What 2016 Could Mean for the Climate

In this historic presidential primary race that has so far been characterized by chaotic rallies, a disjointed GOP, and a real estate mogul turned Republican frontrunner, media outlets have enjoyed an abundance of issue-pertinent and drama-filled footage. Over the past few months, the country has watched primary candidates debate headline issues such as minimum wage and immigration, but one issue has been largely absent from the candidates’ campaigns. After a close second-place finish at the first caucus in Iowa, Bernie Sanders stated in his speech: “The debate is over: Climate…

#ExxonKnew

For decades Exxon Mobil has funded climate change dissenters. These dissenters have varied in profession from lobbyists, politicians, and other carbon industry promoters to MIT and Princeton trained scientists. This climate change denying machine has spent millions and has successfully prevented widespread acceptance of the realities of climate change among the American people. In the process, Exxon and other oil and energy companies have done so much to exacerbate the destruction of this planet. The very nature of their business, the extraction of carbon based fuel sources, causes massive production…

FPR Interviews – Rob Sisson

Rob Sisson is the president of ConservAmerica, a non-profit dedicated to restoring the Republican Party’s legacy of environmental conservation and educating stakeholders on conservative approaches to today’s climate and energy challenges. After speaking to Fordham University’s College Republicans, Mr. Sisson sat down with FPR executive editor John Craig and editor-in-chief, Ben St. Clair. John Craig: What do you see as the most important step the U.S. can take to improve the environment? I think the U.S. needs to take leadership on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the Republican Party is in a sweet…

Why the Current Approach to Environmental Policy Needs to Change

Mention the name Richard Nixon to the average American citizen and the first images that pop into their mind will undoubtedly be those of Watergate. The scandal changed how the country viewed the Presidency and forever redefined a man, eclipsing his other achievements almost entirely. One of these achievements was the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency, which consolidated existing efforts to combat human activity’s effect on the Earth’s climate. Since 1970 the Agency has grown in size and scope, using its current annual budget of $7.9 billion to “protect…