– 2011 Elections

Winnipeg, MB – NDP Pat Martin – Bill C-390 – Moratorium on Pesticides Use in Home,Garden,Golf Courses,Parks

Was vote a referendum on Green Energy Policy? – Today’s Farmer – Ontario, CA

By Peter Epp

Posted 18 days ago

You can almost date Dalton McGuinty's decline within the eyes of rural Ontario from the moment he and his party introduced legislation that banned cosmetic pesticides.

It was February 2009, and the ban on lawn sprays was to go into effect April 22.

The date was no coincidence, it was Earth Day.

The reason for that date was purely political and symbolic. It was the premier's effort to cater to those within his party and within Ontario who support 'green' initiatives, even if those initiatives are not supported by common sense or science.

With the 'green' crowd, it's about politics and symbolism.

The ban on cosmetic pesticides is a useful example. Pesticides became verboten on the lawns of homeowners and commercial enterprises, but allowed on golf courses and, of course, in agriculture.

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Youtube: Gideon Forman – CAPE – Toronto Cuts Agenda ‘Horrific’ – Save Environmental Office TEA, TAF – Climate Change ‘Breakneck Speeds’

Looks like Gideon has a bodyguard at the end of the video.

2011 Ontario Liberal Election Plan – Dr. Gideon Forman

Wind farms doing more harm than good (OneNewsNow.com)

Website: Wind farms doing more harm than good

Bill Bumpas – OneNewsNow – 9/25/2011 3:35:00 AM

As the Obama administration advocates for more wind power, wind farms are coming under fire for causing damage to the habitat.

The Washington Post recently reported that the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in California, one of the largest wind farms in the country, has killed an average of nearly 2,000 raptors annually, including more than 500 eagles, over four years. Some bird advocates worry that more eagles will die with the rise of more wind farms.

Steve Milloy with JunkScience.com says environmentalists pushed for the pesticide DDT to be banned to protect the bald eagle. He asks, however, who is protecting the bird from the windmill?

“There is no evidence that DDT harmed eagles in any way, but we know windmills actually do harm the eagles — and environmentalists are all bent out of shape about endangered species status of eagles,” says Milloy. “Well, those big Cuisinarts in the sky — they seem to be whacking a lot of eagles.”

Milloy adds that wind farms are not doing what they were advertised to do. “They’re not making energy cheaper, more available (and) more affordable. They’re not really accomplishing anything. They’re just making energy more expensive. So I would say we’re killing eagles for no good reason,” the spokesman says.

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