The Hill: Taxing Climate Change

As environmental catastrophes, like storms and earthquakes, appear more frequent, the ability of consumers to protect themselves from significant financial losses is more paramount than ever. But as American consumers, as well as state and local governments, prepare to cope with climate change, things will soon be much more expensive for consumers, in part due to […]

Real Clear Energy: To Fight Climate Change, President Biden Needs to Retire NEPA

After 50 years in power, it’s clear that NEPA and its current regulatory process is outdated and needs to be retired. Ambitious decarbonization plans look good on paper, but without clearing the regulatory roadblocks that hinder renewable development, consumers will be left in the dark. Unless Joe Biden got a head-start on the EIS process […]

Justice Served: NY Supreme Court Rejects NY AG’s Flimsy Case Against ExxonMobil

At the core of this case is a now notorious New York State law called the Martin Act. The Martin Act is a New York-specific statute that has recently found use as a political sledgehammer for the state attorney general. Originally passed by state lawmakers in 1921 as an anti-fraud measure to regulate the sale and […]

Climate Change and Politics

Climate change emotions played a role in the leftward tilt of the House in the 2018 elections. Already some of the many Presidential contenders are on board for the Democrat’s climate change platform: “We believe America must be running entirely on clean energy by mid-century.” Yet few are embracing steps that are more radical. The […]

Climate Change Reports

In the last two decades, we have been confronted with an avalanche of climate change reports.  Some use more reliable data than others.  Some employ hysterical projections of catastrophe. Almost all trigger opposing criticisms from those with doubts about the pace and consequences of global warming and from those who feel the reports understate the […]

An Arrogant, Ragingly Partisan EPA

The EPA claims that both science and economics support its global campaign to force US states into halting carbon dioxide emissions. EPA’s Administrator Gina McCarthy says the EPA’s Clean Power Plan authority calls for an end to debate on climate change and emissions control: “people overwhelmingly consider climate change to be a problem—and they want […]