Government bureaucrats delay life-saving road projects, but let wind turbines butcher bats

Cut fingers, cancer, bats and birds Guest post by Paul Driessen and James H. Rust Georgia residents recently learned that a rare bat has stalled state highway improvements. The May 2012 sighting of an endangered Indiana brown bat in a northern Georgia tree has triggered federal regulations requiring that state road projects not “harm, kill…

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Carbon tax hallucinations

Carbon taxes will do nothing for revenues or climate, but will hurt job and economic growth Guest post by Paul Driessen Average planetary temperatures haven’t budged in 16 years. Hurricanes and strong tornadoes are at or near their lowest ebb in decades. Global sea ice is back to normal, Arctic ice is nearly normal, and…

Facing a triple threat: Doha, EPA and Congress

They are putting our energy, economy, jobs, living standards, health and welfare at grave risk Guest post by Paul Driessen Climate alarmists are meeting in Doha, Qatar, to hammer out a new international treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol that expires this year. The US Environmental Protection Agency is poised to unleash its first wave…

Rio+20 is greatest threat to biodiversity

99% of species and humans are ill served by the 0.1% UN and environmentalist elites Guest post by Paul Driessen and David Rothbard The UN Conference on Sustainable Development is underway in Rio de Janeiro. This time, 20 years after the original 1992 Rio “Earth Summit,” thousands of politicians, bureaucrats and environmental activists are toning…

Better Living Through Electricity

Power for the people You cannot champion the poor, but support anti-energy policies that perpetuate poverty Guest post by Paul Driessen In a scene reminiscent of Colonial Williamsburg, for 16 years Thabo Molubi and his partner had made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld,” using nothing but hand and foot power.…