Lawmaker says ‘majority’​ of House Republicans are ‘deniers’​: Harvard Professor says “Things are not looking good.”​

Thought Piece Naomi Oreskes, the Harvard University science historian [I must admit that it is hard being called a denier, just because some of us don't see a black and white world, especially from a single political Chicago political voice. The fact that Rep. Quigley did it in front of group of well-meaning businesses and [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dueling Headlines: DAPL expected to bring $100M a year to North Dakota; Former OH Rep. Dennis Kucinich thinks real cost may be incalculably higher.

Thought Piece [Who knew that Dennis Kucinich was a pipeline and environment expert? In fact, who knew he even knew where North Dakota was located. Although, it isn't surprising that he opposes the Dakota Access Pipe Line. "North Dakota and other states may soon discover that the temporary financial benefits of pipeline revenue will be far outweighed by the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bakken Boosters See Robustness Returning This Year and Next, Additional $100 million in Annual Tax Revenue

Bakken Boosters See Robustness Returning This Year and Next Richard Nemec March 6, 2017 The buzz is slowly returning to the Bakken Shale, with state and industry stakeholders eyeing a return to more robust production and bottom line numbers by the end of this year and through all of 2018. America's highest profile oil pipeline, the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Trump’s Clean Watershed: He orders the EPA to review Obama’s illegal waterways regulation.

Trump’s Clean Watershed: He orders the EPA to review Obama’s illegal waterways regulation. Wall Street Journal Editorial, Updated Feb. 28, 2017 8:04 p.m. ET http://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-a-watershed-for-better-regulation/C361F7BB-BE73-4E9C-8810-0D0EC285560E.html Speaking of deregulation (see nearby), President Trump on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider an Obama Administration rule that seized control over tens of millions of acres of private [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Gina McCarthy outlines EPA accomplishments”​ She Proves EPA-ism Had Become Just Another Immodest, Preachy Religious Type. So Righteous!

Thought Piece [But of course Gina has just taken a position at Harvard and I suspect that her self-righteousness will make her become vocal and visual from time to time. As for writing about her activist agency over the last four years, historians and reporters are much more likely to write about her "accomplishments," clear eyed and all, [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA: to follow his statutory mandate—clean air and water—and to respect states’ rights.

Thought Piece [This interview by Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal on February 17 is worth reading. Secretary Pruitt reveals himself to be less of a counter-revolutionary or theologian; and, more of a legal scholar and environmentalist with an understanding of economics. He believes  the previous EPA "didn’t bother with statutes. They displaced Congress, disregarded the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Judith Curry retires, citing ‘craziness’ of climate science: Michael Mann says she engaged in personal attacks, “confusionism” and “denialism”

Thought Piece I will leave it up to my gentle readers to determine who engages in character attacks, "confusionism" and "denialism." and, who plays a particularly "pernicious role" in the climate change debate. Below, I have quoted an interview that Mr. Mann gave to Scott Waldman: "For his part, Mann said climate science would be stronger without [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming ‘pause’: One-sided “reporting” isn’t a global warming report, at all.

Thought Piece They see black and white and I see red. It is hard not to notice the obvious bias of the BBC writer. How can there be any real debate about "global warming" or its Siamese twin, "climate change." In fact, this "report" may be an example of funding bias. First, I confess to being a [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

EPA releases final report on fracking’s drinking water impacts

Thought Piece The scientific foundation to better protect drinking water resources during fracking EPA releases final report on fracking’s drinking water impacts December 14, 2016 | By Patrick C. Miller Industry groups harshly criticized the EPA for changing the conclusions of its scientific report on how fracking impacts drinking water, but the report is expected to [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Trump Says ‘nobody really knows’ if climate change real

Thought Piece Trump Says 'nobody really knows' if climate change real. As Al Gore Told Donald Trump . . . Forget climate change. Green handouts have become a political end in themselves. December 9, 2016 | By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., Wall Street Journal During the decades we’ve been waiting for actual climate data to validate [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments