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    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

    Why Liberals Want the EPA to Regulate Carbon

    Two articles from Congressional Quarterly last week show why liberals are so desperate to have the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate carbon under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA). First from “Democrats reject Bush’ Cost-Benefit Approach to Pollution Standards” we learn: Under the Clean Air Act, last overhauled … More

    Cap-and-Trading Our Way to 1.8 Million Less Jobs

    The Lieberman-Warner (S.2191 – America’s Climate Security Act) could cost the United States between 1.2 and 1.8 million jobs by 2020, according to a study conducted by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). An estimated 3 to 4 million jobs could be lost by 2030. The goal of Lieberman-Warner is to … More

    Al Kamen Has No Idea What He Is Talking About

    Writing up yesterday’s House Select Committee for energy Independence and Global Warming hearing, Washington Post columnist Al Kamen takes EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson to task for referring to Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in his testimony instead of Justice Paul Stevens majority opinion. Kamen seems to think this proves Johnson is … More