Paul Driessen

The Obama war on pipelines

By Paul Driessen Nov. 1, 2014 Expedite wind and solar – but block coal, oil, gas, pipelines, jobs and economic recovery “This is not the same industry we had 15 years ago,” Natural Gas Supply Association VP Jennifer Fordham said recently. That’s an understatement. The oil, petrochemical and manufacturing industries are also far different from those of 15 years ago. ... Read More »

It’s rarely about the environment anymore

By Paul Driessen Oct. 25, 2014 It’s about slashing our energy use, free enterprise, job creation, living standards and freedoms Back in 1970, when I got involved in the first Earth Day and nascent environmental movement, we had real pollution problems. But over time, new laws, regulations, attitudes and technologies cleaned up our air, water and sloppy industry practices. By ... Read More »

We need some regulatory patriotism!

By Paul Driessen Oct. 11, 2014 President Obama condemns tax inversions, but pillages America with his regulatory agenda. “My policies are on the ballot, every single one of them,” he reminded voters on October 2. It’s no mystery why American companies have stockpiled over $2 trillion of overseas earnings in foreign bank accounts. If they bring it to the United ... Read More »

Breaking Russia’s energy stranglehold

By Paul Driessen Sept. 29, 2014 Europe cannot afford to have its foreign and domestic policies dictated by Putin’s blackmail European Union nations want to impose tougher economic sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine and providing the missiles that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. However, they are worried about biting the hand that feeds them – with the natural ... Read More »

Protect the poor – from climate change policies

By Paul Driessen Sep. 26, 2014 Cornwall Alliance works to ensure reliable, affordable energy for poor families worldwide In a more rational, moral, compassionate, scientifically literate world, this Cornwall declaration would not be needed. It assesses the “far-reaching, costly policies” that the world’s governments are adopting, supposedly to prevent global warming and climate change. It calls on governments to focus ... Read More »

It’s time to stop the climate scare stories

By Willie Soon and Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Sep. 23, 2014 Using faulty computer models to forecast climate chaos condemns millions to untimely deaths India Prime Minister Narendra Modi sensibly refuses to attend yet another climate summit – this one called by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in New York for September 23, under the auspices of the United Nations, ... Read More »

What really drives anti-fracking zealots?

By Paul Driessen Sept. 21, 2014 They want to end fossil fuels and capitalism, control our lives and impose eco-utopia Recent news stories underscore the tremendous benefits brought by America’s fracking revolution. * The shale oil production boom could boost US crude production to 9.5 million barrels of oil per day (bopd) next year, reducing America’s crude oil imports to ... Read More »

EPA’s phony “environmental justice” caper

By Paul Driessen Sep. 8, 2014 The agency’s real agenda: empire, control, and inverted justice for poor and minority families When it comes to energy, climate change, justice and transparency, the Obama Administration and its Environmental Protection Agency want it every possible way. Their only consistency is their double standards and their determination to slash hydrocarbon use, ensure that electricity ... Read More »

What I did on my summer vacation – another climatologist’s perspective

By David Legates Sept. 5, 2014 We should celebrate fossil fuels, not condemn them I recently read an article in which “hockey stick” creator and climatologist Michael Mann discussed his summer vacation. Reporting on his travels to Montana, Dr. Mann lamented the fact that glaciers in Glacier National Park are receding. He blamed this on human-caused climate change. He said ... Read More »

Obama AWOL again – on energy terrorism

By Paul Driessen Sep. 2, 2014 The president fails to prepare for anything, except vacation, golf and climate change  Four news stories in four days sum up the Obama presidency and help explain why the world and U.S. economy are in such a mess. President Obama just returned from his two-week beach and golf vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. It took ... Read More »

Trampling on Coal Country families

By Paul Driessen Aug. 18, 2014 Obama and EPA are determined to destroy US coal, people’s lives and welfare be damned Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations ... Read More »

“Climate-smart” policies for Africa are stupid and immoral

By Paul Driessen Aug. 10, 2014 Obama-Kerry policies would perpetuate energy poverty, malnutrition, disease and death The 2014 US-Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama this past week brought together the largest-ever gathering of African government officials in Washington, DC. They discussed ways to bolster trade and investment by American companies on a continent where a billion people – including ... Read More »

Who’s really waging the ‘war on science’?

By Paul Driessen July 28, 2014 When it comes to attacking climate scientists, the alarmist Left has the market cornered Left-leaning environmentalists, media and academics have long railed against the alleged conservative “war on science.” They augment this vitriol with substantial money, books, documentaries and conference sessions devoted to “protecting” global warming alarmists from supposed “harassment” by climate chaos skeptics, ... Read More »

Greenpeace showcases its anti-human side

By Paul Driessen July 15, 2014 Greenpeace activist confirms every negative story you’ve ever read about this activist group It was a surreal experience. As the Heartland Institute’s hugely successful Ninth International Conference on Climate Change ended, I agreed to let Greenpeace activist Connor Gibson interview me. I’d just given a presentation on Big Green’s lethal agenda, describing how “dangerous ... Read More »

Big Green’s lethal agenda

By Paul Driessen July 11, 2014 Sustainability and climate claims limit energy access and living standards for the world’s poor The outstanding presentations at this Ninth International Conference on Climate Change clearly demonstrate that activist climate science is increasingly devoid of evidence … increasingly removed from the scientific method – and yet is increasingly being used to devise, justify and ... Read More »