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Legal Newsline: Veto keeps personal injury lawyers from making millions on no-injury cases
08/11/2020
Legal Newsline: Veto keeps personal injury lawyers from making millions on no-injury cases

Legal Newsline: Veto keeps personal injury lawyers from making millions on no-injury cases

by John O'Brien Legal Newsline CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – New Hampshire’s governor has vetoed legislation that would have given personal injury lawyers a new way to file lawsuits, even when their clients haven’t been injured. Being able to make a claim for medical monitoring allows lawye...

Grimes: California Energy Prices Continue to Rise Higher Than Other States
08/11/2020
Grimes: California Energy Prices Continue to Rise Higher Than Other States

Grimes: California Energy Prices Continue to Rise Higher Than Other States

by Katy Grimes As Appearing in the California Globe The average 2020 annual residential electricity bill was 25.9% higher than in 2010 The Center for Jobs and the Economy at the California Business Roundtable reports that California gas and energy prices continued to rise higher in July than nearly....

Walcher: The no-action alternative
08/11/2020
Walcher: The no-action alternative

Walcher: The no-action alternative

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart attracted attention in the 1980s with a proposal to cut America’s defense budget in half. That was not unusual in the post-Vietnam era, but what made Hart stand out (enough to become f...

Walcher: Choosing the high ground
08/04/2020
Walcher: Choosing the high ground

Walcher: Choosing the high ground

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Stephen Sturgeon, a Utah State University historian, wrote a legislative biography of Western Slope congressman Wayne Aspinall, called “The Politics of Western Water.” He laments that Colorado controls less than h...

Milloy: Joe Biden’s Green Dreams Are About Controlling You, Not The Climate
08/04/2020
Milloy: Joe Biden’s Green Dreams Are About Controlling You, Not The Climate

Milloy: Joe Biden’s Green Dreams Are About Controlling You, Not The Climate

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Junkscience.com Founder As appearing in the Federalist In his $2 trillion climate change proposal this month, Joe Biden promised, whether he knows it or not, to entirely decarbonize America if elected president. As the candidate touted false promis...

Milloy: Canceled: America's energy dominance
07/21/2020
Milloy: Canceled: America's energy dominance

Milloy: Canceled: America's energy dominance

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Junkscience.com Founder As appearing in the Washington Examiner Three major oil and gas pipelines have been scuttled or delayed this month. Is cancel culture coming for America’s newfound energy dominance? Recently, Virginia and North Carolina ut...

Walcher: Imagine a return to normalcy
07/21/2020
Walcher: Imagine a return to normalcy

Walcher: Imagine a return to normalcy

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Activists from Colorado’s “keep it in the ground” movement — a group opposing all production of all natural resources — are suggesting that “stay at home” orders provide the perfect opportunity to “ima...

Breitbart: Joe Biden Enlists Clinton/Obama Loyalist, Tom Steyer to Advise on Climate Change
07/15/2020
Breitbart: Joe Biden Enlists Clinton/Obama Loyalist, Tom Steyer to Advise on Climate Change

Breitbart: Joe Biden Enlists Clinton/Obama Loyalist, Tom Steyer to Advise on Climate Change

by Penny Start Breitbart Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has recruited former Clinton and Obama administration official Carol Browner and billionaire activist Tom Steyer to advise his campaign on climate change. Steyer, once Biden’s rival for the Democrat nom...

Canada Free Press: Biden, Browner, And The Green New Deal
07/15/2020
Canada Free Press: Biden, Browner, And The Green New Deal

Canada Free Press: Biden, Browner, And The Green New Deal

by Jack Dini Canada Free Press Joe Biden’s campaign is unveiling a ‘Climate Engagement Advisory Council” aimed at mobilizing voters who prioritize climate change and environmental justice. November’s election is a stark contrast between Biden, whose platform goes much further than Obama-era ...

Walcher: Getting more from less
07/15/2020
Walcher: Getting more from less

Walcher: Getting more from less

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel One of the easiest ways to explain complex issues is with a good chart. A picture is worth a thousand words. Most people can readily understand the distribution of resources, or financial expenditures, or sources of e...

