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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


A Supreme Court Setback for Obama’s Key Environmental Regulation

February 10 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


The Environmentalists May Be Coming for Your Red Meat

February 5 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Green activists convicted after stunt cancels 25 flights

January 27 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Michelle Obama May Have to Swallow Changes to Her School Lunch Rules

January 20 2016
by Patrice J. Lee


A Counterproductive Water Bottle Ban

December 28 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


More Coal-Fired Power Plants Globally

December 28 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Should You Wrap Christmas Drones in Red Tape?

December 21 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


President Obama Vetoes Congressional Resolutions Overturning Environmental Regs

December 20 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


NYC Government Is Hovering over the Season's Hottest Christmas Gift

December 8 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Mandatory Salt Shaker Labels Hit NYC Menus

December 4 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Hey, Mr. President, You Could Have Bragged about Strides U.S. Has Made on CO2 Reductions

December 2 2015
by Charlotte Hays


What Effect Will the Paris Climate Talks Have on Global Temperatures? Zilch

December 2 2015
by Charlotte Hays


The Carbon Footprint Secretary of State

December 1 2015
by Charlotte Hays


And Now for the Lipstick Ban!

December 1 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Latest Environmental Catastrophe: Obama's Return Flight to DC Reportedly Comparable to Driving 72 Cars for a Year

December 1 2015
by Charlotte Hays


Paris Climate Conference: Everybody Who Is Anybody Is Jetting in for the Talks

November 30 2015
by Charlotte Hays


Congressional Resistance to Obama’s Carbon Regulations

November 18 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


China Issues Permits for 155 New Coal-Powered Plants

November 11 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Mandated Calorie Displays Won't "Cure" Obesity

November 4 2015
by Julie Gunlock


What Does the Keystone Debacle Say about Doing Business in the U.S.?

November 4 2015
by Charlotte Hays


Bacon…Sugar…Diet Coke…Everything's a KILLER

November 3 2015
by Julie Gunlock


A School District Fights Federal Food Police--And Wins

November 3 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Whew! It's Nov. 2, So No-More Finger-Wagging About "Offensive" Halloween Costumes

November 2 2015
by Charlotte Allen


Scary: Energy Department Now Designing Halloween Costumes

October 30 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Jack-o'-lanterns Cause Climate Change?

October 29 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


More Baloney About Processed Meat and Cancer

October 26 2015
by Julie Gunlock


24 States File Suit Challenging EPA’s Clean Power Plan

October 23 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Federal Report: EPA Lied About Animas River Spill

October 23 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Let Them Eat Solar Panels

October 22 2015
by Charlotte Hays


The Government's Sour Advice on Milk Consumption

October 21 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Yale Study Finds No Water Contamination from Pennsylvania Fracking

October 19 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Uh-oh--Now It Turns Out that Whole Milk Isn't Bad For You After All

October 8 2015
by Charlotte Allen


Women's Scientific Body Betrays Women

October 5 2015
by Julie Gunlock


How to Get Kids to Eat Those Michelle-Mandated School Veggies: "Pair" Them With Something Even Worse

October 5 2015
by Charlotte Allen


Sugar and Soda--Addictive as Cocaine?

September 21 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Hippie mom shocked, shocked that her teenage son is an enviro-Nazi

September 14 2015
by Charlotte Allen


Put It on My Plate but I’m not Eating It!

August 28 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


New Video Hints at How EPA Ozone Rules May Create Hassles

August 27 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


The Heartbreak of Faux Mayo: Now a Federal Case

August 26 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


How Scared Should You Be of Gluten?

August 17 2015
by Charlotte Hays


Soda Companies Fund Important Research. New York Times Predictably Outraged

August 10 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Alarmism About Diet Drinks Harms Dieters

August 8 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Regulations Suck the Sweet out of Strawberries

August 6 2015
by Patrice J. Lee


Boy Band Singer Demonstrates Ignorance About SeaWorld, Fans Go Wild!

August 3 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Soda in Daycare Facilities

July 22 2015
by Julie Gunlock


Vox: The World is Getting Better and Better

July 15 2015
by Julie Gunlock


On Electrical Grid, Natural Gas Surpasses Coal

July 14 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


$18 Million Federal Grant for Algae-Based Biofuel

July 14 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Colorado Democrats’ Tug-of-War on Fracking

July 13 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Global Cooling? Oh, No!

July 13 2015
by Charlotte Hays


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