Monthly Archives: June 2014

Global Warming: Two Arguments

Though I like the first best, both are important to read. The first is from the National Review, and here are the first few paragraphs: The Environmental Protection Agency has won a victory at the Supreme Court, with a solid … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Fire Fighting in the West

This article from PERC, recently published in the Wall Street Journal, reminds us that human intervention in nature—while generally abhorrent to the environmentalist—is often the best solution to tragic events, such as wildfires destroying communities. An excerpt. The early onset … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

EPA’s Emissions Policy

It was brought back into constitutional congruence by the Supreme Court yesterday, as reported by CFACT, with a link to the ruling after the jump. An excerpt. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the Court, importantly held that EPA “exceeded its … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government

Dakota Oil

Almost a hundred years ago, my family, immigrants from Russia fleeing Communism, came to the United States and settled in Williston, North Dakota, eventually coming to Sacramento; so it has a particular resonance to see the wealth being produced there … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, History

Alps Were Once Free of Glaciers

Which is another chink removed from the armor of the global warming alarmists, as this article from CFACT reports. An excerpt. Dr. Christian Schlüchter’s discovery of 4,000-year-old chunks of wood at the leading edge of a Swiss glacier was clearly … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Auburn Dam Council Water Forum

An article about the event held last Friday is in the Auburn Journal. An excerpt. SACRAMENTO – Engineer Mike Preszler told an Auburn Dam Council forum that the long-debated multipurpose dam project near Auburn needs updated answers for a new … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

California’s Legislature, Then and Now

Natives of the state who remember the 1960s—including yours truly—remember when our state legislature, especially after the downfall of lobbyist Artie Samish in the 1950s, was a serious body for sustained growth and social improvement, as this article by Victor … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Government