Circular Firing Squad in Anti-Coal Lawsuit

Environmentalists, an Indian tribe and some states sue the Trump Administration over it’s allowing coal production on federal lands. When blocked by an Obama-appointed federal district judge, Judge Brian Morris, the magistrate said the government did not perform a proper analysis. Then, when the Administration fixes the issues cited by Judge Morris, he rules on… Read More Circular Firing Squad in Anti-Coal Lawsuit

Mexican President Brags About Denying Citizens Mining Jobs

While Australia contends with brush fires that have devastated the lives of Australians and can be attributed to environmentalists opposing controlled burns, Mexico’s far Left President President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (aka AMLO) is busily ruining the lives of the people of his country. Despite rampant poverty and crime in his country, AMLO’s latest act… Read More Mexican President Brags About Denying Citizens Mining Jobs

“The Environmental Creed”

This is a 2007 essay economist Don Boudreaux wrote that was published during 2007 in the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review. It is now posted at Mr. Boudreaux’s website. The Environmental Creed Careful observers often and correctly note that, for many of its adherents, environmentalism is a religion. Too many environmentalists disregard inconvenient truths that would undermine their… Read More “The Environmental Creed”

Environmentalists and Native American Tribes Unite to Stop Arizona Copper Mine

Making the same arguments against the North Dakota Access Pipeline, the Associated Press reports environmentalists and native American tribes are suing to stop Hudbay Minerals Inc. of Toronto in federal court from building an open put copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona. The opposition groups claim, according to the AP, the… Read More Environmentalists and Native American Tribes Unite to Stop Arizona Copper Mine

Dangerous Cobalt Mines in Congo Pose Challenges for Big Tech and Green Energy

Cobalt is used in batteries, not just for cell phones, but primarily for electric cars. The country with the largest deposits of cobalt is the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This Wall Street Journal report shows how tech companies are making efforts to ensure mining efforts in the DRC are made safer. It should also… Read More Dangerous Cobalt Mines in Congo Pose Challenges for Big Tech and Green Energy

The Rise of Environmentalism, Administrative State, and Erosion of Property Rights

Back in June, the Hoover Institution hosted the Land, Labor, And The Rule Of Law Conference in Washington DC. The meeting examined five research papers that provide a historical and modern analysis of rule of law issues that arise in labor and land regulation and markets. This talk is about how and why the environmentalist… Read More The Rise of Environmentalism, Administrative State, and Erosion of Property Rights

German Environmentalists Heighten Violence Against Police, Coal Mining

In Germany, police have been making efforts to clear out environmentalist protesters that have established themselves in tree houses in the Hambach Forest in the western part of the country near Aachen. According to The New York Times, the environmentalists have been there for the past six years as part of an effort to halt… Read More German Environmentalists Heighten Violence Against Police, Coal Mining