States Sue to Block “Social Cost” of Carbon

Twelve states have asked a Federal Court to keep federal agencies from using the so-called Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases to calculate the benefits of emission reduction regulations.

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.

Electric Vehicle Subsidies and Other Fantasies

Electric vehicle mandates and subsidies harm the environment, working conditions, prosperity and efficient travel needs.

Real Threats to Threatened Species

The gravest threats plants, animals and habitats face are not from climate change. They are from “green” energy policies and programs implemented in the name of stabilizing Earth’s never-stable climate.

Establishing Carbon-Dioxide Tax Is a Bad Idea for New York

Legislation being considered in the New York State Legislature would establish a carbon-dioxide tax and create a “carbon dioxide emissions fund” in the Empire State. The tax would result in higher energy prices for no environmental benefit.

Federal Oil Leasing Ban Harms U.S. Workers, Economy, Emissions Goals

The Gulf offshore oil and natural gas industry is an economic engine for our nation contributing $5 billion to 8 billion per year to the federal treasury. In fact, Gulf oil and gas revenues fund 60 percent of total federal energy revenue.

Southern California Desalination Plant Inches Towards Approval

Despite fierce opposition from the Sierra Club, California Governor Gavin Newsom has been working to finally grant permits to construct a second major seawater desalination plant on the Southern California Coast.

How Big Banks Are Planning to Force Americans into the ‘Great Reset’ Trap

The time has come for a massive populist revolt against the Great Reset, one that will hopefully have the same success as the grassroots movement against Common Core did under the Obama administration.

A Carbon-Dioxide Tax Is Still a Bad Deal for Massachusetts Residents

Legislation in the Massachusetts Senate would implement a carbon-dioxide tax beginning in 2023 beginning at “not less than” $15 per ton in the first year, and rise by $5 per ton annually until reaching a $60 per ton cap.

California Climate Change Disclosures Bill Target’s ‘Commercial Development of Fossil Fuels’

A very bill offered in California would take an very detailed and expansive view of how corporations operating in the state account for and disclose climate risk and their relation to and use of fossil fuels.

Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act Would Significantly Increase Energy Costs, Studies Indicate

Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act would increase energy costs in the state by forcing state utilities to produce 45 percent of their electricity generated from “renewable” sources by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.

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.

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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.