EPA leads in open science

Many researchers (or their institutions) are likely to want their work to be EPA usable, even if EPA does not fund it. They will then adopt usability practices from the beginning, which may be a new way of doing research. This is exactly what the open science movement is calling for.

By |2018-05-14T13:20:46-04:00May 15th, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on EPA leads in open science

No more secret science at EPA!

EPA will stop relying on "secret science" in its rule-making process and enter a new era of transparency under a new regulation Administrator Pruitt unveiled at EPA headquarters.

By |2018-04-26T10:32:41-04:00April 26th, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on No more secret science at EPA!

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 |2018-01-23T11:11:20-04:00January 23rd, 2018|CFACT Insights, Energy, Environment|Comments Off on Burnett: Trump on energy and the environment, year 1

The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door

CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen pulls no punches, calling today's ethanol and biofuels mandates and subsidies a fascistic scheme that harms both the economy and the environment and does nothing to conserve domestic energy while doing a lot to stifle economic growth. He urges the swift repeal of ethanol and biofuels mandates.

By |2018-01-07T15:06:17-04:00January 7th, 2018|CFACT Insights, Energy|Comments Off on The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door

EPA ponders regulating CO2

The second shoe has dropped in EPA's wondering about how to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants. As the shoe dropping metaphor suggests, EPA can now go to sleep for awhile. Everyone else is going to be very busy commenting on this complex issue. The first shoe dropped in October when EPA proposed repeal of the Obama Clean Power Plan. The Agency correctly cited the well known legal arguments against the CPP, especially that it illegally required States to regulate their entire electric power systems, not just their power plants. This meant changing (that is, restricting) people's use of electricity, a favorite [...]

By |2017-12-26T11:01:36-04:00December 26th, 2017|Climate|25 Comments

Time to get them off our gravy train

Greg Walcher, President of the Natural Resources Group, lauds the recent decision by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to end two decades of the scurrilous "sue-and-settle" scam run by EPA for the benefit of environmentalist plaintiffs and the policies some EPA officials wanted but could not get regulatory authority to accomplish.

By |2017-12-24T02:16:16-04:00December 24th, 2017|Environment, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Time to get them off our gravy train