Editorials: Isaac Orr

Banning Industrial Sand Mining Would Be a Mistake

If the Houston County (Minnesota) Board votes to ban fracking tonight, it won’t because the board members are basing their decision on the best available science.

Where’s Our Refund for Climate Change Costs?

A new report released by the White House shows Americans are overpay

Andrew Cuomo’s Fracking Psuedo-Science

What do Bigfoot and New York’s ban on fracking ban have in common? The evidence supporting the existence of both is equally (un)credible.

Prostate Cancer and Energy Poverty

Smoking, obesity, exposure to toxic chemicals: Which of these factors do you think plays the biggest role in determining how deadly prostate cancer will be in a given situation?

From Boom to Bustle: The Transition of the North Dakota Economy

The North Dakota oil boom is over. At least that was one of the recurring talking points at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s (NDPC) annual meeting in Dickinson, North Dakota about a month ago.

Frac Sand Study: Lots of Scare, Little Science

How would you feel if you walked into a doctor’s office and the doctor told you about the potential dangers of heart surgery but didn’t tell you the risks can be minimized with proper precautions o

Air Monitoring Data at Frac Sand Facilities Not Scary

Halloween is upon us, and once again opponents of frac sand mining are trying to scare people in Wisconsin and other parts of the Upper Midwest by producing one-sided studies based on 

Net Metering Gives Big Advantage to the Wealthy

Champagne wishes and caviar dreams are coming true thanks to a government policy called net metering, which allows wealthy environmentalists who have installed solar panels on their roofs to profit