Good news: Interior Department creating their very own climate-change committee

posted at 12:41 pm on October 19, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Because none of the hydra-like heads of the Obama administration’s ever-growing bureaucracy can ever be really complete without it’s own personal council of green-energy-promotin’, climate-change-science-pushin’ environmentalist types, the Interior Department is all set to get their special board of eco-advisers to help them inform their decisions on future policy-making, whoop-de-doo. Human Events has the scoop:

The Interior Department announced the new bureaucracy in a recent federal registry notice along with a call for nominations by Nov. 19 to seat the 25-member board.

The notice specifically states membership will be comprised of state and local government employees, non-governmental organizations, Native American tribes, academia, individual landowners and business interests.

“In addition, the committee may include scientific experts, and will include rotating representation from one or more of the institutions that host the (Interior Department) Climate Science Centers,” the notice said. …

The committee will advise on a national strategy to identify “key science priorities to advance management of natural resources in the face of climate change.”

While I’m sure we’ll all look forward to seeing if Salazar picks candidates for the Interior’s committee the same way the EPA does on the waste/fraud/abuse scale, this is really an insidious little piece of policy-making, too. I’d bet big money that this is not going to be a dispassionate, balanced committee looking for ways to keep bureaucrats noses out of Americans’ private property and businesses; rather, it’s going to ‘inform’ the Interior Department’s already-made-up collective mind with contrived reasons to further regulate, control, and acquire land.

That’s a damn shame if you actually happen to care about the environment rather than imposing your vision of what you think the new, green world should look like on the masses, because the federal government is time and again a demonstrably awful steward of America’s natural resources; for instance, when wildfires smothered the Western states this past summer, environmentalists were all-too-eager to blame the raging fires on climate change and a hotter planet, while giving the big-government, impoverishing, land-lockdown policies that actually caused the catastrophic wildfires a completely free pass.

But hey, by all means, let’s just keep growing the government’s merry band of eco-crusaders and endow them with enough regulatory fiat that no mere commoner will be able to challenge their ostensibly conservation-minded ways. It’s all for the good of the planet, right?


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Talk about an empty chair. That guy could not even run a dairy queen.

Facts Count.

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APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

First?
Does everyone’s blood pressure rise as mine does at the sight of that Stetson-wearing ‘cowboy’? What a complete faker.

Marcola on October 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

The good news is that Ken Salazar’s days at Interior are numbered.

Bitter Clinger on October 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Because none of the hydra-like heads of the Obama administration’s ever-growing bureaucracy can ever be really complete without it’s own personal council of green-energy-promotin’, climate-change-science-pushin’ environmentalist types, the Interior Department is all set to get their special board of eco-advisers to help them inform their decisions on future policy-making, whoop-de-doo.

Glad you came along her Erika..luv the humor and your smart posts.

bazil9 on October 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM

here8

bazil9 on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Great another Agenda 21 committee!

shanimal on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

That is going to be a short lived committee.

It’ll be disbanded after Jan 20, 2013.

portlandon on October 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Please, America! It’s time to make these EcoNazis want to “self-deport” to another planet.

Resist We Much on October 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM

On empty chairs.

Wife had a good idea, she is going to put an empty chair out front with the Romeny/Ryan yard sign. In the chair a sign, “Just vote No to this chair”././

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Who will they be crucifying at Interior?

Steve Z on October 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Once Romney is sworn in Salazar should be arrested and charged with treason … same goes for Lisa Jackson.

darwin on October 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I’m really looking forward to seeing whether President Romney dismantles this nonsense. I certainly hope he does, and I was wrong about him before, so I am actually kind of hopeful he does the right thing here.

Does everyone’s blood pressure rise as mine does at the sight of that Stetson-wearing ‘cowboy’? What a complete faker.

Marcola on October 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

I assure you, those of us in Louisiana risk aneurysms every time that bastage pops up on our radar. I’m not the “DIAF” type, but let’s just say if bad things happen to him, I won’t be heartbroken about it.

Laura Curtis on October 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Please, America! It’s time to make these EcoNazis want to “self-deport” to another planet.

Resist We Much on October 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Yeah, I hear Venus would be a great place for them to set up shop.

Bitter Clinger on October 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Hey! Give Kenny a break! He’s got to come up with some way to pay off campaign donors.

GarandFan on October 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Oh good!

Tim_CA on October 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Please, America! It’s time to make these EcoNazis want to “self-deport” to another planet.

Resist We Much on October 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Cant we just fly them over a spot in the
ME..hand them a parachute and say buh bye?

bazil9 on October 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Yeah, I hear Venus would be a great place for them to set up shop.

