EPA administrator: ‘We’re going to keep reducing greenhouse gas emissions’

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins Gina is an unrepentant and a zealous climate change alarmist, with a little too much self-congratulation in her latest interviews for my tastes. Her certainty and biases will not be missed by the US energy revolution: and arguably, her lack of independence from the White House has politicized the EPA beyond [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:37+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Michael Lewis’s ‘Brilliant’ New Book About Cognitive Bias: One bias they found is that we underestimate uncertainty.

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins The new Michael Lewis book promises to develop a theme that has become a part of the environmental narrative: Scientists and environmentalists who maintain certainty when predicting the future of the planet. Also, the human bias to misremember their previous predictions as being correct. I have been advocating humility for visionaries,  predictors, futurists, [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:37+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |1 Comment

Global Pollution Map Is Astonishing: 5 Takeaways

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins [Arguably, air pollution is still a more deadly killer than greenhouse gases, if a little less mysterious and environmentally sexy.  Steve] Global Pollution Map Is Astonishing: 5 Takeaways Originally Posted December 2, 2016 9:42 am | By James Taylor,  Forbes Opinion I am president of the Spark of Freedom Foundation. Opinions expressed by Forbes [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:09+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

EPA’s Clean Power Plan and its Moment of Truth

Originally posted in Watts Up With That (WUWT) *The worlds most view site on global warming and climate change.* Guest essay by Stephen Heins, Energy Consultant, Business Writer and Practical Environmentalist   28 September 2016 | By Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant While many of us have actively tried to follow the broad-based scientific discussions about climate [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:09+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , |1 Comment

“Schneiderman’s Climate Secrets,” How Long Will New York’s Attorney General try to hide his environmental crusade?

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins [New York's Attorney General Schneiderman seems to believe that it is alright to conduct a witch hunt with one-sided transparency, which I would argue is a distorted mirror of biblical proportion. Steve]  Schneiderman’s Climate Secrets What is New York’s Attorney General trying to hide? Aug. 31, 2016 12:00 a.m. ET, Wall Street Journal Editorial When [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:09+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Will Environmentalists Bring The American Oil Industry To A Halt Again?” Will the environmental media’s biased view prevail over US energy policy?

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins [For an example of a certain amount of media bias, you should do a Google search for "recent EPA Colorado spill" and "Johns Hopkins fracking study." Yes, there was a recent EPA Colorado spill; and, no, there is no real evidence about fracking and headaches in Johns Hopkins recent study. The differences between the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:10+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |1 Comment

Within the Last Year, EPA Spills for Third Time in Colorado : EPA announcement took 2 1/2 days this time, better than the 6 days for Animus Spill.

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins  [I wrote the following piece, "Do the Colorado Toxic Spills Foretell Nightmares for the EPA?", after attending the Senate Hearing and House hearings last September about the Animas Toxic Accident in Colorado. I couldn't help noticing that the EPA's Janet McCabe (director of the Clean Power Plan) used the same strategy last week as [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:10+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

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

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 of climate change bias, especially given the coverage of the original media event. "Consensus" has no place in science, consensus only plays a [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:10+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

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 or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and welfare.” Credit: Twenty20    More regulatory [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:10+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |1 Comment

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

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 (Easterly, Senseless Dreamy Garbled, 2015) (Easterly, 2015) and deliberate whether this program is a paternal development model that imposes contentious climate [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:10+00:00 July 31st, 2016|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments