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    Can Farmers Rely on Efficiency Gains to Meet Cap and Trade Demands?

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Committee on Global Warming met last week to discuss the impacts of global warming on agriculture and forestry bill. Some of the more interesting testimony came from Ford B. West, President of The Fertilizer Institute, who elaborated on the challenges cap-and-trade legislation presents … More

    Carbon Offset Program Won’t Offset Farmers’ Lost Income from Cap and Trade

    I will go along with this, even though I am somewhat skeptical, if I can be convinced that this is going to work, that it’s practical, that it makes sense. That’s where I am coming from. I am not carrying water for anybody, I’m just trying to make sense out … More

    For Those Unemployed from Cap and Trade, Help is on the Way…For 1.5 % of You

    It’s no secret the Waxman-Markey cap and trade legislation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is a jobs killer. Heritage Foundation economists found that over a 2012-2030 timeline, job losses average over 1.1 million. By 2035, a projected 2.5 million jobs are lost below the baseline (without a cap and trade … More

    For Farmers, Cap and Trade is a Permanent Drought Season

    Economists at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis are digging deeper into the effects of the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation that includes a cap and trade plan to reduce carbon dioxide by 17 percent below 2005 levels in 2020 and by 83 percent below 2005 levels in 2050. Today’s … More

    Capping, Trading, and Stealing from our Children

    Intergenerational theft. A complicated phrase that can simply be described as borrow money now, force our children and grandchildren to pay later. We’ve heard it with Social Security, Medicare and, most recently, with the massive stimulus spending bill. We can now add cap and trade to the list. The Heritage Foundation’s … More

    Waxman-Markey by the Numbers

    Below is a breakdown of economic impacts of Waxman-Markey calculated by economists at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis. For full analysis of the bill, go here. Energy Cost Impacts Price increases      2035 Gasoline                   58% Electricity               90% Natural Gas             55% Heating Oil              56%

    Video: Does Cap and Trade Mean the End of Parking Tickets?

    America is going on a big energy diet. Cap and Trade is the policy that our government is pursuing to force Americans to limit the amount of carbon dioxide that we produce. The problem is that America relies on CO2 emitting fuel sources for 85 percent of its energy. So … More

    File This in the Category of Global Warming Absurdity

    “Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions,” says David Kennedy, the UK’s chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change. Apparently that includes giving up carbon-intensive food: Government advisers are developing menus to combat climate change by cutting … More

    Another Opinion on Waxman-Markey: CEI

    The Waxman-Markey Global Warming Tax would have a devastating effect on our economy. But don’t just take our word for it. This week we’ll be sharing the opinions of other organizations who agree that Waxman-Markey will cause massive unemployment and drive energy prices up for all Americans. Today: Myron Ebell, … More

    Another Opinion on Waxman-Markey: Washington Post

    The Waxman-Markey Global Warming Tax would have a devastating effect on our economy. But don’t just take our word for it. This week we’ll be sharing the opinions of other organizations who agree that Waxman-Markey will cause massive unemployment and drive energy prices up for all Americans. Today: Washington Post … More