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  • CEI Will File Suit to Block EPA Endangerment Finding

    12/07/2009 3:33:37 PM PST · by steelyourfaith · 33 replies · 1,195+ views
    The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized its finding that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare and therefore must be regulated under the Clean Air Act. CEI announced that it will file suit in federal court to overturn the endangerment finding on the grounds that EPA has ignored major scientific issues, including those raised recently in the Climategate fraud scandal. “EPA is clinging for dear life to the notion that the global climate models are holding up,” said Sam Kazman, CEI General Counsel. “In reality, those models are about to sink under the growing weight of evidence that they...
  • Business Fumes Over EPA Rule

    12/06/2009 6:00:43 PM PST · by FromLori · 44 replies · 1,314+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/7/09 | JEFFREY BALL and CHARLES FORELLE
    Officials gather in Copenhagen this week for an international climate summit, but business leaders are focusing even more on Washington, where the Obama administration is expected as early as Monday to formally declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. An "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions -- even if Congress doesn't pass pending climate-change legislation. EPA action to regulate emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any...
  • Global warming treaty will be trap

    12/06/2009 1:10:03 PM PST · by FromLori · 10 replies · 636+ views
    Yuma Sun ^ | 12/5/09 | MICHAEL WILKINSON
    Recently, hackers exposed the smoking gun on the fallacy of global warming. These hackers (for once they are useful) retrieved the e-mails and files of the East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU), the very entity that spreads cooked data and supports the so-called "global warming." These scientists at the CRU are the "go-to" guys if you want any information in support of global warming. Their e-mails go into detail as to how they cooked the data on global warming, how to argue against the anti-global warming groups, and give instructions on how to hide the actual data against global warming....
  • EPA Poised to Declare CO2 a Public Danger

    12/05/2009 6:53:47 PM PST · by Delacon · 126 replies · 3,524+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 5, 2009 | Ian Talley
    WASHINGTON--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will early next week, possibly as soon as Monday, officially declare carbon dioxide a public danger, a trigger that could mean regulation for emitters across the economy, according to several people close to the matter.Such an "endangerment" decision is necessary for the EPA to move ahead early next year with new emission standards for cars. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has said it could also mean large emitters such as power stations, cement kilns, crude-oil refineries and chemical plants would have to curb their greenhouse gas output.The announcement would also give President Barack Obama and his...
  • Obama switches climate change visit to end of summit (after "progress" in negotiations)

    12/04/2009 3:15:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies · 3,394+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/4/09 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has changed his plans to attend the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen next week, the White House has announced. He will arrive later than initially planned, moving his appearance from 9 December to 18 December. The White House said he believed "that continued US leadership can be most productive through his participation at the end of the Copenhagen conference". The summit aims to draw up a treaty to succeed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The president had changed his plans after talks with other leaders and after seeing "the progress that has already been made...
  • AP source: Obama shifting date of Copenhagen visit

    12/04/2009 2:01:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 629+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.4, 2009 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday abruptly altered the timing of his upcoming appearance at an international climate summit in Copenhagen, hoping to capitalize on steps by India and China and build a more meaningful political accord, a White House official told The Associated Press. The move means Obama will be at the summit on Dec. 18, considered a crucial period when more leaders will be in attendance, as opposed to his scheduled stop in Denmark on Wednesday on his way to Nobel Peace Prize events in Oslo.
  • The High Costs of Copenhagen -What Obama's pledge to reduce emissions by 83% would mean

    12/03/2009 5:15:34 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 917+ views
    Teh Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2009, 8:05 P.M. ET | RICHARD K. LESTER
    When President Obama goes to the Copenhagen climate change summit next week, he is expected to once again declare that the U.S. will reduce its carbon emissions 83% by 2050. Even though no legally binding agreement is expected, what Mr. Obama says in Denmark will define the U.S. position in subsequent international negotiations. He will not say how the cuts will be accomplished. For Americans, the details are worth knowing. Annual U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions currently average about 5.5 tons of carbon per person. Achieving Mr. Obama's goal would mean reducing this to 0.63 tons per person by midcentury, taking expected...
  • Sarah Palin: Mr. President: Boycott Copenhagen; Investigate Your Climate Change "Experts"

