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Six Neglected Issues of Agenda 21

We seem to be drowning in a sea of endless political fights and issues that affect our actions every day. Where do these issues come from? Who has time to think them up? Who is advocating them? Recently a local activist asked me to name six issues that would surprise most people to learn are ...

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IER Comment on the Dubious Social Cost of Carbon, Part I

IER Comment on the Dubious Social Cost of Carbon, Part I

The Institute for Energy Research (IER) has formally submitted its Commentto the Office of Management and Budget on the Obama Administration’s use of the “social cost of carbon” as an input for federal regulatory action. This is a crucial topic that may significantly influence energy policy. Those ...

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Democrat Climate Caucus Reveals Its Stupidity

Democrat Climate Caucus Reveals Its Stupidity

The nation seems to be passing through a period in which too many U.S. Senators have been elected without so much as a high school level understanding of what drives the Earth’s climate and it isn’t the 0.038% of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

On Monday, March 10, some twenty of them will ...

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Fracking: Greener than Green

Fracking: Greener than Green

Fracking is friendly to protected species and mosquito-devouring bats.

Williamsport, PA — A constant, mild hiss.

That was my chief observation when I returned to Anadarko Petroleum’s Landon Pad A, a natural-gas site in Lycoming County, PA. October’s quietude was totally unlike the cyclone of ...

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The President's 2015 Budget: A Masterpiece of Energy Wastefulness

The President's 2015 Budget: A Masterpiece of Energy Wastefulness

President Obama just released his fiscal 2015 budget[i] that spends lavishly on his pet projects including his epically-misnamed “all of the above” energy program.

But, instead of keeping miners in their coal jobs that historically supplied the nation with most of its electricity, he is putting his ...

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EPA's Californiacation of America: Tier 3 Standards

EPA's Californiacation of America: Tier 3 Standards

On Monday, March 3, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its Tier 3 regulations requiring U.S. refineries to further reduce their sulfur emissions from 30 parts per million to 10 parts per million beginning in 2017. EPA claims that to further reduce sulfur emissions would only ...

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Will the Supreme Court Permit EPA Climate Fraud?

If it does, the impacts on our lives, livelihoods, liberties and living standards will be enormous

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The case will determine how far EPA can extend its regulatory overreach, to ...

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New Spy Technology to Spawn Oil Revolution

The future of oil exploration lies in new technology--from massive data-processing supercomputers to 4D seismic to early-phase airborne spy technology that can pinpoint prospective reservoirs.

Oil and gas is getting bigger, deeper, faster and more efficient, with new technology chipping away at ...

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Supreme Court: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Case Update

Supreme Court: (From a Federalist Society Podcast)

"On Monday, February 24, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the highly anticipated greenhouse gas case, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency.

The issue at hand is whether the EPA permissibly determined that ...

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