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CFACT at Ohio State grows with campus recruitment drive
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3rd year student James Smith distributes flyers about the CFACT club on campus with potential new members. One of CFACT's fastest growing chapters in the country is at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The chapter broke onto the scene last year, and student leaders have been working hard ever since, growing the chapter from the ground up. To continue to build on these efforts, Collegians handed out flyers for...
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Seattle U Collegians clean litter to protect the Puget Sound
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Like its liberal counterparts, Seattle has become yet another "progressive" city with an extensive homelessness problem. The combination of high taxes, energy prices, and barriers to starting and maintaining a small business is driving more and more middle and low-income residents into poverty. Piles of trash that are becoming more frequent in and around Seattle's homeless areas. Picture credit: Seattle Times According to the Seattle Times, this extensive homelessness problem...
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Louisiana Tech & UL discuss free market environmentalism, free speech
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Beduze discusses the importance of free speech and activism with students at the Young Americans for Liberty meeting at UL Students at Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana, Lafayette recently hosted discussions on free market environmentalism and campus activism. CFACT Associate Collegians Director Graham Beduze visited students at each campus and discussed the importance of hunting, energy production, and free speech on college campuses. At Louisiana Tech, students from...
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CFACT’s Morano & economist Bauman exchange blows in climate change debate at U of Minnesota
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Economist Yoram Bauman gives his opening presentation of why he is (albeit wrongly) in favor of a carbon tax. Sparks flew, laughter roared, and facts were presented as CFACT's Marc Morano and economist Yoram Bauman put on the gloves at the University of Minnesota for a spirited debate on climate change. The debate was hosted by the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities CFACT Chapter as a chance to allow students...
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Out of 1,000 students, Colorado State supports clean coal by 35% margin
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A pie chart summary of the results of CFACT's poll at CSU. A poll of 1,026 total students at the Pueblo and Fort Collins campuses of Colorado State University (CSU) revealed that the students support the use of clean coal by an impressive 35% margin. The final tally showed 58% of students polled said they support the use of clean coal, 23% were opposed, and 19% were undecided. The poll...
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Collegians talk shop with Dept. of Interior Officials
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CFACT Staff and interns listen as DOI officials explain the problems with land management under the current federal organization structure. While other organizations talk a big game about trying to make a difference, CFACT actually steps up and makes meaningful progress towards impacting public policy and our political discourse. In that vein, CFACT Collegians staff and interns met with officials within the Department of the Interior (DOI) to discuss the...
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After America First Energy Conference, Collegians ready to bring facts to campus
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CFACT Collegians attendees meet with Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) after his address on energy production. Less government, more freedom. That was the message proclaimed at the Heartland Institute's America First Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. CFACT hosted an expert panel on radical greens' funding, and also organized student attendees from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette (ULL), and Tulane University. "I learned a lot about the benefits of fossil fuels...
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Gators & Liberty: Air Boat Tour on the Louisiana Bayou!
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Air boat passengers look at the trees overhanging the narrow waterways of the back channels on the bayou. CFACT believes that the environment benefits most when human progress and liberty are allowed to thrive. There is no other place that this concept is better illustrated than the bayous of Southern Louisiana. CFACT students from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette toured the bayous near Lafitte, Louisiana, located about 30 minutes south...
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How Prosperity Saves the Planet – CFACT at YALCON 2018!
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CFACT Interns pose with their activism signs and costumes as they reach out to event attendees about Paul Driessen's speech. What if prosperity through free market capitalism actually helped save the Earth, rather than destroy it? That's the question that CFACT posed to the hundreds of students attending the Young Americans for Liberty national conference in Reston Virginia. With dynamic and unique "CFACT-style" activism, CFACT's collegians helped spread the word...
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CFACT Interns tour DC National Zoo, discuss species management
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In July of 2015, international outrage was sparked when "Cecil" the lion was killed by a hunter in Africa. Celebrities shrieked against hunting, trophy hunting bans were considered across the world, and a website dedicated to the lion's honor was even put up. CFACT Interns and other zoo attendees watch as a Giant Panda has bamboo lunch. But this outrage has done little to contribute to actual conservation efforts. Similarly,...
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CFACT leadership meeting at the Ohio State University
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Driessen Fellow Abby Draiss leads a presentation on CFACT's values to student attendees. About 20 students attended a CFACT meeting at the Ohio State University at the end of the 2018 spring semester to continue to increase awareness and interest in CFACT as well as identify students looking to take on leadership positions in the club. "This was a great step towards getting the CFACT chapter on campus officially recognized...
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CFACT brings balanced environmental message to over 250 public school students
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"I'm here to tell you that you don't need to worry about the polar bears! They're doing fine-in fact they're at their highest numbers ever." Houser discusses the three trees of CFACT philosophy: Prosperity, Liberty, and Nature. That was just part of the message that Adam Houser of CFACT shared with over 250 students at career day at Mary B. Neal Elementary in Waldorf, Maryland. "I was invited to speak...
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CFACT at U of Nevada, Reno holds free market strategy meeting
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CFACT and the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno held a strategy meeting to discuss how best to bring the fight for liberty and free markets to campus going forward. Students pose during the strategy meeting held on campus. "I think between CFACT and YAL we could combine to do something awesome," explained Patrick Shields, a junior and CFACT president at the University. "These...
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Beacon Hill’s David Tuerck speaks against subsidies at Northeastern U
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CFACT at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts invited David Tuerck, founder of the free market Beacon Hill Institute and economics professor at Suffolk University to discuss relevant Massachusetts environmental issues. He primarily discussed subsidies for electric cars, which the State of Massachusetts has gone "all-in" on. "Massachusetts subsidies electric cars, and what we found was 80% of these subsidies go to the richest people in the state," Tuerck explained. "Driving...
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Vanderbilt students eloquently defend fracking
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Despite much of America's college-aged population buying into leftist talking points, especially on energy and the environment, students at Vanderbilt University showed incredible support for fossil fuels and fracking in a video CFACT made on campus.  Fracking, otherwise known as "hydraulic fracturing" is a process of retrieving natural gas and oil from shale under the Earth's surface, and has been the driver of the natural gas and energy revolution in...
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