News and analysis from CFACT

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

Time to get them off our gravy train

Greg Walcher, President of the Natural Resources Group, lauds the recent decision by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to end two decades of the scurrilous "sue-and-settle" scam run by EPA for the benefit of environmentalist plaintiffs and the policies some EPA officials wanted but could not get regulatory authority to accomplish.

By |2017-12-24T02:16:16+00:00December 24th, 2017|Environment, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Time to get them off our gravy train

Global warming: Fake news from the start

Canadians Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition trace the history of the "global warming" scam, which is founded on equating carbon dioxide with carbon to give the public an image of carbon dioxide as "dirty." They cite both Canadian and American politicians and scientists who have advanced this false narrative.

By |2017-12-20T11:45:31+00:00December 20th, 2017|Guest Insights|30 Comments

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

Cosmic collisions shed new light on the universe

CFACT advisor Larry Bell shares colossal information about the universe that has been uncovered by astronomers -- notably, that the collision of two neutron stars also released visible light which was observed by Earth-based telescopes, and that instruments in two different states first detected a gravity wave emanating from the collision of two gigantic black holes.

By |2017-12-11T14:14:49+00:00December 11th, 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

End the ‘war on coal’

New Zealander Bryan Leyland and Canadian Tom Harris, both of the International Climate Science Coalition, argue that the United States is setting a bad example and harming its own people -- and those in developing nations -- by continuing the EPA's war on coal, nuclear energy, and natural gas. Wind and solar have major problems with reliability, cost, and adverse health and environmental impacts that their proponents gloss over, whereas emissions from modern, highly efficient coal-fired power plants with stack gas cleanup consist almost entirely of water, CO2, and nitrogen.

By |2017-12-08T21:06:28+00:00December 8th, 2017|Guest Insights|8 Comments

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

Trump’s failing revolution

Scot Faulkner assesses the Trump Administration, noting that the President has failed to bring on board people who would actually carry out his agenda and instead has surrounded himself with Never-Trumpers whose goal is to block his agenda.

By |2017-11-16T17:35:50+00:00November 16th, 2017|Guest Insights, News, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Trump’s failing revolution
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