Trump posts first order of business – kill the Climate Action Plan and Waters of the U.S. rule

From USAToday:

Trump begins with call to kill climate action plan

WASHINGTON —- As President Trump delivered his inaugural address Friday, his new White House team posted a proposal to eliminate President Obama’s environmental regulations.

“For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule,” reads the top issue brief on the new president’s White House web site. “

New executive actions are expected later Friday as the nation’s 45th president begins his administration.”

At noon, as Trump took the oath of office, the government switched over the White House web site from Obama’s to Trump’s. (Obama’s is now frozen in time, archived by the National Archives and Records Administration under the Presidential Records Act.)

The new president has already taped another White House duty, the Saturday morning radio address to be broadcast tomorrow morning.

After an inaugural address saying that “the forgotten men and women will be forgotten no longer,” Trump had lunch with members of Congress and led the inaugural parade.


Read it here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/america-first-energy

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265 thoughts on “Trump posts first order of business – kill the Climate Action Plan and Waters of the U.S. rule

    • Sometimes it is important to have a funeral and allow people to let go. Not just for people but for institutions and programs as well. Climate change is one of those things where it will be needed.

      • Reprise: My post of August 2016:

        For most countries, I suggest that the question of a Hillary vs a Donald would come down to “who gets energy right (Donald), and who gets it utterly wrong (Hillary).”

        Yay!!!

        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/08/14/president-obama-begs-america-not-to-tear-up-the-paris-agreement/comment-page-1/#comment-2277845

        [excerpt of my post on August 14, 2016]

        As a Canadian, I think I have the right to make a brief comment on your election – my justification is the War of 1812, where you burned Toronto and we burned the White House. Nobody here likes Toronto, so we still think we got the better of that deal. :-)

        For most countries, I suggest that the question of a Hillary vs a Donald would come down to “who gets energy right (Donald), and who gets it utterly wrong (Hillary).”

        Cheap, reliable abundant energy is the lifeblood of society, and our very cheap fossil fuel energy should provide our two countries with an overwhelming economic advantage, IF the greens would stop sabotaging our economies.

        Since the USA is a global power, there are more issues than just the domestic economy – I don’t think you need any more foreign wars for a long while, except to exterminate terrorist gangs. So you might ask yourself who is more likely to start a needless foreign war that will further bankrupt your treasury.

        The USA should stick to token “weekender” invasions like Grenada. You might consider Quebec – they’re nearby, they’ve been acting up for quite a while, and you’ve already done Toronto.

        Best personal regards, Allan

      • NOTES FOR TRUMP – posted June 2016

        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/06/13/presentation-of-evidence-suggesting-temperature-drives-atmospheric-co2-more-than-co2-drives-temperature/

        Observations and Conclusions:

        1. Temperature, among other factors, drives atmospheric CO2 much more than CO2 drives temperature. The rate of change dCO2/dt is closely correlated with temperature and thus atmospheric CO2 LAGS temperature by ~9 months in the modern data record

        2. CO2 also lags temperature by ~~800 years in the ice core record, on a longer time scale.

        3. Atmospheric CO2 lags temperature at all measured time scales.

        4. CO2 is the feedstock for carbon-based life on Earth, and Earth’s atmosphere and oceans are clearly CO2-deficient. CO2 abatement and sequestration schemes are nonsense.

        5. Based on the evidence, Earth’s climate is insensitive to increased atmospheric CO2 – there is no global warming crisis.

        6. Recent global warming was natural and irregularly cyclical – the next climate phase following the ~20 year pause will probably be global cooling, starting by ~2020 or sooner.

        7. Adaptation is clearly the best approach to deal with the moderate global warming and cooling experienced in recent centuries.

        8. Cool and cold weather kills many more people than warm or hot weather, even in warm climates. There are about 100,000 Excess Winter Deaths every year in the USA and about 10,000 in Canada.

        9. Green energy schemes have needlessly driven up energy costs, reduced electrical grid reliability and contributed to increased winter mortality, which especially targets the elderly and the poor.

        10. Cheap, abundant, reliable energy is the lifeblood of modern society. When politicians fool with energy systems, real people suffer and die. That is the tragic legacy of false global warming alarmism.

        Allan MacRae, Calgary, June 12, 2015

    • Uh, you might also be holding a wake for Bernie Sanders, who may throw himself into the cold Potomac River rather than witness “the most critical threat facing civilization” unfold almost immediately. The agitated Bernie’s [i]only[/i] two questions yesterday for Rick Perry (nominee for Energy Secretary) were (from memory):

      1. Do you agree with 97% of climate scientists that human-sourced emissions are causing the planet to warm dramatically? Yes or No?

      2. Do you agree that, to save the planet, we must move quickly and completely away from fossil fuels? Yes or No?

      • I’ll add to that Kirsten Gillibrand, who worked herself nearly to tears pleading on behalf of her NYC constituents, who were nearly wiped out by “superstorm” Sandy, don’tcha know, and didn’t EPA nominee Scott Pruitt realize that sea levels are rising rapidly, threatening billions of coastal residents with imminent demise?

      • “The agitated Bernie’s [i]only[/i] two…”
        Use the greater than/less than signs instead of the brackets to get this:
        “The agitated Bernie’s only two…”

      • The agitated Bernie is a good man but he’s history.

        W.H. says: Lastly, our need for energy must go hand-in-hand with responsible stewardship of the environment. Protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a high priority. President Trump will refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water.

        Immense progress was made on air and water quality towards the end of the last century. No one wants backtrack on that. Trump seems to have the got the message loud and clear: clean air has nothing to with the amount of CO2 it contains. Clean coal has nothing to do with wasting natural resources trying to bottle up CO2. Colourless, odourless, non-toxic CO2 is clean already.

        This policy statement seems to summarise what this site stands for. So let me be the first here to thank our host for his tireless efforts over the last decade in providing a focal point for this discussion to take place.

        Without the existence of WUWT I doubt that this message would have been so clearly communicated to those who end up defining relevant policy. That such a clear and balanced statement is up on the WH web site within minutes of the inauguration is a strong sign that the voice of reason has been heard.

        Again, heartfelt thanks to Mr. A.Watts for providing us all with a means to participate in making this come about.

