Browsing All posts tagged under »Climate Change Regulations«

EPA’s Proposed HFC Phaseout Regulation Is Nuts

May 11, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ As expected, EPA has issued a proposed rule for phasing out HFCs, as required by the so-called AIM Act that was sneaked in with the monster Omnibus Stimulus Bill in February. The severe problems with AIM are explained in my two prior CFACT articles: Economically destructive cap and trade for […]

In France And The US, A Tale Of 2 Energy Policies

December 7, 2018 by

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By Kay Coles James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ When it comes to the energy and climate policies of the United States and France, there’s a clear fork in the road. If the past few weeks were any indication, families would rather take the path that avoids expensive, ineffective climate policies. The Trump EPA […]

No, Regulations On Air Conditioners Will Not Lead To More Jobs

August 6, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Industry groups are ramping up efforts to have President Donald Trump send the Kigali Amendment—a change to the Montreal Protocol—to the Senate for ratification. The Amendment would phase out affordable refrigerants used in air conditioners and refrigerators for much pricier ones. That’s good news for the patent holders of the new […]

Proposed Principles For Use Of Speculative Models In Federal Rulemaking

December 28, 2017 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The purpose of this proposal is to begin to develop rules for the proper use of climate and other models in federal rulemaking. The use of wildly speculative and extreme modeling is spreading throughout the government, with potentially destructive consequences. This destructive growth needs to be opposed, but effective opposition […]

EPA Ponders Regulating CO2

December 27, 2017 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The second shoe has dropped in EPA’s wondering about how to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants. As the shoe dropping metaphor suggests, EPA can now go to sleep for awhile. Everyone else is going to be very busy commenting on this complex issue. The first shoe dropped in October when […]

Coal In America Is Already Clean. Why ‘Clean Coal’ Is A Boondoggle That Needs To End.

June 24, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ A power plant once heralded by the Obama administration as the poster child for clean coal is now on its deathbed. The plant hemorrhaged billions in cost overruns despite being heavily subsidized by the federal government. Mississippi regulators are ready to pull the plug. Southern Company’s Kemper County Energy Facility had […]

Trump Takes On The Obama “Climate Change” Agenda

April 18, 2017 by

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By Roger Aronoff ~ The leftist mainstream media are outraged that President Donald Trump appears to be sticking to his campaign promise to “cancel” U.S. participation in the Paris climate accord. The headline in The Washington Post is “Trump’s energy review blocks Group of Seven from consensus.” Politico’s headline is “Trump’s climate demands roil U.S. […]

Trump’s Sweeping Executive Order On Climate Policy Has Been Sorely Needed

March 29, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ As promised, President Donald Trump has issued an “energy independence” executive order to undo several of the Obama administration’s climate change regulations. To the benefit of all Americans who desire affordable, dependable energy, the executive order will help energy companies establish some independence from overzealous regulators. Here’s what the order does: […]

Time To Say ‘Au Revoir’ To Paris Climate Deal

March 4, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ President Donald Trump will soon issue an executive order calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to rescind the Clean Power Plan, a key component of the Obama administration’s Paris climate agreement. Reports have also surfaced that top officials in the Trump administration are divided on whether to pull out of the […]

Rolling Back Environmental Progress?

December 5, 2016 by

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Having achieved major goals, US should refocus EPA and other environmental agencies By Paul Driessen ~ Donald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on one’s definition of “progress.” These interest groups define “progress” as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies […]

E and E Legal: New Proof EPA Officials Used Private Email To Talk With Media, Green Group

September 22, 2016 by

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By Julia A Seymour ~ Energy & Environmental Legal Institute released new documents showing what it called “collusion” between the Environmental Protection Agency, environmentalist groups and even reporters. FOIA-ed emails obtained by E&E Legal, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Jeb Harmon showed that the EPA’s Michael Goo used a private email account to correspond with individuals about […]

Why The Media’s Portrayal Of Carbon Dioxide Is Often Wrong

September 7, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The media is helping governments wage an all-out war on carbon dioxide while distorting the truth about the colorless gas. This blitz could come with considerable costs for Americans with negligible benefits, at most. Over the weekend, the United States officially joined the Paris Protocol to combat manmade global warming while President […]

How A New California Climate Law Will Strangle Manufacturing

September 2, 2016 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ California just hung up a big “Manufacturing Workers Need Not Apply” sign. It took the form of extended, stricter, and even less realistic carbon dioxide regulations. A new California bill extends legislation previously set to expire in 2020 and imposes dramatically deeper emissions cuts for 2030. Under the new measure, […]

Supreme Court Halts Obama’s Aggressive Climate Agenda

February 11, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ In a major setback to the Obama administration’s climate agenda, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote blocked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Clean Power Plan from taking effect until the legal challenges from states and industry groups fully play out. Twenty-five states, four state agencies, and dozens of industry […]

We Need Protection From The EPA

October 27, 2015 by

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Unfettered regulations are robbing us blind By Larry Bell ~ The late political commentator Henry Louis Mencken providently observed an age-old strategy currently being applied to advance the EPA’s relentless expansion of power over our lives: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to […]

Obama Is Planning To Circumvent Congress Yet Again On Climate Regulations

October 15, 2015 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ President Obama is determined to make a legacy for himself—so much so that he’s willing to go around America’s elected officials on climate change. Not once, but twice. First, Obama bypassed Congress with unelected bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency to put domestic carbon dioxide cuts in place that will drive […]

Obama’s New Energy Plan Could Cost $2.5 Trillion In Lost Economic Growth

August 4, 2015 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Obama administration unveiled its climate change regulations for new and existing power plants, calling the plan “the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.” It may be the most “important” from a top-down, regulatory mandate for high energy prices, but it won’t accomplish much, if anything, […]

Is The EPA Really Interested In Your Criticism?

July 31, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Americans will get to have their say on the Environmental Protection Agency and its proposed regulation to fight climate change this week. The agency will hold public hearings in four cities to fulfill its promise to get stakeholder input and let everyday Americans comment on the proposed rule. But whether the […]

The Supreme Court Is Undermining Science And Society

December 24, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The Supreme Court has taken up another case based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s campaign of lies that carbon dioxide is the cause of “climate change” and claims about the quality of air in the United States. The Court is composed of lawyers, not scientists. At this point in the present […]

Obama’s War On America’s Energy Needs

December 19, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The Obama administration’s relentless war on the nation’s coal industry and on the electrical power generation plants that depend upon it is one aspect of his war on America that doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. There is literally no basis, no justification for it, and yet the mainstream media tends […]

Carbon Tax Hallucinations

February 22, 2013 by

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Carbon taxes will do nothing for revenues or climate, but will hurt job and economic growth. By Paul Driessen ~ Average planetary temperatures haven’t budged in 16 years. Hurricanes and strong tornadoes are at or near their lowest ebb in decades. Global sea ice is back to normal, Arctic ice is nearly normal, and the […]

Prevention of Airline Carbon Taxes Should Be a Model for Carbon Regulations

November 30, 2012 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ President Obama recently signed legislation that prevents the European Union (EU) from taxing U.S. airline emissions for planes that travel to and from EU countries. Although the EU announced it would delay the tax from its broader cap-and-trade-like system for a year, the new law protects U.S. airlines from the tax […]

EPA’s CO2 Regulations are What’s “Comically Wrong”

September 29, 2011 by

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By Nicolas Loris The Environmental Protection Agency called a Daily Caller report “comically wrong” this morning.  That is an interesting analysis given that the EPA’s hideously bad global warming regulations are more of a joke than actual regulatory structure.   Either way, the fun and games will soon end when Americans are paying higher energy prices […]