CFACT research and commentary published in major newspapers.

Will California finally choose greenbacks over Green ideology?

A recent study -- Powering California: The Monterey Shale & California’s Economic Future -- found that development of oil from the Monterey Shale using hydraulic fracturing and other recovery technologies could result in (a) the creation of 512,000 to 2.8 million new jobs; (b) personal income growth of $40.6 billion to $222.3 billion; (c) additional local and state government revenues from $4.5 billion to $24.6 billion, and (d) an increase in state GDP by 2.6% to 14.3% on a per-person basis.

By |2013-06-17T15:03:07-04:00June 17th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Will California finally choose greenbacks over Green ideology?

The climate IS changing: it’s getting colder again!

European officialdom and media have more fully absorbed the implications of global cooling than their counterparts in the United States. Germany and England, where aggressive decarbonization schemes already have driven energy prices 40% to 70% higher, now consider reeling back their plans. In the U.S., global warming alarmists and some politicians dismiss the cooling as a minor pause in apocalyptic warming. The major media follow their cue and that of President Barack Obama, who recently claimed that the speed of global warming is accelerating faster than the science predicted. He might check with NOAA about the matter.

By |2013-06-16T12:11:06-04:00June 11th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|12 Comments

Sierra Club: They’re coming to take our land!

The “century-old” Antiquities Act gives President Obama the authority to designate national monument status even if there’s no actual monument erected. A national monument designation makes the locale off limits to development. President Obama has used this “emergency” designation nine times—six times in the past year. The Sierra Club wants it used more.

By |2013-06-11T10:09:00-04:00June 11th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|6 Comments

Will renewables lose their mandates?

[Monica's] electric bills run as high as $700 to $800 a month in the summer for a 1600 square foot home. “I work for the electric company,” she said. “Everything I have goes to pay my bill.” With her bills so high, Monica got behind. She’s been on a payment plan for three years and doesn’t see any hope of ever getting caught up.

By |2013-06-03T18:31:17-04:00June 3rd, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|2 Comments

“Greeny Lying Bastards” are in it for the money

“Greedy Lying Bastards producers spent nearly $2 million to complain about climate skeptic money, in yet another Big Green attack on anyone who disagrees with the climate fanatic industry which is, itself , a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that seeks to impose anti-energy policies in the name of preventing climate change.”

By |2013-04-23T16:29:38-04:00April 23rd, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on “Greeny Lying Bastards” are in it for the money

Doubletalk, double standards are SOP for America’s ruling elites

Americans must no longer ignore false realities and double standards that threaten our health and prosperity.... The examples are legion. It’s fortunate that ruling elites have double standards, or they wouldn’t have any standards at all. Legislators and regulators would never tolerate such behavior in the private sector. Citizens should no longer tolerate it in our government.

By |2013-04-18T18:09:45-04:00April 18th, 2013|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|5 Comments

Rockefeller Foundation’s anti-oil crusade targets Keystone XL Pipeline

Canadian researcher Vivian Krause wrote, “A large part of Tides Canada’s funding comes from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. These are The Big Five. They give away about US$1.2-billion every year.” In a chilling reminder, she concluded, “If these foundations decide to undermine a foreign industry, they probably can.”

By |2013-04-23T15:17:48-04:00April 18th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|1 Comment

Grotesque greedy Green land grabs

“Green grabbing involves novel forms of valuation, commodification and markets for pieces and aspects of nature, and an extraordinary new range of actors and alliances. Pension funds and venture capitalists, commodity traders and consultants, GIS service providers and business entrepreneurs, eco-tourism companies and the military, Green activists and anxious consumers, among others, find once unlikely common interests.”

By |2013-04-11T23:14:58-04:00April 11th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|11 Comments

Fitting the science to the theory on climate change!

Although “climate” is generally associated with periods of at least three decades, less than one and one-half decades following mid-1970s “scientific” predictions that the next Ice Age was rapidly approaching, the media trumpeted a new and opposite alarm…a man-made global warming crisis.

By |2013-03-20T11:40:22-04:00March 19th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Fitting the science to the theory on climate change!

Who Released The Climategate Emails And Why

Unless you happen to get all your news from the mainstream media, you will undoubtedly recognize that by “Climategate”, I’m referring here to the thousands of leaked email communications between prominent international researchers within the U.K.’s University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) network.

By |2013-03-15T16:25:35-04:00March 15th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|3 Comments

Questions for Obama’s Interior, Energy and EPA nominees

The President’s outgoing Energy and Interior Secretaries and EPA Administrator were all highly controversial, divisive figures.. The nominees to replace them have all been called “team players,” in an administration that has been decidedly anti-hydrocarbon and pro-renewable energy. They all have murky track records, and extensive ties to climate alarmist and anti-drilling factions of the environmentalist movement.

By |2013-03-13T18:27:22-04:00March 12th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|2 Comments