      • Easy answer to #2 (no not the #2 of which you think)
        Anyone who is of the belief that the answer to #2 is YES, has the personal moral obligation to do just that but doesn’t have the moral right to impose their believed obligation upon anyone else nor the right to expect the government to foot the bill

      • For question #1, I do not understand why folks don’t go on the full offensive (both literally and figuratively)

        I would put a 4 by 3 foot poster of Cook up on a stand
        https://climateaudit.org/2014/05/17/threats-from-the-university-of-queensland/

        Then I would say, “Mr. Sanders, I have grave reservations about the authenticity of a study conducted by a cartoonist who dresses as a Nazi and refuses to share his data with a renowned statistician. Since you have cited this 97% statistic, are you willing to vouch for the person in this photo and his results, particularly with the knowledge that he had no scientific pedigree and appears to support the tactics of the SS? For me, it gives me pause.”

      • There has always been climate change. It’s been happening for 4.5 billion years. CO2 is not a pollutant, it is plant food. Plants need CO2 to survive.Without plants we don’t survive. The atmosphere only consists of .04% CO2. I would be more concerned about the nuclear arms build up in the world today than the microscopic amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. We are in a CO2 famine. There was a time in history when CO2 was much greater than now and plants flourished much better.

      • no the only thing which ruins the earthe are the wappens what are used in the war and nuclear waste

      • Make that scroll down just past half way.
        You’re looking for Formatting in comments.

        (And thank you again, Rick Werme, for putting it together.)

  1. And ALL references to ‘Climate Change’ have been removed from the official White House website.

    Giggle. Snicker. Chortle. Smirk.

      • listening to: Beethoven- “Ode To Joy”

        (BTW, Schiller’s original poem which Ludwig van_ set to music, was titled: “Ode To Freedom”)

      • Great choice, Alan. Here, for us all to enjoy, is the “Freiheit” (“freedom” substituted for “joy” ( “Freude”)) version celebrating the fall of the Berlin wall

        Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, conducted by Leonard Bernstein,
        played by musicians from France, Russia, Great Britain, and the United States
        with chorales from both the former East and former West Berlin

        (youtube)

        Freiheit!

      • Re. Ode to Joy, some of you Americans may not realize that since it became the “national” anthem of the EU, it is detested by many Brexiteers and every time it’s played to herald some EU nobody or new rule, a collective “ugh” may be heard across the country!

      • You are so very welcome, Alan and icepilot. Great to know someone watched that whole wonder bar wundebar concert! :)

        alex ei: Ugh. That is SICKENING (that they EU uses such GREAT music for its own disgusting purposes). It reminds me of the N@zees revolting use of Franz Josef Haydn’s “Austrian Hymn” (in English, “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Zion, City of Our God).” I hope that the pro-liberty U.K. people can just IGNORE the fact that the EU did that and PLAY IT LOUDLY FOR ITS OWN PURPOSES (or just because it is beautiful, at home or in the car or at work): fight back and win the day for Beethoven (no DOUBT he would utterly detest the EU and would LOUDLY protest their vile use of his, his music)!

      • @ alex ei,
        I didn’t know that. Thanks for the info. Such a pity.
        In the spirit of Trump, take the song back!

        illegitimi non carborundum

      • Janice & Alan: Coming to this late in the day so you may not see my comment. However, thank you for the link to the 1989 concert. It seems most apt and as well as the birth of a New America, was used to celebrate the birth of my daughter 36 years ago – NINE years before the wall fell.

        And thereby hangs the irony….some snowflake is bound to point out that the concert was in celebration of a wall coming down, whereas Trump is all for walls going up. Well, they missed a trick: the wall that came down was built to enslave the (East) German people and prevent them leaving their state; Trump’s walls seem to me to be there to keep his own people free – to enjoy the fruits of their labours. And when America is bounteous the whole world benefits.

        Anyway. A great concert, with Bernstein at his greatest.

      • Dear Harry,

        Thank you for taking the time to write that. Glad you enjoyed that. I also find it movingly delightful that the conductor of THAT concert, Leonard Bernstein, was — a Jew.

        Yes. Trump is taking down the socialist walls around our LIBERTY!

        What a happy day the 4th of July is for your family :). That is so neat that a British family would think that was special. Heh, well, I DON’T think you’ll be singing, “She’s a Yankee Doodle dandy … born on the 4th of July…” :)

        Bye for now — waving happily at you across the sea,

        Janice

      • Can’t reply to Gunga so I will drop it here. Thank you very muchly, Honored Din! For the first year after I abandoned my war against the Computer Age I “typed” on computers, and all of you here know that don’t work worth a damned. Having been taught to type in 1974 on an IBM Selectric that was the only way I knew to do it, which led to 3 smashed keyboards and 1 broken computer desk. And don’t get me started on microsoft office and wordperfect. Really. So any help I get in this regard is deeply appreciated.

      • Thank you Janice. You brought back great memories of Berlin circa 1989.

        I went thorough Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin and East Germany in July 1989 and witnessed the last days of the dreaded Communist Honecker regime.

        Here is something I wrote a long time ago on the subject, and an early article by Patrick Moore..

        Regards, Allan
        _______________________

        This article is true. I’ve also been to Cuba, and it is a cesspool of poverty and degradation (Trudeau boys, please take note).

        What is truly interesting is that there are still apologists for Castro and Cuba here in Canada, even as Fidel himself has recently admitted that Cuba is a failed state.

        They are probably the same “useful idiots” who said that Communist East Germany was a good model for Canada to emulate. I seem to recall several former NDP leaders who tried to sell us that line of BS (the names Broadbent and Lewis come to mind).

        I travelled to East Germany, going through the Berlin Wall at Checkpoint Charlie in 1989, shortly before the Wall fell. East Germany was a cesspool too. While not as materially poor as Castro’s Cuba, it was an even more vicious police state where neighbour spied upon neighbour, and nobody felt safe from the Stasi secret police. Those who tried to escape were shot, and allowed to bleed to death in “no-man’s land” between the many barbed-wire fences that formed “the Wall”.

        Epilogue
        The last person to be shot and killed while trying to cross the border from East to West Germany was Chris Gueffroy on February 6, 1989. He was 20 years old. Rest in peace, kid.

        *******************

        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/10/29/scientists-plead-with-greenpeace-for-blind-dying-children/#comment-2329917

        Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, wrote this article circa 1994. It still rings true today.

        After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Greenpeace was taken over by Marxists of many different stripes: Trotskyites, Leninists, Harpo’s, Groucho’s… and evolved into the watermelon outfit it is today.

        http://www.ecosense.me/index.php/key-environmental-issues/10-key-environmental-issues/208-key-environmental-issues-4

        Excerpt:

        The Rise of Eco-Extremism

        Two profound events triggered the split between those advocating a pragmatic or “liberal” approach to ecology and the new “zero-tolerance” attitude of the extremists. The first event, mentioned previously, was the widespread adoption of the environmental agenda by the mainstream of business and government. This left environmentalists with the choice of either being drawn into collaboration with their former “enemies” or of taking ever more extreme positions. Many environmentalists chose the latter route. They rejected the concept of “sustainable development” and took a strong “anti-development” stance.

