He is author of What Climate Scientists Think about Global Warming (Heartland Institute, 2007) and coauthor of State Greenhouse Gas Programs: An Economic and Scientific Analysis (Heartland Institute, 2003) and New Source Review: An Evaluation of EPA's Reform Recommendations (Heartland Institute, 2002).
He has presented environmental analysis on the CBS Evening News, CNN, and Fox News Channel; on numerous national radio programs; and in virtually every major newspaper in the country.
Taylor received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law, where he was president of the local chapter of the Federalist Society and founder and editor-in-chief of the Federalist Voice.
Latest posts by James M. Taylor (see all)
- Heartland Daily Podcast – James Taylor: Debate on Global Warming - March 31, 2016
- PUC Out of Line in NV Energy’s Dispute with Casinos - January 22, 2016
- 2015 Was Not Even Close To Hottest Year On Record - January 19, 2016
Wait a minute, I got that wrong – the New Jersey legislature is considering legislation to ban natural gas production through hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking.
The mix-up is an easy one to make. Neither winged, flying monkeys nor hydraulic fracturing exist in the Garden State. With high unemployment, budget deficits, crime, etc., taking their toll on New Jersey residents every day, the state legislature feels it should prioritize its limited time and resources to wage war against winged monkeys – er, hydraulic fracturing.
The Press of Atlantic City published a good article on the topic this morning. The pertinent question is, why are legislators charged with the important job of solving real problems choosing instead to waste their time scoring symbolic points with environmental activist groups regarding issues and problems that simply do not exist?
Perhaps there are members of the legislature who believe going the extra mile to appease environmental radicals will fill their coffers with donations before the next elections. Perhaps there are members of the legislature who have spent too much time watching the Wizard of Oz and fear an imminent attack of winged monkeys. Either way, I suspect voters who see real problems not being addressed will remember this monumental waste of time come November.