US House puts oceans, coasts under UN: Senate vote will seal the deal
September 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
Carmen Reynolds, Paul McKain and Karen Schoen
September 22, 2010
“It’s too late; it’ll just have to be stopped in the Senate,” Tom, the young male answering the phone in U.S. Rep. John Boehner’s (R-Ohio)Washington D.C. office, said about HR 3534 (CLEAR Act). This is the globalist bill designed to give away our land, oceans, adjacent land masses and Great Lakes to an international body, and makes us pay $900 million per year until 2040.
The Consolidated Land, Energy, Aquatic Restoration Act of 2009 gives away ownership of America’s oceans to the United Nations. Photo: Bernt Rostad.
HR 3534 is a thinly disguised permanent roadblock to American energy which drives American companies out of the Gulf, delays future drilling, increases dependency on foreign oil, implements climate change legislation and youth education programs; but most important, it mandates membership in the Law of the Sea Treaty without the required two-thirds vote to ratify it in the U.S. Senate. Read more at LOST below
The House passed the CLEAR Act (HR 3534) 209-193, July 30, 2010. This bill was originally introduced July 8, 2009, but was resurrected by the recent Deep Water Horizon oil spill crisis. According to www.govtrack.us, a debate may be taking place on a companion bill in the Senate, rather than on this particular bill. This bill was read for the second time Aug. 4, 2010, and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders, Calendar No. 510. No official Senate Bill number exists as of yet. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3534
Some have said this bill would be a long shot to be approved in the Senate or it will take a while to surface. Similar assessments were made about the health-care bill. Past precedent reflects how a 2,200+-page bill can be created, printed, members held hostage, and that same bill voted on within hours to facilitate holiday recess.
This bill assesses a Conservation Fee of $2 per barrel of oil and 20 cents per million BTUs of natural gas for all leases on Federal onshore and offshore lands (Section 802). This will jettison America’s energy prices for oil and gas through the roof!
Truth is, HR 3534 could have been stopped in the House and wasn’t. Why? Because 21 absent Republicans chose not to show up for this critical vote, while another REP just voted Present: U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (CA-42). This legislation was so egregious; more than a handful of Democrats voted “nay” which makes the Republicans’ absence in the House chamber for the vote even more questionable. Be reminded that 193 + 17 absent votes would have killed the bill.
The Consolidated Land, Energy, Aquatic Restoration Act of 2009 (aka: CLEAR Act, HR 3534) gives away ownership of America’s oceans to the United Nations, and sectors America into nine geographic areas. This bill possesses a cap and trade/climate change component as well.
America will be forced to become a member of the UN Law of the Sea Treaty (aka: LOST), circumventing the normal two-thirds U.S. Senate vote necessary for ratification of any treaty. This was accomplished surreptitiously via Section 106 of the bill, which specifies that Executive Orders, rules, regulations, directives or delegations of authority that precede the effective date of this act are applicable to the CLEAR Act.
It just so happens two important documents did precede the CLEAR Act. Documents that contain the deleterious intent and scope of the bill: Obama’s Stewardship of the Oceans, Our Coasts and the Great Lakes Executive Order, July 19, 2010, and the Interim Report of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, July 10, 2009. Look at the time line very closely:
9-8-2009 The CLEAR Act is introduced in Congress
9-10-2009 Interim Report
The Interim Report states that the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force includes adherence to the Law of the Sea Treaty (page 14). Its purpose is to establish a comprehensive set of rules governing the oceans. The Law of the Sea Treaty calls for technology transfers and wealth transfers from developed to undeveloped nations, and requires parties to the treaty to adopt regulations and laws to control pollution of the marine environment – all under the authority of the United Nations. Such provisions were among the reasons President Ronald Reagan rejected the treaty in 1982. As Edwin Meese, U.S. Attorney General under President Reagan explained recently, “…it was out of step with the concepts of economic liberty and free enterprise that Ronald Reagan was to inspire throughout the world.”
This Interim Report will provide a recommended framework for coastal and marine spatial planning and addresses conservation, economic activity, user conflicts and sustainable use – as well as social justice. Previously, there was no money for National Marine Fisheries Service to implement its mandates and to update its fisheries data collection system. But now with the “international flavor,” $900 million a year will be dedicated to a “global” approach to our land, oceans, coastal areas and Great Lakes. Read more 1
4-20-2010 BP Oil Spill. The Federal government would not accept or provide help, allowing oil to reach shores, allowing BP to dump hundreds of millions of barrel of Corexit (toxic) into the Gulf, poisoning the Gulf for future generations (www.thegulfspeaks.com).
5-20-2010 US forces moratorium on drilling, Judge says not constitutional, but the Feds issue a new version of a moratorium. Thousands are put out of work, and hundreds of millions are lost in revenues.
