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Andrea Rubakovic: Will Development Pitfalls Create a Global Potash Shortage?

Here's the story on potash according to Analyst Andrea Rubakovic: The major players are planning for long-term demand by developing brownfield projects, but they're running into hurdles. Meanwhile, juniors are having trouble financing greenfield projects. Does this mean we're in for a global supply ...

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Conservation Easements - Winners and Losers of Conservation Benefaction

Conservation Easements - Winners and Losers of Conservation Benefaction

Even though most people do not know the details of conservations easements, most agree with the general idea. Who could possibly be against a program that touts the philosophy of preserving our lands for wildlife habitat and farming? How could “preserving” our rural countryside possibly be ...

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Consensus and Controversy: New Report On The Global Warming “Battlefield”

This report outlines the main positions and debates surrounding the literally hot topic of man-made global warming. Inspired by social studies of science and technology, the goal of the report is to document, describe and take stock of this potent scientific and public “battlefield” that plays out ...

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Conservation Easements - The Application

Conservation Easements - The Application

For those of you who have read Conservation Easements – the History, you know a brief history of conservation easements and should have a general feel of the background, number and scope of these programs. Lochloosa Connector Wood Conservation EasementNow we will look into how the different aspects ...

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The Real Costs of Conservation Easements: The History

The Real Costs of Conservation Easements: The History

Taxpayers are paying vast sums of money for the ability of some landowners to voluntarily give property rights to another entity.

This begs the question “Why am I paying for someone else’s charity”? After reading the following discussion of conservation easements, you should be asking your ...

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How Rich Rockefellers Battle the People’s Pipeline

How Rich Rockefellers Battle the People’s Pipeline

Rockefeller billions vs Canadian energy and sovereignty – and US jobs, security and families

Keystone Pipeline Route - WikiAmericans concerned about gasoline prices were encouraged by the Pew Research Center’s new poll, whose headline blared, “Keystone XL Pipeline draws broad support.” A score box ...

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Do We Have Enough Natural Gas?

Do We Have Enough Natural Gas?

While we are currently experiencing a glut of natural gas that has brought the price down from around $13 to around $3 per million BTUs, there are questions as to how long our natural gas supplies will last.

The debate that has caught people’s attention is over whether we should export natural gas, ...

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Boxer–Sanders Carbon Tax Would Empower EPA to Crush Booming Energy Economy

Boxer–Sanders Carbon Tax Would Empower EPA to Crush Booming Energy Economy

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The Climate Protection Act of 2013 (Boxer–Sanders bill) would inflict high costs on families, especially those in carbon-intensive states; thwart promising energy investment and development; destroy manufacturing jobs; risk triggering a trade war; waste money; fail to provide environmental ...

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Conservation Easements: A Vehicle for Land Confiscation

Conservation Easements: A Vehicle for Land Confiscation

Martha Boneta's small 70-acre farm, previously the center of the famous "pitchfork protest", is once again under attack.

She purchased the farm with a Conservation Easement from the Piedmont Environmental Council. Conservation Easementsare touted as a means to protect resources such as productive ...

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