        SURPRISINGLY ENOUGH THE SECOND EVENT THAT CAUSED THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT TO VEER TO THE LEFT WAS THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL. SUDDENLY THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE MOVEMENT HAD A LOT LESS TO DO. PRO-SOVIET GROUPS IN THE WEST WERE DISCREDITED. MANY OF THEIR MEMBERS MOVED INTO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT BRINGING WITH THEM THEIR ECO-MARXISM AND PRO-SANDINISTA SENTIMENTS.

        THESE FACTORS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO A NEW VARIANT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT THAT IS SO EXTREME THAT MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING MYSELF, BELIEVE ITS AGENDA IS A GREATER THREAT TO THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT THAN THAT POSED BY MAINSTREAM SOCIETY.

        ************************

    • I’ve been reading (obsessively) the news this election year, partly because WUWT and other rationalist sites have changed me, coaxing me into more of the big-picture seeker that I have always wanted to be. I have seen the growing list of things to be done on day 1 or in the first 100 days, taking the timeframes with a grain of salt–but my, how many things Mr. Trump has already done before noon! I was expecting more bureaucratic resistance, but am wholly pleased with this news. And about time!

  2. According to Rush Limbaugh, as of noon today EST all references to “Climate Change” were removed from the White House website.

    • Trust but verify. Whitehouse .gov has been completely revamped. Check out the new issues list. And, the searchlight feature confirms climate change is nowhere to be found.
      The inaugural address repeated the positions and promised that got him elected. And the revamped whitehouse.gov shows he isn’t just talking, he’s already doing.

      • I wish they’d waited until Scott Pruitt and Rick Perry were confirmed for EPA and Energy. This will cause Dems to dig in their heels, now that the cat’s out of the bag. And a few squishy Republicans may feel uneasy about this, they were being mollified by Rick Perry mouthing perfunctory acquiescence with the climate change narrative. Several Dems on the committee seemed to like Perry, and seemed set to approve him. Now the gloves will be off, and the long knives out.

      • The long knives will be out in two years when 24 Democrat and one Independent senators will stand for reelection.
        No less than 13 of these are in states that went for Trump in 2016.

        The Republicans have the White House, the House of Representatives, the US Senate, 33 of 50 governorships, and full control of the legislature in 35 states.

        Democrat long knives?
        Hah!
        You so funny!

    • Indeed! America has been returned to “the People”!!
      Loved the explicit statement in President D.J. Trump’s Inaugural Address.
      Before all the loonie Leftists get the place polluted, Go to:
      https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/
      And Let the Trump administration know what you want their attention focused on.
      Post ’em Here!!

      • I hate to break it to you, but Donald is not “the People”. Mind you, neither is Hillary or Obama — but Donald is about as far from “the People” as it gets.

      • If he tries honestly to serve the interests of the people, he’s close to the people, it seems to me, lorcanbonda. The implied contrast is to “elitism”, to the rule of law, and not men, as I read “America has been returned to “the People”.

      • Lorcanbonda,
        President Trump has, so far, done every single thing he said he was going to do.
        I expect he will be the best President in the history of the country.
        And do, or at least try to do, exactly what he has said he will do…which is return power back to the people.

        We know who is far farther from the people…all of the clowns, hacks, political dynasties and thieving liars who have been running our country for at least a generation.

      • Congratulations on getting played. A billionaire who appointed billionaires who made their money by shafting the working people of America is going to look after your interests. Riiiiigggghtttt.

    • Richard, you need to quit reading the Progressive blog sites and listening to the alphabet soup networks that were in the tank for Clinton and hated Trump the moment he announced and hated him more the day he was elected and doubled down on the hatred the day he was inaugurated.

      On the other hand, keep using those sources to keep you “informed”–it keeps you as clueless as possible; in other word, completely uninformed.

      And for those that opposed Trump, that’s a good thing: You don’t seem to be able to know what’s good or bad for the United States so stay clueless!

      And have a great day!

  3. And hopefully he won’t just unravel the damage in the USA but defund the international Big Green Poverty Creating Machine!

  4. There is no joy in Swampville – mighty Clinton has struck out. Or to put it another way – I see another Star Trek metaphor here. ST gave us flip phones, talking computers etc, but now we have Klingons, too! (Cling-ons?) In fact they should change the Dem party to the Clingon Party. ;-) Now to be serious – Finally!!! Some sanity has arrived in Washington D.C.

  5. Being the ‘First Order of Business’ sends a powerful signal. Don’t wait for Trump to do it by himself. Write, call, tweet your congressmen to remind them what’s important to YOU!

    • Definitely good to write your Congressman. But thinking ONLY of government is the Big Mistake of the Liberals. Big Government is the source of the Big Corporation corruption they hate so much.
      Private action and general public understanding lead to cleaner air and water, healthier soils, a better economy.

    • I was just about to say …

      Michael Mann must be gnashing his teeth now, damning the idea (or advice) that he should try to stall and delay his court trial indefinitely in every way possible …

      Anyway, I would have loved to know how he, Oreskes, Lewandowsky, the SkSc merry band of juvenile hacks etc … how they all feel now, and what’s (really) going to their minds …

      Just a few weeks ago they must have believed wholeheartedly that their missions in life (and lucrative careers) were staked out for the decades to come … and that they would become celebrated heroes along the way.

      And now? … Poff … Nothing! Just emptiness.

      :-)

      • Mann is in the classic “hero to zero” catogary, with the chance of some well deserved jail time.

  6. Mother Theresa of Westminster: please, please please, please take note and follow the same path for the UK. You know it makes sense!

  7. First order of business was formally nominating his cabinet picks. (needs to be done, also the traditional first move.)
    Next is both CPP and the terrible WOTUS rule. And as a bonus, no more “Climate Change”.
    Not a bad start, especially considering he has not even had lunch yet.

    As a bonus feature POTUS made a point of speaking the words “Islamic Terrorism” in his Inaugural Address, two words his predecessor could not string together once in eight years.

    Things have changed.

  8. This would be a great time for the Obamas to go back to the streets of Chicago to work on stopping the killings there. Chicago is already more dangerous than Syria or Libya, especially on holiday weekends.

  9. Pearl clutching WaPo already has a wailing article up about the new Whitehouse.gov. They cannot believe it speaks to most of his campaign and inauguration speech issues, while disappearing anything on climate change and obamacare. The horror!!! He’s doing what he said he would.

