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Why the EPA is Partly to Blame for the Flint Water Crisis

Thought Piece Credibility isn’t an ordinary Word. Why hasn’t any investigative reporter picked up this ongoing story about the EPA under the leadership of Gina McCarthy and Janet McCabe in President Obama’s second term. Remember, the Clean Power Plan was finalized in 2015 and Janet McCabe oversaw the (CPP) regulations implementation and was EPA Air Chief. [...]

By |2019-05-13T09:51:33-05:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on Why the EPA is Partly to Blame for the Flint Water Crisis

Flint’s Water Crisis Started 5 Years Ago. It’s Not Over.

Thought Piece The Credibility of One-Eyed Environmental Sources In terms of credibility, NTY does not even refer to the former EPA’s (under Gina McCarthy) involvement in the Flint Water Crisis. In fact, there were Office of Inspector General 2016 & 2018 Reports detailing the flaws and “cover-up” of the EPA’s response to the Flint Water Crisis [...]

By |2019-05-20T13:40:50-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Flint’s Water Crisis Started 5 Years Ago. It’s Not Over.

18 SPECTACULARLY WRONG EARTH DAY PREDICTIONS: EXPECT MORE THIS YEAR

Thought Piece In 2019, there should be a Full Disclosure requirement (including all published quotes) for the latest group of catastrophists such as prognosticators, forecasters, futurist, meteorologists, climatologist, scientists, predictors, and visionaries. They should have to disclose their past record for predicting the future: One year, five years, 10 years, 20 years, and 30 years, which [...]

By |2019-04-23T16:52:20-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on 18 SPECTACULARLY WRONG EARTH DAY PREDICTIONS: EXPECT MORE THIS YEAR

Kenney building ‘war room’ to counter environmental groups, negative media coverage of Alberta’s oil industry

Thought Piece To quote the ubiquitous Anonymous: “Environmental activism does not destroy things, but rather it inexhaustibly prevents them from ever coming into being.” It is time for Canada to have an updated discussion about climate, economic development, state of the art of energy technolgy, and thoughtful resource development for all of Canada including its indigenous [...]

By |2019-04-23T16:54:08-05:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on Kenney building ‘war room’ to counter environmental groups, negative media coverage of Alberta’s oil industry

‘Eco-colonialism’: Rift grows between Indigenous leaders and green activists

Thought Piece This is a piece by Claudia Cattaneo from 2018 that still echoes in my head. Certainly, it is a story with continuing importance to Canada, its politics and its economic development. Thirty members of the First Nations Tribes say it prioritizes the environment, but in balance with economic development goals. “We absolutely do not [...]

By |2019-04-23T16:57:36-05:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on ‘Eco-colonialism’: Rift grows between Indigenous leaders and green activists

Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind & Solar: ‘Let’s Quit Jerking Around With Renewables & Batteries’

Thought Piece  Unsurprisingly, the following interview got no media coverage. By the way, Bill Gates has little or no skin in the renewables and battery sector, plus he isn’t singing from the Green Tabernacle Choir hymnal. Historically, the media has acted like a lynch mob, from time to time, and this one of those times.” Anonymous [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:09:58-05:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind & Solar: ‘Let’s Quit Jerking Around With Renewables & Batteries’

TIPRO 2019 STATE OF ENERGY REPORT

Thought Piece   For anyone who wants to put the economics back into economic development, this 2019 TIPRO Report is very timely. I especially like the Methodology Section. Too many reports and reporters provide scant information on their methodology or derivation of their “facts.” The one-eyed climate left is good at inciting fervor for concepts that [...]

By |2019-02-18T14:26:46-05:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Comments Off on TIPRO 2019 STATE OF ENERGY REPORT

Gas Shortages Give New York an Early Taste of the Green New Deal

Thought Piece Here is a great Op-Ed piece by friend Robert Bryce. In complete disbelief, Robert writes about the mostly officious energy policy of New York. How can urban politicians set a course for destruction, while rural citizens must stand by and let it all happen? Robert details all of the flaws of extreme environmental thinking. [...]

By |2019-02-18T14:29:50-05:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Gas Shortages Give New York an Early Taste of the Green New Deal

“Why We Won’t Quit the Climate Fight” (the growing futility, despair of climate alarmists)

Thought Piece Here is a great piece by one of my very favorite economic development and energy writers, Rob Bradley. He combines environmental sanity, intellectualism, and clarity. In this piece, Rob develops a flower child point and mature counterpoint narrative in the climate debate. "No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up." [...]

By |2019-02-18T14:41:58-05:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on “Why We Won’t Quit the Climate Fight” (the growing futility, despair of climate alarmists)

The Obvious Biomass Emissions Error

Thought Piece Thanks to Steve Goreham, here is a discussion about one of the many flaws in the Emission Reduction Scheme in European Union (ETS-EU). Wood chips are being treated like a renewable resource. The double standards, wood chips vs. energy efficiency, of the ETS is obvious. ONE COULD SAY THIS FLAW IS LIKELY EVIDENCE OF [...]

By |2019-02-18T14:46:34-05:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Comments Off on The Obvious Biomass Emissions Error