America Finally Admits Recycling Doesn’t Work

A couple of years ago, after sending my five-year-old daughter off to school, she came home reciting the same cheerful environmental mantra I was taught in elementary school. “Reduce, reuse, recycle,” she beamed, proud to show off a bit of rote learning. The moral virtue of recycling is rarely questioned in the United States. It … Continue reading America Finally Admits Recycling Doesn’t Work

Reasons for Texas Blackouts and How Best to Avoid Them Going Forward

As millions of Texans suffer from a lack of electric power, heat, and water, the “never let a crisis go to waste” crowd is in full swing on both sides of the political aisle. Half-truths and misinformation have flooded social media outlets and policy discussions, blaming specific fuel sources, the deregulated structure of Texas’ electricity grid, … Continue reading Reasons for Texas Blackouts and How Best to Avoid Them Going Forward

2 Senators Flip-Flop on Keystone XL Pipeline, Thwarting GOP Bid to Save It

Two Democratic senators—Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana—who initially voted in favor of a Republican amendment reversing President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline later reversed themselves and voted with other Democrats to kill the amendment.  Both Tester and Manchin voted late [Feb. 4] for the amendment from Sen. Steve Daines, … Continue reading 2 Senators Flip-Flop on Keystone XL Pipeline, Thwarting GOP Bid to Save It

Rep. Boebert Introduces Bill to Block Paris Agreement

U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) released the following statement after introducing the Paris Agreement Constitutional Treaty Act: "My bill prohibits Congress from spending a single penny on the Paris Agreement until this treaty is ratified by the United States Senate. Joe Biden took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. If he wants to keep it, he must … Continue reading Rep. Boebert Introduces Bill to Block Paris Agreement

Executive Order Seesaw on Environmental Rules Inflicts Vertigo on Economy

In his first week in office, President Joe Biden swept through a series of environmental policy actions. You’d be forgiven if most of it sounded vaguely familiar and you questioned whether we hadn’t settled all this before. Among other actions, the new administration rescinded the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, initiated reentry into the Paris … Continue reading Executive Order Seesaw on Environmental Rules Inflicts Vertigo on Economy

3 Harmful Consequences of Biden Killing the Keystone XL Pipeline

President Joe Biden wasted no time after Wednesday’s inaugural ceremonies before getting to work. He signed 17 executive orders and memorandums—by far the most in history on a president’s first day—one of which halted construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would have carried crude oil from Canada through the US. “Construction on the … Continue reading 3 Harmful Consequences of Biden Killing the Keystone XL Pipeline

Environmental Extremism Is Creeping Into Every Domain of Public Policy

Many on the left continue to place their ideology of environmental extremism above all other considerations, including economic growth, individual freedom, and the welfare of low-income Americans. This worldview ignores critical trade-offs and places environmental interests above even basic principles that have long served as a foundation of this nation. Further, this extreme environmental movement … Continue reading Environmental Extremism Is Creeping Into Every Domain of Public Policy

Why Is the Left Attacking Transparency at the EPA?

The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to promote transparency by making it easier for Americans to see how it makes regulatory decisions.Many on the left, however, are attacking those efforts. Two current examples highlight this campaign against open government.First, there’s the EPA’s final cost-benefit rule under the Clean Air Act, which would require the preparation of a … Continue reading Why Is the Left Attacking Transparency at the EPA?

Pennsylvania Governor’s Climate Regulations Draw Bipartisan Opposition as Hearings Begin

Other elected officials in Pennsylvania continue to question the constitutionality of Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed carbon tax in the run-up to 10 public hearings that begin Tuesday on the disputed regulations to address climate change.  The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board has approved a “cap and trade” plan to cap carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The plan, … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor’s Climate Regulations Draw Bipartisan Opposition as Hearings Begin