    • WaPo needs to take heart. People of like mind can be found on the Propaganda Broadcasting System (PBS) and National Propaganda Radio (NPR). Their soothing “experts” continue to bloviate nightly/daily the dangers and tragedy that Trump’s election poses to their one world trough.

  10. Run, little snow flake, run. Hide among your weeds. Adults are wise and in control.

    No more hope for change, it’s now nchange for hope!

    • This was the Bible Quote highlighted in the video. Not sure as to the meaning or context she was trying to convey.

      2 Corinthians 7:14

      New International Version
      I had boasted to him about you, and you have not embarrassed me. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting about you to Titus has proved to be true as well.

    • Sorry, this must be the quote, it makes more sense that the other one I referenced:

      2 Chronicles 7:14New International Version (NIV)

      14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

  11. A broad declaration of principles to guide cabinet members as they dismantle and redirect the federal government left to them. Trump will govern as a CEO. Reagan did it just that way.

  12. I have never before looked at “whitehouse.gov” but I did just now. In the Issues List is “America First Energy Plan”. All looks good, but I would make one minor edit:

    Lastly, our need for energy must go hand-in-hand with responsible stewardship of the environment. Protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a high priority. President Trump will refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water.

    I would strike out the initial word “Lastly” and just start the sentence with “Our need for energy …”. The current wording suggests that clean air and water are only considered as the lowest priority — an unnecessary provocation.

  13. I hope that President Trump will initiate a program to straighten out the bent climate science. That would be a gift to the world.

  14. The really big question now is
    Who will be the first BRAVE SOUL to do the same in the other major countries in the world and save their country a fortune.
    I know there are some Eastern European country’s heads that already question Climate Change and Renewables.
    Any one offering odds on who will be next?
    Will it be Australia where Senator Malcom Roberts is pushing hard?

    • It will not be the UK. The BBC, Guardian and to a lesser extent, the rest of the MSM are all pro-alarmism, as is the establishment, leftie-luvvies and all the academics. More informed members of the public are sceptical, but most people believe the hype. The BBC does not broadcast anything that questions or challenges the faith.

      • Thank you Cat. That is dead-centre.

        I listen to Radio 4 on the BBC every morning and eve during the journey to and from work and find myself shouting at the radio when they lay on the pro-alarmist rhetoric with a trowel.
        The ‘impartial’ BBC that is our public service?

        My eye.

        All of the other BBC ‘science’ programmes follow the same drivel.
        I’d love to know who, ultimately, is whipping the BBC in this direction, or are they just sheep?

      • But that is equally true here and then…IT FAILED. England can break free, too. Brexit isn’t just escaping the EU, it is for all the things crushing the people.

      • ” . . . the MSM are all pro-alarmism . . .”

        True. But equally important is all major MSN outlets are controlled worldwide by the same financial Wizards of Oz operating behind the curtain — who Trump just defeated with tweets — displacing them forever in the minds of the lucid.

        The other good news is real information keeps cropping up at sites like WUWT to counter Oz’s lies. Dreamed recently I was walking along a seashore and glanced out and saw what looked like an information tsunami forming on the horizon. Awoke with same feeling I had when the hacker(s) dumped the climateer’s lies on the ‘Net for real scientist eviscerate.

        Nothing like the smell of burning hockey sticks on the hearth on a cold winter’s morning . . .

  15. from memory the epa claim is that they control ALL waterways from their “source” since RAIN is the “source” they are claiming IF it ever rains on your land THEY have total control over that land.

    • The waterway issue is perhaps not as pervasive as Climate Change but need to be fixed. The federal government has taken control of ponds and puddles on private land all over the U.S. There is hope that private ownership will once again be respected and the only government rules remaining are local and deal with issues of impact on the properties of others.

      • The federal EPA moved into small stream/water source issues because the
        Army Corps of Engineers is limited to dealing with “navigable” waterways.

        The laws that set up the Army Corps of Engineers aren’t soft and squishy
        like the ones for an mere federal agency.

        Where the Fed EPA couldn’t step in to control the “small” waters, they threatened
        some state governments with denying federal $$$ for various projects.

        This practice of bureaucratic greenmail has become an entrenched and
        accepted feature in the fed/state relationship over the past eight years.

        …at least that’s the way it was worked here in Ohio.

      • Have hope. A new, conservative Supreme Court could easily rule that the federal government only has an interest in the quality of water as it flows from one state to the next. If that water does not meet regs (which, of course, would require actual test results of the water quality), then the feds could only sue the state to force compliance. How the state accomplished that would up to the state. That’s pretty much how the federal government was intended to work. The role of the federal government (in addition to other national concerns, like defending the country) was to ensure states played fairly with each other, not control what goes on within a state’s borders.

      • Very small puddles at that. In Hopewell Twp., NJ, they made a person take out his driveway because it filled in wetlands. It was a puddle. Capricious, arrogant, and high handed the EPA has become. They also fine you.

    • The EPA’s attempt to control all waters in America is not about the water. It’s about the control of the land that water — including rain water — touches. Specifically, it’s about wresting control of private property away from private property owners, and placing that control with the government.

      Communists/Marxists/Socialists know the importance of controlling property and the individuals on it, and what private (right to own) property does to their failed, centralized, attempt at governing. That’s why fist-fights between hardline communists and right-to-own Russian property advocates broke out when this subject came up in Russia’s Duma during the lead-up to, and following, the so-called fall of communism.

      An excellent summary of this fight over the right to own private property in Russia is a 2001 article by Leon Aron, “Land Privatization”

      https://www.aei.org/publication/land-privatization/

      Ironically, what Russian right-to-own advocates were fighting for, an Obama Executive Order gave to the EPA to regulate.

      THE FIST EPA ATTEMPT TO TAKE CONTROL OF AMERICA’S LAND AND WATER

      The first time the EPA tried to grab control of America’s waters, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision against them when they attempted to cite the Migratory Bird Rule as authority for stopping a consortium of Chicago municipalities from using an abandoned sand and gravel pit for a solid waste disposal site; invoking the Commerce Clause—the only power given Congress by the founders with which to overrule state law.
      EPA lawyers argued that migratory birds were “interstate commerce” generating revenue ” . . . of very nearly the first magnitude . . . that millions of people spent over a billion dollars annually on recreational pursuits relating to migratory birds, and that the ducks needed the water that had seeped into the gravel pits . . .”

      This maneuver is called the Commerce Clause gambit that the EPA attempts to use when trying to override state sovereignty and law.

      The Supreme Court didn’t buy it, saying: “…we find nothing approaching a clear statement from Congress it intended the (sic: Clean Water Act) to reach an abandoned sand and gravel pit…to claim federal jurisdiction over ponds and mud flats falling within the “Migratory Bird Rule” would result in significant impingement of the state’s traditional and primary power over land and water use.