    12/03/2009 4:40:25 PM PST · by euram · 111 replies · 2,428+ views
    Facebook ^ | 12-03-09 | Sarah Palin
    The president’s decision to attend the international climate conference in Copenhagen needs to be reconsidered in light of the unfolding Climategate scandal. The leaked e-mails involved in Climategate expose the unscientific behavior of leading climate scientists who deliberately destroyed records to block information requests, manipulated data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures, and conspired to silence the critics of man-made global warming. I support Senator James Inhofe’s call for a full investigation into this scandal. Because it involves many of the same personalities and entities behind the Copenhagen conference, Climategate calls into question many of the proposals being pushed...
  • Sarah Palin To Obama: Boycott Copenhagen; Investigate Your Climate Change "Experts"

    12/03/2009 6:08:34 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 17 replies · 880+ views
    The president’s decision to attend the international climate conference in Copenhagen needs to be reconsidered in light of the unfolding Climategate scandal. The leaked e-mails involved in Climategate expose the unscientific behavior of leading climate scientists who deliberately destroyed records to block information requests, manipulated data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures, and conspired to silence the critics of man-made global warming. I support Senator James Inhofe’s call for a full investigation into this scandal. Because it involves many of the same personalities and entities behind the Copenhagen conference, Climategate calls into question many of the proposals being pushed...
  • Climate czar rejects doctored data claims

    11/26/2009 7:36:22 AM PST · by XHogPilot · 67 replies · 1,981+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 26, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    Obama administration climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show that climate scientists trumped up global-warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled. "I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real," said Ms. Browner, whom President Obama has tapped as his chief of policy on global warming. The e-mails were hacked from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and have come to light over the past week. They appear to show scientists...
  • Obama to plead US case at global warming summit

    11/25/2009 3:18:19 PM PST · by ricks_place · 32 replies · 955+ views
    Google ^ | 11/25/2009 | H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON — Putting his prestige on the line, President Barack Obama will personally commit the U.S. to a goal of substantially cutting greenhouse gases at next month's Copenhagen climate summit. He will insist America is ready to tackle global warming despite resistance in Congress over higher costs for businesses and homeowners. Obama will attend the start of the conference Dec. 9, a week from next Wednesday, before heading to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. He will "put on the table" a U.S. commitment to cut emissions by 17 percent over the next decade, on the way to reducing...
  • Gore praises Obama for plans to attend climate change talks

    11/25/2009 2:06:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 507+ views
    The Tennessean | November 25, 2009 | ANNE PAINE
    tennessean.com cannot be posted due to copyright complaint. http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091125/NEWS01/91125093/2066/NEWS03
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • Obama set to announce US target for cutting emissions at summit

    11/07/2009 12:37:22 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 852+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/7/2009 | Ben Webster
    President Obama is preparing to break the deadlock in negotiations on a global deal on climate change by announcing a target for cutting US greenhouse gas emissions. The US is the only developed country yet to propose an emissions target. Poorer nations, including most of Africa, are threatening to walk out of a UN summit in Copenhagen next month unless Mr Obama commits to an ambitious reduction. Mr Obama may wait until the final stages of the negotiations in Copenhagen in order to achieve maximum political impact with his announcement and give other countries little opportunity to demand deeper cuts...
  • President Obama 'may not attend Copenhagen climate summit'

    10/19/2009 9:50:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 1,270+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 20, 2009 | Ben Webster
    The prospects of a global deal to tackle climate change diminished last night after a senior US official played down the chances of President Obama attending December’s UN summit in Copenhagen . Todd Stern, US Special Envoy for Climate Change, said that President Obama would go to Copenhagen only if sufficient progress was being made in the negotiations. Last week Ed Miliband, the Energy and Climate Change secretary, appealed to President Obama to intervene to rescue the deal and said his presence in Copenhagen could make the all the difference between success and failure. Mr Stern, speaking in London, said:...
  • Obama, Voters Don’t See Eye-to-Eye on Global Warming (As If He Cared)

    10/14/2009 1:56:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies · 552+ views
    Rasmussen Report ^ | October 14, 2009 | Rasmussen Report
    Yet another poll (Rasmussen) shows U.S. voters believe global warming is due more to planetary alignment than human causes, and they see President Obama out of sync with Americans on the issue.
  • Energy Secretary Chu's War On Business

    10/12/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,837+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: Our energy secretary applauds and encourages companies to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its position on climate change. Should any Cabinet secretary, with the powers of government behind him, be threatening U.S. companies? Part of the climate-change mantra is that the debate is over and the science is settled. Just to make sure, environmental groups have sought to pressure businesses to go green or at least keep silent. Now it would appear the whole weight of the federal government is being thrown behind this campaign to coerce and silence real and potential opposition. On Thursday, Steven...
  • Obama adviser says no climate change law this year