Daily Caller: House Dems Introduce A 538-Page Plan For ‘Solving’ Climate Change Amid A Pandemic, Economic Downturn
07/06/2020
Daily Caller: House Dems Introduce A 538-Page Plan For ‘Solving’ Climate Change Amid A Pandemic, Economic Downturn

Daily Caller: House Dems Introduce A 538-Page Plan For ‘Solving’ Climate Change Amid A Pandemic, Economic Downturn

by Chris White Daily Caller Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a 538-page climate plan Tuesday that is designed to eliminate the U.S. economy’s contributions to global warming. The plan seeks to address climate change through a combination of government mandates, tax incentives and rev...

Legal Newsline: Senate Democrats push link between coronavirus and favored political cause
07/06/2020
Legal Newsline: Senate Democrats push link between coronavirus and favored political cause

Legal Newsline: Senate Democrats push link between coronavirus and favored political cause

by John O'Brien Legal Newsline WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Democrats in the U.S. Senate are attempting to link the subject of one of their pet projects to the COVID-19 pandemic, while looming is a general election that will have a great impact on the future of the liability-expanding measure the...

Junkscience.com: Milloy testifies to EPA on proposed cost-benefit analysis revamp
07/06/2020
Junkscience.com: Milloy testifies to EPA on proposed cost-benefit analysis revamp

Junkscience.com: Milloy testifies to EPA on proposed cost-benefit analysis revamp

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, and Junkscience.com Founder As appearing on Junkscience.com My comments from today’s public testimony before EPA on its proposed cost-benefit overhaul. On a comical note, the enviro woman who testified before me criticized EPA for taking comments ov...

Walcher: Buying swamp land in Florida
07/06/2020
Walcher: Buying swamp land in Florida

Walcher: Buying swamp land in Florida

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel In the 1920s a tremendous real estate boom convinced investors all over the country to buy development land in Florida, much of which turned out to be undevelopable swampland. It resulted in anti-fraud legislation, an...

06/29/2020
Craig Richardson on The David Knight Show 6-29-20

Craig Richardson on The David Knight Show 6-29-20

Craig Richardson appeared on The David Knight Show to discuss his recent Townhall.com Op-Ed. In it, he discussed how the leftist municipalities are shaking d...

Walcher: Winning the war, then surrendering
06/26/2020
Walcher: Winning the war, then surrendering

Walcher: Winning the war, then surrendering

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A popular blog called TV Tropes has a post beginning, “So, you won a war, you bask in the glory of victory, and all that stuff. But when you finally get over all this excitement, you realize your problems still aren...

Milloy: Blue states push to preserve unrealistic fuel economy standards
06/23/2020
Milloy: Blue states push to preserve unrealistic fuel economy standards

Milloy: Blue states push to preserve unrealistic fuel economy standards

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Junkscience.com Founder As appearing in the Washington Times The original rationale for fuel efficiency standards, originally triggered by the 1970s energy crisis and fears of “peak oil," was put to rest about 10 years ago by the advent of fracki...

Milloy: When It Comes to Fracking, Which Biden Should We Believe?
06/18/2020
Milloy: When It Comes to Fracking, Which Biden Should We Believe?

Milloy: When It Comes to Fracking, Which Biden Should We Believe?

by Steve Milloy, Senior Policy Fellow and Junkscience.com Founder As appearing on RealClear Markets Joe Biden says he wouldn’t ban fracking. But the Democratic National Committee’s climate advisory panel, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, says fracking should be banned. What are we to believ...

Richardson: Failing Cities and States use Climate Change Lawsuits as Fiscal Escape Hatch
06/16/2020
Richardson: Failing Cities and States use Climate Change Lawsuits as Fiscal Escape Hatch

Richardson: Failing Cities and States use Climate Change Lawsuits as Fiscal Escape Hatch

by Craig Richardson, E&E Legal President As Appearing on Townhall.com Cities and states are suing energy companies in a desperate attempt to erase their poor spending choices. Local officials argue oil and gas companies contribute to climate change and must be held accountable, but beneath this faç...

Milloy: COVID-19 and Environmentalist Injustice
06/16/2020
Milloy: COVID-19 and Environmentalist Injustice

Milloy: COVID-19 and Environmentalist Injustice

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing on RealClear Energy Congress held a hearing last week on “the relationship between disproportionate exposures to environmental pollution and disproportionate effects of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.” The spotlighted news ho...

