CFACT research and commentary published in major newspapers.

Will natural gas replace diesel for the U.S. trucking industry?

It appears evident that our nation’s abundant supply of natural gas in combination with practical advantages afforded most particularly for LNG long-haul trucking applications will continue to become more and more attractive over time, expanding the infrastructure and driving down vehicle production costs through economies of scale.

By |2012-11-27T16:17:25-05:00November 27th, 2012|Media, Op-Ed Articles|1 Comment

EPA charged with lethal experiments on hundreds of unsuspecting subjects

A suit filed in federal court charges the Environmental Protection Agency with conducting illegal and potentially lethal experiments on hundreds of financially needy people who were paid $12/hour without even informing them of risks. Based upon thousands of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, procedures undertaken since 2004 and continuing through the Obama administration exposed subjects at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine to very high levels of toxic air pollutants.

By |2012-11-14T17:57:48-05:00November 14th, 2012|Op-Ed Articles|4 Comments

The next environmental battlegrounds

When American voters reelected President Obama, they also returned his EPA, Interior and Energy Departments, and wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation. This will mean not only cementing Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, higher taxes, and rampant spending. It will also bring more disputes over energy and environmental regulations, the vanguard of Mr. Obama’s determined campaign to eliminate hydrocarbons that power our economy and embrace more “green” energy. The conflict will be fought primarily on six battlegrounds.

By |2012-11-16T16:47:21-05:00November 9th, 2012|Op-Ed Articles|7 Comments

Will the election continue to give our fossil energy industries a Big Bird?

There’s a lot more at stake for America on November 6th than Sesame Street or free contraceptives for female grad students. Like, for example, whether or not anti-carbon regulatory obstructionism based upon flawed science and crony politics will continue to escalate energy costs, kill jobs, and sabotage success-proven free market competition.

By |2012-10-26T15:54:58-04:00October 26th, 2012|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Will the election continue to give our fossil energy industries a Big Bird?

Time to pull the plug on electric car hype

Why is the market now dead for the award-winning Chevy Volt and its cousin, the Nissan Leaf? The answer is simple: battery life and battery cost. As one observer put it, the 1902 Studebaker got 40 miles to a charge, and today’s Chevy Volt can go maybe 50 miles before its much more expensive batteries run out of juice and your back to the fossil fuel engine.

By |2012-10-24T14:46:55-04:00October 23rd, 2012|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|2 Comments

California’s bankrupt Green energy economy is Obama EPA’s model for the nation

This article by CFACT advisor Larry Bell originally appeared as an op-ed in Forbes on October 16, 2012. [divider] Beware of the warning that “where California goes, so goes the nation,” particularly when it comes from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Speaking in October, 2009 at the Governor’s Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles, she touted the fact that climate change regulations involving national fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards have their “roots” in California, and that the rest of the United States is finally “catching up with what’s happening [there].” Please, say it ain’t so! While gasoline prices have doubled since [...]

By |2012-10-18T11:32:42-04:00October 16th, 2012|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on California’s bankrupt Green energy economy is Obama EPA’s model for the nation

Wind energy’s bird and bat butchery

By Craig Rucker and Paul Driessen This article originally appeared in the National Journal. In 2009, the federal government fined ExxonMobil $600,000 for the unintentional deaths of 85 birds in five states during a five-year period. Meanwhile, well over 500,000 birds and countless bats are killed annually by wind turbines, according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and other experts. The slaughter “could easily be over 500” golden eagles a year in our western states, says Save the Eagles International biologist Jim Wiegand. Bald eagles are also being butchered. The two species body count could soon reach 1,000-per-year. Supposedly [...]

By |2012-10-17T11:14:26-04:00August 8th, 2012|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|2 Comments

Washington Times: Rio+20’s expensive wish list

The NGO Major Group Organizing Partners have finalized their key document for the Rio+20 Summit. "The Future We Want” outlines the common vision for “sustainable development” throughout the planet sought by those nongovernmental organizations - mostly social and environmental activist groups. There are many noble sentiments in its 283 statements. There also is much that raises serious concerns. “Sustainable,” “sustainability” and “sustainable development” appear in the text an astounding 390 times. Like “abracadabra,” these amorphous words are supposed to transform even corrupt societies into Gardens of Eden under United Nations auspices. They will use less, pollute less, be sustainable, get along and save species and the entire planet from their worst enemy: human beings.

