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Obama’s Promise to Destroy the Coal Industry Has Been Kept

April 16, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Cap and Trade, Climate Change, Coal, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Electric, Energy, Environment, EPA, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama’s Promise to Destroy the Coal Industry Has Been Kept

-By Warner Todd Huston

Back in 2008 Barack Obama was given little notice when he told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle that if he became president he’d work to destroy the coal industry, both for miners and power providers. Now, as his presidency comes to an end we see he has kept that promise.

This month, despite that coal is still one of the world’s leading sources of energy, America’s biggest coal company, Peabody Energy, filed for bankruptcy. Peabody joins a growing list of bankruptcies of other American coal concerns including Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal, and Patriot Coal.

Granted the industry had problems before Obama came along, but those problems became but a small part of the insurmountable obstacles put in their way by Obama’s policy to “bankrupt” the coal industry.

And before you think we here at Publius Forum are just being hyperbolic, no, “bankrupt” is exactly the term Obama used in his interview in 2008.

Here it is in Obama’s own voice
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WV Dems Not Thrilled About Anti-US Energy Obama, Voted for Felon Instead

May 9, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Electric, Energy, EPA, Ethics, Government, Jobs, Liberals, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, West Virginia | Comments Off on


WV Dems Not Thrilled About Anti-US Energy Obama, Voted for Felon Instead

-By Warner Todd Huston

President Obama had an opponent in the West Virginia Democrat Primary and the fella did pretty well, too. Democrat Keith Judd was Obama’s primary opponent for the Democrat nomination for President on Tuesday and he garnered 40% of the cote, too. I’d say that’s pretty good for a convicted felon that is still serving time in a Texas jail, wouldn’t you?

Oh, I am not pulling your leg, dear reader. Make all the jokes you want (the first one that comes to mid is that all Democrats are criminals) but it really happened. Mr. Judd ran against Obama and got 40% of the vote.

Judd, who is serving a 210-month sentence in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999, ran his campaign from jail. Amusingly, since he got over 15% of the vote, he qualifies to get a delegate to the Democrat National Convention — though no one has filed to be a Judd delegate.
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An Example of Pointless Greenieness

May 8, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Climate Change, Coal, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Electric, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Green Energy, Liberals, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

NBC has created an entire phalanx of videos centered on environmental issues to show its fealty to the religion of greenism. There are celebrities, trite slogans, and all sorts of absurd promises on what going green can do for us all. But are these “solutions” really any good? Let’s look at one of NBC’s claims to see if it makes much sense, shall we?

The subject happens to be one of green fascism’s favorites: light bulbs. The ad, you see, claims that if every American household gets rid of incandescent light bulbs to be replaced with an energy savers, why… well, here is the voice over of the ad:

If every home changes one of these (image of an incandescent light bulb) for one of these (an energy saving light bulb), we’d save enough power to light up New York City for a year. Broadway, Wall Street, Central Park. Just one light bulb. You don’t have to do a lot to do a lot.

But let’s think about this.
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Costs of Energy Killing Small Businesses

May 2, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Oil, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Costs of Energy Killing Small Businesses

-By Warner Todd Huston

Maria Tworek owns and runs the Brass Monkey Sports Bar in Omaha, Nebraska. It takes a lot of electricity to keep her business going, a commodity whose price just seems to rise. With a greater reliance on coal for electricity, America can keep prices affordable for people like Maria. Clean Coal. Now Is The Time.

Of course, we should always remember that this is exactly what Obama wanted. He said so himself when he was running for president the first time.
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Killing Energy, Killing Jobs, Killing America

November 4, 2011 | Filed Under Alan Caruba, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Electric, Energy, Ethics, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Natural Gas, Nuclear Power, Oil, President, Regulation, Solar, Taxes | Comments Off on


Killing Energy, Killing Jobs, Killing America

-By Alan Caruba

America has been under attack since Barack Obama took the oath of office on January 20, 2009. The primary target has been the nation’s ability to generate energy for electricity and transportation, without which this nation will slide into Third World status and economic decline.

This appears to be the goal of this administration from the President to his Secretaries of Energy and Interior, to his Director of the Environmental Protection Agency. There is no other rational explanation for what they are doing.

