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Conservation Easements: A Trap That Keeps on Trapping

“The last four decades have seen the slow but steady rise in the use of conservation easements as a means of preserving land deemed of environmental, historical, or cultural significance. These include goodies such as subsidies for wind turbines, solar arrays, and electric cars as well as generous tax breaks associated with conservation easements. Others supposedly serve some noble public purpose but, upon closer inspection, benefit only a sliver of the population to the detriment just about everyone else,” according to a story by Bonner R.. Cohen of CFACT.

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by Bonner R. Cohen
CFACT

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

Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science

As the Heartland Institute says on its website, “The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to present a comprehensive, authoritative, and realistic assessment of the science and economics of global warming. Because it is not a government agency, and because its members are not predisposed to believe climate change is caused by human greenhouse gas emissions, NIPCC is able to offer an independent “second opinion” of the evidence reviewed – or not reviewed – by the [UN’s] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the issue of global warming.”  

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by Idso, Singer, Soon
Heartland Institute

Only in Washington is a cut not a cut

Neither deficit raising bill voted on this past week, nor the final bill to raise the debt ceiling, contains real cuts to federal spending. All that will be done is to reduce the rate of spending increases. How, you ask, can this be called a cut? Only in the language of politics in Washington can an increase in federal spending be called a cut.

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by Gretchen Randall
Winningreen LLC

Climate Change: The Sun’s role

The sun’s role in the earth’s recent warming remains controversial even though there is a good deal of evidence to support the thesis that solar variations are a very significant factor in driving climate change both currently and in the past. The author offers a simple, phenomenological approach for estimating the actual—as opposed to model dependent—magnitude of the sun’s influence on climate.

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by Gerald E. Marsh

Climate Change 2001: A Critique

The Critique builds on “A Global Warming Primer”. Like the Primer, its purpose is to help the reader determine whether our understanding of the earth’s climate is adequate to predict the long-term effects of carbon dioxide emissions from the continued burning of fossil fuels, to permit informed public policy decisions.

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by Gerald E. Marsh

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