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The Weekly Word: EPA overreach, coal and clean tech

The Weekly Word: EPA overreach, coal and clean tech Sterling Burnett, Ph.D, a senior fellow on environmental policy and the Managing Editor of the Environmental & Climate News at the Heartland Institute, joined Jason Spiess and Stephen Heins on the Weekly Word. After hearing Burnett’s introduction, Spiess was particularly impressed by the fact the Heartland [...]

By | 2018-01-17T23:02:59+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Audio|Tags: |0 Comments

The Weekly Word: Methane emissions continue to drop

The Weekly Word: Methane emissions continue to drop Seth Whitehead, a spokesman for Energy in Depth, joins Jason Spiess and Stephen Heins on the Weekly Word. Whitehead is a part of one of the leading advocate for the many benefits of unconventional drilling and he has just published a study about the release of methane [...]

By | 2018-01-08T20:45:26+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Energy, Environment|Tags: |0 Comments

Despite What You’ve Heard, Global Warming Isn’t Making Weather More Extreme

Thought Piece Thanks to the harvesting of indisputable data, Roger Pielke, Jr. has once again poked a huge hole in the mythology of cataclysmic weather events. After the latest spate of cold weather (aka winter), the climate change narrative predictably has been enlarged to include winter snow storms. “Is there nothing it can’t do.” In case [...]

By | 2018-01-08T20:53:05+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climate-Change Policies Can Be Punishing for the Poor

Thought Piece Let us hope that discussions about global warming can be more like the debates between those two brothers than between those who absolutely, completely agree with Paul Krugman, who wrote in his New York Times column in June, 'Betraying the Planet" that "as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn't help thinking [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:15:58+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

The Weekly Word: The Safety of Fracking

The Weekly Word: The Safety of Fracking January 2, 2018 Sue Mickley, a health and energy researcher of 30 years, joins Jason Spiess and Stephen Heins on the Weekly Word. Her background has been in public health and community needs. With the recent boom in unconventional drilling (aka fracking) including 800 new wells in Pennsylvania, [...]

By | 2018-01-04T23:18:45+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audio, Energy|0 Comments

Health and Well-ness: Analysis of Key Public Health Indicators in Six of the Most Heavily Drilled Marcellus Shale Counties in Pennsylvania

Thought Piece I continue to be disappointed with the state of environmental reporting in the U.S. If a study conforms to the climate change or anti-fossil fuel narrative, the Study makes headline news (e.g. “Fracking Puts Children’s Respiratory Health at Risk), usually without any real analysis of the work itself. In the recent UCLA, U of [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:20:08+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling

Thought Piece After all of the histrionics from the environmental doomsday machine, I think that Paul adds a real world perspective during the period of environmentalist acting-out. A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling December 31, 2017 Tax bill provision opens ANWR, to bring more oil online and keep Alaska pipeline operating [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:13:43+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

‘Junk science’? Studies behind Obama regulations under fire

Thought Piece As I said before, many in the environmental community don't understand that the previous EPA administration lacked any skill or inclination to provide the details of their use of science and the money spent on study grants. The EPA alums are calling for transparency, balanced science, and environmental history, while acting morally superior and [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:14:53+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Weekly Word: Driessen stops by to talk eco-imperialism and the evolution of environmentalism

Weekly Word: Driessen stops by to talk eco-imperialism and the evolution of environmentalism Paul Driessen, author of “Eco-Imperialism” and a major voice on energy and environmental issues, joined Jason Spiess and The Word Merchant Stephen Heins on the Weekly Word. Spiess began by mentioning “people in white lab coats” were promoting renewable energy. Driessen went [...]

By | 2018-01-04T23:16:22+00:00 December 25th, 2017|Categories: Audio, Energy|Tags: , |0 Comments

California’s Political Fires

Thought Piece A strong wind blows embers from smoldering trees at the Thomas Fire in Montecito, California, Dec. 16. PHOTO: DAVID MCNEW/GETTY IMAGES While California Governor Jerry Brown declares that the recent fires were caused by climate change, the Wall Street Journal pours some cold water on that argument (below). In fact, the WSJ points out that Sacramento [...]

By | 2018-01-04T23:03:43+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments