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  • Brayton Point coal plant in Somerset to close, cut 240 jobs

    10/08/2013 11:27:44 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    biz journals ^ | Oct 8, 2013 | Craig Douglas
    The Brayton Point Power Station, the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, is shutting down amid a prolonged slump in energy prices that is forcing power operators nationally to rejigger their budgets and seek out more affordable production strategies. The closure will result in 240 job losses at the Somerset, Mass.-based facility. Its owner, an affiliate of New Jersey-based private equity firm Energy Capital Partners, said in a statement that steps would be taken to mitigate the effects of the job cuts for Brayton Point’s former workers....
  • The Revolution Passed In The Night

    04/26/2013 6:42:46 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 4 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Apr. 26, 2013 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Many things are holding the headlines hostage, the terrorist attacks, the crippling effects of Obamacare, the prospect of expanding war in Syria, and as always Iran. There is one over-riding constant that defines as it divides the present era: the fact that America has a President who advances values and policies diametrically opposed to the traditional beliefs of a vast number of Americans. From bowing to foreign leaders to not knowing how many states there are, from vowing to fundamentally transform America to actually doing it, President Obama is to many the Manchurian Candidate. Elected the first time on a...
  • Australia set to unveil carbon price

    07/10/2011 2:27:13 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies
    France 24 ^ | 7/10/2011 | AFP
    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is set to reveal the details of a carbon tax designed to help fight climate change and billed as one of the nation's biggest economic reforms for decades. Labor leader Gillard plans to tax Australia's top 500 polluters for their carbon dioxide emissions as a means of reducing pollution, changing energy use and building investment in clean sources of energy. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard "No longer will the nation's biggest polluters be able to pollute our atmosphere for free," Gillard told a Labor Party conference on Saturday. "From July 1 next year, the freedom...
  • S.F. judge puts state's cap and trade plan on hold

    05/21/2011 9:08:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/21/11 | Rick Daysog
    California must put an immediate halt to work on its cap and trade program until it completes a review of alternative approaches to reducing climate change, a state judge said Friday. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled in March that the California Air Resources Board failed to conduct such a review but left open the question of whether the agency could conduct rule-making, environmental studies or do any other work while the legal issues were being resolved. The state said at the time that it would appeal. On Friday, Goldsmith enjoined the ARB from "engaging in any cap...
  • Aide: Tim Pawlenty running for president (will announce his candidacy on Monday)

    05/20/2011 11:03:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05/20/2011 | Brian Bakst
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a laid-back Midwestern Republican who governed a Democratic-leaning state, is running for president and will declare his candidacy on Monday in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa, an adviser told The Associated Press. The adviser, who disclosed the plans on the condition of anonymity in advance of next week's announcement, said Pawlenty will formally enter the race during a town hall-style event in Des Moines, Iowa. He's choosing to make his long-expected bid official in a critical state in his path to the GOP nomination. Advisers acknowledge that Pawlenty, 50, must win or turn in...
  • Johnson and Johnson CEO William Weldon Responds to ProObamaCare and Cap and trade Lobbying

    04/28/2011 11:45:26 AM PDT · by nmh · 25 replies
    Washington, D.C. Today, the National Center For Public Policy Research hammered Johnson & Johnson CEO William C. Weldon over his company's partisan lobbying at its annual shareholder meeting in New Brunswick, New Jersey. National Center General Counsel Justin Danhof wasked Weldon to justify his firm spending shareholder money to support unpopular policies such as ObamaCare and cap-and-trade. Weldon said that he was proud of his company's lobbying positions even if they were not perfect, and he would not change his position even in the face of stark evidence that, as a result, many Johnson & Johnson consumers now view the...
  • Will John McCain lead now? (WaPo predicts McCain will return to backing amnesty)

    08/25/2010 7:24:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-25 | Stephen Stromberg
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has just vanquished his uber-right, Tea Party-backed primary challenger, J.D. Hayworth. So what’s on McCain’s schedule, now that he doesn’t have to satisfy a fringy primary electorate? Through a little creative reporting, I managed to get a copy of his day planner: -Call Lindsey Graham. Explain that junkmail filter trapped all those e-mails he sent me begging for help on climate change this year. Install junkmail filter software so this excuse seems plausible. (snip) -Come out in favor of comprehensive immigration reform -- again. Sprinkle gratuitous Spanish phrases into my speeches. ¡Obamanos! Okay, maybe not that...
  • Senate Dems Abandon Cap-n-Trade Bill

