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Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed 2016 Wildfire Management Bill While CA Burned
by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow, as appearing in Canada Free Press

Every governor has signed regretful legislation, or made a disastrous pardon he or she would like a chance to re-do. California’s whacky outgoing Democrat governor has spent the last eight years trying to convince the people of California that we are to blame for droughts, wildfires and “extreme weather,” and that climate change is an existential threat to the California way of life.

Voters have spoken, now what?
by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in The Daily Sentinel 

Near the end of the late-night election reporting, one commentator said the results did not feel like the anticipated “blue wave,” but “more like purple rain.” It was an apt description of an election that produced only mixed results for either side.

Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions Are SAFE
by Steve Milloy, Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in

The Trump administration has proposed to freeze Obama-era fuel economy standards at 2020 levels to save lives and money. Opponents want to bring the proposed Safe Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule proposal to a screeching halt by claiming that it will cause more deaths than lives saved.

Walcher Submits Comments for the Proposed ESA Rule Changes

E&E Legal’s Greg Walcher submitted comments to the Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS’) proposed rule: Endangered and Threatened Species: Listing Species and Designating Critical Habitat.

Richardson Takes Tom Steyer to Task

E&E Legal’s Craig Richardson unloaded on Tom Steyer after he spent millions once again on ballot initiatives that would destroy economies and put people in poverty.

Bogus climate change lawsuits need to stop
by Craig Richardson, President, as appearing in the Washington Examiner

The oil-rig chasers are at it again. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood recently filed suit against ExxonMobil, alleging the energy company failed to account for the real future cost of complying with greenhouse-gas emissions regulations, thereby artificially inflating the valuation of its stock.


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