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Rolling Stone: Clean Power Rollback Not Very Consequential, But Deadly

October 12, 2017 by

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By Julia A Seymour ~ Rolling Stone magazine contributing editor Jeff Goodell seems to have trouble with logic in addition to his disdain for coal power. In, “Scott Pruitt Can’t Stop the Death of Big Coal,” Goodell claimed that without the EPA’s Clean Power Plan — an Obama “accomplishment” — coal is still “a dead industry […]

Obama’s Climate Plan Was A Failure On All Accounts

October 11, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Trump administration is dismantling President Barack Obama’s climate legacy piece by piece, and this week it’s taking an axe to arguably the biggest piece. In an expected move, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt officially began the process of rolling back the incorrectly named Clean Power Plan. If the Trump […]

The Real World Supports Trump On Climate Policy

June 6, 2017 by

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By William R. Hawkins ~ A great deal of hysteria has been displayed on both sides of the Atlantic after President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations in 2015. But the “sky is falling” chant should be ignored. A […]

Abundant Fossil Fuels Give Trump Upper Hand On Climate

May 9, 2017 by

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By Larry Bell ~ It remains to finally be determined whether or not President Trump will follow through on a promise to withdraw U.S. participation from the non-binding Paris Climate “treaty” signed by his predecessor just prior to leaving office last September. Either way, that decision will have major impacts upon the future of Trump’s economic […]

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. […]

Pretend Conservatives For Not So Clean Energy

April 3, 2017 by

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Far-left ‘charitable’ foundations give millions to ‘conservative’ groups to drive climate agenda By Paul Driessen ~ More and more conservatives are proclaiming the virtues of clean energy. At least that’s what some groups want you to believe. In reality, far-left “charitable” foundations have given pretend conservatives millions of dollars to advance a climate chaos, renewable […]

PANIC: NYT Melts Down Over Trump ‘Denialists’ ‘Risking The Planet’

March 30, 2017 by

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By Scott Whitlock ~ The New York Times on Wednesday offered a collective freak out, devoting no less than four articles to how the “denialists” in the Trump administration are “risking the planet” by rolling back Barack Obama’s climate regulation. That amounted to almost 4000 words. Jettisoning any pretense of objectivity, the liberal paper included […]

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 […]

Scott Pruitt EPA Swamp Draining Fear Brings Crocodile Tears

February 22, 2017 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Last Friday’s 56-42 Senate vote confirmation of Scott Pruitt as top EPA administrator brings a very unwelcome political climate change for many of the agency’s 15,000 federal career employees and their executive branch-appointed bosses who fought his approval tooth and claw. Referring to their aggressive and defiant letter-writing and telephone campaign […]

Striking Down Obama’s Climate Legacy Has Its Day In Court

October 6, 2016 by

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America’s energy – and economic – future hangs in the balance By Marita Noon ~ President Obama’s flagship policy on climate change had its day in court on Tuesday, September 27. The international community is closely watching; most Americans, however, are unaware of the historic case known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP)—which, according to David […]

EPA Ruled By Cherry-Picking Junk Science

July 10, 2015 by

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Crony peer reviews, “secret science,” and false assumptions are the rule, not the exception By Larry Bell ~ The U.S. Supreme Court has finally blocked one of the Obama EPA’s most ambitious regulatory “Clean Power Plan” initiatives aimed at closing coal-fired power plants. A 5-4 decision ruled that the agency’s draconian new Mercury and Air […]

Supreme Court Decision A Loss For Unelected Bureaucrats Trying To Drive Up Energy Costs

July 6, 2015 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Supreme Court handed a victory to Americans concerned with unelected bureaucrats driving up energy costs by overturning a costly regulation that lacks any meaningful environmental benefit. With more regulations with similar high costs and meaningless direct benefits, now Congress and the states must step up to reject overzealous regulators—not rely […]

Dayaratna Testifies On The Impact Of The Clean Power Plan

June 26, 2015 by

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By Kirby Lawrence ~ Kevin Dayaratna, PhD, The Heritage Foundation’s Senior Statistician and Research Programmer, testified before the House Subcommittees on Energy and Environment regarding the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan on Wednesday. Dayaratna testified that his research, based on a variety of simulations performed with the Energy Information Administration’s […]

Blackouts Ahead If EPA Rules Shut Down More Power Plants

September 21, 2014 by

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The EPA is more concerned with what sounds good than what actually works. By Marita Noon ~ In this hyper-partisan environment, it is good to know that a majority of Senators can still agree on an issue. When such a rare moment happens, the rest of us should pay attention, as it is probably something […]