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Oregon Supreme Court Ignores Rural Pleas And Greenlights Giant Wind Power Line

March 23, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In a long-sought victory for the Climate Industrial Complex, the Oregon Supreme Court March 9 approved construction of a 300-mile, high-voltage power line that will transmit wind energy through parts of eastern Oregon and western Idaho. The Boardman-to-Hemingway line, known as the B2H, has been in the works since 2007. […]

Illinois Town Nixes Solar Desert

March 12, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In a stunning setback for solar, the City of Pontiac, Illinois has scuttled plans to construct a solar energy project that would transform a vacant lot in town into a shiny solar desert. At an emotional Feb. 13 hearing before the City of Pontiac Planning and Zoning Board, city official […]

Giant Idaho Wind Project Runs Into Turbulence

March 5, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Plans by a New York company, LS Power, to put up as many as 400 soaring wind turbines on 76,000 acres (about 12 square miles) on federal land outside of Twin Falls, Idaho have sparked outrage among local residents and officials, as well as the state’s governor. Known as Lava […]

Greens Try Lawsuits To Thwart Nevada Lithium Mine

March 1, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Green opponents to a proposed Biden administration-backed green energy project are making a last-ditch effort in court to block construction of a lithium mine about 200 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada. Joined by an Oregon tribe, four environmental groups Feb. 21 asked Reno-based U.S. District Judge Miranda Du to temporarily […]

Illinois Town Faces Solar “High Noon”

February 3, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Will the 11,000 residents of Pontiac, Illinois truly benefit from the proposed construction of a commercial solar farm that would thrust the city into the ranks of a renewable energy producer? This question will be uppermost on the minds of people attending a Feb. 13 hearing before the City of […]

Eighteen Groups Sue Biden Administration Over New WOTUS Rule

February 1, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden administration’s effort to “clarify” federal jurisdiction over certain bodies of water under the Clean Water Act (CWA) is headed to court. At stake is an issue that has been around since enactment of the CWA in 1972: Over which “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) does the CWA’s […]

DNA Researchers Uncover Secrets Of Greenland’s Ancient Climate

December 17, 2022 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ We have long known that Norsemen settled Greenland just over a millennium ago, where for the next several hundred years they survived primarily by fishing and hunting in a much warmer climate than Greenland has today. They called their new home Greenland because this giant island in the North Atlantic […]

German Offshore Wind Is Not An Example To Follow

November 16, 2022 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ We’re supposed to learn from our mistakes, but let’s face it, as often as not we don’t. If we’re not willing to face up to our own blunders, why not take note of others’ miscues? The Biden administration is hot to trot to install giant, industrial-scale wind facilities along the […]

An Ill Wind Blows Through Colorado Farm Country

November 5, 2022 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In the popular imagination, Colorado is associated with the majestic Rocky Mountains and the bustling Mile High City of Denver. But to the east of the storied Front Range there is another Colorado, one dotted with farms, livestock, and – increasingly – wind turbines. The spread of wind turbines on […]

Self-Imposed Energy Shortage In The Northeast Will Make For A Rough Winter

October 27, 2022 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The foliage in New York and all across New England is reaching its splendid peak, a sign that winter is just around the corner. And this winter promises to be chilling in more ways than one. In addition to coping with the region’s frigid temperatures, residents will have to grapple […]

Study: If You Want To Go Green, Stick With Fossil Fuels

September 21, 2022 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ “Contrary to the claims of proponents of the Green New Deal and Net Zero, fossil fuels are the greenest fuels. First, uniquely among energy sources, fossil fuel use emits CO2, which is the ultimate source of the elemental building block, carbon, found in all carbon-based life, i.e., almost all life […]

Plan Pushes “Rewilding The American West” – Why Stop At The West?

September 17, 2022 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ A group of academics and environmentalists is proposing reintroducing wolves, beavers, and a host of other animal and plant species on broad swaths of federal land in the West, touting it as a way to mitigate drought, wildfires, and, of course, climate change. “Beyond concerns for human survival and flourishing, […]

Green Raw Deal: NC Unleashes Eminent Domain On Homes And Businesses To Make Way For EV Factory

September 6, 2022 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Residents of a quiet, rural North Carolina community are about to be yanked into the zero-emissions automotive future. Saying they are on a “tight schedule,” North Carolina officials have announced they will use eminent domain to buy and destroy 27 homes and five businesses, and will move a Baptist church […]

What Is Really Behind The Climate Agenda?

August 28, 2022 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Noah Harari, a futurist advisor to the World Economic Forum (WEF), told the forum that they must become the majority and leave the rest behind. He was saying we don’t need regular folks. We don’t need carpenters, plumbers, hairdressers, mechanics automobile workers, farmers and ranchers. They […]

Giant Idaho Wind Project In Idaho Encounters Stiff Local Resistance

August 20, 2022 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ President Biden’s “incredible transition” to what he assures us will be a clean-energy future is not going down well with residents and public officials in south-central Idaho, who are up in arms over a proposed wind power project that will have as many as 400 giant turbines marring the area’s […]

Green Energy Projects In Nevada Encounter Flak From Green Activists

August 4, 2022 by


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]