July 14th, 2016
A little known but controversial development, an environmental group is in the odd position of opposing land restoration on an old oilfield. The 400-acre parcel of land, called Banning Ranch, has had oil production since the...
April 4th, 2016
A few things struck me over the past week. If you want to know why Bernie Sanders should never be allowed near the Presidency, a comment that he made about charitable organization when he attended a meeting kicking off a...
March 15th, 2016
The Oversight Subcommittee today held a hearing titled “Racing to Regulate: EPA’s Latest Overreach on Amateur Drivers” to review proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations targeting amateur ra
February 2nd, 2016
Today, I held a hearing to examine the various scientific, economic and other policy issues surrounding President Obama’s recent pledge to the United Nations-led effort to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
January 4th, 2016
It is about one hour from midnight as I write and as we reflect upon 2015, the best I can say is: It could have been worse.
December 14th, 2015
President Barack Obama’s legacy to fundamentally transform America was on the global stage the first two weeks of December in Paris, France at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. His weapon was the...
December 6th, 2015
The first week of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France can be summed up in one word: nonsense.
December 2nd, 2015
I issued the following statement after voting to support two Senate-passed measures that block job-killing EPA regulations: the Congressional Disapproval of the EPA’s CO2 Rule for Existing Power Plants (S.J. Res. 24) and the...
September 30th, 2015
Throughout the anemic Obama “recovery,” one of the bright spots in the economy has been the oil and gas sector. At a time when many Americans were struggling with unemployment or underemployment, this industry has provided...
June 13th, 2016
Is wind turbine electricity even “green”? A number of very credible studies, according to Forbes Magazine, asserts that the actual costs of generating wind power is three times the cost of using natural gas to make the same...
March 18th, 2016
While the political campaigns are moving on, Obama's Stalinist tactics were on parade when Loretta Lynch confirmed that she's referring complaints to DOJ against oil companies for potential criminal prosecution.
February 5th, 2016
President Obama’s proposed tax on oil is an egregious tax hike on American families and an attack on American energy.
January 27th, 2016
he New York Times ran an op-ed last week extolling the virtues of a carbon tax by trying to poo-poo the idea that a tax on carbon emissions (which are produced by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas during...
December 14th, 2015
The recent climate agreement is nothing more a great betrayal of the middle class and poor here in the United States as the left will continue their war on fossil fuels while increasing the cost of energy.
December 9th, 2015
Yesterday, I examined the “inconvenient truth” surrounding the debate over how to interpret climate science data in a hearing titled “Data or Dogma?
December 4th, 2015
Bullet holes are still visible in the walls of cafes, and the graves are fresh for those lives that were stolen by ISIS fighters in the streets of Paris. Meanwhile, the President is in Paris talking about his priority--the...
October 13th, 2015
Climate change politics and science are rarely synonymous, and as we are learning, it is politics that determines the science and not the other way around.
September 21st, 2015
We have new studies discussing natural events' involvement in climate change, collapsing the entire theoretic apparatus that climate alarmists have built.
August 19th, 2015
Tuesday I released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans for new regulations restricting methane emissions. The proposed rule would impose costly new restrictions on oil and...