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  • Inhofe’s Road to Clean, Affordable Energy

    U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has been among the most effective opposition voices against cap-and-trade global warming legislation in recent years, and his rebuttal to Al Gore’s global warming assertions are spot on. Yet, the Senator from Oklahoma is an advocate for a clean environment. It just so happens that … More

    Who Needs a Ways and Means Committee?

    The House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax committee that has jurisdiction over all taxes and revenue-generating programs (social security, medicare, unemployment) is saying “no thanks” to dealing with potentially one of the largest taxes in history, the cap and trade energy tax. From CongressDailyAM: “House Ways and Means … More

    Cap and Handout: How Corporate Welfare Cost Consumers More

    In order to get the Waxman Markey cap and trade bill through the House Energy and Commerce Committee, handouts had to be given. The basic idea behind cap and trade is to put a price on allowances, or the right to emit carbon dioxide. President Obama’s budget proposal suggested a … More

    Global Warming Conference: More Scientific Dissent

    Dr. Craig Idso, is the founder and chairman of the Center for Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. He addresses concerns about global warming and marine life, including the death of the coral reefs and other underwater ecosystems. Neither increases in temperature nor increases in carbon or both of … More

    Cash for Clunkers is Another Bailout for the Auto Industry

    Today, the Senate could pass a Food and Drug Administration bill that would grant the agency new authority to regulate tobacco products. Slipped into that bill is a newly introduced amendment that would, for one year, attempt to boost car sales and reduce carbon dioxide emissions: Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., … More

    Global Warming Conference: A Warning on Warming Predictions

    Dr. Roy Spencer, a meteorologist at the University of Alabama and someone who works frequently with NASA’s science team, is the keynote speaker at lunch. He blogs here and explains very well why the IPCC model predicts too much warming; in fact, his latest post “A Layman’s Explanation of Why … More

    Global Warming Conference: The Science of Climate Change

    The first panel at the Heartland Institute today brings together four of the world’s best scientists when it comes to climate change study. The first speaker is Anthony Watts, creator of the website SufaceStations.org, “created in response to the realization that very little physical site survey data exists for the … More

    Global Warming Conference: Why all the Alarmism?

    The Chicago-based Heartland Institute is hosting its Third International Conference on Climate Change and its second this year. The event, taking place in Washington DC, has a lot of the same players as the second conference but all of them are worth hearing again. It’s a group of climatologists, scientists, … More

    What’s Wrong with GM and What is the Government Going to do to Fix It?

    In three words: Everything and nothing. Megan McCardle has more: GM’s main problem is not that the market is unreasonably unwilling to finance a potentially profitable company. Nor that it can’t produce an awesome small car that shockingly few people want to buy. (Believe me, as the owner of a … More

    Video: Gas Prices Up, Oil Still Down in the Ground

    It’s summer and that means gas prices are creeping up and although projections indicate we’re not headed toward $4-a-gallon gas; last summer was a fresh reminder of just how quickly gas prices can skyrocket. Despite America’s overwhelming public support for more drilling, the White House has put many drilling projects … More