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Phony “Environmental Justice” At EPA

September 25, 2014 by

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The agency’s programs will actually wreak injustice on poor and minority families By Paul Driessen ~ Secretary of State John Kerry recently called climate change “the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” The Environmental Protection Agency says it is “happening right now.” Based on these and other dubious claims, the EPA issued rules shutting […]

Increasing Clouds And Thunderstorms For Climate Alarmists

October 22, 2013 by

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Science – based analyses are gaining ground, despite bureaucratic tricks. It’s about time. By Paul Driessen and Madhav Khandekar ~ What a month it’s been. Rejecting claims of looming cataclysm, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) issued Climate Change Reconsidered-II on September 17. This report by 50 experts documents actual planetary temperature, climate […]

The Political Superstorm that Devastated New York

January 5, 2013 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ “Superstorm” Sandy killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and left millions without food, water, electricity, sanitation or shelter for days or even weeks. Our thoughts and prayers remain focused on its victims, many of whom are still grieving as they struggle with the storm’s wintry aftermath […]

Climate Change Issues

November 15, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Prepared by the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, summarizing current knowledge on climate 1) CO2 is a greenhouse gas and it has been rising steadily. How can you deny global warming? The Earth has warmed – and cooled – over the past 50 years. We’ve also experienced periods of “unusual” weather […]

Fractured Fairy Tales

November 7, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Greens hate natural gas and fracking, but costly, parasitic wind energy can’t live without it. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have boosted shale gas production from zero a few years ago to 10% of all US energy supplies in 2012, observes energy analyst Daniel Yergin. Fracking has also increased US oil […]

Perverse Environmentalist Oil Sands Ethics

October 28, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The duplicity and hypocrisy of environmental pressure groups seem to be matched only by their consummate skill at manipulating public opinion, amassing political power, securing taxpayer-funded government grants, and persuading people to send them money and invest in “ethical” stock funds. In the annals of “green” campaigns, those against biotechnology, DDT […]

Government Of, By And For The EPA

September 19, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Seven score and nine years ago, President Lincoln resolved to take increased devotion to ensuring that government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the Earth. Yet, today, our lives are determined not so much by We the People, as by a distant central […]

Our SimCity Government

August 29, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen and David R. Legates ~ Back in 1983, during the information processing Cretaceous Period, Maxis developed a new genre of educational, yet entertaining computer games. The latest version will be released next year. SimCity allows players to build virtual cities by zoning land, adding buildings to enhance the needs and desires of […]

Voting for Wildlife Extermination

August 5, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The latest justification for extending the industrial wind electricity production tax credit (PTC) is that we need an “all of the above” energy policy. The slogan falls flat, even when it’s expanded to “all of the above and below” – which is rarely the case with radical environmentalists and “progressive” politicians, […]

Caught in a Green Crossfire

July 18, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ President Obama has waged war on fossil fuels for three and a half years – and American consumers and families are caught in the green energy crossfire. They are getting hit with higher energy prices, dismal employment prospects and a floundering economy, as billions go to unfriendly overseas countries for oil […]

Rio+20 Is Greatest Threat to Biodiversity

June 25, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen and David Rothbard ~ The UN Conference on Sustainable Development is underway in Rio de Janeiro. This time, 20 years after the original 1992 Rio “Earth Summit,” thousands of politicians, bureaucrats and environmental activists are toning down references to “dangerous man-made climate change,” to avoid repeating the acrimony and failures that characterized […]

“Sustainable Justice” = Redistribution of Scarcity

June 23, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen and Duggan Flanakin ~ Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that his Administration would “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”  He gave a clue to exactly what he had in mind when he told now-congressional candidate Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher: “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Not necessarily […]

America’s Actual Health and Welfare Crisis

June 8, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says we face grave threats to human health, welfare and justice. She’s absolutely right. However, the dangers are not due to factory or power plant emissions, or supposed effects of “dangerous manmade global warming.” They are the result of policies and regulations that her EPA is imposing […]

