Duggan Flanakin

When “a little corruption” in Mexico goes too far

BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN “Corruption is not a disagreeable characteristic of the Mexican political system,” Gabriel Zaid observed in La economia presidencial. “It is the system.” (Corruption image courtesy of...

China’s strange endorsement of ‘net zero’

BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN ~The Chinese path to supposed decarbonization starts with a lot more coal~ You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese “president...

Africans reject demands to end fossil fuel use

Most Africans want economic development, jobs, and better health and living standards, and support coal, oil and natural gas to get there. BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN As the...

India ignores media preaching on ‘net zero carbon’

BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN ~First-world ‘experts’ have no business chiding nations that prefer prosperity over poverty~ India is just one of an increasing number of “developing” nation...

EPA’s totalitarian assault on America

After using phony transparency and dialogue to target auto racing, then all fossil fuel use BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN Biden-Harris Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is...

Predicting and planning for the next polar vortex?

BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN ~We say we can predict and plan for climate chaos 50 years out, but not an imminent vortex?~ Americans know a lot about...

The Myth (and Phony Math) of ‘Green’ Jobs

BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN Governments are killing real jobs and conning us about ‘millions of good green jobs’ - Duggan Flanakin “Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote,...

Rare earths first? Or last?

~Biden’s Green New Deal won’t work without mining, especially for rare earth elements~ Duggan Flanakin As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reins of government...

China recolonizes Africa

~Western policies damage Africa and the planet, kill millions, and open doors to China~ Duggan Flanakin Joe Biden has pledged that one of his first acts...

Nuking the anti-nuke crowd

~Experts agree the tide has turned in nuclear power’s favor, but obstacles remain~ Duggan Flanakin How has the Trump Administration fared in meeting the multiple challenges...

Electric vehicle shock treatment

~Britain showcases what US and global future will really look like with “sustainable” EVs~ Duggan Flanakin Joe Biden, his fellow Democrats, and apparently big U.S. automakers,...

The Great American Outdoors Act

~This crown jewel of the Trump Administration’s environmental record will bring many benefits~ Duggan Flanakin To the surprise of most Americans, and the consternation of many...

Government transparency should not be controversial

~Shining light on EPA actions should get 100% support – but is opposed by the usual suspects~ Duggan Flanakin Ballot harvesting, behind-the-curtains ballot counting and other...

Out of Africa, an entrepreneurial society emerges

~Ivor Ichikowitz’s Africa Youth Survey underscores the continent’s innovation and ambition~ Duggan Flanakin “By their very nature, young Africans are some of the most entrepreneurial people...

Will coddling China ever end?

~Now US social media aid and profit from Chinese censorship skills, instead of challenging them~ Duggan Flanakin What is it about Communist China that makes the...

What is the antidote to ‘Wokeness’?

~Evan Sayet’s The Woke Supremacy provides answers we cannot afford to ignore~ Duggan Flanakin Political comedian Evan Sayet says he has long dedicated himself to conserving...

Wind turbines generate mountains of waste

~Blade waste, other factors prove wind is no more green than solar~ Duggan Flanakin Environmentalists and wind energy opportunists (entrepreneurs who take advantage of overly generous...

Solar panels generate mountains of waste

~They also heat the planet, blanket wildlife habitats and cause other ecological damage~ Duggan Flanakin The problem of solar panel waste is now becoming evident. As...

Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

~The Navajo Nation and New Mexico vs. incompetence and bad faith in the USEPA~ Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering...

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

~Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution~ Duggan Flanakin On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of...