Congress considers Keystone XL as Louisiana hangs in balance

Photo credit: lightfoot from morguefile.com By Rick Manning Who would have guessed that the November 4 election results would break the logjam on an issue that pits North American energy independence and radical environmentalists determined to stop the use of fossil fuels? Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana did not lose on election day, but she also did not win.  Due […]

EU climate compromise: I will if you will

By Marita Noon After the 2009 Copenhagen global climate conference failed to produce a legally-binding global treaty to replace the lapsing Kyoto Protocol, climate campaigners are eager to put some kind of win on the board. Therefore, despite threats to veto the deal and discussions that ran into the wee hours, the European Union’s agreement on a new set of […]

Regcession: Why Americans aren’t feeling Obama’s ‘vigorous recovery’

By Marita Noon President Obama is trying, according to CNN, to “convince voters of a vigorous recovery that a majority still doubts.” Describing comments the president made on October 2 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, CNN calls his attempt, the “political problem inherent in having to describe an economic recovery that many Americans still aren’t feeling.” […]

People’s Climate March wants to change the economy, not the weather

By Marita Noon Americans are generous people. We want to believe the best in others. We’ve tried to accept the narrative out of the White House that Islam is a peaceful religion. There’s been talk of the good Muslims reining in the bad — before they ruin the reputation of all Muslims. But then, the Islamic extremists have posted videos […]

EPA: Hurting poor families worst

By Tom Toth News for low-income households facing another brutal winter in New England is again bleak. One of the largest energy providers in the region announced recently that energy costs for a typical household could top $150 a month this winter — a 37 percent increase over just last year. For many poorer families, that $40 per month increase […]

Global warming zealot McCarthy of EPA plays race card

A version of this article was originally published on Investors.com. By Bill Wilson You can’t argue with global warming zealots: Whatever the thermometer reads, they’re right and you’re wrong. Whatever the short-term, intermediate or long-term data suggest, all these eco-radicals see is additional proof of their distorted worldview. Hot summers? Mild winters? That’s global warming. Mild summers? Frigid winters? That’s global warming, […]

Obama anti-energy nominee thwarted

By Ron Arnold The Natural Resources Defense Council will gain a new president and the Obama administration will lose Rhea Sun Suh, controversial anti-oil and gas nominee for head of the huge bureaucracy that runs the national parks and fish and wildlife service in the Department of the Interior. That announcement last week culminated a bruising confirmation process that Suh, […]

The United Nations accidentally gets something right

By Rick Manning The opening words on the website introducing the United Nations Climate Summit read, “Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow.” In the spirit of the left-wing newspaper fact checkers who […]

Cartoon: First Climate Change Summit

By William Warren

New EPA killer coolant regs a crony boon to DuPont

By Tom Toth The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to speed up the process of phasing out and banning the cooling agent used in most cars and refrigerators (HFC-134a). This isn’t the first of such moves from the EPA. In 1978, the federal environmental agency began banning the use of Freon in the U.S. because the coolant allegedly […]

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