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Additional Reading & Watching

Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA is Ruining American Industry

Published in 2011, but still very relevant today. Regulators Gone Wild is my insiders look at the environmental alarmist industry (looking at you Sierra Club) and their many allies in the environmental regulatory bureaucracies.  You can buy a copy here.

How the EPA's Green Tyranny is Stifling America

Part of Encounter's Broadside series, Green Tyranny explores the same themes as Regulators Gone Wild, but in a more succinct manner. Recommended for the reader who doesn't want a lot of detail, but is interested in the big picture. Get it here. 

A View from the Cheap Seats

A weekly opinion column I've penned for Examiner Publications since 2001, a weekly serving western Chicago suburbia. My publisher is proud to note that my conservative/libertarian rants cause several customers to cancel their subscriptions each year. You can find  archived columns going back to 2010 at the Examiner website and my latest columns by hitting the big blue button.

Congressional Testimony

I've had the honor to testify before a House subcommittee on environmental issues on two occasions. You can read my written testimony here and here

Other Random Flotsam and/or Jetsam

  • Taking down a Twit: a piece discussing John Oliver's utter ignorance about the energy industry, published at Breitbart.
  • Betting on Sanity: again at Breitbart. I offer environmental NGO's a bet including a $1,000 donation to their cause if the air is not cleaner in 2020 than it was in 2016. Amazingly, no takers! 
  • Calm Down; musing about environmental hysteria in the Detroit News
  • Science Haters: a piece I did for Townhall about the bankrupt pseudo-scientists among the enviro-left.
  • Somewhat Reasonable: the Heartland Institute's blog, where I make an appearance every now and again.

Yapping Away

I am one of those strange beasts who enjoys public speaking. Here's a few samples:


  • Lecturing at Hillsdale College, topic: Balancing Energy and the Environment
  • At Heartland's First  Energy Conference, topic: The Excessive Cost of Regulation
  • Testifying Before a Congressional Committee