Gov. Tom Wolf Pushes Pennsylvania to Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is attempting force the state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) through an Executive Order.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Signs Net-Zero Emissions Law

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation committing the state to taking “aggressive action” on climate change” by achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Electric Power Fantasies are Lining Up

By David Wojick Seems like every big policy gun wants to take a shot at fantasizing the decarbonization and electrification of the energy system. No...

New Mexico Regulators Restrict Natural Gas Flaring

The New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission has adopted new regulations requiring oil companies, natural gas processors, and pipeline operators, to reduce flaring and venting of methane gas to just 2 percent of production by 2026.

California Electric Vehicle Push Raises Many Questions

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order aimed at banning the sale of internal combustion powered vehicles within the state by 2035, but it may not have the results he intended.

Dutch Court Gets Climate Science Wrong

By David Wojick A recent Dutch Court decision is getting international attention because it commands climate action. The case itself is like angels on a...

New Mexico Regulators Proposes Stricter Ozone Regulations for Oil and Gas Operators

New Mexico’s Environmental Department (NMED) unveiled its final ozone regulatory proposal on April 29, updating less-stringent draft rules it had issued last summer.

More than a Third of Americans Wouldn’t Pay $1 to Reduce Carbon Dioxide

A poll of 1200 registered voters taken by the Competitive Enterprise Institute found 35 percent unwilling to spend anything for carbon dioxide reduction.

Texas Passes Bills Supporting the Oil and Gas Industry

The Texas legislature passed two bills in May designed to protect the oil and gas industry from environmental activists’ efforts to block investment in the industry and to prevent the use of natural gas.

Climate Activists Are Coming for Your Kitchen

Cities around the country are banning the use of natural gas, starting with new homes. Some state legislatures are fighting back with bans on the bans.

President Biden Executive Order Mandates a Nationwide 30 X 30 Conservation Plan

A provision in President Joe Biden’s Executive Order (EO) 14008, titled “Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity across the Federal Government,” promises to recast the nation’s conservation practices for decades to come. Section 216 of the January 27 EO calls on the United States to “achieve the goal of preserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.”

Bankers, Insurers and Activists Assault Our Freedoms

By Duggan Flanakin Oil giant ExxonMobil’s 12-member board of directors reportedly has two new members who are climate activists backed by investor “Engine 1.” Under the...

Pipeline Cyberattack Shows Fossil Fuels Are Still Important

The cyberattack that closed the Colonial Pipeline focused new attention on the all-important role pipelines, and the fossil fuels they transport, play in our lives.

Ridding the World of Fossil Fuels Will Drive Humanity Back to Medieval Times

By Ronald Stein “We are going to get rid of fossil fuels” said President Biden. For the first time since Harry Truman was president 70 years...

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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.