Paul Driessen

rss feed

Paul Driessen's Latest Posts

Still more politicized pseudo-science?

| December 15, 2014
Still more politicized pseudo-science?

The neonics and honeybees saga takes interesting, potentially fraudulent turn. Widening efforts to blame neonicotinoid pesticides for honeybee “colony collapse disorder” and other “beepocalypse” problems have taken a fascinating turn. Insisting that scientific evidence shows a clear link between neonics and honeybee population declines, EU anti-insecticide campaigners persuaded the European Union to impose a two-year […]

Continue Reading

Tell Congress, “End wind energy tax giveaways now”

| December 2, 2014
Tell Congress, “End wind energy tax giveaways now”

  There is a good chance that the Lame Duck Congress could vote as early as Wednesday, December 4, on extending huge taxpayer subsidies for Big Wind energy companies for another three, five or more years. Citizens concerned about high-cost electricity, skyrocketing government debt, and massive giveaways of hard-earned tax dollars to crony corporations should […]

Continue Reading

Needed: Accurate climate forecasts

| November 24, 2014
Needed: Accurate climate forecasts

  Focusing on carbon dioxide (because that’s where the money is) threatens forecasts, and lives Paul Driessen and David R. Legates President Obama’s agreement with China is about as credible as his “affordable care” pronouncements. Pleistocene glaciers repeatedly buried almost half of the Northern Hemisphere under a mile of ice. The Medieval Warm Period (~950-1250 […]

Continue Reading

EPA’s next regulatory tsunami

| November 17, 2014
EPA’s next regulatory tsunami

  Trillions of dollars in ozone compliance and economic stagnation costs, for fabricated benefits. Looming Environmental Protection Agency ozone regulations personify the Obama administration’s secrecy, collusion, fraud, and disdain for concerns about the effects that its tsunami of regulations is having on the livelihoods, living standards, health and welfare of millions of American families. Virtually […]

Continue Reading

Jobs, prosperity and security via oil exports

| November 10, 2014
Jobs, prosperity and security via oil exports

Ending the antiquated ban on oil exports will also spur US production and keep oil prices low. The midterm elections underscore how much Americans value energy, job and economic revival – and how much they want less Washington control of their lives, livelihoods, and dreams for their children and grandchildren. They also reflect the waning […]

Continue Reading

The Obama war on pipelines

| November 5, 2014
The Obama war on pipelines

Expedite wind and solar – but block coal, oil, gas, pipelines, jobs and economic recovery. “This is not the same industry we had 15 years ago,” Natural Gas Supply Association VP Jennifer Fordham said recently. That’s an understatement. The oil, petrochemical and manufacturing industries are also far different from those of 15 years ago. Together, […]

Continue Reading

It’s rarely about the environment anymore

| October 27, 2014
It’s rarely about the environment anymore

  It’s about slashing our energy use, free enterprise, job creation, living standards and freedoms. Back in 1970, when I got involved in the first Earth Day and nascent environmental movement, we had real pollution problems. But over time, new laws, regulations, attitudes and technologies cleaned up our air, water and sloppy industry practices. By […]

Continue Reading

Curbing Obama power grabs

| October 23, 2014
Curbing Obama power grabs

The courts and Senate provide no checks and balances. Could a Republican Senate help? You’ve got to admire the sheer audacity: Democratic Senator Mark Begich telling Alaska voters that he stood up to President Obama and fought for oil drilling and jobs in his state. Maybe he had a few chats. But he certainly knew […]

Continue Reading

We need some regulatory patriotism!

| October 12, 2014
We need some regulatory patriotism!

President Obama condemns tax inversions, but pillages America with his regulatory agenda “My policies are on the ballot, every single one of them,” he reminded voters on October 2. It’s no mystery why American companies have stockpiled over $2 trillion of overseas earnings in foreign bank accounts. If they bring it to the United States, […]

Continue Reading

RFK, Jr. wants me jailed … as a war criminal!

| October 5, 2014
RFK, Jr. wants me jailed … as a war criminal!

Perhaps he should serve time for eco-manslaughter and crimes against humanity? The “people’s climate march” was notable for the amazing energy, economic and climate illiteracy displayed by the mostly young people parading along New York City streets September 21. Their chants, rants and placards demanded that we stop climate change (that’s been ongoing throughout Earth […]

Continue Reading