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The Fight Over Particulate Matter

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE The EPA and conventional air pollution regulations are back in the news. NPR reported that the seven-member Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee...

The End Game of Climate Change: Socialism – Part 2

Climate change isn't about the environment BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON I discussed in my previous column some of the scientific issues pertaining to the climate change...

Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE The Washington Post recently criticized the Trump administration for proposing to eliminate an Obama administration rule that would extend minimum lightbulb energy efficiency standards...

68% of Americans Wouldn’t Pay $10 a Month in Higher Electric Bills to Combat Climate Change

EMILY EKINS, CATO INSTITUTE Public opinion polls have long found that Americans say they are concerned about climate change. But does that mean people are...

Funding the Climate-Industrial Complex

~Why Big Green energy investors rely on the man-made global warming myth~ Tom D. Tamarkin Supposedly “green” or “renewable” energy has become a trillion-dollar-plus annual industry...

Rejecting Carbon Colonialism

African Development Bank breaks with anti-fossil fuel banks to fund coal power, prosperity PAUL DRIESSEN and DAVID WOJICK We recently explained how Multilateral Development Banks...

What’s Next for the EPA?

PATRICK J. MICHAELS, CATO INSTITUTE So EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is gone, the environmentalists’ noirest bete noire since James Watt ran the Interior Department early in the...

Federal Fuel Foolishness

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government imposes a mandate to blend ethanol into gasoline. This “Renewable Fuel Standard” harms consumers, damages the economy, and...

Ryan Zinke, Interior chief, orders more lease sales, faster permitting for oil, gas on federal lands

Saying that the government had become far too slow in facilitating oil and gas development on federal lands, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday...

Colorado Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Fracking

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Cheaper energy benefits all. Lower energy bills for the elderly give them more disposable income to spend on medical care. Young people...

Let Freedom Be the North Star for Energy Policy

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION When it comes to energy policy, lawmakers should let freedom be their North Star. Freedom to extract and develop all resources...

On the Bright Side: A Deceleration of Sea Level Rise Along the Indian Coastline

CRAIG D. IDSO, CATO INSTITUTE Parker and Ollier (2015) set the tone for their new paper on sea level change along the coastline of India...

Understanding the World’s Energy Needs

CATO INSTITUTE EDITORS A new documentary by Cato Senior Fellow Johan Norberg, shown recently on PBS stations nationwide, is a non-political look at the reality...

You Ought to Have a Look: Curry on Worry

PATRICK J. MICHAELS & PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE This week, we have two notable items of interest. First and foremost, a must-read article from...

Problems With Obama's Plan to Slash Emissions

KATIE TUBB, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Obama administration announced Tuesday its plans to commit the U.S. to greenhouse gas emissions of 26-28 percent (from 2005 levels)...

Problems With Obama’s Plan to Slash Emissions

KATIE TUBB, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Obama administration announced Tuesday its plans to commit the U.S. to greenhouse gas emissions of 26-28 percent (from 2005 levels)...

The Federal Lands Freedom Act

Empowering States to Control Their Own Energy Futures KATIE TUBB AND NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract The United States is now the world’s leader in both natural...

Clean coal is dead, but the war on affordable energy is alive and well

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION FutureGen is dead. Again. Last week, the Department of Energy pulled the plug on this $1.1 billion project in Illinois: a “clean...

Methane Regulations—Costly Climate Plan

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Obama Administration recently announced plans to regulate methane emissions from the energy industry. The goal of the proposal is to...

The World Needs More Energy, Not Less

PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE This week, a few major media outlets covered my take on the effectiveness and judiciousness of President Obama’s call,...

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Any Coney Barrett and the Zealots

BY SELWYN DUKE Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is in the grip of “dogmas.” So goes a criticism made by, ironically, the most dogmatic...

Romanian Churches Petition to U.S. Supreme Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel filed a petition for cert asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos Baptist Ministries...

King v. Burwell: A Clear Example of Legislating from the Bench

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett have renewed interest in the 2015 case King v. Burwell. In...

1619 – The Left’s final assault on America

~Their 1619 Project would eviscerate, denigrate and replace American history with racist lies~ Scot Faulkner Leftists have launched what they hope can be their final assault...