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“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, the stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” ― Aldo Leopold

“Without something like a conservation or land ethic, a sacramental regard for creation, a concern for future generations beyond one’s own short span on this planet, or some other moral and ethical North Star to guide and motivate citizens, farmers, ranchers, wood lot owners, and other actors, I am not optimistic that we can succeed on the basis of strictly free-market principles alone.”
―  Tracy Mehan

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Who Owns the Environment? Part II

I recently posted an item here, on Conservefewell.org, attempting to reconcile rights to and in private property with the concept of the universal destination of all material goods, in effect, for the good of all mankind. I noted that the Catechism of the Catholic Church maintains, and medieval Scholastic...

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Crunchy Con Manifesto Redux

Crunchy Con Manifesto Redux

By Brent Fewell Over the years, I've grown to appreciate Rod Dreher's contributions to environmental discourse and advancing the better...
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Who Owns the Environment?  Part I

Who Owns the Environment? Part I

In Umberto Eco’s medieval mystery, The Name of the Rose, there is a famous scene in which Franciscans, Dominicans and...
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Who Owns the Environment? Part II

Who Owns the Environment? Part II

I recently posted an item here, on Conservefewell.org, attempting to reconcile rights to and in private property with the concept...
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“Nudging” versus “Coercion” – Balancing Environmental Protection with Liberty and Freedom

“Nudging” versus “Coercion” – Balancing Environmental Protection with Liberty and Freedom

The recent controversy over the U.S. Government's increased proclivity to secretly paw through the electronic communications and telephone records of Americans has prompted...
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A Conservative Discussion on Climate Change – My Interview with Bob Inglis

A Conservative Discussion on Climate Change – My Interview with Bob Inglis

I had the pleasure of recently sitting down with Bob Inglis to discuss his views of life, liberty and the...
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What’s in an agency logo . . .

What’s in an agency logo . . .

The public likely didn't notice the fact DOJ's environment and natural resources division (ENRD) logo got a fancy makeover.  Those...
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EPA Chief encourages employees to elevate public health and environmental concerns . . .

EPA Chief encourages employees to elevate public health and environmental concerns . . .

This week, EPA's Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, issued the following letter to all EPA employees.  This is a very encouraging...
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States are stepping up on the environment because of (or in spite of) Trump . . .

States are stepping up on the environment because of (or in spite of) Trump . . .

In December 2016, after Trump's election and Scott Pruitt was nominated to be the next EPA Administrator, I made a...
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EARTH DAY – Ignore those apocalyptic Malthusians – Humans no longer dragging nuckles . . .

EARTH DAY – Ignore those apocalyptic Malthusians – Humans no longer dragging nuckles . . .

This Earth Day, Try Conservation Optimism Brian Yablonski Reposted from PERC  April 22, 2018 EMIGRANT, Mont.—It is Earth Day, and...
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Collaborative Conservation

An encouraging and successful conservation story through the collaboration of industry and environmentalists.  Kudos to the Environmental Defense Fund, Smithfield Foods, and Roeslein Alternative Energy, for helping to save the monarch butterfly.

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