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National Review

The EPA vs. State Economies

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected petitions from the governors of Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, and North Carolina to suspend the…

Energy

Trib LIve

Carbon Caper: Bogus Policy

Steve Milloy, the publisher of JunkScience.com , writing for Investor’s Business Daily, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Christopher C. Horner, writing in California’s Orange County…

Energy

News Release

EPA Denies RFS Waiver Petitions

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 16, 2012 — EPA administrator Lisa Jackson denied petitions from seven governors today to waive the biofuel blending requirements established by the federal…

Energy

Free Beacon

Waging War on Coal

The EPA imposed haze plans on North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Nebraska in 2011 and 2012 that will increase energy compliance costs by almost…

Energy

Free Beacon

The Ethanol Election Delay

Last October, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Action Aid petitioned the EPA to review the so-called renewable fuel standard that mandates that 13.8 billion gallons…

Energy

SNL

Ethanol vs. the World

From The Wall Street Journal: For more evidence, consider the ethanol waiver requested by the hunger charity ActionAid and the free-market Competitive Enterprise…

Energy

Capital Research

Attack of the Scare Ads!

(Published by Capital Research Center) Since Barack Obama took office in January 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a suite of…

Energy

Capital Research

Banking on Green Energy

How do you know a bank is in trouble? When it suddenly jacks up fees or imposes new ones capriciously, that’s usually a flashing red…

Energy

National Journal

Nix the U-MACT

The U.S. Senate will vote Wednesday on legislation (S.J.Res.37) to overturn the EPA’s Utility MACT Rule, a regulation establishing first-ever maximum achievable control technology (MACT)…

Energy

Newsday

Wind Turbines Endanger Eagles

From Deroy Murdock's op-ed in Newsday: "Lethal take" is Washington-speak for federally approved eagle slaughter. Precise eagle-kill numbers are tough to determine, in…

Energy

Orange County Register

California Shuns Black Gold

From an Orange County Register editorial: "Part of the intentional destruction of the California economy is raising energy prices," Myron Ebell told us;…

Energy

National Journal

War on Coal Escalates

Faced with rising gas prices, President Obama recently outlined what he calls an “all-of-the-above” energy policy “that develops every available source of American energy…

Energy

National Review

An EPA Power Grab

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claim that the Obama administration’s model year (MY) 2017 and later fuel-economy…

Energy

One News Now

Algae for Energy

From Chris Woodward's column on OneNewsNow: Chris Horner, senior fellow for the Competitive Enterprise Institute's (CEI) Center for Energy and Environment, doubts it…

Energy

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