‘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

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

Time to get off the gravy train

Thought Piece Greg Walcher discusses the longstanding practice of suing and settling with the EPA. One could say it was a downright anti-transparency way of extracting large amounts of federal dollars without full disclosure. It would be interesting if a FOIA could be filed on all such “sue and settle” activities over the last decade. I [...]

By | 2018-01-04T23:00:12+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

REPORT: METHANE EMISSIONS CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN TOP OIL AND GAS BASINS

Thought Piece In lieu of a few anecdotes and under-researching, here is an excellent, nonpartisan report on methane emissions in total and by region. Seth Whitehouse and Energy in Depth have used the data directly from the EPA over the last 8 years. Along with the recent Health and Wellness report done by Sue Mickley, this [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:58:07+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Cashing Out From the Climate Casino

Thought Piece Paranoid politics like the Op-Ed below almost never achieves its goal. The obvious prejudices, hyperbole, rhetoric, and shrillness gives it away. As I have said before: "Name-calling, smearing, and sneering are not arguments.” One gets the feeling that the promised "warfare" by Bill McKibben and the environmental media will be a long term phenomenon. [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:49:50+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Reducing Antiquities Act Land Grabs

Thought Piece As usual, Paul Driessen makes a compelling argument in the “Reducing Antiquities Act Land Act.” Paul is a major voice on environmental and economic development issues. He will be joining Jason and me on the Weekly Word this week. I look forward to having a wide-ranging discussion with Paul. Reducing Antiquities Act Land Grabs [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:46:50+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

*UPDATE* Six Flaws In A New Report Trying To Link Fracking To Infant Health Issues

Thought Piece This is a thorough counter-argument to the University of Chicago, Princeton and UCLA study, including the source of funding for this anti-fracking “study.” It would be interesting to hear from the authors of the new “scientific”and objective study. *UPDATE* Six Flaws In A New Report Trying To Link Fracking To Infant Health Issues BY [...]

By | 2017-12-14T22:42:13+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

New Report Finds Marcellus Shale Development Unrelated To Pa. Mortality Rates

Thought Piece It is very interesting that this report received no coverage in environmental or health news, although the new study done by University of Chicago, UCLA and Princeton is splattered all over them. Another difference is that Sue Mickley’s study states who funded the study upfront, while there is no mention of who funded the [...]

By | 2017-12-14T22:40:11+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

Thought Piece Another silly walk and more silly talk by the Guardian. If the planet’s future is actually on the line, we all have to think a little more like a Utility Commissioner to make sure we as Americans are the makers of efficient energy, reducers of emissions, practitioners of energy efficiency and believers of clean [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:43:24+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climate Scientists Are Now Suing Critics Who Challenge ‘Settled Science’

Thought Piece This story is another reminder that “scientists” like Michael Mann are already using what he called “trench warfare.” In a related matter, Mann and 14 other fellow believers have recently published a paper in Bioscience journal slandering Dr. Susan Crockford’s scholarly work regarding polar bears. Unsurprisingly, Dr. Crockford has been recording the growing population [...]

By | 2017-12-14T22:15:37+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments