Fulks: Environmental Issues: What’s Real?

February 24, 2011

The story of environmentalism is generally portrayed as one of citizens triumphing over evil corporate polluters, of public awareness, science, and affluence working together to solve pressing problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Chu blames nuke industry for slow growth?

February 24, 2011

Testifying before the Senate this week, Energy Secretary Steven Chu obliquely blamed the nuclear industry for its lack of progress. Read the rest of this entry »

Democrats use popguns on the EPA

February 24, 2011

by Steve Milloy
Charleston Daily Mail, February 24, 2011

Candidate Joe Manchin famously took “dead aim” at the cap-and-trade bill last year with a high-powered rifle. But now, Sen. Manchin is infamously going after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s backdoor cap-and-trade with a popgun. Read the rest of this entry »

Solomon: Green power menaces Ontario mining

February 24, 2011

Politically correct green power projects could kill multi-billion dollar mining development. Northern Ontario’s gain may come at Southern Ontario’s pain.

Greens threaten wind, solar permitting

February 23, 2011

Check out this Politico report about environmentalists threatening the permitting process for wind and solar projects: Read the rest of this entry »

Response to UCS’ Kevin Knobloch-head…

February 22, 2011

Below is a recent commentary by Union of Concerned Scientists president Kevin Knobloch. A reader requested a review of the piece, so here’s a quick one. My comments in [[bracketed bold]]. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Carbon Nation’ to seduce right with Van Jones?

February 14, 2011

America’s wanna-be communists and their clean energy useful-idiots have a new documentary aimed at convincing the right that climate change is a problem and that clean energy is the solution. Read the rest of this entry »

Wimp & Sellout Watch — No. 6

February 13, 2011

While we have high hopes that the newly empowered Republican Members of Congress will make every effort to fight the socialization of America, we are also aware that the GOP has an ignominious history of wimping- and/or selling-out, especially on environmental issues. Wimp & Sellout Watch is GreenHellBlog’s effort to spotlight the GOP’s weak links because:

In the 112th Congress, it should take more courage for GOP-ers to retreat than to advance.

Today’s update on potential wimps and sellouts to watch:

Rep. Mike Simpson. Environment & Energy News PM reported last Friday that:

A key House appropriator said today that he does not expect a disagreement over pre-emption of U.S. EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions rules to lead to a shutdown of the federal government.

A new law must be enacted by March 4 to continue funding federal programs. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), who heads the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, said that while House Republicans feel strongly that EPA regulation of carbon dioxide should be prevented, he does not believe his colleagues will refuse to pass spending legislation if it does not include language to do that.

“I doubt it,” he told reporters, when asked about the conflict.

Simpson stressed that Republican leaders had no interest in the kind of standoff that resulted in a shutdown of the federal government in 1995.

“Nobody’s talking about a government shutdown,” he said. “Nobody wants a government shutdown. Leadership does not want a government shutdown.”

But Simpson did not rule out the possibility.

“Could it ultimately, in negotiations between the House and the Senate, end up there? Sure, anything’s possible,” he added.

Hey Rep. Wimpson, if there’s not a credible threat of a shutdown, then the  Democrats will not rein in the EPA — you can bank on that, buddy.

Don’t forget to check out previous editions of Wimp & Sellout Watch:

  • No. 5 — Spotlighting Rep. Fred Upton.
  • No. 4 — Spotlighting Rep. Fred Upton.
  • No. 3 — Spotlighting Rep. Mike Simpson.
  • No. 2 — Spotlighting Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rob Portman.
  • No. 1 — Spotlighting Sens. Chuck Grassley, Rob Portman, Lindsey Graham and Scott Brown, and Rep. Fred Upton.

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 »