      THE SECOND EPA ATTEMPT BY TO TAKE CONTROL OF AMERICA’S LAND AND WATER

      Next they tried skirting the “navigational” water definition in Rapanos v United States .
      John A. Rapanos back-filled a portion of his 54 acres in Michigan prior to development. The nearest body of navigable water was some 20 miles away. The EPA informed Mr. Rapanos that his “. . . saturated fields were waters of the United States that could not be filled without a permit.”

      Again, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 the EPA had no authority under the Clean Water Act to regulate:

       >Truly isolated, non-navigable, intrastate water bodies,

       >Any area merely because it has a hydrological connection with downstream navigable-in-fact waters,

       >Remote drains and ditches with insubstantial flows, and

       >That federal jurisdiction under the Scalia majority (5-4 plurality ) ruling in the case was that the Clean Water Act ends at “. . .those relatively permanent, standing, or continuously flowing bodies of water … that are described in ordinary parlance as ‘streams, oceans, rivers, lakes’” and their wetlands. . .”; waters covered under the Clean Water Act’s definition of navigable waters.

      THE THIRD EPA ATTEMPT TO TAKE OVER AMERICA’S LAND AND WATER

      Failing in Congress and in the Courts, the EPA and the president, seeing their proposals had no legality, turned to the presidential Executive Order.

      Obama’s EO granted the EPA this unlawful and unconstitutional power that’s designed to further erode private property rights—an attempt right out of a rogue king’s, war lord’s, dictator’s, despot’s or Bolshevik’s playbook.

      Whatever we say, goes.

      This is why the founders wrote our Constitution. It’s not a “living document” as The City and their controlled propaganda outlets (MSM) blare at the public; to be shredded every few years by gluttonous bankers bent on controlling earth’s resources and people for their profit.

      No, it was written to keep government and its gofers out of America’s living rooms, back yards, and off our lands. The banker’s end game is to nullify the Constitution using bureaucratic agencies like the EPA to seize private property and other rights with agency “rules and regulations”—all of which are illegal under the Constitution.

      Absent the right to own property and rule of law, you’re left with an “ism”—fascism, socialism, communism—and a central control system for everything, including land and water, that benefits only a handful of psychopathic financial criminals at the top.

      How is it the EPA and Obama could ignore constitutionally established Congressional and Supreme Court law?

      They attempted to use administrative “law” to skirt the Constitution.

      https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/the-history-and-danger-of-administrative-law/

      This fight may have just entered its final rounds a/o January 20th.

      • “a central control system for everything, including land and water, that benefits only a handful of psychopathic financial criminals at the top.”

        Exactly what Trump was referring to in his speech.

    • Obama’s fault is not that he lacks brains; it is that he filled them with Marxist ideas. And he is not alone; a lot of very intelligent people have become addicted to poisonous ideas that have failed everywhere they have been tried. Which is why coming up on 100 years after the Bolshevik Revolution we still have plenty of people who believe that this time we’re going to get Marxism right and achieve utopia.

      • “The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.” -Thomas Sowell

      • Does this put an end to all UN agendas? Agenda 21 and 30 in the USA? The UN is a Marxist organization… I wish Trump could cancel that last 500M cheque :-) and I’m Canadian.

      • I have never understood their faith that Marxism was possible. The cornerstone of the philosophy is, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,” but it is clearly obvious to any thinking person that, absent capitalistic incentives, most would give the minimum possible, and take all they could get. The philosophy is great; it just won’t work with humans.

        As far as students are concerned, universities are closed systems. They perform work (exams, papers, projects) for the professor, and the professors pay them with grades. I would like to see a university that is enchanted with marxism to actually convert to it. Let the professors post the assignments, the students decide who does what, then everyone is given the same grade as determined by the professor. Oh, the professors can participate as well. Require that they all get the same salary regardless of any other factor (seniority, responsibility, research, value to the university, etc). If marxism can’t succeed in a university, where could it succeed?

    • Remember he actually threatened the then President-elect with something or other dire if he touched GISS.

      • So what’s he going to do ? Make the climate models run hotter and hotter until Trump caves in?

        Or maybe he could just refuse to discuss climate with him, that would be a really hard hitting tactic. Some of these climate scientists can be pretty mean if you don’t agree with them !!

  16. I haven’t been this happy with a new president since – ever. Well, I did like Kennedy, but I was just a kid then.

  17. M Obama was a shed load of tears today. She knows the BHO legacy is going down in flames. BHO, on the other hand, is probably not likely to realize it, yet.

  18. Adults are now in control of Washington, DC and will take control of the asylum. The nutters will get the treatment they deserve.

  19. It’s really important you celebrate and have a great time. Go for it, treat yourself to some decent draught bitter, warm and flat. I shall commiserate with my lefty warmest friends :)

    • My lefty warmist friends haven’t spoken to me since the election. And I have scrupulously avoided sending them any digs via e-mail or text.

      • Just an aside.
        There was an American tourist sitting in a bar in Cardiff listening to three ladies near him. He leaned over and said, “I love being in England and hearing the way you ladies speak”. The women looked scornfully at him and yelled ” It’s Wales you idiot, Wales”. The American apologized and said ” Oh I am sorry, I love being in England and hearing the way you whales speak.” It took several weeks before he was able to be released fro the hospital.

    • Nice one Tom, I must remember that. There is another one going round where two women on a bus in Cardiff dressed in headscarves are chatting to each other. An English tourist leans over and says ‘We speak English in the UK you know” To which they replied ” Ond, Dwy’n siared Cymraeg yn Caerdydd” ( But we speak Welsh in Cardiff) Terrible grammar but I’m sure you get the joke!

  20. Trump, previously Drumpf, I think will be no nonsense about climate. He has a lot of experience, far more court cases than most, and knows or has great advisors that will surely ensure the use of the system to full advantage. I’m prepared to be surprised, very surprised – I think this is the big catalyst for the truth to come out world over and those that have claimed CAGW will be forced to debate the issue, something all of them have (conspiratorially) strenuously avoided. I hope to watch each one destroyed in forced open debate. They are a very dirty blot on the historical spirit of science and learning, and of human moral integrity. They should be stripped of all advantage and dishonourably discharged into the sewers, their works erased from the history of human learning and shown forth as a warning to others that are tempted to deceive & profit from same, to promote themselves and their false reporting in the name of science and academy. I hope Trump prosecutes to the full their blatant deception and various illegal, immoral, self centering profits from same. We know who many of them are. When they realise what Trump is capable of and how the tables have turned today, how they may well be called out into open debate, I expect they’ll be very hard to find.

