Forestry regulations ignite more California wildfires

CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell reports on the disastrous mismanagement of America's Western forests by federal officials and the tremendous cost in human and plant and animal life and quality of life these policies have fostered. As Rep. Tom McClintock says, "These laws have not only failed to improve our forest environment, but they are literally killing our forests."

By |2017-10-30T20:17:51+00:00October 30th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

The mouse that won’t stop roaring

Why did the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service waste over 100 million taxpayer dollars to save the Preble's meadow jumping mouse from extinction when the little critters are alive and well from Colorado to Alaska?

By |2017-04-10T15:55:11+00:00April 10th, 2017|Environment|Comments Off on The mouse that won’t stop roaring

GOP energy report card: 2015

CFACT policy advisor Marita Noon says the GOP Congress got one A, two Bs, a C, and two Ds on its energy policy report card during 2015 -- but the B for the Keystone Pipeline ought to be an F if results, not good intentions, are the basis for grading.

By |2015-12-29T03:50:59+00:00December 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|8 Comments

Western States scramble to avoid ESA listing for greater sage-grouse

First, it was the spotted owl -- a horrific decision that destroyed jobs forever despite faulty science. Then, the land grabbers at the USGS and the FWS determined that the "Gunnison sage-grouse" is a different species (not just a variety, as is the scientific reality) from the "greater sage-grouse," and so took more land out of production. Now these servants of the state (not the people) want to list the "greater sage-grouse" -- yet another taking that is facing real opposition. The Endangered Species Act as written and executed is bad law that uses bad science -- and does not adequately protect the species it claims to favor.

By |2014-12-01T15:48:05+00:00December 1st, 2014|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Western States scramble to avoid ESA listing for greater sage-grouse

Six energy policy changes to watch for in a Republican-controlled Congress

CFACT advisor Marita Noon suggests six major areas of confrontation and change now the the Republican Party controls both the House and Senate: the long-awaited (and perhaps too late) approval for the Keystone XL pipeline; a major expansion of oil and gas and minerals development on federal lands; lifting the current ban on U.S. oil and gas exports; reining in the EPA's power, especially as it applies to the proposed Clean Power Plan and the expanded Waters of the United States regulations; major reforms to the Endangered Species Act that would turn landowners from enemies to protectors of threatened and endangered species; and an end to climate alarmism as official U.S. Congress policy. Nearly all of these changes are expected to be vigorously fought by President Obama and the White House.

By |2014-11-17T15:28:17+00:00November 17th, 2014|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Workers suffer when militarized police and Big Green get together

Billionaire environmentalists have long been at war against the American people -- and hide behind federal agencies which have joyfully done their bidding. Today, however, people are awakening to this threat, and fighting back against the billionaires. As Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has written, the poor will revolt against this micro-management of the economy and the environment by rich elites.

By |2014-08-25T17:58:16+00:00August 25th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|1 Comment

U.S. Government releases predators against its own people

With pressure from environmentalists (including anti-meat activists), the federal government reintroduced the Mexican grey wolf into southern New Mexico and other areas -- to the dismay of ranchers and their families, livestock, and pets. The anti-people zealots are now demanding even greater protections for these wolves, who routinely kill other endangered or threatened species and pose genuine threats to people despite claims that wolves do not attack humans. The time is now to fight against this dangerous trend -- by submitting comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

By |2014-08-25T17:59:31+00:00August 25th, 2014|CFACT Insights|19 Comments

Carbon dioxide won’t cause famines

Dennis Avery cites the historical record of miniature ice ages that have created hard times for people, and the warming cycles that have benefited human, animal, and plant life. Indeed, Avery concludes that "misguided opposition to biotechnology, fossil fuels,and increased atmospheric carbon dioxide could very well condemn millions of people to malnutrition and starvation, and numerous wildlife species to extinction."

By |2014-05-30T16:34:36+00:00May 30th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|1 Comment

Obama Administration hides its use of bad science

Marita Noon excoriates the Obama Administration for its stonewalling on Freedom of Information Act requests -- and for its chutzpah in ignoring the law in using the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Clean Air Act to restrict access to public and private lands for farming, ranching, and energy development, and reduce the availability of affordable electricity—making essential food and power costs ever-increasing. To stop this unlawful onslaught, Noon urges citizens to utilize the Information Quality Act

By |2014-05-27T13:30:40+00:00May 27th, 2014|Media, Op-Ed Articles, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Environmental shakedown through bastardized application of science, policy, and education

Marita Noon explains how the Center for Biological Diversity, a group founded by fired federal employees, has misused the Endangered Species Act to stop development and pocket millions of dollars - and the compliant federal government is not even keeping track of tyhe money it has doled out in legal fees who file friendly lawsuits that are quickly settled to the detriment of citizens.

By |2014-05-14T14:59:43+00:00May 14th, 2014|Media, Op-Ed Articles|1 Comment

Time to reform the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act does not save endangered species very often. Instead, the law tends to have the opposite effect: anyone who spots an endangered or threatened species on his/her property has the perverse incentive to eliminate the predator who is destroying the value and use of his/her property. Reforms are in the works, but it will take a miracle to get the bill through Congress and signed by the President.

By |2014-02-11T15:10:51+00:00February 11th, 2014|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

Feds “save” spotted owls by killing barred owls

Radical environmentalists, including many who see humans as a plague upon the Earth, have succeeded in nearly totally destroying the logging industry in the Pacific Northwest, and they used the spotted owl as their primary weapon. Now the government is killing barred owls -- the spotted owl's larger cousin, the barred owl, which had been migrating westward into spotted owl territory. This is something akin to the NLRB outlawing football players over 250 pounds so that smaller, weaker would-be players have a better chance at making a team.

By |2014-01-20T10:47:52+00:00January 14th, 2014|CFACT Insights|4 Comments
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