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“Sustainable justice” = redistribution of scarcity


published: June 24, 2012


Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that his Administration would “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” He gave a clue to exactly what he had in mind when he...

America’s actual health and welfare crisis


published: June 03, 2012


EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says we face grave threats to human health, welfare and justice. She’s absolutely right. However, the dangers are not due to factory or power plant emissions, o...

Rare corporate courage and common sense


published: May 22, 2012


Good for Wal-Mart! Despite intense pressure by anti-biotechnology activists, the retailing giant didn’t cave in to demands that it “reject” Monsanto’s genetically engineered...

Time to terminate Big Wind subsidies


published: May 12, 2012


Unprecedented! As bills to extend seemingly perpetual wind energy subsidies were again introduced by industry lobbyists late last year, taxpayers finally decided they’d had enough. Informed ...

The folly of E15 anti-hydrocarbon policies


published: April 30, 2012


The Obama Administration’s anti-hydrocarbon ideology and “renewable” energy mythology continues to subsidize crony capitalists and the politicians they help keep in office –...

“Greenbacks” energy boondoggles versus real energy


published: April 15, 2012


Having had it with $4-per-gallon gasoline and the Obama Administration’s squandering billions of taxpayer dollars on phony “green” energy schemes, angry voters have told their sen...

Fracking: An existential threat to green dogma


published: April 02, 2012


The Sierra Club and other environmental pressure groups are redoubling their efforts to “stop fracking in its tracks.” No wonder. The technology is an existential threat to fundamental ...

Hunting for scapegoats won’t lower pump prices


published: March 20, 2012


When President Obama took office, regular gasoline cost $1.85 a gallon. Now it’s hit $4.00 per gallon in many cities, and some analysts predict it could reach $5.00 or more this summer. Filli...

Heartland Institute responds to stolen and fake documents


published: February 18, 2012


FEBRUARY 15, 2012 – The following statement from The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. For more information, contact Communications Dir...

That jobs thing sure didn’t last long


published: February 09, 2012


President Obama “is focused like a laser on putting people back to work,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) assured us last fall – echoing repeated statements by President Ob...

Agenda-driven “science” at EPA


published: February 05, 2012


In December 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency released new Clean Air Act “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.” Once again, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson t...

American energy can jump-start US recovery


published: December 19, 2011


Our nation’s economic growth may finish an anemic 2% on the year. Faced with looming taxes and regulations, few companies are expanding, hiring or buying equipment. More than 14 million Ameri...

Electricity, parks and progress for Chile


published: November 13, 2011


Progress improves lives. It brings better, cleaner, more energy efficient technology. It reduces poverty and improves working conditions, health, nutrition, living standards and social equity. It g...

It’s libel – except when Mike does it


published: October 26, 2011


Lewis Carroll died too soon. Just imagine the fun he’d have with the cliquish clan of climate catastrophe researchers who seek to control science, debate and public policy on global warming a...

What the frack is going on here?


published: October 03, 2011


Hydraulic fracturing sends “huge volumes of toxic fluids” deep underground at high pressure, to fracture shale rock and release natural gas, Food & Water Watch claims. “Billio...

Delaware’s very own Solyndra


published: September 27, 2011


Delaware’s political establishment thinks First State electricity consumers should subsidize the manufacturing of super-sized fuel cells, under the auspices of California-based Bloom Energy, ...

Victory is sweet, but the war continues


published: September 21, 2011


Millions of Americans recently celebrated the demise of the Environmental Protection Agency’s job-killing ground-level ozone regulations. While a toast was appropriate, we shouldn’t dri...

Trying to snooker Smucker


published: September 18, 2011


It’s a common tactic among groups promoting climate alarmism and anti-hydrocarbon policies. As evidence mounts that manmade catastrophic climate change is not imminent, extreme weather events...

Our least sustainable energy option


published: September 03, 2011


President Obama and a chorus of environmentalists, politicians, corporate executives and bureaucrats are perennially bullish on wind power as the bellwether of our “clean energy economy of th...

Climate prostitutes, charlatans and comedians


published: August 24, 2011


Put these guys on Comedy Central. Put ‘em in an asylum … a mandatory restitution program … jail perhaps … or a witness protection program, if they turn state’s evid...

What’s really killing carbon capture and storage?


published: August 02, 2011


Carbon capture and storage could ensure abundant electricity from coal, while cutting the CO2 emissions “responsible for climate change.” Yet, barely two years after “a sense of d...

Clearing the air


published: June 26, 2011


Ever since public, congressional and union anger and anxiety persuaded the Environmental Protection Agency to delay action on its economy-strangling carbon dioxide rules, EPA has been on a take-no-...

The myth of killer mercury


published: June 07, 2011


The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued 946 pages of new rules, requiring that U.S. power plants sharply reduce (already low) emissions of mercury and 83 other air pollutants. EPA Admin...

Oil “subsidy” and “tax breaks” nonsense


published: May 21, 2011


President Obama frequently says Americans “need to end our $4 billion in annual taxpayer subsidies to oil companies.” The latest Democrat bill would have repealed some $2 billion of wha...

Rants, lies, subsidies and job-killing policies


published: May 17, 2011


President Obama’s speeches sum up his views on oil, natural gas and energy prices in just 44 words. “We have less than 2% of the world’s oil reserves. We’re running out of ...

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Paul Driessen

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Paul Driessen is senior policy adviser for the Congress of Racial Equality, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green Power - Black Death, which documents the harm that restrictive environmental policies often have on poor people, especially in developing countries. He writes and speaks frequently on energy, environmental, economic development, malaria eradication, human rights, global warming and corporate social responsibility issues. His website is



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