  21. I find this answer always befuddles advocates of “climate change”.

    Did you know that less than 25,000 years ago where the city of Chicago is located today was under almost a mile of solid glacial ice. So, of course I believe in climate change. The climate is always changing. Something changed about 20,000 years ago to unfreeze Chicago. That change is still continued to this very day.

  22. Second order of Business:

    Trump Administration Suspends Insurance Cut for Risky Mortgages
    Move effectively ends attempt by Obama administration to lower costs for certain mortgage borrowers

    Less than an hour after Donald Trump became U.S. president, the new administration said it was suspending a recent move to lower charges for borrowers on a risky mortgage backed by the government.

    • Now that TrumpcExecutive Orders replace Obama EOs I hope he seeks legislative concurrance so teh next Democrap Administration are not able to merely reinstitute Obozo’s assinine works. Make legisilatively clear the EPA is not chartered to regulate all waters,incuding puddles and plough furrows; or regulate CO2

  23. Like several of your correspondents from the Uk I despair at the now bare-faced lies that constitute the BBCs coverage of climate and environmental matters. The real issue is when our dopey members of Parliament will wake up and start asking some serious questions about the flagrant disregard the BBC, a publicly funded organisation, shows for its charter which stipulates that it should be fair and balanced in its reporting. Instead we are treated to near hysterical abuse of anyone who has a reasoned contrary view to climate reporting on the vanishingly few occasions when a skeptic is allowed anywhere near discussion of such issues on programming. This contempt for truth and fairness is now just plain scandalous . I don’t see any immediate prospect of change either. We actually had a news report yesterday praising China for investing billions on building solar farms – no mention of coal fired power stations. They actually do treat the British people as if they are stupid.

  24. Let’s give some credit to one of the individuals that has been on the frontline of this battle for years, our host Anthony Watts. Thank you sir, from a follower since the old site. Nice job. No doubt WUWT is getting an Inauguration Day bounce in traffic…300,000,000 is in sight.

      • The sure-fire way for the courts to make the protesters lives miserable is for the Judge to order them “jailed”, in lieu of a $5,000 cash-only Bond, until their “case” comes to Trial by Jury.

    • With a genuine DOJ, rioting will be treated as the serious crime it is and not play acting. Facing felony riot charges with lawyer costs of 100k and up, in order to to prevent convictions and 200k fines and multiyear jail sentences, Felony Riot is no longer a lark that Daddy will casually pay fines for disorderly conduct misdemeanors.

      Shopkeepers will not be the only ones suffering for their juvenile antics. .

  25. Maybe off topic, but what the…?

    The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun

    The effort to impeach President Donald John Trump is already underway.

    At the moment the new commander in chief was sworn in, a campaign to build public support for his impeachment went live at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org, spearheaded by two liberal advocacy groups aiming to lay the groundwork for his eventual ejection from the White House.

    The organizers behind the campaign, Free Speech for People and RootsAction, are hinging their case on Trump’s insistence on maintaining ownership of his luxury hotel and golf course business while in office. Ethics experts have warned that his financial holdings could potentially lead to constitutional violations and undermine public faith in his decision-making.

    Their effort is early, strategists admit. But they insist it is not premature — even if it triggers an angry backlash from those who will argue that they are not giving the new president a chance.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/20/the-campaign-to-impeach-president-trump-has-begun/

    • They are like the Nazgûl and will never stop but the pure evil is at least now on full display and cannot be hidden. It will, I expect, blow up in their faces like everything else they’ve thrown at him and wind up in Worldwide revulsion of Democrat slimeballs.

      • Yeah, the Nazgul in the LOTR picketed Bilbo’s house and spat on Frodo and demanded the Ring back or they would riot and loot Hobbiton.

    • I don’t recall that Washington sold Mt. Vernon plantation, or that Jefferson sold Monticello. Both working plantations remained their property, and were operated as going concerns.

      • And besides… it would take a majority in the House to impeach, and 2/3 of the Senate. That has only happened in 1 situation in US history, Andrew Johnson.

      • To impeach is to charge. Both Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached (charged) but neither was convicted.

      • People don’t know that Washington was the Colonies’ primary Brewer/Distiller, in effect Mt Vernon was the Budwieser and Jack Daniels of his day. . He also sold the quarried sandstone for the Capitol, in lieu of the marble that the architect originally specified.

        These fools display their idiocy every day.

        I’m glad that Trump is fighting the psychological attempt to discredit the basis of democracy, voting and elections. No longer accept the results and work harder in the next election, these Marxist twits implicitly say, ” Disregard the election if you don’t like the result” and call out the mob then brag, “my mob is bigger then your mob”.

  26. For coal burning make sure Mercury is rermoved as Trump said “Clean air” . Maybe we should test Natural Gas ,Propane ,Gasoline , Diesel and publish ALL tests.

    • Mercury?
      Are you bleating chemophobic ideology or do you have personal professional experience with its chemical forms, methods of ingestion, harmful dose limits, treatment and so on?
      As a young graduate Chemist with my own lab, I did early, modest but groundbreaking work on mercury in human hair. Even so, I don’t now blog like you did because I have nothing recent, novel, scientifically important to contribute.
      We like science herre more than belief.
      Geoff

      • Mercury build up in your body and accumulates over your lifetime and is not detectible except in your corpse . By being my own lab rat and approach it as being a electrical control and wiring problem (my employment from 1974 until 2009 and DIY er til present) Simply put; methyl mercury stored in your fat cells or created in your saliva from mercury vapour in your mouth by mercury resistant bacteria strip the selenium out of your selenium dependent nerve filaments breaking one or many connections.
        Loosing these connections can logically be connected to almost all conditions being treated but never cured or prevented by modern aliphatic medicine (BP ,diabetes ,stroke ,autism ,Parkinson’s ,Alzheimer’s ,MS .ALS etc. ,etc. ,ad ifinitum pharma profits)
        Only a excess store of Selenium available to replace these disconnects fast can give you some form of immunity. In my case I was able to restore full muscle control of both arms and both legs in less than one minute because I had been taking 200mcg selenium yeast for a number of years.
        Also have instrument mechanic last job large gas turbines one compresser one generator
        testing for residual radiation on turbine parts and mercury in exausts.
        Queens Electrical eng Background 1000hrs loged as pilot

      • Terry,
        OK my first choice was apt.
        Also fid research on selenium substituting for sulphur in amino acids in natural legumes eaten by sheep. But only classic conclusions publicised.