We are days away from the latest Environmental Protection Agency assault in the form of the “MACT” rule allegedly to reduce mercury and other emissions that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says will reduce electricity generation in America by about 81 gigawatts in the years ahead. A recent Wall Street Journal editorial said “this could compromise the reliability of the electric system if as much as 8% of generating capacity is subtracted from the grid.”
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Roskam Applauds House Passage of the Coal Residuals and Management Act

October 16, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Coal, Congress, Energy, GOP, House of Representatives, Illinois, Peter Roskam, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Roskam Applauds House Passage of the Coal Residuals and Management Act

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2273 – the Coal Residuals and Management Act – a bill with bipartisan support that will allow coal combustion residuals to be used effectively and efficiently while protecting jobs:

“This bipartisan legislation is another commonsense solution to restore confidence in American businesses and workers. This is a regulatory solution that would protect jobs, keep electricity costs low, and keep construction material costs low. The construction and energy industries can’t grow and expand with regulations as these excessive these.

“Americans are looking for answers on how we can turn this economy around, and excessive regulations from Washington are only adding to that frustration. It is initiatives like these that will provide for the kind of certainty and pro-growth environment needed to get businesses hiring again and move our economy in the right direction.”

http://roskam.house.gov/


EPA to Give Itself Powers to Preemptively Deny Natural Resource Development?

September 16, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, EPA, Freedom, Government, Liberals, Natural Gas, Oil, President, Property Rights, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


EPA to Give Itself Powers to Preemptively Deny Natural Resource Development?

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again an Obama regulatory agency tries to give itself wild new powers, powers that would crush American energy and natural resource development, powers meant to quash the business sector.

A press release from Resourceful Earth News imparts a warning about the Environmental Protection Agency’s newest powergrab. A lfet-wing Democrat Senator is asking the EPA to accept the idea of taking upon itself the power to deny mining or development of other natural resources before any scientific studies or any permitting procedures even begin. This Senator wants the EPA to just say no because, well, simply because it feels like it.

This effort is at the behest of Washington Senator Maria Cantwell (Dem.) who is urging the EPA to invoke the Clean Water Act to put a permanent end to the development of Pebble Mine in Alaska. Pebble Mine owners have already spent $120 million over three years to satisfy federal and state government regulations. Expensive and expansive scientific studies and environmental studies have already been conducted but now that the EPA has agreed to launch its scientific analysis of the mine, Cantwell wants the EPA to preempt the environmental review process the EPA itself put in place and simply decide to prevent the operation of the mine out of hand with no science needed to back it up.
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Our Least Sustainable Energy Option

September 7, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Climate Change, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Electric, Energy, Environment, Government, Liberals, Natural Gas, Nuclear Power, Oil, Paul Driessen, President | Comments Off on


Our Least Sustainable Energy Option

-By Paul Driessen

From a land use, economic, environmental or raw materials perspective, wind is unsustainable

President Obama and a chorus of environmentalists, politicians, corporate executives and bureaucrats are perennially bullish on wind power as the bellwether of our “clean energy economy of the future.”

In reality, wind energy may well be the least sustainable and least eco-friendly of all electricity options. Its shortcomings are legion, but the biggest ones can be grouped into eight categories.

Land. As American humorist and philosopher Will Rogers observed, “They ain’t making any more of it.” Wind turbine installations impact vast amounts of land, far more than traditional power plants.
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The Greens Just Love Us to Death

July 13, 2011 | Filed Under Al Gore, Alan Caruba, Anti-Americanism, Barbara Boxer, Budget, Business, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Climate Change, Coal, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Electric, Energy, Environment, Government, Liberals, Natural Gas, Nuclear Power, Oil, President, Taxes | Comments Off on


The Greens Just Love Us to Death

-By Alan Caruba

The vote to end the $6 billion in subsidies to ethanol producers reminded me how much Greens love us all. Surely only love could inspire taking corn and turning it into moonshine, and then mixing it with gasoline. The result caused food riots in far off nations while raising the cost of a gallon of gas every time we fill up at the pump. The ethanol mandates actually reduced the mileage a gallon will provide.

At some point, even the Greens grew disenchanted with ethanol and signaled their permission to end this costly boondoggle to our fearless leaders in Washington, D.C.

