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Green Energy Projects In Nevada Encounter Flak From Green Activists

August 4, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Standing in the way of construction of a state-of-the-art geothermal energy plant in central Nevada is none other than the renowned Dixie Valley toad. And two proposed mines — one near the Oregon border and the other between Reno and Las Vegas –that would supply lithium for EV batteries are […]

Soros – Backed EV Plant In Georgia Ignites Stiff Resistance

March 17, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Automobile assembly plants are among the most coveted prizes politicians and business leaders can seek. A sparkling new car plant means lots of high-paying jobs, infrastructure improvements, new homes, schools. restaurants, and recreation facilities – not to mention the eternal gratitude of the community lucky enough to have landed such […]

UN Doubles Down On Climate As Putin’s Tanks Roll

March 3, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ With exquisite timing, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has seized the opportunity of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine to warn of impending doom – not from Putin’s putting Russia’s nuclear forces on high alert, but from countries failing to reduce their carbon emissions. “Climate change is […]

Giant New England Wind Farm Threatens Fishermen

February 2, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Vineyard Wind 1 Project off the coast of Massachusetts, one of the crown jewels in the Biden administration’s plans to blanket the East Coast with offshore wind farms, could wreck the region’s commercial fishing industry and is now facing a serious legal challenge from – Texas. The legal arm of […]

Small Nevada Town Fights To Keep Big Solar Out Of Its Desert

December 17, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Residents of the sun-drenched town of Pahrump, Nev., near the California border, are used to coping with rattlesnakes, gusty winds, and scorching temperatures, but now they are facing a different kind of challenge – one that threatens to destroy the character of their unique rural community: Big Solar. Eager to […]

Study Links Today’s Wildfires To Extinction Of Ancient Grazing Animals

December 4, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ By now, we all know the drill. The wildfires that have scorched millions of acres in the American West over the past decades are yet another sign of human-caused climate change. But a new study by researchers at Yale University and the Utah Natural History Museum puts forward an entirely […]

Michigan Gov. Whitmer, Biden Administration Target Another Pipeline

November 26, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden administration’s systematic dismantling of America’s fossil fuel-energy infrastructure is getting a helping hand from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D), who wants to shut down a crucial and oil and natural gas liquids pipeline, a step that would deprive the Wolverine State, Wisconsin, and eastern Canada of much-needed heating […]

Irate Farmers Blast Environmental Harm Caused By Solar Array

October 22, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Farmers in central Virginia’s Louisa County got a glimpse of the much-acclaimed green energy future – and they don’t like what they see. Instead of the clean power they were promised, they are dealing with pollution – and lots of it. Stormwater runoff from Dominion Energy’s Belcher Solar project has […]

Nevada Lithium Mine, Key To “Green” Energy, Opposed By Greens

September 29, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In a drama involving two conflicting goals of the environmental movement and the Biden administration – “saving” the planet from climate change and “saving” an endangered species — a proposed lithium mine on federal land in western Nevada may be brought low by – of all things — buckwheat. Two […]

Gone With The Wind: America’s Energy Future On Display In Europe

September 24, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As if the continuing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant and fears of being flooded by waves of Afghan refugees weren’t enough, Europe is facing another crisis: The wind isn’t blowing. Steady, reliable northwesterly winds blowing in from the North Atlantic and the North Sea were supposed to be a […]

Biden Proclaims September “National Wilderness Month,” Bad Timing, Joe

September 12, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As catastrophic wildfires continue to ravage the parched West, President Joe Biden – showing the same deft hand that enabled him to turn Afghanistan along with billions of dollars of sophisticated U.S. military equipment and an undetermined number of American citizens over to the Taliban – chose precisely this moment […]

Citizens Organize To Block Offshore Wind Projects

September 6, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden administration’s plans to erect a string of giant offshore wind-energy projects off the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts is encountering stiff headwinds from local residents who will have to deal with the economic and ecological consequences of the ruling class’s embrace of renewable energy. On Nantucket Island, Massachusetts […]

Tax Baby Tax: The Washington Post Knows How To Save The Planet

August 19, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As the company paper in the company town with the company line, the Washington Post is a reliable indicator of what the ruling class is thinking. In an Aug. 16 editorial, “Cheap Gas or Fight Climate Change,” the Post, to the surprise of no one, comes down on the side […]

Heads Up: Biden Administration Will Reimpose Disastrous “WOTUS” Water Rule

July 31, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The biggest power grab in the 50-year history of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was significantly blunted in April 2020, when the Trump administration – to the relief of rural communities across the country — rolled back the Obama-era “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule and replaced it with […]

Oregon Ballot Initiative Would End Animal Agriculture, Hunting, Fishing

July 21, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ America’s rural-urban divide is wide and getting wider. Moneyed coastal elites rarely ever miss an opportunity to show their disdain for the rubes in flyover country. Anyone doubting the depth of the discord need look no further than Oregon, where a ballot initiative would all but put an end to […]

Biden Uses Prairie Chicken As A Pretext To Throttle U.S. Energy

June 27, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ With its decision to add the lesser prairie chicken to the endangered species list, the Biden administration is using the pretext of protecting a member of the grouse family to further curtail oil and gas development on private lands in five states. Biden officials are seeking the listing of the […]

Iowans To Ethanol: Enough Is Enough

June 22, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ During his long – and not always illustrious – political career, Bob Dole was fond of telling crowds on the campaign trail: “I’m the senator from ethanol.” Dole, still with us at 98, is from Kansas, which along with Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri, and Minnesota is part of the […]

Coming Attractions: Long Lines At The Pump, High Gas Prices

May 14, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ A brawl broke out at a Raleigh, N.C.-area gas station after the driver of a Honda – desperate to acquire fuel anyway she could — cut in front of another car that had been waiting in a long line of vehicles in need of a fill-up. This breach of service-station […]

Cybersecurity Of Wind Power A Growing Concern

April 6, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden White House’s March 29 announcement that it will expedite development of offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Coast of the United States underscores the administration’s commitment to move the nation away from fossil fuels to increased dependence on renewable energy. But the prospect of giant wind turbines sprouting […]

Biden Ready To Slip Green New Deal Through The Back Door

March 24, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Green New Deal will be upon us sooner than you think. Not only is the Biden administration planning to roll out a host of climate initiatives on Earth Day (April 22, Lenin’s birthday). The White House and its allies are also in hot pursuit of regulatory means to transform […]

Green New Deal Backers Balk At Biden Fracking Ban On Federal Land

March 17, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Two of the U.S. Senate’s most enthusiastic supporters of the Green New Deal, at the center of which is the removal of fossil fuels as a source of American energy, are having second thoughts about the Biden administration’s determination to go full-speed-ahead into a glorious green future. To kudos from […]

Breaching Snake River Dams Riles Pacific Northwest

March 3, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ An Idaho congressman’s push to win congressional and Biden White House approval for removing four dams in the Lower Snake River in order to save dwindling stocks of salmon has ignited a firestorm in the Pacific Northwest. Idaho Republican Congressman Mike Simpson’s dam-removal proposal is part of a $33.5 billion […]