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  • Coal lobby fights back on climate bill (Stealth Energy Tax)

    06/20/2009 2:05:09 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 5 replies · 568+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/09 | Jim Snyder
    The coal industry is pushing back against a climate change bill that would likely curb coal use by circulating a map that shows which states would see their electric bills increase the most under the legislation. But supporters of the bill say the industry’s figures are off the mark and don’t factor in ways the bill will offset rising energy costs or the jobs that it will create. Lobbying has intensified, with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) pressing for a floor vote next week. Waxman reported progress on Thursday in talks with Democrats from rural states who...
  • Share Study: Tighter Fuel Economy Standards Will Boost New England Economy

    06/08/2009 2:55:47 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 670+ views
    MBPN ^ | 6/8/09 | Some Moron
    A new study indicates that new fuel economy standards announced last month by President Barack Obama will give New England's economy a $10 billion dollar boost over the next 15 years. The new standards will increase the average mileage for light-duty vehicles from 25.4 to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. That will save enough fuel to free up billions of dollars to reinvestment back into the local and regional economy, say researchers from the University of New Hampshire's Carbon Solutions New England. CSNE Director Cameron Wake, the report's author, says light-duty motor vehicles, which include passenger cars, light trucks,...
  • Austin, Texas Requires Green Audit for Real Estate or Face Criminal Charges

    06/04/2009 6:26:50 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 74 replies · 2,441+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 4, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    The government is continuing to encroach on freedoms more and more in the name of climate change. Case in point: An ordinance that went into effect June 1 stating if you sell your home in Austin, Texas and you fail to get a clean energy "green" audit, you will likely face criminal charges. According to an ordinance passed by the Austin City Council passed in November 2008, any home 10 years or older will require an "Energy Conservation Audit. Failure to comply - criminal charges as explained by the local community-owned electric utility: ...more (w/video)...
  • Making a Mockery of Being Green ("The Goode Family")

    05/26/2009 10:24:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies · 1,665+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5/22/2009 | JAMIN BROPHY-WARREN
    Director Mike Judges new animated television series The Goode Family is a send-up of a clan of environmentalists who live by the words What would Al Gore do? Gerald and Helen Goode want nothing more than to minimize their carbon footprint. They feed their dog, Che, only veggies (much to the pets dismay) and Mr. Goode dutifully separates sheets of toilet paper when his wife accidentally buys two-ply. And, of course, the family drives a hybrid. On Wednesday at 9 p.m., The Goode Family will have its premiere on ABC and become the first animated series on the networks prime-time...
  • The Goode Family (new animated sitcom skewers liberals)

    05/22/2009 5:23:30 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 55 replies · 2,193+ views
    ABC Television ^ | May 22, 2009 | Anon
    This will frost their behinds...the holier than thou libtards will not be able to deal with being laughed at. The Goode family's motto is "What would Al Gore Do?" They wanted to adopt an African child but wound up with a white kid from South Africa. Their dog is forced to be a vegan like them, but eats all the pets in the neighborhood. It looks pretty funny. The creator is Mike Judge of Beavis and Butt-Head fame. Check out the clips on the site...the pilot will be broadcast on May 27.
  • The America Hating Kids Enviro Video Coming Soon to Your School

    05/12/2009 6:33:35 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 820+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/13/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    A new propaganda video created by an extreme environmental activist is making its way into America's classrooms and The New York Times loves the whole idea. Enviro obsessive Annie Leonard, Greenpeace member and activist, has created a 20 minute video filled with anti-capitalist, anti-American propaganda to encourage kids to eschew "stuff," calling the presentation "The Story of Stuff." Leonard's propaganda piece is so anti-American she even begins her video by saying that her "friends" say she should describe the United States by using the symbol of a military tank because "it's true in many countries and increasingly in our own."...
  • The Simple Life? No Thanks: American resent having to downsize due to the economy

    05/01/2009 9:56:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies · 1,385+ views
    Adweek ^ | 5/1/09 | Mark Dolliver
    Even if economists are correct in detecting "green shoots" in the economy, a new survey shows the cumulative effect of the recession still growing in its impact on U.S. households. And, with all due respect to the joys of frugality, many people resent having had to downsize their lifestyles.
  • Greed?: Gore Gets Testy When Grilled About Investments in Green Companies (video)

    04/25/2009 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 2,038+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | April 25, 2009
    "You don't know me."
  • Electricity providers say plan would raise prices

    04/23/2009 10:28:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 537+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2009 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers will face higher electricity prices if Congress passes a global warming bill without giving utilities some allowances to emit greenhouse gases, electricity providers warned Thursday. "Revenues associated with pricing greenhouse gases would be returned to the very consumers who would be at risk for paying higher energy prices," said Richard Morgan, who leads the District of Columbia's Public Service Commission.
  • Appeals court cancels offshore drilling program