You may recall they got off to a strong start when the Environmental Protection Agency was established in 1970. Its first act was to ban DDT and the result of that has been the needless death of millions who could and should have been protected against malaria. The nation these days is experiencing a bed bug population explosion that could be stopped in six months if the EPA would only authorize a pesticide to kill the critters. They won’t.
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Kinzinger Urges Passage of Jobs and Energy Permitting Act

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under Adam Kinzinger, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Electric, Energy, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Natural Gas, Nuclear Power, Oil, President, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Kinzinger Urges Passage of Jobs and Energy Permitting Act

From the Office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, IL)…

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke out on the floor of the House in support of H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011. This bipartisan legislation would ease the permitting process in order to increase domestic energy production opportunities, reduce our addiction on foreign oil and create American jobs.

“The American people are beginning to understand that this Administration and its agencies are having real consequences and real impacts on the unemployment rate, on the joblessness and on the price we are paying on a barrel of oil and a gallon of gasoline,” said Kinzinger. “Every dollar that a gallon of gasoline increases, it is a regressive tax on Americans. Meanwhile, we sit around and argue while bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. have their way.”

Development in two of Alaska’s Arctic seas (the Beaufort and Chukchi), which contain up to 27.9 billion barrels of oil and 122 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, could deliver up to 1 million barrels of oil per day of domestic energy.

Congressman Kinzinger represents the Eleventh Congressional District which is home to three nuclear power plants, hydropower plants, ethanol and biodiesel plants, and an oil refinery. The district embodies the all-of-the-above approach to energy that Kinzinger stands for. Nuclear energy production alone employs more than 2,500 people through the Illinois Valley.

http://kinzinger.house.gov/


Obama’s Plan To Make Your Electric Bills Jump 60 Percent

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Electric, Energy, EPA, Government, Jobs, Liberals, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama’s Plan To Make Your Electric Bills Jump 60 Percent

-By Warner Todd Huston

Only a few days ago I wrote about how Obama’s new EPA rules would force Americans to pay up to 60% more on their electric bills. This weekend, the Chicago Tribune said the same thing.

Leading off saying, “Consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40 to 60 percent in the next few years,” the Trib went on to highlight the same destructive EPA rules I wrote about on Friday.

Coal-fired plants historically have been one of the cheapest ways to generate electricity, but operating costs are expected to increase significantly because of upgrades needed on older plants to meet new environmental regulations. The Illinois Power Agency estimates that by 2017 the energy portion of bills could jump 65 percent from today’s rates.

But one thing the Tribune did not mention. Obama campaigned on forcing us to pay that 60% more on our electric bills. Obama wants to bankrupt the electric industry, he wants us to lose jobs, he wants us to be soaked to pay more for our energy. He wants this because he feels America should be taken down a notch or two He wants to hobble this country. It’s what he’s said since day one… (See the following video)
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Obama’s New EPA Rules Would Destroy Our Energy Sector

June 10, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Electric, Energy, EPA, Ethics, Government, Jobs, Labor Law, Liberals, Nanny State, President, Regulation, Rights, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Half of America’s energy comes from coal-fired power plants but Obama’s new EPA rules would about destroy the coal industry driving our energy costs through the roof. That’s not all they would do, either.

Even Paul Bedard of USNews says that Obama’s new EPA rules will “slam the coal industry so hard that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost.”

Analysis by the National Economic Research Associates says that these two new EPA regulations would be “among the most expensive ever imposed by the agency on coal-fueled power plants, dramatically increasing electricity rates and natural gas prices and leading to substantial job losses,” and would cost the U.S. electric sector nearly $18 billion a year.
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Jon Huntsman: ‘We Won’t be Spending Time in Iowa’

June 4, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Electric, Energy, Government, Liberals, Natural Gas, Nuclear Power, Oil, President, Republicans, RightPundits.com, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Jon Huntsman: ‘We Won’t be Spending Time in Iowa’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Looks like GOP candidate for president Jon Hunstman has decided that he won’t bother with the Iowa Caucus during this primary season. Huntsman claims he’s skipping Iowa because he refuses to support ethanol subsidies.

At a stop in New Hampshire, Huntsman RightPundits.com.


Will a Lloyd Dobler Economy Save Us?

June 4, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Climate Change, Coal, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Electric, Energy, Environment, EPA, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Will a Lloyd Dobler Economy Save Us?

