Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is leading the charge in Western and farm states against the Green Reset “30×30” anti-food, anti-population plan. In May, Ricketts launched a series of town hall meetings, some of which have turned out standing-room-only crowds. The latest one, in Clay County, June 3, saw more than 200 in attendance.
Denouncing this “radical climate agenda,” Ricketts told the crowd, “This fight is now in our own backyard. We are on the front lines. We are in the trenches.” He warned farmers also to beware how the new Fed policies will tell them how to farm their land.
Nebraska, where 97% of the land is reportedly privately owned, has indeed become a hotbed of resistance to the drive to cut agriculture production worldwide. Since Biden signed the sweeping green Executive Order 14008 in January, Nebraska has seen 23 counties—the most in any single state—pass resolutions against it, according to media coverage. In April, Ricketts corralled governors from 14 states to sign a letter against the 30×30 plan, and the state Attorney General (along with the Kansas AG) issued his own letter.
On May 18, Kansas Senator Roger Marshall, along with North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer (both Republicans), introduced S1673, the “30×30 Termination Act,” which would block federal funds from going to the President’s executive order. Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert denounced the 30×30 plan in a stinging op-ed in the Washington Examiner on May 1, and introduced companion “30×30 Termination” legislation into the House of Representatives. Additionally, two Kansas legislators, Sen. Jerry Moran, and Rep. Tracey Mann, have taken it one step further, introducing companion bills—HR3314 and S1682, what they are calling the “No Land Grab Act 5 of 2021”—which would explicitly block the 30 by 30 portion of the Biden edict.
As opposition to E.O. 14008 has quickly spread—prairie fire fashion—through the Midwestern heartland, administration officials have been forced to beat a hasty retreat, and are now virtually tripping over themselves to insist that this is, and always was, a “voluntary” program. On May 6, the Interior Department issued the America the Beautiful report, which, according to Amanda Zalucky, writing on TownTalk, mentions the word “voluntary” a ridiculous number of times.
That this program is voluntary may be true, but what is not voluntary, are the intentions of its ideological sponsors, including Malthusians the likes of the late Prince Philip and his oldest son Prince Charles, who see humanity as a blight on the planet, and the reduction of food—to the point of creating famines—as one of the easiest and cheapest ways of “culling the herd.”