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    Baucus Continues Losing Streak with Energy Tax Reform Draft

    Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Max Baucus (D–MT) released a draft bill to reform the way the tax code treats energy. This latest draft reform plan misses the mark, just like his earlier efforts on international tax and depreciation did. Baucus claims that his plan would stop the tax … More

    Carbon Tax: Still a Bad Idea

    An anti-carbon tax amendment will likely be considered as the Senate attempts to pass its first budget in four years. While it has been made quite clear that passing a carbon tax would fail in both chambers of Congress, it is important to stress why enacting a carbon tax would … More

    Time to End Energy Tax Subsidies

    Today, Senators Jim DeMint (R–SC) and Mike Lee (R–UT) introduced legislation that would move the United States a giant step forward in making our country’s energy market freer by eliminating targeted tax credits for energy sources and technologies. Their legislation, a companion to Representative Mike Pompeo’s (R–KS) bill, would force … More

    The Zombie Campaign for Higher Energy Prices

    The American people know that cap and trade energy policies will lead to higher energy costs and fewer jobs. That is why even Democratic candidates like Sen.-elect Joe Manchin (D-WV) famously shot President Barack Obama’s cap and trade bill in a television commercial this fall. But the progressive campaign to … More

    California Environmental Regulations Based on Myths

    When an environmental law or regulation passes in California, it usually comes as a surprise to no one. After all, it’s California. So when the California Air Resources Board unanimously approved regulations to reduce diesel emissions—despite opposition from the trucking industry—most thought of it as “California being California.” Now California … More

    Claim Check Needs to Do Fact Checks

    Claim Check, which supposedly fact checks public statements, employs the different-must-be-wrong-theory in dismissing a Heritage analysis because it is an “outlier.” It seems that many forecasters in Washington are more afraid of being alone than they are of being wrong. That is, they would rather be wrong with everybody else … More

    Renewable Electricity Standard: Same as a National Energy Tax

    The probability of cap and trade becoming law rapidly diminished as more and more people saw it for what it truly is: a national energy tax. Since 85 percent of our energy comes from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, and the goal of cap and trade is to reduce carbon dioxide, a … More

    Morning Bell: The Left is in Full Retreat

    Last Thursday, a who’s who of the progressive movement met for a conference call organized by Families USA and hosted by the advocacy group for government-run health care, The Herndon Alliance. The Alliance’s partners include AARP, AFL-CIO, SEIU, MoveOn and La Raza, among many others. Democratic pollsters John Anzalone, Celinda … More

    Lame Duck Cap and Trade?

    Carol Browner, President Obama’s top climate and energy adviser, joined David Gregory on NBC’s Meet the Press over the weekend and expressed disappointment over the Senate’s inability to pass cap-and-trade legislation. She mentioned “potentially” moving forward with a cap-and-trade bill during the lame duck session. The probability of passing energy … More

    The Left Wants You to Sweat

    What would you do if the government forced you to turn off your air conditioning? Could you still live where you live or work where you work? Probably not. But that’s not just a bug in the enviro-left’s high energy cost future, its a feature! Stan Cox makes the case … More