Posts by David Biederman

Environmentalist Policies Continue to Increase Electricity Costs

Electricity is a force for so much human good that one hundred years ago it was called “the great emancipator of the toiler.” Today, in the comfort of our homes, and with the flip of a switch, we turn on the lights, run our household appliances, access a world of knowledge and entertainment through electronic […]

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New Yorkers Turn Their Backs on Progress with Fracking Ban

In December of 2014, New York State (NYS) Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), following a presentation made by the state’s health commissioner Howard Zucker, who is quoted by the Syracuse News as stating “We don’t have the evidence to prove or disprove the health effects, but the cumulative concerns […]

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Your Clothes Are Fracked!

Petrochemical products–materials derived from the processing of petroleum oils and gases–are so abundant in modern life that they often go unnoticed. This may explain embarrassing situations such as when protesters, clothed in materials and fibers derived from petroleum, claim that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is unnecessary and should be banned—a situation that once prompted Alex Epstein […]

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Fossil Fuels Are The Food Of Food

We all know that fossil fuels power our machines. Often overlooked however is the vital role they play in powering humans, as the food we eat is made possible by fossil fuels. To take just one example, synthesized fertilizers are the plant-nutrient inputs that feed humanity’s food crops, and this plant food is overwhelmingly made […]

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Children Die While Greenpeace Obstructs Human Centric Scientific Progress

Dr. Patrick Moore, ecologist, and former president of Greenpeace Canada, explains that “UNICEF estimates about 25% of child deaths [worldwide] are due to vitamin A deficiency [VAD], which is about 2 million per year. This all happens quietly while poor mothers and fathers look on helplessly.” VAD is prevalent among malnourished populations subsisting primarily on […]

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Gasoline Brings Families Together This Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the most traveled times of the year in the United States, and this year, “more Americans will join with friends and family to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year than ever before” states Marshall L. Doney of the American Automobile Association (AAA). These happy reunions are […]

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Greenpeace’s Co-Founder, Sustainability, and the Keystone XL Pipeline

When co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, wrote that he had “come out in favor” of the Keystone XL Pipeline, he did so on the grounds that petroleum-based fuels sustain modern civilization. As Moore, explains: There are more than one billion automobiles and millions more buses, trucks, trains and aircraft that cannot operate […]

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Good News! Colder Weather Drives Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Higher

“Colder weather drives forecast of 2014 energy-related CO2 emissions 1.1% above 2013 level” reads the Federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) headline. The EIA explains that “total energy use and CO2 emission for the first six months of 2014” increased when “compared with the same period the year before,” as Americans increased heat and power usage […]

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The Nation’s First New Refinery Since 1976 Demonstrates that Industrial Progress is Flourishing in North Dakota

The men and women of the American oil industry are facilitating the greatest increase in the availability of life supporting fuel seen in decades. Their prodigious creation of oil—through advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) technologies—has stabilized world crude prices, reducing the need for U.S. oil imports and increasing the availability of liquid fuels […]

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Fracking Ban Advocates Choose to Ignore Their Victims

Promoters of bans on oil and gas development through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) often depict their opponent as a “fracking company” from the “dirty energy industry.” Demonizing men and women of the oil and gas industry who produce the fuel powering life throughout the state is bad enough, however, there is another group of victims who […]

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