Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Cheap, abundant coal is key to national security, warm homes and wintertime survival By Tom Harris Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and was released on [...]

January 17, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Blatant Blue State hypocrisy

From energy and spending, to climate and debate – silencing all dissenting voices is essential Paul Driessen You’ve got to admire the full frontal audacity of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, and their union and pressure group comrades in arms. Their hypocrisy, fraud and tyranny are boundless, especially on [...]

January 17, 2018  /  No Comments ››

A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling

Tax bill provision opens ANWR, to bring more oil online and keep Alaska pipeline operating Paul Driessen Way back in 1980, Congress passed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, establishing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and making numerous other land use decisions for our 49th state. Section 1002 of the act postponed a decision on managing ANWR’s [...]

January 17, 2018  /  No Comments ››

The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door

Ex-Grassley aide will now help Big Corn and Big Biodiesel retain their mandates and subsidies Paul Driessen Yet another congressional aide is about to pass through Washington’s infamous revolving door to a lucrative private sector position. Kurt Kovarik, legislative director for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will become vice president of federal affairs for the National Biodiesel [...]

January 7, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Time to get them off our gravy train

Sue and settle schemes reward pressure groups, and hurt the rest of America Greg Walcher EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently issued a directive to end a 20-year string of “sue and settle” cases that have funneled untold millions of tax dollars to environmental organizations. Predictably, those groups and their allies have been apoplectic about it. [...]

December 22, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Global warming: Fake news from the start

Senator Tim Wirth, scientist James Hansen and others manufactured the climate “crisis” Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change because it is a bad deal for America. He could have made the decision simply because the science is false. [...]

December 20, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Keystone is anti-hydrocarbon zealotry in microcosm

Radical environmentalists prefer dangerous, inhumane, ecologically destructive alternatives Paul Driessen The Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) recently voted to approve the state’s segment of the 1,200-mile Keystone XL Pipeline. While that would appear to allow construction to move forward, more obstacles loom before KXL can finally bring North Dakota and Canadian crude oil to Texas refineries. Commissioners who voted against [...]

December 18, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Reducing Antiquities Act land grabs

Special interests blatantly misrepresent President Trump and Interior Secretary’s actions Paul Driessen Acting on recommendations by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, on December 4 President Trump significantly reduced the size of two enormous areas in Utah that Presidents Clinton and Obama had set aside as limited-access, no-development zones under the 1906 Antiquities Act. Mr. [...]

December 16, 2017  /  No Comments ››

End the ‘war on coal’

Far from being a threat, coal continues to bring health, welfare and prosperity to billions Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: theClimate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Resource Defense Council and many others. The New [...]

December 9, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast?

UN climate forecasts are consistently high … consistently wrong … and used to drive policy Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Dr. Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, summarized the problem the world faces with climate change policy:   “Would you bet your paycheck on the weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet [...]

December 6, 2017  /  No Comments ››