Browsing All posts tagged under »Biden Administration Environmental Agenda«

Biden Proclaims September “National Wilderness Month,” Bad Timing, Joe

September 12, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As catastrophic wildfires continue to ravage the parched West, President Joe Biden – showing the same deft hand that enabled him to turn Afghanistan along with billions of dollars of sophisticated U.S. military equipment and an undetermined number of American citizens over to the Taliban – chose precisely this moment […]

Biden Climate Change Policy A ‘House Of Cards’

August 24, 2021 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ “It’s getting late early,” said that great 20th century philosopher, Yogi Berra. For President Joseph Biden, this nugget from the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher sticks like butterscotch as his policy blunders pile up and Americans increasingly feel their baleful effects. They include the bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan, menacing […]

What You Need To Know About Biden’s Ill-Conceived Executive Order On Electric Vehicles

August 10, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ President Joe Biden issued an executive order Aug. 5 calling for half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. to be zero-emission vehicles by 2030. A president can’t exactly force Americans to buy an electric vehicle, and Biden largely meant his executive order as a messaging tool to fuel enthusiasm […]

Energy And Climate Policies, Cronyism Don’t Belong In Bloated Senate Infrastructure Bill

August 4, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ The infrastructure package being debated in the Senate this week weighs in at a whopping 2,702 pages and $1.1 trillion. While the layman might think of infrastructure as roads and bridges, Washington’s definition is about as nebulous as the measures by which lawmakers are claiming they pay for the bill. Nearly […]

Heads Up: Biden Administration Will Reimpose Disastrous “WOTUS” Water Rule

July 31, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The biggest power grab in the 50-year history of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was significantly blunted in April 2020, when the Trump administration – to the relief of rural communities across the country — rolled back the Obama-era “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule and replaced it with […]

Another Biden Administration Eco-Con

July 17, 2021 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Via yet another decree (Executive Order 14008), President Biden has instructed government agencies to “permanently protect” at least 30% of all US lands and waters by 2030. This “30 X 30 Plan” appears to presume that any areas not designated as park, refuge or wilderness are not “protected,” even though the […]

AOC’s CCC Isn’t FDR’s CCC

July 2, 2021 by

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By Thomas Gallatin ~ Her $70 billion Civilian Climate Corps would be an army of well-paid climate activists. They may share the same initials, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Civilian Climate Corps” is no Great Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps. The Bronx representative and her Green New Deal pal, Massachusetts Democrat Senator Ed Markey, are pushing for $70 […]

Biden Uses Prairie Chicken As A Pretext To Throttle U.S. Energy

June 27, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ With its decision to add the lesser prairie chicken to the endangered species list, the Biden administration is using the pretext of protecting a member of the grouse family to further curtail oil and gas development on private lands in five states. Biden officials are seeking the listing of the […]

Green Mania Hits The Wall Of Nothingness

June 24, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is now clear that none of Biden’s radical green promises are going to be kept. More broadly the wild green fantasies are going nowhere. There will be some action, but nothing much. None, nowhere, nothing much — welcome to the wall of nothingness. I for one am celebrating it, […]

Beijing Power Players Poised To Pull Plug On Prospects To Go ‘All-Electric’

June 12, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Feckless far-left fantasies of trading away the 80% of American fossil-fueled energy independence and prosperity for technologies that are 80% dependent on China rare earth materials makes for a gullible green new deal that only Beijing beneficiaries can love. Included are 17 indispensable metals including lithium, that will be needed to […]

Biden’s Climate Order Will Undermine U.S. Financial Stability

June 5, 2021 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Late last month, President Joe Biden issued yet another executive order related to fighting climate change that will effectively conscript the U.S. financial sector into the climate war. This executive order sets out to effectively transform the nation’s energy sector and the economy, writ large, based on the vapid claim that […]

A Pipeline For Vladimir, Pipe Dreams For Joe

June 4, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ President Biden and his handlers certainly have a very strange strategy to protect us against the world’s greatest existential threat. I’m referring, of course, to climate change – certainly not to Democrat apathy regarding Marxism, China, or even Russia now that Trump is out of power to “collude” with. Joe launched […]

Biden’s Climate Corporate Welfare

June 1, 2021 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ The Biden administration and several members of Congress are proposing legislation for a National Climate Bank to use federal tax dollars to subsidize and finance “green energy” projects with private sector. The idea of a federal lending vehicle, whether it’s creating a bank or other financing incentive, is nothing new. In […]

It’s Time For Climate Realism When It Comes To China

May 28, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ The Biden administration has made much of its new commitment to the Paris climate agreement, marrying it with trillions in climate spending and regulatory proposals in the American Jobs Plan and courting complimentary legislation from Congress. Under the agreement, the U.S. is committing to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions by at […]

President Biden – Making Russia Great Again

May 24, 2021 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ President Joe Biden last week removed sanctions against Russian companies to allow completion of the massive Nord Stream 2 wind turbine and solar energy project so that Russia can supply this renewable energy abundance to U.S.-allied nations in western Europe. Gotta fight global warming and reverse climate change, don’t ya know!! […]

Biden Advisers Link Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants With ‘Environmental Justice’

May 22, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ An advisory panel to President Joe Biden is trying to marry the issue of amnesty for illegal immigrants with what it calls “environmental justice,” the federal effort to confront climate change. The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council last week released a report with about 90 pages of recommendations, including adopting […]

Coming Attractions: Long Lines At The Pump, High Gas Prices

May 14, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ A brawl broke out at a Raleigh, N.C.-area gas station after the driver of a Honda – desperate to acquire fuel anyway she could — cut in front of another car that had been waiting in a long line of vehicles in need of a fill-up. This breach of service-station […]

A Good Example Of A Bad Environmental Justice Study

May 8, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Biden’s so-called environmental justice push is going to bring on a big wave of bogus research. A really big report just came out so I want to chop on it a bit. Not just for its specific fallacies, but also as typical of what we are going to see a […]

Biden EPA Moves To Restrict Emissions From Air Conditioners, Refrigerators

May 4, 2021 by

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By Adam Houser ~ The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules to restrict the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or “HFCs,” in the name of curbing emissions that the EPA says contribute to climate change and ozone depletion. HFCs are the primary coolant used in air conditioners and refrigerators. According to the Wall Street Journal: “The proposal […]

Biden Closing The Door On U.S. Mining

May 3, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Early on, President Joe Biden promised multitudes of “good-paying, union jobs” to fuel his massive push for wind and solar powered electric vehicles, EV charging stations, and the tiny portion of his “infrastructure” package that actually involves road and bridge construction. But it now appears many, if not most, of those “good-paying, […]

Why Advancing Trade Freedom Is Key To Cleaner Environment

April 29, 2021 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ At last week’s climate summit, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai underscored that “trade policy can be a powerful tool to create incentives for positive competition” as countries explored domestic measures for how best to handle environmental challenges. Indeed, advancing free trade is a key policy action for effectively facilitating a healthy environment. The […]