The Washington Times: Why anti-pesticide campaigns do unintended harm
Black spots on roses and flea bites on kittens; blight fallen petals and overwrought Britons. These are just a few unfavorable things associated with “green” attacks on pesticides.
While pesticides have risks that must be managed, they also provide important benefits to farmers, gardeners and consumers. These benefits are being lost in a politically correct sea of regulations and blind support for everything “organic.”
News stories have begun to highlight just some of the problems associated with a foolhardy fear of pesticides. Let’s start with a very unfavorable thing: black-widow spiders are increasingly finding a home among organically grown grapes.> Read more
Openmarket.org: A New Year of Regulation: Obama’s Record-Setting Federal Register
As 2013 draws to a close, President Obama is delivering to America another record-setting Federal Register, this one to be the third highest unless the last day of the year brings an even greater deluge than I expect.
But there’s more: Of the five highest-ever page counts since the Register first appeared in 1936, four now belong to Obama. (George W. Bush’s final year, 2008, was once the record-holder at 79,435.)> Read more > Interview Wayne Crews
SUPREME COURT & GLOBAL WARMING - MARLO LEWIS
Globalwarming.org: Supreme Court Global Warming Case: Does EPA Permitting of Greenhouse Gases ‘Deform’ the Statute?