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Clean Power -- How Obama's "Green Legacy" Will Shut Down the Economy

CleanCoal_powerplant_DOE1 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support from President Obama, is heading up a move that would make the cost of electricity skyrocket and do unprecedented damage to the economy. President Obama is supporting the EPA's move as a part of his own plan to leave a "green legacy" when he leaves the White House.  The cost of Obama's legacy to the country may be worth it to him, but to average Americans who already pay too much for electricity, the prospects of these new policies are frightening! According Read more [...] Continue reading →

Oil Company Stops Drilling without Environmentalists Forcing a Halt

shell oil An oil company already has market incentives to not drill too much and to preserve resources for the future. An oil company stopped drilling in the Arctic. Environmentalists rejoiced. But this shows us something about resource management. According to The Associated Press, “Shell ceases Alaska Arctic drilling, cites disappointing results from exploratory well.” Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast following disappointing results from an exploratory Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary Clinton and Keystone: Greens Cheer as She Protects U.S. Oil?

keystone The story on Hillary Clinton and Keystone Pipeline shows the Left’s dominance of the Democrat Party and the cluelessness of the media. Politico reports on Hillary Clinton and Keystone Pipeline politics: "Hillary's Keystone pivot draws greens' cheers." Hillary Clinton's left turn on the Keystone XL oil pipeline won her heaps of praise Tuesday from the same climate activists who had spent five years denouncing her silence on the most divisive environmental controversy of Barack Obama's presidency. But Read more [...] Continue reading →

Doing Solyndra Over Again

solar panels The path that led to the Solyndra bankruptcy is being re-traced by the White House. I posted a month ago that Barack Obama was “doubling down on the Solyndra model.” I’m sure I wasn’t the only person thinking of what happened to Solyndra at the time, but yesterday I saw someone else mention it. Katie Tubb writes at the Daily Signal, “The Lessons From Solyndra Still Haven’t Been Learned.” The similarities between what the Executive Branch is doing now and what they did before are Read more [...] Continue reading →

Recession Hits Next Door

fiscal cliff_02 Canada is now officially acknowledged to be in recession. From AFP we read: “Canada officially enters recession.” Reeling from low oil prices, Canada fell into a recession in the first half of the year, government data confirmed Tuesday, putting Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the defensive in the run-up to October elections. According to Statistics Canada, the economy contracted 0.5 percent in the second quarter after retreating 0.8 percent in the previous three months. It Read more [...] Continue reading →

Fake CIA Agent and Real EPA Liar Gets Sentenced

epa logo He was a fake CIA agent who managed to get paid for doing no work for the EPA. The man Bob Allen wrote about back in February is finally getting sentenced for his frauds. John C. Beale was a fake CIA agent who deceived his boss so that he didn’t have to do any work but still got paid. Why did he do it? He claims he did it for the money but he also confesses he did it for the thrill: NBC News reports, The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was sentenced Read more [...] Continue reading →

Eurocrats Increase Carbon Emissions by Cap and Trade Scheme

carbon tax Those brilliant Eurocrats created a financial incentive through the U.N. to increase carbon emissions. There is no way that many powerful planners did not foresee this happening. I can only assume they didn’t care. Perhaps they got kickbacks and they actually wanted the system to work the way it is, in fact, working. Pretending this is a surprise is like pretending no one foresaw Greece becoming a huge financial problem when they were admitted into the EU. Lets rehearse how Cap and Trade Read more [...] Continue reading →

Barack Obama Orders Energy Companies, Conservatives to Fall in Line

solar panels All energy companies should bow to his immense wisdom about the entire future of the global environment and economy. Having just suggested that Obama may be deliberately antagonizing conservatives by sounding completely arrogant, let me now hasten to add that there is no doubt that the President is the incarnation of arrogance and self-worship. How else could a man with his track record demand submission from energy companies and conservatives? How could he not realize how stupid he sounds? Yet Read more [...] Continue reading →

Greenpeace Attacks Barack Obama for Allowing Arctic Drilling

obama big oil The president of Greenpeace calls Obama “deeply hypocritical” for letting Shell do Arctic drilling while touring Alaska to oppose global warming. You notice how the media can pump up a minority position by simply treating them as if they are worth paying attention to. The seventh Planned Parenthood video has been released and many still don’t know anything about it. Greenpeace grumbles and it makes headlines. Politico gives us a clever headline: “Greens decry Obama’s Shell game.” See Read more [...] Continue reading →

Clean Energy Jobs Act: Take the Money and Run

sowell understand politics Taxes were raised on the promise that the Clean Energy Jobs Act would create jobs. Didn’t happen. No one in government cares. While crime is almost always an application of laziness, people who commit crimes for their primary or secondary income do often learn to work. They try not to get caught. They know it is possible that they might get caught. They have every incentive to be careful and cautious. People who work scams will try to avoid running into their earlier victims. They will move Read more [...] Continue reading →

Barack Obama Doubling Down on the Solyndra Model

solar panels Liberals think the next Solyndra will work if only the President enacts enough regulations. The only lesson Liberals in power are capable of “learning,” it seems, is that they didn’t use enough power the last time they failed. If they had only found a way to provide more money, regulate more strictly, tax more heavily, or exercise more power in some other way, then all their plans would succeed. Failures never teach them that their plans were wrong but only that they need to try again with Read more [...] Continue reading →

Sixteen States Reject Energy Regulations that Will Destroy Their Economies

obama-tuxedo The states reject energy regulations that Barack Obama is imposing on the nation. Reading the Associated Press story, I wonder how Barack Obama thinks he can get away with this. Does he want a Republican to win the presidency in 2016? Every Republican candidate should spell out how energy prices are going to be jacked up by the President’s use of executive authority. Sixteen states want nothing to do with it. The campaign to stop President Barack Obama's sweeping emissions limits on power Read more [...] Continue reading →