Paul Driessen

About Paul Driessen

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for CFACT and author of Cracking Big Green and Eco-Imperialism: Green Power - Black Death.

Lease the OCS – to benefit all Americans

As CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen explains, federal revenues from offshore drilling fell from $18 billion in 2008 to just $2.5 billion in 2016 thanks largely to Obama era policies while state revenues from closer-in rigs went up. The Trump-Zinke proposal would open federal waters (outside the 3-mile limit) to drilling, with huge potential revenues and contributions to national security. The planning and evaluation process, Driessen argues, should not be impeded.

By |2018-02-10T15:43:18+00:00February 10th, 2018|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Lease the OCS – to benefit all Americans

Blatant Blue State hypocrisy

Blue State residents are turning blue from the cold that their solar heaters and wind turbines cannot rescue them from -- but Blue State politicians insist on blaming fossil fuels for making their residents cold (global warming actually means colder winters, right?). CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen points out the hypocrisies of the leftists who seek to win through censorship of factual information and opinions not in alignment with their fantasized story lines about climate and more.

By |2018-01-14T11:16:07+00:00January 14th, 2018|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door

CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen pulls no punches, calling today's ethanol and biofuels mandates and subsidies a fascistic scheme that harms both the economy and the environment and does nothing to conserve domestic energy while doing a lot to stifle economic growth. He urges the swift repeal of ethanol and biofuels mandates.

By |2018-01-07T15:06:17+00:00January 7th, 2018|CFACT Insights, Energy|Comments Off on The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door

Confiscating private land for frogs

CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen warns that a pending Supreme Court case could leave property owners at the mercy of federal bureaucrats who would have absolute authority to order them to renovate their property to welcome endangered species -- at their own expense, even if the species was not native to the property.

By |2018-01-04T12:09:52+00:00January 4th, 2018|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Confiscating private land for frogs

A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling

CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen extols the benefits of the opening some 2,000 acres of the huge Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to exploration and drilling for oil and gas. The potential for the region is at least 15 billion gallons of oil a year - more than enough to keep the Trans-Alaska Pipeline up and running for a long time to come.

By |2017-12-31T03:28:45+00:00December 31st, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

Reducing Antiquities Act land grabs

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen recounts the damage done to the Utah economy by the rash designations of huge portions of the state as national monuments -- and the efforts by the current administration to roll back these designations to only the amount of land necessary to protect national treasures -- and leaving the rest of the land under more permissive management structures.

By |2017-12-16T19:51:51+00:00December 16th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

Keystone is anti-hydrocarbon zealotry in microcosm

CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen laments the long, arduous battle to open the Keystone XL pipeline -- an action that would eliminate the need for 1,225 railroad tanker cars per day (450,000 per year) or 3,500 semi-trailer tanker trucks daily (1,275,000 annually) that currently transport oil to refineries, saving lives and costs and creating jobs in rural America. Driessen also recounts the many ways that fossil fuels enrich humanity -- from feed stocks for paints, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and other products to powering the manufacturing centers that create computers, smart phones, healthcare technologies, vehicles, and batteries.

By |2017-12-15T11:28:28+00:00December 10th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

UN agency to Congress: Drop dead

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen weighs in on the attempt by the International Agency for Research on Cancer to shut down sales and use of glyphosate despite numerous studies showing that the world's most commonly used herbicide does not cause cancer. Indeed, Driessen notes, even the process by which the IARC made its determination is fatally flawed.

By |2017-12-03T19:42:30+00:00December 3rd, 2017|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Sharing our blessings

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen wishes the entire world a happy time of thanksgiving -- for the fossil fuels, hydroelectric power, and other contributions to reliable, affordable energy that has powered a dramatic shift in life expectancy and standards of living and world health, lifting billions out of poverty. He further challenges us to extend these blessings to the billions who even today lack the blessings of energy, in part because of elitist, eco-imperialist refusal to underwrite the financing of anything but renewable energy that is unreliable, expensive, and only in some cases the best (short-term) option.

By |2017-11-26T10:43:49+00:00November 26th, 2017|CFACT Insights|13 Comments

Nebraska approval means Keystone will finally be built – or not

In an article published in The Hill, CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen reports that the 3-2 vote by the Nebraska Public Service Commission to approve a new route through the state for the long-delayed Keystone Pipeline may or may not signal completion of the pipeline is near. Read the excerpt here, and the full article in The Hill.

By |2017-11-22T16:45:38+00:00November 22nd, 2017|CFACT Insights, Energy|1 Comment

Virginia goes Don Quixote

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen, a Virginia resident, laments the direction that newly elected Governor Ralph Northam is taking the people of the state -- into restrictions on carbon dioxide that include cap-and-trade emissions buying and selling -- and other foolish schemes that will harm the poor and lower middle classes the most and do little or nothing to change the Earth's climate.

By |2017-11-18T20:55:34+00:00November 18th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

Taxpayers forced to fund anti-chemical activism

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen recounts how the National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences has colluded with radicalized international agencies, anti-chemical pressure groups, and trial lawyers to undermine the U.S. regulatory process. Congress is now investigating and may sanction the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Italy's Ramazzini Institute, and other fear mongers who have sabotaged sound science with spurious claims backed by lawsuits.

By |2017-11-15T11:21:39+00:00November 17th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Taxpayers forced to fund anti-chemical activism

Renewable energy – by royal decree!

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen exposes the shame of the city leaders in St. Louis, Missouri, who have sought to deflect from the city's poor reputation for violent crime, high school graduation rates, and overall quality of life by declaring the city MUST transform its power base from 1.5% wind and solar today to 100% wind and solar within the next 18 years. The staggering cost of such a transformation, assuming it can even be done, will be borne by the very people who suffer from high crime, low-performance education, and a sense of hopelessness in the face of arrogant posturing.

By |2017-11-06T12:40:36+00:00November 6th, 2017|CFACT Insights, Energy|3 Comments
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