Walcher: The cure is worse than the ailment
06/08/2020
Walcher: The cure is worse than the ailment

Walcher: The cure is worse than the ailment

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel It is fashionable for pundits to quote the old adage, “the cure is worse than the ailment,” referring to the imposition of martial law, under the guise of public health. Many

Grimes: CA Assemblyman Goes Off on CARB Chairwoman Mary Nichols’ Stupid Insensitive Tweet
06/08/2020
Grimes: CA Assemblyman Goes Off on CARB Chairwoman Mary Nichols’ Stupid Insensitive Tweet

Grimes: CA Assemblyman Goes Off on CARB Chairwoman Mary Nichols’ Stupid Insensitive Tweet

by Katy Grimes As Appearing in the California Globe ‘How dare you talk about Enviro racism when your policies favor your coastal elitists friends’ California Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) went off on California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols Monday night after she posted an u...

Walcher: Restoring what never was
06/01/2020
Walcher: Restoring what never was

Walcher: Restoring what never was

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel One of the great objectives of conservation is to restore a more natural condition to our environment, to erase the ravages of mankind’s mistakes, and put things back the way

PJ Media:YouTube Pulls Michael Moore's 'Planet of the Humans'
06/01/2020
PJ Media:YouTube Pulls Michael Moore's 'Planet of the Humans'

PJ Media:YouTube Pulls Michael Moore's 'Planet of the Humans'

by Tyler O'Neil PJ Media On Monday, YouTube pulled Michael Moore’s latest film, Planet of the Humans, allegedly for a copyright violation. Yet one of the directors accused the platform of a “blatant act of censorship by political critics” who seek to defend “green capitalists.” Conservativ...

Milloy's Shareholder Proposal at the 2020 ExxonMobil Annual Meeting (Transcript)
06/01/2020
Milloy's Shareholder Proposal at the 2020 ExxonMobil Annual Meeting (Transcript)

Milloy's Shareholder Proposal at the 2020 ExxonMobil Annual Meeting (Transcript)

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders May 27, 2020 10:30 AM ET Company Participants Stephen Littleton - Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary Darren Woods - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Liz Gordon - New York State Common Reti...

Junkscience.com: Milloy presents climate greenwashing shareholder proposal at ExxonMobil annual meeting
05/27/2020
Junkscience.com: Milloy presents climate greenwashing shareholder proposal at ExxonMobil annual meeting

Junkscience.com: Milloy presents climate greenwashing shareholder proposal at ExxonMobil annual meeting

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Junkscience.com Founder As Appearing on Junkscience.com Below is my 3-minute presentation of my shareholder proposal at today’s ExxonMobil annual meeting. Although I lost the shareholder vote — both management and institutional shareholders are...

Milloy: WSJ Op-ed: Corporate Green ‘Disclosures’ Are Often Mere Marketing
05/27/2020
Milloy: WSJ Op-ed: Corporate Green ‘Disclosures’ Are Often Mere Marketing

Milloy: WSJ Op-ed: Corporate Green ‘Disclosures’ Are Often Mere Marketing

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Junkscience.com Founder As Appearing in the Wall Street Journal Companies tout their work on climate change in their filings but mislead the public about their impact. Climate-change partisans on both sides often accuse one another of dishonesty. H...

Junkscience.com: Milloy delivers anti-greenwashing shareholder proposal at Xcel Energy annual meeting
05/26/2020
Junkscience.com: Milloy delivers anti-greenwashing shareholder proposal at Xcel Energy annual meeting

Junkscience.com: Milloy delivers anti-greenwashing shareholder proposal at Xcel Energy annual meeting

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Junkscience.com Founder As appearing on Junkscience.com Good morning. My name is Steve Milloy. Xcel management is lying to its shareholders and the public. And this lying is going to cost everyone a lot of money unless it’s stopped. First, manage...

Junkscience.com: Milloy testimony to EPA on the proposed freeze of PM2.5 air quality standards
05/26/2020
Junkscience.com: Milloy testimony to EPA on the proposed freeze of PM2.5 air quality standards

Junkscience.com: Milloy testimony to EPA on the proposed freeze of PM2.5 air quality standards

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Junkscience.com Founder As appearing on Junkscience.com EPA is taking live public comment today and tomorrow on the Trump EPA proposal to leave the current PM2.5 standards where they are. Here is my oral testimony. Good morning. I am Steve Milloy.....

