500 Days of Unleashing our Economic Engine

500 Days of Unleashing our Economic Engine

AMAZING GROWTH – WHILE PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND WELFARE FROM ACTUAL THREATS by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Jun. 16, 2018) — 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 […]

Reduce, Freeze or Eliminate CAFÉ Fuel Standards

Reduce, Freeze or Eliminate CAFÉ Fuel Standards

TOO MANY SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT CARS CAUSE TOO MANY DEATHS AND INJURIES TO JUSTIFY TIGHTER MPG RULE by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Jun. 10, 2018) — Saying the air traffic controller work force was “too white,” the Obama Federal Aviation Administration allegedly replaced hiring standards based on science, math and ability to handle intense pressure with rules […]

The Ethanol Gravy Train Rolls On

The Ethanol Gravy Train Rolls On

OPPONENTS MAKE COMPELLING CASE BUT CAN’T DERAIL OR EVEN SLOW THIS WELL-PROTECTED INDUSTRY by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (May 13, 2018) — Like most people I’ve spoken with, I have no innate, inflexible antipathy to ethanol in gasoline. What upsets me are the deceptive claims used to justify adding mostly corn-based ethanol to this indispensable fuel; […]

Now They’re Waging War on Plastics!

Now They’re Waging War on Plastics!

EARTH DAY NETWORK’S MISGUIDED ANTI-PLASTIC CAMPAIGN IS A SIGN OF MORE NONSENSE TO COME by Tom Harris, Executive Director, ICSC, ©2018 (May 11, 2018) — Earth Day Network (EDN) chose “End Plastic Pollution” as their theme for this year’s April 22 Earth Day. It is just the tip of the anti-plastic activism that now consumes […]

Ending Secret Science at EPA

Ending Secret Science at EPA

ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT INITIATES OVERDUE CHANGES TO BRING TRANSPARENCY, INTEGRITY TO RULEMAKING by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Apr. 29, 2018) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to end the longstanding EPA practice of using secretive, often questionable, even deceptive science to support agency policy and regulatory initiatives. His proposed rules will ensure that any […]

The Stories That Government Is Afraid To Tell

The Stories That Government Is Afraid To Tell

FROM “IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA” by Ron Ewart, ©2018, President, NARLO (Apr. 15, 2018) — Dateline High Point, North Carolina: _.. —.. –… ..— .— In June, Kay Council of High Point, NC came home one night to find a note from her husband, Alex: “My dearest Kay – I have taken my life […]

Politicians Must Consider Unintended Consequences

Politicians Must Consider Unintended Consequences

MILEAGE STANDARDS AND TARIFFS HELP SOME – WHILE PENALIZING COUNTLESS OTHERS, OFTEN SEVERELY by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Apr. 8, 2018) — It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average […]

Climate Alarmism is Still Bizarre, Dogmatic, Intolerant

Climate Alarmism is Still Bizarre, Dogmatic, Intolerant

CLAIMS DEFY PARODY, AS ALARMISTS BECOME MORE TYRANNICAL AND THEIR POLICIES WREAK HAVOC by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Feb. 18, 2018) — Climate alarmism dominated the Obama era and run-up to Paris. But it’s at least as bizarre, dogmatic and intolerant now that: President Trump pulled the United States out of the all pain/no gain Paris […]

Overheated Claims on Temperature Records

Overheated Claims on Temperature Records

IT’S TIME FOR SOBER SECOND THOUGHTS ON CLIMATE ALARMS by Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris, ©2018 (Feb. 16, 2018) — Now that the excitement has died down over the news that Earth’s surface temperature made 2017 one of the hottest years on record, it is time for sober second thoughts. Did the January 18 […]

Let the Climate Debate Begin!

Let the Climate Debate Begin!

