“Agro-Ecology” campaign enshrines primitive agriculture and malnutrition as human rights

It essentially asserts that indigenous, traditional farmers must be shielded from market forces and modern technologies, so that they can continue using ancient, primitive, “culturally appropriate” methods.

By and |2018-07-22T12:14:59+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Environment|Comments Off on “Agro-Ecology” campaign enshrines primitive agriculture and malnutrition as human rights

Who is EPA’s Andrew Wheeler?

Scott Pruitt’s departure leaves Andrew Wheeler as the acting administrator of the EPA for the foreseeable future, with much speculation as to how the former lobbyist and lawyer will run the agency.

By |2018-07-08T07:44:42+00:00July 8th, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on Who is EPA’s Andrew Wheeler?

Burnett: Trump on energy and the environment, year 1

Heartland Institute Senior Fellow (and CFACT advisor) H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., reviews the achievements of President Trump's energy and environmental policies at the end of his first year in office, a list he says indicates "a tremendous start" -- as evidenced by the stock market, job growth, unemployment decline, business investment, and consumer confidence -- all helping to "make America great again."

By |2018-01-23T11:11:20+00:00January 23rd, 2018|CFACT Insights, Energy, Environment|Comments Off on Burnett: Trump on energy and the environment, year 1

The changing world energy economy

West Virginia University professor James E. Smith and graduate student Alex Hatch report that the United States economy has begun to grow steadily despite falling oil consumption. Moreover, worldwide energy demand dropped significantly between 2013 and 2015 and the trend is continuing despite growing world populations and expanding energy availability. They note that , worldwide (not just in today's rich countries), the only thing limiting our future progress and comity is our imagination and ingenuity.

By |2017-11-02T11:21:18+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Guest Insights|7 Comments

DC Swamp denizens strike back

Thanks to the efforts of Big Corn and other lobbyists, the American people will continue to be required to dilute their gasoline and diesel fuel (and their miles per gallon) with ethanol and biodiesel -- in increasing amounts. CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen recounts how the renewables mandates are harmful to the economy, the environment, and many of the vehicles that do not run well with these additives. One day, the people will win this war against harmful mandates -- just not this day.

By |2017-10-26T09:25:41+00:00October 23rd, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on DC Swamp denizens strike back
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