Walcher: How long is forever?
05/26/2020
Walcher: How long is forever?

Walcher: How long is forever?

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Summit County is in the process of rescinding a 25-year-old conservation easement to pave the way for a housing development, a move opposed by land trusts across the state. Technically, that

Grimes: Two Tales of One City: South Lake Tahoe
05/26/2020
Grimes: Two Tales of One City: South Lake Tahoe

Grimes: Two Tales of One City: South Lake Tahoe

by Katy Grimes As Appearing in the California Globe South Lake Tahoe Mayor threatening no Memorial Day, no July 4th fireworks, and maybe no Labor Day Despite that El Dorado County has reopened, the Mayor of South Lake Tahoe is telling tourists to stay away or pay a $1,000 fine. The Tahoe Basin draws...

Ebell: Harvard Junk Science Study Claims High Pollution Levels Increase Deaths from COVID-19
05/18/2020
Ebell: Harvard Junk Science Study Claims High Pollution Levels Increase Deaths from COVID-19

Ebell: Harvard Junk Science Study Claims High Pollution Levels Increase Deaths from COVID-19

by Myron Ebell, CEI Director, Center for Energy and Environment As Appearing on the Competitive Enterprise Institute Blog Researchers at Harvard University’s T. C. Chan School of Public Health in late April published a draft or preliminary study that concluded, “A small increase in long-term exp...

Milloy: Green Energy Won't Pay for the Coronavirus Recovery Bill
05/18/2020
Milloy: Green Energy Won't Pay for the Coronavirus Recovery Bill

Milloy: Green Energy Won't Pay for the Coronavirus Recovery Bill

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, and H. Sterling Burnett, Heartland Senior Fellow As Appearing on Heartland Institute Podcast The Democrats efforts to stuff green energy subsidies into the Coronavirus recovery package will not create jobs or help the economy recover, but it will add....

Walcher: Spotting the spotted owl
05/18/2020
Walcher: Spotting the spotted owl

Walcher: Spotting the spotted owl

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel When the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of the dusky gopher frog in 2018, it attracted press coverage around the world, because of two details that fascinated observers everywhere. One was

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Keep in mind this a picture of environmentalistS rallying for stopping climate change in the City in Brazil ... ok they Need to, leave the city , and Run To The Forest and Put Out Those Fires, what good are they doing in the city, for the number of PEOPLE THAT WERE ATTENDING RALLY wanting to protect the Trees and Wild Life they could of stomped out the fires in the Amazon Rainforest,, GO NOW AND PUT OUT THOSE FIRES,, GO PROTECT THE BORDERS OF THE FOREST, DON'T LET THOSE TERRORISTS COMPLETE THEIR DESTRUCTION,,, GO NOW ,,, RUN TO THE FOREST,,, STOMP OUT FIRES... ,, take with you gallons of water, fire extinguishers, blankets and protect the land ,, and the trees , they are the lungs of the earth,,, ALL UNDISCOVERED HERBAL TREATMENTS FOR MEDICATIONS ARE BEING DESTROYED ALSO..go now run to the forest...protect the people who are rightfully owners of the land,, get out bolsonar he is the enemy,, amazon AND ALL OTHER RAIN FORESTS AROUND THE WORLD,, THERE JUST NEEDS TO BE SOME PLACES THAT ARE OFF LIMITS FOR THE GREED OF MONEY AND DESTRUCTION OF LAND..must be protected lands,,RENEE RUSSEL 11/4/2019..WRITTEN 10:35 PM Renee Russell The Amazon is the world's largest Rainforest. It is also the ancestral home of 1 million Indians. They are divided into about 400 tribes, each with its own language, culture and territory. Many have had contact with outsiders for almost 500 years. The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, he is racist agaisnt the indigenous people of the amazon that have been there for thousands of years and bolsonaro wants to mine the land for gold and precious minerals, and he has made a business from the fires where the left over timber left behind after fires are being harvested and sold to china, germany, and japan.
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