PRUITT MUST LAUNCH PUBLIC CLIMATE SCIENCE DEBATE SOON by Tom Harris, Executive Director, ICSC, ©2018 (Feb. 9, 2018) — Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is right to speak about the need for a full blown public debate between scientists about the causes and consequences of climate change. In his February 6th television interview on KSNV, […]

Overheated Claims on Temperature Records

Overheated Claims on Temperature Records

TIME FOR SOBER SECOND THOUGHT ON CLIMATE ALARMS by Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris, ©2018 (Jan. 26, 2018) — Now that the excitement over the news that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record has died down, it is time for a sober second thought.  Did the January 18 announcements by the […]

Frigid Cold is Why We Need Dependable Energy

Frigid Cold is Why We Need Dependable Energy

CHEAP, ABUNDANT COAL IS KEY TO NATIONAL SECURITY, WARM HOMES AND WINTERTIME SURVIVAL by Tom Harris, ©2018, Executive Director, ICSC (Jan. 16, 2018) — Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security […]

The Biofuel Crony Capitalist Revolving Door

The Biofuel Crony Capitalist Revolving Door

EX-GRASSLEY AIDE WILL NOW HELP BIG CORN AND BIG BIODIESEL RETAIN THEIR MANDATES AND SUBSIDIES by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Jan. 7, 2018) — Yet another congressional aide is about to pass through Washington’s infamous revolving door to a lucrative private sector position. Kurt Kovarik, legislative director for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will become vice president […]

Coal Key to National Security Strategy

Coal Key to National Security Strategy

CLIMATE SCARE MUST BE DEBUNKED IF COAL IS TO RECOVER by Tom Harris, ©2017 (Dec. 31, 2017) — It was a stroke of public relations genius for President Donald Trump to release his National Security Strategy (NSS), a document that emphasizes energy security and energy dominance, on December 18, three days before the start of […]

Time to Get Them off our Gravy Train

Time to Get Them off our Gravy Train

SUE AND SETTLE SCHEMES REWARD PRESSURE GROUPS, AND HURT THE REST OF AMERICA by Greg Walcher, ©2017 (Dec. 22, 2017) — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently issued a directive to end a 20-year string of “sue and settle” cases that have funneled untold millions of tax dollars to environmental organizations. Predictably, those groups and their […]

Coal Key to National Security Strategy

Coal Key to National Security Strategy

CLIMATE SCARE MUST BE DEBUNKED IF COAL IS TO RECOVER by Tom Harris, Executive Director, ICSC, ©2017 (Dec. 22, 2017) — It is very appropriate that President Donald Trump virtually ignored climate change in his National Security Strategy (NSS). Recent climate change has been unremarkable and clearly does not constitute a national security threat in […]

End the “War on Coal”

End the “War on Coal”

FAR FROM BEING A THREAT, COAL CONTINUES TO BRING HEALTH, WELFARE AND PROSPERITY TO BILLIONS by Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris, ©2017 (Dec. 8, 2017) — At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: the Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural […]

Virginia Goes Don Quixote

Virginia Goes Don Quixote

STATES WILL DEFY TRUMP, DOUBLE DOWN ON RENEWABLES AND CO2 REDUCTIONS – AND HURT POOR FAMILIES by Paul Driessen, ©2017 (Nov. 18, 2017) — Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor’s race when his party announced it would impose a price on greenhouse gases emissions, require a 3% per year reduction in GHG […]

Rural Landowners Are Prisoners On Their Own Land

Rural Landowners Are Prisoners On Their Own Land

FROM “IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA” by Ron Ewart, ©2017, President, NARLO (Nov. 5, 2017) — Property Rights:  “Property in a thing consists not merely in its ownership and possession, but in the unrestricted right of use, enjoyment, and disposal.  Anything which destroys any of the elements of property, to that extent, destroys the property […]

How the Media Twists Facts to Enforce Its Propaganda Bias

How the Media Twists Facts to Enforce Its Propaganda Bias

“A COMMON TACTIC” by Tom DeWeese, ©2017, American Policy Center (Nov. 2, 2017) — It’s become obvious that our fight against Agenda 21/2030 is beginning to have an affect when a reporter writes not one, but two attack articles about the same event. That’s what happened as a result of my recent talk in Rexburg, […]

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