      • I have see that . check out Health Canada part of http://www.ccme.ca SELENIUM paper sect 5.3 page 44 and also search” Mercury poisoning high blood pressure” and ” Mercury poisoning low blood pressure” also” Mercury poisoning persistent high BPM”
        This should give you some idea some idea how pernicious Mercury poisoning is.
        Also check our mercola.com and naturalnews.com
        I also have some diary of someone who has recovered MS ( have same symptoms as Mercury poisoning ,
        low magnesium , low selenium , and low everything use of Roundup removes from our food.)

  27. Good riddance to elitist Obama clearly one of the worst Presidents in history.

    His idiotic climate alarmist campaign based on lies, deception, distortion and ignorance along with his clueless Democratic Party have done huge damage to Americans and our economy.

    It will be a pleasure to support President Trump in undoing the climate alarmist bs that has been shoved down America’s throat the last 8 long years by the Obama Administration and the completely dishonest main stream media.

  28. I really hope that we have change in the climate debate – where science rules over narratives/agendas.

  29. Good that the climate debate is opening up again. But generally Trump is a narracistic nut and all this right wing USA fist punching from old white men just looks a bit moronic.

    • Obama held ten inaugural balls, Bill Clinton: fourteen. Trump is attending three. You do the math. Who’s the narcissist?

      • Obama was/is a “party-animal” that manifested itself during his “all-expenses-paid-for” free-ride college years and were refined during his eight (8) years as the “Golfing and Vacationing POTUS” who most probably only showed up in the Oval Office to sign and date (eg: Affordable Care Act) any and all documents presented to him by his “handlers” without reading or caring one twit what the content/context of said documents stated.

      • ” fist punching from old white men .. ” as part of the political process, Trump won. It’s odd that there was a poster showing the outline of Trump on a shooting target, brought to you by the people who are claiming they are against hate. Is it about hate or somebody that’s white ? Sounds racist. Is your next agenda to deprive white guys of a certain age from voting ? That’s what’s being implied. You didn’t get your way, so it’s an excuse for looting ? Thats why we have a democracy, to have a peaceful transfer of power. Is that what you mean yeah yeah? To do away with this so every time there is a change in power there is a bloodbath? A real bloodbath. You know everybody down to 3rd cousins getting killed, kids,women, and others remotely connected.

    • The other day, Obama gave a farewell speech in which referred to himself no less than 75 separate times.
      Today, President Donald J. Trump gave an inaugural speech in which he referred to himself ZERO times!

      Now, Mr. Yeah, which man is it who is the narcissist?

      As for being a nut, one of these men recently set free convicted drug dealers, terrorists bent on the destruction of America, and the most traitorous and damaging spy in a generation, among thousands of other criminals and malcontents.
      That same man declared a load of made up horseshit political propaganda to be our nation’s most pressing and dangerous national security concern.

      Trump, on the other hand, has promised to hand power back to the people, and has mostly created jobs, businesses and useful structures with his life.
      I know which one sounds nutty to me.

  30. As I remember from the Donald’s press conference his attorneys laid out very clearly that the President is exempt from the conflict of interest parts of the US Code. He and the VP can keep their business holdings and run them while in office.

    • “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”

      Consent of Congress

      Sorry, Baguley, the Constitution explicitly allows Congress to make the rules as to what is acceptable.

    • Are you claiming that Trump has foreign investments that somehow breach the Emoluments provisions? I have never seen this before. All American presidents since 1900 have been quite wealthy. It’s one of the premier, if unwritten, requirements to become president. Most would have had foreign investments, yet nobody claimed that they breached the constitution.

      In fact, the text I read was: “any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State”. Perhaps you can describe, exactly, what present, emolument, office or title you are claiming Trump has received. Secondly, which King, Prince, or foreign State did he receive it from.

      On the face of it, this claim is an extremely long stretch and has absolutely no hope of succeeding.

    • You just keep flailing from one irrelevant point to another, sorry I missed it in real time, would have been fun smackin’ you around. As to tax returns, the ones in question are still under audit by state of New York and IRS.Perhaps you could get on the phone and tell them to hurry the f**k cuz you are impatient with them. Be sure to give your full name and address when you call, and let us know how that works out for you.

    • I was watching CNN earlier and they were all transfixed by a photograph of Obama walking out the door as he left the White House for the last time, and were moaning about him leaving. It’s over.

  31. Al Gore is ready to due battle if necessary. We all are , enough is enough. To destroy America and its water . For the rich to get richer is not happening any longer. Especially for oil that is not even for us . It is all to be sold to foreign investors. Thank God Obama has made and enlarged over 28 National Monuments. That’s land they can’t touch . Ocean they can’t touch ! Pulled a Teddy he did . Bullshitlery I say!

    • LOL.Obama shut down all of the National Parks and Monuments out of spite — including White house tours which are staffed entirely by volunteers. He is/was a petty, petulant vindictive little man. Good riddance.

      • Kind of like the Whitlam of the US. Whitlam, one of the worst Prime Ministers Australia ever had, was an extremely nasty little man (despite being taller than me). He hounded a good man, the then Governor General of Australia into an early grave.

    • Interesting how you mention AlGore and then mention the rich getting richer. Few have profited more from AGW scaremongering than ManBearPig. Your comments regarding oil and oil profits are ignorant and wrong…just sayin.

      • Yes, she’s either quite agitated or not very well schooled, maybe English is her second language. I’d be about that inept on a Spanish blog, myself, so I won’t judge. I do hope however, that Algore intends to spend his own capital “doing battle”.

    • For much of that area, horizontal drilling will allow companies to extract the oil and gas beneath the national monuments without touching the parks. It would only require a President with a pen and a phone.

    • Al Gore? Hmmmm . . . isn’t he the science simpleton that made the most fundamental error of reversing cause and effect when claiming that increasing atmospheric CO2 levels caused increasing global temperatures. In fact, the best scientific paleoclimate data shows that increasing global CO2 levels LAG increasing global temperatures by something like 200 to 1000 years. So Gore got it exactly wrong!

      And on the subject, note that despite the above Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Prize (shared jointly with the IPCC) in 2007 “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.” This was, perhaps, the first time the Nobel Prize committee totally ignored science fact-checking in determining the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize.

      (Nota bene: as is they felt the need to further demonstrate their loss of credibility and respect, the Nobel Prize selection committee reconfirmed their incompetence in 2009 by awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” based solely on his being US President for less than 10 months, and with no prior history of him doing what was given as the reason for this award. As to what transpired after this award, history documents the Nobel Prize selection committee is certainly not prescient.)

      • Algea, Bath-House B, “Peace-is-at-hand-on-election-eve” Kissinger, and those wonderful EU folks who foreclosed on Europe . . . have confirmed that Nobel prizes . . . even Pewlizer’s . . . can be handed out as political wands in attempts to confer respectability, acceptability, and/or legitimacy on The Financial Agenda’s footmen and gofers.

