President Trump's action ordering the Attorney General to settle the lawsuits pending over Obama's Clean Energy plan opens the possibility that the Attorney General could enter consent agreements with the states, trade associations, rural electric co-ops and labor unions that would put his pro-growth energy policies into a legal framework that would be difficult if not impossible for a future president or Congress to unwind.
In the final days of Obama’s presidency two rules slid under the radar that drive explosive local planning and building costs, transfer control of certain grant-related planning to the federal government, and render local officials helpless to combat them.
We are far from knowing enough about climate to invest billions in its "solution," certainly not in the absurd amounts agreed to in Paris and unfortunately not even on the more reasonable level recommended by Shultz and Baker. And when someone tries to tell you that 97% of scientists say man-made global warming is a catastrophic danger to Earth, it's a lie that's been debunked many times over.
Trump officials and Congress are ready to make major changes in the EPA. A leaked memo written by Trump’s EPA transition team details how the new administration wants to tackle shoddy science at the agency. The memo asserts that the EPA should not be funding scientific research, and it must make any data publicly available for independent scientists to review. It also said that the agency must eliminate conflicts of interest and bias from the science advisory process.
Placing government in its proper perspective and teaching our children why property and freedom are inseparable, are the first steps in clearing their minds of the cultural swamp.
Americans went to the polls and rejected environmental extremism among other things. The biggest loser on election night was the Big Green movement in America dedicated to the anti-prosperity proposition that to save the planet from extinction we have to deindustrialize the U.S. and throw millions and millions of our fellow citizens out of their jobs. Voters turned thumbs down on the climate change lobby and rightfully so.
No matter what he says about a smooth transition, Obama is still President and that means his Far-Left agenda will continue unabated until Donald Trump takes the oath of office.
The Democratic Platform and Hillary Clinton support Obama’s women-in-the-infantry mandates, and an army of advisers and sensitivity trainers are planning to wear down “hyper-masculine” attitudes and “unconscious bias.” This will leave men less prepared to fight the enemy, but all will be schooled in gender identities, gun control, “white privilege,” and climate change.
Ten years after former Vice President Al Gore warned in his 2006 Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, that if nothing was done to stop man-made global warming, melting Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets could raise sea levels by up to 20 feet, four peer-reviewed scientific studies found “no observable sea-level effect of anthropogenic global warming.”
Unilaterally issued administrative warrants like the ones used in the state climate speech probes are institutional violations of, and impossible to reconcile with, the Fourth Amendment. Until Congress and state legislatures act to eliminate their use, executive branch officials will continue to employ them to infringe on the right of political, scientific, and other dissent.
Our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute just released an analysis of the Republican and Democratic Party platforms on energy and climate issues. The analysis shows there is a stark difference between the two Parties, a difference that shows Democrats are strangely out of synch with public opinion on this issue.
It seems that some liberal politicians believe it is acceptable to infringe on Second Amendment rights without due process guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment, while other liberal politicians love to infringe on First Amendment rights by evading the Fourth Amendment, which was supposed to protect papers and effects from unreasonable searches.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s subpoena targeted the Center for Industrial Progress (CIP), a for-profit think tank founded by Epstein. Epstein wasn’t exactly happy about being targeted for disagreeing with Healey on global warming, so he sent the AG’s office a rather terse response.
Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker recently issued an administrative subpoena to the nonprofit Competitive Enterprise Institute demanding research, op-eds, speeches, and publications about Climate Change. The First Amendment protects speech and publication, and attacks on the content of speech have long been considered among its most pernicious violations.
If the forces behind this show-us-your-papers subpoena succeed in punishing (or simply inflicting prolonged legal harassment on) a group conducting supposedly wrongful advocacy, there’s every reason to think they will come after other advocacy groups later. That includes yours.
Your tax dollars in action: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a video on its website to tell Americans that they should think about how much food they waste during the holiday season if they want to help save the planet. The video is part of the EPA’s “Fight Food Waste” campaign.
Scientists who doubt climate change are akin to Galileo, the scientist who was put under house arrest for finding the Earth rotates around the sun, according to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The Republican presidential candidate compared the scientists agreeing with global warming to the persecution of Galileo for his findings that the Earth moves around the sun.
Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The Pope’s failure to use the great opportunity and vast media audience his address to Congress provided to restate the timeless moral teachings of Christianity and call Christians of all denominations to defend them was a missed opportunity of historic proportions, because if there was ever a time when vigilant guard dogs are needed, that time is now.
Unfortunately, the Holy Father sometimes blurs the line between the spiritual and the political. The Pope overestimates the wisdom and efficacy of politics while minimizing the power and virtue of markets.
A Vatican conference recently drew mayors from cities across the globe to discuss climate change and modern slavery. The event marked a new turn in Pope Francis' evolution as a global leader — and as the rare pope with an activist foreign policy.