Wonder why the Feds did nothing for 100 days? Instead we got this Executive Order:
7-19-2010 Executive Order
Moving to the Executive Order, Obama hereby orders as follows in Section 2 (b) (iii): pursuing the United State’s accession into the Law of the Sea Convention. Note the intent to make an end run around the constitutionally required separate two-thirds U.S. Senate vote necessary to ratify a treaty by burying this in associated documents – not in the bill itself. Read more 2
CLEAR Act (Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources, HR3534)
This act creates the Regional Outer Continental Shelf Council which will coordinate siting and development of energy resources and prepare OCS strategies. What will these strategies entail? Further moratoriums? High costs for permitting?
It amends the Land and Water Conservation fund to make $900 million available to the fund for each fiscal year until 2040 without further appropriation. It allows grants to coastal states and Indian tribes, the Secretary of the Interior to update regional assessments, regional ocean partnerships and regional coordinating councils, ensuring government, nongovernment organizations and academic entities are considered (Section 605 (a) (3) (A) (B) and (C).
Pay attention to Section 106-e: References –relating to the Service in statutes Executive Orders, rules, regulations, directives, or delegations of authority that precede the effective date of this act are deemed to refer as appropriate to the Department, to its officers, employees, or agents, or to its corresponding organizational units or functions. Congress will no longer be needed to vote on those pesky little treaties; the UN will take care of everything.
The CLEAR Act repeals the Energy Policy Act of 2005 by removing royalty incentives for natural gas production from deep wells in shallow Gulf waters, removes royalty relief for deep-water production and directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for leases with less than commercial quantities. So here is the Cap and Trade/ Climate part and job-killing component of the legislation. Don’t forget the Conservation Fees of $2 per barrel of oil and 20 cents per BTU of natural gas in Section 802 will be that much more we consumers must pay.
It prohibits the following authorities from developing a fishery management plan, which is the way we have been doing business: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Secretary of Commerce and Regional Fishery Management Councils. In other words, current management of our oceans within the United States will be superseded by the National Ocean Council, comprised of some of the most radical environmentalists in our Administration, co-chaired by Nancy Sutley, White House Council on Environmental Quality and Dr. John P. Holdren, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/07/19/meet-national-ocean-council)
The true intent of the CLEAR Act and its associated documents will change the way we do business with regard to our land, oceans, coastal areas and Great Lakes. All air space above the oceans, what operates in, through, on or is derived from underneath the water, will be subject to taxes as a world resource to the United Nations – Agenda 21. These areas will no longer be owned and managed solely by the United States, as they are newly defined as a global revenue, “social justice” source per the Law of the Sea Treaty.
All life in these waterways and all adjacent land masses will be directly affected by this legislation. Decisions will be guided by the Rio Declaration of 1992, requiring no scientific proof of threats or damage to justify corrective action, more regulations and fines.
Consensus is the objective, but the president will make the final decision if one can’t be reached. The Administration will retain the final determination on resolving disputes with States and their governors (Section 222). Read more 3
7-30-2010 The House of Representatives passes the CLEAR ACT. Did House REP’s read it? Or are they sheep, thieves or traitors, proud of themselves for giving our AMERICA away?
22 Responses to “US House puts oceans, coasts under UN: Senate vote will seal the deal”
- captain obvious Says:
September 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 am
“its too late”
BS!! those who presented it are guilty of treason for representing a foreign interest,
those who voted to pass it are guilty of treason as well, whether they read it or not!
handing all out deepwater ports to China was also an act of treason, bush/clinton.
I hope these traitors get the innoculations they deserve!
They will be lovers of themselves Reply:
September 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 am
the “spill” was planned as part of the land-grab going on now
the UN already owns the friggin national parks
can’t wait to see what’s next………..
captain obvious Reply:
September 22nd, 2010 at 7:05 am
they commit treason and anyone who points it out is a “radical homegrown terrorist” ?!!
isnt THIS BS Fn convenient?
and to tyrannybuster below, I agree.
let the UN try to collect on OUR land these traitors think they have given away!
its time for these criminals to be reviewed by Grand Juries by their voting records,
FOR TREASON.. whether they decide to show up for their own trials doesnt matter.
if they try to stay in office, let there be revolution!
if they skip the country good riddance, I’m sure the rest of the world hates them for things theyve done, let the UN try to protect these globalist SOB’s.
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:39 am
these muthr fkrs are not going to quit. i live on private property on the VERY EDGE of a national forest. i’m on the Au Sable River, a federally mandated “streams and rivers” area. there aren’t many permanate residents, maybe 2300 in the whole county. us folks out here are tougher than your average city dweller and are going to impossible to remove without MUCH FORCE. when tshtf the population will at least quaddruple from the influx of downstaters into their cabins up here. so i figure there will be every bit of 10,000 pissed off and armed to the teeth patriots just right here.
