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 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion    March 26, 2015

Sorry, fossil fuels are not going away soon

Folks in the Pacific Northwest may not like what Matt Ridley has to say, but we should consider his points about energy. Ridley, a British journalist and author of several popular books on science, the environment and the economy, is a businessman...

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion    October 30, 2014

Delta, Alaska competition has an interesting twist for Boeing

While the merger of United Airlines and Continental left a gaping hole at the ticket counter at SeaTac International Airport, frequent fliers are noticing an expansion of Delta and Alaska check-in stations these days. That expansion could mean a...

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion    September 18, 2014

Is an all-green energy strategy worth the cost?

What if we could peer into the future and see the consequences of the decisions we make today? In a way, we can. According to Washington state economists, a carbon tax high enough to achieve Gov. Jay Inslee’s stated climate change goals would...

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    August 22, 2013

Is CO2 really the target?

Environmental activists claim they want to reduce production of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. If so, they’re going about it in a very strange way. Take forest management, for example. Anti-forestry activists oppose salvaging dead and...