming recent EU proposals to implement the financial transaction tax across the Eurozone.”