About Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president. For over 30 years, Craig has provided expertise to a wide range of government, academic, media, and industry forums. His organization, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, boasts a large grassroots membership base, features over 50 scientific and academic experts, and is widely heralded as a leader in the free market, think tank community in Washington, D.C. In addition to being a frequent guest on radio talk shows, Rucker has also written extensively and appeared in such media outlets as CNN, the BBC, USA Today, New York Times, Russia Today, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among many others. Rucker was a co-producer of the award-winning film “Climate Hustle,” which was the #1 box-office film in America during its one night showing in 2016. He also has primary responsibility for building CFACT’s “Collegians" program on more than 50 campuses across the U.S., spearheads the creation of model demonstration eco-projects in impoverished villages in Latin America and Africa, and has led delegations to some 20 major United Nations conferences, including those in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Kyoto, Bonn, Marrakesh, Rio de Janeiro, and Warsaw, to name a few. Rucker has a wife and four sons, and currently resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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 |2018-09-28T10:09:52-04:00September 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 |2018-09-18T14:09:36-04:00September 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 |2018-09-17T16:18:51-04:00September 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 |2018-09-14T22:10:40-04:00September 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 |2018-09-11T08:55:16-04:00September 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 |2018-08-29T14:47:46-04:00August 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 |2018-08-29T12:34:49-04:00August 26th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on White Eagle

Big tech bias

The Left fears level playing fields. They don't fear false information. They fear genuine facts that deflate their narratives. The big data players need to be neutral platforms respecting all points of view.

By |2018-08-14T16:44:10-04:00August 14th, 2018|Civil Rights|Comments Off on Big tech bias