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Greenwashing vs. Shareholder Wealth: E&E Legal Wants to Know!

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 9, 2020

“I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade
for the public good.” (Adam Smith, 1776)

“‘I out-lawyered ExxonMobil’s high-priced, white-shoe law firm …’ said [Steve] Milloy. ‘My anti-greenwashing proposal asks the climate bedwetting, pro-CO2 tax oil giant to report to shareholders on the actual costs and benefits of its climate-related activities.’” (Steven Milloy, 2020)

In a March 31, 2020, press release, “Milloy Wins Right to Present Anti-Greenwashing Proposal at Exxon-Mobil Annual Meeting,” the Energy & Environmental Legal Institute (E&E Legal) announced the good news: ExxonMobil will need to explain its politically correct, economically incorrect position bashing its own core business. Yes, petro sales in the EU might need a little corporate greenwash, but really, who in the Left or the Right is being fooled?

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Agro-Ecology Financiers: Promoting Poverty, Malnutrition, and Death (Part 2) 

By -- April 8, 2020

Private ‘philanthropic’ foundations join government agencies in funding anti-technology NGOs. Underwriting anti-life causes not only misses an opportunity to promote good living, it requires true philanthropies to expend resources to counteract the bad actors. (Part I was yesterday)

It’s easy to go organic if you have abundant food and money, don’t have the insects and crop diseases that plague African farmers on constant massive levels, and don’t live with locusts that create catastrophic conditions every few decades.

Modern pesticides can save billions of dollars of crops every year and stop locusts before they can swarm by the tens of billions. Bioengineered crops can feed more people from less land with less water with greater resistance to insects–and with less need for chemical pesticides (natural or manmade). This wonderful technology does not matter to those who demand nothing but organic for Africa.

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Agro-Ecology Financiers: Promoting Poverty, Malnutrition, and Death (Part 1)

By -- April 7, 2020

Private ‘philanthropic’ foundations join government agencies in funding anti-technology NGOs. Underwriting anti-life causes not only misses an opportunity to promote good living, it requires true philanthropies to expend resources to counteract the bad actors.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, anti-development banks, the Agency for International Development (USAID), NGOs (non-government organizations), and other eco-imperialists use their money, power, and control over trade and lending to keep millions of families from having access to reliable, affordable energy; disease-preventing pesticides and spatial insect repellents; and modern agricultural technologies. They perpetuate Third World poverty, disease, and death.

These anti-human actions are excused and even praised for safeguarding scenic areas, habitats, and wildlife from fossil fuel-driven climate change, even as they are destroyed by wind turbines, solar panels, biofuel plantations, and expanded mining for the metals and minerals that those technologies require.

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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: April 6, 2020

By -- April 6, 2020
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Stimulus IV: Last Chance for the Green New Deal?

By -- April 2, 2020
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Business Cronyism as Plunder: Bastiat Revisited

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 1, 2020
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Rent Seeking Goes Viral (competing energies seek special favor)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 31, 2020
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Fossil-fuel BP vs. Fossil Fuels (a contra-capitalist company at work)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 30, 2020
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Green New Deal 2: “A Green Stimulus to Rebuild Our Economy” (the intellectual virus continues)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 26, 2020
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The SPR: Consumer ‘Insurance’ or Producer Cronyism? (time to privatize)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 25, 2020
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