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EPA Circles Wagons in 'Richard Windsor' Email Scandal

EPA Circles Wagons in 'Richard Windsor' Email Scandal

In what is now known as the “Richard Windsor” lawsuit, named after the false identity I discovered outgoing administrator Lisa Jackson had created for herself, the Environmental Protection Agency hand-delivered a CD to me a few minutes before 5 PM on

DOJ to Release Secret EPA E-Mails

DOJ to Release Secret EPA E-Mails

Today, the Department of Justice is to produce the first of four monthly batches totaling 12,000 emails to and from the “secondary” email account of President Obama’s EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson. Rolling Stone hailed Jackson as “the most progressive” EPA

The Push for Lame-Duck Global Warming Tax

The Push for Lame-Duck Global Warming Tax

A report last week in Energy and Environment Daily (subscription required) caught my eye. Titled “Work on climate change happening outside public eye”, it addressed hush-hush plotting by big business and left-wing pressure groups to adopt the “global warming” agenda. Ah, memories

GOP Governors Blowing Hot Air to Support Big Wind

GOP Governors Blowing Hot Air to Support Big Wind

The industrial wind lobby is targeting, with increasing success, Republican governors to jump on board the Big Wind bandwagon. But the taxpayers who pick up the tab are the ones being taken for a ride, as their elected representatives support

Warmists Demand we Respect Their Authori-tie!

Success in determining what children shall be taught, by parents, of all people, has got the global warming industry organizing to purge local schools of heretical thought. Specifically, the robust ‘skeptical’ case against the theory of catastrophic man-made global warming

Solyndra Scandal: The Silliest Talking Point of All

The Solyndra scandal involving the squandering a half a billion taxpayer dollars down a campaign supporter’s rathole, and then subordinating the taxpayer to another of said supporter’s interests in apparent violation of the Energy Policy Act, marches on. And as

New Dem Spin: Solyndra 'Not the Face of Stimulus'

And Watergate wasn’t the defining episode of the Nixon administration. But that’s how desperate Team Obama have become. And with today’s House hearing cancelled after the Solyndra gang phoned in a no-show, methinks this is not the end or even

Cantor Tees Up Energy, Jobs and 'Green' Fight with Obama

A lead story in Wednesday’s trade press publication E&E Daily was “Energy, fighting EPA at the core of GOP jobs agenda”. This is true, but also reveals what may be the greatest gap between Obamanomics and an approach to governance

Will the Real Crony Capitalist Please Stand Up?

Sarah Palin weighed in with a very important point in the policy debate about the role of government. Her Saturday speech, among other things, took a swipe at the country’s dilemma of booming crony capitalism: [T]he permanent political class …[use]

Why the Special Treatment: Is there a Solyndra/ObamaCare Connection?

Chatter began to emerge on Thursday about the unique treatment received by the bankruptcy-declaring Solyndra, a government-dependent maker of solar panels whose scheme, shaped somewhere between a pyramid and a trapezoid, was described in the Washington Post no less the

WaPo Gets its Pinocchio on for Dishonest 'Warming' Attack on Perry

“I do believe that the issue of global warming has been politicized. I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. I think we’re seeing it

Breathless: FDA Bans Asthma Medication

Remember when Barack Obama — with the dignity and off-prompter grace, evincing deep understanding of the issues and the eloquence for which he is fawned over by the media — offered this gem: Everybody knows that it makes no sense

T. Boone Pickens on Bloomberg: Why Crony Capitalists Need Spokesmen

Ever since these two interviews in Forbes Magazine, in which CEOs of rent-seeking utilities blurted out that that of course they were behind the cap-and-trade/global warming legislative agenda, because they receive a large wealth transfer in return for helping the

Utility Acknowledges Millions in Ratepayer Charges to Pay for Green Gestures

From ClimateWire (subscription required): Nuclear operators announce offset purchase (07/06/2011) NEW YORK — The operator of two upstate New York nuclear power plants yesterday announced a purchase of carbon offsets in the state.Entergy Corp., a power generator in Texas, Arkansas,

Obama Brings Bush 'Kyoto' Policy to Europe, Media Silent

The Washington Post had a story on Sunday titled, in its print edition, “Obama’s return to Europe in a changed world”. It chronicled how “the dominant themes of the president’s European tour, set to begin Monday, highlight how much the

Climate Alarmism, Journalism in their Death Embrace

The Washington Post has a predictable, propagandistic lead Monday editorial — “Climate change underscored: A new report leaves little room for doubt” — that merits a fisking for the prominence given such admittedly non-newsy, if wildly spun and internally inconsistent,

Chris Christie to Announce He's Not Running for President

What else can one say about this? Governor Christie to Talk Global Climate Change with Scientists Governor tells NJ Environmental Federation his original doubts were due to not having a “fully formed opinion.” The Republican governor, who caused a stir

Do Profitable Senators Need Taxpayer Subsidies?

So. With yesterday’s farcical Senate theater, the brain-trust begs a very basic question: “Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., who presided over the hearing [said] ‘Businesses should make a profit. That’s what drives our economy. But do these profitable

New Energy Boone-doggle and the Republicans' Moment of Decision

Consider these two dueling headlines in today’s ClimateWire and their sub-heads (subscription required), as helpful reminders of how absurd U.S. energy politics have become (and why no one points to Europe any more as our ‘green energy’ model). More important,