It is Part Time to Just Say NO!

Russ Steele

Ellen and I attended the CABPRO Defend Rural America Conference in Grass Valley last night with like minded friends the Rebane’s and Booth’s.  It was an eye-opening event for every one attending, though some of us were aware of the UN Agenda 21 tentacles. The incremental strangling of our individual freedoms by a collection of non-government agencies that are funded by State and Federal environmental agencies to incrementally implement Agenda 21.

We have an immediate example right here in Nevada County, which I wrote about HERE.

It would appear that Nevada County 2005 Community-Wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Phase I was just a non-threatening effort to discover how much energy that Nevada County government uses and the CO2 that these agencies produced. Next it was Phase II to determine how much CO2 all activities in Nevada County generated.  Nothing to get concerned about — right?  Now the SBC, PG&E and ICLEI camel has its noses under the County BOS tent flap. They were being lulled into the acceptance of Phase III.

Phase III of the PG&E Green Communities Program is to develop local Climate Action Plans, including one for Nevada County.  The Phase III Action Plan will develop detailed emission reduction strategies to reduce the impact of global warming. The claim is improve the quality of services, reduce costs, stimulate the local economy and inspire local residence and businesses to redouble their efforts to combat climate change.

How is this going to be done?

According to the Phase II report. ICELI has created the tools for Nevada County to use to assist with future monitoring inventories. These tools are designed to work in conjunction with the IEAP, which is the primary reference documents for conducting an emissions inventory.

So Nevada County will be using a set of tool developed by an International NGO, funded by the UN to reduce CO2 emissions on Nevada County. Those are the emission created by our local economy; to reduce CO2 emissions is to reduce economic activity. It is all an effort to apply parts of Agenda 21 in our local community.  We are like the frog in a pan of water with the heat slowly being increased under the pan: Phase I, Phase II and then Phase III when the burner is turned up to maximum.

It is time to say no to Phase III It is time to tell PG&E, the Sierra Business Council and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives to go pound sand. We do not need any “stinking” Agenda 21 crap in Nevada County.

One interesting note: There were no Supervisors at the CABPRO Defend Rural America Conference, but Sue McGuire was there learning how to Defend Rural America. Where were the rest of the BOS? Are they not interested in preserving Rural America? You might want ask Nate Beason the next time you see him  hanging our in the liberal environs of Nevada City.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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