    07/22/2010 2:05:08 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 22, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Washington Post reports: Conceding they can't find enough votes for the measure, Senate Democrats will announce Thursday they are abandoning for now efforts to put together a comprehensive energy bill that would seek to limit greenhouse gas emissions, ending the immediate prospect for a key legislative priority of President Obama and congressional Democrats. Instead, Democrats, according to sources, will push for a more limited bill that would seek to increase liability costs that oil companies would pay following spills such as the one in the Gulf of Mexico and would create additional incentives for the purchase of both natural...
  • Oklahoma Senator On Global Warming: I've Been Vindicated [Senator Inhofe]

    06/25/2010 8:02:45 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 19 replies
    News On 6 - Tulsa ^ | Thursday, June 24, 2010 | Alex Cameron
    Oklahoma Senator On Global Warming: I've Been Vindicated By Alex Cameron, Oklahoma Impact Team Posted: Jun 24, 2010 9:53 PM Updated: Jun 25, 2010 9:03 AM PERRY, OK -- He's been called an idiot, a climate killer, and one of the worst enemies of the planet, and it couldn't make Jim Inhofe more proud. To Oklahoma's senior U.S. Senator, the insults just validate his efforts to expose what he says are the lies and exaggerations of global warming alarmists. And, as he told our Oklahoma Impact Team, his efforts are finally paying off, because public opinion on the issue is...
  • Leaks and Lies (Oliver North)

    06/17/2010 8:17:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 796+ views ^ | June 18, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- For two months, the Obama administration has been skirting the truth about its inept response to the April 20 BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and the resulting fire and oil spill. The O-Team claims it has been "on top" of this problem since "day one." Reality shows that both the leaks and the lies continue. On June 15, President Barack Obama, master and commander of the teleprompter, tried using his first address from the Oval Office to convince the American people that his team was doing all that could be done in handling "the worst environmental disaster...
  • Barbara Hollingsworth: Fannie Mae owns patent on residential 'cap and trade' exchange

    04/21/2010 9:10:40 PM PDT · by givemELL · 58 replies · 1,539+ views
    The Examiner ^ | April 20, 2010 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer Franklin Raines, two of his top underlings and select individuals in the "green" movement were inventing a patented system to trade residential carbon credits. Patent No. 6904336 was approved by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office on Nov. 7, 2006 -- the day after Democrats took control of Congress. Former Sen. John Sununu, R-N.H., criticized the award at the time, pointing out that it had "nothing to do with Fannie Mae's charter, nothing to do with making mortgages more affordable." "It wasn't about mortgages. It was about greenbacks. The patent, which Fannie Mae confirmed it...
  • Obama & Co steps up USA Destruction before November Elections

    06/12/2010 7:42:20 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies · 680+ views
    CFP ^ | Saturday, June 12, 2010 | By Sher Zieve
    The BP oil disaster was custom-made for The Obama. It’s a disaster that not only destroys jobs and the lives of the affected humans but, is killing off all wildlife it touches. The effective oil-skimmer systems utilized by the Saudis and others would work to greatly minimize the damage being caused to the US Gulf Coast. But, The Obama continues to drag his heels as States and lives are destroyed. Note: Obama, of course, remains aloof and untouched and continues to refuse all offers of help—only those that truly WILL help—as he smilingly watches and fiddles like Nero while the...
  • LIVE THREAD: Sarah Palin at McCain Rally NOW ("Send the maverick back to the United States Senate!")

