In the Pipeline: 4/30/13

Van Jones, previously Deputy Assistant to the President for Destroying Coal Miners’ Jobs, deflects responsibility by pretending to care about the very people whose lives he and his former boss have worked so diligently to destroy. Twitchy (4/29/13) reports: “Jones is in St. Louis today to show his solidarity with the United Mine Workers of America and […]

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In the Pipeline: 4/29/13

Remember this? Well, the situation in Colorado is about to go from bad to worse. Fierce Energy (4//13) reports: “Colorado is closing in on new legislation that would more than double the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for the state’s rural electric co-ops, setting a goal of 25 percent of generation by 2020.”     There are two […]

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In the Pipeline: 4/23/13

The EPA is completely unhinged. The Hill (4/22/13) reports: “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) objected Monday to the State Department’s draft review of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline route, saying it included “insufficient information” on environmental issues.” The negative consequences of government mandates are very real. Rural Coloradans are about to get slapped in the […]

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In the Pipeline: 4/15/13

You know it’s bad when… Columbia Journalism Review (4/12/13) reports: “Journalists and the GOP called for more transparency at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, as Gina McCarthy, the Obama administration’s pick to succeed Lisa Jackson as head of the agency, entered congressional confirmation hearings… The day before McCarthy, who now heads the EPA’s air pollution […]

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In the Pipeline: 4/3/13

I don’t always go to protests, but when I do, I make sure to bring my harmonica. Denver Post (4/1/13) reports: “Longmont and Fort Collins have banned the practice. Hickenlooper said Monday that past court rulings suggest cities can’t do that because mineral rights owners have to have reasonable access to recover the minerals for which they […]

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In the Pipeline: 4/1/13

Freedom of expression is now freedom of coercion. Sierra Club(3/31/13) reports: “As the effects of climate change cause hardship for families across America, we need better coverage if we want people to connect the dots and demand real action to curb global warming pollution… That’s why we’re launching a petition to the executive producers of ABC, […]

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In the Pipeline: 3/25/13

Show me the Moniz. ProPublica (3/20/13) reports: “When President Obama nominated Ernest Moniz to be energy secretary earlier this month, he hailed the nuclear physicist as a “brilliant scientist” who, among his many talents, had effectively brought together “prominent thinkers and energy companies” in the continuing effort to figure out a safe and economically sound energy future […]

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In the Pipeline: 3/15/13

What about newborn babies, cow farts, and electric car batteries? Is there anything that doesn’t have an impact on the climate? At what point will you have enough control? Are we asking too many questions, your Majesty? Bloomberg (3/14/13) reports: “President Barack Obama is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they have […]

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In the Pipeline: 3/11/13

Sure, he was the spokesman for eco-terrorists until 2002, but he became disillusioned with the group. Or maybe it was that the group was designated the top Domestic Terror Group by the FBI in 2001. The Oregonian (3/3/13) reports: “The man once dubbed ‘The Face of Eco-Terrorism,’ who cheered tree-hugging arsonists and thwarted FBI efforts to catch […]

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In the Pipeline: 2/1/13

We needed to let this ripen for a day.  Its awesomeness originally overwhelmed us. Forbes (1/30/13) reports: “The EPA’s Lisa Jackson: The Worst Head of the Worst Regulatory Agency, Ever… President Obama and his minions seem to think that freedom is a four-letter word.  His administration has imposed an array of intrusive, nanny-state, financial, environmental and consumer-product […]

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