Federal Power Spins Its Ever-Growing Web
A blind spider creeping through America’s judicial thicket might be heading to the Supreme Court, which will have to decide if the contentment or even the survival of the Bone Cave Harvestman spider species, which lives only in two …
How College Students Are Being Misled About ‘Sustainable’ Agriculture
‘Sustainable” has become a buzzword applicable not only to agriculture and energy production but to sectors as far afield as the building and textile industries. Many large companies tout the concept and boast a sustainability department, and the United Nations …
Climate-Change Activists Are the Real Science Deniers
The epithet “climate denier,” intended to invoke Holocaust denial, has always been tasteless and inapt. Climate change is not like the Holocaust, nor is questioning the accuracy and predictive power of a scientific model like questioning the historical fact of …
Scott Pruitt’s Opening Salvo
It’s hard to overstate the significance of the recent comment by EPA administrator Scott Pruitt that there is disagreement about whether carbon dioxide is the main cause of global warming. In an interview on CNBC on March 9, Pruitt said:
Pipeline Protesters Ruin Tribe’s Casino Revenue and Set Fire to Camp
The Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are being forced to abandon their camp today, and rather than allow the site to be properly cleaned up, they have decided to light it on fire:
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters conduct ceremonial burning of …
The Baker-Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans
Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche
‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ …
In his recently released and timely book, Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, author Steve Milloy says this about the Environmental Protection Agency:
The EPA has over the course of the last 20 years marshaled its vast and …
Setting the Record Straight on Scott Pruitt
The ink had not dried on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA before many in the media labeled him a “climate denier.” Like most cases of slander, this one rested on the flimsiest of reeds — lines from an …
The Surge of Migrants at the Border Never Stopped
The Surge of Migrants at the Border Never Stopped
Remember the surge of often-unaccompanied children that came across America’s southern border in the summer of 2014?
More than 52,000 unaccompanied children were caught trying to cross the southern U.S. border …
To Kill a Pipeline — Again
One of the Obama administration’s core competencies is suspending pipeline projects with no cause.
It will leave office with another notch in its belt, now that the Army Corps of Engineers has acted to block a final piece of …
Senate Blocks Repeal of an Obama-Administration Environmental Regulation
In a surprising victory for Obama’s environmental policy, the Senate voted against rescinding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) regulation curbing methane emissions, with Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, and John McCain joining the Democrats in voting Nay. McCain’…
Big ‘Green’ and Mean: A Wind-Energy Giant Attacks Small-Town America
NextEra Energy, which bills itself on its website as “the world’s largest generator of renewable energy,” is suing a tiny municipality in one of Oklahoma’s poorest counties.
In mid February, NextEra, which operates 110 wind projects in 20 states, filed …
This April 22nd won’t be your normal Earth Day. Since it was first celebrated in 1970, that date has been used to promote environmental causes. By now, the day has become a tame secular festival of tree hugging, and its …
At Last, Greenpeace Admits to ‘Rhetorical Hyperbole’
A few years ago Greenpeace and allied groups chose my company, Resolute, Canada’s largest forest-products company, to be their next victim.
They compiled a litany of outlandish assertions: We were “forest destroyers,” for example, aggravating climate change, and causing …
A Climate Scientist Is Smeared for Blowing the Whistle on ‘Corrected’ Data
Less than 72 hours after a federal whistleblower exposed shocking misconduct at a key U.S. climate agency, the CEO of the nation’s top scientific group was already dismissing the matter as no biggie. On February 7, Rush Holt, head of …
Congress Plans to Make the EPA Great Again
One of the biggest post-election winners on Capitol Hill is Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. This soft-spoken Texas Republican has become an unlikely warrior against dubious science used to justify costly federal regulations …
In a ‘Post-Truth’ Era, Greenpeace Lies to Raise Money
Free speech is one thing. It’s another to lie about a company just because you don’t like it. And environmental organizations like Greenpeace go even further — they try to raise money through pitches based on lies.
No, Scott Pruitt at the EPA Will Not Be a Threat to the Planet
On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that he will nominate Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is a Republican from an energy-rich state, so his opinions on the EPA are about what one might expect …
Standing Rock Protesters Learn that Violence Yields Results
Over the weekend, the Obama administration denied a key permit necessary to complete the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.
This overtly political decision not only ignores the facts about the Dakota Access pipeline; more dangerous, the Obama administration has rewarded the …
The EPA Shows Again That It’s an Affront to Common Sense
For decades, in administrations Democratic and Republican alike, the Environmental Protection Agency has been a paragon of waste, fraud, and abuse, a corrupt taxpayer-funded Evil Empire. “Science” there is just a tool to be manipulated in order to advance radical …