Green Border Security is as Effective as Green Energy

    Energy productivity isn’t the only thing that is hampered by laws governing so-called endangered species.  For decades, the Departments of Interior and Agriculture have encumbered border security operations with layers of environmental restrictions and regulations.  Additionally, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been forced to pay millions in taxpayer dollars, known as mitigation funds, to offset the “environmental effects” of their roads, fences, | Read More »

    Green Border Security is as Effective as Green Energy

    Energy productivity isn’t the only thing that is hampered by laws governing so-called endangered species.  For decades, the Departments of Interior and Agriculture have encumbered border security operations with layers of environmental restrictions and regulations.  Additionally, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been forced to pay millions in taxpayer dollars, known as mitigation funds, to offset the “environmental effects” of their roads, fences, | Read More »

    Interior Department to Lock up Drilling for Polar Bears

    In yet another example of overzealous land confiscation on the part of the DOI, the WSJ is reporting that Interior has “designated 187,000 square miles of offshore sea ice and other areas as critical habitat for polar bears“.  This act will severely hamper drilling activity in that large, oil rich region.  Although the designation doesn’t automatically close off the land to development, it calls on | Read More »

    2nd Battle of Midway apparently lost

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service has succeeded where the Japanese failed, or in the words of former sailor Bob Smith, who served on Midway in 1961-1962, “FWS is destroying Midway, trying to ‘restore’ it to it’s pre-human condition” (a bird habitat). Midway last operated as a Naval Air Facility (NAF) until Septmeber 30, 1993, when it was closed. When the Navy officially left on | Read More »

    Dept of Interior Offshore Drilling Hearing, New Orleans 4/8/09

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s road show made its New Orleans stop yesterday. The Secretary extended the public comment period on the Minerals Management Service’s Five Year Leasing Plan for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), a Plan that would potentially open areas outside the Central and Western Gulf of Mexico and Alaska to oil and gas exploration for the first time since 1981. A copy of | Read More »