-By Beth Shaw

Will a Lloyd Dobler economy save us? That’s the question being asked around the internet today and we can surely expect more of that sort of question as we are seeing more and more headlines of looming economic disaster, both nationally and globally.

What is getting in the way of the United States creating, building, producing and hiring?
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Illinois GOP Betray Own Platform

June 1, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Coal, DREAM Act, Economy/Finances, Education, Electric, Energy, Ethics, Gambling, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Immigration/Immigrants, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Republicans, Taxes, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Illinois GOP Betray Own Platform

-By Warner Todd Huston

With the latest three votes, the Illinois GOP has shown itself to be little else but Democrat lite and has shown that even planks in its own platform are meaningless when it comes to voting time.

The last Illinois Republican Party platform was produced and approved in 2008 (See .pdf here) and there hasn’t been another one since.

Lets start our scolding with the recent vote to wildly expand gambling in Illinois, a bill that 21 Republicans voted for, shall we?

SB744 passed this weekend with a 65-60 vote in the Illinois House. 21 Republicans voted “yea” on this despite what their own party platform say. That platform says…
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Fed Up With The Price At The Pump?

May 25, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, Peter Roskam, President, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Fed Up With The Price At The Pump?

This new video from the House Energy Action Team, a group of House Republicans dedicated to pushing the Administration to adopt commonsense energy policies, does a fine job to elucidate some of the problems we face in our energy sector.

More on the House Energy Action Team (HEAT): The Goal is to present a clear message of viable energy policy alternatives that are clearly communicated to the American public. H.E.A.T. will clearly demonstrate that House Republicans are on the side of the consuming public and business community who are increasingly harmed by the high energy prices.

In short: H.E.A.T. will convey that robust domestic energy production creates thousands of good jobs and enhances our national security.

Republican Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R, Calif.) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R, Ill) are co-chairs of H.E.A.T.


Children’s Book Publisher Collapses to Radical Environmentalist Pressure

May 19, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Children, Climate Change, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Energy, Environment, Government, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Extremist environmentalists have won yet another victory for propagandizing our children in schools by forcing Scholastic Books to junk a proposed energy-themed classroom education packet that treated the subject in a more even handed mode in favor of a program that only pushes extremist enviro policies. Yes, once again, the hard-core, anti-capitalist left has won a victory to control what our kids are taught in our schools.

As we learn from Commentary Magazine, Scholastic’s energy program has been under attack from the far left for weeks. Mother Jones Magazine, The New York Times, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and the group aptly named “Treehugger” have been attacking the children’s book publisher to force them to jettison the proposed series because Scholastic had authored the program in partnership with the American Coal Foundation.

The 4th grade lesson program was built on a larger look at America’s energy products including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power along with the so-called green energies of wind and solar power. But the inclusion of traditional (and technologically possible) forms of energy like coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear was enough to send the heads of the radical enviro-wacko’s heads spinning.
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Roskam Remarks at House Energy Action Team Press Conference on Energy Bills

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Coal, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Energy, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, Peter Roskam, President, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Roskam Remarks at House Energy Action Team Press Conference on Energy Bills

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (Ill., 6th)…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Peter Roskam, Chief Deputy Whip, spoke at the House Energy Action Team (HEAT)’s press conference on current energy legislation to lower gas prices and create jobs. Today, the House passed H.R. 1229, the Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act, and will soon vote on H.R. 1231, Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act. Roskam is the co-chair of H.E.A.T.

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Wanted: A Commonsense U.S. Energy Policy

May 10, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Energy, Free Trade, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, Peter Roskam, Republicans, Taxes | 2 Comments

By Congressman Peter Roskam (R, Ill.)

Americans have weathered one economic storm after another over the last few years. Yet, time and again, Washington policies have only made our families’ woes worse. From a failed trillion dollar stimulus to a healthcare overhaul that costs jobs and makes healthcare more expensive, Washington policies keep making it harder when Americans need the help most.

The latest: gas. Just as our economy is showing signs of recovery, gas prices are skyrocketing. In Chicagoland, a gallon of gas already costs over $4.50. That means pain for family budgets and employers trying to control costs and hire new workers. But smart federal policies can help. If we choose wisely, we can help lower energy costs for families with an all-of-the-above energy approach.

Taking advantage of America’s natural resources is a commonsense way to lower gas prices, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and create jobs here. Unfortunately, many refuse to listen to commonsense.
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Greenpeace Admits Coal Power a Job Creator

April 22, 2011 | Filed Under Business, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Climate Change, Coal, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Environment, Free Trade, Government, Liberals, North Carolina, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Greenpeace Admits Coal Power a Job Creator

-By Warner Todd Huston

Recently the enviro-centric group Greenpeace issued an extensive report scolding the “dirty” energy choices made by tech giants like Apple, Google, and Facebook. Greenpeace is all exercised over the fact that many of these companies have moved to North Carolina to take advantage of the coal-produced energy there because the costs are cheaper than the power in other regions. Amusingly, Greenpeace seemed to have completely missed the fact that coal obviously creates jobs or all these companies wouldn’t be moving to North Carolina in the first place.

Greenpeace has its nose out of joint because Google, Facebook, and Apple have moved data centers to NC to take advantage of “low-cost energy” that it claims produces a “corresponding lack of commitment to clean energy.” The eco group is aghast that “misplaced tax incentives” bring jobs and economic success to rural North Carolina.

All that capitalism is horrible, I suppose.
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Earth Day and Environmental Insanity

April 22, 2011 | Filed Under Africa, Alan Caruba, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Cap and Trade, Climate Change, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Environment, EU, Europe, Islamofascism, Japan, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, PCism, Science, Society/Culture, Taxes, Terrorism, UN, Western Civilization | Comments Off on


Earth Day and Environmental Insanity

-By Alan Caruba

Anyone who has been paying any attention to the environmental movement has got to have concluded it is insane.

  • While the United States stands poised on defaulting on its ever-growing debt — the highest in the nation’s history;
  • While wars and insurrections are waged in the Middle East, across northern Africa, and in the Ivory Coast;
  • While Japan struggles to deal with a major earthquake and nuclear plant meltdown;
  • While Islam wages terrorism worldwide, and
  • While European nations attempt to deal with their own financial crisis, the environmentalists — Greens — engage in the most absurd frauds and nonsense since the Dark Ages.

In news from the United Nations — a misnomer if ever there was one — Bolivia is proposing a UN treaty that will give “Mother Earth” the same rights as accorded to human beings. It has just passed a domestic law that grants these rights to bugs, trees, and all other natural things in its own country.

According to the Bolivian proposal, humans have sought to “dominate and exploit” the Earth in ways that threaten the “well-being and existence of many beings” such as malaria-bearing mosquitoes, lice and ticks that spread disease, trees that provide timber for shelter and countless other uses, venomous snakes, and every other creature upon which we depend for food—beef, chickens, and fish, to name just three.
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Reps. Kinzinger, Biggert Tour Eleventh Congressional District Power Plants

April 21, 2011 | Filed Under Adam Kinzinger, Budget, Coal, Congress, Economy/Finances, Energy, GOP, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Nuclear Power, Oil, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Reps. Kinzinger, Biggert Tour Eleventh Congressional District Power Plants

From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, 11th District)…

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congresswoman Judy Biggert (IL-13), a member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee this week toured together the Dresden Generating Station as well as the General Electric (GE) facility in Morris, IL. In addition, Kinzinger toured the Lyondell Basell Plant, also in Morris.

Congressman Kinzinger represents a congressional district that is home to three nuclear power plants, hydropower plants, ethanol and biodiesel plants, and two oil refineries. The Eleventh District embodies the all-of-the-above approach to energy that Kinzinger says we must stand for. Nuclear energy production plays a critical role in our local economy by employing more than 2,500 people through the Illinois Valley resulting in an annual payroll of $177 million and over $54 million going to local taxing bodies. Kinzinger says the key to making the U.S. energy secure is by continuing and expanding the use of nuclear power.
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Kinzinger: We Need an ‘All of the Above Energy Policy’

April 14, 2011 | Filed Under Adam Kinzinger, Budget, Coal, Congress, Conservatives, Economy/Finances, Energy, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Nuclear Power, Oil, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Kinzinger: We Need an ‘All of the Above Energy Policy’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Earlier this week I participated in a media call-in with Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL, 11th District) on which he discussed the budget and other issues.

Unfortunately, I missed the fist few minutes because one of the other journalists must not have muted his phone and his noise was so loud that I could not hear the first few minutes.

In any case I asked the Congressman a question about how conservatives were taking the the budget deal that Speaker Boehner negotiated with the Senate and the President and the congressman said that it was only the beginning. He pledged that he and the other freshmen would continue to push hard on more cuts and noted that this was a good beginning.
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Roskam and Kinzinger Applaud House Passage of Energy Tax Prevention Act

April 8, 2011 | Filed Under Adam Kinzinger, Budget, Capitalism, Coal, Congress, Economy/Finances, Energy, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Nuclear Power, Oil, Peter Roskam, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C. | Comments Off on


Roskam and Kinzinger Applaud House Passage of Energy Tax Prevention Act

Bill prevents EPA from instituting job-crushing energy taxes

Congressman Peter Roskam, Chief Deputy Whip, and Congressman Adam Kinzinger have issued statements after the House passed the Energy Tax Prevention Act, 255 – 172, to block the EPA from imposing cap-and-trade by regulation:

Congressman Peter Roskam

“I applaud the House for blocking new job-crushing energy taxes on families and employers. Americans have already overwhelmingly rejected a national energy tax by cap and trade, and the EPA’s proposal is just a back-door effort to accomplish exactly that by regulation. Unilaterally regulating greenhouse gases would increase energy costs in every home and every business, meaning higher bills and less jobs. It would cripple manufacturers – job creators – who use roughly one-third of our nation’s energy. For my manufacturers in the western and northwestern suburbs of Chicago, I’m glad the House acted to stop this job-crushing regulation.”

http://roskam.house.gov/

Congressman Adam Kinzinger

“Twenty-one months ago, Washington Democrats forced passage of the controversial cap and trade legislation through the House of Representatives. While cap and trade failed in the Senate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is still attempting to enforce a backdoor cap and trade system on the American people.

“Today, the House approved the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. Without this legislation, we are simply stepping to the side while the EPA imposes a cap-and-trade agenda which could mean even higher gas prices, increased utility rates, manufacturing jobs being sent overseas, and hampering our overall economic recovery.

“The Energy Tax Prevention Act is an effective, bipartisan approach to stop the EPA’s cap and tax agenda. It takes necessary steps to protect jobs and restores the Clean Air Act to its original purpose by repealing action already taken by the EPA to impose a bureaucratic climate change agenda.

“Manufacturers and energy producers at the local and national level, such as Edison Power in the Eleventh Congressional District and the National Association of Manufacturers, have made it clear that the Energy Tax Prevention Act is necessary in order to curtail the EPA’s overreaching regulations and create the certainty job creators need to grow their businesses and get more folks back to work here at home.

“Congress must focus on removing these regulatory obstacles in order to create long-term economic growth.”

http://kinzinger.house.gov/


Against All Energy Anywhere

April 1, 2011 | Filed Under Alan Caruba, Barack Obama, Budget, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Government, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, President, Taxes | Comments Off on


Against All Energy Anywhere

-By Alan Caruba

One of the great afflictions of the environmentalists—Greens—everywhere is a profound lack of understanding of the role that energy plays in whether a nation prospers or just limps along, barely keeping the lights on.

A classic case is the communist paradise of North Korea that is almost completely dark at night while just across the 38th parallel, South Korea is ablaze with light, energy, and a thriving economy.

Dedicated Greens don’t really like any kind of energy whether it is nuclear, provided by burning coal, from natural gas, oil or from hydropower. They think that wind power is trouble-free and cost effective when it is neither. They feel the same way about solar power. Both are deemed acceptable because they don’t “emit” anything. This viewpoint is not merely naïve, it is profoundly stupid.
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First Obamacare Waivers Now EPA Rules Waivers

February 3, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Climate Change, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Energy, Environment, EPA, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, President, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Obama Administration is quickly becoming the most corrupt administration in American history. Recently we reported about the mounting number of waivers that Obama is giving his union pals and union supporters so that they can get away from having to suffer under his Obamacare law and now the president’s jobs-killing greenhouse gas rules levied upon the nation using his fiat EPA powers are also being set aside for his best buddies. Naturally, all those getting these big waivers were big donors to Obama’s campaign.

At this point we are up to over 700 Obamacare waivers given to his union pals and other campaign donors and now the EPA has announced the first waiver for the new greenhouse gas rules that really haven’t even been implemented exactly yet.

Timothy Carney reports that General Electric has been the lucky, lucky recipient of a waiver for Obama’s EPA rules. Yes, very lucky, indeed.
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Jaw, Jaw and Bromides: Obama’s State of His Next Campaign for President Address

January 26, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Energy, Gays, GOP, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, President, Regulation, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Jaw, Jaw and Bromides: Obama’s State of His Next Campaign for President Address

-By Warner Todd Huston

I sat through President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address last night. During the event I live Tweeted the whole thing (You can read that all at http://twitter.com/#!/warnerthuston) and ended up with an empty feeling and a headache. Obama’s address was long on calls for spending, filled with bromides, and weighted with jaw, jaw but pretty short on substance. In fact, it seemed like his 12 new spending ideas and his patriotic vagaries was simply his first step onto the 2012 campaign trail as opposed to a serious address to the nation.

Obama fittingly began his address citing John Boehner, the new Speaker of the House, and memorializing the wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. He then said that we had a “robust” debate in our politics and averred that it was one thing for the parties to sit together that night but it depended on what they all do “tomorrow” and he used that point to plead for moving forward with more bi-partisanship.

Tellingly, even as Obama has paid lip service to bipartisanship for three years, when he became president neither he nor his party made any moves to implement any bipartisanship. In fact, when Democrat Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House she never met with any Republicans on anything. This whole claim or bipartisanship is simply a farce on Obama’s part and Obama continued that farce in the SOTU speech.
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As Japan Abandons Emissions Caps, Obama Rushes Headlong Toward It

January 1, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Climate Change, Coal, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Environment, EPA, Government, Japan, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, President, Regulation, Republicans, Taxes, Unemployment, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Even as the Japanese have abandoned its national emissions trading scheme because they’ve realized how many jobs would be lost as a result of the draconian regulations involved, President Obama continues to claim that he wants to impose similar jobs-killing regulations on America.

Japan initially announced that its national carbon trading scheme was to have been approved in the now concluding parliamentary session. But common sense and business interests have delayed the bill until the next session begins in January putting the future of the law into question.

Japan’s National Strategy Minister, Koichiro Gemba, who was appointed to review the government’s core green policy steps, said the trading scheme needed further careful study, indicating that it had effectively been shelved.

Japanese authorities are coming to realize that the emissions cuts that the island nation had imagined it would achieve will cost jobs and severely hamper their business sector. Stark realizations are dawning on the Japanese that emissions goals would be “nearly impossible to meet” without deep cuts in emissions by manufacturers, the power infrastructure, not to mention homes and business buildings.
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The Con in Cancun: UN Climate Change Summit Update

December 2, 2010 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Climate Change, Coal, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Government, Liberals, Mexico, Nuclear Power, Oil, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

I am here in Cancun, Mexico investigating the U.N. Climate Change Conference to see what sort of wonderful solutions to save our very planet are being planned for all of us here in sunny Mexico. It’s always nice that we can come to save the planet… at a nice resort hotel complex… on a beach… in a moderate clime… isn’t it?

For those of you that are unaware of what this conference is about, this conference is being called COP16/CMP6. That stands for — prepare to doze off here — the 16th edition of Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) and the 6th Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP). Just like the UN to puff itself up with grand sounding titles, isn’t it?

And it’s a good thing we are here in time to save the earth, too. I mean what with thousands of delegates having winged their way here on private jets and as they drive themselves about in fleets of armored SUVs, as well as the hundreds if not a thousand or more Agentes Policiacos Federales and military personnel driving about in trucks toting machine guns and armored vests to keep us all safe from drug cartels, why it’s about the nick of time that we are here to save the planet.
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Denying Americans Their Own Energy

November 28, 2010 | Filed Under Alan Caruba, Budget, Coal, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Energy, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Oil, President, Republicans, Taxes | Comments Off on


Denying Americans Their Own Energy

-By Alan Caruba

What kind of government deliberately denies its citizens access to the energy they need to live, to conduct business, to transport goods, to travel, and to just turn on the lights? Answer: The United States of America.

In a letter to members of the G-20, the finance ministers and central bankers of leading industrial nations, President Obama said, “We should make sustained effort to carry through with our groundbreaking Pittsburgh commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies.”

The result of such action would give international energy companies in other nations a large competitive advantage while penalizing U.S. oil and natural gas companies.
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