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April 22, 2016

For earth day, federal bureaucrats pillage the earth

Please check out my piece at the Flash Report for Earth Day. Therein, using PLF’s case on behalf of Duarte Nursery as an example, I show how government does less for our natural resources and environment than its agencies claim. Every bureaucracy issues slick press releases and publishes libraries full of glossy reports full of charts ...

April 22, 2013

The earth doesn’t celebrate earth day. People do.

Civic holidays (and their lessor cousins, “awareness” and “appreciation” days) usually recognize the accomplishments and memory of a person.  Like President Lincoln or Dr. Martin Luther King.  In its forty-three year history, Earth Day has developed from what was originally an “awareness” day to a semi-official ...

April 22, 2013

Unsung and unappreciated heroes of Earth Day

Balance, reason, science, and common sense. These pillars of successful environmental policy are far more powerful — and eminently more effective than heavy-handed government. And yet, these five words are sorely missing in how regulators and activist groups view responsible protection of our nation's environment. People, primarily millions of pr ...

April 23, 2010

Earth Day and the Clean Water Act

Author: Ted Hadzi-Antich This week Pacific Legal Foundation is celebrating Earth Day 2010 by devoting the PLF Blog to a different environmental topic every day. Today, Friday, April 23, we're focusing on the Clean Water Act. Over the past 40 years, the Clean Water Act has been a tremendous success. Our lakes, rivers and streams ...

April 22, 2010
April 20, 2010

Earth Day and environmental casualties

Author: Daniel Himebaugh In honor of Earth Day this week, I think it's appropriate to highlight the story of Bob Slobe, a Sacramento-area conservationist who became a casualty of irrational environmentalism. A few years ago, the Sacramento Business Journal reported that the presence of elderberry bushes on Slobe's property had stymied ...

April 19, 2010

Earth Day musings

Author: Brandon Middleton With Earth Day fast approaching, and the demonizing of capitalism that comes with it, some perspective is in order.  I recommend Ronald Bailey's excellent 2000 Reason article, "Earth Day, Then and Now."  An excerpt: Earth Day 1970 provoked a torrent of apocalyptic predictions. "We have about ...