Time to Terminate Big Wind Subsidies

May 12, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Unprecedented! As bills to extend seemingly perpetual wind energy subsidies were again introduced by industry lobbyists late last year, taxpayers finally decided they’d had enough. Informed and inspired by a loose but growing national coalition of groups opposed to more giveaways with no scientifically proven net benefits, thousands of citizens called […]

EPA’s E-15 Ethanol Plan: Bad for Pocketbooks, Environment, Energy Policy

April 26, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The Obama Administration’s anti-hydrocarbon ideology and “renewable” energy mythology continues to subsidize crony capitalists and the politicians they help keep in office – on the backs of American taxpayers, ratepayers and motorists. The latest chapter in the sorry ethanol saga is a perfect example. Bowing to pressure from ADM, Cargill, Growth […]

‘Greenbacks’ Energy Boondoggles versus Real Energy

April 18, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Having had it with $4-per-gallon gasoline and the Obama Administration’s squandering billions of taxpayer dollars on phony “green” energy schemes, angry voters have told their senators “Enough!” Their calls provided sufficient spinal implants in enough senators to defeat three proposals to extend the wind energy “production tax credit” (PTC). The credit […]

Hunting for Scapegoats Won’t Lower Pump Prices

March 22, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ When President Obama took office, regular gasoline cost $1.85 a gallon. Now it’s hit $4.00 per gallon in many cities, and some analysts predict it could reach $5.00 or more this summer. Filling your tank could soon slam you for $75-$90. Winter was warm. Our economy remains weak. People are driving […]

That Jobs Thing Sure Didn’t Last Long

February 11, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ President Obama “is focused like a laser on putting people back to work,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) assured us last fall – echoing repeated statements by President Obama and Administration officials who “can’t wait” for Congress or others to take action and create jobs. The jobs thing didn’t last long, […]

Charles Manson Energy

January 20, 2012 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ “… gleaming white wind turbines generating carbon-free electricity carpet chaparral-covered ridges and march down into valleys of Joshua trees.” This is “the future” of American energy – not “the oil rigs planted helter-skelter in [nearby] citrus groves,” nor the “smoggy San Joaquin Valley” a few miles away. The Forbes article’s poetic […]

American Energy Can Jump-Start U.S. Recovery

December 17, 2011 by

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By Paul Driessen Our nation’s economic growth may finish an anemic 2% on the year. Faced with looming taxes and regulations, few companies are expanding, hiring or buying equipment. More than 14 million Americans are unemployed, excluding the nearly 9 million who have been forced to take part-time jobs, or the 2.5 million who’ve given […]

Scandal and Insanity at Penn State, Durban and the IPCC

December 12, 2011 by

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By Paul Driessen In a repeat of Copenhagen, on the eve of the Durban climate change gabfest, someone released another horde of emails from alarmist climate researchers, including Dr. Michael Mann, whose infamous “hockey stick” was headlined in the 2001 IPCC report to justify the Kyoto agreement and demands that nations slash fossil fuel use […]

Electricity, Parks and Progress for Chile

November 12, 2011 by

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By Paul Driessen Progress improves lives. It brings better, cleaner, more energy efficient technology. It reduces poverty and improves working conditions, health, nutrition, living standards and social equity. It generates revenues to pay employees, churches and taxes, support government programs, and protect the environment. There can be no progress without investors, inventors, innovators and businessmen […]

Delaware’s Very Own Solyndra

September 28, 2011 by

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By Paul Driessen and John Nicholls Delaware’s political establishment thinks First State electricity consumers should subsidize the manufacturing of super-sized fuel cells, under the auspices of California-based Bloom Energy, to replace natural gas and coal-fired power plants in generating electricity. The politicos want to build a factory in Newark, where rail service is available to […]

Climate Prostitutes, Charlatans and Comedians

August 25, 2011 by

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By Paul Driessen Put these guys on Comedy Central. Put ‘em in an asylum … a mandatory restitution program … jail perhaps … or a witness protection program, if they turn state’s evidence on other perpetrators. But keep them away from our money – and our energy, economic, healthcare and education policies. Climate prostitutes, parasites […]