    10/02/2009 8:50:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 756+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 2, 2009 | N/A
    President Barack Obama's top energy adviser said Friday there is no way Congress will be able to pass a bill on climate change this year. "That's not going to happen," said the adviser, Carol Browner. Browner made the statement at a conference organized by The Atlantic magazine, just days after Senate Democrats introduced a major bill on climate change. In a video posted on the magazine's Web site, Browner was asked about the prospects of enacting climate legislation by the time negotiations on a global climate treaty begin in December in Copenhagen. "Obviously, we'd like to be through the process,...
  • E.P.A. Moves to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    09/30/2009 2:50:59 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 89 replies · 4,062+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2009 | John M. Broder
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule Wednesday to begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions from thousands of power plants and large industrial facilities. The proposed rule would require polluters to install the best available technology to capture greenhouse gases whenever a new plant is opened or significantly changed. The rule applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year. When the rule is final, the EPA said operators of as many 14,000 sources of pollution would have to get additional permits. The proposal, long anticipated and highly controversial, marks the first government...
  • 'Nuts' To Copenhagen

    09/29/2009 5:33:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,699+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 29, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate: As alternate-energy champ Spain's green economy slides into recession, a German professor says if American "climate illiterates" don't follow, the Copenhagen climate conference will fail. And the bad news is? King Canute, the Viking king of England, Norway and Denmark, was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. As the story goes, he once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. Rather than exercising his ego, he in fact was giving his followers a lesson in reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential. In December, the world's...
  • Copenhagen: Environmental Munich

    03/27/2009 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,003+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 27, 2009
    Climate: Czech President Vaclav Klaus once called global warming a new religion, a Trojan horse for imposing a global tyranny worse than communism. Details about the Copenhagen Conference prove how right he was.The first of three marathon negotiating sessions designed to hammer out the details of the Copenhagen Accord on climate change to be signed in December began on Sunday, March 29, in Bonn, Germany. From what we know, it will be a surrender to tyranny as significant as another negotiated 71 years ago. A 16-page informational note obtained by Fox News outlines the goals and agenda of the United...
  • The End Is Near — Not!

    09/22/2009 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: President Obama warns of planetary doom at the U.N. if we fail to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Meanwhile, a former warm-monger predicts decades of cooling as the sun stays nearly "spotless."The president had hoped to address Tuesday's United Nations climate change summit in New York with a finished cap-and-trade bill. Failing that, he hoped he'd at least have a version of the Waxman-Markey bill that has passed the House on his desk before the Copenhagen talks in December to cobble together a follow-up to the failed Kyoto Protocol. Not only did that not happen in the cool summer of...
  • European Leaders Doubt U.S. Climate Commitment

    09/20/2009 5:59:47 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 487+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 21, 2009 | John M. Broder and James Kanter
    As world leaders gather in New York for the highest-level conference yet on climate change, European leaders are expressing growing unease about the United States’ stance in international talks aimed at reaching a global agreement in Copenhagen in December. Officials of several European countries have cited what they see as a lack of political will on the part of the United States to adequately address climate change. The American reluctance to accept any agreement that would require legally binding and internationally enforceable targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions could doom the Copenhagen session, they said. Ahead of this week’s...
  • Mr Obama.....Turn On This Water!.....NOW!

    09/19/2009 4:39:21 PM PDT · by curth · 50 replies · 2,548+ views
    A Time For Choosing ^ | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 | Gary Jackson
    Turning the water off is not just bad politics, it’s an act of domestic terror. Former Fresno, California Mayor Alan Autry Forgive me if I am less than diplomatic here. I am not a fan at all of the radical environmental movement. I’m even less of a fan of radical, Big Government. Let’s cut to the chase here. The rabid environmentalists have destroyed the economy in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Not only have they destroyed the economy, they have destroyed the lives of tens of thousands of farmers, as well. According to the California Farm Water Coalition unemployment...
  • Turf Wars: Coming To A Lawn Near You {CNBC Video}

    09/18/2009 11:08:48 AM PDT · by shove_it · 31 replies · 1,734+ views
    CNBC ^ | 18 Sep 09
    The EPA is looking to change the landscape of America, quite literally with its "water conservation program," reports Wendy Bounds, The Wall Street Journal. {video at link after a brief ad}
  • Sun-Caused Warming

