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Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine Blowout – Part 2

Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine Blowout – Part 2

    By Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering from a 3-million-gallon spill of heavy-metal-laden toxic wastewater from Colorado’s Gold King Mine, the State of Utah announced a settlement of its claims against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several EPA contractors (who thus far have not been held responsible, accountable or liable) for […]

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine Disaster – Part 1

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine Disaster – Part 1

    By Duggan Flanakin Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of 3 million gallons of heavily contaminated acid mine water from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State of Utah […]

The Racism of Climate Change Alarmists

The Racism of Climate Change Alarmists

    By Duggan Flanakin It’s not climate change that’s racist, but those who use it to block energy development Climate alarmists now proclaim that climate change is racist, that it affects minorities more than others. What hypocrisy. By this theory, the Sun, our galaxy and their Creator are racist, since they have driven climate […]

Meeting the Terawatt Challenge

Meeting the Terawatt Challenge

    By Duggan Flanakin In his latest seminal book, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, Austin, Texas-based energy analyst and futurist Robert Bryce declares that “electricity has become a human right.” It’s not an “endowed by our Creator” human right, nor one enunciated by a constitution or UN charter. It’s […]

Fear of (everybody else) flying

Fear of (everybody else) flying

  Duggan Flanakin Just over a year ago, newly elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) shocked the world by proposing a Green New Deal. One of its more controversial provisions was a proposal to build high-speed rail at a scale that would make air travel unnecessary. In 2013, Elizabeth […]

The Unholy Crusade Against Gas Appliances

The Unholy Crusade Against Gas Appliances

  By Duggan Flanakin When Berkeley, California last year became the first U.S. city to ban the installation of natural gas lines to new homes, Mayor Jesse Arreguín proudly stated, “We are committed to the Paris Agreement and must take immediate action in order to reach our climate action goals. It’s not radical. It’s necessary.” Phasing out […]

The Mad Rush to Electric Vehicles

The Mad Rush to Electric Vehicles

  By Duggan Flanakin Tesla’s stock market value is already bigger than Ford and General Motors combined, says a report in Forbes magazine. Elon Musk’s company had already received nearly $5 billion in federal subsidies by 2015, helping him amass a net worth of $31 billion. Who says government cannot make anyone rich? But hold […]

Do ‘Green’ Buses Pass the Performance Test?

Do ‘Green’ Buses Pass the Performance Test?

  By Duggan Flanakin Do they even pass basic energy, environmental, economic and human rights tests? Should Americans follow China in a massive commitment to supposedly eco-friendly battery-electric buses (BEBs)?  California has mandated a “carbon-free” bus system by 2040 and will buy only battery or fuel cell-powered buses after 2029.  Other states and cities are […]

The Green Oscars: A High-fashion Nightmare!

The Green Oscars: A High-fashion Nightmare!

    Duggan Flanakin The Green Oscars are coming! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards show – the Academy Awards – has become a platform for virtue signaling on “climate change.”  Big Hollywood stars often fly in on private jets, arrive in gas-guzzling limos and, when they win, use their platform to lecture us on […]

Fight fires with facts – not fake science

Fight fires with facts – not fake science

  Paul Driessen & Duggan Flanakin “We are all born ignorant,” Benjamin Franklin once said, “but one must work very hard to remain stupid.” Greens are incensed over suggestions that anything but fossil fuels and climate change might be turning green California and Australian ecosystems into black wastelands, incinerating wildlife, destroying homes and killing people. […]

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