In the Pipeline: 2/19/13

Yikes… does anybody know a good shrink for this guy? Center for Industrial Progress (2/17/13) reports: “I approve of a blackout, I’m pro population control!”    Why we fight. Townhall (2/14/13) reports: “Given our unsustainable national debt — nearly $17 trillion and climbing — America is said to be in decline, although we face no devastating plague, nuclear holocaust, […]

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Fracking and Federalism

  A funny thing has happened in the fracking wars: All of a sudden, the interventionist groups who are usually fans of centralized power—such as having the federal government issue edicts on carbon emissions—all of a sudden have discovered the virtues of federalism. Specifically, they don’t want state governments limiting the ability of local governments […]

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In the Pipeline: 2/5/13

It’s good to get out the whetstone and sharpen the sword.  And while the fight is never won or lost on the study field, this is where we like to begin the battle. IER (2/5/13) reports: “This paper illustrates that Congress has chosen to evaluate only one small piece of the economic effect of opening federal tracts […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/22/13

We normally reserve this space for satire, mockery, and comic relief.  Like I said, we normally reserve this space for satire, mockery, and comic relief…  Politico (1/22/13) reports: “President Barack Obama promised in his inaugural speech to take on climate change in his second term, setting the stage for a series of bruising policy battles over energy, […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/8/13

You mean those roughnecks and coal miners aren’t kidding when they say they like to hunt and fish in their own back yards? For some reason I used to think it was more sensible to listen to “real” environmentalists from places like Manhattan. WSJ (1/4/13) reports: “The inescapable if unfashionable conclusion is that the human use of […]

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In the Pipeline: 12/10/12

Does anybody really think the Supermajority is going to let CA refiners stay in business by allowing them to export their product to less crazy states instead of supplying the CA market?  This story is not going to end well.  For anybody. Sacramento Bee (12/9/12) reports: “Regulators have imposed cap and trade, seeking to use market forces […]

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In the Pipeline: 12/3/12

Everyone who cares about America should read all 39 pages of this report.  Because it kills. NDP Consulting (November 2012) reports: “As put by NERA’s Anne Smith, “Once one strips away the non-credible and inappropriate façade of coincidental co-benefits from reducing an already-regulated non-HAP pollutant, the MATS rule is left with almost nothing to justify its costs.”” […]

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More Scare Tactics on Climate Regulations

  Bjorn Lomborg has a great article in Foreign Policy walking through the problems with a major new study warning of the need for government action on climate change in order to avoid millions (!) of deaths. Lomborg’s critique shows how the climate change debate, especially as it’s reported in the major media, is full […]

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