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  • Blame Global Warming!

    Global warming activists blame just about everything you can imagine on global warming. Increased and more violent hurricanes? Blame Global Warming. Early bird migration? Blame Global Warming. Polar bear extinction? Blame Global Warming. The Chicago Cubs losing in the first round of the divisional playoffs? Blame Global Warming! Well, not … More

    Nuclear Energy: Can You Dig It?

    They told us how it was so big in the ’70s and is just now picking back up, and I was very interested.” Fortunately for all of us, University of Tennessee student Jackie Young isn’t talking about disco. Also fortunately for all of us, she’s talking about something that will … More

    Car Sales Plunge: Who’s to Blame?

    Automobile sales have plummeted across the board for the month of September. Not only were sales down for Chrysler (33%), General Motors (16%) and Ford (34%), but Asia-based brands Toyota, Honda and Nissan fell 30% over the course of the month. Sales in European and Asian markets are down as … More

    Energy Freedom Day: A Good Start Toward A Sound Energy Policy

    Today is Energy Freedom Day. The Congressional restrictions on energy leasing in 85 percent of America’s territorial waters, which have been renewed annually since 1982, were allowed to lapse this year. They expired on September 30th, and since overlapping White House restrictions were rescinded by President Bush a few months … More

    3 out of 4 Americans Support Nuclear

    Remember a couple of months ago when I told you that 2 out of 3 Americans favor building new nuclear power plants in the United States? No? That’s all right because it’s now 3 out of 4 Americans that support nuclear according to a new survey conducted by Bisconti Research … More

    What's the Story Behind Gas Shortages?

    In the 1970s when gas prices were soaring, the federal government implemented price controls to replace expensive gas with scarce gas, causing consumers to wait for hours to fill up their tank. Today, in the Southeast consumers are experiencing $4-a-gallon gasoline and scarcity. Some gas stations in the area have … More

    Nuclear Waste: It's Everywhere!

    Nuclear waste is not just at nuclear power plants, but there’s also radioactive waste at universities, labs and hospitals across the country, as indicated in a recent Associated Press story. These places have all kinds of nuclear waste? Much of it low-level nuclear waste. The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission … More

    Detroit's Other Big Problem

    Last week the House approved a $25 billion loan for Detroit’s Big Three that, if signed into law, would cost taxpayers $7.5 billion. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler claim they need assistance to make the switch from gas-guzzling vehicles to more cars with better fuel-efficiency. We’ve broken down a few … More

    The Auto Bailout: What’s Behind the Wheel?

    As discussed in Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy James L. Gattuso’s recent blog post, the House this week approved a new $25 billion loan program for Detroit automakers, and the Senate is expected to soon follow suit. The loans are to develop alternatives to conventional fossil fuel powered vehicles … More

    Harry Reid Sneaks in Oil Shale Ban

    Leave it to Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid to crash the Energy Freedom party. Not only is he crashing the party, he’s doing so through the side door where he thinks no one can see him. Just when it appeared that we could celebrate Congress lifting the ban on oil … More