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Total Pawlenty Turnaround on Global Warming

By Paul Chesser I’ve been tough (I think) in challenging former Minnesota Gov. (and now presidential candidate) Tim Pawlenty​ about his past support for cap-and-trade and policies to constrain carbon dioxide emissions. In December 2009, when he first started visiting New Hampshire, he was still talking like CO2 was pollution, and still failed to remove […]

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US Governors Ask Congress To Stop EPA Rules

By Siobhan Hughes (Dow Jones) Governors of 18 U.S. states on Wednesday urged Congress to stop “harmful” Environmental Protection Agency regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions, saying the agency isn’t equipped to deal with “the very real potential for economic harm.” The governors, led by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, made their request in a letter to Senate […]

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Corn-Based Ethanol a Case Study in Law of Unintended Consequences

Corn prices have more than doubled in the past two years, contributing to sharp rises in the price of virtually everything in the American economy. Obvious products like corn flakes and meat aren’t the only commodities affected. Soda, beer, motor vehicle fuel, medicines and even car parts rely on corn-based substances in their production. Ethanol-based […]

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Pawlenty, Other Governors Propagandize for CCS in New Video

  “Ahead of the Curve” (two parts - total runtime: 14 minutes) Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is a global warming mitigation think-tank largely funded by the Rockefeller Brothers that has had a hand in creating a cookie-cutter climate change plan for many states. A new video produced by Sea Studios, titled “Ahead of the Curve” […]

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How Governors Keep State Legislators Out of the Loop

The debate about global warming is over, say environmental activists. Now comes the hard task of developing a national global warming policy. To use nightmare scenarios to forge national policies the activists have decided to circumvent the outgoing Bush administration – and more to the point, Congress – and get state governors to follow their […]

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A Consultancy Born of Advocacy

The state of Minnesota hired the Center for Climate Strategies as its “consultant” to assist in the development of environmental policy recommendations. The close relationship between the advocacy-oriented Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Center for Climate Strategies, which has managed global warming commissions (it claims as an “objective consultant”) for governors in several states, has been well established. Statements […]

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KSTP Finally Breaks Metro Media Silence

Kudos to KSTP-TV for finally breaking the apparent Twin Cities media boycott of GlobalClimateScam.com.  Today KSTP aired a news story on our campaign and its potentially conflict with Governor Pawlenty’s agenda.  A press release announcing the campaign was originally issued to all major Twin Cities media outlets in mid-February in conjunction with the first billboard advertisement being posted […]

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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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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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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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