• WOTUS: Court blocks EPA water rule

    At the eleventh hour a federal court ordered an injunction blocking EPA’s water rule.

    EPA was defiant. EPA bureaucrats declared that they will only halt the rule in the 13 states that requested the injunction.

  • Oil’s down, gasoline isn’t. What’s up?

    CFACT contributor Marita Noon points out that the recent drop in crude oil prices has not been felt at the gasoline pump, largely thanks to unplanned shutdowns at numerous aging refineries that — thanks to counterproductive government regulations — cannot be replaced or even significantly upgraded at any reasonable cost. Indeed, the last time anyone built a new oil refinery in the U.S. was 1977.

  • Catastrophic wildfires in the West

    Bureaucrats placed in charge of “public” lands — largely in the Western U.S. — are rewarded for poor management and punished for good management that might lower the cost to the public. They get further incentives toward mismanagement as a result of federal laws and regulations and the

  • Climate Crisis, Inc. has become a $1.5 trillion industry

    The annual revenue of the Climate Crisis & Renewable Energy Industry has become a $1.5-trillion-a-year business! That’s equal to the annual economic activity generated by the entire US nonprofit sector, or all savings over the past ten years from consumers switching to generic drugs. By comparison, nues for much-vilified Koch Industries are about $115 billion, for ExxonMobil around $365 billion.

  • Property owners stand up to National Park Service bullying

    Tom and Kathy Stocklen fought the National Park Service for over 40 years and retired with their property intact, despite repeated efforts, even threats, by NPS bureaucrats to take their land in Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes Natioanl Lakeshore. Curiously, the NPS has recently ended four decades of dredging the Platte River, where the Stocklens placed their canoes, for safe navigation. Clearly, Washington thinks that landowners are public nuisances.

  • America’s big ‘green’ wrecking machines

    CFACT contributor Mary Kay Barton shows how wind farms re in reality tax farms that squeeze local residents out of tax dollars as they dramatically reduce the value of the farms in communities that were doing quite well before some of their elected officials sold out to gain fame and fortune from wind developers. Worse, wind projects are designed to lose money over their lifetimes, even without factoring in that actual lifetimes are about half of promised lifetimes.

  • Climate statism: Science, poverty, free speech at Issue

    “Over the past three decades, fossil fuels helped 1.3 billion people get electricity and escape debilitating energy poverty – over 830 million because of coal. However, 1.3 billion people (the population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe combined) still do not have electricity…. That is why climate change is a “critical moreal issue.” Scientists […]

  • Singin’ the blues for Gina “Old Yellowstain” McCarthy

    There’s a fun little interlude in “The Caine Mutiny” during which a young ship’s ensign sings “The Yellowstain Blues” to honor Captain Queeg’s incompetence.

    Here it is for 2015’s “Old Yellowstain,” Gina McCarthy, whose EPA released the contaminants that turned the Animas River yellow.

  • The agency that contaminated the Animas River is about to start regulating water that may be in your backyard

    Unless a federal judge issues a preliminary injunction, the definition of the “Waters of the U.S.” will change on August 28—giving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate the water in your backyard (even the water that might be in your backyard due to a heavy rain). Even, according to West Virginia Attorney […]

  • The EPA’s green attack on red states

    The final Clean Power Plan rule actually allows California to INCREASE its carbon dioxide emissions, while forcing Kentucky and other states to cut theirs by over 40%. Some have called the Obama plan an attack on coal — others wisely see it as a power play to crush anyone who dares oppose the elitist central government. The answers may lie within the federal court system — or direct confrontations with Washington.

  • EPA’s gross negligence at Gold King

    On August 5, an Environmental Restoration company crew, supervised by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials, used a backhoe to dig away tons of rock and debris that were blocking the entrance portal of Colorado’s Gold King Mine, which had been largely abandoned since 1923. Water had been seeping into the mine and out of its […]