Why Big Miners Turned Green

Why Big Miners Turned Green

“IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY” by Viv Forbes, BSc, MAusIMM, Executive Director, the Saltbush Club (May 4, 2019) — “Big miners like Rio and BHP employ many geologists, chemists and physicists who can show that natural climate cycles have been occurring for millions of years. Why then are their boards pushing the man-made climate fable? “It’s […]

When Environmentalism Becomes Corruption – Part 2

When Environmentalism Becomes Corruption – Part 2

WE NEED RATIONAL RULES TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES – AND MEET ESSENTIAL SOCIETAL NEEDS by Craig Liukko, ©2019 (Jan. 19, 2019) — [Editor’s Note:  Please see Part 1 of this article here.] What does this country do for essential everyday minerals, when ideological bureaucrats have closed most mines and declared them “Permanently Closed”? In Colorado, […]

When Environmentalism Becomes Corruption – Part 1

When Environmentalism Becomes Corruption – Part 1

ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES ARE TOO OFTEN USED TO STOP LAWFUL, RESPONSIBLE, VITAL LAND USES by Craig Liukko, ©2019 (Jan. 18, 2019) — All across the United States, private property rights are under assault – assault by state and federal legislators and regulators, environmentalist groups, wealthy liberal foundations, corporations and other special interests, often acting in coordination […]

A Looming Technology-Security Minerals Crisis?

A Looming Technology-Security Minerals Crisis?

NEW BOOK ANALYZES NEAR-TOTAL FOREIGN DEPENDENCY FOR CRITICAL MINERALS – AND OFFERS SOLUTIONS by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Oct. 28, 2018) — In 1973 OPEC countries imposed an oil embargo to retaliate for US support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Drivers endured soaring gasoline prices, blocks-long lines, hours wasted waiting to refuel vehicles, and […]

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

IMPORTING 65% OF US OIL IN 2005 VS 100% OF MANY KEY MINERALS NOW (FROM CHINA AND RUSSIA) by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Feb. 26, 2018) — Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels […]

Callous CALAS Activists Against the Poor

Callous CALAS Activists Against the Poor

ANTI-MINING GROUPS “PROTECT” LOCAL TRIBE AGAINST PHONY RISKS BY TRAMPLING ON GUATEMALAN WORKERS by Paul Driessen, ©2017 (Aug. 27, 2017) — Not long ago, supposed “environmental justice” concerns at least involved risks to mine workers and their families. The risks may have been inflated, or ignored for decades, but they were a major focus. In […]

Fair Trade for Thee, but Not for Me

Fair Trade for Thee, but Not for Me

IMAGINE WHAT A TESLA OR WIND TURBINE WOULD COST IF THE LEFT FOLLOWED ITS OWN “PRINCIPLES” by Paul Driessen, ©2017 (Aug. 19, 2017) — “Nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting someone else,” Ben & Jerry’s and Fair Trade co-founder Jerry Greenfield likes to tell us. Let’s hope he doesn’t drive an […]

Blood Cell Phones and Teslas

Blood Cell Phones and Teslas

TOO MANY “GREEN” POLICIES BLEED RED, HURTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND KILLING PEOPLE by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Oct. 8, 2016) — Leonardo DiCaprio made millions for portraying smuggler Danny Archer in the film “Blood Diamond,” which supported mostly unworkable and now defunct efforts to certify that diamonds did not come from “conflict” areas. He loves modern gadgets […]

The Big Green Job-Killing Machine

The Big Green Job-Killing Machine

ENVIRONMENTALISTS WIELD POWERFUL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT TO KILL JOBS, IMPOVERISH FAMILIES by Ron Arnold, ©2016 (Apr. 1, 2016) — The abuse of environmentalist power to hurt people never stops. “Another one gone,” began the Lost Coast Outpost’s report in late January. A.A. “Red” Emmerson, chairman of Sierra Pacific Industries, announced the permanent closure of its […]

Home of Half-Shell Bugs

Home of Half-Shell Bugs

“ALTAR OF THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR” by OPOVV, ©2016 (Mar. 8, 2016) — Long before the white man came, the valley was known as the “Home of Half-Shell Bugs,” which we call Lady Bugs, and it was a particular hunting ground of the utmost degree. It was there, and ONLY there, where the deer came from to […]

Build the Keystone Pipeline, Already!

Build the Keystone Pipeline, Already!

KXL WAS AWOL FROM SOTU – ALONG WITH REAL ENERGY, JOB, ECONOMIC AND REVENUE SOLUTIONS by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Feb. 3, 2014) — Obama frequently says he wants to turn the economy around, put America back to work, produce more energy, improve public safety, and open new markets to goods stamped “Made in the USA.” In […]