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:58 am
That’s what they think, ther will be “Hell” to pay when they try to take possession.
September 22nd, 2010 at 9:02 am
These Scumbaggs are clearly treasonous, when found guilty of treason during a State of War is punishable by DEATH.
September 22nd, 2010 at 7:37 am
And not a GD “Patriot” will do a GD thing about this. They will all sit back, yell, scream, get pissed, call for the arrest of the traitors, wave some more signs, write a few letters and make a few calls to the same traitors they want to arrest. But won’t do what HAS to be done.
Look all you “Patriots” you THINK we are “winning”? What friggen JOKE! We aren’t winning ANYTHING – we are LOSING. If you really think this thing won’t pass in a timely manner your kidding yourselves. They are stepping up the destruction of this country at a rapid pace – you just don’t see it. How about the OPEN statements that they are going to take away your First Amendment rights – even the SCOTUS is saying this. And you do what exactly? sit and PISS AND MOAN.
I’m sorry but I think Alex may be a little nieve about how long the “peaceful” revolution should go……
Think long and hard all you “Patriots” – sit and piss and moan as they take your rights, freedoms and liberties away. Better think fast because before you know it they will ALL BE GONE.
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:40 am
“Peaceful Revolution” – exactly they’ve already shown that they will call their own people ‘terrorists” and put them on “no-fly” or watch lists.
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:50 am
hey TP come on man. most of us live hundreds if not thousands of miles away from DC. what do you propose? if i lived in constant view of that hell hole called washington, you would have seen me on the news already. but i don’t, nor would i ever. cities are no longer my thing. i live in the woods man. you people who live under the shadow of tyranny 24/7 should be the ones to start this. would you expect the folks from the wilderness to come out of their enviornment and get this going?
September 22nd, 2010 at 7:44 am
WE AMERICANS DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE UN.
September 22nd, 2010 at 9:14 am
Just don’t pay taxes. Simple as that. pull your money out of the corrupt banking system. buy weapons and live with like minded townsfolk. Band together. Protect your own. Farm your food. Establish your own town. this will take work but it’s the only way to stop paying for your own demise. Think people, act and put an end to your part in the downfall of OUR country. Let’s take this land back from the gov. it’s us vs them, this is our country, let’s take it back.
- tyrannybuster Says:
September 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 am
What are YOU going to do about it? Have you not heard enough? As a young child I saw the folly of the U.N. Yet here we sit, with Soetero wearing one of this Legion Of Doom’s tin can crowns. This is one of many international organizations we need to tell to hit the road. Blue helmets shall find NO shelter here. DOWN with the United Abominations!
DEAD BODIES DRAGGIN’!
September 22nd, 2010 at 7:39 am
“Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government.”
– Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderberger meeting at Evian, France, May 21, 1992.
(in an address to the Bilderberger organization meeting at Evian, France, on May 21, 1992. As transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the Swiss delegates. )
This is coming true and people don’t even see it…
Buck Nasty Reply:
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:24 am
Many of us see it, sadly though, there is no hill to charge. This ‘machine’ has gotten to big to take on with just a handful of patriots. Even if we rallied ALL of the info-warriors from this site, we’re still to small to even put a dent in this monster. Although I’d gladly go to ‘war’ alongside the inhabitants of this site. Why should any of us here get tossed into a prison or FEMA camp at this point, cause that’s what would happen, or we’d be shot like the loon at the Nat Geo building, and made to look totally unstable and ‘extreme’. In the meantime, I am staying well informed, getting to know my enemy as best I can, and steadily adding to my ammo dump. Along with going to work, paying the damn bills, and staying as physically fit as I can. When it’s time to rally up, count me in.
- RepublicConstitution Says:
September 22nd, 2010 at 7:20 am
This administration is completely selling America down the river. We appear to be in major danger folks.
- NJTRT Says:
September 22nd, 2010 at 7:41 am
“He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:”
– Declaration of Independence
WE HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE!!! HISTORY IS REPEATING!!!
- jimjones Says:
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:12 am
i’ve been trying to post for 3 hrs now. does anyone else have this problen this morning?
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:59 am
Try clearing your temp internet files and cache, I have had the same problem.
September 22nd, 2010 at 9:09 am
That’s a problem when you live so far in the woods, Here in the city the connection is fine!
- Sick_Boy Says:
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:15 am
Get in touch.
You wouldn’t even be able to fish to feed your family.
- roaddog6 Says:
September 22nd, 2010 at 8:15 am
when will the herd realize that this country is run by the u.n and israel?
“in the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.” strobe talbot 1992
“we can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary americans.” b. clinton ’93
every politician whether you believe it or not is under control of the u.n
- cavedweller22 Says:
September 22nd, 2010 at 9:05 am
Also remove the http : //
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