Environmentalists need credibility

“Since when did the term ‘environmentalist’ take on such a negative connotation?” This quote is from a letter-to-the-editor of a major metropolitan newspaper. “Sure,” it continues, “… there are extremists who make the evening news, but they are very much the minority…” Maybe the first thing we should do is define “environmentalist.” It was not […]

Editorial: Off-shore drilling promises to help U.S. oil supply

Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week reversed his position and drew environmentalists’ wrath when he came out in favor of lifting the federal ban on off-shore oil drilling. McCain apparently realizes he needs motorists’ votes more than environmentalists’ endorsements. Better late than never. Rising gasoline prices have focused voters’ attention. A poll last October […]

Editorial: Polar bear listing threatens economic development

As we feared, the government has decided that polar bears are at risk because of melting arctic ice. Radical environmentalists are elated because they insist ice is melting from global warming. What’s certain to follow is a flurry of lawsuits to stop everything from oil exploration to building projects anywhere in the country because they […]