Politically motivated science destroying the economy

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The College of Veterinary Medicine, at Oregon State University, has asked me to speak at their graduation for each of the past ten years. Last Sunday, Representative Whitsett and I were once again privileged to participate … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:04 | Posted in Economy, Environment, Global Warming, Government Regulation, Natural Resources | 40 Comments

Kitz on coal: I’ll make decision by May 30, but answer will be NO

by NW Spotlight Kitzhaber cares more about environmental activists than jobs for Oregon – he admits to stretching state’s regulatory morass to what the Oregonian calls “the snapping point” to try to stop this low environmental impact project and the … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:16 | Posted in Employment, Environment, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Jobs | 8 Comments

California cap and trade plan a warning for Oregon

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Carbon taxes: redistribution of wealth from the private sector to government coffers – unmatched by any previous government scheme for raising taxes. The California Assembly enacted its “Global Warming Solutions Act”, in 2006. The law mandates … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Overreach, Taxes | 4 Comments

Polar vortex is caused by… GLOBAL WARMING!

by NW Spotlight Even though President Obama’s chief scientist is telling us that the polar vortex and freezing weather that has been gripping much of the nation were caused by… GLOBAL WARMING, a number of cartoonists observing the global warming … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:18 | Posted in Global Warming | 59 Comments

Plastic bag bans promote shoplifting & global warming

by NW Spotlight Wow, this just keeps getting better and better! OK, we knew that plastic bag bans were good for spreading norovirus and E. coli, and for making shoplifting in Seattle easier, but now we’re hearing that plastic bag … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:15 | Posted in Environment, Global Warming, Plastic bags | 445 Comments

“Pacific Coast Collaborative” Sends Kitzhaber Back to the Future

Last week Governor John Kitzhaber joined with other political leaders in the Pacific Coast Collaborative to call for a carbon tax. This announcement coincided with the official opening of California’s “cap-and-trade” program for reducing carbon emissions. It’s not clear why … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 594 Comments

Why the Lorax Loves Forestry

By Todd Myers “From outside in the fields came a sickening smack of an axe on a tree. Then we heard the tree fall. The very last Truffula tree of them all.” –From The Lorax, Dr. Seuss This spring, a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, Global Warming, Government Regulation, Individual Responsiblity, Land Use Laws, Natural Resources, Oregon Government | Tagged , , , , | 272 Comments

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