    • Actually, all it takes is the stroke of a pen to reverse all that anti-American crap Barri did on his way out to play golf. It makes me simply ecstatic to know how miserable you and other leftards are going to become! Hehehehehehehehehehehehehe!!!!!!!!!! Suck it.

  32. When I was growing up Lake Ontario was so polluted that swimming was banned everywhere. My hometown had a waterside park. it had a fence along the waterfront to prevent people from swimming there. Anti-pollution regulations came in and people now swim in Lake Ontario.

    I don’t want to go back to the old days.

    • Right TAG. What you want is for the EPA to continue that work. Not chase CO2 which never stopped anybody at Lake Ontario from doing anything.

  33. Perhaps President Trump (gotta nice ring to it dontcha think) has been reading ‘The Australian’ of late among other things –

    “A plan for South Australia to import­ more baseload power from Victoria to ease its power crisis has been suspended by the national electricity market operator because of a “potential stabil­ity issue” linked to the state’s wind-reliant grid.
    This comes as almost 60,000 homes and businesses were without power in South Australia on Thursday night, with 5000 still disconnected yesterday afternoon, after a storm caused the state’s fourth major blackout in as many months.
    The storm was the seventh severe­ weather event since July to smash South Australia’s elect­ricity infrastructure, including the cyclonic system that contributed to a devastating statewide blackout in September.
    The Australian Energy Market Operator, which has been investigating the statewide black­out, issued a notice to the electricity market of a “potential stability issue” when high power imports coincide with high levels of wind generation.
    This had led to a review of transfer limits across the newly upgraded Heywood interconnec­t­or, from which South Australia imports baseload power from Victoria, and caused AEMO to “defer” a plan to gradually increas­e capacity. In the interim, flows from Victoria to South Australia will be limited to a maximum of 600 megawatts.
    The September blackout happened after severe storms knocked out transmission lines and a wind-reliant grid could not cope with the sudden, large dev­iation in frequency, tripping the ­interconnector to Victoria that South Australia relies on for its stable baseload power.
    South Australia’s Labor government, which has a renewable energy target of 50 per cent by 2025, encouraged the closure of its last coal-fired power station in May last year, as its renewable energy mix rose above 40 per cent.”

    (Michael Owen SA Bureau Chief reports 21/1/2017)

  34. In addition to the United States backing away from the climate change meme, Canada is starting to wake up to the scam. And it’s starting at the best possible place of all, at the local level. They’ve hired their own scientists, which when read, sounds like pages taken right off this and other skeptical blogs. What’s interesting is that the data samples are in much finer detail. There is debate about the integrity of the IPCC, who has oversight, and whether Canada should go it’s own way. In fact according to their data, it’s a concern since they are a high latitude country. It’s shows cooling for the next few decades. Why did they look into it ? How long will the ice roads last ?
    While I am thankful that the support system for this scam is being pulled, I would like for the skeptical point of view to win on merit. I would like for the IPCC and all those associated with it to have their feet held to the fire. Can they even admit they are wrong ? Probably not.

  35. “the forgotten men and women will be forgotten no longer,”

    Actually there is a Barry someone or other and a Hillary something that I vaguely remember.
    Nope.
    They’re gone.

  36. “The only people with reason to oppose the rule are polluters who threaten our clean water,” senior White House adviser Brian Deese told reporters during a conference call. He added that the rule “is based on common sense. … The status quo is rife with unsustainable confusion over what’s protected and what’s not.”

    I think the people removing this will be sorry later…

    • Well I think Trump should consider the needs of people with spotted skin. We have been oppressed and discriminated against for too long! Spotted Skin Matters!

      • Do you not understand that this act steals ownership of every waterbody ,creek (maybe even every inground pool) on private property as equity against the federal debt(eg bearer bonds)

  37. Obama had eight years to plant persons of his thinking in places of importance. Trump is going to face some sabotage. New brooms sweep clean, but what about the hidden corners?

    • I am hopeful that not many really hold the same beliefs as obama. It’s surprising what you can believe in if your job and promotions are dependent upon those beliefs.

    • That is why Mr. Trump seeks a universal RIFF staffing cutback of 10-20%. The planted fools are also last hired; so first RIFFed. A select way to get them out and leave no agency for them to flee towards.

    • The last Marxist Scientific Truth was Lysenkoist Party Line Genetics. But theat was only adopted by the Eastbloc. CAGW bovine scatology is/was international.

  38. Sitting here on Saturday evening and DJT is hard at work. Already doing things he said he would do. How,,,,,,oddly disquieting. This is going to take some getting used to.

  39. Yes, we did. Yes, we can.

    “You were the change. You answered people’s hopes, and because of you, by almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started.”

    – President Barack Obama

    – No, we didn’t.’ No, we can’t.

    • This,”by almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started.” is an easily demonstrable lie. Just look at the financial situation of the average black household in America and compare between Jan 2009 and Jan 2017.

  40. There is a personal God and the Lord Tramp wished that God gentleness America and its people. Why is it that the Tramp became president of America? There are several reasons, the first is that he realized that today’s politics and science, which were launched by the devil walks. Science twists and deceives the laws of nature like enrichment and strengthening tajkunizma, a policy that seeks headed idiots, who have lost each component of humanity, to liquidate as many people on our planet, so they got hold of worldly wealth. Look, what are the reasons so many wars in which the butchering people. On our planet, there is no one kind of animal that destroys each other, thinking the same species of animals, such as humans, also some special types of animals, especially those in power.
    I think it is time that the Tramp and Putin, as the two most influential men on the planet, arrange construction of the road to the future of humanity, without destroying anything that people udadili, and God has provided all the raw materials, so that the Earth can nourish, great and the tens of billions of people. The condition is that they answer those who would swallow the planet for breakfast as a pill. And it would have been a little bit.
    As far as climate change and global warming, see what is science and what science policy. Since the percentage of some 97% of scientists in that field, accepted the fiction that these climate changes are a consequence of human factors. What they are now, and that can be considered scientists, when everyone now “plugged muzzle” due to deception and lies in order to tajkunizma.
    I now claim that the climate changes taking place in certain cycles that cause relations between the planets and the sun. Only there’s not much persistent that support it.
    I’ll find a link with the Lord Trump and offer him my proof: when the cause and how to cause climate change. In short you to know. These are the magnetic fields !!!
    When you have closer ties with Trump, let him this hint.
    This would not know at all times how the climate is changing on all planets.
    Hello Trump and his policies !!
    Nikola

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