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    Morning Bell: Can Conservatives Be Environmentalists?

    Efforts to protect the environment in America have ignored the most powerful force for improving the environment: free people. The results of these misguided policies have been higher energy prices, lower incomes, less access to resources, and technological stagnation—often failing to produce tangible environmental benefits. It doesn’t have to be … More

    Spain’s Top Five Renewable Energy Waste Examples: A Lesson for the U.S.

    With Spain’s lavish support for renewable energy projects drying out, companies that relied on these government handouts to make a buck are either leaving the country in search of new misguided benefactors or risking going bust. According to Bloomberg: Spanish renewable-energy companies that once got Europe’s biggest subsidies are deserting … More

    Brightsource DOE Funding Exposes Obama Cronyism

    A congressional hearing on May 16 exposed further details on just the kind of political maneuvering that was going on between the Obama Administration and beneficiaries of Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees. Emails revealed during the hearing are the tip of the iceberg in a corrupt federal funding process … More

    On Environmental Regulation, Obama Can't Have It Both Ways

    Whatever his other qualities, outgoing White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley seemed to understand that punitive environmental policies entail tradeoffs. When one environmentalist explained the health risks of increased air pollutants, Daley asked, rhetorically, “What are the health impacts of unemployment?” That sense that the economic damage wrought by … More

    EPA's New Mercury Rule? Environmental Hocus Pocus

    The EPA’s analysis of the new mercury rule (the Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology, or Utility MACT) is yet another example of regulatory bait-and-switch. The rule refers to mercury but really targets CO2, and it generates its purported benefits from reducing particulates that are already covered by other regulations. For … More

    Huntsman Rejects 'Unilateral Disarmament' to Combat Global Warming

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman clarified his position on how policymakers should deal with climate change.  In a speech Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation he said, “There’s not enough information right now to be able to formulate policies.” Even if there were a consensus that there is global warming, and … More

    EPA Wants to Regulate CO2 but Ignores Vital Information

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson recently announced that her agency would proceed with twice-delayed regulations targeting power plants that emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Mrs. Jackson’s decision ignores three vital pieces of information that should make it easy for Congress to prevent unelected bureaucrats from regulating … More

    Obama Postpones New Ozone Standards, Has More Work to Do

    President Obama may have finally added or saved a few jobs—7.3 million to be specific. In a surprising but welcome move, the President asked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the agency’s draft for more stringent Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This is an important … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's "Green Jobs" Pipe Dream

    President Barack Obama has a problem on his hands when even his stalwart allies at The New York Times have no choice but to admit to a glaring reality: The President’s “green jobs” promise has failed miserably. On Friday, the Times printed a harsh assessment of the state of the … More

    Close Encounters of the Green Kind

    In a scenario best-saved for a science-fiction novel, two scientists from Penn State and another scientist from NASA have sounded another bell in global warming alarmism – Aliens. Yes, aliens. According to a report published by the three scientists, so-called “Universalist Aliens” may view our over-use of greenhouse gases as … More