Climate Skeptics, The Case Against Cap and Trade and Oil Spill Red Tape


The National Academy of Sciences recently published a report
attacking the credentials of climate change skeptics.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Fellow Fran Smith on how this is a disgraceful
act of political
and un-scientific maneuvering.

“With the billions in research money given to climate change advocates over
the past 15 years, and the recent ClimateGate email disclosures about shutting
skeptics out of key scientific journals, it’s no wonder there is a discrepancy.
But, of course, neither of those issues is mentioned.”



The Gulf oil spill has revived the Obama
push for “green” legislation, like cap and trade.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis on Senator James Inhofe’s
contention that cap and trade legislation will do
nothing to foster American energy independence

EPA’s analysis, the Kerry-Lieberman bill would raise gasoline prices to
$5.00 a gallon in 2050 yet would leave U.S. petroleum consumption about where
it is today. EPA’s analysis last year of the Waxman-Markey bill came
to much the same conclusion, observing that it “creates little incentive for
the introduction of low-GHG [greenhouse gas] automotive technology.” Similarly,
the Energy Information Administration estimated that Waxman-Markey would
reduce U.S. petroleum consumption in 2030 a mere 5% relative to the
baseline projection.”



The federal government stops
from creating protective sand berms to prevent oil from coming

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Counsel Hans
gives three examples of how the Feds have repeatedly
hindered progress in the Gulf

“The federal government has routinely been a thorn in the side of Louisiana
as it seeks to fight the huge oil spill.  It recently used red tape to
force Louisiana to stop using 16 barges that were cleaning up the Gulf of
Mexico by sucking thousands of gallons of oil out of Louisiana’s oil-soaked
waters.  Earlier, four oil skimmers needed to clean the Gulf were blocked
by EPA officials.