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  • Carbon dioxide tax raises street temperature

    03/30/2011 6:20:45 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 2 replies · 1+ views
    On Line Opinion ^ | 31 March, 2011 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    On March 12, I joined concerned citizens outside Julia Gillard's electorate office in Werribee, Victoria, where Liberal Victorian senators Mitch Fifield and Scott Ryan spoke. The message: No carbon tax. We came from all walks of life: farmers and city folk, women and men, young and old, black and white. Yes, even in Victoria the debate, and therefore democracy, isn't over, much to Gore's dismay. The chattering classes just can't seem to gag us. But why? Unlike government-endorsed protesters, people on my side are more willing to serve our PM critical-thinking questions. Take the Sydney-based Werribee boy Tim Blair: "By...
  • No Carbon Tax Interviews Series - 002

    03/18/2011 2:16:13 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 1 replies
    Menzies House ^ | March 18, 2011 | N/A
    No Carbon Tax Interviews Series - 002 [Video]
  • No Carbon Tax Interviews Series - 001

    03/14/2011 3:49:44 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 1+ views
    Menzies House ^ | March 14, 2011 | TVA
    The Labor government and MSM are at a loss why the Australian people do not want their latest, Carbon Tax thought bubble. No Carbon Tax TV took to the streets of Labor's heartland in Sydney to get some opinions.
  • Where's Julia?

    03/13/2011 9:39:56 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 12 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | March 12, 2011 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Saturday afternoon: I’m just back from the No Carbon Tax Rally outside Julia Gillard’s energy-hungry office. The rally was a peaceful, gender inclusive-friendly, multiracial event with some thought-provoking signs. Fun fact: Gillard’s office is located near “Big Brothers Pizza”. [Photos below]
  • Australian politics churning ( Carbon Tax Uproar -- Global Warming Hoax )

    03/03/2011 12:34:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    JoNova ^ | March 4th, 2011 | Joanne
    Things are hotting up in politics downunder. The immovable force meets the polls. Twenty years of PR catches up on the PM who didn’t do her homework. As Tim Blair says:  It’s a meltdown, Labor is seething. Bring Your PopCorn. “There is evidence the public’s general confidence is being shaken by sudden policy shifts and uncertainty about a minority government; there is growing disquiet, even dismay, among business leaders that dealing with the government on the basis of compromise with a commercially viable outcome is being overtaken by ideological demands.” The Australian Everything had the semblance of order until Julia...
  • Ghost Of Kyoto: Government Control By Any Means

    01/03/2011 10:21:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/3/11 | Dr. Tim Ball
    “I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem -and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?” Dwight D. Eisenhower. Driessen and Soon‘s article in New Year’s day CanadaFreePress (CFP) identifies the growing conflict as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tries to take control of energy in Texas. EPA is manipulating a completely unnecessary and scientifically unjustified control of energy and must be stopped. Fortunately, the Texas case is currently stayed by a court order, but EPA history is to do anything to achieve their goal.
  • Irony alert: The unusually chilly global-warming summit

    12/10/2010 11:10:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies ^ | December 9, 2010, at 11:57 AM
    Cancun is hosting the U.N. conference on man-made climate change — amid record cold temperaturesBest Opinion:  Wall St. Pit, Independent The irony: As negotiators from nearly 200 countries met in Cancun to strategize ways to keep the planet from getting hotter, the temperature in the seaside Mexican city plunged to a 100-year record low of 54° F. Climate-change skeptics are gleefully calling Cancun's weather the latest example of the "Gore Effect" — a plunge in temperature they say occurs wherever former Vice President Al Gore, now a Nobel Prize-winning environmental activist, makes a speech about the climate. Although Gore is...
  • SC 2010: Inglis breaks from the pack [backs cap-and-tax, attacks Beck] [Graham endorses] [RINO?]

