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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 ››

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 ››

Off to a bumbling start at Interior

If this is the kind of housecleaning and swamp draining we’re going to get, we’re in real trouble Paul Driessen Was it because there were too few senior Trump Administration officials in place to catch and stop it? Or because Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was new on the job, and had so [...]

April 9, 2017  /  No Comments ››

A serious climate opportunity

Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate? Greg Walcher For years, politicians have waged war on coal, stifled oil and gas production, and advocated carbon taxes and other extreme measures to reduce carbon dioxide, while ignoring one of the most important things they could do to [...]

March 20, 2017  /  No Comments ››

The social cost of carbon regulations

Anti-fossil fuel SCC relies on garbage models, ignores carbon benefits and hurts the poor Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte [...]

March 19, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Diogenes searching for honest policies

Renewable energy is defective solution in search of a problem, money and power Paul Driessen The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy and climate policies – as too [...]

March 5, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Science deniers in the wind industry

The human health consequences of manipulated measurements Helen Schwiesow Parker, PhD, LCP Like the tobacco industry before it, the wind industry has spent decades Helen Parkervehemently denying known harmful consequences associated with its product, while promoting its fraudulent feel-good image. Dismissing or denying the serious health impacts of industrial-scale wind turbines is wishful thinking, akin [...]

March 5, 2017  /  No Comments ››

It’s like formulating public safety policies using models based on dinosaur DNA from amber

Things are never quiet on the climate front. Paul Driessen After calling dangerous manmade climate change a hoax and vowing to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, President Trump has apparently removed language criticizing the Paris deal from a pending executive order initiating a rollback of anti-fossil-fuel regulations, to help jumpstart job creation. Meanwhile, [...]

February 27, 2017  /  No Comments ››