By Mark Murphy Even before enactment, anticipation of passage spurred investments, jobs and growth.
"We will be the largest producer in the world on oil and gas. The economy is driven by energy. That’s not just gasoline in your car but manufacturing, as well.”
Amazing growth – while protecting environment, health and welfare from actual threats.
Canadians Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris explain the difference between weather, climate, and meteorology as part of their denunciation of climate alarmists who misuse and even alter historic scientific data in their vain attempts to "prove" their global warming theories that are the fuel for the globalist elite's efforts to consolidate power into their hands. Much of their success stems from the kinship between environmentalism and consolidation of state power over the individual. Freedom lovers, therefore, must be vigilant to stop these power hungry bullies in their tracks.
The Clean Power Plan might be more aptly named the Grab Power Plan -- as its intent is to empower the EPA to grab power over electricity regulation and force a shift toward unproven renewable energy (if it were clearly a better deal, there would be no need for mandates). States are lining up to oppose this power grab, which might result in massive energy shortages long before 2030.
The Environmental Protection Agency has just proposed new regulations for ground-level ozone that are lower in many cases than natural ozone levels. They base this proposal on a discredited study by one scientist from California whose work has been severely criticized, and their "benefits" analysis excludes all costs of imposing the regulations, which would be the most expensive in American history. A 2010 Manufacturers' Alliance/MAPI study calculated that a 60 ppb standard would render 85% to 95% of U.S. counties out of compliance, cost the economy $1 trillion per year, and kill 7.3 million jobs by 2020. CFACT's Paul Driessen says that the new Congress should rein in the EPA using the principle: No data and no integrity result in no regulation and no taxpayer money to impose it.
Do global warming policies save human lives? A Stunning new report found the exact opposite. The report, entitled "Global Warming Policies Might Be Bad for Your Health," was produced by leading researcher Dr. Indur Goklany and found that issues of poverty like malnutrition and unsafe water have a global impact of death and disease 70 times larger than that of theoretical climate change.
For years environmentalists have usurped individual private property rights and thwarted economic development. Now, thanks to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, it appears that the job creators may have finally learned something from the extreme tactics of groups, like the Wild Earth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which have been using the courts to their advantage by filing lawsuits against the federal government.
Alan Caruba slams President Obama for his failure to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring Canadian oil to U.S. refineries and along with the oil, tens of thousands of jobs and billions in tax revenues -- all the while holding down the real cost of energy. Caruba notes that pundits see Obama's delays as political in nature (to keep the Green vote), but in his view the President is using the environmentalists as pawns in his real mission -- to weaken the U.S. economy and force millions more people onto the government dole.
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen suggests that President Obama's State of the Union address -- in particular, his promise to bring back jobs -- will be meaningless, bloviating nonsense if he does not approve construction of the Keystone Pipeline -- the nation's number one shovel-ready project. The State Department has once again given the pipeline project a green light -- and all but the Greens are on board. It's time to put up or shut up talking about helping the U.S. economy.
CFACT Senior Advisor Paul Driessen documents how the Obama Administration has put the lid on economic growth by locking down oil and gas and minerals production on federal lands and watyers, then imposing heavy burdens on existing and planned operations -- all the while promising jobs creation only through federal subaidies for so-called "clean" energy that in fact has its own downsides (dead eagles and other birds, the need for rare-earth minerals that must come from China since he has locked down U.S. deposits from production, etc.). Moreover, his EPA is on a mad mission to control nearly every aspect of American society. Things must change if the youth of America can rekindle real (rather than false) hope for their future.
While most people consider nature to be priceless, economists have recently attempted to place dollar values on the services ecosystems provide.
Is taxpayer money spent on Green energy hurting both the economy and environment? Well that’s the assertion of economists from the group PERC, who in a recent study found that for every $100 billion a government spends on so-called “clean energy,” that nation’s GDP is likely to decrease by nearly a half a percent.
In recent years, a number of politicians have been promoting the notion of Green jobs to help resuscitate our economy. And while it may sound appealing, the real-world experience of nations subsidizing environmental projects to reduce unemployment hasn’t fared very well.
President Obama recently announced a sweeping plan to combat global warming by massively regulating coal power plants. CFACT senior policy analyst Paul Driessen says this would be a mistake, and here explains why.