The mouse that won’t stop roaring

Why did the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service waste over 100 million taxpayer dollars to save the Preble's meadow jumping mouse from extinction when the little critters are alive and well from Colorado to Alaska?

By |2017-04-10T15:55:11+00:00April 10th, 2017|Environment|Comments Off on The mouse that won’t stop roaring

A serious climate opportunity

Greg Walcher, a former secretary of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, argues that forests provide the world’s greatest resource for cleaning CO2 out of the atmosphere. Rotting and fires themselves emit greenhouse gases, but atmospheric CO2 makes all plants grow faster and better and with improved tolerance to drought. Thus, it is vital that the U.S. must reverse policies that oppose logging, tree thinning, and other management necessary for healthy forests.

By |2017-03-21T16:43:27+00:00March 21st, 2017|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on A serious climate opportunity

The few, the loud, the anti-fossil-fuel crowd

CFACT Advisor Marita Noon highlights the failure of anti-fracking activists to generate wide-scale support despite flying in super-activist Bill McKibben and spending a boatload of billionaire Tom Steyer's money. Their petition drive has apparently failed to get two vaunted initiatives onto the November ballot there.

By |2016-08-19T11:41:48+00:00August 19th, 2016|CFACT 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+00:00August 11th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Colorado Dems frack backtrack is all about November

Colorado monument designation would quash mining claims

Yet another effort to take away the mineral wealth of the United States in looming in Colorado, thanks to Sen. Mark Udall. Even worse, the Obama Administration could just speak the Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Area into being, just as President Clinton robbed Utah of much of its mineral wealth via the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

By |2013-12-21T12:13:03+00:00December 21st, 2013|CFACT Insights|2 Comments