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  • Science Fiction

    06/24/2009 5:37:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 574+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 24, 2009
    Climate Change: He's a NASA scientist, the world's top climate researcher, we're told. Of course he's apolitical, nonpartisan, unbiased. Then why was the man who began the global warming scare arrested as an activist?Climatologist James Hansen was one of 30 people arrested Tuesday in West Virginia while protesting mountaintop coal removal. Though not the most famous person taken into custody — that would be actress Daryl Hannah — he has some renown as the person primarily responsible for fomenting the global warming scare. In a statement distributed by the Rainforest Action Network at the protest, Hansen tried to cover himself,...
  • Spain Tilts At Windmills And Pays Price

    06/24/2009 6:24:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,265+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 24, 2009 | GEORGE F. WILL
    The Spanish professor is puzzled. Why, Gabriel Calzada wonders, is the U.S. president recommending that America emulate the Spanish model for creating "green jobs" in "alternative energy" even though Spain's unemployment rate is 18.1% — more than double the European Union average — partly because of spending on such jobs? Calzada, 36, an economics professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, has produced a report which, if true, is inconvenient for the Obama administration's green agenda, and for some budget assumptions that are dependent upon it. Calzada says Spain's torrential spending — no other nation has so aggressively supported production of...
  • CBO Grossly Underestimates Cost of Cap and Trade (Waxman-Markey)

    06/24/2009 3:48:45 PM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 24, 2009 | David Kreutzer, Karen Campbell, Nicolas Loris
    Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill that had proponents of the bill claiming Americans could save the planet for just $175 per household. That was the figure CBO estimated cap and trade would cost households in 2020 alone.[1]Both the CBO's analysis and the subsequent legislation are troubled: The analysis grossly underestimates economic costs while the legislation will have virtually no impact on climate. Overall, there are a number of basic problems with CBO's analysis: Their allowance cost numbers do not add up; They ignore economic costs such as the decrease...
  • Libertarians urge “No” Vote on $1.9 trillion Waxman-Markey tax hike

    06/24/2009 1:30:06 AM PDT · by flattorney · 6 replies · 1,831+ views
    Small Government Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party urged the U.S. House Tuesday to defeat plans for a $1.9 trillion energy tax hike over eight years. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to rush H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill, to a vote this week. “With unemployment rising above and beyond what President Obama said it would be with the multi-hundred billion dollar stimulus bill, now is not the time to dismantle our economy with a multi-hundred billion dollar energy tax hike,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman. “Libertarians urge House members to defeat this job-killing tax hike on Americans,”...
  • Vote Set on House Climate Bill (Waxman-Markey, this Friday)

    06/23/2009 10:24:26 PM PDT · by flattorney · 47 replies · 5,328+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2009 | Steven Mufson
    ABSTRACT: Democratic leaders in the House have scheduled a Friday vote on a climate change bill that would establish a complex cap-and-trade system to limit the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a priority for President Obama. The House Rules Committee unveiled the latest version of the bill, which weighs in at 1,201 pages. It features new items such as $7.5 billion in "green bonds" for a new federal financing agency called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, extra emission allowances for politically powerful rural electric cooperatives, greater flexibility for states that want to use free allowances for mass transit, and tweaks benefiting...
  • Jobless GM Automakers Celebrate Saving The Planet

    06/23/2009 7:38:05 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies · 774+ views
    American automakers responded with great enthusiasm to yesterday's decision by General Motors to compost its gas-guzzling business model and close four pickup truck and SUV plants - a unilateral gesture of good will towards the environment that will result in 10,000 lost jobs. The automaker communities are widely celebrating the event with eco-friendly block parties, Earth fairs, outdoor concerts of New Age music, drum circles in the wilderness, meditations, body painting, and unrhymed poetry readings that venerate the earth as a living, spiritual being that feels pain when it is bring drilled for oil. ~ GM Chairman and CEO Rick...
  • Obama picks Evanston man for post of Great Lakes 'czar'

