by Henry Lamb
Originally published in Eco-Logic Online in 1997
In communities across America, “stakeholder” councils are being formed, or have already been formed, to advance Agenda 21 to transform cities and towns into “sustainable communities.” The “consensus process” is used to gain the appearance of public support for the principles of sustainability, applied to a particular community. The process is designed to take the public policy- making function away from elected officials and place it in the hands of non-elected officials, while giving the appearance of broad public input into the decision-making process. Continue reading
Remarks given by Sue Forde
to the Republican Women of Clallam County
March 11, 2013
The move to replace our Constitution with the principles behind the Wildlands Project, UN Agenda 21 and The Earth charter is an “American” issue, not a political one. This agenda affects each and every one of us, stealing our liberty and our rights under the US and WA State Constitutions. Article I, Section I of the State Constitution says:
“All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.”
I ask: Which of our “individual rights” is any of this protecting?
The Wildlands Project, UN Agenda 21, and The Earth Charter: These three concepts blend together for a common purpose. That purpose: To control our lives in every area.
These concepts have been made “real” across the nation, reaching into every nook and cranny of our lives, perpetrated by federal and state agencies – unelected, unaccountable and bureaucratic. (This action officially began with an Executive Order signed by former President Bill Clinton establishing the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD)).
Keywords that clue us into these concepts include: Climate change, buffer zones, open space, growth management, comprehensive planning, ecosystems, biodiversity, green living, conservation easements, precautionary principle, public/private partnerships, global warming, sustainable communities, visioning meetings, walkable communities, livable communities, watersheds, land trust, water trust and many more. Continue reading
Wild Olympic Campaign increases the chance of catastrophic fire on the Peninsula
Editorial by Shelly Taylor
Olympic Peninsula, WA State – A brief seen in our local paper recently:
“Grants Pass, Oregon: Big changes are in store for U.S. forests as global warming increases wildfires and insect infestations, and generates more floods and droughts, the US Dept of Agriculture warned Tuesday. In a new report, it said the area burned by wildfires is expected to at least double over the next 25 years.”
I remember being told that wildfires are increasing because the forests aren’t being managed properly, i.e. logging to remove forest debris.
Here is the reply I received:
“Each forest region has different problems with forest health issues. The Pacific NW was dramatically impacted by the NW Forest Plan (NWFP) when Clinton decided to lock up (preserve) about twenty four and a half million acres of US Forest Service FS) timberlands in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. Most of the Federal Forests contained in the NWFP are prone to Mother Nature’s wind, fire and disease regime. Regulations have crippled the Forest Service management of our federal forests and the same regs have opened the door to endless lawsuits when the FS attempts to do anything. READ MORE>>> Continue reading