CFACT research and commentary published in major newspapers.

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 |2017-11-16T17:35:50-05:00November 16th, 2017|Guest Insights, News, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Trump’s failing revolution

Find the cure – ignore the symptoms

West Virginia University professor James E. Smith argues that the U.S. needs more entrepreneurs and innovators, but our educational system seems bent on focusing on identifying and managing the symptoms of problems we face today rather than on solutions that address or eliminate the origin or root of those problems -- and in all too many cases, they find reasons NOT to pursue solutions that MIGHT create new problems, even when the potential for harm is tiny.

By |2017-11-13T10:53:04-05:00November 13th, 2017|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Find the cure – ignore the symptoms

Transparency critical to getting science, regulations right

CFACT science and policy advisor H. Sterling Burnett of the Heartland Institute reports that the EPA (and other federal agencies) skew the real cost-benefit numbers in promoting massive regulations. One example: While the Obama Clean Power Plan might have saved 21,000 lives (as the EPA claimed), the rules would also also resulted in from 102,500 to 164,000 early deaths. The HONEST Act hopes to correct these discrepancies.

By |2017-08-26T15:23:37-05:00August 26th, 2017|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Transparency critical to getting science, regulations right

Stop the Big Green mind-killer

Fear is the mind-killer, wrote Frank Herbert in his 1965 science fiction epic, Dune. With that melodramatic mantra as a guide, we can see how ugly, malicious and wrong the Big Green climate mafia is: It's making dead minds. Dead minds don't ask, If we give in to your fear and stop using fossil fuels, how will we meet our energy needs of today and tomorrow? (Ron Arnold attempts to "out nerd" our editor with a science fiction analogy -- Good luck with that).

By |2014-06-27T11:06:56-05:00June 27th, 2014|Op-Ed Articles|1 Comment

Obama Administration hides its use of bad science

Marita Noon excoriates the Obama Administration for its stonewalling on Freedom of Information Act requests -- and for its chutzpah in ignoring the law in using the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Clean Air Act to restrict access to public and private lands for farming, ranching, and energy development, and reduce the availability of affordable electricity—making essential food and power costs ever-increasing. To stop this unlawful onslaught, Noon urges citizens to utilize the Information Quality Act

By |2014-05-27T13:30:40-05:00May 27th, 2014|Media, Op-Ed Articles, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Environmental shakedown through bastardized application of science, policy, and education

Marita Noon explains how the Center for Biological Diversity, a group founded by fired federal employees, has misused the Endangered Species Act to stop development and pocket millions of dollars - and the compliant federal government is not even keeping track of tyhe money it has doled out in legal fees who file friendly lawsuits that are quickly settled to the detriment of citizens.

By |2014-05-14T14:59:43-05:00May 14th, 2014|Media, Op-Ed Articles|1 Comment