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Environmental Articles 2017-04-05T21:23:50+00:00

“Letter shows ‘#ExxonKnew’ Attorneys General caught up in unlawful collusion” Where is Al Gore? Where is the media coverage?

August 10th, 2016|Tags: , |

Thought piece by Stephen Heins [Where is Al Gore, who should respond to this story? Where is media coverage, including the environmental media, who also should respond to this ruling? This may be a classic example [...]

“More regulatory magic from the EPA”: Another 210 page Behemoth of Ostensible Math, Science and Alchemy

August 9th, 2016|Tags: , |

Thought piece by Stephen Heins The most recent example of the manipulation of benefit/cost analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an official finding by the EPA that “greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft cause [...]

Sustainable Development Goals: CLIMATE ACTIVISM DISGUISED AS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE? Eroding UN Development Programme?

July 31st, 2016|Tags: |

Thought piece by Stephen Heins [Best quotes of this important study: (1) "In this brief note we examine the SDG with respect to the issues raised by the Colonial Office (Butler, 1991) and by Bill Easterly [...]

Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies Working with the White House’s Environmental Agenda

May 25th, 2016|Tags: |

25 May 2016 | by Stephen Heins Once upon a time, Congress created independent regulatory agencies for a reason. It gave them five-member commissions, in which the chairman of each commission holds the deciding vote, [...]

White House outlines agenda for Obama’s final months, latest compilation of pending regulatory actions, 3,300 of them flowing through the pipeline.

May 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins [White House and many Federal Agencies are likely to start acting like synchronize swimmers in Wash DC. Below, the problematic and probably misguided goals of the EPA. After all, all of [...]

The EPA and The Clean Power Plan: The Climate Science is Far from Settled

February 9th, 2016|Tags: , |

Originally posted in Energy Central 9 February 2016 | By Steve Heins, The Word Merchant “The EPA and The Clean Power Plan: The Climate Science is Far from Settled,” (…and the EPA hasn’t yet addressed any of the [...]

Do the Colorado Toxic Spills Foretell Nightmares for the EPA?

October 16th, 2015|Tags: |

Originally posted in Energy Central Posted on October 16, 2015 Posted By: Stephen Heins Topic: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management For decades the EPA, with its piercing scrutiny, complex regulations, and ruthless punishment of polluters, [...]

Do the Colorado Toxic Spills Foretell Nightmares for the EPA?

October 16th, 2015|Tags: , |

For decades the EPA, with its piercing scrutiny, complex regulations, and ruthless punishment of polluters, has ruled through fear and intimidation. But with a growing list of recent debacles, scandal, and regulatory snafus, the tables [...]

With The Clean Power Plan, EPA Has Given Up On Cooperative Federalism

March 4th, 2015|Tags: , |

Originally posted in Forbes/Opinion 4 Mar 2015 | By Stephen Heins The idea of “cooperative federalism” began with the New Deal in the 1930s when it came to include a division of responsibilities among the states and the [...]

Practical Environmentalism In The Noisy World Of Energy

December 23rd, 2014|Tags: |

Originally posted in Forbes/Opinion 23 Dec 2014 | By Stephen Heins The world of energy (oil, pipelines, OPEC, fracking, gasoline prices, peak oil, tar sands and natural gas, to mention the most overly discussed) has entered a new [...]

California Gets its Energy Policy Affairs in Order: Energy Action Plan II is Blueprint for Optimization and Cooperation

September 19th, 2005|Tags: , |

Originally posted by Energy Central September 19, 2005 | By Stephen Heins Now that California is in the last stages of adopting its Energy Action Plan II, it is an opportune time to discuss the [...]

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