    06/23/2009 5:10:03 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies · 598+ views
    Evanston review ^ | 6/23/09 | Bob Seidenberg
    Evanston resident Cameron Davis occasionally hears from friends who suggest they take a canoe trip across Lake Michigan. "OK, have fun with that," replies Davis, realizing the enormity of the venture. Davis said the size of the Great Lakes -- together they total 94,710 square miles of surface area, larger than the size of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined -- works against them in a way. "Because they look so big we perceive them to be able to handle anything we throw at them," he said, "so I think their size belies...
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Waxman-Markey climate bill in trouble (Gore to the Rescue)

    06/23/2009 2:43:56 PM PDT · by flattorney · 17 replies · 1,670+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 23, 2009 | JoAnn Blake, DC Environmental Policy
    Is an imperfect climate bill (Waxman-Markey) better than no bill at all? Al Gore says yes.To bring environment supporters together, Gore will host a nationwide conference call on June 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The purpose, according to his Repower America e-mail sent to a selected audience, is “to build urgency around this bill and make sure it passes. We have to go to the grassroots – we have to continue building support in communities across the nation.”“As this climate legislation moves before the full Congress this summer, we have an opportunity unlike anything we’ve seen yet,” the e-mail concludes.Gore...
  • Obama urges passage of "historic" climate change bill

    06/23/2009 1:36:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 859+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 23, 2009 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to pass "historic legislation" to fight global warming, prompting his fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives to aim for a vote on Friday on the bill to reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide. At a midday White House press conference, Obama said the climate change bill moving through the House would "transform the way we produce and use energy in America." With incentives to encourage utilities, manufacturers and other companies to switch from higher-polluting oil and coal to cleaner energy alternatives, Obama said the legislation would spark a "transformation...
  • THE INFLUENCE GAME: Excuse me! Lobby wins on burps

    06/20/2009 6:03:57 PM PDT · by lilylangtree · 10 replies · 416+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6-20-2009 | Dina Cappiello
    WASHINGTON – One contributor to global warming — bigger than coal mines, landfills and sewage treatment plants — is being left out of efforts by the Obama administration and House Democrats to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Cow burps. Belching from the nation's 170 million cattle, sheep and pigs produces about one-quarter of the methane released in the U.S. each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That makes the hoofed critters the largest source of the heat-trapping gas. In part because of an adept farm lobby campaign that equates government regulation with a cow tax, the gas that farm animals...
  • Democrats’ Cap and Tax rush job: all economic pain, no climate gain

    06/17/2009 5:50:22 PM PDT · by Delacon · 10 replies · 1,031+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/09 | Sen. James Inhofe
    The Obama administration and the Democratic leadership are attempting to push through global warming cap-and-trade legislation as quickly as possible, and for good reason: The more the public learns about what is in the bill, the more likely they are to oppose it. The Waxman-Markey bill is the latest incarnation of costly cap-and-trade legislation that will have a devastating impact on the economy, cost millions of American jobs, push jobs overseas and drastically increase the size and scope of the federal government. Or, as a recent Washington Post editorial put it, the bill “contains regulations on everything from light bulb...
  • Peterson: Democrats Back to Square One on Climate Bill

    06/20/2009 3:20:27 AM PDT · by Man50D · 19 replies · 1,361+ views
    Roll Call ^ | June 19, 2009, | Jennifer Bendery
    House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) on Friday said climate change bill negotiators are heading back to the drawing board after discussions between Democrats “blew up last night.”
  • Global Warming Bill Is A Job-Killer

    06/17/2009 5:47:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 426+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Environment: Democrats failed to create jobs with their unnecessary, pork-laden stimulus bill. Now they want to kill even more of them with an equally unnecessary global warming bill.The party that cares so much about jobs for "working families" sure has a funny way of saving them. Amid pre-summer frosts and hailstorms, the White House this week released a sky-is-falling report on global warming that outdoes even Al Gore in predicting doomsday scenarios. "Heat waves will become more frequent and intense," the report warns, unleashing an apocalypse of "major insect outbreaks" and herbicide-resistant, garden-choking . . . "weeds" (horrors!). "Heat waves"...
  • EPA targets cement industry emissions (More Green jobs?)

