The Myth Of Environmental Danger From The Keystone XL Pipeline

I’ve expressed my reservations about the Keystone XL Pipeline as a conservative who hates eminent domain, but there may be ways to get around that problem (as I learned from the comment to my earlier post). The main popular objection to the pipeline is an environmental concern. How can the pipeline pose a substantial risk to the environment? One class of objections are about global warming. It goes like this: If the Keystone XL Pipeline goes through that will increase Canada’s fuel Read more […]

EPA is Helping Environmental Groups Sue the EPA

Why is it not surprising to see extensive collaboration between federal agencies and private groups? Especially when it’s the EPA and environmental groups doing it. Emails released earlier show this relationship. Emails show EPA used official events to help environmentalist groups gather signatures for petitions on agency rulemaking, incorporated advance copies of letters drafted by those groups into official statements, and worked with environmentalists to publicly pressure executives of at Read more […]

Obama orders government to prepare for impact of global warming

President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming. The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures Read more […]

Global Warming Gets Nearly Twice As Much Taxpayer Money As Border Security

New estimates show the federal government will spend nearly twice as much fighting global warming this year than on U.S. border security. The White House reported to House Republicans that there are 18 federal agencies engaged in global warming activities in 2013, funding a wide range of programs, including scientific research, international climate assistance, incentivizing renewable energy technology and subsidies to renewable energy producers. Global warming spending is estimated to cost $22.2 Read more […]