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Our system of government is supposed to involve a division between the federal government and the states with federal authority being limited. President Obama’s decision to omit leases on the Atlantic Coast from the Five Year leasing plan shows once again that Washington has no respect for states ri ...

The first shipment of LNG left US shores in late February, five years after getting construction approval from DOE. In the two years after that permit was issued, 20 other applications were made to DOE. And, that is when the approval process began to move with the speed of a glacier. In 2013, a repo ...

Ever since the temperature “hiatus” or “pause” began in 1998, climate change advocates have been constructing narratives to explain why it is not really happening. This is reminiscent of Groucho Marx’s question, are you going to believe your eyes or what I tell you? According to an article by Michae ...

The Obama Administration, helped by generous subsidy programs provided by both democrat and republican Congresses, has been promoting alternative energy since day one. A number of commentators have criticized the government’s alternative energy policy but now a major investor in solar energy has pro ...

In response to the Supreme Court’s review of EPA’s mercury rule, the agency issued a supplementary notice indicating that “consideration of cost does not alter the agency’s previous conclusion that it is appropriate and necessary to regulate coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating unit ...

The late writer, Marty Rubin, once observed, “unlike wine, a bad idea does not improve with age.” That is certainly true with the carbon tax. Not only does it not improve, it is like a zombie that keeps coming back from the dead. A former Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, Jay H ...

Last November, President Obama, after years of slow walking, finally rejected the Keystone pipeline project. In announcing his decision, he put special emphasis on “dirtier crude oil” and went to some length to wrap his decision in the narrative of climate change and the imperative of moving to clea ...

Unlike the political tactic that the Obama Administration used to kill Keystone XL, President Obama won’t be able to slow walk the offshore leasing process until it is to his advantage to release it to bolster his image and legacy on climate change. The five-year leasing plan will probably get ...

The recent legislation that removed the 40-year export ban on domestically produced crude oil was long overdue. First put in place to avoid excessive dependence on crude oil imports, especially from the unstable Persian Gulf, it was kept in place far too long with justifications that were not robust ...

On his TV show the late Groucho Marx asked a contestant, “Are you going to believe me, or what you see with your own eyes?” The new chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—Hoesung Lee– must have found great wisdom in Groucho’s quote because he essentially used it recently ...

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