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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 ››

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 ››

Sharing our blessings

This Thanksgiving we should give thanks for fossil fuels – and promote them for rest of world Paul Driessen This Thanksgiving weekend is a good time to express our gratitude for the jobs, living standards and life spans we enjoy today – largely because of abundant, reliable, affordable energy, 83% of it still because of fossil [...]

November 25, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Virginia goes Don Quixote

State will defy Trump, double down on renewables and CO2 reductions – and hurt poor families Paul Driessen Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor’s race when his party announced it would impose a price on greenhouse gases emissions, require a 3% per year reduction in GHG emissions, and develop a cap-and-trade scheme requiring polluters to [...]

November 18, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Avalanches of global warming alarmism

UN climate cataclysm predictions have no basis in fact and should not be taken seriously Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Throughout the United Nations Climate Change Conference wrapping up in Bonn, Germany this week, the world has been inundated with the usual avalanche of manmade global warming alarmism. The UN expects us to believe [...]

November 15, 2017  /  No Comments ››

The changing world energy economy

Ingenuity and efficiency are reducing links between economic growth and energy consumption James E. Smith and Alex Hatch In recent years, particularly in the United States, we have seen substantial a change in public opinion regarding the production and distribution of energy, as well as its associated costs in the marketplace. A good deal of [...]

November 2, 2017  /  No Comments ››