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  • USDA Estimates Of Waxman-Markey’s Costs To Farmers Are Mostly Fertilizer

    The Congressional Budget Office’s low-ball analysis of the Waxman-Markey global warming bill’s costs allowed President Obama to claim that this bill would cost each household no more than a postage stamp per day. Now, a preliminary analysis by the US Department of Agriculture insists the news is even better for … More

    Waxman-Markey – Last Minute Changes Don’t Lower The Price Tag

    The Waxman-Markey global warming bill – already the most convoluted attempt at economic central planning this nation has ever seriously considered – just got a lot more complicated with hundreds of pages of last-minute changes. Though it would take weeks for members of Congress to figure out exactly what this … More

    The Clean Water Restoration Act Means Troubled Waters For Property Owners

    The Waxman-Markey global warming bill is far and away the most worrisome environmental measure currently working its way through Congress, but it is certainly not the only cause for concern. Despite the all-encompassing global warming debate (and perhaps because of it) other problematic green measures are also being rushed through … More

    “The Domestic Energy Prevention Act” Introduced In the House

    The last few years have been bumpy ones for energy supplies and prices, but one piece of good news has been the upturn in domestic natural gas production. The reason is a technology called hydraulic fracturing that makes it possible to produce gas in areas where it had previously been … More

    Waxman-Markey: Trillions in Economic Pain for No Environmental Gain

    Summer is coming and homeowners know that it costs a few dollars more to crank up the air-conditioning by setting the thermostat a degree or two cooler. Well, Washington is about to try a similar thing, only it wants to spend trillions of dollars of our money to reduce the … More

    The Ethanol Mandate – EPA Moves Ahead With Higher Energy and Food Prices and a Worse Environment

    Consumers already know that the federal government’s ethanol mandate is bad news, but the latest EPA proposal works out the gory details for the years ahead. Thanks to the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, increasing amounts of renewable fuels have to be added to the gasoline supply. … More

    The Budget’s Energy Provisions - Tax Baby Tax

    The Obama administration’s Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has had a very busy first six weeks. His agency, which handles most domestic energy leasing, has already canceled many onshore oil and natural gas leases. Interior has also slowed to a crawl any progress on new offshore oil leases, and … More

    Carbon Capping - The Costliest Part of A Costly Speech

    So I ask this Congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy in America. It was a fairly innocuous sounding request in President Barack  Obama’s speech, but it would cost more than anything else he mentioned. That’s … More

    Green Jobs – In the Stimulus Bill, But Not In Reality

    Supporters of the just-passed stimulus bill have called it a lot of things, but one thing they can’t yet call it is a success. Only time will tell if the measures actually jump- start the economy as promised or instead prove to be a costly drag on it. History and … More

    Green Collar Jobs – Not On This Planet

    A key argument in favor of the stimulus package is that it contains several measures that are not only good for the environment but will create new jobs and boost the economy. From the people who make wind turbines and solar panels to those who install insulation in buildings or … More