The Racism of Climate Change Alarmists

Climate alarmists are hypocritically proclaiming climate change is racist. Under this theory, the sun, our galaxy, and their creator are racist, since they have driven climate change throughout history.

Nebraska County Zoning Board Places Moratorium on New Wind Farm Proposals

The Saline County (Nebraska) Planning and Zoning Board approved a four-month moratorium for new wind farm applications.

Florida Regulators Approve Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Tropical Diseases

Recently, the federal government and state regulators in Florida have approved the release of a strain of genetically modified mosquitos into the Florida Keys in an effort to fight mosquito borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fevers, malaria, and yellow fever.

The Green New Deal Means Monumental Disruption

Vice-Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (R-CA) co-sponsored the Senate resolution to support the Green New Deal (GND). Now former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic party’s nominee for the Presidency in the 2020 election, has endorsed the plan.

Federal Government Approves Killing Protected Sea Lions to Save Endangered Salmon

A federal task force granted state fish and game agencies in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state the authority to kill hundreds of sea lions to save the struggling steelhead and salmon populations from extinction.

Trump Administration Modifies Methane Emission Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rolled back rules imposed under the administration of President Barack Obama limiting regulating methane emissions from small small oil and gas producers.

Oil and Natural Gas Industry Provides High-Paying Careers for Americans without College Degrees, Says Union Survey

The oil and gas industries provide good paying jobs, allowing even non-college graduates to attain the middle class, according to two studies commissioned by the North America’s Building Trades Unions.

Maine Supreme Court Declares Power Line Initiative Unconstitutional

Maine’s state Supreme Court has declared a ballot initiative to block a power line project running through Maine to Massachusetts, unconstitutional.

Thanks to Green Energy Mandates, California’s Electric Grid Is Near Collapse

This time, California's “rolling blackouts” are due to green energy issues, not Enron market manipulation.

Interior Department to Open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Oil and Gas Exploration

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) released its plan to open a small portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas production.

Trump Administration Cleans Up the Environment, Critics Carp from the Sidelines

Even as President Donald Trump kept his promise to roll back unnecessary regulations that hamper U.S. competitiveness and job creation, his administration demonstrated its commitment to cleaning up the environment and keeping statutory deadlines for making environmental decisions.

U.S. Energy Department Proposes Letting More Water Flow Through Shower Heads

The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed modifying restrictions on the amount of water that can flow through shower heads to allow for increased flow.

Climate Change Barely Registers Among Americans’ List of Top Concerns, Gallup Poll Shows

Just one percent of American’s surveyed identified the combined category of “Climate change/Environment/Pollution,” as “the most important problem facing this country today?,” in a Gallup poll conducted in July.

Report: Federal Regulations Cost Nearly $2 Trillion Last Year

Although the number and pace of new regulations have slowed under President Donald Trump, government over-regulation of the nation's economy did almost $2 trillion of damage last year, the 2020 edition of the Ten Thousand Commandments report states.

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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.