    03/26/2010 12:50:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 349 replies · 6,575+ views
    John McCain 2010 ^ | 2010-03-26 | Sarah Palin
    " deep respect and admiration for the McCains..." "Send the maverick back to the United States Senate!" "He is a man of the people!"
  • Hayworth ties to ALIPAC questioned (McCain camp links Hayworth, 'extreme groups')

    03/12/2010 12:17:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 284 replies · 5,773+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-03-12 | David Catanese
    Sen. John McCain's campaign is calling on his primary challenger to disavow the backing of an anti-illegal immigration group that permits the use of terms such as "wetbacks" and "pepper bellies" – derisive epithets sometimes used for immigrants – on its website. "Let's be clear: Congressman [J.D.] Hayworth's continued flirtation with extreme groups that condone racism only opens the door for liberals to falsely paint all opponents of illegal immigration as bigots. Congressman Hayworth should immediately disavow this group’s support and commit to never again associating himself with groups that accept this kind of hateful and counterproductive rhetoric," McCain campaign...
  • JD Hayworth: sole AZ conservative candidate for US Senate

    02/24/2010 1:48:43 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 660+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2-24-2010 | Sher Zieve
    February 24, 2010 JD Hayworth: sole AZ conservative candidate for US Senate By Sher Zieve Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing former Arizona US Congressman J.D. Hayworth and current Conservative candidate for US Senator from Arizona. Congressman Hayworth is running against the liberal-progressive incumbent Sen. John McCain. The McCain machine is well-oiled and presents a formidable opponent to those who want to preserve the US Republic. However, J.D. believes the momentum for a resuscitation and reinstatement of the principles upon which our country was founded are with him and his campaign. Below is a candid interview of Conservative...
  • Obama Pushes The Dictator Button

    02/14/2010 8:23:58 AM PST · by callisto · 108 replies · 5,000+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | February 14, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    President Obama decided it’s time to push the dictator button and tell the Legislature they’re expendable. Using the Old Gray Lady for softball coverage, the White House announced the President is prepared to use Executive fiat to advance his energy, environmental and fiscal policies. But what good is signing your agenda into law if you don’t have radicals to implement it? Oh yeah, he’ll also be making recess appointments. It’s good to be King! On Friday White House chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel announced the President is preparing, “to get the job done.” Translation: Obama is tired of waiting for...
  • Lindsey Graham and Carol Browner meet on climate bill

    12/16/2009 10:20:35 PM PST · by pissant · 32 replies · 1,192+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/16/09 | Lisa Lerer
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is scheduled to meet privately Wednesday evening with top administration climate aide Carol Browner. Graham is working with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) to craft a bipartisan cap and trade bill. He plans to discuss the ways Senate leaders can deal with manufacturing and coal state worries that the bill will spike electricity bills in the midst of a deep recession. “We’ve got to address people’s concerns about compliance costs and rate payer increases,” he told POLITICO. He’ll also use the meaning to address nuclear power, off-shore drilling and new coal technologies —...
  • Obama's involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange - the rest of the story

    12/16/2009 8:57:09 PM PST · by sinanju · 33 replies · 1,658+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 25, 2009 | Judi McLeod
    "...The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.” And that’s only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes. The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong. For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known...
  • Environment Agency to propose individual carbon ration cards

    11/30/2009 8:09:53 PM PST · by thouworm · 34 replies · 1,267+ views
    BusinessGreen ^ | Nov 9, 2009 | Cath Everett
    The Environment Agency will argue today that carbon rationing is the fairest and most effective way for the UK to meet its legally binding targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Agency’s chairman, Lord Smith, will propose at the organisation's annual conference in London that every citizen be provided with a "carbon account" and unique number that they submit when buying carbon-intensive items such as petrol, electricity or airline tickets. Individuals would then periodically receive statements that show the carbon impact of each purchase and how much of their annual ration has been used up. If they exceeded this ration,...
  • Women’s carbon print is small but climate change hits them harder

    11/18/2009 3:29:28 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 26 replies · 757+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | November 19, 2009 | Ben Webster
    Women have a lower carbon footprint than men but are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of global warming, according to the United Nations’ State of World Population report. Women drive and fly much less than men and purchase fewer carbonintensive goods. The research found that women in industrialised countries were more likely to buy ecologically friendly and organic foods, were more likely to recycle rubbish and more interested in efficient energy use. The report quoted a US research finding that women responded more positively than men to advertising for products that companies claimed were less detrimental to the environment....
  • Obama Sending Stimulus Money to China

