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    • Australia shoots down climate lobby’s scare mongering - 21 Jul 2014
      posted in Columns

      Thursday, July 17 was a big news day. The world was shocked to learn that a Russian-made missile shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet with 298 on board as it flew over Ukraine en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. Though flight 17 eclipsed the news cycle, there was another thing shot down on July […]

    • More Tax Dollars to Green Energy? - 07 Jul 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Columns & Energy & Environment

      There is an intentional tension in Washington. Our founding fathers planned that opposing views would balance each other out—a push-pull takes place. Spend. Don’t spend. This tug-of-war is seen, perhaps most obviously, in the so-called renewable energy field. After Solyndra, and the more than fifty other stimulus-funded green energy projects that have failed or are […]

    • Overreaching federal government makes strong men weak - 01 Jul 2014
      posted in Columns & Economy & Property

      I saw tears in the eyes of ranchers. These were tough men; men who could scrape a good living out of the rock and tumbleweeds in the harsh New Mexico deserts. But when asked about passing on the ranch to their children, a ranch that may have been in the family for generations, eyes grew […]

    • Climate change: less of a scientific agenda and more of a political agenda - 23 Jun 2014
      posted in Big Myths & Columns & Energy & Environment

      Those who don’t believe in climate change are “a threat to the future,” says the Washington Post in a June 14 article on President Obama’s commencement address for the University of California-Irvine. Regarding the speech, the Associated Press reported: “President Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese.” He […]

    • Can the U.S. fill the gap of potential oil losses from Iraq? - 16 Jun 2014
      posted in Columns & Energy & Environment

      While we weren’t paying attention, post-war Iraq grew into a major force in the global oil market. Reaching a 30-year high, its production and exports have climbed steadily since 2011—making Iraq the second largest producer in OPEC, the seventh globally. The International Energy Agency (EIA) has forecast that Iraq has the fifth-largest proven oil reserves. […]

    • Welcome to the “no pee” section of the swimming pool - 02 Jun 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Big Green & Columns & Energy & Environment & Jobs

      America is poised to become the “no pee” section of the global swimming pool and the useless actions will cost us a bundle—raising energy costs, adding new taxes, and crippling the economy. Even some environmentalists agree. Yet, for President Obama, it’s all about legacy. On Monday, June 2, 2014, the EPA will release its new […]

    • Obama administration hides its use of bad science - 27 May 2014
      posted in Big Green & Columns & Energy & Environment

      Six years later, we know that President Obama’s pledge to run the most transparent administration in history was merely a campaign promise, a White House talking point, and not a statement of management style. We’ve seen a series of highly public scandals—Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and now, the VA—where Oversight Committees have fought […]

    • The liberty and energy connection - 19 May 2014
      posted in Uncategorized

      Following my appearance on the Daily Show, I’ve received emails and phone calls from people who don’t agree with my views about energy and the advantages America’s energy abundance provides—benefits that drive both progress and prosperity. Some of the emails can’t be read in polite company, but one that can asked: “Please explain how energy […]

    • Environmental Shakedown through bastardized application of science, policy and education - 12 May 2014
      posted in Columns & Energy & Environment

      Over a three-year period, 2009-2012, Department of Justice data shows American taxpayers footed the bill for more than $53 million in so-called environmental groups’ legal fees—and the actual number could be much higher. The real motivation behind the Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation, perhaps, could have more to do with vengeance and penance than with […]

    • Mora County’s Drilling Ban, the Moral High Ground or Moronic? - 28 Apr 2014
      posted in Columns & Energy & Environment

      In a little “frontier” community in northern New Mexico, a national property rights battle is playing out with huge national implications and almost no one knows it is taking place. The outcome of two lawsuits that are pending against Mora County and its Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance have the potential to impact […]