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Offshore U.S. Oil And Gas Critical To Lowering Energy Prices

January 24, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By David Holt: While most Americans have never heard of it, the Interior Department’s five-year plan for offshore energy development is essential to maintaining our basic standard of living and keeping the prices for thousands of everyday goods and services low. At a time of record inflation and sky-high […]

U.S.A. Among Nations Warning Athletes Of Chinese Cyber Mischief

January 18, 2022 by

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By Jay Maxson ~ Burner phone use by athletes at the Beijing Olympics is the order of the day. Numerous nations are warning athletes to leave their laptops and cell phones at home for fear of Chinese cyber mischief at the Beijing Winter Olympics beginning Feb. 4. Among those nations on high alert are the […]

Coal, Here Today, Here Tomorrow (Part 1)

January 18, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Robert Lyman ~ As we will most certainly convince the reader in this series of essays, we need not ever worry that coal will be eliminated as a major energy source in the US and the world. We simultaneously want to convince you that we are not talking about your grandfather’s […]

Only The Rich And Powerful Can Thrive In Lawless San Francisco

November 16, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ In “progressive” San Francisco, safety is for the rich. That’s the reality of what’s happening in the San Francisco Bay Area as bad policy and anti-police attitudes have created a haven for criminality. Like many other urban parts of America, the Bay Area has been hit with a historic surge in […]

As Russia Invests In Arctic, America Falls Behind

November 3, 2021 by

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By Daniel Kochis and Johnathan Little ~ Even though the U.S. is one of eight Arctic nations, America has not adequately invested in the region and, as a result, has not yet fully embraced its status as an Arctic power. The opposite can be said of Russia, an Arctic nation that has invested heavily in […]

Coal And Oil Continue Domination: Unexpected Demand Creates Global Energy Havoc

October 18, 2021 by

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By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ Coal is no longer the king. Era of Oil is over. Our economies will be Carbon neutral. These are some of the common claims that you might have heard or read in the mainstream media. Many people truly believe that our economies are being decarbonized and getting rid of the […]

Hydraulic Fracturing Strengthened America. Banning It Would Weaken Us

October 6, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Will the new Governor of New York uphold former Governor Cuomo’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing? There are all kinds of motivations regarding these kinds of moratoriums, and they are all illegal because they violate private property rights. How can you take the property right of the minerals in the ground […]

Lack Of American Trade Leadership Would Leave US – Australia – UK Partnership Incomplete

September 27, 2021 by

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By Anthony B Kim and Sharan Kumar ~ The recently unveiled U.S.-Australia-U.K. trilateral security partnership is intended to deepen the security ties between the three longtime allies. The new partnership has been marketed as a strategic security alliance, with the Biden administration underscoring that “[AUKUS] is a fundamental decision—fundamental—that binds decisively Australia to the United […]

Despite Controversies, We Need To Encourage Voluntary Military Service

July 3, 2021 by

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By James Carafano ~ Just in time for July Fourth, The Heritage Foundation released a citizen’s guide that encourages youth to consider serving in America’s armed forces. Voluntary military service has never been more important to keeping American democracy alive and well. It safeguards all Americans’ freedom, liberty, and prosperity. Parents might wonder, particularly now, […]

What Iran’s Failed Satellite Launch Likely Signals

July 1, 2021 by

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By Peter Brookes and Walker Venable ~ Most people probably didn’t notice the news that Iran recently attempted—but failed—to launch yet another satellite into orbit from its Imam Khomeini Spaceport. That it went unnoticed was understandable: It was unsuccessful, after all. Then again, a failed satellite launch is much less threatening than Iran’s ongoing violations […]

From The Carbohydrate To The Hydrocarbon Age

June 23, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Mark Mathis spent three years making the movie spOILed and two years taking it around the country to show it nearly 200 times in theaters. He was trying to undo the damage of George Bush’s unfortunate comment that America was addicted to oil. He was also faced with the damage […]

Coal Fired Power Dying – Not So Fast – Part Four – SteamH, The Future For Coal Fired Power

