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    But We Thought The "Debate" Was Over?

    Promoting his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore claimed that “the debate in the scientific community is over.” And in his movie he asserted global warming had become a “moral” demanding government action now. Well someone forget to tell the scientists. The Los Angels Times, New York Times, Washington … More

    This Week in Washington: Keep Pork Out of the War Supplemental

    Here’s a preview of the week ahead in Washington. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ySXAXT2vaI[/youtube] Congress will soon consider a $100 billion emergency war supplemental. Some want to load it up with non-military proposals that have nothing to do with the war. Special-interest projects include unemployment insurance, funding for national parks and money for local … More

    On Global Warming, Markets Succeed Where Government Fails

    Environmentalists had a busy month trying to force federal government action on global warming. In the Senate, Environment and Public Works Committee chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) grilled the Interior Department over delays in deciding whether or not to list the polar bear as an endangered species. In the courts, some … More

    They're Getting Nowhere

    Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator Stephen Johnson announced that the agency will respond to the Supreme Court’s Massachusetts v. EPA decision by issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on the question of regulating carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles under the Clean Air Act. This prudent … More

    Don't Legislate Angry Now

    There’s plenty of anger at major oil companies right now, especially in Congress. But does acting on that anger make for smart energy policy? Will it lead to the kind of measures likely to bring down high pump prices? The answer is a clear no, and in fact there’s a … More

    Why Are Gas Prices So High?

    With gas prices reaching an all-time high and oil companies banking record profits, it’s easy for the public to blame oil executives for draining their wallets at the pump. Ask an economist, however, and he will give you a different answer: supply and demand. Of course, it’s more complicated that. … More

    Costly Carbon Caps Avoided ... For Now

    The Heritage Foundation applauds the announcement by EPA administrator Stephen Johnson that the agency will respond to the Supreme Court’s Massachusetts v. EPA decision by issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on the question of regulating carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles under the Clean Air Act. It … More

    Facts and Specifics Will Save U.S. from Disatrous Global Warming Policies

    Americans often tell pollsters they want to see the government “do something” about global warming and then Congress draws up costly new proposals that would seriously impede economic growth in the US. When Americans are asked what costs they are willing to bear, and for what actual benefit for the … More

    A Quick Quiz for Our Environmentalist Friends

    Today The Washington Post reports on the U.S.’s booming coal export industry which has freight cars in Appalachia brimming with coal set for the long journey to energy starved countries like China and India. The Post notes: In the United States, it is getting harder to license and borrow money … More

    A Nordic Nuclear Lesson

    Finland, like the United States, is facing both rapidly growing energy demands and a need to reduce their country’s carbon emissions. Unlike the U.S., Finland is being honest about the cost and benefits of currently available solutions and is about to finish their first nuclear power plant since 1980. Heritage … More