Paul Driessen

EPA’s gross negligence at Gold King

By Paul Driessen Aug. 17, 2015 Fear-mongering, pollution standards and negligence rules don’t apply when EPA is at fault On August 5, an Environmental Restoration company crew, supervised by US Environmental Protection Agency officials, used an excavator to dig away tons of rock and debris that were blocking the entrance portal of Colorado’s Gold King Mine, which had been largely ... Read More »

EPA’s punitive, fraudulent Clean Power Plan

By Paul Driessen August 9, 2015 Congress, states and our next president must end EPA harm to human health and welfare The Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan (CPP) requires that states reduce their electric utility sector carbon dioxide emissions an average of 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. EPA twisted 80 words in the Clean Air Act into ... Read More »

An errant environmental encyclical

By Paul Driessen July 26, 2015 Pope Francis’ prescriptions will perpetuate poverty, disease, premature death in Third World The Laudato Si encyclical on climate, sustainability and the environment prepared by and for Pope Francis is often eloquent, always passionate but often encumbered by platitudes, many of them erroneous. “Man has slapped nature in the face,” and “nature never forgives,” the ... Read More »

Take a bow for the new revolution

By Paul Driessen July 18, 2015 Americans are less inclined to be fooled again, or to “smile and grin at the change all around” From the outset, President Obama directed his powerful government agencies and congressional allies to help him “fundamentally transform” the United States. Too many of them were eager to nationalize the nation’s healthcare system, ignore or rewrite ... Read More »

Ethanol and biodiesel: Guilty as charged

By Paul Driessen July. 12, 2015 Bogus biofuel trading costs us millions – while the absurd biofuel program costs us billions Two notorious crooks are helping us wrap up another sordid episode in the saga of the United States biofuel mandates, while further highlighting how bungled and long past its expiration date the program is. Congress concocted the mandates over ... Read More »

Obama and EPA imperil minority welfare

By Paul Driessen July 7, 2015 “Clean Power Plan” would bring imaginary benefits – and real health and welfare damage The Obama Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities. In their view, this justifies unprecedented environmental regulations, like EPA’s pending “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) to reduce carbon dioxide and ... Read More »

The green mirage – and con job

By Paul Driessen and Tom Tamarkin June 25, 2015 Musk, Schmidt, Simons and billionaire buddies build empire based on climate and energy BS Elon Musk and his fellow barons of Climate Crisis, Inc. recently got a huge boost from Pope Francis. Musk et al. say fossil fuels are causing unprecedented warming and weather disasters. The Pope agrees and says Catholics ... Read More »

Twin peaks – twin lies

By Paul Driessen and Tom Tamarkin June 10, 2015 Supposedly record-high temperature and carbon dioxide levels supposedly bring record chaos A recent NOAA article is just what Doctor Doom ordered. It claims the 18-year “hiatus” in rising planetary temperatures isn’t really happening. (The “pause” followed a 20-year modest temperature increase, which followed a prolonged cooling period.) The article states: “Here ... Read More »

Putin and Buffett’s war on U.S. pipelines

By Paul Driessen June 6, 2015 Billionaires use secretive foundations to finance anti-pipeline protests – and get even richer Abundant, reliable, affordable oil and natural gas empower people. They support job creation, mobility, modern agriculture, homes and hospitals, computers and communications, lights and refrigerators, life and study after sundown, indoor plumbing, safe drinking water, less disease and longer lives. Hydrocarbons ... Read More »

Curbing EPA abuses

By Paul Driessen May 30, 2015 Action needed now to end EPA deception, fraud, collusion, tyranny and destruction Russian President Vladimir Putin is outraged that the United States has indicted 14 FIFA soccer officials, accusing them of corruption, racketeering, fraud and conspiracy, involving bribes totaling over $150 million in kickbacks for awarding tournament rights. He says the US is meddling ... Read More »

Bee facts changed – green agendas did not

By Paul Driessen May 16, 2015 Activists and White House appear ready to present new justifications for unjustified policies The White House finally appears ready to announce conclusions and policy recommendations from the Pollinator Task Force it appointed a year ago. Environmentalist groups eagerly await the decision. After clamoring and campaigning for years for government action, they hope to get ... Read More »

The Iceman Cometh?

By Paul Driessen May 10, 2015 Could a quiescent sun portend a new little ice age: a chilly era for humanity and agriculture? President Obama, Al Gore and other alarmists continue to prophesy manmade global warming crises, brought on by our “unsustainable” reliance on fossil fuels. Modelers like Mike Mann and Gavin Schmidt conjure up illusory crisis “scenarios” based on ... Read More »

Silencing skeptics, conservatives and free speech

By Paul Driessen May 2, 2015 Congressional Democrats and Vatican join White House and Leftist assaults on basic rights Our scientific method and traditions of free speech and open debate are under assault as never before, by intolerant inquisitors in our media, universities, government agencies, and even Congress and the Vatican. They threaten our most basic rights and freedoms, our ... Read More »