    06/16/2009 10:49:37 PM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 592+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/17/09 | Amy Littlefield
    Environmentalists and industry representatives pleaded their case with federal regulators Tuesday over rules that would slash toxic emissions from cement kilns, the top source of mercury emissions in California. The Environmental Protection Agency issued proposed regulations for Portland cement kilns earlier this year, after more than a decade of pressure from environmental groups. The rules aim to reduce the industry's mercury emissions by an estimated 81% to 93% annually, as well as cut emissions of hydrocarbons, particulate matter and hydrochloric acid.
  • State Department Says China to Get U.S. Aid under New Climate Deal

    06/15/2009 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies · 884+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 15, 2009 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern said that there was “no question” that China would receive both financial and technological assistance from the United States as part of upcoming climate change talks to be conducted in Copenhagen, Denmark. “This is a developing country issue, which includes China,” Stern told reporters on Friday. “I think there is no question that a Copenhagen agreement is going to have to include mechanisms to provide the financial flows and technological assistance to developing countries.” The Copenhagen talks are part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), the...
  • Obama climate czar accused of law-breaking (most transparent admin)

    06/14/2009 10:47:18 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 4 replies · 424+ views
    House Republicans Darrell Issa and James Sensenbrenner are calling for an investigation of whether Obama climate czar Carol Browner’s secrecy in developing Obama’s CAFE standards and EPA’s CO2 endangerment finding was a “deliberate and willful violation” of the Presidential Records Act. According to the letter, ~~~ … Mary Nichols, the head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), revealed to the New York Times that the White House held a series of secret meetings with select special interests as they were crafting the new CAFE standards. Nichols was a key player in these negotiations because of California’s determined efforts to...
  • Dem mutiny on climate bill grows, says Peterson

    06/11/2009 1:29:32 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 24 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2009 | Jared Allen
    More and more Democrats are ready to vote against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s climate change bill, according to a congressional committee chairman who opposes his leader. The House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) said Wednesday that he’s at an impasse with the lead sponsor of a climate change bill strongly backed by Pelosi (D-Calif.), and that his list of Democratic members who would join him in voting against the measure is growing rather than shrinking. “We’re stuck,” Peterson said regarding a clash he’s had with House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) over a number of issues in...
  • Obama appoints czar for Great Lakes clean up

    06/04/2009 8:26:08 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 64 replies · 1,422+ views
    AP ^ | June 4th, 2009
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama has appointed a Great Lakes czar to oversee the administration's initiative to restore the Lakes' environment. Cameron Davis, president of the Chicago-based environmentalist group Alliance for the Great Lakes, will head the effort. The alliance announced the appointment Wednesday. The restoration program is expected to cost more than $20 billion.
  • Obama administration supports a timeout on road building in national forests

    05/28/2009 3:03:04 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 608+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 28, 2009 | Jim Tankersley
    The U.S. Forest Service will announce a "timeout" on new road-building and other development in designated roadless areas of national forests today, sources say, prolonging a seesaw battle over a policy first announced in the waning days of the Clinton administration. The Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which former President Clinton issued shortly before leaving office in 2001, protects nearly 60 million acres of national forest land from logging and other development, largely in Western states. It has faced a protracted court battle that pitted conservation groups against the timber industry and several of those states. The Bush administration let the...
  • Obama Team Pushes for White Rooftops to Fight Global Warming

    05/28/2009 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1,108+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2009
    "If you look at all the buildings and make all the roofs white, and if you make the pavement a more concrete type of color rather than a black type of color, and you do this uniformly, it's the equivalent of reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars in the world by 11 years."