A look at how environmental zealotry is destroying jobs, defying common sense, eroding family budgets and hurting America’s economy.



Green Drought

by Charles C. W. Cooke

National Review

For the sake of the smelt, California farmland lies fallow.

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The Scorching
of California

How Green extremists made a bad drought worse

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal

In the 1970s, coastal elites squelched California’s near-century-long commitment to building dams, reservoirs, and canals, even as the Golden State’s population ballooned.

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EPA's Secret And Costly 'Sue And Settle' Collusion With Environmental Organizations

by Larry Bell


“Sue and Settle “ practices, sometimes referred to as “friendly lawsuits”, are cozy deals through which far-left radical environmental groups file lawsuits against federal agencies ...

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How Endangered Species Act litigation means big money for environmental groups

by Sean Higgins

Washington Examiner

For most people, an hourly wage of $125 would be an awfully good deal, especially in this economy. But President Obama and environmental groups are warning that it is not nearly enough for one group: lawyers engaged in Endangered Species Act litigation.

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Man-Made Drought:
A Guide to California’s Water Wars

by Rep. Devin Nunes

Investor's Business Daily

In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council and several local environmental activist groups.

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The Radical Abuse of the ESA Threatens the US Economy

by David Blackmon


One of my most vivid childhood memories is of a visit my Dad took my brothers and me on in 1964 to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge, near Corpus Christi in South Texas.

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Environmentalism’s Racist History

by Jedediah Purdy

The New Yorker

... the major environmental statutes, such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, were written with no attention to the unequal vulnerability of poor and minority groups.

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Environmental Policy Alliance

The Environmental Policy Alliance exists to educate the public about the real agenda of well-funded environmental activist groups.

Dead Harvest

The Trailer

"Why would they do this?" — force nearly a million acres of the world's most abundant farmland out of production, costing thousands of jobs and billions in lost revenue.

Dead Harvest

The Film

How federal laws and environmental lawsuits are devastating California’s Central Valley.

Hard Hit

With 40% unemployment, the small valley town of Mendota feels the full force of Congressional inaction on the water issue.


"That's bull****," says KMJ radio host Ray Appleton about claims that California farmers use 80% of the state's water.


How much water does it take to make a cheeseburger. And who's really consuming that water — the farmer or the person eating the cheeseburger?

"No, no, no"

"We're actually protecting a fish that's eating the endangered fish," says Congressman Devin Nunes on the Ray Appleton show.

"Not Equals"

Hoover Institution Fellow Victor Davis Hanson explains why coastal "elites" driving anti-ag policy have little concern for the impact of their ideas on people in the valley, who "they do not see as cultural, intellectual, social equals."


KMJ's Ray Appleton discusses the powerful impact of "Dead Harvest" after four showings in Fresno.

"A Particular Newt"

The Endangered Species Act is being misused by "elitists" as a political tool to achieve their agenda, says Hoover Institution Fellow Victor Davis Hanson.

"Yak Up Water"

KMJ's Ray Appleton yaks up "Dead Harvest" after its Visalia premier, ground zero in the water wars.

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