Category Archives: environment

Using Rotenone to restore endangered fish may be endangering people

Using Rotenone to restore endangered fish may be endangering people… But you won’t find out because some folks don’t want its use in Arizona waters — or any waters — subjected to review. All that anyone is asking is, that before  dumping … Continue reading

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Equal Access to Justice Act amendment to limit abuse of EAJA passes House

The Equal Access to Judgement Act (EJA) was a good idea when it was first enacted. EAJA gives people the right to sue the federal government and if they win, they get their legal fees and costs. But EAJA has … Continue reading

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Dust bunnies designated as endangered species

25% OF HOMES DECLARED CRITICAL HABITAT {satire} WASHINGTON: The common American household Dust Bunny has been designated as a endangered species, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&WS) announced last week. “The widespread use of household cleaning products and devices … Continue reading

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How one branch of the federal government works against another branch of government…and you pay the bill

One of the ways the federal government wastes vast quantities of money is the inter-agency conflicts that go on all over the government. If you think the “federal government” is some sort of monolithic creature whose every appendage works to … Continue reading

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Wolves proposed to be released in New York City’s Central Park

[Note: this is satire] A group of Arizona landowners announced today that they will petition the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USF&W) for permission to release a pack of wolves in New York’s Central Park. “There is convincing evidence that … Continue reading

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Mexican Treaty Obligation will trigger augmentation of the Colorado River

When the Central Arizona Project was authorized by Congress in 1968 folks recognized one very important fact…..the Colorado River was divided up allocating 15 million acre feet (7.5 million acre feet to the Upper Basin states and 7.5 million acre … Continue reading

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Will the Central Arizona Project be an empty ditch?

The recent report that Lake Mead is at one of its lowest levels since Hoover Dam was constructed is causing a lot of worry in California and Arizona. Global climate change alarmists predict significant reductions on the flow of the … Continue reading

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Highway robbery federal style …how US Fish & Wildlife gets funds to study bats because US Customs and Border Protection built a fence on the border

There was an article about how US Customs and Border Protection agreed to give $50 million to US Fish and Wildlife (an agency within the US Department of Interior), for studies about wildlife on the border.  An initial $6.8 million … Continue reading

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Colorado River water crunch coming

News in the Arizona Republic that Lake Mead is nearing its lowest level since 1956. Further reductions in the lake’s level may trigger reductions in shares of the Colorado River to Arizona. Some observations from a life-long career in water … Continue reading

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100 years of copper mining industry abuse alienates public

Copper mining was one of the famous “:5 c’s” of Arizona’s economy, along with cotton, cattle, climate and citrus. Depending on how you look at things, Arizona was blessed or cursed with a lot of copper deposits. Copper has grown … Continue reading

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