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Assistance to Energy Companies Should be Temporary

Assistance to Energy Companies Should be Temporary

    By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris  Friends of the Earth (FOE) and other environmental groups have ramped up their opposition to subsidies for the fossil fuel industry during our recovery from COVID-19. In their June 24 news release, FOE attacked the SAVE Jobs Act proposed by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) which aimed, according to FOE, “to […]

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 […]

Trump Administration Releases Draft Study of Drilling and Fracking | California Central Coast Region

Trump Administration Releases Draft Study of Drilling and Fracking | California Central Coast Region

Los Padres ForestWatch  Press Release Public Comments Accepted Until June 10; Public Hearings Scheduled in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Bakersfield Central Calif. – Amidst Earth Week celebrations throughout California’s central coast region, the Trump Administration has released a study seeking to open more than one million acres of federal land and mineral estate […]

A 2019 resolution: Honesty in energy policy

A 2019 resolution: Honesty in energy policy

  By Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek In this season of New Year resolutions, we should insist that governors, legislators, regulators, activists and their corporate allies resolve to be more honest, especially on climate and renewable energy issues. Here in Virginia where we live, Governor Ralph Northam and the Republican controlled legislature have approved Dominion Energy […]

Give Thanks That We No Longer Live on the Precipice

Give Thanks That We No Longer Live on the Precipice

  By Paul Driessen Fossil fuels helped humanity improve our health, living standards and longevity in just 200 years   Thanksgiving is a good time to express our sincere gratitude that we no longer “enjoy” the “simpler life of yesteryear.” As my grandmother said, “The only good thing about the good old days is that […]

500 days of unleashing our economic engine

500 days of unleashing our economic engine

  By Paul Driessen The “mainstream media” remains riveted on alleged Trump-Russian collusion and how the Trump-Kim Jong Un deal will fail. But it mostly ignored reports on Russia-environmentalist collusion and China-environmentalist collusion – and milestones reached during the Trump Administration’s first 500 days. In that short time, the US economy has gone from the lowest labor participation rate […]