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Trump EPA Replaces Obama’s Anti-Coal Clean Power Plan

June 20, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a new rule to grant more flexibility for states in regulating coal-fired power plants, replacing the Obama-era regulation that was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Affordable Clean Energy rule under the Trump administration replaces the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which would […]

Coal Cuts Dangerously Clip Texas Power Capacity

March 20, 2018 by

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It could have been worse had Pruitt not halted the CPP By Larry Bell ~ As reported in the Houston Chronicle (chron.com), “Texas’ electricity grid operator expects the state’s power demand to hit an all-time high this summer, possibly requiring customers to reduce power consumption and triggering emergency measures to keep electricity flowing through the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Was A Nod Of Respect To American Citizens

June 16, 2017 by

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By Sen. Mike Lee ~ Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced the federal government would pull out of the supposedly “non-binding” Paris Climate Accord signed by President Barack Obama. This should not have been a surprise. Earlier this March, Trump signed an order rescinding President Barack Obama’s so-called Clean Power Plan, a 1,560-page regulation […]

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. […]

How Trump Can Reverse Obama Climate Change Regulations

November 22, 2016 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ President-elect Donald Trump will come into power next year with the authority to redefine his predecessor’s ambitious and divisive legacy on climate and energy policy. Just as President Barack Obama has used regulations and executive actions to try and make the U.S. a world leader in cutting planet-warming emissions across much […]

‘Clean Power Plan’ Relies On Dirty Climate Science

October 25, 2016 by

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The only thing this program will clean out is our pocketbooks By Larry Bell ~ Draconian energy regulatory policies are being premised upon tax-funded climate alarmism promulgated by government agencies we are supposed to trust. The latest and arguably most dangerous example is the Obama Administration’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” (CPP). CPP enactment is currently […]

Clean Power Plan Puts States’ Rights On Trial

October 11, 2016 by

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By Larry Bell ~ A pending District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruling will determine within the next several months whether the Obama Administration’s latest and arguably most dangerous federal government usurpation of state regulatory authority under the Constitution will succeed. On September 27, ten judges heard oral arguments in a consolidated case known as […]

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 […]

What Obama Is Doing To Seal His Environmental Record

August 27, 2016 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Before his last day in office, President Barack Obama wants to impose new fuel-efficiency standards and establish a green energy plan for North America to top off an environmental legacy including major international agreements and a massive expansion of regulations and subsidies. “He will be leaving office with a very strongly […]

White House Turns Up Heat On Climate Alarm

August 3, 2016 by

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A tsunami of hot air from Obama, McCarthy, and the media mimics By Larry Bell ~ You have probably heard President Obama and other administration notables feverishly lament that 2015 was the hottest year “on record” following a previous one set in 2014. Yes, but did you also hear any mention of by how much? […]

Farmers Under The Gun In Obama “Clean Power Plan”

July 16, 2016 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Hidden in the thicket of the Obama administration’s elaborate scheme to transform the U.S. energy sector away from fossil fuels is a section that puts American farmers squarely in Washington’s bull’s eye. The Clean Power Plan, the final version of which was unveiled on August 3, 2015, is generally understood […]

Obama’s Green Energy Plans Kill Jobs, Hurt Consumers, And Cost Taxpayers

June 21, 2016 by

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By Marita Noon ~ Proponents of green energy like to point out how the costs have come down—and they have. Renewable energy costs, such as wind and solar, are not expected to equal fossil fuel costs anytime in the near future, and recent growth has been propped up by mandates and tax incentives. But there […]

Obama Legacy Will Be Power Blackouts

June 8, 2016 by

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By Larry Bell ~ President Obama is burning his so-called bridges to a “green energy” future that will leave America’s families and industries powerlessly impoverished. Any notions that generously subsidized solar and wind will significantly compensate capacity losses from shuttered coal plants and overregulated oil and natural gas suppliers are scientifically and economically delusional. And […]

Obama Targets Electric Grid For Power Grab

April 26, 2016 by

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The war on coal miners and their families is being extended to families and clients of oil and gas and nuclear energy operations as well By Larry Bell ~ The carbon-caused climate crisis cabal must be absolutely giddy that President Obama has made good on his pledge that “if somebody wants to build a coal-powered […]

Smelling Blood In The Political Water

April 24, 2016 by

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Having destroyed US coal industry, Democrats and eco allies are now attacking all fossil fuels By Paul Driessen ~ The great white environmentalist sharks smell blood in the water. It’s gushing from mortally wounded US coal companies that the Obama EPA has gutted as sacrifices on the altar of “dangerous manmade climate change” prevention and […]

The Green War Against The Working Class

April 21, 2016 by

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By Stephen Moore ~ There was a time in America—and it wasn’t even so long ago—that liberals actually cared about working class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions (i.e., raising the minimum wage) but at least their heart was in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about […]

Why You Should Mourn Implementation Of The Paris Climate Agreement

April 9, 2016 by

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Low-income Americans will now spend up to three-fourths of their income on energy From the Editors at the CFACT site ~ The climate agreement reached in Paris last December will become effective on Earth Day (Friday, April 22) with a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. We’ll all hear of heroic […]

Washington’s Despotic Lawlessness

March 21, 2016 by

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We’ve had a “try and stop me” president. Now we need one who will invalidate those actions. By Paul Driessen ~ Washington is out of control. Legislators, judges and unelected bureaucrats want to control our lives, livelihoods and living standards, with no accountability even for major errors, calculated deception, or deliberate, often illegal assaults on […]

Mother Jones: Obama’s SCOTUS Pick Provides ‘Optimism’ To Proponents Of Climate Plan

March 17, 2016 by

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By Julia A Seymour ~ The liberal news media are spinning President Barack Obama’s supreme court pick Merrick Garland as “moderate,” but Mother Jones indicated that the DC circuit court judge actually leans left on “green” issues. Soros-funded left-wing magazine Mother Jones asked on March 16, “Will Merrick Garland Save Obama’s Climate Legacy?” “Garland’s record should […]

What These State Environmental Officials Say Obama’s EPA Has Forced On Them

March 10, 2016 by

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By Natalie Johnson ~ The Environmental Protection Agency has overstepped its legal authority by imposing a regulatory agenda on the states, environmental officials at the state level testified Wednesday to a Senate committee. Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, testified that the EPA’s flood of environmental regulations since President […]