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Where is the Green Jobs Explosion?

By Ed Morrissey When Barack Obama spoke of “necessarily bankrupting” coal-fueled electricity producers, he claimed that the explosion in “green jobs” would replace the workers dislocated by penalizing fossil fuels.  So far, though, there is little evidence of any explosion in green jobs, or even significant job creation at all.  As Politico reports, the Obama […]

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EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

Human sardines Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years. By Bruno Waterfield The European Commission on Monday unveiled a “single European transport area” aimed at enforcing “a profound shift in transport patterns […]

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White House: Global Warming Out, ‘Global Climate Disruption’ In

From Fox News From the administration that brought you “man-caused disaster” and “overseas contingency operation,” another terminology change is in the pipeline.The White House wants the public to start using the term “global climate disruption” in place of “global warming” — fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than […]

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The Environmental Movement in Retreat

By George F. Will The collapsing crusade for legislation to combat climate change raises a question: Has ever a political movement made so little of so many advantages? Its implosion has continued since “the Cluster of Copenhagen, when world leaders assembled for the single most unproductive and chaotic global gathering ever held.” So says Walter […]

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Generation Gap

The Kerry-Lieberman energy bill would enervate America By Pete duPont A year ago the Waxman-Markey energy regulation bill passed the House. Now before the Senate is the Kerry-Lieberman energy regulation bill, which includes many of the same damaging provisions–government control of many aspects of energy generation, distribution and prices.The debate on this bill is of […]

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Emanuel Open to Limited Climate Bill

By Darren Samuelsohn President Obama’s chief of staff opened the door on Friday for a limited Senate climate bill that focuses on capping greenhouse gases from power plants. Rahm Emanuel told the Wall Street Journal that “a whole range of ideas will be discussed” when Obama hosts senators at the White House next Wednesday, including […]

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Congress Must Stop EPA Power Grab

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to seize new power to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide unless Congress acts to stop them.  Carbon dioxide is neither a pollutant nor a threat to human life or the environment. Despite new predictions that the Earth is entering a new cooling phase, the EPA intends to cap carbon […]

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Time to Fight Back Against the EPA’s Power Grab

By Phil Kerpen President Obama has been very made clear that his top domestic priorities are health care and global warming. We all know what happened on health care. Now the date is set for the key Senate showdown on global warming: June 10. That’s when the Senate will vote on a resolution introduced by […]

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Details of New Senate Climate Bill Emerge

By Reuters Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) are scheduled to formally unveil on Wednesday a compromise U.S. climate change bill they want passed this year. Besides bringing down emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases blamed for global warming, it would expand offshore oil drilling and nuclear-power production in a move […]

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Graham Withdraws Support for Climate Legislation

By Juliet Eilperin The effort to enact comprehensive climate and energy legislation this year suffered a critical blow Saturday when Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), the key Republican proponent of the bill, withdrew his support because of what he said was a “cynical political” decision by Democrats to advance immigration legislation first. The move forced […]

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Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Releases Report on CRU (Climategate) Controversy

Senator Inhofe Intruduces Report to EPW Committee The Minority Staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works released a report today titled, “‘Consensus’ Exposed: The CRU Controversy.” The report covers the controversy surrounding emails and documents released from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU). It examines the extent to which […]

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Texas to Challenge US Greenhouse Gas Rules

Texas suit one of several to challenge EPA By Ed Stoddard Texas and several national industry groups on Tuesday filed separate petitions in federal court challenging the government’s authority to regulate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Texas, which leads U.S. states in carbon dioxide emissions due to its heavy concentration of oil refining and other industries, […]

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