Environmentalists do not seek control of just the U.S. economy; they seek international control as well. The oceans, however, remain largely free. Here may be the last true frontier of prospecting for natural resources. Such a prospect is proving increasingly likely in the area of minerals such as nickel, copper, cobalt, and manganese, which are essential to modern industrial economies.
Item: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, reported The Hill for September 23, “is adopting a populist stance as she pushes ahead with first-time greenhouse gas rules, charging that oil and coal lobbyists are using ‘scare tactics’ to protect their financial interests at the public’s expense.”
Even as the actions of New Mexicans at the polls on Tuesday mirrored the nationwide trend away from the policies pushed by the Washington elite, an unelected board was busy working to impose the “cap and trade” agenda of the radical environmentalists.
Despite the limited environmental benefits of ethanol, expensive ethanol subsidies continue to be financially supported by the American taxpayer. With ethanol subsidies set to expire at the end of the year, however, the Competitive Enterprise Institute is encouraging politicians to allow them to expire, even as lobbyists and environmentalists continue to push for renewed expensive and unproductive ethanol subsidies and mandates.
Since June, the Bayou State has constructed a series of low-lying sand berms by dredging sand from the Gulf of Mexico. The attempt to block and capture oil from this summer’s oil spill, caused by a blowout at BP’s Deepwater Horizon well, is under scrutiny for its effectiveness.