The Dirty Little Secret About “Green Energy”

With the unfortunate situation in Texas about their power grid shutting down because of the cold, one other dirty little secret of so-called renewables is the cobalt extracted for lithium batteries used, not only for smartphones and computers, but also electric cars and windmills too. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is notorious for having… Read More The Dirty Little Secret About “Green Energy”

Environmentalists Obstruct Mining and Pipeline Projects

Unfortunately, not only did the U.S. Supreme Court deal a set back last month to the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian environmentalists are seeking to halt the Trans Mountain Pipeline that will enable crude oil to be shipped from Alberta to British Columbia. Nevada Gold Mines announced a suspension of an expansion of their Long Canyon… Read More Environmentalists Obstruct Mining and Pipeline Projects

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

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