    11/09/2009 2:23:41 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 527+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 10/09/09 | Bill Levinson
    The Obama Administration sends taxpayer dollars for "green jobs" to Chinese manufacturersKirsten Gillibrand's letter to the Wall Street Journal has already proven that the real purpose of Obama's "climate change" legislation is to create a market for carbon credits--a phony commodity with even less value than mortgage-backed securities or dot-com stocks--to enrich Obama campaign contribution bundlers like Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase. Goldman Sachs bundled almost a million dollars in campaign contributions to help elect Obama so he could pass laws to enrich the company's highly-compensated executives even further, at the expense of working Americans who will have to...
  • Copenhagen Treaty Will Destroy US Economy

    10/28/2009 9:50:10 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 23 replies · 1,534+ views Charlotte-Nonpartisan-Examiner ^ | Octover 27, 2009 | Michael Wagner
    According to current documents the Copenhagen Treaty, if signed by President Obama in December, will ultimately make the U.S., along with other "developed nations", financially responsible for the CO2 emissions of "developing nations". Read the document here. "Recognizing that current and potential climate change impacts require a shift in the global investment patterns and that criteria for financing allocation shall clearly respond to the priorities identified by the international community, with climate change stabilization being one of these priorities." What does this mean? Essentially, the treaty would mandate that the U.S. and other developed nations share there wealth with developing...
  • Senate panel kicks off climate bill drive

    10/27/2009 8:42:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 812+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/09 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate committee on Tuesday launches three long days of hearings on a Democratic climate bill in a bid to further convince an international summit in December that Washington is serious about tackling global warming. The Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee will kick off Tuesday's hearing at 9:30 a.m. EDT with a panel of heavy-hitters from President Barack Obama's Cabinet: the secretaries of energy, transportation and interior and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Joining them will be the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. According to an EPA statement, the officials will focus...
  • Job-Killing Policies Could Doom Democrat Hopes

    09/17/2009 3:38:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,265+ views ^ | September 17, 2009 | Michael Barone
    "The level of unemployment is unacceptably high. And will, by all forecasts, remain unacceptably high for a number of years." Who do you suppose said that? A Republican political operative? A Fox News political analyst? One of those several hundred thousand Tea Partiers who assembled in Washington on Sept. 12? No, it was Lawrence Summers, the director of Barack Obama's National Economic Council and, by common consent, one of the world's leading economists Summers made this gloomy forecast in the course of arguing that our economy is headed to "sustained recovery." And while it sounds like self-protective political rhetoric, it...
  • Carbon Dioxide irrelevant in climate debate says MIT Scientist

    08/18/2009 7:46:39 AM PDT · by Danae · 110 replies · 3,652+ views ^ | 8-18-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    In a study sure to ruffle the feathers of the Global Warming cabal, Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT has published a paper which proves that IPCC models are overstating by 6 times, the relevance of CO2 in Earth’s Atmosphere. Dr. Lindzen has found that heat is radiated out in to space at a far higher rate than any modeling system to date can account for. Editorial: The science is in. the scare is out. Recent papers and data give a complete picture of why the UN is wrong. The pdf file located at the link above from the Science and...
  • We have the opportunity to greet teh COC in NH on August 11!

    08/06/2009 5:47:24 AM PDT · by Billg64 · 16 replies · 901+ views ^ | 8/6/09 | billg64
    President Obama is coming to Portsmouth NH on Tuesday, August 11th to do a town hall style meeting. We are organizing a protest group and need everyone to show up outside the venue and along the streets with our signs. I do not yet know the time and exact location yet, but I will post it here as soon as I know. It will also be posted on my website, Amy ******* Founder, Maine Patriots
  • Suggestions for Republican talking points (since their message still seems muddled) (Vanity)

    07/27/2009 2:55:53 PM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 13 replies · 533+ views
    The Republicans still seem to have a hard time summarizing what the Democrats are attempting to do in a pithy punchy way; I thought maybe they could use some help, and look for your best, most creative suggestions.
  • What Senators Kerry and Boxer Got Wrong About Energy and Cap and Trade

