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Winter Snowpack Is Growing, Despite CNN Misinformation

“CNN is drumming up another fake climate scare, claiming that climate change is creating a ‘long-term drying trend’ for winter snowpack. In reality, winter snowpack is experiencing long-term expansion around the globe,” according to The Heartland Institute.

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by Tiffany Taylor
The Heartland Institute

Banning plastic grocery bags spreads disease

“Count on at least two results from the outlawing of plastic grocery bags: increased energy use and environmental cost to produce more paper grocery bags; and increased spreading of germs from reusable tote bags at grocery stores, which is especially worrisome with the coronavirus pandemic,” according to CFACT

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CFACT

Forest fires on the decline: Believe it

“The Union of Concerned Scientists are not necessarily scientists (anyone can join by paying a modest dues) and they certainly are not concerned about the lies they tell. Try this one: ‘The effects of global warming on temperature, precipitation levels, and soil moisture are turning many of our forests into kindling during wildfires’” according to CFACT.

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by Dr. Jay Lehr
CFACT

Will global warming erode our beaches away?

“According to research by “climate experts” published earlier this month by the journal Nature Climate Change, global warming-caused sea level rise ‘could result in the near extinction of almost half of the world’s sandy beaches by the end of the century.’  Then again, maybe not,” according to CFACT.

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by Peter Murphy
CFACT

“Breathe a little easier: Why America’s air is among the cleanest in the world”

“According to the Environmental Protection Agency, between 1970 and 2017, U.S. gross domestic product increased 262 percent, vehicle miles traveled increased 189 percent, energy consumption increased 59 percent, and U.S. population increased by 44 percent. During the same time period, total emissions of the six principal air pollutants dropped by 73 percent.”  

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February 20, 2020
Institute for Energy Research

Study: Green New Deal Could Cost Households in 11 States at Least $70K — Just in the First Year after Passage

The Green New Deal could cost households in 11 states “long green” —$70,000 in just the first year according to a study by Poweer the Future and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  The eleven states analyzed in the study are Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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Study: Green New Deal Could Cost Households in 11 States at Least $70K — Just in the First Year after Passage Read Full Article »

by Daniel Turner and Kent Lassman
Power the Future, Competitive Enterprise Institute and Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty

STUDY: AG BENEFITS OF CARBON DIOXIDE ARE UNDERSTATED IN CLIMATE MODELS

“The agricultural gains from the fertilization effect of increasing carbon dioxide levels may produce benefits greater than any harms generated by climate change, a new study shows,”  according to The Heartland Institute.”

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by Bonner R. Cohen
The Heartland Institute

Plastic Bags Help the Environment

“Why do politicians want to take away our plastic bags and straws? This moral panic is intensifying even as evidence mounts that banning plastic is both a waste of money and harmful to the environment. If you want to protect dolphins and sea turtles, you should take special care to place your plastic in the trash, not the recycling bin. And if you’re worried about climate change, you’ll cherish those gossamer grocery bags once you learn the facts about plastic,” according to the Wall St. Journal (Subscription required).

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by John Tierney
Wall St. Journal

Who needs Paris when we have capitalism? US had largest CO2 decline on a country basis in 2019

“Two years after President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the U.S. saw the greatest decline in carbon dioxide emissions on a country basis, according to the International Energy Agency’s report on global greenhouse gas emissions in 2019. Thanks to an exceptional decrease in emissions in advanced economies, global emissions finally flatlined after three years of increasing,” according to the Washington Examiner.

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by Tiana Lowe
Washington Examiner

Trump Administration deep-sixes Obama WOTUS rule

“Putting an end to decades of uncertainty over how much regulatory power the federal government has over bodies of water – from ponds to oceans — the Trump administration has overturned and replaced an Obama-era rule that would have imposed federal zoning on millions of acres of private land throughout the country,” according to CFACT

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by Bonner R. Cohen
CFACT

EPA’s WOTUS Replacement Rule Another Step in the Right Direction

“The Trump administration’s repeal of the Waters of the U. S. Rule (WOTUS) last fall was great news for America’s landowners and for the rule of law. The final rule announced today that replaces the 1986 wetlands rule is another step in the right direction,” according the Myron Ebell, Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment.

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Competitive Enterprise Institute

Australian Wildfires Were Caused by Humans, Not Climate Change

“Alarmists have been quick to blame climate change for the recent, horrific fires in Australia and California. Although human actions do bear a large share of the blame for the scale of this ongoing tragedy, the cause is primarily bad management policies, not dreaded climate change. Governmental decisions, made under pressure from environmental groups, have made what would normally be big fires into hellish conflagrations,” according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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by Myron Ebell, Patrick J. Michaels
Competitive Enterprise Institute

It’s Not Just About Cost. The Green New Deal Is Bad Environmental Policy, Too

“By shrinking our economy by potentially tens of trillions of dollars, the Green New Deal will cause lower levels of prosperity and fewer resources to deal with whatever environmental challenges come our way. That’s a bad deal for our economy and our environment,” according to Nicolas Loris, Deputy Director of The Heritage Foundation’s Thomas A. Roe Institute.

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by Nicolas Loris
The Heritage Foundation

“Sue and Settle”updated–Damage Done

“Four years ago, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce began an effort to document how environmental advocacy groups use the “sue and settle” tactic to influence federal environmental policy. We wanted to understand the impacts sue and settle agreements have on businesses, communities, and state and local governments. We wanted to see who wins and who loses when agencies negotiate with advocacy groups in secret and affected parties are shut out of the process.  Our research showed that stakeholders left out of the sue and settle process often lose and that the states are among the biggest losers,” according to the U.S. Chamber. .

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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