Environment

There’s no climate benefit to keeping Obama-era rules on curbing methane emissions

by Seth Whitehead, executive director, Illinois Petroleum Resources Board
Chicago Sun Times, Letters to the Editor

“The repeal of the costly and redundant methane rule could help save up to 14,000 Illinois jobs, far outweighing the negligible climate benefit,” according to the author.

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The Green New Deal means monumental disruption

by David Wojick
The Heartland Institute

“Kamala Harris co-sponsored the Senate resolution to support the Green New Deal. Now Joe Biden has endorsed the plan. Naturally, people want to know what the GND will cost – usually meaning in state and federal government spending. But that is the wrong question.  The real question is, how much do Green New Dealers expect to get out of it, at what total cost?” according to the author.

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If You Like Lockdowns, You’ll Love the Carbon-Free Future

by Paul Tice
The Wall St. Journal

“The climate-change movement is taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic, equating it with the “existential crisis” of man-made global warming. While praising the current display of unilateral government action as a model for addressing climate change, many environmentalists and liberal politicians have also called for a surge in government spending on renewable energy projects,” according to The Wall St. Journal.

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Alaska Gold and Copper Mine Project Moves Forward, Despite Environmentalist Objections

by Penny Starr
Breitbart

The decades of environmentalists’ delays came nearer an end when…”the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final environmental impact statement on Friday which found gold and copper mining in Alaska ‘would not be expected to have a measurable effect on fish numbers.’”  Don’t expect this to be the last hurdle.

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Scientists Discover That Coral Reefs Can Adapt To Warming Ocean Temps

The Global Warming Policy Forum

“Some coral reefs are adapting to warming ocean temperatures by making their own sunscreen in the form of bright neon colors — a strategy which invites coral animals to return to reefs and is seen as a critical adaptation to maintain healthy coral reefs around the world,” according to The Global Warming Policy Forum.

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Trump’s new regulations for environmental reviews will fix a broken process

by Mary B. Neumayr
The Denver Post

“President Donald Trump has taken bold action to fix our broken environmental review process. Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality is releasing a final rule to comprehensively update its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time in over 40 years,” according to The Denver Post.

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Under President Trump, Americans are breathing cleaner air

by Andrew Wheeler
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Andrew Wheeler, EPA chief and the administration’ s leading expert on environmental regulation, provides valuable insights into this important area which is so often abused by the left.  He also cites areas where action has been taken to clean up the regulatory mess left by earlier administrations.

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On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

by Michael Shellenberger
Environmental Progress

Michael Shellenberger, a climate activist, apologizes in a new book for misleading the public, saying, “The evidence is overwhelming that our high-energy civilization is better for people and nature than the low-energy civilization that climate alarmists would return us to.”

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A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality

by Charles Battig
The Heartland Institute

“Three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized  the concern for the environment have . . created  a false climate  alarm  which has ‘costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet’,” according to The Heartland Institute.

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