    09/27/2009 11:09:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,984+ views
    McClatchy / The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2009-09-28 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis is paying the price for independent thinking. Inglis, a Travelers Rest Republican, might have been the only Republican lawmaker in the country booed lustily by his own constituents at town hall meetings last month.Inglis was shouted down when he asked listeners why they're afraid of President Barack Obama - and then suggested they stop watching conservative TV commentator Glenn Beck."He's trading on fear," Inglis advised one group, setting off loud catcalls. Despite a broadly conservative voting record, Inglis has angered many GOP activists with his contrarian stands on a handful of high-profile issues. In...
  • The Climate Cash Cow

    11/19/2010 5:41:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 19, 2010 | Staff
    Hoaxes: A high-ranking member of the U.N.'s Panel on Climate Change admits the group's primary goal is the redistribution of wealth and not environmental protection or saving the Earth. Money, they say, is the root of all evil. It's also the motivating force behind what is left of the climate change movement after the devastating Climate-gate and IPCC scandals that saw the deliberate manipulation of scientific data to spur the world into taking draconian regulatory action. Left for dead, global warm-mongers are busy planning their next move, which should occur at a climate conference in relatively balmy Cancun at month's...
  • Reid won't commit to scheduling vote to block EPA climate rules

    11/16/2010 5:24:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-16-10 | Ben Geman
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday it is not clear whether he will schedule a lame-duck vote on Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s (D-W.Va.) bill that would block looming Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas rules for two years. Reid earlier this year pledged to Rockefeller that he would bring up the measure. But the Nevada senator told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday that it’s unclear if there’s enough time in the lame-duck session. “We are at a critical time here. It is real hard just to say ‘yeah, we can do this,’ because we have limited time to go through...
  • The Crash Of The Climate Exchange

    11/09/2010 5:47:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 9, 2010 | Staff
    Climate Fraud: As the case for global warming and cap-and-trade has collapsed, so too has the market that was to exploit this manufactured crisis for fun and profit. The climate-change bubble has burst. Lost in the hubbub leading up to the Republican and Tea Party tsunami on Nov. 2 was the collapse of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). But its implications for the future of the American economy and the business climate are staggering: It is an acknowledgment that both the case for climate trade and cap-and-tax legislation has also collapsed. On Oct. 21 the exchange announced it was ending...
  • Lone Cap and Trade Action Needs Reversal (ABQ Journal Editorial)

    11/08/2010 10:48:03 AM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2010 | ABQJournal Editorial Staff
    Sometimes being first to do something historic is commendable. Other times, it's foolhardy. Tuesday's action by the state Environmental Improvement Board, buried by election-day news, falls in the latter category. The board — on a 4-3 vote mostly along the lines of environmental activists vs. industry supporters — approved what the state calls the most comprehensive greenhouse gas emission regulations in the nation.~~snip~~Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, who opposes cap and trade, said Thursday her staff is already researching the best way to reverse the EIB decision. Critics have said the program would cost New Mexico revenue and jobs, raise consumer prices...
  • Panel OKs State Cap, Trade Plan (NM-Cap and Tax, last gasp by Richardson admin.)

    11/04/2010 8:20:42 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 3, 2010 | Michael Hartranft
    SANTA FE — The Environmental Improvement Board voted 4-3 Tuesday to adopt a controversial cap and trade plan for New Mexico to begin reducing greenhouse gas emissions believed to be contributing to global warming. The decision, supported by EIB chair Gay Dillingham, Abbas Ghassemi, John Horning and James Gollin, is another step in an initiative begun by Gov. Bill Richardson in 2005. The plan was opposed by both candidates for governor, dozens of lawmakers, some cities like Farmington and utility and oil and gas groups which argued it would raise consumer prices, destroy thousands of jobs and put New Mexico...
  • EPA policy chief steps down

    11/04/2010 12:16:41 PM PDT · by DoctorBulldog · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/4/10 | ROBIN BRAVENDER
    One of the Obama administration’s most aggressive officials on global warming regulations is stepping down from her post at the Environmental Protection Agency. Lisa Heinzerling, the head of EPA’s policy office, will return to her position as a Georgetown University law professor at the end of the year, said EPA spokesman Brendan Gilfillan. Within EPA, Heinzerling is one of the more dogmatic proponents of regulating greenhouse gases to the maximum extent possible under the Clean Air Act. [...]
  • Liberal Billionaires Take On The Koch Brothers In California Energy Fight ( Prop 23 lost )

