Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

About Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

Bonner R. Cohen, Ph. D., is a senior policy analyst with CFACT.

Appeals court overturns Obama-era ESA designation of “critical habitat” for jaguars

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals March 17 ruled that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) 2014 designation of 764,207 acres (about 115 square miles) of land in Arizona and New Mexico as “critical habitat” for the jaguar was “arbitrary and capricious” and declared FWS’s action illegal.

By |2020-03-25T20:08:46-04:00March 26th, 2020|Environment|Comments Off on Appeals court overturns Obama-era ESA designation of “critical habitat” for jaguars

State regulators, feds team up to deep-six California swordfishermen

What is being done in the name of protecting marine mammals and sea turtles from the practices of California fishermen will ironically – and predictably – benefit foreign suppliers of swordfish, many of whom operate with nary a thought of protecting endangered marine life.

By |2020-03-20T00:19:13-04:00March 20th, 2020|Economy, Regulation|Comments Off on State regulators, feds team up to deep-six California swordfishermen

White House moves to speed up approval of infrastructure projects under NEPA

Hoping to break the logjam that, for decades, has held up construction projects throughout the United States, the Trump administration Jan. 9 rolled out sweeping reforms of the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

By |2020-01-15T21:28:39-05:00January 15th, 2020|Environment, Regulation|Comments Off on White House moves to speed up approval of infrastructure projects under NEPA

Outcry spreads over Green energy projects

As fast as developers seek approval for new renewable energy projects, people opposed to having their predominantly rural communities invaded by transmission lines, wind turbines, and solar arrays mount a counterattack.

By |2020-01-03T09:12:10-05:00January 4th, 2020|Energy|Comments Off on Outcry spreads over Green energy projects