Environment and Climate News Podcast
By Heartland Institute
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Advancing sound science, common sense, and free markets in environment and climate policy.
||CleanJim Lakely: Heartland's 12th International Conference on Climate Change||The conference aims to educate members of the new Trump administration concerning the costs of climate policies pursued by the Obama administration, and the science they ignored showing the world does not face a human caused climate crisis..||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKen Girardin: New York's Green Energy Overload.||Ken Girardin detailing the high costs and ineffectiveness of a new green energy mandate, and $500 million dollars in subsidies for three nuclear power plants, implemented at the behest of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo through the Public Service Commission||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIsaac Orr: Changes in Energy Leadership and Policy Under the Trump Administration||Isaac Orr says we can expect big changes in both focus and results in energy policy under the new Trump administration with Trump and his appointees to key cabinet post, removing barriers to oil, gas, and coal production on public lands.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClyde Wayne Crews: First Steps for the Trump Administration: Rein in the Regulatory State.||"First Steps for the Trump Administration: Rein in the Regulatory State," details the harms imposed on people, states and the economy by regulatory overreach by the Obama administration.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeth Whitehead: Study on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources||Did the EPA suddenly change course on it's fracking study?||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWilliam Yeatman: First Steps for the Trump Administration: Champion Affordable Energy||William Yeatman details the harms imposed on the energy sector and beyond by the Obama administration and what the Trump administration can do to reverse that harm and expand energy production and economic progress.||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Zachariah Hildenbrand: Does fracking impact air quality?||Studies investigating the impact of fracking on air quality in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania found these operations were not contributing to increasing levels of pollutants such as benzine.||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKenneth Green: Assessing the State of Petroleum Development in 2016.||Ken Green discusses its findings that negative factors are driving or limiting petroleum investment decisions, and these negative factors have increased somewhat in many of the world’s regions.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJessica Sena: Will Ryan Zinke bring reforms while still preserving public lands?||What impact will President-Elect Trump’s pick for the Secretary of the Interior have on energy policy?||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichi Iljazi, Taxpayers Protection Alliance: New York Exelon Bailout, Renewable Mandate, bad for people, bad for business.||At the direction of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), New York State’s Public Service Commission adopted a “Clean Energy Standard,” mandating the state get at least 50 percent of its electricity from renewable-energy sources by 2030.||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTodd Myers: Washington State Carbon Tax Defeat Shows Environmentalists' Hypocrisy||On the November 8, election, Washington state voters rejected what would have been the first in the nation tax on carbon dioxide emissions. Todd Myers explains how national environmental groups joined with the business community to defeat the carbon tax.||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTimothy Considine: Renewable Energy Mandates, Costly, Ineffective||In a study of 12 states renewable energy mandates, Professor Timothy Considine finds the mandates increase electric power costs and result in job losses with little environmental gain.||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPam Villarreal Plastic Bag Bans Limit Consumer Choice, Don't save Money or the Environment||On the November 8, election, California voters considered two ballot referendums concerning California's law banning the use of single use plastic bags to consider, one passed, the other failed.||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWayne Winegarden: Renewable Energy Mandates, Costly, Ineffective||The Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan will raise energy prices dramatically, hitting the poor and those on fixed incomes the hardest.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeonid Goldstein: Taking the Climate Alarm Enterprise to Court||Mathematician and software engineer Leonid Goldstein recently filed a federal lawsuit against more than 40 environmental groups, investor funds and advisors, and foundations who he says have broken multiple laws in order to control global energy use.||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBill Kovacs: Unfunded Mandates Undermine the Constitution, State Autonomy and Our Economic Well-Being||A recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce study shows the Obama administration is ignoring the law by imposing an increasing number of unfunded mandates on the states without first assessing their economic impact or carrying out a required cost benefit analysis.||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Driessen: EPA's Toxic Air Testing Violates Federal and International Law||The EPA claims particulate matter and other emissions are harmful. Yet when it conducts tests to determine the risk of harm from pollutants, it fails to tell the test subjects they are being exposed to chemicals it has said are deadly.||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Guith: Banning Fossil Fuel Production on Federal Properties would be Bad for the Economy, Government Revenues, Jobs||Radical environmentalists are lobbying the Obama administration to end fossil fuel production on federal lands and offshore. Obama has already halted coal mining on public lands and is attempting through regulations to limit oil and gas production.||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanH. Sterling Burnett: California’s Water Problems||K. Lloyd Billingsley, author and communication’s counsel and policy fellow at the Independent Institute||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteven Greenhut: coal mining and coal fired power plants||Steven Greenhut, senior fellow and western region director for the R Street Institute.||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe Klinger: How many cows does it take to power a light bulb?||How many cows does it take to power a light bulb? As the California Air Resources Board (CARB) considered regulations aimed at reducing methane emissions from California's dairy herd, it's important to ask, how exactly do they plan on accomplishing this?||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Taylor: The Spark of Freedom Foundation||The Spark of Freedom Foundation Founder, James Taylor, joins the Heartland Daily Podcast to talk about the new organization and electric power in Nevada.||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJay Lehr and Scott Denning: Global Warming - Then and Now||H. Sterling Burnett is joined by Jay Lehr and Scott Denning||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Batkins: Obama Has Imposed 600+ Major Regulations||In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Sam Batkins, Director of Regulatory policy at the American Action Forum, joined the podcast to discuss his new paper titled "600 Major Regulations."||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRep. Warren Davidson (R-OH): Subpoenaing Environmental Groups||Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) talks about the subpoena the science committee issued to state AGs and environmental groups to gain access to documents showing how they collaborated in their persecution through investigations of climate skeptics.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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They also defended Philip Morris' claim that second-hand smoke posed no health risks. Even though the real science claimed otherwise.
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