Should a Tree Be Able to Sue the State?

An otherwise quiet corner in British Columbia, Canada, has become one of the most spectacular struggles for forest preservation in North America in recent decades. For more than a year, the Rainforest Flying Squad has fought root and leaf to protect the old-growth forests on Fairy Creek. There, on southern Vancouver Island, 75 percent of trees are estimated to be more than 250 years old, and some are older than 1,000. Yet companies are allowed to log this “white rhino” of forests, as one biodiversity report termed the rare, ancient ecosystem.

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Texas Wants to Force a 20-Lane Highway Through Austin

Austin, Texas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and that sense of momentum is keenly felt in every restaurant opening, every bidding war, every traffic jam.
With that in mind, Austin residents last year voted to hike property taxes to fund Project Connect, a $7.1 billion a grid of light-rail trains and bus rapid transit across the city.

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Texas Wants to Force a 20-Lane Highway Through Austin

Austin, Texas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and that sense of momentum is keenly felt in every restaurant opening, every bidding war, every traffic jam.
With that in mind, Austin residents last year voted to hike property taxes to fund Project Connect, a $7.1 billion a grid of light-rail trains and bus rapid transit across the city.

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Texas Wants to Force a 20-Lane Highway Through Austin

Austin, Texas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and that sense of momentum is keenly felt in every restaurant opening, every bidding war, every traffic jam.
With that in mind, Austin residents last year voted to hike property taxes to fund Project Connect, a $7.1 billion a grid of light-rail trains and bus rapid transit across the city.

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“Because in All Matters That Deal Not With Railways His Knowledge Is Great”

The maritime shipping industry site gCaptain, which seems to be pretty prominent and often-cited, criticizes the appointment of the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (thanks to InstaPundit for the pointer):

[F]or the fourth time in a row, and during the worst shipping crisis of the century, the US Department of Transportation, has appointed someone to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) who is not a captain and has no commercial shipping experience.

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“Because in All Matters That Deal Not With Railways His Knowledge Is Great”

The maritime shipping industry site gCaptain, which seems to be pretty prominent and often-cited, criticizes the appointment of the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (thanks to InstaPundit for the pointer):

[F]or the fourth time in a row, and during the worst shipping crisis of the century, the US Department of Transportation, has appointed someone to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) who is not a captain and has no commercial shipping experience.

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Put the Whole Department of Transportation on Paternity Leave

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, “has actually been on paid leave since mid-August to spend time with his husband, Chasten, and their two newborn babies,” Politico reported on October 14.
What’s mildly humorous about this is that, until the Politico report, no one much noticed that Buttigieg had been missing.
The Department of Transportation website has a section for speeches by Buttigieg. The most recent one listed was on August 9.

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Put the Whole Department of Transportation on Paternity Leave

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, “has actually been on paid leave since mid-August to spend time with his husband, Chasten, and their two newborn babies,” Politico reported on October 14.
What’s mildly humorous about this is that, until the Politico report, no one much noticed that Buttigieg had been missing.
The Department of Transportation website has a section for speeches by Buttigieg. The most recent one listed was on August 9.

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Put the Whole Department of Transportation on Paternity Leave

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, “has actually been on paid leave since mid-August to spend time with his husband, Chasten, and their two newborn babies,” Politico reported on October 14.
What’s mildly humorous about this is that, until the Politico report, no one much noticed that Buttigieg had been missing.
The Department of Transportation website has a section for speeches by Buttigieg. The most recent one listed was on August 9.

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Buttigieg Fires Back at Paternity Leave Attack: ‘I’m Not Going to Apologize to Tucker Carlson’

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg explicitly called out Fox News star Tucker Carlson on Sunday morning, saying he wasn’t “going to apologize” to the conservative host for taking paternity leave to care for his newborn twins.
During his Thursday night broadcast, Carlson mockingly took aim at the Biden administration official for taking time off to care for the two babies that he and his husband Chasten recently adopted.
“Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child. Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed.

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