Obama's Energy Team has its Own 'Inconvenient Truths'

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

By Pete Chagnon and Jody Brown

Officials with the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) say president-elect Obama’s picks for energy secretary, EPA administrator, and energy and climate czar are troubling.


President-elect Obama has chosen Steven Chu as energy secretary, Lisa Jackson as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, and Carol Browner (formerly EPA administrator under Bill Clinton for seven years) as his energy and climate czar. But while the mainstream media and Obama supporters are applauding the picks, at least one critic suggests those offering the accolades are not fully informed.
According to Iain Murray, a CEI senior fellow in energy, science, and technology, “the people who don’t really care about the economic effects of their policies” are the one singing the praises of Obama’s choices to head up his energy program. Murray is author of The Really Inconvenient Truths — a critical look at global warming.
Murray tells Fox News that by picking more former Clinton appointees, Obama has undercut his promise to bring a new voice to the debate on environmental issues. “This is the sort of thing that indicates that Obama is going to be very, very much a part of the environmentalist establishment,” he stated.
In addition, Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy at CEI, points out that all the appointees are dedicated environmentalists. “They are all committed, I believe, to what president-elect Obama says is his agenda, which is to spend an awful lot of taxpayer money on creating so-called ‘green jobs,'” says Ebell.

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7 Responses to Obama's Energy Team has its Own 'Inconvenient Truths'

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  2. Neil F. December 21, 2008 at 8:41 pm #

    I’m not at all suprised by this. What makes me just laugh out loud is the fact that POTUS-elect is resurrecting the Clinton administration?!?!?!?!? Hope and change, hope and change. What a joke! All I can do is shake my head in incredulity. I can’t think of anything else, it’s either laugh or cry. I see no hope for the near future. However, I did see one silver lining. The History Channel had a show on about the little ice age. They descibed the little ice age just as it was decribed by the global warming deniers who are in the Freinds Of Science http://www.friendsofscience.org/index.php?id=172 video. It also said that the idea of a static (or unchanging, for those of you who voted for Obama) climate is a myth. So we do have a number of scientists that dipute AGW (that is Anthropogenic {human caused} Global Warming, for those of you that voted for Obama), and the current cooling period will eventually put the lie to the alarmism. Unfortunately, we have just (stupidly) elected a president whos agenda includes the implentation of policys designed to fight AGW. So, even though facts and truth are on are side, we are still boned. (Yes, I did steal the whole “for those of you that voted for Obama” thing from Rush Limbaugh. But it’s just so true! Besides I don’t think Rush would mind me using it.)

  3. Neil F. December 21, 2008 at 9:26 pm #

    I’m sorry, I just watched the video I pasted into my previous post. It is the 2nd edition. I watched it a few years ago, but that was the first edition. In the first edition they went more in depth into the little ice age and the warming period that preceeded it. The 2nd edition does mention the little ice age several times, but does not elaborate much. So, my bad.
    What I was talking about was the History Channel show that I saw about the little ice age. My point is that the warming period before the little ice had global average temperatures higher than they were in 1997. And the History Channel show said the same thing. Those temperatures were obviously not anthropogenic.
    Even though the video I posted doesn’t cover as much about the little ice age as I thought, I would still encourage you to watch it because it does cover some more recent developments in climate science.

  4. Neil F. December 22, 2008 at 10:26 pm #

    sory mi spelin wurnt mi bst

  5. David Walker December 24, 2008 at 11:41 pm #

    I agree with CEI — Obama’s appointments to EPA and DOE are like giving the fox the keys to all the farm outbuildings.

    To the best of my knowledge, the very people who helped foment the carbon credit scam are among those appointed and well-entrenched with others. Their entire practice is a conflict of interest.

    If these were skeptics who possessed such conflicts, the greens wouldn’t shutup ’til they were all in jumpsuits behind a prison wall.

  6. Neil F. December 26, 2008 at 10:55 am #

    Mr. Walker, you make an excellent point. The question is, why do we not? Why don’t we raise a stink? We cry foul, but I don’t think we shout it loud, or long enough to make a difference.
    This is where the Greens have us at a disadvantage. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that most of us who disagree are often too busy earning a living and, or, raising a family to take the time to protest. While the so called Greens have little else to do then spend the money in their trust funds. Or they are funded by larger organizations to do nothing but protest.
    I think what needs to happen is that we should hire our own professional protesters. I’ll bet that at least half of the people who are professional protesters don’t really give a crap about what they’re protesting. It’s just a perpetual party for them. All we have to do is lure them away from their current employers with some really good weed, and some hot looking college girls. We could offer a bonus of a wicked looking water bong, or a huka pipe.
    I know that it sounds like I’m joking, but I’m only half joking. If we could organize a couple of hundred thousand people to do nothing but raise a fuss over issues we care about, then it would be a major step in leveling the playing field. I would gladly make a donation to help make that happen. Wouldn’t you?

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