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Biofuel justifications are illusory

It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero Paul Driessen The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used to say, is a government program. Those who benefit from a program actively and vocally defend it, often giving millions in campaign cash to politicians who [...]

July 30, 2017  /  No Comments ››

The crisis of integrity-deficient science

Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science Paul Driessen The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release and falsification has reached crisis proportions. In just the past week: Duke University admitted that its researchers had falsified or fabricated data that were used to get $113 million in EPA grants – [...]

July 10, 2017  /  No Comments ››

We should be glad the US is out

States that claim they’re committed to Paris do nothing for the climate and ill serve their citizens Paul Driessen and David R. Legates Ten states, some 150 cities, and 1,100 businesses, universities and organizations insist “We are still in” – committed to the Paris climate agreement and determined to continue reducing carbon dioxide emissions and preventing climate [...]

June 30, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Advancing scientific integrity on bees

Putting a beehive at the VP’s residence could spur people’s understanding of bee problems Paul Driessen Second Lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently teamed up to install a honeybee hive on the grounds of the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. This will serve as a “great example” of what [...]

June 19, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Exiting the Mad Hatter’s climate tea party

Trump was 100% right (not just 97%) to show real leadership and walk away from Paris Paul Driessen I can guess why a raven is like a writing-desk, Alice said. “Do you mean you think you can find out the answer?” said the March Hare. “Exactly so,” said Alice. “Then you should say what you mean,” the [...]

June 5, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Dear Mr. President: Please Exit Paris

Dear Mr. President: Please Exit Paris Are you are still wondering whether to Exit Paris? Overseas and US officials, environmentalists and bureaucrats urge you to Remain. But you promised voters you would Exit. Please keep your promises. Exit Paris isn’t about the environment. It’s about letting us utilize our fossil fuel energy to create jobs, rebuild [...]

June 1, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Nipping a legal problem in the bud

Consult with all affected parties, to ensure informed endangered species and pesticide policies Paul Driessen One of my recent articles predicted that the Fish & Wildlife Service’s endangered species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee would lead to its being used to delay or block construction projects and pesticide use on hundreds of millions of acres of US farmland. The [...]

June 1, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits Paul Driessen President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review is long overdue. The act was [...]

May 14, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Refocusing a Chicago water summit

Proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems Paul Driessen President Trump’s proposal to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1-billion budget by $1.6 billion was cut to an $80-million trim in the omnibus spending bill. However, the EPA funding and staff controversy will undoubtedly resume during the next budgetary [...]

May 7, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Ignorance, intolerance, violence

Using junk science marches, ignorant professors, resistance and violence to drive public policy Paul Driessen Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid it all, University of Michigan history [...]

May 1, 2017  /  No Comments ››