You are here: Journal
   
Get syndicated feeds from our Journal!  Add to Technorati Favorites

Vertical Banner 1

   Minimize

Vertical Banner 2

   Minimize

Enter Title

   Minimize

The Dead Hand Journal

Journal

   Minimize
05

This article is an excerpt from Chapter one in my new book The Chicken Little Agenda – Debunking Experts' Lies. This is the eleventh of eleven parts for Chapter one that will be presented here sequentially. Read part ten here.

Chapter 1

The Green Revolution

Power to the Snail Darter and Suckerfish

Fourteen hundred Oregon family farmers located on 200,000 acres in the Klamath Basin are seeing their land dry up and blow away. Yielding to pressure by the Oregon Natural Resources Council, who threatened a lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation stopped the irrigation water the farmers have used since 1909. The Oregon Natural Resources Council claimed that a small suckerfish currently on the endangered species list would be harmed if the level of the Upper Klamath Lake were reduced. They also cited a need to support the coho salmon run, which, they claimed, also needed the higher water levels.

Remember the snail darter in the Tennessee Valley? Following a public announcement of the little fish’s apparent demise, there was a worldwide, Green-driven lament. But when the snail darter turned up in signif­icant numbers in other parts of the country, the silence was deafening. In this case, the suckerfish may be in short supply in Upper Klamath Lake, but it exists far and wide elsewhere. Frankly, even if it were not alive and well—so what? The welfare of 1,400 farmers and their families, and the value of what they produce to the whole nation, far outweighs any possi­ble value of a small fish that plays no role in anything that matters. And the coho salmon run? The 2001 and 2003 runs were two of the largest ever recorded . . . so why even bring it up?

The Endangered Species Act allows any citizen to stop any project anywhere by simply making unsub­stantiated claims in a court that is willing to listen. At the time of this writing, only California and Nevada are experiencing severe power shortages. If the Greens go unchecked, however, there are forty-eight states to go. Germany has now given up on nuclear power under pressure from a Green coalition government. It plans to dismantle its plants. France, the world leader in percentage of electricity generated by nuclear power, has stopped building new nuclear plants.

The Greens have lobbied hard for implementation of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy. The world’s largest power windmill farm is being constructed on the windy heights overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. It is arguably the most environmentally friendly power project ever attempted. Ironically, it is under court challenge—by the Greens.

It seems that the windmill farm threatens an “endangered” condor species . . . go figure.

It really is unlikely that these buffoons will be able to carry out even one of their silly schemes to reorganize and socialize worldwide democracies. What is more probable is that by shouting loud enough for long enough, and gumming up the works while lining the pockets of greedy attorneys, the Greens will lead us to their dream of stasis by default.

Click here to read more book excerpts and hear radio interviews with the author.

© 2006 – Robert G. Williscroft

Post Rating

Comments

There are currently no comments, be the first to post one.

Post Comment

Only registered users may post comments.

Most Popular Articles

   Minimize
Cool Windows Resource Kit Utility: cleanspl.exe by Jason Williscroft (Tuesday, February 6, 2007)
v: 43414 | c: 5 Article Rating
They say things are big in Texas, but... by Robert Williscroft (Wednesday, March 7, 2007)
v: 27077 | c: 1 Article Rating
Sweet vindication – It really is climate cooling! by Robert Williscroft (Thursday, January 3, 2008)
v: 21801 | c: 11 Article Rating
E-Bomb: The Ultimate Terrorist Weapon by Robert Williscroft (Thursday, December 28, 2006)
v: 20298 | c: 5 Article Rating
Global Warming Deniers – Part 1 – Statistics needed by Robert Williscroft (Wednesday, February 7, 2007)
v: 16401 | c: 9 Article Rating

CLA

   Minimize
The Chicken Little Agenda: Debunking "Experts’" Lies

Block 1

   Minimize

Block 2

   Minimize