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    Cap and Trade: Wall Streeters Getting Ready to Cut a Fat Hog

    Last night President Barack Obama said: “Bankers and executives on Wall Street need to realize that enriching themselves on the taxpayers’ dime is inexcusable, that the days of outsized rewards and reckless speculation that puts us all at risk have to be over.” But who does he think is going … More

    Will Cap and Trade Jump Start America’s Economy?

    Although talk of the economy predictably dominated President Barack Obama’s news conference last night, his persistent focus has been health care, education and energy. Cap and trade to reduce carbon dioxide and clean energy investment were again the center of attention: When it comes to cap-and-trade, the broader principle is … More

    Morning Bell: Regulations of Mass Job Destruction

    Do you eat, sleep or pray? If so, then the Obama Administration wants to monitor, regulate and tax you. According to federal records only published yesterday, this past Friday the Environmental Protection Agency submitted a proposed rule to the White House that finds carbon dioxide to be a danger to … More

    The Longest Sentence Against Global Warming Legislation

    Courtesy of Lord Christopher Monckton: I warn this honorable House that any proposal to inflict billions of dollars of new taxation on all citizens by charging selectively-disfavored industries for arbitrarily-rationed permits to emit a harmless and beneficial trace gas that is necessary to all life on Earth and has little … More

    Wild Work Places

    What does creating an “enduring legacy for America’s wild places,” have to do with denying employees the right to vote by secret ballot during a union organizing election? Nothing—or so it seemed until the earlier this week, when the Sierra Club began urging its members to support the misnamed Employee … More

    Protectionism in the Name of Global Warming Regulations

    Protectionism is always bad policy. But protectionism during an economic downturn, after taxes have already risen, and in addition to a massive $2 trillion tax on energy consumption is, well, not good. Yet that is exactly what Energy Secretary David Chu seems to be edging towards. In response to the … More

    Obama Will Shock Consumers with Higher Electric Bills

    Hold onto your thermostat as well as your wallet! Annual utility bills may rise $1,800 under President Obama’s “cap and trade” energy tax plan. That wipes out his pledge of a $800 a year tax cut for 95% of Americans. The White House admits low-balling the cost in Obama’s official … More

    The Green Job Myth Exposed

    Late last year we called into question the credibility of a Center for American Progress “study” purporting to show how how many “green collar jobs” $100 billion in government spending on “green investments” would create. CAP did not take kindly to our criticism. Now four academics have taken a closer … More

    China, Cap and Trade, and Futility

    The Washington Post reports today: Li Gao, China’s top climate negotiator, said any fair international agreement to curb the gases blamed for global warming would not require China to reduce emissions caused by goods manufactured to meet demand elsewhere. The idea that China would ever make cuts in carbon emissions … More

    The Path to Cleaner Coal

    Reducing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has been the talk of town for awhile now, but uncertainties remain on how to best do it without completely devastating an already crippling economy. One of the biggest challenges is how to burn coal, which provides 50% of America’s electricity, without emitting CO2.. … More