Trump victory reverses U.S. energy and environmental priorities; enviros despondent

Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, said in an email early this morning. “… the environmental movement is stronger than we have ever been.”

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Donald J. Trump comes into office with a plan to toss out most of what President Obama achieved on energy and the environment. While vowing to “cancel” the international Paris climate accord Obama championed, Trump would also rearrange domestic energy and environmental priorities. He wants to open up federal lands to oil and gas drilling and coal mining. He wants to eliminate regulations he calls needless. He would scrap proposed regulations for tighter methane controls on domestic drillers. And he wants to shrink the role of the  Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental Protection Agency to a mostly advisory one and pull back the Clean Power Plan, Obama’s proposed plan to push utilities toward lower carbon emissions. Although Trump has portrayed himself as the ultimate outsider, in putting together a transition team the New York real estate mogul has chosen veteran Washington insiders, many of them lobbyists for fossil fuel companies and skeptics about climate science…more

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewAnd from the enviros: 

“We’re feeling angry and sad and contemplative,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club. “Trump is now, as president-elect, soon to be the only head of state on the planet that doesn’t believe in climate change, nor thinks we should do anything about it. That should strike fear in the hearts of every parent in this country.”Combat Shooter's Handbook ountry.” Asked how the environmental movement would deal with a President Trump, Bill McKibben, founder of the climate action group 350.org, said in an email “[I] don’t really know. I think it’s clear that he wants no part of environmental progress, and I imagine the damage from this election will be measured in geologic time. We will do what we can, but truthfully the path forward is not all that clear to me.” Other environmental group leaders tried to rally their supporters, vowing to use any means they could to fight the reversal what they see as the positive environmental progress of recent years. “Sixteen years ago when faced with the election of Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute President Bush, the environmental community utilized the courts, the Senate filibuster, watch-dogged political appointees and galvanized the public to take action,” Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, said in an email early this morning. “We will have to take these same actions against a President Trump to protect the gains that the American people want for clean and clean water.  After the fights to kill the Keystone XL pipeline, the fights to ban fracking, and the successful efforts to shutdown coal plants, the environmental movement is stronger than we have ever been.” Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfitsacknowledged that Tuesday was “clearly a disappointing night” for environmental activists. “I’ve been doing this work for 40 years, and there are times we’re very aggressively on offense, and sometimes we need to play defense,” Karpinski said, vowing that the community would continue to organize, litigate and pressure both companies and the government. “Despite what Mr. Trump might think, the climate crisis is real and not a hoax. … We need to do what we can at all levels to double down and make progress, in this country and around the world.”

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Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

edited by

Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

Is now available in both PAPERBACK and Kindle

BookCoverImageMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”

This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.

The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.

As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.

However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.

The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.

The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.

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One Response to Trump victory reverses U.S. energy and environmental priorities; enviros despondent

  1. futuret says:

    THERE IS ONE THING NO MAN SHALL EVER REVERSE, AND THAT IS UNDER THE PENALTY OF ETERNAL DEATH, IS BIBLE PROPHECY AND THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST. TRUMP OR HILLARY VICTORY MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, JESUS CHRIST SHALL RETURN NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. YOU KNOW WHAT FOLKS FOR MY PART, I DO NOT CONSIDER MYSELF, LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER; IN FACT I DO NOT CARE FOR ANY POLITICAL PARTY, BESIDES I DID NOT VOTE AND I AM PROUD. WE SHOULD NEVER VOTE THE LESSER OF THE TWO EVILS, WE SHOULD VOTE NO EVIL. WE HAVE HAD HILLARY AS A COMMUNIST, AND TRUMP AS A FASCIST. I PERSONALLY WILL NOT ACCEPT A MAN AS TRUMP THAT HAS STATED HE DOES NOT HAVE TO REPENT OF ANYTHING, WE ALL HAVE TO REPENT TO OUR HEAVENLY CREATOR AND FATHER YAHVEH. INCIDENTALLY, TRUMP WANTS HILLARY PUNISHED TO NO END, BUT HE ALSO COMMENDED HER FOR WORKING HARD AND SERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY, THE MAN IS A TOTAL CONTRADICTION. THE LEFT WAS DUPED BY OBAMA, NOW THE RIGHT HAS IT’S TURN BY BEING DUPED BY TRUMP. DUPED AND DUMPED DOWN WE ARE.

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