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The progressive paradise of California is looking a bit less utopian this week. Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown’s renewable energy daydream is now cadaverous. State leaders this week dropped a provision from a proposed[…]
It’s common for people to misunderstand or misconstrue the difference between acknowledging the failure of the ethanol mandate to deliver on its promises of materially increasing energy independence or lowering prices for consumers, and being “anti-ethanol.” It’s entirely possible to see advantages of using ethanol without believing it should be mandated, just as it is possible to see the advantages of having a health insurance policy without supporting Obamacare. All mandates have unintended consequences.
Rep. Paul A. Gosar, (R-Az.) is leading an effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Gina McCarthy, the scandal-plagued administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for[…]
The EPA is doing everything it can to avoid taking responsibility for the Gold King Mine disaster, where the EPA spilled millions of gallons of toxic waste water into the Animus river. So far, the Committee responsible for investigating the spill has faced EPA delays, withheld documents and even, it seems, doctored video.
Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his staff are reaching out to foreign embassies in the U.S. and telling them there is “no Congressional support” for President Obama’s coveted[…]
Twenty protesters were arrested in front of John Kerry’s house last week. The group, Midwest Unrest, claims to oppose the “Enbridge Pipeline,” but seems to be related to a much larger effort at heading off any development of a pipeline to carry oil the Alberta tar sands.
The Heartland Institute’s 31st Anniversary Benefit Dinner will take place Thursday, October 8 at The Cotillion, 360 South Creekside Drive in Palatine, Illinois. This year’s theme is “The Heartland versus The Ruling Class,” featuring keynote speaker Angelo Codevilla, Ph.D., author of The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It. Donald J. Devine, Ph.D., will receive this year’s Heartland Liberty Prize. Join us for dinner, drinks, great conversation, and fellowship in liberty!
There are few things more dangerous to private enterprise than government bureaucrats with time on their hands. And since most bureaucrats have no legitimate reason for being – they have lots and lots of time on their hands.
Paring it down to size will require a death by a thousand cuts, which, in environmental and energy policy, may have begun with the passage of the Cromnibus budget bill in late 2014. The Cromnibus might mark the beginning of a slow reduction of the federal government’s overreach in environmental issues.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, H. Sterling Burnett, managing editor of Environment & Climate News speaks with Russell Cook. Cook is the creator of GelbspanFiles.com, a website devoted to researching the origins of false accusations leveled at global warming “skeptics.” Cook, also the author of The Heartland Institute’s Merchants of Smear, joins Burnett to discuss the perverse depths climate alarmists go to smear the names of climate scientists skeptical of claims humans are causing catastrophic global warming.
Investors are withdrawing from new wind farm projects, as governments rein in once-generous subsidies for renewable energy technologies, according to research from a trade association in Northern Europe. No new wind farms[…]
West Virginia Solicitor General Elbert Lin discussed how the Clean Power Plan imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would dramatically alter power generation. The remarks were made during a[…]
The study found Americans in the top income quintile received 60 percent of all energy efficiency related tax credits while those in the bottom three income quintiles combined got only about 10% of all credits.
Imagine you have been wrongfully arrested, charged with murdering a child. Although the evidence against you is vague, authorities are anxious to appease those demanding justice so your case is rushed to trial. Your lawyer decides that, considering public sentiment, it is best to plead guilty and throw yourself at the mercy of the court.
In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Paul Driessen from a Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and Heartland Institute research fellow Isaac Orr discuss the environmental and economic impacts of ethanol in the United States. The podcast sheds light on the empty promises of ethanol such as energy independence and environmental benefits.