About: Leslie Eastman

I am an Environmental Health and Safety Professional, as well as a science/technical writer for a variety of news and professional publications. I have been a citizen activist since 2009, and am one of the co-founders of the San Diego-based group, Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition.




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New Mexico suing the EPA for $136 million

New Mexico suing the EPA for $136 million
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Posted by    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:00am 5/25/2016 at 10:00am
New Mexico suing the EPA for $136 million

The last time we checked the regulatory runoff from the Animas River spill, a 132-page report by the Interior Department and Bureau of Reclamation laid the blame for the contamination at the doorstep of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Now, the legal runoff is about to hit.

New Mexico is seeking more than $136...

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California Primary and Convention could both be “messy” for Democrats

LI #46 Bernie Sanders at Podium
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Posted by    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:00am 5/24/2016 at 10:00am
LI #46 Bernie Sanders at Podium

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders predicts that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be “messy” as he presses his progressive platform planks: “Democracy is not always nice...

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CBS/Paramount drops lawsuit against Star Trek: Axanar

LI #45 Live Long and Prosper
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Posted by    Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:30pm 5/22/2016 at 12:30pm
LI #45 Live Long and Prosper

Legal Insurrection has been covering the lawsuit against the producers of a Star Trek fan film, and the amicus brief filed in the case by the Language Creation Society.

There has been a development in th...

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Portland school board freezes out climate-questioning materials

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Posted by    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:30am 5/21/2016 at 10:30am
Polar Bear Facepalm

State attorneys general aren’t the only ones engaging in climate justice thuggery.

The board for Portland Public Schools unanimously approved a resolution to eliminate materials that question on the existence...

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What We Know About EgyptAir Flight 804

LI #41 EgyptAir Flight
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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:01pm 5/20/2016 at 8:01pm
LI #41 EgyptAir Flight

The investigation into the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight MS804 continues, and there have been disturbing developments since our last report.

When I described the troubles with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) earlier this week, I noted that terror organizations were targeting covert air marshals.

It is now being reported EgyptAir Flight 804 had

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Turnaround: House Committee demands “AGs United for Clean Power” documentation

LI #43 Abuse of Power Ad
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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:00am 5/20/2016 at 10:00am
LI #43 Abuse of Power Ad

I have previously reported that a coalition of 17 state attorney generals has formed (AGs United for Clean Power), which intends to promote the climate change agenda by targeting the fossil fuel industry.

The first victim of the Climate Change purge was the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a non-profit organization that has...

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NAACP Sues Michigan officials over #FlintWaterCrisis

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/19/2016 at 8:30pm
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The last time we looked at Flint, the courts arraigned three bureaucrats over their roles in allowing lead-infused water to contaminate the municipal drinking water supply.

Now, in an apparent bid to regain some relevancy, one national group is filing a lawsuit over the water-crisis.

Another big name has surfaced in the tsunami...

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Sanders and Trump win Primaries in Oregon

LI #40 Oregon Sanders Win
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Posted by    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00am 5/18/2016 at 10:00am
LI #40 Oregon Sanders Win

The way I see it, #NeverHillary can truly claim the primary victory in Oregon’s contests on Tuesday.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the projected winner of the Democratic primary in Oregon. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican party nominee, has won the GOP primary in Oregon, CNN projected.

Tuesday’s contests aren’t likely to change the...

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Clinton Scores Razor-Thin Win in Kentucky

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:00am 5/18/2016 at 7:00am
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Recall the initial days of the 2016 presidential primary cycle, when Hillary Clinton’s victory over Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucus was the result of 6 perfectly tossed coin flips.

Now, as we are wrapping up the primary season,

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TSA is still ruining everything!

LI #38 TSA Line
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Posted by    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00am 5/17/2016 at 7:00am
LI #38 TSA Line

Last fall, Kemberlee Kaye reported on the continued incompetence of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and suggested that a smart presidential candidate should add become a “strong proponent of defunding the TSA.”

Now, as one party has a presumptive nominee and the other is still fighting over the matter, it turns out...

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Expert Warns of Rio Olympics Zika Health Disaster

LI #37 Jessica Ennis
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Posted by    Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30am 5/15/2016 at 10:30am
LI #37 Jessica Ennis

An expert’s report in the Harvard Public Health Review asserts that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro could cause a “full-blown public health disaster” because of the Zika virus unless the event is postponed, relocated or canceled.

The author of this analysis is Amir Attaran, Associate Professor of Law and...

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Wyoming Man scores major legal victory against the EPA

LI #36 Wyoming EPA Lawsuit Pond
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Posted by    Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/14/2016 at 4:30pm
LI #36 Wyoming EPA Lawsuit Pond

While the Obama Administration is setting the country on fire with public school transgender bathroom dictates, a Wyoming man has scored a major legal victory against a regulatory Goliath.

The Pacific Legal Foundation represented Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson in challenging an EPA compliance order threatening him with $37,500 per day in fines...

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Language Creation Society’s Update to Star Trek Fan Film Legal Case

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 12:30pm 5/13/2016 at 12:30pm
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Legal Insurrection’s sci-fi fans will recall our recent report on the legal case filed by CBS/Paramount against a fan-based film being funded by Kickstarter donations.

I was intrigued by the team from the Language Creation Society (LCS), who filed an amicus brief challenging Paramount’s dubious claim about copyright infringement based on the...

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Mad Science: Claim that “Islamophobia” is accelerating Global Warming!

LI #33 Islamaphobia and Global Warming
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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00am 5/11/2016 at 7:00am
LI #33 Islamaphobia and Global Warming

I must admit, I have seen a lot of crack-pot theories about Climate Change/Global Warming in the past two decades.

However, Ghassan Hage (a Lebanese-Australian academic serving as Future Generation Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory at the University of Melbourne in Australia) has hit the motherlode of social justice nuttiness.

Three Massachusetts...

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California Bracing for Alberta-Sized Wildfires

LI #32 California Wildfire
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Posted by    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8:30am 5/10/2016 at 8:30am
LI #32 California Wildfire

Good news for the Canadians battling the massive Alberta wildfire: the fire crews battling the blaze have received aid from cooler weather:

Alberta fire official Chad Morrison said firefighters were mak...

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Alberta’s Wildfire: Costliest Natural Disaster in Canada’s History

LI #31 Alberta Wildfire
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Posted by    Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:30am 5/9/2016 at 11:30am
LI #31 Alberta Wildfire

Mother Nature has engaged our neighbors to the North in a battle, as a massive wildfire has consumed the forests around the oil-sands region of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada since May 1.

The Canadians may finally be making some progress in containing the conflagration after one-week of intense fire-fighting.

Canadian officials showed some...

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Hillary runs ad detailing Trump policy positions – does this really help her?

LI #30 Donald Trump Ad
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Posted by    Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/7/2016 at 6:00pm
LI #30 Donald Trump Ad

I still assert that Donald Trump will vanquish Hillary Clinton in the fall, especially when his likely opposition begins working for him!

Via Fox News contributor and talk show host Tammy Bruce comes an ad being put out by the Clinton campaign. The video backfires, because it provides example after example of...

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