A Man on a Mission: Why EPA Boss Scott Pruitt Terrifies the Left
Population Panic, Back Again
In the opening scenes of the 1995 film 12 Monkeys, we meet gritty protagonist James Cole, played by a very worried-looking Bruce Willis. The year is 2035, and the dwindling remnants of humanity have been driven underground, thanks to a virulent super-virus that …
The Lynch Mob Targets Scott Pruitt
Scott Pruitt, Trump’s EPA administrator, is the top target of the anti-Trump lynch mob. He’s enduring daily attack pieces in the media and threats of violence against him and his family. It’s hard to think of any …
The Great Regulatory Rollback
One by one, the artifacts of President Barack Obama’s rule by administrative fiat are tumbling.
The latest is his signature Clean Power Plan, which Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says he will begin the arduous process of unwinding.
Kill Regulations to Save the Sage Grouse
Conventional wisdom holds that state and federal environmental regulation is better than either alone. But even with the best of intentions, federal, one-size-fits-all regulation that interferes with more-effective state and private wildlife conservation efforts can cause real harm. That’s …
Why That $3 Organic Apple Might Not Be Organic After All
If you’ve ever questioned whether those overpriced, organic avocados from Mexico at the grocery store are actually organic, you have good reason to be wary.
A blistering report issued this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture exposes …
The Distant Conservative Heritage of the National Park Service
When Ferdinand V. Hayden returned from his exploration of the area that is now Yellowstone National Park, he warned President Ulysses S. Grant that “vandals who are#…#waiting to enter into this wonder-land, will in a single season despoil#…#these …
Trump’s Win Squelched the Anti-GMO movement
What a difference a year makes.
Last summer, the anti-GMO movement was riding high. The nation’s first GMO-labeling law had kicked in July 1 in Vermont, forcing companies to disclose whether their products contained ingredients that were genetically modified. A …
Mark Jacobson, the Stanford engineering professor who became the darling of the green Left by repeatedly claiming the U.S. economy can run solely on renewable energy, has threatened to take legal action against the authors of an article that …
The Fracking Industry Deserves Our Gratitude
Less than ten years ago, America’s energy future looked bleak.
World oil prices in 2008 had spiked to more than $100 per barrel of crude.
“Peak oil” — the theory that the world had already extracted more crude oil than was still …
On Monday, President Donald Trump visited Utah to announce the largest reductions to national monuments in U.S. history. His order will shrink two national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante, by roughly 2 million acres in total. The decision …
An Environmentalist Sues over an Academic Disagreement
Leonardo di Caprio’s favorite renewable-energy promoter, Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobson, has set a new record in thin-skinned-ness. Jacobson has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Chris Clack, the lead author of …
When the Power of the State Was Used to Bully Climate-Policy Dissenters
Last year, Washington attorney general Bob Ferguson announced that he would be joining other blue-state attorneys general to investigate ExxonMobil and conservative groups that work on the issue of climate change. Though they claimed otherwise, the AGs’ goal was to …
The Scott Pruitt Non-Scandal
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has come under fire for taking noncommercial aircraft to conduct government business. Pruitt is being cast as the latest member of the Trump administration to abuse charter planes on the taxpayer’s dime, joining Health and …
Trump Wants to Free Up Federal Lands, His Interior Secretary Fails Him
Like a rookie agent in a spy thriller, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke went rogue in responding to President Trump’s executive order to review and make recommendations regarding the legality of two decades of national-monument decrees whereby past …
Environmentalists Know How Many Kids You Have — Too Many
Hey Neanderthals, time for some real talk: You’re killing the earth. And not because you refuse to drive hybrids, go vegan, or chunk out $20,000 to put some solar panels on your roof. No, it’s because you decided to …
Battling Deforestation in the Amazon
The EPA Still Hasn’t Been Held Accountable for the Gold King Mine Blowout
Remember when your TV aired stunning images of a bright-orange river snaking through the West? Credit the EPA for that unnatural scene.
At Colorado’s Gold King Mine, our would-be environmental protectors blew out millions of gallons of acid-mine drainage …
At least one environmentalist is capitalizing on President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord: Al Gore.
The former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize winner is back in the public eye whether you like it or not. Since …
A Great Week for the Trump Administration’s Environmental and Energy Policies
In another blow to President Obama’s regulatory legacy, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Tuesday that his agency will rescind the Clean Water Rule, commonly known as WOTUS, or “Waters of the United States.” The move follows an executive order …