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CULTURE OF ALARMISM

Americans are bombarded with messages about how everyday products and activities threaten their health and the health of their children; politicians and government regulators then use this alarmism to promote regulations that expand their power. The costs of this dynamic are serious: wasted tax dollars, higher costs and inferior goods for consumers, fewer jobs in companies navigating through red tape, and a needlessly worried, less free American populace. IWF probes into the science, and highlights the costs we pay for the over-regulation of American life. IWF also promotes common sense energy policy, and explains how radical environmentalism backfires on American families, raises the prices of everyday goods and services, and discourages economic growth.

Categories:  Agriculture,  Chemicals,  Child Safety,  Energy,  Food Freedom


Colorado A.G. Challenges Defiant Boulder County on Fracking

February 21 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


California District Cuts Meat and Cheese From Its School Menus to Fight Global Warming

February 16 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Long Focused on Climate Change, Billionaire Tom Steyer Expands Political Focus

February 6 2017
by Julie Gunlock and Jillian Melchior


The University of Denver Rejects Students’ Demands to Divest in Fossil Fuels

February 6 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Maryland Senate Introduces Bill To Ban Fracking

February 6 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


The Wrong Way to Restore the Energy Economy

January 16 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Jenna Bush Microaggressess at the Golden Globes?

January 10 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Nat Hentoff, Champion of Liberty, RIP

January 10 2017
by Charlotte Hays


UK Watchdog Slams Friends of the Earth Over Unsubstantiated Fracking Claims

January 6 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Mollie Hemingway: Grief Therapy Tips for Distraught Anti-Trumpsters

January 5 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Hail Shale!

January 4 2017
by Charlotte Hays


The PC Police Discover Children's Books

January 3 2017
by Charlotte Hays


U.N. Drops Wonder Woman As Ambassador for Women and Girls

December 15 2016
by Charlotte Allen


More on the Shaming of Wonder Woman

December 15 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Environmental Group Smears Black Beauty Products

December 14 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


The Climate Is Changing at the EPA

December 8 2016
by Charlotte Hays


PC Police Wants to Ban "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for Promoting Date Rape

December 8 2016
by Charlotte Allen


The Real Issue Behind the North Dakota Pipeline

December 7 2016
by Charlotte Hays


Paris Climate Accord Prospects Looking Increasingly Bleak

November 21 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Whither the Greenies in Trumpworld?

November 16 2016
by Charlotte Hays


OH NO! The Election Results Are Upsetting the Children!

November 15 2016
by Charlotte Hays


The Category 5 Storm of Liberals Linking Hurricane Matthew to Global Warming

October 7 2016
by Charlotte Allen


The Obama Administration's Crusade Against Leaving Uneaten Peas on Your Plate

October 7 2016
by Charlotte Allen


Canadian Moms Report: Teachers Confiscating Their Kids' "Unhealthy" Home-Packed Lunches

October 6 2016
by Charlotte Allen


Study: Wind’s Radius of Peril for Birds Stretches Hundreds of Miles

October 3 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Yes, Murders Did Spike Last Year

September 27 2016
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Obama Administration Halts Another Pipeline

September 14 2016
by Charlotte Hays


Team Jen! Leave Jennifer Aniston (and her face wash!) Alone.

August 29 2016
by Julie Gunlock


University of Michigan Report: Biofuel Is Worse for Environment than Gasoline

August 25 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Frustrations Mount a Year After the EPA’s Toxic Animas River Spill

August 25 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Could Current Environmental Policies Be a Partial Factor in California's Wildfires?

August 25 2016
by Charlotte Hays


Nanny Wants to be Your Bartender

August 25 2016
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The Demographics of the Soda Tax

August 24 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Wealthy Environmentalist Launches Ethanol Takedown Effort

August 22 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Fears of Violence Accompany North Dakota Anti-Pipeline Protests

August 22 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Pop Tart Boy Meet Handprint Mom

August 15 2016
by Charlotte Hays


Anti-fracking measures face slim odds in Colorado

August 15 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Global Elites: Signaling Their Virtue at Everybody Else's Expense

August 12 2016
by Charlotte Hays


San Francisco-Area County Bans Fracking

July 27 2016
by Charlotte Allen


Drilling Down for an Overlooked Quote Last Night

July 21 2016
by Charlotte Hays


Obama Admin Renews Solar Push

July 20 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Solar Sisters Take to Capitol Hill

July 7 2016
by Charlotte Hays


How Not to Have Fun on the Fourth of July

July 5 2016
by Charlotte Allen


Major Coal Company Announces Thousands of Layoffs Pending

July 2 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


FDA Alarmists: Cookie Dough Edition

June 30 2016
by Julie Gunlock


A Lump of Coal for Oakland City Council

June 29 2016
by Charlotte Hays


NYU Won’t Divest from Fossil Fuels

June 24 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


More on the Wyoming Judge's Fracking Ruling

June 24 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Bloomberg Eyes the West for Soda Tax Revolution

June 20 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


The USDA Finally Realizes That "Food Deserts" Don't Cause Obesity

June 17 2016
by Charlotte Allen


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