About Paul Driessen

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

Boulder, CO wants oil companies to make it snow and pay it billions

Boulderites want the courts to force ExxonMobil and Suncor to pay treble damages for causing too much snow and thus floods in some years, too little snow and thus droughts and poor ski conditions in other years; multiple heat waves in some years, bitter cold in others.

By |2018-04-23T04:42:19-04:00April 22nd, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on Boulder, CO wants oil companies to make it snow and pay it billions

Those fraudulent climate litigation shakedowns

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen warns that the impending lawsuits against oil and gas companies -- created by corrupt city governments as a last-gasp hope for escaping bankruptcy -- pose grave danger for the U.S. economy should these cities succeed. Yet, says Driessen, the very premises of these suits suggests they should be thrown out of court.

By |2018-03-08T15:58:54-04:00March 8th, 2018|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Those fraudulent climate litigation shakedowns

Will Congress finally get tough on junk science?

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen exposes the unscientific shenanigans of the International Agency for Research on Cancer that are under Congressional investigation for scientific bias, secrecy, and corruption -- and how the IARC, much of whose funding is from the U.S. Congress, has arrogantly obfuscated, stalled, and even demanded immunity.

By |2018-03-05T10:50:51-04:00March 5th, 2018|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Will Congress finally get tough on junk science?

Our next energy and security crisis?

Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The U.S. was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But fracking helped cut imports to 40% and the U.S. now exports oil and gas. Today’s vital raw materials foundation also includes exotic minerals like gallium, germanium, rare-earth elements, and platinum-group metals. For the U.S., they are “critical” because they are required in thousands of applications; they become “strategic” when we don’t [...]

By |2018-02-27T01:19:52-04:00February 27th, 2018|CFACT Insights, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Dear Lord, what were you thinking?

CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen sings an ode to the benefits of federalism and other gifts from the founders in an article inspired by a jazz combo. He reports that the 2016 election was swung in "flyover country" out of a growing frustration with an ever-expanding federal government that had largely discarded the concept of federalism and was dictating too many aspects of our lives.

By |2018-02-14T00:35:05-04:00February 14th, 2018|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

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 |2018-02-10T15:43:18-04:00February 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 |2018-01-14T11:16:07-04:00January 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 |2018-01-07T15:06:17-04:00January 7th, 2018|CFACT Insights, Energy|Comments Off on The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door