The political activist group run by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer featured a Canadian speaker at a Monday event who has called for significant tax hikes and for people to give up their televisions to combat global warming.
At first sight, the A-Z dictionary format of James Delingpole’s latest effort, The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism, seems surprising. But there is a sound reason for its structure. In his prior book, Watermelons, Delingpole cited George Orwell: “Who controls the language controls the culture. Who controls the culture wins the political argument. … [Orwell] explained that one of the most effective ways of suppressing heretical thought was to eliminate undesirable words or strip them of their meaning.”
Eco-fascists have a talent for that sort of thing.
The Environmental Protection Agency has tapped Francesca Grifo, a top staffer at the Union of Concerned Scientists, as its next scientific integrity official, the agency announced Monday.
Renewable energy company Duke Energy agreed to pay $1 million in fines for causing the deaths of protected birds on Friday, the New York Times reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency slashed the amount of ethanol that oil refiners must blend into the country’s gasoline supply for the first time Friday after months of intense lobbying by the biofuel and oil industries.
Fiscal hawks in Congress are pushing to end a federal energy tax credit for the wind industry set to expire at the end of the year.
My must read of the day is “The Secret, Dirty Cost Of Obama’s Green Power Push,” from the Associated Press.
A new study shows that more than 600,000 bats were killed by wind turbines in 2012 alone.
The push for increased use of ethanol in gasoline was meant to help protect the environment, but an Associated Press investigation has found it has led to millions of acres of conservation land to be destroyed. The Star-Telegram reports.
A new report showing that importing Canadian tar sands oil would have a negligible impact on American greenhouse gas emissions is the latest in a series of developments that have undermined the environmentalist case against the Keystone pipeline.