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More Media Outlets Start To Question The Value Of Forest Certification
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More Media Outlets Start To Question The Value Of Forest Certification

Recently, I reported on the ambiguous rules and potential conflicts of interest involved in the voluntary forest certification programs that are being encouraged by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

08/29/2013
It's Not Gridlock That is Blocking a Carbon Tax, It's Science and Economics
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It's Not Gridlock That is Blocking a Carbon Tax, It's Science and Economics

This is an open letter to William D. Ruckelshaus, Lee M. Thomas, William K. Reilly and Christine Todd Whitman. You, the former directors of the EPA who were appointed by Republican presidents, recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Times titled, A Republican Case for Climate Action.

08/23/2013
The Myth of Angelic Bureaucrats: Human Action without Romance
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The Myth of Angelic Bureaucrats: Human Action without Romance

Another day, another scandal. Since President Obama has taken office, government bureaucracies have taken part in systematic campaigns to silence liberty minded groups. While these partisan shenanigans are outrageous, Noble Prize winner James Buchanan explains they are to be expected.  Dr. Buchanan developed a field of economics built around the idea that bureaucrats are merely human (surprise!). In other words, bureaucrats respond to incentives.

07/30/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 58 - CJ Ciaramella on the EPA and "Sue and Settle" Tactics.
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The FreedomCast - Episode 58 - CJ Ciaramella on the EPA and "Sue and Settle" Tactics.

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, CJ Ciaramella joins me to discuss the latest attacks on state sovereignty by the EPA,  how 12 Attorneys General are fighting back and how the Energy Department and the EPA are holding back the American economy.  Related Links:

07/18/2013
Sounding The Alarm - New Regulations On The Way From The EPA
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Sounding The Alarm - New Regulations On The Way From The EPA

Last week, President Obama marked the next step in his second term agenda in a speech about global warming and the EPA.

07/01/2013
Sue and Settle: How the EPA Removes Power from States and Hands It to Environmental Groups
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Sue and Settle: How the EPA Removes Power from States and Hands It to Environmental Groups

In a report released Tuesday, the American Legislative Exchange Coucil (ALEC) sounded the alarm on the unchecked power grab by the federal government via the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since the beginning of President Obama's first term in 2009.

06/27/2013
Obama Renews Climate Change Fight, His EPA Wages War On State Sovereignty
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Obama Renews Climate Change Fight, His EPA Wages War On State Sovereignty

In a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, President Obama laid out his case for immediate action on global warming climate change, announcing a broad new climate action plan.

06/27/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 51 - Dr. Tom Borelli on the EPA's Death Sentence for Coal
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The FreedomCast - Episode 51 - Dr. Tom Borelli on the EPA's Death Sentence for Coal

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, FreedomWorks fellow, Dr. Tom Borelli joins me to discuss the new proposed EPA regulations, Obama’s attempt to circumvent congress, and how this may be the death penalty for the coal industry.   Related links:

06/26/2013
Hey Coal Country - We Tried to Warn You
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Hey Coal Country - We Tried to Warn You

On the eve of Election Day, 2012, I wrote:Lurking quietly in the shadows, behind a wall of political rhetoric and campaign season hype, is a post-election surprise that could ring the death knell for the coal industry, killing massive amounts of jobs in states such as Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  

06/26/2013
The Conflicting Interests Of Forest Certification Programs
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The Conflicting Interests Of Forest Certification Programs

For decades, the debate has raged over how best to manage private forestland to promote forest health while taking full economic advantage of our natural resources. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in an effort to appear to be fostering voluntary compliance, has increasingly supported Forest Certification programs. Now, I'm going to be honest with you - before I began researching this concept, I had no idea what the significance was or how it could affect the economy and consumers of wood products.

06/24/2013

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