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Among the many well-intentioned yet flawed climate action plans, electric vehicle (EV) subsidies are an often-overlooked yet pernicious example of handouts to the wealthy disguised as environmentalism.
If you enjoy slapstick humor, you’ve got to follow PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA v BP P.L.C. This case features more exploding cigars than a “Three Stooges” marathon.
Following the outcome of the trial, one activist said she was very happy that the “necessity defense” could now be “put up in a headline. That it won.” And she’s half-right. It can—and was—put up in headlines. But that doesn’t change the facts, no matter how hard they wish it would.
Proponents of the #ExxonKnew conspiracy theory—the driving force behind nine (and counting) multi-billion-dollar lawsuits filed by U.S. cities against the world’s leading oil companies—have had an awful month.
And by ignoring the billions of us carbon “emitters” who benefit greatly from oil and natural gas products, anti-industry activists like Arnold—who literally commuted from L.A. to Sacramento on his private Gulfstream jet every day for years—can accuse the industry of “first degree murder” without a hint of irony.
The United States took a lot of heat from Germany and other nations for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, so we should be forgiven for feeling a sense of schadenfreude last week when Germany’s Federal Administrative Court ruled that cities could legally ban diesel cars and trucks in an effort to meet air pollution limits.
As it turns out, people appreciate eco-terrorists about as much as they appreciate presidential assassins, which isn’t very much.
There is a growing movement among environmental extremists and their apologists to redefine just how violent protesters can be in petitioning the government for a redress of their grievances.
While the Trump administration awaits a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on its petition to dismiss Juliana v. United States, they would be wise to investigate the much more aggressive—and potentially much more significant—wave of lawsuits that will immediately follow it.
One defining characteristic of the Keep It in the Ground movement is an almost charming belief that if you wish for something really hard and repeat the same lies over and over you can alter reality.