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The GAO’s Whitewash on the Social Cost of Carbon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released its report on the Obama Administration Working Group’s development of “social cost of carbon” estimates. As we at IER have explained in extensive detail—in our formal comment submitted to Office of Management and Budget (OMB), at our conference ...

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A President’s Global Warming Treaty Tyranny

In yet another demonstration of contempt for the Constitution, President Obama and his administration are pursuing what the New York Times characterizes as a “sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions” — absent any ...

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Pummeling Coal Country Families

Pummeling Coal Country Families

Global temperatures haven’t risen in 18 years. The nine years since a category 3-5 hurricane hit the United States is the longest period since 1900.

Antarctic ice is at record highs. Arctic ice is rebounding. Sea levels are rising at less than a foot per century. Rains, floods, and droughts are ...

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Why The Earthquake Near San Francisco Is Just The Start Of The Shaking In California

Why The Earthquake Near San Francisco Is Just The Start Of The Shaking In California

If you thought that the earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait until you see what is coming in the years ahead.  As you will read about below, we live at a time when earthquake activity is dramatically increasing.  This is especially true of the "Ring ...

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Trampling on Coal Country families

Obama and EPA are determined to destroy US coal, people’s lives and welfare be damned

Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises ...

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CEI's William Yeatman Summarizes “EPA's Illegitimate Climate Rule”

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new regulation that mandates the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. This regulation was originally designed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, a New-York based firm that employs over 350 attorneys ...

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Exporting U.S. Crude Oil: A Triple Win

“The exportation of the materials of manufacture is sometimes discouraged by absolute prohibitions, and sometimes by high duties,” Adam Smith observed in the Wealth of Nations. This barrier remains in our day. A recent op-ed in the New York Timesby former Obama administration official Stephen ...

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Why Are Massive Numbers of Sea Creatures Dying Along the West Coast Right Now?

Why Are Massive Numbers of Sea Creatures Dying Along the West Coast Right Now?

Never before have we seen so much death along the west coast of North America.

Massive numbers of sea stars, bluefin tuna, sardines, anchovies, herring, oysters, salmon, marine mammals and marine birds are dying, and experts are puzzled.  We are being told that we could even see “local ...

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Energy Poverty Coming to America; Coal Shuttered for “Clean” Power

Residents of Pueblo, Colorado are concerned about their skyrocketing electricity prices because the state’s Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act is forcing the closure of inexpensive coal plants. Pueblo has a poverty rate of 18.1 percent; family incomes are far below the state average; and a third of the ...

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