The Whitehouse-White House inquisition

By Paul Driessen March 22, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse says reaction to intimidation is “overheated” – but he ignores Tides Foundation abuses Senator Sheldon Whitehouse recently had a Huff-Po tantrum. The Rhode Island Democrat was miffed that people criticized him and equally liberal Senate colleagues Barbara Boxer (CA) and Ed Markey (MA) for attacking skeptics of dangerous manmade climate change like ... Read More »

The Obama climate monarchy

By Paul Driessen April 12, 2015 Using the EPA, CEQ and other federal agencies to fundamentally transform America ISIS terrorists continue to butcher people while hacking into a French television network. Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons remains on track. In a nation of 320 million people, American businesses hired only 126,000 workers in March, amid a pathetic 62% labor participation ... Read More »

Perverse climate “morality”

By Paul Driessen April 5, 2015 Current climate policies mean energy deprivation, poverty, disease and death for billions You’ve got to admit, liberal are masters at describing every initiative they launch as “the moral thing to do.” Their campaign for draconian energy regulations and a new global warming treaty is no exception. Protecting people, wildlife and ecosystems from climate catastrophes ... Read More »

The tip of the climate spending iceberg

By Paul Driessen March 28, 2015 How your tax and consumer dollars finance Climate Crisis, Inc. and hobble America Lockheed Martin, a recent Washington Post article notes, is getting into renewable energy, nuclear fusion, “sustainability” and even fish farming projects, to augment its reduced defense profits. The company plans to forge new ties with Defense Department and other Obama initiatives, ... Read More »

Radical environmentalism’s death campaigns

By Paul Driessen March 22, 2015 Its anti-DDT war is a lethal “death-rate solution” imposed on Third World countries The terms racism, white supremacy, crimes against humanity are bandied about so often that they have become almost meaningless. But they are absolutely appropriate in an arena where they are too rarely applied: radical environmentalism’s campaigns that perpetuate poverty, disease and ... Read More »

Crony biofuel politics wag the dog

By Paul Driessen March 14, 2015 A governor and his son lobby for ethanol – and expect presidential candidates to endorse it Talk about the Norfolk terrier tail wagging the Great Dane. If they are to have any hope of winning their party’s nomination, Republican presidential hopefuls better support ethanol mandates, Hawkeye State politicos told potential candidates at the recent ... Read More »

Silencing skeptics – financing alarmists

By Paul Driessen March 7, 2015 Will Congress and media examine government, environmentalist and university alarmist funding? Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), other senators and Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) recently sent letters to institutions that employ or support climate change researchers whose work questions claims that Earth and humanity face unprecedented manmade climate change catastrophes. The letters allege that the targeted ... Read More »

Climatist Jihad?

By Paul Driessen March 1, 2015 Climate Crisis extremists attack experts who challenge claims of imminent climate Armageddon ISIS and other Islamist jihad movements continue to round up and silence all who oppose them or refuse to convert to their extreme religious tenets. They are inspiring thousands to join them. Their intolerance, vicious tactics and growing power seem to have ... Read More »

The climate con goes on

By Paul Driessen Feb. 22, 2015 Climate Chaos, Inc. and media allies ban news and books on climate realism Some 200 nations may sign a “modest” Kyoto II climate treaty, say December 2014 media reports from Lima, Peru. But will developing nations agree to stop using coal to generate electricity? No. Curtail economic growth? No. Cease emitting carbon dioxide? Maybe, ... Read More »

Divestment ethics and realities

By Paul Driessen Feb. 15, 2015 Eliminating fossil fuels from investment portfolios hurts colleges, workers and poor families College students who support divestment of fossil fuel stocks are passionate about their cause. Just look at their word choices. Though they could never function even one week without hydrocarbon energy, they call fossil-fuel companies “rogue entities,” assert that oil, coal and ... Read More »

Vilifying realist science – and scientists

By Paul Driessen Feb. 11, 2015 Obama, Gore other climate alarmists refuse to debate, but love to vilify – and love their money Things are not going well for Climate Chaos, Inc. The Environmental Protection Agency is implementing its carbon dioxide regulations, and President Obama wants to make more Alaska oil and gas prospects off limits. But elsewhere the climate ... Read More »

Divesting people of better living standards

By Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek Feb. 7, 2015 “Disinvestment” of fossil fuel holdings is misguided, irresponsible, lethal – and racist “Social responsibility” activists want universities and pension funds to eliminate fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios. They plan to spotlight their demands on “Global Divestment Day,” February 13-14. Their agenda is misguided, immoral, lethal … even racist. A ... Read More »

I come to bury Renewable Fuel Standards

By Paul Driessen Feb. 2, 2015 Not to praise ethanol mandates that kill jobs, raise food costs, and hurt poor families and wildlife They say politics makes strange bedfellows. In a perfect example, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are cosponsoring the “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act,” to abolish the corn ethanol Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which ... Read More »

