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Heidi Heitkamp’s Clean Coal Efforts Get Mixed Reaction From Coal Industry

Heidi Heitkamp’s Clean Coal Efforts Get Mixed Reaction From Coal Industry

I have a post over at Watchdog.org today about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s efforts on behalf of the coal industry. Specifically legislation she’s introduced the Advanced Clean Coal Technology Investment in Our Nation (ACCTION) Bill to subsidize clean coal technology. But with the EPA looking to make the building of new coal-fired power plants illegal, the


Coal Makes A Come Back In Europe

Investment in so-called “green energy” is sagging in Europe, for a lot of reasons mostly having to do with the fact that absent heavy government subsidy “green energy” doesn’t work in any major market anywhere: Clean-energy investment fell 14 percent in the third quarter from the prior three months as Europe curbed subsidies and cheaper


Shocker: New EPA Coal Regulations Might Not Actually Be About The Environment

Here’s another data point to suggest that the Obama administration’s environmental agenda may have more to do with politics than the environment. The EPA has announced tough new carbon regulations for new coal-fired power plants. These are regulations so extreme they couldn’t pass a Democrat supermajority in Congress, so the Obama administration is pushing ahead


If North Dakota Loses Mining Oversight, The Consequences Could Be Disastrous

It hasn’t gotten a lot of media attention, but the lawsuit filed by two left-wing environmental groups (the Sierra Club and the Dakota Resource Council) isn’t really about contributions accepted from coal industry groups and employees by state Public Service Commission members. The plaintiffs argue that those contributions, legally-made and disclosed to the public under

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Energy Prices Highest Ever Recorded In May

As President Obama pushes his “war on coal” and other supposedly “green” energy policies, energy prices hit their highest level ever recorded by the BLS: (CNSNews.com) – The price of electricity in the United States for May was 13.1 cents per kilowatt hour (KWH), which is the highest it has been on record for that


Obama Administration Blames North Dakota Flooding On Global Warming

As a part of his war on coal climate change agenda President Obama’s administration has issued “fact sheets” about the various states. Below is the “fact sheet” for North Dakota (White House link here) which makes some pretty illogical assumptions about flooding and other issues in the state. I don’t think you’ll hear many local


Rep. Kevin Cramer: “I will not sit idly by and watch this President steal the jobs, hopes, and dreams of my constituents.”

“I will not sit idly by and watch this President steal the jobs, hopes, and dreams of my constituents,” Rep. Kevin Cramer said today on the floor of the House of what he described as President Obama’s war on coal. “Nor will I sit idly by while he and his EPA impose their mediocrity on


Obama On Climate Change: “We Don’t Have Time For A Meeting Of The Flat Earth Society”

“Nobody has a monopoly on what is a very hard problem, but I don’t have much patience for anyone who denies that this challenge is real,” President Obama said today during his climate change/global warming address. “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society. Sticking your head in the sand might

US President Barack Obama walks past the

With Carbon Emissions Already Dropping, Why Do We Need “Sweeping Action” On Climate Change?

“Obama to take sweeping action on climate,” reports the Washington Post. “President Obama will announce his intention to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, increase appliance efficiency standards and promote renewable energy development on public lands in a speech Tuesday outlining his plan to use executive powers to address climate change.” In other