Congress Shouldn’t Put This Conservation Spending on Autopilot

Buyers (aka taxpayers), beware: The Land and Water Conservation Fund is not what you might think. Some on Capitol Hill have floated the idea of fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanently. In Washington budget-speak, that means creating a new autopilot mandatory program.  Congress created the conservation fund in 1964 to “assist in … Continue reading Congress Shouldn’t Put This Conservation Spending on Autopilot

41 Inconvenient Truths on the “New Energy Economy”

Go here to tell Congress to kill the "Green New Deal!" ----- A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining the rush to demand, or predict, an energy future that is entirely based on wind/solar and batteries, freed from the “burden” of the hydrocarbons that have fueled societies for centuries. Regardless … Continue reading 41 Inconvenient Truths on the “New Energy Economy”

Restricting trade in endangered species can backfire, triggering market booms

Every year humans buy and sell hundreds of millions of wild animals and plants around the world. Much of this commerce is legal, but illegal trade and over-harvesting have driven many species toward extinction. One common response is to adopt bans on trading in threatened or endangered species. But research shows that this approach can … Continue reading Restricting trade in endangered species can backfire, triggering market booms

EPA Needs to Finalize Rule Rejecting Past Regulatory Abuses

Go here to tell Congress to kill the "Green New Deal!" When the Environmental Protection Agency issues a regulation, the rule should do more good than harm. That hasn’t always been obvious to the EPA, and to some, it still isn’t obvious.   In 2012, the Obama administration finalized the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (the “MATS” … Continue reading EPA Needs to Finalize Rule Rejecting Past Regulatory Abuses

Green New Deal Would Ruin America’s Dairyland, Study Warns

Go here to tell Congress to kill the 'Green New Deal!" ----- It’s been pretty clear that the Green New Deal would be a disaster for businesses and for consumers. Now a new study confirms just how disastrous the environmental and wealth-redistribution plan would be for Wisconsin. Wisconsin families would be shackled with $40,000 in new costs, … Continue reading Green New Deal Would Ruin America’s Dairyland, Study Warns

Taxpayers Eat Another Solar Energy Flop

Looks like another federally backed solar energy plant has gone bust. Bloomberg News reports, “A $1 Billion Solar Plant Was Obsolete Before It Ever Went Online.” In 2011 the $1 billion [Crescent Dunes] project was to be the biggest solar plant of its kind, and it looked like the future of renewable power. Citigroup Inc. and other financiers … Continue reading Taxpayers Eat Another Solar Energy Flop

AOC’s Green New Deal Ignores Scientific Facts and Basic Economics

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently gave an impassioned pitch for her “Green New Deal” on the floor of the US House of Representatives. After stating that her opponents were misrepresenting the legislation, she read the full text of it into the Congressional Record and claimed that the reason it is “so, so controversial” is “because … Continue reading AOC’s Green New Deal Ignores Scientific Facts and Basic Economics