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    What Senators Kerry and Boxer Got Wrong About Energy and Cap-and-Trade

    In response to Sarah Palin’s July 14th Washington Post op-ed, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), in their own WaPo op-ed, write they want to “put facts ahead of fiction and real debate ahead of rhetorical bomb-throwing.” Senators Kerry and Boxer will likely be the co-sponsors for the … More

    Walter Williams on Cap and Trade

    Here’s what I wrote in last year’s column titled “Global Warming Rope-a-Dope” (12/24/2008): “Once laws are written, they are very difficult, if not impossible, to repeal. If a time would ever come when the permafrost returns to northern U.S., as far south as New Jersey as it once did, it’s … More

    Video: Gov. Ritter Refuses to Endorse Waxman-Markey

    In this video, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) lays out the foundation for why cap and trade would be bad for the state of Colorado. Subsequently, Gov. Bill Ritter (D- CO) refuses to endorse the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Igpvmf9oTg[/youtube]

    Could Global Warming Models Be Wrong?

    Is it possible that we may know less about the climate and temperature change than previously thought? Maybe so, says a new study published online today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The report found that only about half of the warming that occurred during a natural climate change 55 million … More

    Let’s Reduce Carbon Dioxide, but Let’s Not Include Nuclear Energy

    We take you to Knoxville, Tennessee: Several environmental groups are banding together in petitioning the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to stop TVA from operating a second reactor at Watts Bar nuclear plant. The Sierra Club, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, the Tennessee Environmental Council, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League … More

    Video: Diverse Opinions on Energy?

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc6CgzpTu4k[/youtube] Earleir today, Harry Alford, the President of the Black Chamber of Commerce, was invited to speak at a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK). The hearing focused on the erroneous claims of the left that cap and trade somehow creates jobs. … More

    California’s Global Warming Policy is Not One to Follow

    The old adage, “As goes California, so goes the nation,” could foreshadow troubling years ahead when it comes to economic prosperity in the United States. And if the California Air Resources Board (CARB) moves forward with implementing costly regulations to reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, it could serve … More

    How Cap and Trade Affects the Health Care Debate

    The Waxman-Markey energy tax plan will have all sorts of unwanted side effects. As the healthcare debate ramps up, it’s worth noting problems misguided global warming legislation can generate for medical care. Though it would be nearly impossible to trace all the impacts of higher energy costs on medical services, … More

    Global Leaders Agree on Temperature Cap

    Leaders of eight industrialized nations met last week in Italy to discuss a number of critical issues, including climate change, and in what British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called a “historic agreement,” the G8 agreed that “average global temperatures shouldn’t increase by more than 2 degrees Celsius[,] in a significant … More

    Heritage’s Ben Lieberman Sets the Record Straight on Europe’s Cap and Trade Experience

    As of late, when it comes to policymaking in Washington D.C., the trendy thing to do has been to point to Europe. Our Members of Congress are doing it with two of the largest reform policies currently on the table: health care and energy. With regards to energy, advocates of … More