Audubon Goes over the Edge (Jan/Feb 2016 issue promotes anti-science alarmism)

Jan/Feb 2016 issue promotes anti-science alarmism

The cover of the January-February 2016 issue

The cover of the January-February 2016 issue of Audubon Magazine proclaims: Arctic on the Edge: As global warming opens our most critical bird habitat, the world is closing in. In reality, it is the magazine’s writers and editors who have gone over the edge with their misleading reports on the Arctic.

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Also check out recent Senate Votes

Senate vote 1

DECLARING NATIONAL MONUMENTS: The Senate has rejected an amendment sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to the Energy Policy Modernization Act. The amendment would have required the expiration within three years of any presidential declaration of a national monument if the declaration is not subsequently authorized by federal law and state law where the monument is located. Lee said recent presidents have overridden the interests of those located near federal lands with monument declarations that deprive them of livelihoods earned on the lands, making the amendment necessary to give those residents “a voice in the land management decisions of their community.” An amendment opponent, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, said it sought to give states an unprecedented veto authority over federal land management practices, hurting the president’s ability to use monument designations to protect threatened lands. The vote was 47 yeas to 48 nays. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, gave a yea vote, and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, gave a nay vote.

Senate vote 2

ENERGY SUBSIDIES: The Senate has rejected an amendment sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, to the Energy Policy Modernization Act. The amendment would have stipulated that government subsidies for fossil fuels be phased out in the same time frame as the phasing out of subsidies for renewable energy. Schatz said that “there should be a level playing field for fossil fuels and for clean energy.” An amendment opponent, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said it would violate the constitutional rule that “all revenue-raising measures must originate within the House.” The vote was 45 yeas to 50 nays. Both Collins and King were among the yeas.

Senate vote 3

DEBATING ENERGY BILL: The Senate has rejected a cloture motion to end debate on a substitute amendment sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, to the Energy Policy Modernization Act. The bill would advance numerous energy policy measures, including faster permitting of proposed liquefied natural gas export terminals and natural gas pipelines, subsidies for geothermal and hydro-power, and funding for energy efficiency programs, clean energy research and strengthening cyber-security for the nation’s energy infrastructure. Murkowski said the bill had strong bipartisan backing and would help increase low-cost domestic energy production and the infrastructure needed to efficiently distribute energy to manufacturers and consumers, without raising taxes or increasing the deficit. An opponent of ending debate, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, faulted the bill for not addressing the water supply crisis in Flint, Michigan, where city residents have been exposed to lead-contaminated water since Flint began getting its water from the Flint River in April 2014. The vote to end debate was 46 yeas to 50 nays. Both Collins and King were among the yeas.

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Comment by Jim Wiegand on February 7, 2016 at 11:58am

Audubon is just selling corporate lies. And yes they are paid for their political support.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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