In the Pipeline: 6/28/13

What is the one thing His Majesty says to the Keystone XL pipeline? Not today. Human Events (6/27/13) reports: “President Obama’s declaration of dictatorial, Congress-be-damned war on “climate change” was particularly welcome to hedge-fund billionaire and megabucks Obama donor Tom Steyer. And why not? Steyer stands to make a bundle from his beloved President’s decision. You see, President Obama seems intent on killing the Keystone XL pipeline. And what do you know? Steyer’s Farallon Capital just happens to have major holdings in a competing pipeline company called Kinder Morgan, whose TransMountain pipe is carrying tar sands oil from a different part of Canada to Asian customers. And they’re looking to expand this operation until it’s bigger than Keystone XL would be!”

It is all in here — carbon pricing, taxes, redistribution. The only thing missing is the reeducation camps. The International Monetary Fund (6/12/13) reports: “It has been twenty years since world leaders first went to Rio to commit to the noble goal of protecting the planet for future generations. And now, twenty years on, we will be journeying back to Rio to affirm our commitment to sustainable development—the idea that we should strive for economic growth, environmental protection and social progress at the same time. The idea that different economic, environmental, and social objectives can be seen as distinct aspects of a single vision, essential parts of a connected whole. But while those bound for Rio might have the best of intentions, they do not face the best of circumstances.”

Isn’t this like a bankrupt pizza shop going into the brick-making business? Business Week and Car and Driver report: “Coda Automotive, a Los Angeles-based electric carmaker, announced today that it is filing for bankruptcy. Coda’s parent company says it plans to sell its auto assets to focus on energy storage. The demise of the 4-year-old startup, which was backed by billionaire Philip Falcone, comes as a surprise to almost no one.”… “After filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, Coda said it wanted to continue supplying batteries for utilities and commercial buildings. Its automotive arm will be put into mothballs.”

Well, four is more than three. Business Green (6/27/13) reports: “The government has today confirmed only four households have signed up to its flagship Green Deal energy efficiency scheme, despite the fact it has been in operation for five months. However, figures released this morning also show that 241 households are currently poised to sign up to Green Deal financing packages, while the number undertaking official Green Deal assessments has risen to over 38,000.”

For the Constitution: Chris Horner. Politico (6/28/13) reports: “After years of digging political dirt on the climate movement, Chris Horner has suddenly struck gold in stoking the GOP’s transparency crusade against the Environmental Protection Agency. Horner’s near-obsessive focus on unearthing federal officials’ emails, instant messages and other digital records inspired the congressional flap over former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s secondary “Richard Windsor” email account, as well as howls from the Hill about the agency’s alleged ideological bias in charging for document searches. Another of Horner’s targets was a regional EPA administrator who stepped down after the revelation that he had used personal email accounts for agency business.”

The colonies are getting uppity and the (other) Crown is taking notice.

The team is still very much opposed to a carbon tax. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to join our growing ranks.
Tom Pyle, American Energy Alliance
Myron Ebell, Freedom Action
Phil Kerpen, American Commitment
William O’Keefe, George C. Marshall Institute
Lawson Bader, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Andrew Quinlan, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity
Joe Bast, Heartland Institute
David Ridenour, National Center for Public Policy Research
Michael Needham, Heritage Action for America
Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste
Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform
Sabrina Schaeffer, Independent Women’s Forum
Barrett E. Kidner, Caesar Rodney Institute
George Landrith, Frontiers of Freedom
Thomas A. Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste
Bill Wilson, Americans for Limited Government
Wayne Brough, FreedomWorks
Rich Collins, Positive Growth Alliance
Craig Richardson, American Tradition Institute
The Honorable George Allen, American Energy Freedom Center

Correction: It has come to our attention that Jim Connaughton does not, in fact, favor a carbon tax. Apparently he does favor market-based alternatives to command and control regulation (whatever those are). So, today we note his opposition, correct the record, and apologize for our mistake

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