President Donald Trump has unleashed an Energy Freedom agenda for America with the aim of making the United States the world’s leading energy power. There is a lot of positive news on that front, and these speakers will talk about the bright times ahead for the future of coal, petroleum, and natural gas.Click for more information on 'Panel 1B. The Future of Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas'
Burning fossil fuels lifted humanity out of squalor and created modern society. It also adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, which is now more than 400 parts per million. But is human-generated CO2 causing a catastrophic climate crisis requiring wholesale conversion of the world’s energy systems? Short answer: No, as three scientists will explain.Click for more information on 'Panel 1A. Why CO2 Emissions Are Not Creating a Climate Crisis'
America’s freedom and prosperity is literally fueled by this country’s abundant and affordable fossil fuels — coal, petroleum, and natural gas. We’re finally going after it in ways that will fire the engine of America’s economy and still protect the environment.Click for more information on 'Panel 2A. Fueling Freedom and Prosperity'
Environmental activists are gaining voting power to convince corporations and universities to divest from fossil fuel companies “to save the planet.” Not only is that not scientifically necessary, publicly traded companies and organizations that divest do a grave disservice to public pensions, ordinary investors, and the American economy. You want a worthy #resistance? Resist this.Click for more information on 'Panel 2B. Fiduciary Malpractice: The ‘Sustainable’ Investment Movement'
Three members of President Trump’s Transition Team for the Environmental Protection Agency evaluate the reform victories so far, and look ahead at what else needs to be done to reverse the overreach of the Obama administration. This is a moderated plenary discussion.Click for more information on 'Panel 3. Reforming EPA: Lots of Progress, More to Do'
The Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act) requires legislative approval of regulations that cost the private sector more than a set amount. A federal version sets the bar at $100 million. This is an essential effort that will finally put unaccountable federal and state regulators back in their place.Click for more information on 'Panel 4A. REINing in the Regulators'
Carbon taxes and “cap and trade” schemes, are NOT market-based conservative ideas. They are distortions of the market — a ruse embraced by the environmental left to enact command-and-control policies over our use of energy and the economy as a whole.Click for more information on 'Panel 4B. Carbon Taxes, Cap & Trade, and Other Bad Ideas'
You want to see real Russian Collusion? Look no further than the nexus between the Russian government and radical environmental activists in the United States, the UK, and Australia. The Russians have funneled millions to groups in the West to oppose energy exploration, especially fracking. This panel will expose this woefully underreported story.Click for more information on 'Panel 5B. Real Collusion: Russia and the Green Movement'
Environmental activists are losing the public debate, so (naturally) they run to the courts to get judges to enact their radical agenda. From the “climate trial” in San Francisco, to the case to preserve the planet on behalf of “the children,” the litigation seem endless. What’s the status of these cases? And will they succeed?Click for more information on 'Panel 5A. Climate Lawsuits Against Energy Companies and the Government'
The Obama EPA exploited a U.S. Supreme Court decision to define CO2 — a harmless gas essential to life on Earth — as a “pollutant” requiring strict federal regulation. That decision put the EPA in direct control of the entire energy sector in the U.S. It needs to be reversed. This is a moderated plenary discussion.Click for more information on 'Panel 6. Reversing the Endangerment Finding'