    11/04/2010 11:33:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct. 12 2010 - 2:40 pm | | Clare O'Connor
    Much has been written about the oil and gas billionaire Koch brothers and their multimillion-dollar donations to right-wing causes. Charles and David Koch’s combined $43 billion wealth has made them virtually unstoppable this election cycle; even prolific left-wing philanthropist George Soros recently said he was powerless against the “avalanche” of donations from conservative billionaires like the Kochs. However, in recent days a handful of liberal billionaires have decided to take on the Kochs in one of the most hotly contested battles this election season: Proposition 23, the California ballot that may well prove a bellwether for the future of energy...
  • Obama drops plan to limit global warming gases (BS! Obama will double-down on this scam)

    11/04/2010 4:10:16 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/4/2010 | By DINA CAPPIELLO
    Environmental groups and industry seem headed for another battle over regulation of greenhouse gases, as President Barack Obama said he will look for ways to control global warming pollution other than Congress placing a ceiling on it. "Cap-and-trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way," Obama said at a news conference Wednesday, a day after Democrats lost control of the House. "I'm going to be looking for other means to address this problem." Legislation putting a limit on heat-trapping greenhouse gases and then allowing companies to buy and sell pollution permits under that...
  • Stealth Carbon 'efficiency' tax could close UK data centres

    11/03/2010 9:16:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    The Register ^ | 3rd November 2010 10:27 GMT | Chris Mellor
    Idiot bureaucrats design scheme to export data centres and jobs offshore Almost half of the UK's data centre operators believe the UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) efficiency scheme tax could drive UK data centre investment offshore, with one-third saying it would send UK data centres overseas as well. The findings are from a survey of Britain's largest data centre operators by Datacenter Dynamics as part of a marketing initiative for its conference, Datacenter Dynamics London 2010. Other findings were that 83 per cent of the respondents said they are concerned about the rising cost of purchasing carbon allowances and 81...
  • N.M. Regulators To Decide Today on Cap-and-Trade Plan

    11/02/2010 11:38:58 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 2, 2010 | Susan Montoya Bryan
    New Mexico regulators are set to decide today whether to adopt a state proposal that would establish a cap-and-trade program to control greenhouse gas emissions. The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board is considering a petition by the Environment Department that would allow the state to participate in a regional cap-and-trade program with other Western states and Canadian provinces that make up the Western Climate Initiative.~~snip~~Jim Norton, director of the department's Environmental Protection Division, said New Mexico has a chance to be a leader when it comes to adopting climate regulations. With global warming, he said the state could face more...
  • California's Cap-and-Trade War

    10/20/2010 11:43:03 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    What happens when environmental fashion collides with a state's desperate need for jobs and economic growth? That question will be put to the test when Californians vote November 2 on a ballot measure that would suspend the Golden State's cap-and-trade law until its unemployment rate falls below 5.5%. Today the rate is 12.4%. Proposition 23 is the number one national target of the green movement this election year. With the failure of cap and tax in Congress, the greens are trying to hold onto this remnant of their anticarbon crusade. Both sides are spending heavily, and the polls show a...
  • Climate Wars: EU Threatens Rest Of The World With Flight Ban

    09/28/2010 7:26:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 28th, 2010 | Joanne
    Europe is doing “so well” with the success of it’s carbon trading that some people there have given up wait for the rest of us to join them voluntarily and decided to try threats and intimidation.It’s another lesson in why trading schemes are so dog-messy to unravel once they are in place.We here in the land of the long-distance-haul-to-everywhere find the idea of taxing carbon emissions on flights especially appealling. Just marvellous for our tourism and business after all. And what are the odds that our Gullible Gillard-and-Greens Government will fight in the WTO to save Australia from this effective...