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  • Senate Democratic Sponsors of Green New Deal Heroically Plan to Vote 'Present'

    March 22, 2019
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has scheduled a floor vote on the Green New Deal resolution for the week of March 24th. Democrats were caught off guard when Senator McConnell said in February that he wanted to have a vote on the resolution and have been trying to figure out what to do ever since. It appears that they have now settled on a strategy: they or nearly all of them will vote “present.”
  • McCarthy Picks Republicans for Select Committee on Climate Crisis

    March 1, 2019
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on February 28th announced the names of the Republicans he has chosen to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The ranking Republican will be Representative Garret Graves of Louisiana, who, according to Politico, “acknowledges the reality of climate change and has confronted sea level rise affecting his own state.”
  • White House to Create President’s Commission on National Climate Security

    February 23, 2019
    The Washington Post obtained leaked Trump administration documents this week that reveal that the White House is preparing an executive order to create a President’s Commission on National Climate Security. The commission will be charged with reviewing several official reports that claim that climate change presents multiple national security challenges. 
  • Sen. McConnell Calls for Senate Vote on Green New Deal, Markey Calls 'Sabotage'

    February 16, 2019
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on February 12th that he planned to schedule a vote on the Green New Deal Resolution in the near future using Rule 14 to bring it to the floor under expedited procedures. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), the chief sponsor of Senate Resolution 59, quickly whined on Twitter: “Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building."
  • House Republican Committee Leaders Begin Caving on Climate Science and Policies

    February 15, 2019
    Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Frank Lucas (R-OK), the ranking Republican members of the two committees with the most jurisdiction over climate science and energy-rationing policies, both sent strong signals this week that they will concede the scientific case for global warming alarmism and want to support “reasonable” measures to deal with it.  
  • Green New Deal Launched with Support from Democratic Presidential Candidates

    February 11, 2019
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) held a press conference outside the Capitol building on February 7th to introduce their House and Senate resolutions for a Green New Deal. Original co-sponsors include 64 House Democrats and 9 Senate Democrats.
  • Green New Deal: 626 Groups Send Congress a Back-to-Dark Ages Manifesto

    January 11, 2019
    Six-hundred twenty-six organizations, some of them major environmental groups, sent a letter to Members of the House of Representatives on January 10th that details their demands for what must and must not be included in a Green New Deal. The list is a doozy, but is no more radical than much of the rhetoric coming from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her freshman allies in Congress.
  • UN Special Report: Turning the World's Energy Economy upside down Is a Good Idea

    October 16, 2018

    The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on October 6th released a “Special Report (SR15) on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C.”  The report considers the impacts of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial temperatures compared to 2 degrees and the policies that will be necessary to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. Each key finding is given with a level of confidence of low, medium, or high. Most assertions and conclusions are held with high confidence. 

  • David Henderson (1927-2018), RIP

    October 16, 2018

    We are sad to note the death of our good friend and strong ally, David Henderson, on September 30th in London.  After a career as an academic economist and top economist at international institutions, including as head of economics at the OECD, David became a public defender of free markets and classical liberal economics and a most perceptive critic of corporate social responsibility.    

  • Five Western States Will Vote on Energy Questions on November Ballots

    September 30, 2018

    Five western states have initiatives or referendums on energy issues. They include increasing renewable energy mandates, instituting a carbon tax, restricting oil and gas production, and repealing a gas tax increase. Here is a brief summary of each with links to recent news stories.


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