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    Cap and Trade Was Never About Climate

    The Wall Street Journal‘s Kimberley Strassel reports today that the businesses in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership are beginning to realize that the cap and trade was never about global warming: “People are learning,” says William Kovacs, vice president of environment, technology and regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber of … More

    How to Hide a Trillion Dollars

    The Obama Administration’s recent budget has some of the most revealing text in the smallest font. Put on your green eyeshade and get out your wonk decoder ring. We’re heading down into the weeds to hunt budget big game. Footnote 5 of Table S-6 starts off “Shown here are those … More

    Trillions in New Taxes to Accomplish Nothing

    Discovery News reports: For those who have endured this winter’s frigid temperatures and today’s heavy snowstorm in the Northeast, the concept of global warming may seem, well, almost wishful. But climate is known to be variable — a cold winter, or a few strung together doesn’t mean the planet is … More

    A Tax by Any Other Name

    Is still a tax. This notion is especially important now as more people are beginning to recognize what a cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide actually is: a heavy tax on energy consumption. The Wall Street Journal bluntly says, “If it brings in revenue that the government then spends, it’s … More

    "Special Interests" Love Cap and Trade

    In his weekly radio and Internet address this past Saturday, President Barack Obama predicted that his agenda would draw attack from “special interests and lobbyists” on several fronts. If by “attack” he meant “support” than Obama is 100% correct. The Center for Public Integrity released a study last week reporting … More

    The EPA, the Budget and Global Warming

    President Obama released his budget blueprint yesterday. Titled, “The New Era of Responsibility,” the full 140-page blueprint, broken down by department, can be found here. The Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, which balloons from $7.8 billion in 2009 to $10.5 billion in 2010, includes the following paragraph: After enactment of the … More

    Some Needed Climate Perspective

    Here is the world temperature diagram from the Hadley Center that some think projects a catastrophic warming (this projection was easier to believe before the cooling of the last several years). The trough-to-peak temperature change from 1910 to 2005 is about .9 degrees C. This is a diagram from our … More

    Cap-and-Trade vs. Carbon Tax: CO2 Crowd Breaking Ranks with President?

    In last night’s speech, President Obama remarked, “So I ask this Congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy in America.” Today the House Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on the scientific objectives for … More

    It’s Irresponsible to Have More Than 2 Kids

    That’s according to Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the UK’s Sustainable Development Commission. The carbon footprint from having more than two children will inflict too much damage on the environment to justify having any more. Straight from Porritt’s mouth: I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility … More

    Carbon Dioxide Regulation Contradicts Stimulus Spending

    Recently, House Members have added a provision to the Omnibus bill that “allows the Interior Department to withdraw two Endangered Species Act rules (one on Section 7 consultation and another on polar bears) within 60 days of enactment.” There are two key questions to be addressed under this provision. 1.) … More