Browsing All posts tagged under »Trump Administration Climate Change Policy«

Trump Bids Paris Agreement Adieu

November 6, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Adieu, adios, addio, tschuss, sayonara, goodbye. Hopefully not, “see you later.” On Monday the United States formally notified the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the ill-conceived Paris climate agreement. CFACT is the preeminent organization reporting on international climate diplomacy from a freedom perspective. We’ve been reporting on this every […]

Trump Administration Eases Methane Rules On Oil Industry

September 2, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will undo some of the Obama administration’s regulations on methane, which it said could save oil and natural gas producers up to $123 million through 2025. In 2016, the Obama administration imposed limits on methane emissions from oil and gas production after determining […]

It’s Time To Whack Obama’s Greenhouse Gas “Endangerment Finding”

August 31, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris ~ On August 6, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (Washington) that it be granted intervenor status concerning litigation launched by environmental groups against the Trump administration’s new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The case in […]

Climate Security Confusion Abounds

June 13, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The news media has been reporting what looks like a conflict within the Trump Administration, over the national security implications of climate change. Supposedly the conflict is between military and intelligence reports describing serious security implications and the Administrations position that climate change is not a serious threat. There may […]

House Democrats Try To Block Withdrawal From Climate Pact

April 30, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Democrat-controlled House is set to vote this week on a measure to keep the United States in the Obama-era Paris climate agreement, from which President Donald Trump withdrew in June 2017, within six months of becoming president. HR 9, the Climate Action Now Act, would block federal funds from being […]

Democrats Want To Rejoin The Paris Accord. Let’s Recall Why It Was Such A Bad Deal.

April 17, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ When the Obama administration negotiated the Paris climate agreement, conservatives argued that it should move through the proper treaty process and be sent to the Senate, where elected senators could weigh in and potentially reject the deal. President Barack Obama didn’t do that. Instead, he unilaterally signed the deal, making it […]

Judge Tosses Kids’ Lawsuit Against Trump Climate Policies

April 2, 2019 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Rejecting a claim by Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council and attorneys representing two Pennsylvania school boys that people have a constitutionally guaranteed due process right to a “life-sustaining climate,” a federal Judge has dismissed a bizarre legal case challenging the Trump administration’s climate policies. In his Fen. 19 decision, U.S. District […]

Anti-Science Totalitarians Want To Silence Climate Security Commission

March 9, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Democrats, climate campaigners and renewable energy interests are in full outrage mode over news that President Trump intends to launch a Presidential Committee on Climate Science. He should do it now. The PCCS would, at long last, review and question the “dangerous manmade climate change” reports by federal agencies and investigations […]

NY Times’s Davenport: On Climate Change, Trump Hunkered Against ‘Facts…Science’

March 2, 2019 by

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By Clay Waters ~ New York Times environmental reporter Coral Davenport returned to a favorite subject on Friday, “As G.O.P. Trust in Climate Science Widens, an Isolated Trump Hunkers Down.” The administration is considering creating a panel to question the National Climate Assessment, which concluded last year that fossil fuels were raising the earth’s temperature […]

Will President Trump Finally Confront Climate Alarmism?

February 24, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ President Trump may finally do something about the rampant Obama-era climate change alarmism in his agencies. The Washington Post reports that there is a draft Executive Order creating a Presidential Committee on Climate Security. Among its sorely needed tasks is the independent and adversarial review of some of the blatantly […]

State Of The Climate

February 7, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ In delivering his State of the Union before a joint session of Congress last night, President Trump spoke about the nation’s burgeoning economy, strong national defense, and improved opportunities being opening up for the poor and middle class. One thing he didn’t mention, however, was climate change. And that put CNN’s […]

UN Authorizes Protesters To Silence Americans At COP 24

December 12, 2018 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Does the United Nations serve any purpose at all if it will not guarantee the right of participants to speak undisturbed when taking part in its process? The United Nations gave explicit permission to left-wing youth groups to disrupt a presentation by the American delegation on energy issues at COP 24, […]

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 […]

Unplug Electric Vehicle Subsidies And Let Consumers Decide

December 4, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Frustrated with General Motors Co.’s recent announcement of plant closures and layoffs, President Donald Trump said the administration is now looking at cutting at subsidies to the automaker, including for electric vehicles. Good. Families should be empowered to purchase the car they want without nudging from Washington and the financial help […]

4 Problems With The New Climate Change Report

November 27, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ If you’re like me, you’re happy the White House released the latest version of the National Climate Assessment on Black Friday. Publishing the 1,700-page report the day after Thanksgiving saved me from unwanted dinner conversations about our planet’s impending climate doom. But if your aunt calls you up this week spouting […]

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Dip Slightly In Trump’s First Year, EPA Says

October 18, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Greenhouse gas emissions have declined across multiple sectors since President Donald Trump has been in office, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday. The EPA collects emissions data from industrial sources on an annual basis. Those sources include power plants, oil and gas production plants, refining facilities, iron mills, steel mills, and […]

Eco-Groups Irked NAFTA Replacement Doesn’t Mention Climate Change

October 5, 2018 by

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By Julia A Seymour ~ The absence of “climate change” or “global warming,” from the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) frustrated environmentalist groups, according to Huffington Post and EcoWatch. They also complained it included “corporate giveaways” to the gas and oil industry. The replacement deal for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was […]

Trumpers Play Politics With Climate Alarmism

August 7, 2018 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Skeptics of climate alarmism are surprised that President Trump has nominated atmospheric scientist Kelvin Droegemeier to head up the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and possibly be his official Science Advisor as well. The likely explanation is the looming midterm elections. The Trump people do not want climate change […]

The U.S. Government Is Still The UN’s Top Climate Alarmist

July 25, 2018 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ President Trump and Energy Secretary Perry are both vocal skeptics of climate change alarmism, but the US Energy Department is still running one of the top drivers of alarmist science for the United Nations. This engine of alarmism is obscurely named the Climate Model Intercomparison Project or CMIP. Climate change […]

One Year Anniversary Of Trump’s Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accord

June 3, 2018 by

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By Michael Bastasch ~ My, how time flies. Friday marks exactly one year since President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on man-made global warming. The Paris accord, which the Obama administration joined in 2016, put the U.S. at an economic disadvantage with other countries — namely China and India […]

Some Of The Loudest Backers Of Paris Climate Accords Are Bucking The Agreement

June 2, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ June 1 marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s having begun the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord. Foreign leaders immediately criticized the decision. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the decision to leave “extremely regrettable,” while the prime minister of Denmark, Lars Lokke […]

Obama Foreign Policy Still Punishes The Global Poor

May 17, 2018 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ One of the first great things that President Trump did was to rescind a lot of Obama’s wrongheaded climate change directives, in March 2017. As it turns out, however, Team Trump missed a big one. Either that or they let it slide for questionable reasons. The directive in question is […]

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Fends Off Democrat Critics, Makes Case For Deregulation In Testy Hearings

April 27, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt offered up a vigorous defense of his record amid negative media coverage of his travel, security, and living expenses Thursday in testifying before two House subcommittees. “Much of what has been targeted toward me and my team has been half-truths or at best stories so twisted they […]

3 Reasons The Left Hates Scott Pruitt

April 5, 2018 by

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By Genevieve Wood ~ You know why they are going after Environmental Protection Agency secretary Scott Pruitt? I can give you at least three reasons. No. 1: He has led the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s expensive and ineffective climate legacy piece by piece. From the Clean Power Plan, which was all […]