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Why Americans Can’t Get U.S. Oil

Aside from the fact the Democrats in Congress are trying to fool Americans into believing they are “lifting” the ban on off-shore exploration and drilling for oil, the opposition to our domestic oil companies by both Democrats and radical environmental groups lies at the heart of why America is so dependent on foreign oil.

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, September 28, 2008 - Full Story

Gore the Vandal

Did you see the news item about Al Gore’s speech this week in which he urged “civil disobedience” to stop the construction of coal-fired plants to meet our nation’s growing need for more electrical power?

By Alan Caruba - Saturday, September 27, 2008 - Full Story

Burning Down the Straw-man

First let me get this out of the way.  Recently I wrote an article headlined, “Heather Mallick is a Poo-poo Head.”  Does that headline sound childish, immature, petulant?  I hope so.

By Jim ONeill - Saturday, September 27, 2008 - Full Story

Picking on the Pickens Plan?

Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens’ camp responded last week to this column’s multi-part analysis of the so-called “Pickens Plan.” Focusing on my most recent comments, Pickens Plan defender Warren Mitchell said he was “overwhelmed” by my “lack of logic” and wondered what plan I had to “wean ourselves from foreign oil.”

By Steve Milloy - Friday, September 26, 2008 - Full Story

Drilling Ban to Expire!!!

This just in — federal lawmakers are going to let the drilling ban expire at month’s end!

By Matthew Vadum - Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - Full Story

Speaker Pelosi Would ‘Save the Planet’ with Higher Gas Prices

Nancy Pelosi has changed her mind. She’ll allow a vote on drilling for America’s offshore oil potential after all—sort of.

By Dennis Avery - Monday, September 22, 2008 - Full Story

Anti-chemical Activists Hit the (Plastic) Bottle Again

Anti-chemical activists opened a new front in their jihad against the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) this week. Luddite anti-chemical hysteria and politics, Frederick vom Saal and John Peterson Myers, Our stolen future

By Steve Milloy - Friday, September 19, 2008 - Full Story

Heartland Institute on the Democrat Energy Bill Scam

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a package of proposals yesterday [September 16] designed to convince voters it is addressing energy production shortfalls and high recent energy prices.

By Alan Caruba - Thursday, September 18, 2008 - Full Story

Presidential Candidates Differ Sharply on Ethanol

Barack Obama and John McCain have sharply different visions of ethanol in the nation’s future. Obama wants more ethanol, while McCain thinks we should probably have less. Both say man-made global warming is a serious threat, and both say they want the best for the nation’s farmers.

By Dennis Avery - Monday, September 15, 2008 - Full Story

Who Are You Calling Stupid?

The September 14, Sunday edition of The New York Times is a study in what might be called journalistic cognitive dissonance.

By Alan Caruba - Monday, September 15, 2008 - Full Story

A Spotless Sun

There’s a wonderful irony in the fact that, back in the 1970s, the Greens were issuing warnings and even writing books about the coming Ice Age. They would abandon this issue, based in well-known and accepted solar science, in favor of a vast international hoax alleging man-made global warming.

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, September 14, 2008 - Full Story

On Whom Can We Blame the Hurricane?

I am waiting for some moron in Obama’s campaign team to announce that the devastation of Hurricane Ike is the fault of the Bush administration.

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, September 14, 2008 - Full Story

Two new papers confirm MWP and knock down resurrected ‘Hockey Stick’

[Note: Craig Loehle also authored a November 2007 study published in Energy & Environment which found the Medieval Warm Period “0.3C warmer than 20th century” The study was d “A 2000-year global temperature reconstruction based on non-treering proxies.” (LINK) & (LINK) ]

By EPW Blog - Saturday, September 13, 2008 - Full Story

Note to NASA: Fire Dr. James Hansen, now.

From the site

By EPW Blog - Friday, September 12, 2008 - Full Story

Hydro-climatologist accuses scientists of making ‘spectacular leaps of faith’

By Hydro-climatologist Stewart Franks, an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Newcastle in Australia whose research has focused flood and drought risk and seasonal climate prediction. Franks is president-elect of the International Commission on the Coupled Land - Atmosphere System. Franks is featured in the U.S. Senate report of over 400 – now over 500 and growing dissenting scientists – More than 10 times number of UN IPCC scientists who worked on Summary for Policy Makers ]

By EPW Blog - Friday, September 12, 2008 - Full Story

Pickens’ Natural Gas Nonsense

“Get this one,” says billionaire T. Boone Pickens in his latest TV ad, “Iran is changing its cars to natural gas and we’re not doing a thing here. They’re doing this to use less oil and sell it for $120 a barrel. We can switch our cars to natural gas and stop sending our dollars to foreign countries.”

By Steve Milloy - Friday, September 12, 2008 - Full Story

Shock Verdict: UK jury decides that threat of global warming justifies breaking the law

Excerpt: The threat of global warming is so great that campaigners were justified in causing more than £35,000 worth of damage to a coal-fired power station, a jury decided yesterday. In a verdict that will have shocked ministers and energy companies the jury at Maidstone Crown Court cleared six Greenpeace activists of criminal damage. Jurors accepted defence arguments that the six had a “lawful excuse” to damage property at Kingsnorth power station in Kent to prevent even greater damage caused by climate change. The defence of “lawful excuse” under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 allows damage to be caused to property to prevent even greater damage – such as breaking down the door of a burning house to tackle a fire. The not-guilty verdict, delivered after two days and greeted with cheers in the courtroom, raises the stakes for the most pressing issue on Britain’s green agenda and could encourage further direct action.

By EPW Blog - Thursday, September 11, 2008 - Full Story

The World Bank Now Agrees: We Need Another Green Revolution

Dennis T. and Alex A. Avery, Hudson Institute

The World Bank is warning of “climate chaos” and demands a rebuilding of the world’s agricultural science centers to keep everyone fed. The basic message is right on target, even if it is swathed in climate hype. Katherine Sierra, the World Bank’s vice president for sustainable development, says climate change will mean more droughts, floods, more outbreaks of pests and disease, more heat stress for livestock and less arable land for crops.  She warns the world “dropped the ball” on agricultural science after the Green Revolution saved a billion people from starvation and preserved 16 million square miles of forest from being plowed for more low-yield crops.

By Dennis Avery - Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - Full Story

Democrat Deceptions about Oil

Lost amidst the many speeches delivered at the Democrat Convention was one by Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada. He is the Senate Majority Leader and, as such, controls the legislative agenda in that upper house of Congress. Harry Reid hates oil, but then, so does the Democrat Party.

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, September 7, 2008 - Full Story

Hansen: Coal plant vandals actions ‘justified’ because of ‘emergency situation’

[H/T: to Tom Nelson  ]

NASA’s James Hansen: Coal plant vandals actions ‘justified’ because of ‘emergency situation’
- - September 5, 2008
Excerpt: Q So do you think that these activists were justified in doing what they did?
Hansen: The activists drawing attention to the issue seems to me as justified. You should try to do things through the democratic process, but we really are getting to an emergency situation. We can’t continue to build more coal-fired power plants that do not capture CO2 if we hope to solve the problem.

By EPW Blog - Saturday, September 6, 2008 - Full Story