Individuals who have earned their wealth elsewhere bring it to the elite locations when they move or retire near parks paid for by the public. The individuals who move often enjoy lower tax rates on their passive income. The locals who benefit are those who sell or rent real estate — there is no matching, positive effect on local wages.
The politicians and the environmentalists learned there was a lot of money to be made by eliminating the rural people and the jobs that were associated with natural resources.
If environmental groups and government agencies truly want to achieve their stated mission they’ll have to open their eyes to the damage caused by what they call “protection.”
We have to send a message to the Forest Service and the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition that people’s lives, homes, properties, and livestock are more important than an ideology.
The EPA pushed forward, ignoring feedback from residents. A local geologist wrote a letter to the editor just days before the mine spill, warning the agency’s “grand experiment” would fail and the river would be contaminated.
The year 2015 may go down in the books as the year support for renewable energy died.
“We want Gov. Hickenlooper to take the message to our Washington landlords that throwing people off public lands, by closing-off access routes, directly threatens our Western economy and culture. The agency doesn’t appear to have gotten that message through the normal public process.”
Texas ratepayers have paid an enormous sum to expand the transmission system to support the (state’s green energy) mandate.
The Department of the Interior’s new fracking regulations make it harder for American Indians to compete and to have their shot at the American dream.
“These numbers are sort of like kryptonite for the EPA,” Bailey said in a telephone interview. “They do not like to admit that the Clean Power Plan will have no effect on global climate change.”