March 19, 2018
If people are policy, the Trump administration’s commitment to the President’s pro-growth energy agenda has become clearer and firmer. Last week, Mr. Trump ousted Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and announced plans to replace him with current Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo. Tillerson, under whose leadership ExxonMobil became an advocate of carbon taxes, led the pro-Paris climate treaty faction within the Trump administration.
March 13, 2018
President Trump this morning ousted Rex Tillerson from his post as Secretary of State and plans to replace him with CIA director Mike Pompeo. Tillerson, under whose leadership ExxonMobil became an advocate of carbon taxes, led the pro-Paris climate treaty faction within the Trump administration. In stark contrast, in 2015,...
March 10, 2018
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, nineteen other state attorneys general, and the head of the Mississippi department of environmental quality recently filed a superb comment letter on the Environmental Protection Agency’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units.” The notice requests information on a potential replacement rule for the so-called Clean Power Plan, which the Environmental Protection Agency plans to repeal...
March 1, 2018
To date, the political process has determined that the potential risks of carbon dioxide regulation outweigh the benefits. That’s why despite more than 20 years of global warming advocacy, Congress has never passed a cap-and-trade bill. Even when Democrats held the White House and majorities in both houses of Congress, any bill authorizing Environmental Protection Agency to develop and adopt a regulation like the Clean Power Plan would have been dead on arrival.
February 27, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of repealing President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, the principal regulatory component of his Paris Climate Treaty emission-reduction pledge. CEI Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis makes the case that the EPA should simply repeal the Clean Power Plan without replacing it.
Fourth National Climate Assessment: Pat Michaels Calls for "Reset" of U.S. Global Change Research ProgramFebruary 9, 2018
The comment period for the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Fourth National Climate Assessment closed on January 31, 2018. Cato Institute scientist Patrick Michaels identifies two methodological flaws that permeate the entire work, rendering the Fourth Assessment biased, misleading, and unscientific.
January 26, 2018
ExxonMobil this week asked a Texas district court for authority to depose and obtain documents from “ExxonKnew” campaign legal strategist Matt Pawa and 15 officials or attorneys representing San Mateo County, Imperial Beach, Marin County, Oakland, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.
January 24, 2018
In his upcoming state of the union address, President Trump should finally reject the Paris Agreement, explain his reasons, and announce a plan to get us out by year’s end.
January 7, 2018
The Trump administration “might attack our authority” to establish greenhouse gas motor vehicle standards, California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chairman Mary Nichols told E&E news ($) last Thursday.
If that’s true, it’s a very big deal....
January 3, 2018
According to University of Alabama in Huntsville atmospheric scientist Roy Spencer, “2017 ended up being the 3rd warmest year in the satellite record for the globally-averaged lower troposphere, at +0.38°C above the 1981-2010 average, behind 1st place 2016 with +0.51°C, and 2nd place 1998 at +0.48°C.” Based...