Sierra Club Asks Fed Court to Stop Atlantic Sunrise Construction

Thought Piece “We will continue to work to protect communities from the threat of fracked gas pollution,” said Sierra Club attorney Nathan Matthews. It is hard to retain a modicum of respect for any environmental group who likes the law if it favors them, but who becomes a heavy-handed, well-financed scofflaw if it doesn’t, especially if [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:25:46+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

EPA’s new science advisor will bolster objectivity and transparency

Thought Piece Again, I will quote to express a historical worry of mine: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H.L. Mencken EPA's new science advisor will bolster objectivity and transparency BY SUSAN E. DUDLEY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 11/01/17 09:20 AM EDT 40 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:23:30+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Scott Pruitt Plans to Dismiss EPA’s Expert Scientific Advisors

Thought Piece See Video The lop-sided appointments by the previous EPA for its Clean Air Committees: The Scientific Advisory Committee Particulate Matter Review Panel where 24 of the 26 members received over $190 million in direct or indirect grants and the the Scientific Advisory Committee Ozone Panel 17 of the 20 members received over $192 million. [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:21:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sierra Club Lawsuit Against Cove Point, 2 Other LNG Plants Tossed

Thought Piece I use to be a member of the Sierra Club and I am a great admirer of fellow Wisconsinite John Muir, but I haven’t been able to stomach them since they adopted their anti-fossil fuel persona. Their political activism has developed into an environmental Luddite machine without an ounce of understanding of the importance [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:15:26+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

UGLY: Disputing peer review by lawsuit

Thought Piece I am rendered speechless, so I let John Stuart Mill speak for me: “The particular evil of silencing of an expression of an opinion.” Steve UGLY: Disputing peer review by lawsuit Anthony Watts / 5 days ago November 1, 2017 Wow, just wow. Some scientists and their egos. Sheesh. Michael Shellenberger writes: Stanford University professor Mark Z. Jacobson has [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:12:19+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The Clean Power Plan Is Irrelevant

Thought Piece Environmentalists have been taken by surprise by the remarkable shale oil evolution over the last decade and its benefits to the global environment and international economic development. Instead, they have made fossil fuels, including the natural gas and tight oil, into a dark conspiracy perpetrated by large energy companies equivalent to the military-industrial complex [...]

By | 2017-11-06T14:20:50+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Liberal Commentator: Death Threats Against EPA Director Make Sense

Thought Piece For the record, the Clean Power Plan is a great example of undemocratic regulation, environmental extremism, faulty constitutional thinking, media manipulation, extensive use of executive orders, moral rectitude, name-calling, populist rhetoric, ideological purity, demonization of the opposition, total inability to  negotiate with the loyal opposition, and poor understanding of basic global economic development. Steve [...]

By | 2017-10-29T09:30:02+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Lancet Commission on pollution and health

Thought Piece After reading the recently published Lancet Report for the first time, I am struck by a few thoughts: The narrative of the study could have been written by any number of environmental groups; the actual statistics tell a different story; and, finally the real story which may very well be about the effects of [...]

By | 2017-10-29T09:24:04+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

EPA Chief Set to Bar Government-Funded Experts From Agency’s Science Panels

Thought Piece It surely is time to end the inherent conflict of interest between appointed experts and government grants. One would hope that the funding-bias, so visible in many recent environmental studies, will stop. Full disclosure of participants and material facts should be a part of the vetting of all scientists being considered for government science [...]

By | 2017-10-23T22:02:56+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds

Thought Piece I am not shocked about the information provided by the recent pollution study, but I am bothered that Ex-EPA’s Gina McCarthy reveals her prejudices and anti-intellectualism in her interpretation of the study. Steve P.S. “Often creativity is ruined by throwing more and more money at premature ideas." Rob Asghur Pollution kills 9 million people [...]

By | 2017-10-23T22:00:12+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments