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  • Food Vs. Trees

    12/30/2009 5:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 607+ views ^ | December 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Agriculture: Already buffeted by rising food prices due to biofuels, consumers face a bigger hike if climate-change legislation is passed. Farming costs will rise, and it may be more profitable to plant trees than crops. If the cap-and-trade provisions of the Waxman-Markey bill become law, you can wave goodbye to those amber waves of grain as America's heartland falls victim to a perverse set of incentives and a process called "afforestation." Soybeans and wheat will give way to elms and oaks. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants a review of what amounts to an agricultural impact study of HR 2454, which...
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cap and Trade: Media Cover-up Helps HR2454's Passage in U.S. House

    06/27/2009 1:14:10 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 8 replies · 615+ views ^ | June 27, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    HR2454 Passes House: Kirk, 7 other Republicans, Vote for Greatest Tax Increase in U.S. History "Cap and Trade". The official name for the bill is the "American Clean Energy and Security Act". HR2454 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives late Friday evening, June 26th. The bill--which will be the greatest tax increase in American history--received 219 "aye" votes and 212 "nay" votes. 211 Democrats and eight Republicans voted "yes", 44 Democrats and 168 Republicans voted "no". Therefore, it can safely be said, the votes of eight Republicans...
  • Sen. Mel Martinez (Rino-FL) Email Supporting Cap & Tax Vanity

    07/06/2009 1:14:14 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 50 replies · 3,676+ views
    Office of Senator Mel Martinez | 6 July 2009 | Senator Mel Martinez
    Dear Mrs. Bbbbbb, Thank you for contacting me regarding the American Clean Energy and Security Act. I appreciate hearing from you and would like to take this opportunity to respond to your concerns. On May 15, 2009, Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) introduced the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454). This bill would create an absolute cap on total emissions from all covered entities including the electric power, transportation, oil and gas industry, and other commercial sectors with the goal of reducing greenhouse gases. This cap would be lowered over time through 2050, and a government-created market...
  • Why my Congressman voted for Cap and Trade

    07/04/2009 4:43:50 AM PDT · by StatenIsland · 53 replies · 1,737+ views
    Email ^ | 7/4/09 | Rep. Michael McMahon
    Thank you for contacting me to express your views about emissions trading. Emissions trading, also known as "cap and trade," is an effort to address global climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. An upper limit is placed on the total allowable emissions, and that limit decreases through time. Any company or group that holds an emissions permit will be limited to the amount of greenhouse gas it can emit, which is represented as an amount of credits. Over time, this cap will gradually decrease and allow less and less pollution. For those who stay below the cap,...
  • Help....I need full text of Cap and Trade

    07/03/2009 6:27:54 AM PDT · by Heff · 13 replies · 622+ views
    Today | Heff
    sorry Folks...where is the full text or PDF of the Cap and Trade bill....I have the amendment. I couldn't find it on the House site either....I must be blind.
  • Mark Kirk (R?-IL) Responds to Cap and Tax Criticism

    07/01/2009 9:16:27 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 52 replies · 1,720+ views
    GRRRRR | 7-1-09 | GRRRRR
    June 29, 2009   Mr. GRRRRR   Re: The American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act, H.R. 2454   Dear Friend:   Thank you for taking the time to contact me about the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), H.R. 2454.   For 2009, our top goal should be energy independence.  I support exploring for energy off our coasts, expanding nuclear power and building a natural gas pipeline across Canada to lower heating costs in the Midwest - an "all-of-the-above" energy strategy.    As a Navy veteran, I think is time to set America's policy towards defunding Middle Eastern dictatorships by cutting...
  • H.R. 2454, or where "56 states" derives

    07/01/2009 11:30:50 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 35 replies · 1,281+ views
    Library of Congress - GPO ^ | 6/29/09 | Henry Waxman
    Thanks to page 133 of H.R. 2454, I now understand where our esteemed President came up with the notion the U.S.A has 56 states: 2) in section 791(9), by striking ‘‘The term ‘State’ includes the District of Columbia.’’ and inserting ‘‘The term ‘State’ includes the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.’’ (3) in section 793(c)— (A) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ‘‘51 States’’ and inserting ‘‘56 States’’; I encourage all visiting to download the bill and discover other gems of legislative detail in this insane piece of...
  • Cap and Trade - Full Text (1428 pages!)

    07/01/2009 6:01:58 AM PDT · by erkyl · 18 replies · 1,403+ views
    Library of Congress-GPO ^ | 6/29/09 | Henry Waxman
    111TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. R. 2454 AN ACT To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy.
  • HR2454 - An interesting find

    06/29/2009 7:47:12 PM PDT · by GISPatriot · 338+ views
    Seven members of the board of Catholic Charities announced their resignations. They were protesting the effort by Massachusetts bishops to prohibit gays from adopting children from their Catholic social service agencies. The seven who quit said prohibition ''threatens the very essence of our Christian mission." Church doctrine states that allowing children to be adopted by same-sex couples ''would actually mean doing violence to these children...gravely immoral." If you agree with those principles, according to the Vatican, a Catholic in good standing. If you don't, you're not. Liberals raised as Catholics refuse to accept this reality. We think we can be...
  • Only Warming Is On The Left

    06/29/2009 6:17:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,091+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2009
    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. "Nations around the world are surging ahead with emission reductions and developing new energy technologies," Castle, Delaware's at-large congressman, posted on his House Web site. "The United States...
  • 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...
  • White House announces new lighting standards

    06/29/2009 4:49:42 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 103 replies · 4,759+ views
    State-Run Associated Press ^ | 6/29/09 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON -- Aiming to keep the focus on climate change legislation, President Barack Obama put a plug in for administration efforts to make lamps and lighting equipment use less energy. "I know light bulbs may not seem sexy, but this simple action holds enormous promise because 7 percent of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and businesses," the president said, standing alongside Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the White House.
  • Where is the final version of H.R. 2454?

    06/29/2009 4:50:14 PM PDT · by goldylight · 13 replies · 671+ views
    Where is the final version of this bill including the 300 page ammendment added at 3AM? it is not on They have this outdated version from june 15th...