When Is a Tax Not a Tax?

By John A. Charles, Jr. Governor Kitzhaber wants you to drive less, and he knows that the best way to discourage driving is to make it more expensive. The simplest way to do this would be to raise the state … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Government, Transportation | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Governor Kitzhaber’s socialist, environmental agenda

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) During the time the Governor has been in control of the education system, Oregon has been in a downward spiral We are just a couple of weeks away from the beginning of Oregon’s 78th Legislative … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:31 | Posted in Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session | 449 Comments

No Wonder Portland Can’t Afford to Maintain Streets

By John A. Charles, Jr. The Portland City Council seems determined to raise taxes to pay for street maintenance. But the City doesn’t have a revenue shortage problem; it has a spending misallocation problem, which continues to grow. The latest … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Global Warming, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Portland, Portland Politics | Tagged , , , , | 27 Comments

Speak up for sound state and national energy polices!

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Politicians, their environmentalist handlers, political pundits, and most news media outlets have relentlessly worked to convince the American public that the vast majority of us are “all in” on renewable energy. Further, they would have the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming, Green Energy, Jobs | 18 Comments

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 | 63 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 | 13 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 | 753 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 | 378 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 | 485 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 , , , , | 19 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 , , , , | 11 Comments

Former NASA Astronauts & Scientists slam NASA on global warming scare

by NW Spotlight “claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated” “it is clear that the science is NOT settled” The Huffington Post is reporting that 49 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:44 | Posted in Global Warming | 2,485 Comments

SunShot Makes Solar Energy a Long Shot

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget includes $310 million for an ongoing energy research program called SunShot. The goal of the program is to use taxpayer subsidies to reduce the total installed cost of solar energy by 75% by the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Federal Budget, Global Warming, Government Regulation, Oregon Government, President Obama, State Taxes | Tagged , , , , | 8,438 Comments

Bonamici’s thinking on climate change is dangerous

by Gordon J. Fulks, PhD This quote from today’s Oregonian caught my eye: “On climate change, Bonamici wondered whether Cornilles could be taken seriously because he doesn’t agree, as a majority of scientists do, that its caused by people.  “If you don’t … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:16 | Posted in Congressional Races, Global Warming | 451 Comments

US Senator Inhofe comments on Climategate 2.0

Washington, D.C. – Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, commented on the release today of additional emails by scientists contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  While the authenticity of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:57 | Posted in Global Warming | 1,066 Comments

The corruption of Portland transit: How did things go so wrong?

As a young environmental activist growing up in north Jersey in the 1960s, I took transit buses all over – into Newark, Elizabeth, and New York City. Later as a college student in Pittsburgh, I took Greyhound across the state … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:30 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming, Local Taxes, Metro, Oregon Government, Portland Politics, Public Transportation, Taxes, Transportation, TriMet | Tagged , , , | 444 Comments

Where are Portland’s climate refugees?

 by Bob Clark We Portlanders hear rumblings in the halls of our county and regional governments about a potential population spike resulting from global warming. In this scenario, people supposedly flee from southern states to places of more temperate climate … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:15 | Posted in Global Warming, Metro, Portland Politics | 36 Comments

EcoFlats: One More Unsustainable Green Icon for Portland

By Christopher Robinson So-called “sustainable development” is a longtime political interest in the city of Portland. Although the term itself is never defined, the concept implies the use of “green” design and technologies in order to reduce energy consumption, water … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming, Government Regulation, Portland Politics | Tagged , , , , | 519 Comments

The Ultimate Greenwash

By Nick Sibilla Fox News is greener than Starbucks. Surprised? You should be. According to the newly published Corporate Renewable Energy Index, News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, is actually the 8th highest corporate consumer of green power. … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming | Tagged , , , , , , | 63 Comments

Climategate 2: Don’t Give Greenpeace a Chance

By Nick Sibilla The United Nations (UN) has found itself entangled in yet another climate scandal. First, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was involved in “Glaciergate,” where it claimed that Himalayan glaciers would melt in 25 years. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming | Tagged , , , , , | 941 Comments

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