Federal Government Approves Oil Rail Line in Utah

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board approved an 88-mile rail line through seven Utah counties to be used for transporting oil.

Moore: Remember U.S. Energy Independence Day?

Once, during a meeting with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump inside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, we discussed energy policy. I told Trump...

Biden Administration Creating a New Bureaucracy to Develop a National Electric Vehicle Charging Network

A new federal joint office is being created to oversee spending of $7.5 billion to build out a national electric vehicle charging network, contained in the Infrastructure and Jobs Act written passed by Congress in mid-November 2021.

U.S. EPA Proposes Revised Ethanol Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed reducing in the amount of biofuel that refiners are required to blend into petroleum-based fuels.

Climate Change Weekly #422: Being a Climate Alarmist Means Never Having to Admit You’re Wrong

A mountain of evidence shows climate alarmists never learn from their mistakes, be they clear misstatements of facts or repeatedly failed prognostications.

Commentary: Green Energy Firms the Biggest Corporate Welfare Recipients Ever

After three decades, maybe it is time to admit the obvious: Wind and solar are niche energy sources that will probably never, provide anywhere near the energy we need to sustain, much less grow, our $22 trillion modern industrial economy.

Texas’ Rep. Arrington Offers Legislation to Protect Independent Oil and Gas Producers from Unjustified Regulation

The “Science-Based Emissions Standards Act of 2021,” H.R. 5991, would force the Environmental Protection Agency to slow down the process for developing emission regulations affecting small producers.

Infrastructure Bill Provision Could Be Used to Usurp States’ Control over Energy Development

A provision of the sweeping infrastructure law signed in November by President Joe Biden could extend the federal government’s control over electric power transmission expansions.

Businesses Sue Over California Animal Welfare Law

A 2018 animal welfare law enacted in California through a ballot initiative took effect in January, triggering lawsuits from livestock and meat processing industry groups, as well as restaurants and retailers.

Climate Change Weekly #421: Alarmists Embrace Authoritarianism, Ignore Lessons of History

In the aftermath of the terrible and deadly multiple tornado strikes across several states on December 10, President Joe Biden and the woke parrots on his climate team wasted no time in linking the recent tornado disaster to climate change.

The Profound Junk Science of Climate

Recent climate change is not historically unprecedented or extraordinary, nor do measured climate trends show a long-term worsening.

Does Popular Culture Signal a Return of 1970s Pessimism?

Don’t Look Up is the number one hit on Netflix at the moment, despite mediocre-to-bad reviews. It’s a one-joke movie—people remain petty and self-absorbed in...

President Joe Biden Resumes Oil and Gas Leasing in Response to Court Ruling

Months after a federal judge first issued an injunction on President Joe Biden’s oil and gas permitting ban on federal lands, the Biden finally offered its offer its first oil and gas lease sale in mid-November.

Canada Takes Michigan Pipeline Dispute to Federal Court

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order mandating that Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge shut down its Line 5 is on hold following U.S. District Judge Janet Neff's rejection of the state’s request to remand the case to state court.

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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.