• New Maryland governor to scuttle predecessor’s anti-farm regs

    Farmers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are breathing a sigh of relief on news that newly sworn-in Gov. Larry Hogan (R) plans to scrap regulations targeting agricultural runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. Hogan’s announcement came as outgoing Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) was scrambling to get the regulations finalized before leaving office Jan. 21. “The first fight […]

  • Get NASA out of the climate alarm business

    CFACT Advisor Dr. Larry Bell reports that the highly publicized claim by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies is bogus — that other studies, for example, work done by the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project, come to very different conclusions about the significance of the GISS findings, and others have questioned GISS director Gavin Schmidt about why his team ignored very accurate satellite data which have been available since 1979. Schmidt, of course, declined to answer, and now major media outlets are backtracking from their original reporting.

  • NASA keeps telling “warmest” lies

    Alan Caruba slams NASA for becoming a non-factor in the exploration of space and instead allowing itself to be used as a mouthpiece for the global warming movement. While spouting off that 2014 was the warmest year ever (in modern times, of course), NASA calmly forgot to note that it used only surface temperatures (with many rural data stations missing and others corrupted in heat islands) rather than the more accurate satellite measurements to make its determinations. Fortunately, the real facts are much more readily available today — including at the upcoming 10th annual l International Conference on Climate Change in June.

  • U.S. light dimmed with Obama energy policy

    Energy policy analyst Marita Noon, a CFACT advisor, points out that India has no intention of kowtowing to political correctness in developing its energy sector. Instead, “India rejects arguments by Green activists that it must move away from coal energy, saying the alternative would be to keep its citizens in poverty.” Meanwhile, President Obama is intent on creating energy poverty in the U.S. through a regulatory assault on coal, oil and gas, and other conventional energy producers — on top of his intention to veto legislation authorizing the Keystone pipeline. Should he get his way, Americans will be anticipating blackouts and brownouts and higher energy prices across the board to go along with the energy shortages his policies are sure to create.

  • Virginia land trust’s transgressions draw legal, legislative scrutiny

    The once-respected Piedmont Environmental Council has been shamed by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and Virginia Assistant Attorney General Richard Mahevich for misdeeds surrounding its sale of Liberty Farm to organic farmer Martha Boneta. The PEC had inserted language into an easement agreement with Ms. Boneta and the VOF that benefitted PEC member Phil Thomas, who then took various actions against Ms. Boneta in a blatant attempt to force her to abandon the property she had turned from a dump into a profitable operation. Now the Virginia legislature is considering legislation to curb the power of land trusts.