Biden’s Hypocrisy on Keystone XL vs. Nord Stream 2 Pipelines

When President Barack Obama rejected a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, he concluded that “America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. … And America is prepared to show the rest of the world the way forward.” Then-Vice President Joe Biden was at his side, assenting … Continue reading Biden’s Hypocrisy on Keystone XL vs. Nord Stream 2 Pipelines

New Poll: Americans Aren’t Willing to Pay for the ‘Green New Deal’—And It’s Not Even Close

Americans largely agree that climate change and pollution are real problems. But a new poll reveals that they aren’t interested in shelling out massive amounts from their wallets in pursuit of progressive, big-government “solutions” like the so-called “Green New Deal.”  After all, the Green New Deal would cost taxpayers up to $93 trillion, a truly … Continue reading New Poll: Americans Aren’t Willing to Pay for the ‘Green New Deal’—And It’s Not Even Close

So-Called Infrastructure Plan Would Federalize California’s Climate Mandates

If Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., continue to have their way, families across the U.S. will pay more in taxes so that millionaires in California can write off a new Tesla. Sound fair? Team Biden thinks so. Included within the White House’s $2.3 trillion “infrastructure” plan—which is dense … Continue reading So-Called Infrastructure Plan Would Federalize California’s Climate Mandates

Hawaii Is Replacing Its Last Coal Plant With a ‘Giant Battery’—Powered by Oil

In 2015, Hawaii made history, becoming the first US state to mandate a full transition to renewable energy. The legislation, signed into law by Gov. David Ige, mandated that state utilities generate 100 percent of electricity sales from renewable fuels by 2045. Green energy publications noted that the move positioned Hawaii as “a pioneer in … Continue reading Hawaii Is Replacing Its Last Coal Plant With a ‘Giant Battery’—Powered by Oil

Congress Needs to Undo EPA’s ‘Science Massacre’

For many on the left, sound science is sound only when it supports their ideological preferences. We saw that during the Trump administration, when leftists opposed an Environmental Protection Agency transparency rule that would have helped the public to evaluate the credibility of the science used in rulemaking. Now we are seeing it in the Biden administration.The … Continue reading Congress Needs to Undo EPA’s ‘Science Massacre’

2 Actions US Must Take in Wake of Colonial Pipeline Crisis

Could the hack that took down a pipeline, leaving Americans in several states with gas shortages, happen again? Absolutely. Policymakers and business leaders need to implement immediate reforms to protect Americans from future attacks. Businesses can no longer afford to not take cybersecurity seriously, and the government can help by building better tools and resources when … Continue reading 2 Actions US Must Take in Wake of Colonial Pipeline Crisis

Is Having Children in 2021 Really ‘Environmental Vandalism’?

A recent British Vogue article shocked many with the title, “Is Having A Baby In 2021 Pure Environmental Vandalism?” In this piece, writer Nell Frizzell ponders whether having children is irresponsible due to the effects additional people have on the climate. “For the scientifically-engaged person, there are few questions more troubling when looking at the … Continue reading Is Having Children in 2021 Really ‘Environmental Vandalism’?

Second Circuit Tosses New York Climate‐​Change‐​As‐​Nuisance Suit

In case after case over the past decade, the federal courts have made it clear that nuisance and tort litigation, especially under state law and in state courts, is a poor fit in addressing the harms of global climate change. The latest of these decisions is City of New York v. Chevron, decided April 1, in which … Continue reading Second Circuit Tosses New York Climate‐​Change‐​As‐​Nuisance Suit

Biden’s ‘Green’ Infrastructure Plan Would Actually Hurt the Environment, Top Economist Warns

President Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar “infrastructure” proposal is about a lot more than traditional transportation infrastructure. In some ways, it’s a light version of the Green New Deal, including $10 billion to create a “Civilian Climate Corps,” $20 billion for “racial equity and environmental justice,” $175 billion for electric vehicle subsidies, and even money to make school … Continue reading Biden’s ‘Green’ Infrastructure Plan Would Actually Hurt the Environment, Top Economist Warns

Why Advancing Trade Freedom Is Key to Cleaner Environment

At last week’s climate summit, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai underscored that “trade policy can be a powerful tool to create incentives for positive competition” as countries explored domestic measures for how best to handle environmental challenges.   Indeed, advancing free trade is a key policy action for effectively facilitating a healthy environment. The proven, right way to ensure … Continue reading Why Advancing Trade Freedom Is Key to Cleaner Environment