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America First Energy Conference – “an amazing day”

New Orleans event reveals much of what has been hidden from the energy debate Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris “It will be an amazing day,” Dr. Tim Huelskamp announced at the start of the America First Energy Conference (AFEC) held August 7 in New Orleans. “You’re going to learn a lot … about so many issues – [...]

August 22, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Multilateral anti-Development Banks

USA finances prolonged poverty, misery, disease, and death through international banks Paul Driessen and David Wojick “Foreign Operations” appropriation bills now working their way through Congress supposedly provide funding to “advance U.S. diplomatic priorities overseas,” “increase global security,” and continue “life-saving global health and humanitarian assistance programs for the world’s most vulnerable populations.” The bills [...]

July 7, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Perverse, conflicted ethical systems

Radical environmentalists put people last, and destroy habitats and wildlife to end fossil fuels Paul Driessen Third Reich Forest Minister Hermann Goering was an avid hiker and ecologist who once sent a man to a concentration camp for cutting up a frog for fish bait. In 1933 he and other Nazi Party leaders enacted anti-vivisection [...]

May 20, 2018  /  No Comments ››

The double standards industry

Concerns over impacts from energy projects disappear where “green” energy is involved Paul Driessen It’s a good thing environmentalists have double standards – or they wouldn’t have any standards at all. Empire State legislators worry that anything above the current 0.0001% methane in Earth’s atmosphere will cause catastrophic climate change, and that pipelines will disturb wildlife [...]

May 18, 2018  /  No Comments ››

The ethanol gravy train rolls on

Opponents make compelling case but can’t derail or even slow this well-protected industry Paul Driessen Like most people I’ve spoken with, I have no innate, inflexible antipathy to ethanol in gasoline. What upsets me are the deceptive claims used to justify adding mostly corn-based ethanol to this indispensable fuel; the way seriously harmful unintended consequences are [...]

May 13, 2018  /  No Comments ››

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 ››

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 ››