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    Global Warming Regs Will Hand Our Children a Lower Standard of Living

    We’re mortgaging our children’s future. We’ve heard that phrase time and time again. President Obama used it just yesterday acknowledging that the U.S. debt load is “unsustainable”, saying, “We can’t keep on just borrowing from China. We have to pay interest on that debt, and that means we are mortgaging … More

    The Benefits of Waxman-Markey

    Nothing. Zip. Zero. Zilch. There are no benefits for the American people in the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill. Whenever defenders of the free market point out how much an energy tax will cost the economy, the enviro-left always tries to change the subject to “the cost of inaction.” But here … More

    The Costs of Waxman-Markey

    According to the latest reports from Capitol Hill, House Democrats are busy gutting the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill in an effort to keep its economic costs low. They have a lot of work to do. The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis has just completed their study of the March … More

    Cap and Trade's Cost for Average British Household £20,000

    Earlier today we noted that a recent MIT study showed that cap and trade energy tax proposals would cost the average American household $3,900 per year. Fortunately for us, the enviro-left has not yet succeeded in leveling their energy tax on the American people. The British are not so lucky. … More

    Why Does President Obama Hate the Polar Bears?

    Today the Obama administration’s Department of Interior announced that it would keep a Bush administration rule forbidding government scientists from considering global warming when protecting polar bears pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. When the Bush Interior Department announced their rule, they were roundly criticized by the enviro-left. It will … More

    What Cap and Trade Energy Tax Would Cost American Households

    Any honest economist will tell you that a carbon cap and trade scheme, if it works perfectly, functions the same as an energy tax. The Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill currently under consideration in Congress is no different. In 2007, MIT did a study on the costs of cap and … More

    The Global Warming Debates Aren’t Over. (Part 5 in a 10-part series)

    When it comes global warming, two debates are currently taking place. At the forefront is the political debate. Current legislation introduced by House Democrats Ed Markey and Henry Waxman includes a cap-and-trade plan to attempt to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. But the debate unfortunately (and like most … More

    Do You Trust the Government to Take Your Money and Give it All Back to You? (Part 4 in a 10-Part Series)

    The reason cap-and-trade and carbon tax have been used interchangeably in the global warming debate is because they are essentially the same thing: a massive tax on energy. Although a more direct approach would be to tax carbon dioxide, it does not make it any more acceptable. But this tax … More

    Carbon-Free Sailors Saved by Carbon-Heavy Oil Tanker

    The BBC reports: An expedition team which set sail from Plymouth on a 5,000-mile carbon emission-free trip to Greenland have been rescued by an oil tanker. … The team, which left Mount Batten Marina in Plymouth on 19 April in a boat named the Fleur, aimed to rely on sail, … More

    Waxman-Markey: Trillions in Economic Pain for No Environmental Gain

    Summer is coming and homeowners know that it costs a few dollars more to crank up the air-conditioning by setting the thermostat a degree or two cooler. Well, Washington is about to try a similar thing, only it wants to spend trillions of dollars of our money to reduce the … More