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    Common Sense on Energy Invades Washington

    Sometimes the common sense of the American people bursts onto the political scene and changes the conventional wisdom in Washington. Such is the case with offshore drilling and may soon be the case with global warming policy. After all, throughout 2001-2006, a Republican congressional majority working with a Republican oil … More

    McCain's Energy Plan: The Good, The Bad and Some Ugly

    Last week I ran though Senator Barack Obama’s “New Energy for America” plan. (You can find his plan here and my analysis here.) Now it’s the other presidential hopeful’s turn. Senator McCain’s energy plan, called The Lexington Project – “named for the town where Americans asserted their independence once before,” … More

    The Left's Sure Fire Plan to Reduce Carbon Emissions: Less People

    On Tuesday of this week, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom announced that according to a study by the city’s Department of the Environment, San Francisco had cut greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent between 2000 and 2005. Which sounds impressive until you begin to look at what is really happening … More

    When Environmentalists Speak, Congress Listens

    The problem with environmental extremists is that they are not really pro-environment, they’re anti-energy and anti-progress, and for years these groups have been some of the most influential people in U.S. policy circles. Walter Williams reminds us that they “are well organized, loaded with cash and well positioned to be … More

    Global Warming: The Debate Continues

    When it comes to global warming in the news, it tends to be a zero-sum game: it’s either Armageddon style scenarios or their lips are sealed. The latest victim is Roy Spencer, a research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and former senior scientist for climate studies at … More

    Al Gore’s Astronomical Effort

    Last week Nobel Laureate and climate change fanatic Al Gore called for a man-on-the-moon effort to reduce carbon dioxide to curb global warming. He proposed to have 100 % of our nation’s energy coming from renewable, carbon-free energy sources in only a decade. Likening his efforts to that of President … More

    The American Energy Act: Supply Side Solutions

    Congressman John Boehner of Ohio is set to introduce The American Energy Act, which will most importantly increase America’s energy supplies. The bill calls for leasing regulations for offshore natural gas by 2010, removing restrictions for outer continental shelf drilling, and opening up sections of ANWR for drilling. As The … More

    Clearing the Air on EPA’s Phony Global Warming Smog Scare

    Of all the overblown predictions of a future global warming apocalypse in the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems,” the one the agency should be most ashamed of is its claim that warming will exacerbate ozone, otherwise known … More

    EPA Says Global Warming Poses Substantial Threat to Humans

    Extreme heat waves, increased hurricanes, disease and death were the crux of the message the EPA delivered when it released its report on climate change and health yesterday. It seems to be another case of highlighting the Armageddon dangers albeit these are the least plausible. This comes only a week … More

    Ahoy There, EPA

    Hundreds of pages of bureaucratic micromanaging of the economy, all in the name of fighting global warming, make up the Environental Protection Agency’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR). Many of the agency’s ideas for reducing energy use and resultant greenhouse gas emissions seem unreasonable, to put it mildly. However, the … More