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But what will take its place?

Thought Piece Here is another thoughtful piece from my friend Greg Walcher, who knows more about the environmental history of West of Mississippi River than anyone I have ever read. In addition, Greg has great conservational creds, after being the head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and working on environmental issues in the Senate [...]

By |2018-10-26T20:11:57+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Misery ‘Every Day, Every Hour’ in Syrian Camp. And Now, It’s Grown Critical.

Thought Piece What’s new. This piece from New York Times pretends to be an “objective” report, but it simply isn’t. Even more embarrassing is the story hidden in between the lines. For example, there is no mention of of the overwhelming forces of Bashar al-Assad and the Russians in Syria. There is no mention of the [...]

By |2018-10-26T20:17:02+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: Thought Piece|0 Comments

Taxing carbon may sound like a good idea but does it work?

Thought Piece The Abject Failure of Emissions Trade and Carbon Taxation Both, a carbon tax and cap and trade, have yet to provide a single good example of working. In fact, the EU ETS has been an abject failure since its inception in 1997 and its implementation in 2009. Also, CA's trading scheme is just another [...]

By |2018-10-26T20:21:33+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Responding to a Misleading Narrative on Texas Oil Exports

Thought Piece My major complaint against the one-eyed environment extremists has always been that they use misinformation and extra-legal (at best) bullying tactics, not unlike former EPA senior management, several NGO’s, many university professors, partisan politicians, and some well-meaning but under-informed activists. O.K. I have several complaints with the entire group mentioned above: They have been [...]

By |2018-10-26T20:25:09+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

CAN THE FCC REALLY BLOCK CALIFORNIA’S NET NEUTRALITY LAW?

Thought Piece I have been assembling all of the examples of bad behavior by the churches of “Net Neutrality”, both from the efforts of the States and former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. That said, this story takes the cake. In a recent threat against FCC Chairman Agit Pai, “I will find your children and I will [...]

By |2018-10-26T20:35:57+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|2 Comments

Faux Outrage Over Migratory Bird Treaty Demonstrates Fractivist Duplicity

Thought Piece Congrats to the sanity of Greg Walcher and Paul Driessen. The size of the double standards applied to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is symptomatic of the larger discussion about EU’s Paris Agreement and the “environment leadership” of Germany. Do what I say, not what I do. The EU and its “Emission Trading Scheme” [...]

By |2018-10-26T20:28:50+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

California Breaks the Internet

Thought Piece Psst! California tries to predict the future of Broadband, without being able to manage its present turmoil. With the current rollout of 5G Broadband, the Internet of Everything will require big data, currently unimaginable technology, and enormous amounts of Broadband. However, the Federal overreach of Tom Wheeler’s FCC 2015 initiative and California’s 2018 (even [...]

By |2018-10-26T20:32:29+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Natural gas explosions: Boston-area gas pipes among oldest and leakiest in US

Thought Piece In direct answer to Cory Brewer’s question about Massachusetts explosions, I am providing the link to the USA Today investigation. It is probably the most clear-headed and detailed, otherwise, it is small-bore reporting. This piece reminds me of living in Manhattan in 1996. At the time, I was doing communication work for a Municipal [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:21:07+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |15 Comments

Trump’s energy policies are driving Democrats crazy

Thought Piece The Clean Power Plan (CPP) of 2015 had almost nothing to do with emission reductions. In fact, the whole “indirect health benefits” mirage was invented by the EPA in 2013, using Harvard and Syracuse U, et al, for validation of the concept of “indirect health” at the cost of $45million in university grants and [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:24:31+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |13 Comments

States Loom as a Regulatory Threat to Tech Giants

Thought Piece Just when I thought some of the expansive “State Rights” arguments were being throttled by state and federal courts, the Justice Department and several states are attempting to regulate the Internet, Broadband and large technology companies, again. It is worth mentioning that all of these agencies are many years behind the industries they regulate, [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:27:58+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|169 Comments