Archive for February, 2011

GOP spending bill to cut EPA budget!

February 11, 2011

No sooner asked for than done, TheHill.com reports that the House GOP spending bill would slash funding for EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations…

Defund the EPA

February 9, 2011

By Steve Milloy
February 9, 2011, Washington Times

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has hit the ground running with its greenhouse-gas regulations. But congressional Republicans are just getting around to introducing well-intended, but futile legislation to stop the agency. Read the rest of this entry »

Steve Milloy talks EPA on FOX Business

February 8, 2011

EPA-GE waiver story not over yet

February 4, 2011

Kudos to Tim Carney for exposing the EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions waiver for the proposed Avenal (CA) power plant which intends to buy gas and steam turbines from General Electric. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA takes hardline in first GHG permit

February 3, 2011

The first permit to emit greenhouse gases under the EPA’s new climate rules has been issued by Louisiana for a Nucor steel facility. While that’s the good news, the Obama administration may be planning to take this opportunity to make cap-and-trade look like it would have been a walk in the park compared to EPA regulation. Read the rest of this entry »

Mann et al. try old lie on new Congress

February 2, 2011

Hokey stick creator Michael Mann and a number of fellow alarmists sent a letter to Congress yesterday asking it to take a “fresh look at climate change.” Read the rest of this entry »

China takes big lead in CO2 emissions race

February 1, 2011

The Department of Energy released yesterday itsĀ estimates for global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use: Read the rest of this entry »

Sen. Mark Kirk: Back from ignominy?

February 1, 2011

In June 2009, then-Rep. Mark Kirk (IL) was one of eight Republicans who shamefully voted for the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. But Kirk’s days of sucking up to the greens seem to be over.

Faced with the prospect of being attacked by the greens in their campaign to scare Congress away from taking action against the EPA, Environment and Energy Daily reported today,

Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, said he is “not terribly concerned” about taking heat from green groups for his criticism of EPA action on carbon emissions. “The consensus behind the climate change bill collapsed and then further deteriorated with the personal and political collapse of Vice President [Al] Gore,” Kirk said in a brief interview last week.

Let’s hope Kirk’s votes match his Al Gore-trashing rhetoric.