Don’t give up America’s economic and competitive advantage

In the midst of beheadings, Russia's troop buildup inside Ukraine, and Ebola cases skyrocketing, Hillary Clinton made the claim that climate change “is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world.” How bizarre! Even in Germany, where subsidies have built a gigantic solar industry, solar produced only 0.1% of the nation's energy in the month of January. America, notes Marita Noon, has abundant coal, oil and natural gas resources that we ought not squander.

By |2014-09-09T13:25:02-04:00September 9th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Don’t give up America’s economic and competitive advantage

Workers suffer when militarized police and Big Green get together

Billionaire environmentalists have long been at war against the American people -- and hide behind federal agencies which have joyfully done their bidding. Today, however, people are awakening to this threat, and fighting back against the billionaires. As Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has written, the poor will revolt against this micro-management of the economy and the environment by rich elites.

By |2014-08-25T17:58:16-04:00August 25th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|1 Comment

Colorado Dems frack backtrack is all about November

CFACT Advisor Marita Noon points to a primary election in New Mexico as the impetus for Colorado Democrats to back away from legislation to curtail hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a measure that would hurt Colorado's economy and quite likely the chances for Democrats there to win elections this fall. Cynical? You betcha! If they should win in November, will these measures be back on the table?

By |2014-08-11T18:54:34-04:00August 11th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Colorado Dems frack backtrack is all about November

EPA goes from Environmental Protection Agency to Extremist Political Agenda

The EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan, which by setting strict limits on the life-giving gas carbon dioxide would effectively shut down coal-fired power generation in the U.S., is an unconstitutional overreach, according to CFACT advisor Marita Noon. Noon quotes Justice Scalia's decision that blocked EPA's "tailoring rule": "The power of executing laws…does not include a power to revise clear statutory terms that turn out not to work in practice.” NOTE: You can still send in written comments to the EPA regarding this job-killing, economy-killing regulation.

By |2014-08-11T09:17:25-04:00August 10th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on EPA goes from Environmental Protection Agency to Extremist Political Agenda

Congressional Budget Office: Doing its job on biofuels

Dave Juday points out that the Congressional Budget Office, created during the Nixon Administration to be a nonpartisan evaluator, is doing its job by reporting that with no changes to the renewable fuel standard, the price of diesel fuel will jump by 30 to 51 cents per gallon, with E10 gasoline prices rising 13 to 26 cents per gallon. The EPA has already admitted it needs to lower the biofuels requirement for 2014, but it is nearly August and no final action has been taken. This, Juday notes, frustrates policymakers, analysts, and most of all gasoline and diesel marketers. comending that the government make changes to the EPA's renewable fuel standard to reflect real-world

By |2014-07-23T16:16:37-04:00July 23rd, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Congressional Budget Office: Doing its job on biofuels

Australia smacks down climate lobby’s scare mongering

While many are celebrating (and others condemning) Australia's vote to repeal its carbon tax, Marita Noon points out that the country's Renewable Energy Target must also be repealed in order to reverse the 70% increase in Australian energy bills that has come from this infatuation with "Green" policies.

By |2014-07-23T17:12:53-04:00July 21st, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Australia smacks down climate lobby’s scare mongering

Attacks on carbon dioxide are political air pollution

Larry Bell finds that there is "not even a smidgen of evidence" to support the theory of climate change caused by carbon dioxide as a major threat to humanity. Indeed, an EPA internal report acknowledges that "there is no particular reason to rush into decisions based upon a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data.”

By |2014-07-15T19:14:12-04:00July 15th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|2 Comments

Supreme Court to Obama Administration: You cannot rewrite laws to achieve your political agenda

Marita Noon cites the recent Supreme Court decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as providing a cause for litigation against the EPA's proposed regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The key sentences in Justice Antonin Scalia's opinion are these: "When an agency claims to discover in a long-extant statute an unheralded power to regulate 'a significant portion of the American economy' . . . we typically greet its announcement with a measure of skepticism. We expect Congress to speak clearly if it wishes to assign an agency decisions of vast 'economic and political significance'.”

By |2014-07-14T15:22:05-04:00July 14th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|5 Comments

The PTC extension: More taxpayer dollars for green energy?

Marita Noon provides a laundry list of reasons to ignore calls from fire-breathing wind power shills who want to reinstate the wind power production tax credit -- and thus rip off the U.S. Treasury to build noneconomic wind farms that also cause health and safety problems and still rely on backup generation due to the intermittent nature of wind speed.

By |2014-07-08T17:19:17-04:00July 8th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|7 Comments

EPA harasses Americans

The EPA, claiming authority under the Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA ) of 1996, says it will adopt on August 1 a new rule that “will allow the EPA to garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order.” Robert Gordon explains how this is both wrong and dangerous.

By |2014-07-08T10:32:40-04:00July 8th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|6 Comments

Bush agencies got it right on EPA

Larry Bell recalls what Bush Administration officials said would happen if the Clean Air Act were extended to incorporate regulation of carbon dioxide -- and none of it was good. In the words of CEQ chair James Connaughton, the “case-by-case application of old regulations to an entirely new set of circumstances and parties foreshadows unrelenting confusion, conflicts over compliance, and decades-long litigation windfall for attorneys, consultants, and activists, as communities and the courts strive to sort it all out.”

By |2014-07-01T18:31:03-04:00July 1st, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|5 Comments

Overreaching federal government makes strong men weak

Long before Obama, the federal government had been conducting a war against farmers and ranchers in the West. Every new action under the Endangered Species Act, every land grab (aka National Monument designation), every effort to introduce predators into lands used for decades, even centuries, to support human activity, is an assault by rich and powerful bullies who despise the simple lifestyle these hard-working people lead. But who will stop this war against the American West?

By |2014-07-01T17:27:27-04:00July 1st, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|3 Comments

Climate change: less of a scientific agenda and more of a political agenda

In his new book, The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science, Canadian climatologist Tim Ball says his profession has been hijacked by a perverse political agenda whose chief backers have as their goal the de-industrialization of America. Maurice Strong, for example, has said that the only hope for the planet that the industrialized nations collapse, and that his job was to bring about this collapse. And the Club of Rome agreed that, "The real enemy then is humanity itself." No wonder times are hard!

By |2014-06-29T09:48:35-04:00June 25th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|7 Comments