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Trampling on Coal Country families

| August 19, 2014
Trampling on Coal Country families

  Obama and EPA are determined to destroy US coal, people’s lives and welfare be damned. Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations […]

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“Climate-smart” policies for Africa are stupid, and immoral

| August 10, 2014
“Climate-smart” policies for Africa are stupid, and immoral

The US-Africa Leaders Summit is ending, with many interesting observations about the continent’s future – the most memorable of which might be Secretary of State John Kerry’s suggestion that African nations should practice “climate-smart” agriculture … to accompany the Obama Administration’s determination that they also practice “climate-smart” electricity generation. In the real world, this would […]

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Who’s really waging the ‘war on science’?

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to attacking climate scientists, the alarmist Left has the market cornered. Left-leaning environmentalists, media and academics have long railed against the alleged conservative “war on science.” They augment this vitriol with substantial money, books, documentaries and conference sessions devoted to “protecting” global warming alarmists from supposed “harassment” by climate chaos skeptics, whom […]

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Killing marine life with ethanol

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Killing marine life with ethanol

Ethanol damages your cars, small engines, food budget – and kills Gulf of Mexico animals. Ethanol and other biofuel mandates and subsidies got started when politicians bought into claims that we are rapidly depleting our petroleum, and fossil-fuel-driven global warming is boiling the planet. Hydraulic fracturing destroyed the depletion myth. It also reminds us that […]

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Greenpeace showcases its anti-human side

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Greenpeace activist confirms every negative story you’ve ever read about this activist group. It was a surreal experience. As the Heartland Institute’s hugely successful Ninth International Conference on Climate Change ended, I agreed to let Greenpeace activist Connor Gibson interview me. I’d just given a presentation on Big Green’s lethal agenda, describing how “dangerous manmade […]

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Holding Greenpeace accountable

| July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Poor countries should hold Big Green groups and directors liable for deaths, ravage they cause. Fossil fuel and insurance company executives “could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing policies to fight climate change,” Greenpeace recently warned several corporations. In a letter co-signed by WWF International and the Center for International Environmental Law, […]

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Executive fiats in the other Washington

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two western state governors intend to get low carbon fuel standards, by legislation or decree. Progressives believe in free speech, robust debate, sound science and economics, transparency, government by the people and especially compassion for the poor – except when they don’t. These days, their commitment to these principles seems to be at low ebb […]

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Fixing our dictatorial EPA

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

EPA, White House and activists must no longer deceive America and rule by executive fiat Last year, Congress enacted 72 new laws and federal agencies promulgated 3,659 new rules, imposing $1.86 trillion in annual regulatory compliance costs on American businesses and families. It’s hardly surprising that America’s economy shrank by 1% the first quarter of […]

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Hollywood’s hydrocarbon hypocrisy

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anti-fracking fervor underscores dismissive attitudes toward working classes and poor families. Several Hollywood elites were recently caught red-handed on videotape, agreeing to take money from a Middle Eastern oil sheikh for another anti-fracking movie. Their actions were shameful, but they felt no shame – only anger at the folks who caught them in the act. […]

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Just assume we have a climate crisis

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Impose job-killing policies on the assumption that we’re causing a CO2-driven catastrophe. Climate modelers and disaster proponents remind me of the four guys who were marooned on an island, after their plane went down. The engineer began drawing plans for a boat; the lumberjack cut trees to build it; the pilot plotted a course to […]

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