    04/17/2009 10:15:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1,802+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2009 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Bush administration did not properly study the environmental impact of expanding oil and gas drilling off the Alaska coast and canceled a program to find new reserves. A three-judge panel in Washington found that the Bush-era Interior Department failed to consider the effect on the environment and marine life before it began the process in August 2005 to expand an oil and gas leasing program in the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi seas. The appeals court ordered the department, now run by President Barack Obama's appointee Ken Salazar, to analyze...
  • Envirofascist law turns Spokane residents into bootleggers

    03/30/2009 9:24:45 AM PDT · by soccermom · 35 replies · 983+ views
    AP in Belleville News Democrat ^ | March 28, 2009 | soccermom
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states. But it's not easy to get sparkling dishes when you go green....
  • U.N. 'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy

    A United Nations document on "climate change" that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes all under the supervision of the world body.
  • Madness, from D.C. to Denver (NOW, we can take over Agriculture - or at least TAX IT TO DEATH)

    03/13/2009 9:15:06 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 63 replies · 2,044+ views
    summit daily ^ | March 10 | Liddick
    Have we all suddenly gone mad? Have our wits suddenly deserted us? Has common sense been completely routed from our lives? The indications are not good. In a little-noticed verdict last week, a U.S. District Court of Appeals has decided that the Clean Air Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to act against farmers who endanger public health by kicking up dust in the course of their business. Expect anti-dust regulations and fines to follow. For those unfamiliar with pastoral activities, allow me to enlighten: I grew up on a farm, and can personally attest that most types of agriculture...
  • Video: Environmentalists Target Toilet Paper

    03/03/2009 8:30:15 AM PST · by careyb · 25 replies · 829+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/09 | Fox News
    Megyn Kelly is way too easy on this guy.
  • Caption these unemployed libtards (aka 'Youth Activists')

    03/03/2009 6:18:18 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 42 replies · 1,410+ views
    me ^ | 3/3/09 | me
  • Media Credibility, Not Ice Caps, In Meltdown

    02/23/2009 8:32:28 AM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies · 2,002+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2009 | Peter C Glover
    Eco-warriors and media hype aside, the fact is, as we head into 2009, that the world's ice mass has been expanding not contracting. Which will surprise evening news junkies fed a diet of polar bears floating about on ice floes and snow shelves falling into the oceans. But if a whole series of reports on ice growth in the Arctic, the Antarctic and among glaciers are right, then it is truth in the mainstream media (MSM) that's in meltdown not the polar ice caps. The problem for the MSM is that it long ago nailed its colors to the climate...
  • Hold Your Breath - Obama Set to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

    02/22/2009 8:56:52 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 11 replies · 731+ views
    It's hard to imagine a rationale that would have the government declare each and every person in America a danger to the environment, but that's exactly what Obama's new Global Warming Czar, Carol Browner, just did...
  • Green ideology as deadly as Communism

    02/10/2009 6:44:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies · 640+ views
    catholicherald.co.uk ^ | 6 February 2009 | Simon Caldwell
    A Catholic charity has launched a scathing attack on the Green movement, describing the excesses of environmentalism as an ideology every bit as dangerous as Communism. While global warming should be a "crucial issue" for the Church, worshippers must be deeply sceptical about many of the claims made by the environmentalist lobby, a new booklet published by the bishops of England and Wales has said. Written by Russell Sparkes, an expert in ethical investments, it argues that there is a proven tendency among some "Deep Green" activists to exaggerate the threat of global warming to vindicate their calls for government...
  • Ashley Judd, Sarah Palin at odds over aerial wolf hunt

    02/07/2009 2:21:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,482+ views
    CNN ^ | February 7, 2009
    Actress Ashley Judd says a wolf management program backed by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is "incredibly savage ... it's not right, it's not appropriate, it makes no sense on any level." Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live," Judd repeated her criticism of a program that allows hunters firing from aircraft to shoot wolves to thin the numbers of the animals. Judd recently appeared in a video for the Washington-based Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, which also opposes the Palin-backed aerial hunting program. Referring to the former Republican vice presidential candidate by name in the video, Judd says that Palin is...
  • Crowds leave cups, gloves _ even flags _ on Mall

    01/20/2009 3:37:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 78 replies · 3,867+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 20 January 2009
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Inaugural revelers are lucky they didn't get fined for littering. As crowds cleared the city Tuesday, their trash covered the National Mall and Washington Monument grounds after President Barack Obama's inauguration. They left behind plastic bottles, newspapers, food wrappers, gloves and even American flags they had been waving. Trash bins overflowed with items people tossed. Twenty-one-year-old Laura Wiesner of Youngstown, Ohio, was on the cluttered Mall near the Smithsonian's American History Museum. She says people's quick exit - and failure to pick up after themselves - was a stark contrast to how grand the event had...