By |2012-12-19T10:37:01-05:00June 24th, 2012|CFACT Insights, CFACT TV, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Washington Times: Rio+20’s expensive wish list

Agenda-driven ‘science’ at EPA

By Paul Driessen and Willie Soon This article was originally published in the Washington Times on February 3, 2012. In December 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency released new Clean Air Act “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.” Once again, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson touted the supposedly huge benefits of controlling emissions of mercury (Hg) and other air toxics from U.S. coal- and oil-fired power plants (or electric generating units, EGUs). The people of Idaho may welcome this new rule, since EPA’s miraculous modeling machine has promised to prevent “six premature deaths” and create “up to $54 million” in health benefits [...]

By |2012-10-19T17:05:48-04:00February 3rd, 2012|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Agenda-driven ‘science’ at EPA

U.S. nuclear plants still dependable

The headlines this week deal with the North Anna nuclear plant in Virginia and the earthquake that struck nearby. Earlier in the summer, it was the Fort Calhoun and Cooper nuclear plants in Nebraska and the encroaching Missouri River floodwaters. Before that it was Japan’s earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear complex.

By |2012-10-25T11:57:57-04:00August 25th, 2011|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on U.S. nuclear plants still dependable

Milloy: Show us the bodies, EPA

A friend of CFACT, Steve Milloy, recently had an op-ed published in the Washington Times decrying the EPA's use of phony death statistics in its campaign to regulate coal-fired power plants more heavily. This is another example of why CFACT started a petition to stop the EPA's radical agenda. Click here to sign the petition and tell EPA to abandon its job killing policies. The following is an excerpt from Milloy's op-ed (originally published in the Washington Times): The House will soon vote to (slightly) rein in the Obama Environmental Protection Agency. But this much-needed baby step by Congress will only [...]

By |2012-09-17T12:38:04-04:00July 22nd, 2011|Media, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Milloy: Show us the bodies, EPA

The myth of killer mercury

By Willie Soon & Paul Driessen   This article was originally published in the Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2011. -------------------------------------------------- The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued 946 pages of new rules, requiring that U.S. power plants sharply reduce (already low) emissions of mercury and 83 other air pollutants. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson claims that, while the regulations will cost electricity producers $10.9 billion annually, they will save 17,000 lives and generate up to $140 billion in health benefits. There is no factual basis for these assertions. To build its case, EPA systematically ignored evidence and ignored clinical studies that contradict [...]

By |2012-10-19T17:14:51-04:00June 6th, 2011|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on The myth of killer mercury

‘Cool it’ with all the research dollars

By Paul Driessen & Robert Carter Article originally published in The Washington Times. -------------------------------- Bjorn Lomborg is avidly courting publicity for his new film, "Cool It." He correctly observes that public discussion about global warming is largely between two entrenched camps of opinion. He's also right about our needing a "Plan B" climate policy that defuses the current rancorous and unproductive debate about "the man-made climate problem." Mr. Lomborg's first camp is inhabited by warming alarmists, supported by the majesty of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Most major institutions in Western society have joined their funereal fugue (and funding [...]

By |2012-10-19T17:36:05-04:00November 24th, 2010|CFACT Insights, Media, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on ‘Cool it’ with all the research dollars

Climate skeptics hold their own Copenhagen Conference

Craig Rucker, Director of CFACT and Professor Niklas Nils-Axel Mörner, expert on world sea levels representing the voice of dissent against man-made climate change hysteria, spoke to Reuters at their own conference near the Bella Center, where the UN conference is currently taking place. See the story and video clips on the Reuters website.

By |2012-09-19T17:53:54-04:00December 11th, 2009|CFACT TV, Op-Ed Articles, Videos|Comments Off on Climate skeptics hold their own Copenhagen Conference

Pseudoscience cesspool

Most important, the United States, Britain and all other responsible nations should slam the brakes on every proposed "climate crisis" treaty, agreement, bill, regulatory proposal, "endangerment" finding, and endangered species action. We must get to the bottom of this scandal and determine which data and claims are honest and accurate - and which are bogus, fraudulent and unfounded - before moving forward.

By |2012-12-19T10:56:01-05:00December 2nd, 2009|CFACT TV, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Pseudoscience cesspool