Bitter Clinger on October 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Uranus fits better..and farther from us.

bazil9 on October 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Why bother now? It’s just going to be dissolved when the Romney administration takes over in January.

stukinIL4now on October 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM

The notice specifically states membership will be comprised of state and local government employees, non-governmental organizations, Native American tribes, academia, individual landowners and business interests.

In addition, the committee may include scientific experts…

Oh, good, it may include people who have a chance of knowing what they’re talking about.

Sockpuppet Politic on October 19, 2012 at 12:58 PM

GREAT… they are going in with the false assumption that man-made Climate Change is happening. I get so sick of all these agencies. All the regulation making agencies are COMPLETELY out of control.

They all need to go away.

Axion on October 19, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Oh, good, it may include people who have a chance of knowing what they’re talking about.

Sockpuppet Politic on October 19, 2012 at 12:58 PM

LOL that was my first thought as well. But then I thought of which “scientists” they’d pick and figured it wouldn’t matter anyway. Hockey stick fraud anyone?

WitchDoctor on October 19, 2012 at 1:01 PM

When time comes to writing the budget for Interior, tell them to give all but the National Parks over to the States. And for any new ‘park’ or ‘monument’ in the last 4 years: tell Congress they have to re-think that, ask the State if it would like to have the place, and that the federal government is not in the business of taking places away from States.

Then cut the staff size for all non-essential departments. National Fish and Wildlife Service only deals with wildlife: no parties and no ‘climate change’ committees. Ditto the NPS, USGS and the rest of them. If they want to ‘theorize’ they can get a position at some university to do that. Cut the ‘theorizing’ positions outside of the war colleges.

Easy savings, gets rid of overhead, puts land back in the hands of the States and end the damned federal land grab of the last 100 years.

ajacksonian on October 19, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Why bother now? It’s just going to be dissolved when the Romney administration takes over in January.

stukinIL4now on October 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM

My fear is that they’ll create this panel and the incoming Interior Secretary won’t have the stones to dissolve it. Nothing in government ever goes away easily.

Bitter Clinger on October 19, 2012 at 1:03 PM

How in the heck is Romney going to undo all this stuff? It’s impossible, it’s like trying to make it through a minotaur’s maze.

PattyJ on October 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM

US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Economic Pain of Obama-EPA Regulations Put on Hold Until After the Election

This just about says it all – BIG surprises coming after the election

koaiko on October 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Do not worry, even with a Romney victory, he loves him some regulation, so it will at worst only be slowed down until the next Democratic President takes office.

astonerii on October 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Idiots

Schadenfreude on October 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM

How in the heck is Romney going to undo all this stuff? It’s impossible, it’s like trying to make it through a minotaur’s maze.

PattyJ on October 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM

The people he appoints to replace commies like Jackson and Salazar just clean house and get rid of existing programs or policies they don’t like.

That’s why electing Romney is critical. Not only do we need to get rid of Obama, but we need to clean out all the radicals and commies he’s put in the federal government.

darwin on October 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Incompetent ass looks for more of the same.

pat on October 19, 2012 at 1:10 PM

May the charlatans spontaneously combust, all of them.

Schadenfreude on October 19, 2012 at 1:10 PM

More proof we have to get these idiots out of government ASAP!! I can’t wait until Salazar and his band of merry morons are fired! I hope to God we are not going to pay this bunch of clowns, but just their existence and their activities will cost us taxpayers, will be another obumble contribution to our debt! What a bunch of morons!

ultracon on October 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM

the Interior Department’s already-made-up collective mind with contrived reasons to further regulate, control, and acquire land.

Providing all the info isn’t kept in binders, I suppose its okay.

Bmore on October 19, 2012 at 1:13 PM

A few more Chicago kickback jobs created by Obungler. Nothing new.

viking01 on October 19, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Lots more surprises to hit after the election: Obama Washington Wink-Winking like crazy at EPA

…• Greenhouse gas regulations, including the infamous “cow tax.” The EPA will finalize proposed regulations that will virtually eliminate coal use in electricity generation, thus driving consumer electric bills sky-high. This cluster of new regulations will also impose an annual fee on farmers for every ton of greenhouse gases emitted by their animals. The EPA estimates that 37,000 farms and ranches will have to pay on average a $23,000 annual “cow tax.”…

slickwillie2001 on October 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Salazar, all hat no cattle.

Ufdaubet on October 19, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Isn’t wonderful that we are soon to have President who enjoys firing those who deserve it?

M240H on October 19, 2012 at 1:17 PM

But this how the progressives continue to move forward no matter how many republican administrations or congresses are elected.

I am skeptical any new republican administration or congress with do more than trim at the edges of the last 4 years of new progressive infiltration.

Exhibit 1: ACORN and their associated front groups, Planned Parenthood continue to receive Federal dollars directly or indirectly in spite of years and years of GOP control of the executive and the legislative branches.

rickyricardo on October 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Uranus fits better..

bazil9 on October 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Really…….