    09/08/2009 5:30:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,191+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 8, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: A team of international scientists has finally figured out why sunspots have a dramatic effect on the weather. It shows the folly of fearing the SUV while dismissing that thermonuclear furnace in the sky.Mankind once worshiped the sun. Now the world studiously ignores it as nations prepare to hammer out a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, in Copenhagen in December. Something is indeed rotten in Denmark. Our own government is committed to fighting climate change whether it be though Son of Kyoto or our own growth-capping, job-killing cap-and-trade legislation known as Waxman-Markey. Despite...
  • Shifting Oil Sands

    09/01/2009 5:03:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1,027+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 1, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: We balk at importing "dirty" oil from Canada, but others aren't so reluctant. Exempt as a "developing" nation from Kyoto-like agreements, China has decided to help Canada develop its energy-rich oil sands.The Financial Post reports that PetroChina International Investment Co. has struck a deal to buy a 60% interest in Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.'s McKay River and Dover projects for $1.9 billion. China has been establishing energy beachheads around the world in its quest to keep its growing economy fueled. With possible conflict brewing between Israel and Iran, Beijing recognizes the need for reliable suppliers like Canada in an...
  • Don't Exhale: EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant!

    08/28/2009 5:19:01 PM PDT · by TaraP · 18 replies · 780+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 28th, 2009
    The Environmental Protection Agency is expected in the next few weeks to declare that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are pollutants, a move that would require the federal government to regulate them -- even without legislation. Don't exhale. That advice may need heeding if the Environmental Protection Agency declares carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases dangerous pollutants, a move -- expected in the next couple weeks -- that would require the federal government to impose new rules limiting emissions. But some skeptics say regulating carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, may be a difficult task,...
  • Don't Exhale. EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant

    08/28/2009 1:40:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,596+ views
    Don't Exhale. EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant The Environmental Protection Agency is expected in the next few weeks to declare that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are a pollutant, a move that would require the federal government to regulate them -- even without legislation. FOXNews.com Friday, August 28, 2009 Don't exhale. That advice may need heeding if the Environmental Protection Agency declares carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases a dangerous pollutant, a move -- expected in the next couple weeks -- that would require the federal government to impose new rules limiting emissions....
  • Carbongate (Cont'd)

    08/27/2009 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,320+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The EPA may be considering closing the watchdog office that exposed the flimsy evidence of man-caused warming. So much for the administration's promise to "restore science to its rightful place."Recently we commented on the plight of Dr. Allen Carlin, the EPA senior research analyst at the National Center for Environmental Economics who dared to say, in essence, that emperor Al Gore and his environmental sycophants at the Environmental Protection Agency wore no clothes. The EPA had been working on an "endangerment finding" that would say carbon dioxide, rather than being the basis for all life on earth, was...
  • Cap-And-Trade Is Refinery Killer

    08/25/2009 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,936+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy Policy: A new study shows that Waxman-Markey will increase prices at the pump, deepen our dependence on foreign oil and shred our ability to turn crude into gasoline. Even fuel-efficient cars will still need fuel.Oil may bubble up out of the ground, but gasoline does not. It's made in those ugly little NIMBY places called refineries we are loath to build anymore because we're too busy trying to save the Earth rather than our economy and American jobs. When Hurricane Katrina shut down 20% of our refining capacity in a single day and raised gas prices in a single...
  • Chicken Mess: More Neo-Liberal Nonsense (libs want to drive chicken farms out of business?)

    08/13/2009 6:52:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies · 818+ views
    Whiskey and Gunpowder ^ | 8-4-09 | Linda Brady Traynham
    This spring we wanted chicken manure spread on the pastures because it is incredibly rich in nutrients, the best “natural” fertilizer known to man, and quite inexpensive, comparatively speaking. So I asked one of my truck driver friends, who cleans out houses for Sanderson Farms affiliates, to bring me several dump truck loads. “No can do, because they aren’t having it done, this year,” quoth he. How odd. I mulled that over off and on for months, and today I got the answer. The greenies are at it again! THIS time they are claiming that litter (sawdust and, ah, processed...
  • Capping Jobs