June 13, 2021 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Whenever it comes to a future for coal fired power, I am always drawn back to these two images shown below here, and while I have sized them to fit this page, if you click on each individual image, it will open on a new tab, and at a much larger […]

Newsom Silently Supports Importing Aviation Fuels To Northern California

June 2, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Desiring to make the Bay Area refineries even cleaner, at any cost to the consumer, the local Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is considering amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5 — Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units that will negatively impact the supply of jet fuel, which […]

Drilling Past Rocket Science

April 29, 2021 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ You’ve heard it countless times: “It’s not rocket science”! But rocket science has nothing on geo-science. In fact, drilling for oil and natural gas is arguably more complicated that space exploration. We’re not kidding. In the Marcellus/Utica formation a company […]

How Palm Trees Reduce Hurricane Damage And Generate Income For The Poor

April 28, 2021 by

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By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ Growing up near the lush green tropical forests of India, I’ve always had a fascination for people’s ability to use their surrounding ecosystem in beneficial ways. In academia, we call it as Ecosystem Services, i.e., an essential service that an ecosystem can offer to communities. There are a number of […]

Florida Senate Advances Voter ID, Other Election Reforms

April 28, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Florida, the nation’s third-most populous state, could join scores of other states in enacting election reforms as the state Senate advanced a bill Monday to apply the same voter ID requirements to absentee balloting as in-person voting. The proposal, which awaits action in the Florida House of Representatives, is similar to […]

Rare Earth Elements Aren’t That Rare, But They’re Vital To National Security

February 26, 2021 by

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By Maiya Clark and Ryan Williams ~ For one-third of the price of one F-35 Lightning II, the Pentagon made a key investment to ensure its supply of rare earth elements. The Department of Defense earlier this month announced that Lynas USA LLC was awarded a $30.4 million technology investment agreement under Title III of […]

COVID-19 Has Led To An Increase In Human Trafficking, Experts Say

July 29, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ The sexual exploitation of women and children has likely increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say. Groups such as Polaris and International Justice Mission work to fight human trafficking and to free the estimated 40 million victims of modern-day slavery. Their work has not slowed down during the global pandemic. Sadly, […]

Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act Has Right Focus

June 17, 2020 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ The Senate Armed Services Committee last week passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021. The bill passed by a wide bipartisan margin of 25-2. From the summary we have, it appears the bill focuses, appropriately, on great power competition. The most recent National Defense Strategy […]

US Versus China: 5 Smart Ways To Keep Pushing Back

June 7, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Foreign policy doesn’t stop for turmoil here at home. The U.S. can’t afford attention deficit disorder overseas. That is doubly true for meeting the challenge of China, the most consequential test this generation could see in its lifetime. Last Friday, President Donald Trump rolled out a number of punitive measures designed to discourage the increasingly aggressive and threatening Chinese communist regime. The action fully comports with the administration’s […]

6 Cities Where Looters Are Ransacking Minority-Owned Businesses

June 3, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Minority-owned businesses are among the worst-hit targets of looters and rioters who rampaged in Minneapolis and then other cities after a black man died in police custody, according to news reports. “Expressing grievances to our elected officials in the form of protest is a time-honored tradition,” Stacy Washington, co-chairwoman of the […]

In Responding To Low Oil Prices, Patience Is A Virtue

May 23, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Sometimes the preferred policy solution is to do nothing at all. Take the oil industry, for instance, where many of the proposals from federal and state policymakers would have done far more harm than good by distorting markets and harming consumers. America’s oil producers are by no means out of the woods […]

‘Operation Warp Speed’ Seeks COVID-19 Vaccine By January

May 16, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump on Friday announced “Operation Warp Speed,” an initiative to accelerate development of a vaccine for the coronavirus by January. The program is a joint venture by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Defense Department, Trump said. To lead the effort to find a vaccine against […]

How To Hold Beijing Accountable For COVID-19? Here’s 3 Rules To Keep In Mind

May 15, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Around the world, a lot of folks are itching to retaliate against China for its complicity in launching the coronavirus pandemic. But a thirst for vengeance seldom leads one to the wisest course of action. Revenge, after all, is a dish best served cold—or at least without the heat of passion. […]