California Cities Take Up Nanny-State Straw Bans

A bill proposed during January in the California legislature to ban restaurants from offering plastic straws may not have passed, but a number of California cities have taken up and even enacted the idea. The New York Times reports that the cities of Seattle; Miami Beach and Fort Meyers, Florida; along with San Luis Obispo…

Environmentalists As Climate Culprits

Townhall.com has a well written commentary authored by State University of New York History professor Nicholas Waddy in which he outlines how environmentalists are actually the biggest hypocrites when it comes to their own carbon footprint. While deriding the municipal lawsuits against fossil fuel companies, he does reveal that despite their lack of substance to…

Environmentalists Revive “Biomass Converter”

Sweden was featured in a recent video promoting trash incineration as a way to produce more energy while allegedly lessening the country’s carbon footprint. In reality, this is reviving the biomass converter idea from the 1970’s. What is old is new again. If trash should be burned it should be to rid countries, states, counties,…

Green Group Envisions a Human-Free Future

A bill in the California legislature would ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles in the state by 2040. The bill was submitted by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco and has the strong backing of the environmentalist group Center for Climate Protection who cites public health and climate change goals as their reason for doing so.…

Pompeo, Trump, and the Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump’s pick to be the new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is not a fan of the Paris climate agreement, the treaty that claims it will slow global warning by reducing the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. Politicians from most of the world’s nations signed the deal, and President Obama said we may see this…

Environmental Laws Encourage Border Pollution

During testimony at the US House Natural Resources Committee last week, Arizona rancher Dan Bell testified as one of four witnesses that removing environmental rules that restrict border agent access would do much to clean up litter there. According to Cronkite News, Bell stated that because of US Border Patrol agents being restricted in the…