Tag: Environment
Airport’s Ban on Plastic Water Bottles a Flight of Fancy

Californians may not be as environmentally destructive as state politicians believe.

Berkeley Is No Longer a Gas – and You Better Watch Your Mouth

Berkeley now mounts a war against free speech and natural gas. In California, just about everything is under threat these days. 

Common Sense 8, Phantom Frog 0 in Federal Land Grab Case

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service attempts to designate private property in Louisiana as “critical habitat”.

Reduce Ethanol Subsidies to Clean the Environment

Taking corn out of fuel and putting it back toward food production would make food more affordable while also reducing the negative environmental consequences that have resulted from the government’s multiple interventions.

Trump’s Ethanol Plans Double Down on Bad Environmental Policy

If ethanol truly were a good substitute for gasoline, no mandate would be necessary.

Fossil Fuels Are the Lifeblood of Modern Civilization

“We don’t want to ‘save the planet’ from human beings; we want to improve the planet for human beings.” —Alex Epstein I never thought I would encounter a book titled The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. After all, in this day and age, it is the politically correct and fashionable trend for activists, media,...
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Whose Fossil Fuel Use Will G7 Leaders Reduce by 70%?

Our global political masters met in Germany this week: see how green they are? They’re walking ... in a field: can’t get any greener than that! And, as usual, they are coming up with the definitive solutions to the greatest threats of today: the end of the use of fossil fuels—in 85 years. No...
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Racehorses and Circus Animals—Stifle Your Outrage

Flipping channels the other day, I came across an ad for SeaWorld. Instead of showing images of flipping dolphins, laughing children, and Shamu the killer whale, the commercial was more of a PSA. Instead of its typical advertising, the spot consisted of discussions about how the organization cares for its animals and their lifespans....
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Harvard Professor’s Latest ‘Heresy’ Throws Water on Obama EPA’s Climate Policy

Is Harvard University law professor Laurence Tribe trying to become the liberal who is most despised by other liberals? It might sound odd to hear such a question asked about an academic who once mentored a young Barack Obama about the nuances of constitutional scholarship, who liberals once embraced as a potential nominee to...
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Apocalypse Not: The Legacy of Julian Simon

“The ultimate resource is people—especially skilled, spirited, and hopeful young people endowed with liberty—who will exert their wills and imaginations for their own benefit and inevitably benefit the rest of us as well.”—Julian Simon February 12 marks the birthday of the late economist Julian Simon (1932–1998). On this special occasion, I wish to bring...
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