Environment

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    Who needs the Paris climate agreement?

    Editors at Investor’s Business Daily explain why hubbub over U.S. involvement in the Paris climate agreement means little. When the U.S. announced last year it would withdraw from the job-killing Paris Climate Accords, it was treated by the media as a climate-change disaster. But don’t worry: The U.S.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2018
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    Investor’s Business Daily: Media ignore as US cuts emissions faster than anyone else

    Three major societal changes Americans desperately wanted in the 2000s have happened: American energy-independence, cheaper fuel prices, and lower energy emissions.
    Jon Sanders, April 23, 2018
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    Placing Earth Day in perspective

    Tim Worstall writes for the Washington Examiner about capitalism’s positive impact on the environment. Whale oil provided the lighting to read the breakthrough novel of 1870, the story of Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. That was also the year of the foundation of Standard Oil.
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2018
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    Aiming to add ‘Steyerville’ to your vocabulary

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a new effort to publicize a left-of-center billionaire’s activism. A new website aims to add “Steyerville” to the political lexicon as a term for once thriving communities that had their livelihoods stripped away thanks to efforts of environmentalist groups…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2018
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    California doesn’t like one piece of Trump’s regulatory rollback

    Tim Pearce of the Daily Caller reports on a new legal fight between the Trump administration and the Golden State. California filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday for reversing a 1995 memo establishing the “once in, always in” policy for “major” sources of emissions. EPA…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2018
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    Defending Pruitt at EPA

    Steve Milloy writes at FoxNews.com that controversial Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt should remain in his job. “I do,” President Trump said Thursday afternoon when asked by reporters whether he still has confidence in embattled Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt. And well the president should. Pruitt…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2018
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    The Russian manipulation of U.S. politics they’re not talking about

    Russia exploited American social media to try disrupt U.S. energy markets and influence domestic energy policy, targeted pipelines, fossil fuels, climate change, and other divisive issues.
    Jon Sanders, April 6, 2018
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    Carolina Journal: Wind facility’s interference with Navy radar an ongoing concern

    Carolina Journal issued a big report on the Amazon Wind Farm that finds that not only is its interference with military radar still a concern, but also the facility doesn't have the production it promised.
    Jon Sanders, April 2, 2018