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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
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Climate Science Is ‘Unsettled,’ Says Obama Science Director’s New Book

In the book, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, Dr. Steven E. Koonin definitively shows that much more is unsettled than is settled in the climate debate.

President Makes Large, Expensive International Climate Commitments at Earth Day Climate Summit

President Joe Biden significantly increased the United States’ commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement, at a two-day Earth Day virtual summit attended by 40 international leaders, hosted by Biden.

Federal Court Vacates Trump Administration Methane Emission Rules for Landfills

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a rule, adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under then-President Donald Trump in 2019, delaying the deadline for solid waste facilities and landfills to submit plans for reducing methane emissions until November 2021.

Climate Science Is ‘Unsettled,’ Says Obama Science Director

Steven E. Koonin’s book Unsettled demonstrates conclusively that we don’t face a climate crisis so dire that only a radical government-controlled reshaping of the economy, people’s personal lives, and consumption patterns can solve it.

COVID-19 and Lockdown Response Drive Largest Historical Drop in U.S. Oil Production

The U.S. Department of Energy reports oil production in the United States fell by eight percent in 2020, the largest single year decline in U.S. history.

New Mexico Requests an Exemption from Biden Oil and Gas Leasing Ban

New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has requested the U.S. Department of the Interior grant her state a waiver frpm a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands President Joe Biden enacted shortly after taking office.

Texas Bill Would Divest State Funds from Companies that Shun Fossil Fuels

A bill filed in the Texas Senate would direct the state’s investment funds to divest from any companies that “boycott” fossil fuels.

The United States’ Newest National Park Opens in West Virginia

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, in West Virginia, is America’s newest national park. It became the nation’s 63rd national park, the first designated in West Virginia, when former President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed in December 2020.

Multi-State Commission Bans Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

The Delaware River Basin Commission voted to ban natural gas drilling within the Delaware River watershed.

Fourteen States Sue to Overturn Biden Administration’s Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Moratorium

Attorneys General representing 14 states sued the Biden administration over its decision to pause the issuance of new leases for oil and gas production on federal lands and waters.

H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

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Climate Science Is ‘Unsettled,’ Says Obama Science Director’s New Book

In the book, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, Dr. Steven E. Koonin definitively shows that much more is unsettled than is settled in the climate debate.

President Makes Large, Expensive International Climate Commitments at Earth Day Climate Summit

President Joe Biden significantly increased the United States’ commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement, at a two-day Earth Day virtual summit attended by 40 international leaders, hosted by Biden.

Federal Court Vacates Trump Administration Methane Emission Rules for Landfills

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a rule, adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under then-President Donald Trump in 2019, delaying the deadline for solid waste facilities and landfills to submit plans for reducing methane emissions until November 2021.

Climate Science Is ‘Unsettled,’ Says Obama Science Director

Steven E. Koonin’s book Unsettled demonstrates conclusively that we don’t face a climate crisis so dire that only a radical government-controlled reshaping of the economy, people’s personal lives, and consumption patterns can solve it.

COVID-19 and Lockdown Response Drive Largest Historical Drop in U.S. Oil Production

The U.S. Department of Energy reports oil production in the United States fell by eight percent in 2020, the largest single year decline in U.S. history.

New Mexico Requests an Exemption from Biden Oil and Gas Leasing Ban

New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has requested the U.S. Department of the Interior grant her state a waiver frpm a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands President Joe Biden enacted shortly after taking office.

Texas Bill Would Divest State Funds from Companies that Shun Fossil Fuels

A bill filed in the Texas Senate would direct the state’s investment funds to divest from any companies that “boycott” fossil fuels.

The United States’ Newest National Park Opens in West Virginia

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, in West Virginia, is America’s newest national park. It became the nation’s 63rd national park, the first designated in West Virginia, when former President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed in December 2020.

Multi-State Commission Bans Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

The Delaware River Basin Commission voted to ban natural gas drilling within the Delaware River watershed.

Fourteen States Sue to Overturn Biden Administration’s Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Moratorium

Attorneys General representing 14 states sued the Biden administration over its decision to pause the issuance of new leases for oil and gas production on federal lands and waters.