Taxpayers forced to fund anti-chemical activism

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen recounts how the National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences has colluded with radicalized international agencies, anti-chemical pressure groups, and trial lawyers to undermine the U.S. regulatory process. Congress is now investigating and may sanction the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Italy's Ramazzini Institute, and other fear mongers who have sabotaged sound science with spurious claims backed by lawsuits.

By |2017-11-15T11:21:39-04:00November 17th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Taxpayers forced to fund anti-chemical activism

Big Green’s lethal agenda

Paul Driessen explains that the Deep Ecologists and their allies who endorse "sustainability," the "precautionary principle," and other barriers to resource development that would improve human lives must answer for the millions of premature (often women and children) deaths that are the result of their policies. He says these people are callous and indifferent to human suffering.

By |2014-07-11T13:22:08-04:00July 11th, 2014|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

FDA: No low-dose chemical dangers

Dennis Avery reminds us that -- as Dr. Bruce Ames so famously wrote -- the dose makes the poison. The Food and Drug Administration, he notes, has just given the green light to low doses of the plasticizer bisphenol-A -- squelching the low whine against the chemical by various groups of activists.

By |2014-05-24T08:47:18-04:00May 21st, 2014|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on FDA: No low-dose chemical dangers

Unprincipled lack of precaution on wind turbines

The problem with regard to consistency get larger as we come to realize that whatever they support is permitted; whatever they oppose violates the Precautionary Principle. They support windmills; therefore there is no violation. They oppose fracking; therefore it violates the principle.... In the view of activists and regulators, regulations exist to delay, block or destroy things they oppose. The fact that regulatory actions may well cause prolonged energy deprivation, poverty, unemployment, disease, malnutrition or premature death is irrelevant to them.

By |2013-06-24T13:19:58-04:00June 21st, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|6 Comments

C’est en Septembre

Al Gore for less than a Euro. Fine with me. It's been a while since someone mentioned that movie. Incidentally, yesterday, I friend told me that when her daughter had to watch it in class, she gave her a list with the ten worst fallacies in the movie. To her surprise, the public school teacher copied it and distributed for the following discussion.

By |2012-10-16T16:25:12-04:00July 15th, 2012|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on C’est en Septembre

Swine Flu H1N1: WHO declares the invented pandemic to be over

Following the suggestions of her strong emergency committee, WHO General-Director Margaret Chan now officially declares the swine flu epidemic to be over. This official statement was made 15 months after an allegedly new flu virus H1N1 was notified in Mexico and after having alerted a pandemic in June 2009.

By |2012-11-13T17:45:50-04:00August 12th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Swine Flu H1N1: WHO declares the invented pandemic to be over

Proper Precautions

by Einar Du Rietz “Assumption is the mother of all fuck-ups”, my former colleague, the environmental affairs director, liked to quote his favourite actor Steven Seagal as saying. It could be read as an argument for the precautionary principle of course, but it could also be interpreted as an argument for precaution against political action. There’s an important difference here. If I choose, or choose not, to sniff the milk before I pour it into my coffee, I’m the only one affected if my calculation is wrong. If I choose to change the lifestyles and even livelihood for all my fellow men, it’s better [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:19:00-04:00May 10th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Proper Precautions

Flight bans: A lesson about the Precautionary Principle

by Edgar L. Gärtner Just in time before the first business failures caused by several-day-long flight losses, the air traffic in Western and Central Europe slowly got off the ground after the complete flight ban. A good opportunity to take stock and to summarise what one can learn from the political crisis caused by a comparatively small volcanic eruption. I would like to leave the presumption of a possible story behind the story of the Icelandic ash cloud to one side and focus on what generally accessible media communicated. It grabs one’s attention that the problem is not the volcanic eruption, [...]

By |2010-04-27T16:48:01-04:00April 27th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Flight bans: A lesson about the Precautionary Principle

Prevention is not Always Better than The Cure

The French government under the ever-energized President Nicolas Sarkozy became aware at the beginning of the year that it was threatened to sit on more than 90 million doses of Swine flu vaccine, hastily ordered last year to face an allegedly advancing pandemic.

By |2012-11-13T17:44:25-04:00January 15th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Prevention is not Always Better than The Cure

Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Dark Ages in Perspective

As you know the EU is phasing out traditional incandescent light bulbs in order to “save energy and the climate”. Consumers are obliged to successively replace the simple and cheap incandescent lamps once invented by Thomas Alva Edison by relatively complex and expensive fluorescent lamps with electronic stuff.

By |2012-11-13T17:47:03-04:00January 8th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Dark Ages in Perspective