    07/24/2009 10:13:28 AM PDT · by curth · 7 replies · 995+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7/24 | The Foundry
    In response to Sarah Palin’s July 14th Washington Post op-ed, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), in their own WaPo op-ed, write they want to “put facts ahead of fiction and real debate ahead of rhetorical bomb-throwing.” Senators Kerry and Boxer will likely be the co-sponsors for the Senate bill to accompany the Waxman-Markey bill passed in the House June 26th. Kerry and Boxer first refute Palin’s claim that job losses are all but certain. Boxer and Kerry assert that investing billions of dollars in clean energy will jumpstart the economy by creating millions of jobs. They point...
  • If You Don't Hate the Cap and Trade Bill, Let Me Show You Section 304

    07/08/2009 11:23:26 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 52 replies · 2,651+ views
    American Issues Project - blog ^ | 7/08/09 | Jimmie Bise
    "I bet you thought that if you bought a house, you actually own it and can, with reasonable exceptions, do with it what you want. You probably think that if you want to live in a log cabin, with wood stoves that belch smoke into the air for heat, and an old washer and dryer that don't have those little EnergyStar stickers on them you can because it's your life and your property. You paid for it with money you earned with the sweat of your brow and what the heck is America anyhow if a body can't live in...
  • Cap n Trade Bill: Same Old European Socialist Tax Scheme

    06/30/2009 10:45:05 AM PDT · by luckybogey · 1 replies · 443+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | June 30, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    As a follow up to my previous posting (Cap n Trade Bill: Where Will You Be When The Lights Go Out?), I have been reading the cap n trade bill. I know that I'm not the smartest person however I majored in Economics and I still don't understand this bill. How can an American be taxed on individual carbon usage based on some complex formula that depends on a tree being cut in a jungle in Brazil or how many trucks are on the road in India at any given time, not to mention the Chinese industrial output. This bill...
  • END of America !!! Let it not be !!

    06/26/2009 10:13:52 PM PDT · by PATRIOT KEN · 23 replies · 966+ views
    Well, Cap 'N Trade passed, what other method will Socialist Bastard Barack and his lackies use to destroy America. Count me in on any protest against this mad man who was born in Kenya ( as per his own family in Kenya ). He is not and will never be my president. This must be reversed ! We must work for 2010 to get this government back on track and if there is any way to impeach this bastard, please, anyone with ideas to bring this about, bring it to the media and persons who can accomplish this. This cannot...
  • The 8 RINOs of C&T: What Their Vote Now Means

    06/26/2009 10:13:51 PM PDT · by C3H Editor · 4 replies · 534+ views
    C3Headlines ^ | 6/26/09 | C3H Editor
    The eight Republicans who voted in favor of the disastrous Waxman-Markey cap & trade legislation surely deserve not to be supported by the Republican Party in the next election. How these individuals could vote for legislation that will ultimately take trillions out of consumers' pockets and will create massive government intervention in the economy is beyond any concept of being Republican. Just for the record, these eight RINO's have helped initiate the following, here and here. And with this damage comes the supposed benefits, which are zilch. These people do not belong in office.
  • Who Pays for Cap and Trade? (A reminder of what is going on JUTR)

    06/24/2009 7:25:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies · 875+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 9, 2009 | Staff
    Cap and trade is the tax that dare not speak its name, and Democrats are hoping in particular that no one notices who would pay for their climate ambitions. With President Obama depending on vast new carbon revenues in his budget and Congress promising a bill by May, perhaps Americans would like to know the deeply unequal ways that climate costs would be distributed across regions and income groups. Politicians love cap and trade because they can claim to be taxing "polluters," not workers. Hardly. Once the government creates a scarce new commodity -- in this case the right to...
  • Break Through on Cap and Trade

    06/24/2009 8:29:17 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 12 replies · 1,081+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 06/24/2009 | Mike Volpe
    There's been a major break through on cap and trade. They still call it the Waxman-Markey climate-energy bill — but it’s Nancy’s bill now. By saying she would pass the massive — and massively controversial — cap-and-trade bill by the start of the July 4 recess, the House speaker took a big gamble, setting herself up for a daring political victory or the biggest defeat of her six months as President Barack Obama’s legislative ramrod. And on Monday, Pelosi doubled down, scheduling a Friday vote on the legislation, overriding the objections of farm staters and moderates who fear the vote...
  • US House Democrats reach climate change deal, vote soon

