Madam Ex-Secretary McCarthy: A Humble Public Servant is Wise

Madam Ex-Secretary McCarthy: A Humble Public Servant is Wise Madam Ex-Secretary McCarthy: A Humble Public Servant is Wise By Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant, LLC As a more active member of the loyal opposition, I cannot help noticing ex-EPA’s Gina McCarthy's appointment as a fellow at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and John F. [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:55:24+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Academic freedom lecturer takes on claims of climate change deniers

Thought Piece Clearly, Penn State University’s Professor Michael Mann has no sense of humor, nor does he have a sense of irony. Speaking at the “Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom,” Mann gave a speech preaching for the end of climate change debate at the University of Michigan, after Michigan’s President Mark Schlissel introduced guest speaker [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:43:17+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The U.S. Is Breaking Clean Energy Records Even As Trump Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels

Thought Piece NEW SHOREHAM, RI - SEPTEMBER 22: The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands 3 miles off of Block Island on September 22, 2016 New Shoreham, Rhode Island. The five 6-megawatt wind turbines are expected to produce more energy than Block Island needs. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images) The narrative about emissions reduction [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:36:31+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

North Dakota Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Wilkinson v. Board of University and School Lands Decision

Thought Piece Here is an interesting case regarding mineral rights and governmental “takings.” It is not clear what legal effect it will have on broader cases of mineral rights and private property, but it will provide employment for attorneys. Steve North Dakota Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Wilkinson v. Board of University and School Lands Decision [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:16:07+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Natural Disasters Should Teach Us

Thought Piece Here is another thoughtful piece from friend Steven Lyazi from Kampala, Uganda. Steven continues to remind Americans that the real problems of Africa will not be solved by a solar oven or ignoring the 400,000 people killed annually by malaria. When will "environmental thinking" realize that banning the use of DDT in Africa is [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:07:34+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hogan sues EPA over neighboring power plant pollution

Thought Piece Another novel idea for suing someone other than ourselves, like LA and San Francisco is doing right now. Theoretically, Maryland would be able to sue other states even if the Clean Power Plan were in force. The possibility for legal mischief and/or oppression could rival Franz Kafka's "The Trial." Steve Hogan sues EPA over [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:13:48+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Thousands flee ‘imminent’ Bali volcano eruption

Thought Piece I am starting a new service called the Early Bird from the Word Merchant. I want to be a reliable resource of early international wire news for both energy and environmental sectors. Here is early news about upcoming volcano eruption. Thousands flee ‘imminent’ Bali volcano eruption charles the moderator / 4 days ago September 24, 2017 [Update [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:04:23+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Now it’s a War on Pipelines

Thought Piece First they waged war on coal, and now they’ve launched a war on pipelines. As one activist put it, the best means of transporting oil is no transportation. But if there is going to be increased production, “I would rather it go by train.” Right. Just replacing the Dakota Access Pipe Line would require [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:01:50+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

2014 HGS Presentation: “Climate Change: Facts and Fictions”

Thought Piece Not much has changed since Dr. Rusty Riese's May 2014 Presentation in front of Houston Geological Society. The alarmists like Dr. Michael Mann are using the same old arguments, but after 3 more years, they seem even less fact-based. Frankly, I would love to have Dr. Mann do a 45 minute presentation about the [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:51:13+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments