The Honorable Jason Isaac

The Honorable Jason Isaac is the Director of Life:Powered at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jason, a fourth-generation native Texan, was elected four times as the State Representative for Hays and Blanco counties in the Texas Hill Country. During his eight years of service, he successfully passed legislation to reduce taxes, strengthen election integrity, improve public education, preserve Second Amendment rights, protect local groundwater, and protect private property rights.

Energy & Environment

Joe Biden’s Climate Army is Coming

The climate army is coming.  Dissatisfied with the American people’s lack of concern for their issue du jour, self-righteous coastal elites are moving on from slick PR campaigns and headline-grabbing protests to deploy a legion of climate activists across the nation — paid for by your tax dollars, whether you like it or not.   President Joe Biden’s proposed Civilian Climate Corps (CCC) would be the biggest mobilization of government labor since the New Deal, a...

September 9, 2021
Energy & Environment

UN Climate Report Reveals the Crisis Is About Truth, Not Climate

The United Nations’ latest climate change report sparked predictable hyperventilating. You’ve seen the headlines crying, “Code Red for Humanity” and clamoring about “extreme” and “unprecedented” warming likely to be “irreversible” — accompanied by fear-mongering images of raging wildfires and flooded towns. Fortunately, the true state of our climate is far from disastrous. In fact, both climate...

August 19, 2021
Energy & Environment

Garbage In, Garbage Out: What COVID-19 Modeling Can Teach Us About Climate Change

When the novel coronavirus first began to spread, the news was abuzz with predictions of mass infections overwhelming hospitals, and dizzying death tolls. We were told COVID-19 would kill millions in the United States alone, with carnage rivaling post-apocalyptic pandemic blockbusters, and dying patients would be left on the streets. We hoarded toilet paper and canned goods...

August 10, 2021
Energy & Environment

Reversing Trump Methane Regulations Won’t Help the Environment

Amid the seemingly endless debate over infrastructure proposals, Congress passed a resolution that’ll have significant negative consequences for U.S. oil and gas production. Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress reversed the Trump administration’s changes to regulations of methane—also called natural gas—from production wells and pipelines. The use of the CRA means that the Obama-era methane rule...

August 10, 2021