    08/13/2009 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 892+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 13, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: The administration likes to defend bad policies with analogies to the post office. New studies from a business group and the administration itself confirm that cap-and-trade belongs in the dead-letter bin.Along with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Rep. Ed Markey likens the cost of the Waxman-Markey cap-and trade bill to "about a postage stamp a day," based on estimates made by the Congressional Budget Office and the EPA. But as we and others have shown, they arrive at this magical number in part by ignoring the hit on gross domestic product and employment that will occur. As Garret Vaughan, economist...
  • President Obama's EPA plans fewer toxic cleanups than Bush

    08/10/2009 5:50:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 816+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 10, 2009
    For years, the Bush administration was criticized for not cleaning up enough of the nation's most contaminated waste sites. The Obama administration plans to do even less. Environmental groups and some Democratic lawmakers railed against President George W. Bush's cleanup record. But this time, they're shying away from speaking out against a popular president who's considered an ally in the fight to clean up the environment. Associated PressFewer EPA cleanups are planned under the administration of President Barack Obama, above. In Obama's first two years in office, the Environmental Protection Agency expects to begin the final phase of cleanup at...
  • Obama officials urge Senate action on climate (Now or never - fix your temperatures - forever!)

    07/10/2009 12:20:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 878+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 7/08/09 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    Obama officials urge Senate action on climateBy DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press writer Wednesday, July 8, 2009 2:06 AM MDT WASHINGTON -- Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans' way of life, four of President Barack Obama's top environmental and energy officials urged the Senate on Tuesday to pass legislation to reduce the pollution linked to the planet's rising temperature. The heads of the Energy Department, Agriculture Department, Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency told a Senate panel it should pass a bill similar to one the House narrowly cleared late last month. That legislation would impose the first limits...
  • The G-8 Economic Suicide Pact

    07/09/2009 6:08:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 3,065+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2009
    Climate Change: Channeling King Canute, G-8 leaders agree to wreck the world's economy, and ours, by pledging to prevent temperatures from rising more than 4 degrees by 2050. What if the Earth has other plans?Canute was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. He was The One of his time. He once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. As the story goes, he was exercising his ego when in fact he was giving his followers a dose of reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential. We were...
  • Something Troubling is In the Air

    07/08/2009 10:44:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies · 1,302+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2009 | Ed Feulner
    You may want to think twice before taking your next deep breath. Every time you exhale, you’re supposedly endangering the planet -- by contributing to global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency says global warming poses a “serious threat to public health and safety.” That sets the stage for the EPA to regulate, through the Clean Air Act, almost anything that emits carbon dioxide. CO2, of course, is a naturally-occurring gas. It’s produced whenever a person breathes and, yes, whenever we use any sort of fossil fuel. Driving a car, mowing a lawn, boiling a cup of water, even flipping on...
  • Why is the EPA suppressing this global-warming report?

    07/05/2009 2:44:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,114+ views
    nj.com ^ | July 03, 2009 | Paul Mulshine
    As research for an upcoming column on the many drawbacks of the cap-and-trade bill now before the Senate, I spent some time speaking with Christopher C. Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Horner is author of "Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed." Our discussion went on at some length and Horner made many excellent points about the hype over the threat of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming. That discussion can go on forever and I can't include much of it here. But I will point to an interesting little item that's...
  • Only Warming Is On The Left (Mark Kirk And The GOP's Cap-And-Traitors)

    06/29/2009 5:36:24 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 19 replies · 1,784+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | Jun | Investors Business Daily
    Climate Change: A switch of four Republican votes would have defeated Waxman-Markey, the Democrats' global warming legislation. But like the Clinton Btu tax, the bill could die in the Senate and turn the House over to the GOP. What were these RINOs thinking? The GOP is supposed to be the party of low taxes and free markets. Rep. Mike Castle, one of the eight offered an explanation right off of President Obama's teleprompter...Illinois Republican Mark Kirk, who has senatorial ambitions to replace the choice of impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris, demonstrates why GOP fortunes in the Land...
  • THE BIG LIE AND THE SMOKING GUN THE DEATH OF GLOBAL WARMING

    06/29/2009 12:27:48 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 10 replies · 1,250+ views
    None ^ | 2009 | The Old Sergeant
    I have spent most of the morning reading the report on GHG’s written by Mr. Carlin and Mr. Davidson of the EPA. http://cei.org/cei_files/fm/active/0/DOC062509-004.pdf
  • Carbongate

    06/26/2009 6:22:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 982+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill?This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments. On Friday, the day of the vote, the Competitive Enterprise Institute said it was releasing "an internal study on climate science which...
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • Capping Economic Growth (FLASHBACK - 03/05/09)

