Archive for April, 2011
The National Labor Relations Board, a federal agency dominated by President Obama’s appointees, is attempting to block Boeing from building jets in Charleston, S.C. By producing planes in a nonunion plant thousands of miles from its base in Everett, Wash., the NLRB alleges that Boeing is retaliating against the strike-happy machinists in Puget Sound.
Boeing, which has poured billions into the new facility, calls the agency’s complaint “legally frivolous.” Haley, for her part, is baffled by how the feds think that they can kick around a private company, picking and choosing where it operates. “There is no case; this is ridiculous,” she says. “It is an embarrassment for the NLRB. The unions are losing and this is nothing more than a desperate attempt to see if they can make their voices relevant again.” – NRO
Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight.
Shell has spent five years and nearly $4 billion dollars on plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The leases alone cost $2.2 billion. Shell Vice President Pete Slaiby says obtaining similar air permits for a drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico would take about 45 days. He’s especially frustrated over the appeal board’s suggestion that the Arctic drill would somehow be hazardous for the people who live in the area. “We think the issues were really not major,” Slaiby said, “and clearly not impactful for the communities we work in.” – FoxNews
The dividend of a crappy education system for the left is that most kids won’t know that we’ve been down this road before…
Up here in Canada this lesson was learned over the last 70 years since Tommy Douglas sent the oil companies packing to Alberta by raising royalty rates and threatening to nationalize oil companies here in Saskatchewan. Alberta became the province that Tommy Douglas built. The term “Going Galt” hadn’t been invented yet but the process was a reality. Too bad these statists can’t learn from the mistakes of others.
It wasn’t your usual legislative hearing. A group of largely Republican California lawmakers and Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled here last week to hear from businesses that have left their state to set up shop in Texas.
“We came to learn why they would pick up their roots and move in order to grow their businesses,” says GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue, who organized the trip. “Why does Chief Executive magazine rate California the worst state for job and business growth and Texas the best state?”
Communism failed as a political movement but that won’t stop the progressives…
Teach them young:
Start a nifty movement:
Earth Day has never been a celebration of the beauty and bounty of this awesome terrestrial ball. Instead, it’s always been an assault on man. During the first decade of Earth Day observances, people were proclaimed the polluter. By the ’80s, the event’s organizers cast mankind as the tree killer, and, with the ’90s, humans evolved into the animal species annihilator. The global warming scare never really became popular until the late ’90s, and when it did, it provided compatriots at the Earth Day headquarters with the ultimate hook on which to hang their red berets: humans, particularly Americans, were now screwing up the entire planet’s climate. – Human Events