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Activists distorted view of coal at EPA hearing

Activists distorted view of coal at EPA hearing

    By Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At this week’s Environmental Protection Agency public hearing on the withdrawal of the ‘Clean Power Plan’ in Charleston, West Virginia, anti-coal activists were out in force. The meeting was swamped with activists—Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Mid‐Ohio Valley Climate Action, Moms Clean Air Force, Natural Resources Defense Council, etc. Several groups also met at the University of […]

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

     by Steven Lyazi     I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms. Buildings are stronger, people get warned in […]

Life in fossil-fuel-free utopia

Life in fossil-fuel-free utopia

. By Paul Driessen Life without oil, natural gas and coal would most likely be nasty, brutish and short. Al Gore’s new movie, a New York Times article on the final Obama Era “manmade climate disaster” report, and a piece saying wrathful people twelve years from now will hang hundreds of “climate deniers” are a tiny […]

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

. By Paul Driessen Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review is long overdue. The […]

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook   

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook   

. By Paul Driessen Coal ash scare stories are the latest tactic in their long war on coal-fueled electricity generation    Coal-fired power plant scrubbers now remove 80-90 % of airborne particulate, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and other pollutants. But that means “fly ash” and noncombustible residues (what we used to call clinkers) must be […]

Fuel me or fool me

Fuel me or fool me

How the West got healthy and prosperous

How the West got healthy and prosperous

Vital ingredients included the scientific method and fossil fuels – truths we forget at our peril Several years ago, physician, statistician, sword swallower and vibrant lecturer Hans Rosling produced a fascinating 4-minute video that presented 120,000 data points and showcased how mostly western nations became healthy and prosperous in just 200 years – after countless […]

Smelling blood in the political water

Smelling blood in the political water

Education debt debate heats up

Education debt debate heats up

By James Poulos . With the start of a new year, a fresh array of political, economic and legal developments promise to sharpen California’s ongoing debate over the costs and consequences of its current education system. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, one of the world’s largest pension funds, has found itself in the spotlight. Recently, state […]

Solar plant nearly forced to buy carbon emission rights

Solar plant nearly forced to buy carbon emission rights

. The giant $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar plant off Interstate 15 just west of the California-Nevada border has apparently won its fight with state regulators and won’t be classified as a heavy polluter that is required to buy carbon-emissions rights in the state air board’s cap-and-trade program. This account is from the Riverside Press-Enterprise: The […]

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