Archive | February, 2008

Pawlenty's Carbon Emmissions Proposal Shot-Down at NGA

Robert Novak reports today that it was a less than favorable National Governor’s Association (NGA) meeting for the organization’s chairman, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.  His carbon-emissions proposal was shot down by bipartisan opposition. According to Novak, this did not help Pawlenty’s vice presidential aspirations.  We can only hope that Pawlenty’s pubic policy proposals being developed for […]

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Plug-in Cars Could Actually Increase Air Pollution

The expected introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could cut U.S. gasoline use, but could increase deadly air pollution in some areas, two reports say.That’s because a plug-in’s lower tailpipe emissions may be offset by smokestack emissions from the utility generating plants supplying electricity to recharge the big batteries that allow plug-ins to run up […]

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Studies Warn Of Mercury Risk In Energy-Saving Bulbs

Energy-saving, spiral fluorescent bulbs that may help in the battle against global warming could pose a health risk to babies, small children and pregnant women, according to two new studies. The Vermont-based Mercury Policy Project study showed the bulbs pose a threat of mercury poisoning if they break, prompting the federal Environmental Protection Agency and […]

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Exposing the Corruption Behind Minnesota's Climate Change 'Consultant'

This video from a Colorado talk show exposes the corruption behind the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS), the so-called “consulting” organization hired by the State of Minnesota to “assist” in the development of policy recommendations for the Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG).  CCS travels the nation “advising” state governments on developing state climate change strategies.  While […]

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Governor Pawlenty Goes to Vegas to Make New Global Warming Friends

According to the Star Tribune, Gov. Tim Pawlenty will travel to Las Vegas next week to be a keynote speaker at a renewable energy conference that also will feature U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada.  Pawlenty will address the Power-Gen Renewable Energy & Fuels conference on Tuesday afternoon.  More than 3,000 leading players in […]

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Global Warming? New Data Shows Ice Is Back

Are the world’s ice caps melting because of climate change, or are the reports just a lot of scare mongering by the advocates of the global warming theory? Scare mongering appears to be the case, according to reports from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that reveal that almost all the allegedly “lost” […]

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Global Warming? It's the Coldest Winter in Decades!

NEW evidence has cast doubt on claims that the world’s ice-caps are melting, it emerged last night.  Satellite data shows that concerns over the levels of sea ice may have been premature.  It was feared that the polar caps were vanishing because of the effects of global warming.  But figures from the respected US National […]

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There's No Need to 'Save' the Polar Bear

Exxon used to encourage motorists to ”put a tiger in your tank.” Well, a different animal may begin influencing traffic soon. Polar bears could force drivers to shell out even more money for gasoline. Why? Because environmental groups are pushing to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, and […]

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Pawlenty and Minnesota Climate Change

Paul Chesser, Climate Strategies Watch Here in Minnesota, where I’ve been the last two days talking about the state’s Climate Change Advisory Group and explaining what can be expected in their recommendations, the Center for Climate Strategies has not been able to push all their greenhouse gas-reduction ideas as robustly as they have been able […]

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Whoops: Ethanol Exacerbates Greenhouse Gases

The Wall Street Journal has reported the results of two independent studies that suggest the widespread use of ethanol from corn could result in nearly twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the gasoline it would replace because of expected land-use changes, researchers concluded Thursday.  The study challenges the rush to biofuels as a response to global […]

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Climate Change Will Cost Us

The global-warming panic agenda is all about government growth and lifestyle control, couched in more pleasant-sounding terms like “incentives,” “efficiency” and “climate-friendly.” They are anything but innocuous. This is becoming clear in the Gopher State. Minnesota’s Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG) recently approved its recommendations for Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who appointed its members, and for […]

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