    06/23/2009 4:32:46 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 39 replies · 1,832+ views
    State-Run Reuters ^ | 6/23/09 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives working on climate change bill said on Tuesday that they had reached a deal on difficult agriculture issues that will clear the way for a vote, and probable passage, in the chamber this week. "We have an agreement finally," said House Agriculture Committee chairman Collin Peterson whose support has been widely sought by House Democratic leaders. Representative Henry Waxman, a main proponent for legislation to reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide told reporters the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not the Environmental Protection Agency, will be put in charge...
  • Cap and Trade: What a Great Way to Control People (vid)

    06/18/2009 11:03:37 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 2 replies · 419+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 18 Jun 09 | EC
    The people are finding out- Don't question your government overlords or There WILL be a price to be paid. One unnamed CEO found himself referred for investigation when he tried to go public about the dangers of the cap and trade scheme.
  • Obama’s Plan To Destroy America’s Farms Moving Full Steam Ahead

    06/13/2009 8:23:19 PM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies · 1,879+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | June 2009 | Michael Eden
    The goal seems to be nothing short of eradicating American farms and self-sustainability. Even DEMOCRATS are opposing the Obama Energy Bill. Climate change legislation will be utterly devastating for American farmers. Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA) of the House Agriculture Committee says that not only will he not vote for it, but no one else on his committee will support it either. The bill would increase the cost of everything that farmers depend on, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, fertilizers, pesticides, and a host of other things. It would raise taxes on energy by $846 billion over the next ten years....
  • What’s Your Household’s Cap-and-Trade Tax Burden? (calculator)

    06/15/2009 8:42:43 AM PDT · by bamahead · 30 replies · 2,431+ views
    Tax Foundation Website ^ | June 12, 2009 | TF Staff
    Many policymakers portray a cap-and-trade system as a way to curb greenhouse gas emissions without burdensome taxes. However, the financial burden of such a system would be passed on to consumers, not simply borne by energy companies. A new Tax Foundation calculator now shows how much a U.S. cap-and-trade system would cost individual households annually. The Tax Household Cap-and-Trade Burden Calculator is based upon a study released in March, Tax Foundation Working Paper No. 6, "Who Pays for Climate Policy? New Estimates of the Household Burden and Economic Impact of a U.S. Cap-and-Trade System." The study shows that a cap-and-trade...
  • EPA: Cap-and-Trade Bill Could Hurt U.S. Manufacturing, Send Factory Jobs Overseas

    05/26/2009 8:47:42 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies · 595+ views
    CNS NEWS ^ | 5-25-09 | Matt Cover
    According to an analysis of climate legislation performed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the cap-and-trade system favored by President Barack Obama and many congressional Democrats could potentially damage the U.S. manufacturing sector and force jobs to move overseas. The policy, under certain scenarios, for example, “can cause domestic production … to shift abroad,” reads the EPA analysis, and result in greater greenhouse gas emissions in countries that do not have similar cap-and-trade rules. Further, the EPA’s Apr. 20 preliminary analysis of the bill, sponsored by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), shows that the plan would reduce...
  • Cap and trade bill includes unemployment benefits - Largest tax increase in history.

    05/22/2009 9:51:56 PM PDT · by Danae · 76 replies · 4,328+ views ^ | 5-22-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    At first glance this just seems like more of the usual Washington shuck-n-jive. However, when one considers the implications of this, it becomes apparent that the writers of the cap and trade bill are very clearly aware that this bill will cost thousands of jobs. So much so that unemployment benefits for those losing their jobs because of it will go for THREE YEARS, 156 weeks. Obviously they are not expecting these hapless folks to find new work easily! The Washington examiner reports that these victims of Washington DC legislation and Congress will get 80% of their insurance premiums paid,...
  • Seeking to Save the Planet, With a Thesaurus (how to lie persuasively)

