About Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is president and co-founder of CFACT.

Brown fiddled while California burned

Historians have found no conclusive evidence that the Emperor Nero was playing his lyre during Rome's great fire. He wasn't even in the city. Future historians will have no problem documenting that Governor Brown and the Greens chose ideology over effective forest management, fire fighting and prevention.

By |2018-11-20T11:24:34+00:00November 20th, 2018|Environment|0 Comments

Endangered Species Act reform — About time

If you judge a public policy by its results, the ESA of 1973 is a flop. Over 2,000 species have been listed as endangered pursuant to the Act. How many have recovered? Around thirty. The ESA has, however, been incredibly effective at frustrating and delaying economic activity.

By |2018-09-28T10:09:52+00:00September 28th, 2018|Environment|Comments Off on Endangered Species Act reform — About time

CFACT Billboard — “Insane Electricity Prices Ahead!”

California's mistaken new energy law spells trouble for everyone. As business flees, the politicians in Sacramento are going to want to inflict the same burdens on the rest of us to "make things fair." This energy-wound is self inflicted. California should adopt a wiser course and others should avoid repeating their mistake.

By |2018-09-18T14:09:36+00:00September 18th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on CFACT Billboard — “Insane Electricity Prices Ahead!”

Side events with consequences

Businesses get saddled with burdensome mandates, consumers pay higher prices, and economies flounder. Even worse, such measures often take their toll on those who can afford it least – namely the poor.

By |2018-09-17T16:18:51+00:00September 17th, 2018|Climate, Energy|Comments Off on Side events with consequences

Gore calls for centrally planned civilization in San Francisco

"We have to make the decarbonization of the global economy the central organizing principle of human civilization," said former Vice President Al Gore at a San Francisco forum organized in conjunction with Governor Brown's "Global Climate Action Summit."

By |2018-09-14T22:10:40+00:00September 14th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on Gore calls for centrally planned civilization in San Francisco

Jerry Brown’s cataclysmic climate circus

They're using California's giant economy and Bloomberg's vast billions to put on a massive global warming circus called the "Global Climate Action Summit." It kicks off this Wednesday in San Francisco. CFACT will be there!

By |2018-09-11T08:55:16+00:00September 10th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on Jerry Brown’s cataclysmic climate circus

Good riddance to Obama’s energy mistake

Obama's "Clean Power Plan" was a wrong-headed mistake, guaranteed to make American power more expensive while not meaningfully cleaning anything. EPA is now working to rectify Obama’s CPP and has unveiled a replacement called the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule.

By |2018-08-29T14:47:46+00:00August 29th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Good riddance to Obama’s energy mistake

White Eagle

While the Greens have been effective at convincing certain local and provincial leaders to oppose pipelines, they have only had mixed results with indigenous peoples. The reason: Because many of these tribes are poor and in desperate need of economic development.

By |2018-08-29T12:34:49+00:00August 26th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on White Eagle
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