Wyoming Liberty Group
Free speech is under attack from three main sources around the world.
- Government repression has increased. After the Soviet Union fell, Russia enjoyed a free-for-all. Alas, today Mr. Putin has tightened the muzzle again.
- A number of non-state actors are at that game. Journalists in Mexico who investigate corruption may end up dead. Jihadists shoot French cartoonists.
- Finally, there are people who think they have a right to not be offended, and who expect to use the state – or the university administration – to enforce that right.
Another government attack on free speech is from a coalition of environmental alarmists and law enforcement. It may be more pernicious than the first three because of its subtlety.
Boyd Wiggam and Chuck Gray from KVOC talk about the Western Watershed’s suit against the state of Wyoming. October 7, 2015
The Food Freedom Act has passed in Wyoming. It decriminalized some voluntary capitalist acts between consenting individuals and not a moment too soon. Government regulation is no panacea and food regulation could soon become even more disconnected with its purported purpose of keeping us healthy. Seems the USDA may incorporate environmental sustainability in its upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. As special interest groups exert more control over government, we must eliminate the dead hand of government from our food choices.
by Jason Gay
Earlier this month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) told us to expect a warmer winter in most of the country. Most of Wyoming is supposed to expect warmer than normal weather with a greater than 33 percent chance, while the southeastern part of the state has equal chances of a cooler or warmer than normal winter. Of course, that is if you trust the NOAA’s predictions.
Whether green energy efforts go bankrupt or have unintended lethal consequences for wildlife, green energy efforts have seen significant struggles. To aid these companies in a market that would see them fail of their own accord, the federal government now allows wind turbines to kill protected species and has been using your tax dollars to guarantee loans for green energy research. Wind turbines in Wyoming will not have to worry about additional fines for killing eagles while the industry searches for a solution. Major media outlets do not generally cover the widespread failure of these efforts, and a recent piece on “60 Minutes” may provide the answer as to why that is.
People are starting to doubt climate catastrophilia, i.e., the whole “anthropogenic global warming” (AGW) or man-made global warming scenario. For one thing, we have been in a decade long cooling trend. Wyoming has record snowpack, and the parts of it that have already melted have caused record flooding downstream. This suggests that there might be a problem with the theory. You would think the science on AGW would account for this, wouldn’t you?