BobMbx on October 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM

They are a bunch of crooks. They fly around the world and attend conferences and leave and form consulting businesses making millions on top of their over padded pensions.

Blake on October 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM

It sure would be great to have the federal government return land back to the states … wouldn’t it Governor Romney?

darwin on October 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Why bother now? It’s just going to be dissolved when the Romney administration takes over in January.

stukinIL4now on October 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM

It’s meant to shore up the EcoNazi vote.

jffree1 on October 19, 2012 at 1:22 PM

It sure would be great to have the federal government return land back to the states … wouldn’t it Governor Romney?

darwin on October 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM

LOL
The people that think Romney will do anything like this! I remember another group of people who voted for Hope and Change and disregarded the background of their idol.
Maybe you are just wishing, but wishes that strong are bound to leave you burned out.

astonerii on October 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Off topic…. Megyn Kelley is doing a piece on how Ann Romney was grilled by the cackling hens on The View vs. how they treated the 0bamas when they were on the show.

As soon as Ann walked on stage, they began questioning her on Mitt’s positions on abortion. The toughest question they asked the 0bamas was about their 20th anniversary.

And that ugly sack of sh!t Sally Cohn is defending the View wenches.

Ann Romney did handle a ridiculous question from Whoopi Goldberg brilliantly.

UltimateBob on October 19, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I find it curious that the O admin keeps starting up new programs and chugging ahead as if they were all going to have jobs on Jan 20th.

katy on October 19, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Folks quickly forget the effectiveness of the 2009 Town Hall gatherings.
If you want something, you have to gather at your reps offices, in force, and demand it.
Organizing is the hard part, but we’ve got that down pat.
Show up, bring driveway sealer and feather pillows, and demand a return to the principles of the Constitution,
It’s all about the optics.
Thet old saw; “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” is and will always be true in politics.
Your vote has value and they all want to be re-elected.

dirtengineer on October 19, 2012 at 1:48 PM

The GOP will continue this Green non-sense in some form or fashion. Make no mistake about it.

Mr. Arrogant on October 19, 2012 at 1:56 PM

First order of bidness on Jan. 21, 2013 will be to repeal all the imbecilic regulations that were put in place since Jan. 21, 2009.

Stu Gotts on October 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM

You know Romney’s joke about Obama being in a panic about so little time, so much to redistribute? You all remember how the Clintons trashed the White House and Executive Office building and gave amnesty to their base and Frank Rich?

Get ready. With absolutely nothing to lose and the arrogance and bitterness, these people can do a LOT of damage.

Portia46 on October 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Complete list of green failures.

Schadenfreude on October 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Every criminal scum-sucker that Obama has appointed has got to go the day Romney is inaugurated. Resign or be fired. Not one should be left standing, no matter how minor the office. It just irritates me that Romney won’t go after the blatantly criminal actions of Turdboy’s cabinet appointees. I’m sure he will want to move past it and put it behind him. That is expediency, not justice. Sometimes Americans just want some effing justice, OK?

swinia sutki on October 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

That’s all we needed. We don’t have enough government fraud, now we have to have a council for CLIMATE FRAUD! Thanks for that Fraud Artists! I swear, if you or me were to come up with & implement a scam like this, we would have been arrested and thrown under the jail! This scam is not going to end until people are put in jail for this scam! The envirowhackos only know how to fight with lies and BS studies that are as scientific as 4 yr olds chemistry set.
Update on:How to take on the Obama Enemy media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Interior Department creating their very own climate-change committee

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups with access to massive federal funds.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 19, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Hey, the eco-systems are poor victims; the poor are poor victims; the workers in unions are poor victims; the women are poor victims; the big yellow birds are poor victims….

AGW? Just another faux weapon in the left’s arsenal of deceit that allows them to expand their cult to do battle in their open warfare attempt to destroy a free and prosperous nation.

Don L on October 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM

The good news is that Ken Salazar’s days at Interior are numbered.

Bitter Clinger on October 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Yeeessss!
(And, I wrote him to tell him so when an opportunity arose given by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign to address him directly. He’s in favor of selling our wild horses to Mexico for slaughter.)

He doesn’t deserve that Stetson.

avagreen on October 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

This has Van Jones written all over it.

flstc on October 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM

The first thing they should do is burn that stupid hat of Salazar’s.

mojo on October 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

The first thing they should do is burn that stupid hat of Salazar’s.

mojo on October 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Wait, it’s the only thing above his shoulders worth anything!

slickwillie2001 on October 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Ken dull.

Joe Mama on October 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

‘Those the Gods wish to destroy, they first make Mad.’

TimBuk3 on October 20, 2012 at 8:41 AM