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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 […]

Big Solar Targets Rural Communities In Washington State

February 13, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Al Gore once famously said that addressing the “climate crisis” would require a “wrenching transformation of society.” He was right. Wrenching it will be. The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is in full swing under the Biden administration. Oil, gas, and coal are out; wind and solar are […]

Woke Companies Insult Their Customers To Appease The Green

February 5, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ With his early rollout of sweeping executive orders aimed at the forced transformation of the U.S. energy sector, President Joe Biden will receive a helping hand from companies eager to be seen as thoroughly committed to saving the planet from climate change. A month before Biden was sworn in, outdoor […]

U.S. Solar Industry Itching To Import Chinese Panels

January 5, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The chief beneficiary of the incoming Biden administration’s climate agenda will be none other than the People’s Republic of China, the same outfit that brought the world COVID-19. Purveyors of renewable energy are eager to take advantage of Biden’s pledge to move the U.S. from fossil fuels to renewable energy […]

Green Buildings Are A Grinch That Will Steal More Than Just Christmas

December 31, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ With the incoming Biden administration eager to unleash a regulatory reign of terror throughout the land, people should be prepared for their all-knowing betters in Washington to make more of their decisions for them, whether its in energy, healthcare, and what they do with their disposal income (assuming they have […]

California Lawmakers Sending Fishermen To Ruin

December 12, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Small business across America have taken a major hit during COVID-19 lockdowns. While Big Box stores have been allowed to stay open and have thrived, mom and pop retailers have been forced to shut down en masse, and many will never reopen. California’s ruling elite has been as brutal as […]

Solar Desert Deep-Sixed In Rural Virginia

December 1, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ For the second time in 15 months, residents of rural Culpeper County, Virginia have risen up against a proposed massive solar array project, forcing the would-be developers to withdraw their application to put the renewable energy facility in the county’s picturesque rolling farmlands. North Carolina-based Strata Solar had planned to […]

Idaho Mine Could Bring Back Salmon And Jobs

October 23, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Who could possibly object to a project that will boost local employment, clean up waste left over from a bygone era of mining, and reduce America’s dangerous dependence on China for critical minerals? The proposed Stibnite Gold Project in Idaho is unique in that it not only promises to supply […]

Energy Independence Boosted As ANWR Cleared For Clean, Safe Drilling

August 21, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ After 40 years of fierce debate over oil and gas development in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the Trump administration Aug. 17 cleared the way for the sale of drilling leases in the refuge – perhaps by as early as December of this year. Hailed by Alaska’s governor and […]

Chinese-Owned Wind Farm In Devils River, Texas Threatens Power Grid And More

August 19, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The push for renewable energy through a mix of federal, state, and local subsidies and mandates is not only putting the U.S. at risk of becoming perilously dependent on intermittent wind and solar power for its electricity. It is also providing a glide path for a hostile foreign power to […]

Alaska’s Pebble Mine No Threat To Salmon

July 28, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The nearly two-decades-old controversy surrounding a proposed gold and copper mine in Southwest Alaska entered a new phase July 24, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), reversing an Obama-era finding, and concluded that the project “would not be expected to have a measurable effect on fish numbers” in […]

Lake Erie Wind Turbines Lethal Threat To Migratory Birds

July 4, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The steady improvement in the water quality of the Great Lakes represents one of the real environmental success stories of recent decades. But the giant inland seas’ ecosystem now faces a new threat, this one coming from advocates of renewable energy. For over a decade, the Lake Erie Energy Development […]

Climate Alarmism And Covid-19 Don’t Mix

May 21, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Of the many responses to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, none was more predictable than the effort by climate activists to exploit the crisis for their own political purposes. It was an intolerable situation. Climate alarmists suddenly found themselves relegated to the sidelines as the country confronted a real […]