    06/25/2009 2:27:28 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 5 replies · 710+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 5, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Fiscal Policy: President Obama sends his emissaries to Congress to explain why an economy-killing tax on energy — a tax all Americans will pay in all aspects of their lives — is necessary to save the Earth....The problem is that capping emissions based on dubious climate science will also kill hopes for a rapid economic recovery. Any good that comes from the stimulus package will be wiped out by this energy tax that will be passed on to every consumer through everything we produce and consume. Money that could be spent on creating jobs will be wasted trying to save...
  • Waxman-Markey: Man-Made Disaster

    06/25/2009 5:07:18 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 28 replies · 2,146+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 25, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Fiscal Policy: The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump...As we've said before, capping emissions is capping economic growth. An analysis of Waxman-Markey by the Heritage Foundation projects that by 2035 it would reduce aggregate gross domestic product by $7.4 trillion. In an average year, 844,000 jobs would be destroyed, with peak years seeing unemployment rise by almost 2 million. Consumers would pay through the nose as electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, as President Obama once...
  • The Cap-And-Trade Bill Is An Economic Disaster

    06/26/2009 9:07:27 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 21 replies · 1,255+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | June 26, 2009 | IBD Editorials
    Fiscal Policy: The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump.Not since a misguided piece of legislation imposed tariffs that turned a recession into a depression has there been a piece of legislation as bad as Waxman-Markey.The 1,000-plus-page American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) is being rushed to a vote by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before anyone can seriously object to this economic suicide pact.
  • The Climate Change Climate Change

    06/26/2009 2:40:27 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 11 replies · 728+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 26, 2009 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Steve Fielding recently asked the Obama administration to reassure him on the science of man-made global warming. When the administration proved unhelpful, Mr. Fielding decided to vote against climate-change legislation. If you haven't heard of this politician, it's because he's a member of the Australian Senate. As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate-change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country's carbon-emissions scheme. Why? A growing number of Australian politicians, scientists and citizens once again doubt the science of human-caused global warming.
  • NY Times: Joint Gore-Pelosi Event on Climate Change Canceled

    06/25/2009 10:57:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies · 1,390+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 25, 2009 | By Bernie Becker
    As they claw and scratch to round up enough votes to pass a climate bill, House Democrats had a seeming ace in the hole: former Vice President Al Gore. But a planned news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mr. Gore, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, was quietly scrapped with just a few hours notice. The cancellation of the news conference did not go unnoticed by Republicans in the House. Representative John Boehner, the Ohio Republican and House minority leader, commented on Thursday that it seemed Mr. Gore “was disinvited quickly.” And, underscoring how controversial the former vice president’s views...
  • Dear Member of Congress: Why You Should Vote Against Waxman-Markey

    06/25/2009 3:26:51 AM PDT · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,508+ views
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2009 | Jim Manzi
    It appears that years of debate about climate change and energy may now come down to a vote on an actual bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES). As I write this, the vote is scheduled for Friday. If it occurs, you will be asked to vote to implement carbon rationing in the United States.   Without regard to party or ideology, I believe that the evidence is clear that this law would be contrary to the public interest. Here is why, in a nutshell: 1.  It would be a terrible deal for American taxpayers. According to the...
  • Waxman's Economy Killer (House Bill Vote is Today)

    06/25/2009 3:18:51 AM PDT · by flattorney · 90 replies · 6,428+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 25, 2009 | Steven Milloy
    The House of Representatives will vote Friday(Today) on the so-called “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” -- a.k.a the “Waxman-Markey” global warming bill. But whatever you want to call this legislative atrocity, if enacted into law, it will go down in history as the death knell of the American standard of living and way of life. If you hate America, this bill is for you. After decades of fierce battling between rabid greens -- that is, left-wingers masquerading as “environmentalists” -- and the global warming skeptics, few Americans seem to have bought into the bill’s premise ­ that...
  • EPA Suppresses Internal Global Warming Study, CEI Says (Obama using junk science)

    06/24/2009 8:15:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 527+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 6/24/09 | Kevin Mooney
    Scientific findings at odds with the Obama Administration’s views on carbon dioxide and climate change are being suppressed as a result of political pressure, officials at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) charge. “This suppression of valid science for political reasons is beyond belief,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman. “EPA’s conduct is even more outlandish because it flies in the face of the president’s widely-touted claim that ‘the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over.’” The agency has never made the study public or included it in official reference materials, according to CEI. As part of...