    05/02/2009 4:36:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies · 2,277+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2009 | John M. Broder
    The problem with global warming, some environmentalists believe, is “global warming. The term turns people off, fostering images of shaggy-haired liberals, economic sacrifice and complex scientific disputes, according to extensive polling and focus group sessions conducted by ecoAmerica, a nonprofit environmental marketing and messaging firm in Washington. Instead of grim warnings about global warming, the firm advises, talk about “our deteriorating atmosphere.” Drop discussions of carbon dioxide and bring up “moving away from the dirty fuels of the past.” Don’t confuse people with cap and trade; use terms like “cap and cash back” or “pollution reduction refund.” EcoAmerica has been...
  • Oregon legislature plays Cap-n-Trade shell game

    04/28/2009 4:24:01 PM PDT · by Danae · 12 replies · 591+ views ^ | 4-28-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    If you thought Cap and Trade was just a federal government tax scheme, think again the Oregon Legislature is playing this shell game too. Senate Bill 80 (SB 80) is part of Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s legislative Climate change package which will authorize Oregon State Environmental Quality Commission to establish Cap and Trade here in Oregon. In a White Paper Titled “Green State confronts climate controversy” by Tyler Evilsizer for the National Institute on Money in State Politics, gives the full breakdown of who is supporting this legislation, who isn’t, and the money involved. Kulongoski’s legislation would set a declining cap...
  • Gore Claims Cap-and-Trade Will Save Americans Money

    04/28/2009 6:34:54 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 43 replies · 1,170+ views
    CNSNews ^ | April 28, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    ( -- Former Vice-President Al Gore told Congress last week that that the provisions of “cap-and-trade” legislation will eventually save Americans money by reducing the amount of energy they buy. Gore appeared last Friday before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee on energy and environment, the panel that crafted the 646-page American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. The bill aims at reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by mid-century, through energy efficiency measures and a cap-and-trade proposal that requires energy companies to buy licenses from the government in order to emit carbon while producing electricity. The...
  • EPA Previews Carbon Caps' Impact

    04/22/2009 7:07:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies · 804+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2009 | Stephen Power
    WASHINGTON -- A proposal in Congress to cut U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions by putting a price on carbon could raise prices for electricity by 22% and natural gas by 17% in 2030, according to a study by the Environmental Protection Agency. But the impact on consumers would be modest, provided the government returns the bulk of the money raised by a carbon cap-and-trade system to households, the analysis showed. If that happens, the analysis showed the average American household would pay an extra $98 to $140 a year -- 27 cents to 38 cents a day -- to cut greenhouse-gas emissions...
  • U.S. emissions curbs pushing Canada towards carbon cap-and-trade system

    04/17/2009 4:49:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies · 560+ views
    The Calgary Herald ^ | 4/17/09 | Reuters
    U.S. efforts to curb emissions of greenhouse gases mean Canada will have to put a price on carbon and set up a national cap-and-trade system, an official panel said Thursday. Canada’s Conservative government wants to fight global warming by reducing the intensity of emissions rather than capping them. But the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy said this was not a realistic approach, given what was happening in the United States. President Barack Obama plans to have a cap and trade system in place by 2012. This would limit the amount of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse...
  • Bad Information Breeds Harmful Legislation

    03/04/2009 4:22:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 472+ views ^ | March 4, 2009 | Paul Driessen
    As Congress continues to deliberate energy and global warming bills, President Bush’s new climate initiative has altered the debate, at least at the international level. Clearheaded analysis and accurate information is essential – or narrow political and economic interests could run roughshod over consumers. The recent “Coal is filthy” ad campaign underscores this danger. Featuring misleading claims about pollution from coal-fired electrical generating plants, it urged citizens to tell government officials, “No more filthy coal plants.” But the Coalition wasn’t another gaggle of environmental pressure groups, like those listed on its website. It was a cabal of natural gas...
  • Partisan Plans for Energy and Climate Change

    09/10/2008 7:56:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 207+ views
    Reason ^ | September 9, 2008 | Ronald Bailey
    Cap and trade, drilling, no nukes, and tax credits for all At their conventions this past month, the Democrats and Republicans each laid out their differing solutions to our nation's energy and climate troubles. Energy and climate change are intertwined because burning fossil fuels that power the modern world produces carbon dioxide emissions that are warming the planet. In addition, higher oil prices have raised concerns about the nation's energy security. Combing through both platforms, it appears that the Republicans endorse a far more sweeping set of energy and climate change policies than do their Democratic counterparts. The GOP platform...