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  • Cap-and-Trade vs. Carbon Tax: CO2 Crowd Breaking Ranks with President?

    In last night’s speech, President Obama remarked, “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.” Today the House Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on the scientific objectives for … More

    It’s Irresponsible to Have More Than 2 Kids

    That’s according to Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the UK’s Sustainable Development Commission. The carbon footprint from having more than two children will inflict too much damage on the environment to justify having any more. Straight from Porritt’s mouth: I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility … More

    Offshore Drilling: Just Do It

    That’s how the American voters feel. In a poll conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute, 61 percent of Americans support access to oil and natural gas resources in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf and the Gulf of Mexico. Only 26 percent opposed. It … More

    Carbon Dioxide Regulation Contradicts Stimulus Spending

    Recently, House Members have added a provision to the Omnibus bill that “allows the Interior Department to withdraw two Endangered Species Act rules (one on Section 7 consultation and another on polar bears) within 60 days of enactment.” There are two key questions to be addressed under this provision. 1.) … More

    Backdoor Global Warming Policy Will Prolong the Recession

    Omnibus spending bills are typically end-of-the-year bills laden with wasteful earmarks and specific pet projects that cost the taxpayer billions of dollars. Because of the stimulus bill Congress pushed Omnibus legislation for the fiscal year 2009 into February with a vote in the House expected to come this week and … More

    The Carbon Trading Boondoggle: Evidence from Europe

    Apparently people forgot to mention to the central planners in Europe that prices fall during a recession. That includes carbon prices: Set up to price pollution out of existence, carbon trading is pricing it back in. Europe’s carbon markets are in collapse. A year ago European governments allocated a limited … More

    Killing Clean Energy Jobs

    In a month of Congressional efforts to prop-up the stalling US job market, Nevada’s elected officials are fighting to make conditions worse in their state. Steve Tetreault and Keith Rogers report in the Pahrump Valley Times that the Department of Energy has cut 500 of 600 workers from Yucca Mountain … More

    Bringing Nuclear Energy to West Virginia

    The International Nuclear Safety Center has a map of the United States that displays the location of each reactor in the continental United States. The map shows operable, cancelled and permanently shutdown nuclear plants. Notice that none can be found in West Virginia with the reason being that there is … More

    Is Nuclear Energy Safer Than Wind?

    The supposition that nuclear energy is dangerous is hardly a new story. Although most of the nuclear fear mongering has been subdued through recognition of facts, the anti-nuclear movement continues to spit the same nonsense. Nuclear power releases dangerous amounts of radiation into the atmosphere. Nuclear reactors are vulnerable to … More

    Does Obama Oppose the Fairness Doctrine?

    If so, give credit where credit is due. White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told FOXNews.com, As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated.” The full story is here. For very good analysis of The Fairness Doctrine, see here and here.