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    Renewable Fuels: Raze the Maize Mandate

    Senators John Barrasso (R–WY), Mark Pryor (D–AR), and Pat Toomey (R–PA) introduced a bill today to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Efforts in the House to do likewise are underway. The problem with the RFS isn’t corn or farmers or ethanol. The problem is that it is bad governance, … More

    Coal Exports: Comprehensive Environmental Review Could Set Dangerous Precedent

    Anti-coal politicians want to use the environmental process to more comprehensively analyze the greenhouse gas impact on coal exports. This would not only reduce coal production in the U.S. but it would also set a dangerous precedent for all exports. The Army Corps of Engineers is analyzing the environmental effects … More

    White House Speeds Toward Fiscal Cliff, Declining House Republicans' Request for Terms

    Late Monday afternoon, the House Republican leadership lofted its latest offering to address the fiscal cliff. The kindest conservative response possible to this proposal is that it was “a dud.” It was much worse than a dud, however, as Heritage described in its initial response to the House proposal. Not … More

    VIDEO: Doctor-Turned-Lawmaker Sen. John Barrasso Fights Obamacare

    Sen. John Barrasso earned the nickname “Wyoming’s Doctor” after working for 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Casper. Today he represents the state in the U.S. Senate and is one of the leading critics of Obamacare. More than two decades with patients gave Barrasso a firsthand glimpse of government’s … More

    Two-Year Delay on EPA Climate Regs Is No Solution

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment finding gives the agency justification to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, most notably carbon dioxide (CO2), under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA already began targeting motor vehicles last year and will start regulating emissions from new power plants and major expansions of large … More

    Reaching Honest Answers on the Oil Spill

    Since President Obama took office, there has been very little wiggle room for Members of Congress to reach a bipartisan agreement. This week the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee granted the President’s push for bipartisanship, ironically by creating a bipartisan oil spill commission that would compete with the Administration’s … More

    Guest Blogger: Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) on ACES

    The House of Representatives is prepared to pass the President’s energy tax, also known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act – or “ACES”. ACES is a fitting name for this particular bill, because it gambles with the future of the American people. In Blackjack, the dealer might have … More

    Guest Blog: Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) Uncovers EPA Deception

    EPA Holds ‘Smoking Gun’ Memo from the White House [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-SvGLPjm5w[/youtube] Today I exposed a “smoking gun” White House memo to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The memo warns that regulation of small CO2 emitters will have “serious economic consequences” for businesses and the overall economy. I was questioning EPA Administrator … More

    NEPA: Yet Another Reason the Stimulus is Guaranteed to Fail

    The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder reports that the environmental lobby is on red alert over an amendment to Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan from Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY). Ambinder says Barrasso is still a firm ‘no’ on the package, but is proposing an amendment that would exempt any project funded by … More