Michael Shellenberger, the author of Apocalypse Never, said: “Climate change is not the most important environmental problem. Most of the trends are going in the right direction: Deaths from natural disasters are at an all-time low. Carbon emissions in the United States peaked over a decade ago; they’ve been going down ever since. They’ve been going down in wealthy countries for almost 40 years.”
by Joseph Curi
Just the News
“President Joe Biden vowed throughout the 2020 presidential campaign that he would come down hard on fossil fuels in an effort to address the ‘existential threat’ of climate change, and now that he’s in the White House, he’s following through on his promises,” says Joseph Curi in Just the News.
by Jordan McGillis
The American Spectator
“That companies now feel compelled to make direct pleas to the executive branch for the privilege of finishing their work speaks to the rot in our system,” according to the author McGillis.
by Amy Furr
Tribes claim Biden’s drilling freeze is a direct attack on their sovereignty. This principle should apply to states as well.
“Federal action to reduce the world growth of carbon emissions, particularly action as ineffective as that embodied in the Paris accord, should not be taken at the expense of U.S. citizens in relation to foreigners. Yet that is exactly what an immediate return to the Paris accord means,” according to the Washington Examiner.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has one again demonstrated that the only business it supports is the mega-corporate business lobby that has always sided with the left. Entrepreneurial small businesses and everyday Americans are sacrificed in the process.
Democrats, who still tout themselves as the party of working people, have again demonstrated that they care less about workers, unions and their former base than they do about the hard-left environmental lobby.
by Daniel Turner
Real Clear Energy
Joe Biden’s environmentalist-driven compulsion to cancel the XL pipeline will benefit liberal special interest groups, foreign governments, railroads, truck lines — nearly everyone except the American people.
by Ellen R. Wald
Even as Joe Biden says he will have the U.S. “rejoin” the Paris Climate accord, a new UN report says our country has reduced emissions to such an extent that there is no point in rejoining.
by Abby Smith
Outgoing EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler says, ““There isn’t anything that would need to be repealed, regardless of what their position is. If they want to take a different direction, they can build off of it,” according to the Washington Examiner.
by Julianne Geiger
According to oilprce.com, “From the drastic oil embargos of the ‘70s to the all-out oil price war of 2020, OPEC policies have threatened to upend the United States’ use and production of crude. But the group’s latest policies may be a lifeline for U.S. shale, which is struggling under the weight of the new pandemic world order.”
by The Editorial Board
The Wall Street Journal
Financial institutions are scrambling to cash in on the mother lode of profits they expect to be generated by the climate change fraud supported by their benefactor, Joe Biden.
by Editor of oilprice.com
According to the authors, “During the Permian era, there was only one continent…And the earth’s vast ocean was teeming with marine plants and animals. This organic matter fell to the bottom of the sea… and over time turned into high-quality thick oil. The world’s most famous Permian formations are currently in the US.”
by Rachel Sharp
Bill Gates makes offer for company that flys over 1.6 million private jet flights per year while lecturing the rest of us on the supposed danger of climate change.
by Phil Flynn
According to Flynn, “With Biden promising more regulations and a transition off of oil, our days of energy independence may be already behind us. This is a major blow considering what it took to achieve the independence that now too many people are taking for granted.”
by Stephen Moore
“With Democrats about to control all the levers of power in Washington, the biggest winners might be the wind and solar companies. These firms’ stocks continue to surge mostly because President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to invest several hundred billions of dollars in green energy through a pipeline of taxpayer-funded grants, loans, tax credits, and loan guarantees,” according to the Washington Examiner.
by Abby Smith
“The Environmental Protection Agency has released a rule setting a new threshold for the agency to meet before it regulates greenhouse gas emissions from an industry, a last-ditch effort to protect businesses from strict climate mandates,” according to the Washington Examiner.
by Anthony Watts
Climate disasters seem to be rising because of the increased reporting due to the 24-hour news cycle. However, data indicate people are not being put at risk.
by David Blackmon
“The oil and natural gas industry has made massive contributions to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year. Those contributions have gone largely unnoticed by consumers and the news media, and that’s a good thing for all of us,” according to Forbes.
By Matthew Brown and Cathy Bussewitz
Oil companies are tying up drilling rights throughout the American West, making it difficult for the new Biden administration to restrict new oil and gas wells.