‘Republicans for Environmental Protection’ – Endangered Species?

The word “conservation” and conservative are closely related, but there seems no room for conservationists in today’s radicalized Republican Party-

So-called “conservative” Republican activists are bent on tearing down protections for the land, water, wildlife, and human safety from toxic elements. Below the New York Times blog interviews the head of the group Republicans for Environmental Protection, which has for a time a least lost all of its clout among  tea-partyized Republican activists and elected officials.

‘Republicans for Environmental Protection’ – Endangered Species? By Andrew C. Revkin. Dot Earth. New York Times.

Jim Beer’s speech in Boise. Anti-wolf, tea party, nullificationist

Notes on his speech-

I guess by now Beers needs no introduction, but the themes he expresses show the anti-wolf folks are really just part of tea party eruption with their efforts to nullify the laws of the United States. He would make the Southern Confederates of Civil War days proud, IMO.

The notes below were taken by someone very familiar with wild wolves who prefers not to have their name released as they don’t want to be “hassled.”

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These are hand written notes taken directly from the Jim Beers presentation last night, February 16, 2011 at Boise State University. If they don’t make sense, you are right. If you try and apply common sense and logic to what was stated, you probably can’t. In any event, people like this are walking around the streets of the United States presenting information like this as fact. If you believe it, well, I can’t help you. If you don’t, you are in my camp. Please feel free to share this with others. Kindly remove our name and this lead in from the notes since I don’t need the hassle. (written by the notetaker)
Here are my notes from the talk Jim Beers gave at BSU on Feb. 16:

There were about 150 people in the crowd, including many couples. The average age was 50. More men than women. No kids or teens. There were at least 6 members of the Idaho legislature present, and several members of Crapo’s staff.

In the lobby beforehand was a raffle that included items such as an Alaskan wolf pelt ($900) and the thing most people were standing in line for, an engraved “SSS” rifle.

Sponsored by Idaho Freedom Foundation, BSU Political Science Department, Idaho for Wildlife, Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation, Idaho Outfitters and Guides Assn, and Maurice Clements

Beers was introduced by Maurice Clements as a great American who has been relentlessly harassed by the USFWS.

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Passing Prop. 23 would send California Reeling Backwards

Billionaire tea party funders effort to kill CA emissions law-

We posted about this repeal effort earlier, but a good article about the Koch Brothers by a California minister.

Passing Prop. 23 would send California Reeling Backwards. Syndicated Columnist, Author, Pastor of the Resurrection Community Church Oakland, CA

Billionaire brothers are funding climate change skeptics and Tea Party

The very rich funding political causes is not new, but the billionaire Koch Brothers are finally getting much deserved publicity-

That money is the “mothers milk of politics” is well known, but the identify of the mothers often isn’t. In recent years the role of really rich people funding their causes has mushroomed.  Rightwingers will point to George Soros, for example.

David and Charles Koch, the billionaires who own privately-held Koch Industries are not well known, however. A recent piece on their lavish funding of Tea Party organizations and various climate change deniers was profiled in the New Yorker magazine. Now many other media are investigating.

The Brothers have given a million dollars to advance prop 23 in California that would repeal the state’s landmark climate change legislation. Others tied closed to traditional oil and gas such as Valero Energy and Tesoro Corp are propping up the effort to kill off progress.  Story: Koch Industries Donates $1 Million To Kill California Climate Law. By Brendan DeMelle. Huffington Post.

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Added. Article about Koch Industries.The company was started in 1927 by Fred Koch, a charter member of the John Birch Society, with an oil delivery business in Texas.”

More on the long reach of the Koch Brothers. Is Nova Catering to Its Anti-Science Sugar Daddy? 09/08/2010 by Jim Naureckas. FAIR. It’s about the program NOVA and David Koch.