by | Jun 13, 2018

“We held then, and we hold now, that economics alone is not a sufficient basis for determining whether wilderness shall survive or die,” said Secretary Orville L. Freeman in reference to the construction of Interstate 70 in Colorado in 1968….

by | Jan 25, 2018

Geologists at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources warn that an imminent landslide threatens the homes of about 70 people along a sliver of land called Rattlesnake Ridge. Residents have been offered five paid weeks at a hotel, and…

by | Mar 16, 2017

When I was little, our family had an old, tattered copy of the children’s classic, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” It’s an old Norwegian folk tale about three goats trying to cross a bridge under which lived a hideous troll…

by | Sep 14, 2016

The political left’s playbook isn’t very big, but it is always amazing how boldly they run it and nobody is proud to re-run the same old plays more than New York’s Governor Cuomo. If a football team only had two…

by | Jul 20, 2016

The name Donald Trump is dominating the news cycle during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Other than comments from oil entrepreneur Harold Hamm, energy won’t be a huge topic on the stage — though it does hold a spot on the…

by | Jun 30, 2016

If you own a VW diesel guilty of “cheating” Uncle, you’d better scuttle on down to your local VW store. Not to “fix” it (they’re not broken) but to get your money before there’s none left. On Tuesday, Uncle announced…

by | Jun 29, 2016

“California’s largest utility and environmental groups announced a deal Tuesday [June 21] to shutter the last nuclear power plant in the state.” This statement from the Associated Press reporting on the announced closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant…

by | Jun 22, 2016

Proponents of green energy like to point out how the costs have come down — and they have. Though renewable energy, such as wind and solar, are not expected to drop to fossil fuel levels anytime in the near future and recent growth…

by | Jun 17, 2016

Did you catch that the internal combustion engine has been outlawed? Not here… not yet. In Germany — where according to a just announced new mandate all new cars registered come 2030 will have to be “emissions free.” This includes carbon…

by | Jun 14, 2016

Last month’s wind-turbine fire near Palm Springs, California, that dropped burning debris on the barren ground below serves as a reminder of just one of the many reasons why people don’t want to live near the towering steel structures. Other…

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