Burnett: Trump on energy and the environment, year 1

Heartland Institute Senior Fellow (and CFACT advisor) H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., reviews the achievements of President Trump's energy and environmental policies at the end of his first year in office, a list he says indicates "a tremendous start" -- as evidenced by the stock market, job growth, unemployment decline, business investment, and consumer confidence -- all helping to "make America great again."

By |2018-01-23T11:11:20+00:00January 23rd, 2018|CFACT Insights, Energy, Environment|Comments Off on Burnett: Trump on energy and the environment, year 1

The changing world energy economy

West Virginia University professor James E. Smith and graduate student Alex Hatch report that the United States economy has begun to grow steadily despite falling oil consumption. Moreover, worldwide energy demand dropped significantly between 2013 and 2015 and the trend is continuing despite growing world populations and expanding energy availability. They note that , worldwide (not just in today's rich countries), the only thing limiting our future progress and comity is our imagination and ingenuity.

By |2017-11-02T11:21:18+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Guest Insights|7 Comments

DC Swamp denizens strike back

Thanks to the efforts of Big Corn and other lobbyists, the American people will continue to be required to dilute their gasoline and diesel fuel (and their miles per gallon) with ethanol and biodiesel -- in increasing amounts. CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen recounts how the renewables mandates are harmful to the economy, the environment, and many of the vehicles that do not run well with these additives. One day, the people will win this war against harmful mandates -- just not this day.

By |2017-10-26T09:25:41+00:00October 23rd, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on DC Swamp denizens strike back

Dear Mr. President: Please exit Paris

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul K. Driessen -- with colleague Mark J. Carr -- explain in an open letter to President Trump five major reasons to exit the Paris climate agreement -- which was designed to cripple the U.S. economy and enrich elitists while devastating the ability of the world's poor to escape poverty.

By |2017-05-31T09:28:57+00:00May 31st, 2017|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

Congress, courts must help Trump drain EPA swamp

The Trump Administration has an opportunity to reverse overreach by the EPA and other federal agencies -- but Congress and even the Courts have a role to play, according to CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell. Indeed. even the simplest actions by the Pruitt-led EPA or the Trump Administation in general will likely be challenged in federal courts by those with vested interests in the status quo.

By |2017-04-10T14:36:56+00:00April 10th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Congress, courts must help Trump drain EPA swamp

Will climate alarmism abate as disaster fails to materialize?

CFACT advisor Larry Bell asks the rhetorical question -- Will the climate fanatics tone down their rhetoric given the lack of evidence of climate catastrophe? Indeed, though nearly every single fear-filled prediction of theirs has failed to occur, they will not be shamed into silence as long as the worldwide "science" community enjoys the financial benefits of parroting the party line.

By |2017-03-21T20:01:45+00:00March 21st, 2017|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

A serious climate opportunity

Greg Walcher, a former secretary of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, argues that forests provide the world’s greatest resource for cleaning CO2 out of the atmosphere. Rotting and fires themselves emit greenhouse gases, but atmospheric CO2 makes all plants grow faster and better and with improved tolerance to drought. Thus, it is vital that the U.S. must reverse policies that oppose logging, tree thinning, and other management necessary for healthy forests.

By |2017-03-21T16:43:27+00:00March 21st, 2017|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on A serious climate opportunity

Scott Pruitt tapped to reform EPA

Scott Pruitt's principled stands as Oklahoma's Attorney General against such follies as Obama's misnamed "Clean Power Plan" and his reasoned skepticism of climate alarmism indicate he knows the difference between radical Green ideology and genuine environmentalism.

By |2016-12-08T12:07:43+00:00December 8th, 2016|Environment|5 Comments

Now comes the hard, fun, and vital part

The election of Donald Trump provides an excellent opportunity to rein in the EPA and other federal regulatory agencies that have joyfully far exceeded their constitutional and statutory mandates and done more to stifle the growth of the U.S. economy than any other arm of government. Cleaning house at the EPA, according to CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen, will by itself do much to jumpstart the U.S. economy.

By |2016-11-12T19:35:13+00:00November 12th, 2016|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism

There has been no clearer comparison between capitalism and socialism than the two Germanys that were created at the end of World War II -- socialist/communist East Germany, under Soviet hegemony, and capitalist West Germany, with strong ties to Western Europe and the United States. Clearly, West Germany's capitalist system produced better results for its people -- and only recently have East Germans begun to prosper after many years of freedom.

By |2016-09-21T22:34:12+00:00September 21st, 2016|Guest Insights|3 Comments

GOP should seek fraud charges against Al Gore

This is the same very wealthy former Senator and Vice President Al Gore who has lobbied Congress for carbon cap-and-trade legislation which would have provided huge windfall benefits to his London-based hedge fund called Generation Investment Management (GIM) that he co-founded with former chief of Goldman Sachs Asset Management David Blood.

By |2016-07-12T02:14:12+00:00July 12th, 2016|CFACT Insights|15 Comments

Graduates face a big challenge

As they don caps and gowns, endure commencement speeches, and take their diplomas, many high school and college graduates face bleak prospects in an economy that grew a dismal 0.5% the first quarter. The United States added a meager 160,000 new non-farm jobs in April, a paltry 4,000 of them in manufacturing. First quarter 2016 averaged just 203,000 jobs per month. The labor force participation rate remains stuck at an abysmal 63% – meaning 93 million working age Americans are still unemployed. Many who are working hold multiple jobs to make ends meet, while others are toiling at temporary, part-time or [...]

By |2016-05-21T19:52:49+00:00May 21st, 2016|CFACT Insights|9 Comments

‘Green’ evangelicals disguise anti-life policies as pro-life, perpetuating suffering and death

By E. Calvin Beisner, Janice Shaw Crouse, and Austin Ruse The evangelical “creation care” movement professes to be pro-life and, for the most part, rightly so. But some creation care advocates give reason to wonder. Case in point: the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) recently launched a “Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign,” promising to “organize half a million pro-life Christians to participate” in efforts to curb pollution by demanding a switch from fossil fuels to wind and solar. It calls this campaign “pro-life” and says it will “free our children from pollution all across America with 100% clean electricity from renewable resources by [...]

By |2016-03-17T12:22:22+00:00March 17th, 2016|Energy, Guest Insights|1 Comment
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