Energy & Environment

Decades of EPA deception and Senatorial corruption

On June 14th, with a team of 8 scientists and a farmer, I met with EPA directors of the Pesticide Division and Review Board. After an hour of scientists presenting challenging scientific information, about a myriad of ways in which glyphosate,...
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EPA should support American biodiesel industry

At the end of July, the Environmental Protection Agency will close public comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard – known as the RFS – a federal policy that determines how much biofuel must be blended into the nation’s transportation...

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Reclaim our coal mines now, not later

The coal industry is in a crisis, largely of its own making, and it is now threatening to take taxpayers down with it. Hard-working Americans could be on the hook for billions of dollars in mine clean-up costs if we don’t put a stop to this.

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Don’t let Congress legislate science

An amendment to the Senate’s energy bill seeks to legislate fundamentally flawed science in order to tip the scales in favor of an environmentally destructive form of energy: biomass.

If it becomes law, the amendment, ...

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The bipartisan climate solution: a tax swap

You wouldn’t know it from today’s polarized politics, but protecting the environment used to be a bipartisan effort.  There were, of course, the path-breaking conservation achievements of Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican.  And, in the...

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Reduce wildfire risks to mitigate climate change

There’s been a lot of hand wringing lately among federal officials about American forests, climate change and the “new normal” of longer and unnaturally severe wildfire seasons.  Scientific evidence suggests climate change is...
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Federal law hurting growth of electric vehicle market

It’s summer and you’re on a family vacation cruising down the interstate listening to the Eagles. Your child interrupts that peaceful easy feeling by declaring an immediate and unyielding need to use the restroom.

As a responsible parent...

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