Methane deceptions

By Paul Driessen Jan. 26, 2015 Deception, agenda and folly drive latest Obama EPA anti-hydrocarbon rules. Are farmers next? First they came for the coal mining and power plant industry, and most people did not speak out because they didn’t rely on coal, accepted Environmental Protection Agency justifications at face value, or thought EPA’s war on coal would benefit them. ... Read More »

Merchants of Smear

By Paul Driessen Jan. 17, 2015 Obama, Gore other climate alarmists refuse to debate, but love to vilify – and love their money Manmade climate disaster proponents know the Saul Alinksy community agitator playbook by heart. In a fight, almost anything goes. Never admit error; just change your terminology and attack again. Expand your base, by giving potential allies financial ... Read More »

Vetoing bipartisan energy, job and economic growth

By Paul Driessen Jan. 10, 2015 President Obama makes it clear that the only “common ground” he respects is his liberal turf New Republican members were still being sworn in and expressing their desire for bipartisan initiatives, when President Obama said he would veto the Keystone pipeline, ObamaCare fixes and other bills that run counter to his agenda. Washington’s new ... Read More »

Saving lives in the Middle East

By Paul Driessen Jan. 3, 2015 Faith-based groups race against time, winter cold and Islamist butchers to reduce the slaughter Yazidi and other Christian communities trace their Syrian and Iraqi roots back nearly 2,000 years. Now they are being systematically exterminated. Not merely driven out. Exterminated – along with Jews, Baha’is and even Muslims insufficiently fundamentalist to suit Islamic State ... Read More »

Google goes off the climate change deep end

By Paul Driessen and Chris Skates Dec. 27, 2014 Chairman Eric Schmidt should heed his own advice – and base energy policies on facts In a recent interview with National Public Radio host Diane Rehm, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company “has a very strong view that we should make decisions in politics based on facts. And the facts ... Read More »

Still more politicized pseudo-science?

By Paul Driessen Dec. 16, 2014 The neonics and honeybees saga takes interesting, potentially fraudulent turn Widening efforts to blame neonicotinoid pesticides for honeybee “colony collapse disorder” and other “beepocalypse” problems have taken a fascinating turn. Insisting that scientific evidence shows a clear link between neonics and honeybee population declines, EU anti-insecticide campaigners persuaded the European Union to impose a ... Read More »

Greenpeace again offends indigenous people

By Craig Rucker December 13, 2014 Radical global warming campaigners trespass on treasured Inca cultural sites Greenpeace likes to pretend it’s on the side of local people, especially indigenous peoples. But time and again they demonstrate a shocking degree of cultural boorishness. Now Greenpeace activists have Peruvians up in arms, after trespassing all over treasured Incan cultural sites at Machu ... Read More »

Tell Congress, “End wind energy tax giveaways now”

By Paul Driessen December 2, 2014 Lame Duck Congress could vote this week on more tax dollars for Big Wind There is a good chance that the Lame Duck Congress could vote as early as Wednesday, December 4, on extending huge taxpayer subsidies for Big Wind energy companies for another three, five or more years. Citizens concerned about high-cost electricity, ... Read More »

The Gruberization of environmental policies

By Paul Driessen November 28, 2014 Accumulation of fraudulent EPA regulations impacts energy, economy, jobs, families and health Call it the Gruberization of America’s energy and environmental policies. Former White House medical consultant Jonathan Gruber pocketed millions of taxpayer dollars before infamously explaining how ObamaCare was enacted. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” he said. “It was really, ... Read More »

Needed: Accurate climate forecasts

By Paul Driessen and David Legates Nov. 23, 2014 Focusing on carbon dioxide (because that’s where the money is) threatens forecasts, and lives Pleistocene glaciers repeatedly buried almost half of the Northern Hemisphere under a mile of ice. The Medieval Warm Period (~950-1250 AD) enriched agriculture and civilizations across Asia and Europe, while the Little Ice Age that followed (~1350-1850) ... Read More »

EPA’s next regulatory tsunami

By Paul Driessen Nov. 16, 2014 Trillions of dollars in ozone compliance and economic stagnation costs, for fabricated benefits Looming Environmental Protection Agency ozone regulations personify the Obama administration’s secrecy, collusion, fraud, and disdain for concerns about the effects that its tsunami of regulations is having on the livelihoods, living standards, health and welfare of millions of American families. Virtually ... Read More »

Jobs, prosperity and security via oil exports

By Paul Driessen Nov. 9, 2014 Ending the antiquated ban on oil exports will also spur US production and keep oil prices low The midterm elections underscore how much Americans value energy, job and economic revival – and how much they want less Washington control of their lives, livelihoods, and dreams for their children and grandchildren. They also reflect the ... Read More »

Alan Caruba’s Review of Cracking Big Green

Alan Caruba It is doubtful that most Americans and others around the world know how vast the organizational structure of the environmental movement is and how much wealth it generates for those engaged in an agenda that would drag humanity back to the Stone Age.  If that sounds extreme, consider a world without access to and use of energy or ... Read More »

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 »