Environment (page 103)

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    Climate alarmist vs. skeptic on the BBC — You decide

    Michael “Hockey stick” Mann and Marc Moran0 recently made a joint BBC appearance to discuss the global warming debate, climategate, and other related matters. Morano — the skeptic — has posted the entire transcript of the segment online. You can determine for yourself who…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2012
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    An interesting twist on the environmental debate about fracking

    One wonders what environmentalist foes of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for natural gas make of a new Bloomberg Businessweek report. The vast majority of fracking sites in America are powered by emissions-spewing, noisy diesel engines. Which is why Ron Hyden, who’s seen a…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2012
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    Superstorm Sandy helps ramp up warming wackiness

    The latest National Review offers this blurb about the political impact of the recent storm that battered New York and New Jersey: The case for being worried about climate change, formerly known as global warming, begins with the unobjectionable and escalates to the absurd. The least plausible claim…
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2012
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    DOJ saves us all from the frightful prospect of a Lumbee picking an eagle feather off the ground

    That’s one of the things a new rule issued by the U.S. Dept. of Justice does, and it applies to anyone who isn’t a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe (the Lumbee Tribe is a state — but not federally — recognized tribe). The rule was made official…
    Jon Sanders, October 23, 2012
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    Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures

    Speaking of crony capitalism, Ashe Schow of the Heritage Foundation reports, So far, 36 companies that have received federal support from taxpayers have either gone bankrupt or are laying off workers and are heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the…
    Terry Stoops, October 18, 2012
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    More Green Car Woes

    It’s not every day that I get to blog about something I read in Car and Driver, but there’s a great article today about A123, a major manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.  They’ve filed for bankruptcy after 14 straight quarters of losses, and…
    Julie Tisdale, October 17, 2012
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    Research Triangle Energy Consortium director discusses the ‘promise and peril’ of fracking for shale gas

    “Shale gas has the potential to materially improve the economic lot of every citizen of the U.S.” That sentence begins the concluding chapter of Vikram Rao’s recent book, Shale Gas: The Promise and the Peril. Rao, executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, discussed key themes from his book…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2012
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    Obama’s ‘green jobs’ record

    The Bloomberg Businesseeek election issue includes a short feature examining the Obama administration’s record on “green jobs.” In 2008 candidate Barack Obama promised to create 5 million green jobs. He laid out a plan to invest $150 billion over 10 years that would advance a clean-energy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2012