Power Grab: How Obama’s Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America

Power Grab: How Obama’s Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America

April 06, 2010

Horner's new book coming out Monday, April 19, from Regnery Publishing.

Christopher C. Horner, author of Red Hot Lies, has a new book coming out Monday, April 19, from Regnery Publishing. Power Grab: How Obama’s Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America is an exposé of the Green Movement’s rise to political power and the frightening consequences of Obama’s Green-friendly energy mandates. Horner reveals who in Washington is driving this expansion of environmentalist policy and analyzes how new restrictions will harm economic recovery and development in America.

 

 From the Front Flap:
If Obama and his “green” coalition get their way, we’re headed for blackouts, skyrocketing energy prices designed to bankrupt disfavored industries, and even greater government control of our economy.
Obama’s green jobs agenda masks a declaration of war against America’s most reliable sources of energy—coal, oil, and natural gas. He seeks to shut them down and convert America to green energy—mostly wind and solar—in an irresponsible experiment that will guarantee an energy crisis and drive America from recession to depression. The Obama administration, working in collusion with green groups allegedly protecting the environment, unions protecting their paychecks, and local elites protecting their ocean views, is putting the special interests ahead of your interests.
From Chapter One:

“Under Obama’s economic and energy plans, conventional energy is punished by government policy in order to force the adoption of new, Obama-favored technologies. These plans will force us into energy poverty, a return to government-inspired uncompetitiveness, and a surrender of individual and economic liberties.

Modern environmentalism in a nutshell sounds something like this: impose energy taxes that serve as a rationing scheme (the “cap”), along with mandates of what sort of energy people can use, and in what amount. Environmentalists seek to use the state to create scarcity in order to further impose their will over our lives.”

From the Back:

“Power Grab exposes the incestuous relationships between the Obama administration and the piles of taxpayer money it wants to pipeline to the Big Green juggernaut consisting of Big Business and Big Labor. Horner shows that the green agenda isn’t so much about a clean environment as it is about redistributing income from us to them.” – Stephen Moore, member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board

“Chris Horner was right in his bestselling The Politically Incorrect Guise to Global Warming and Environmentalism. He was right in his book Red Hot Lies that exposed the cover-ups, lies, and intimidation of the global-warming alarmists. And he’s right again in his new book Power Grab, which exposes what the extremists are really after: power over you, your wallet, and even your right to self-government. Power Grab is essential reading for fighting back. – Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

 

About the Author:

Christopher C. Horner is the author of best-selling The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism and Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed. He is a senior fellow with the Washington, D.C., think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute and affiliated with European counterpart organizations. An attorney in Washington, D.C., Horner has represented scientists, think tanks, and members of the Unites States House and Senate on matters of environmental policy in the deferral courts. Mr. Horner has appeared on the FOX News Channel, Court TV, MSNBC , the BBC, CNN, CNN International, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and shows hosted by Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Laura Ingraham. Horner has also contributed to the Washington Times, National Review Online, Human Events, Energy Tribune, Spain’s Actualidad Economica, and the Brussels legislative news magazine EU Reporter. He blogs at National Review, the American Spectator, and BigGovernment.com.

Horner received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University in his home town of St. Louis where he received the Judge Samuel Breckenridge Award for Advocacy. He lives outside Charlottesville, Virginia, with his family.

Power Grab is available for purchase at Amazon.com.