Fourth National Climate Assessment: Pat Michaels Calls for "Reset" of U.S. Global Change Research ProgramFebruary 9, 2018 5:25 PM
The comment period for the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Fourth National Climate Assessment closed on January 31, 2018. Cato Institute scientist Patrick Michaels identifies two methodological flaws that permeate the entire work, rendering the Fourth Assessment biased, misleading, and unscientific.
CEI Asks State Department to Turn Over Records of Contacts with Paris Climate Treaty's Media CheerleadersFebruary 8, 2018 3:40 PM
The Obama State Department pushed the line, via media contacts it called "validators," that the Paris Climate Agreement was not a treaty and didn’t need to be ratified the Senate. CEI has requested information on these “validators” through the Freedom of Information Act.
February 2, 2018 4:16 PM
This week’s address was the first State of the Union speech in eight years that didn’t mention global warming or climate change, and the first State of the Union in fourteen years that contained not a single word about renewable or alternative energy. We have come a long way since President George W. Bush announced in 2006 that “America is addicted to oil.”
February 2, 2018 1:41 PM
In honor of the classic Bill Murray film “Groundhog Day,” Reason TV has released a “horrifyingly relevant” parody video about the seemingly endless national news cycle that we all seem to be trapped in.
January 26, 2018 11:45 AM
Message to President Trump on energy and environment issues: Don’t become comfortable with the status quo and sink back into the swamp; keep on doing what you’re doing.
January 12, 2018 4:53 PM
My CEI colleague Chris Horner has discovered through state freedom of information laws that environmental pressure groups and major charitable foundations have been directing as well as funding Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s (D) leadership of the U. S. Climate Alliance. The Wall Street Journal ran editorials on January 12 and January 6 based on his discoveries. Here is the Journal’s summary:
An environmental nonprofit, the World Resources Institute, actually hired Washington’s state government as a contractor last July. Under this remarkable arrangement, the state agreed to perform a “scope of work” for the nonprofit...
January 7, 2018 7:26 AM
The Trump administration “might attack our authority” to establish greenhouse gas motor vehicle standards, California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chairman Mary Nichols told E&E news ($) last Thursday.
If that’s true, it’s a very big deal....
January 6, 2018 7:18 AM
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on January 4th announced an ambitious oil and gas leasing plan for the federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for 2019 to 2024. The Draft Proposed Plan (DPP)...
December 28, 2017 8:05 AM
After thirty years of mostly disappointments and defeats, 2017 has been a banner year for advancing free market policies across the board on energy, climate, and environmental issues. We at CEI are proud to have played an important role in promoting many of these decisions...
December 19, 2017 4:16 PM