You would think the relationship between U.S. oil production and imports would be a topic of prime interest to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, especially considering the central role played by fossil fuels in the generation of greenhouse gases the agency is determined to regulate.
You would think that, but you would be wrong, at least as far as the current EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson, is concerned. Read More
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson let the cat out of the bag this morning during her first-ever testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee since voters returned Republicans to the majority.
Seems that Jackson cited a study by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) to justify her agency's claim that regulating greenhouse gases will actually boost the economy by creating jobs. Read More
One of every five taxpayers who filed for a $7,500 federal tax credit for buying a plug-in electric or alternative fuel vehicle such as the Chevrolet Volt (which, by the way, isn't really an EV, but is rather a hybrid that employs both a gas engine and electric batteries) and Nissan Leaf did so for non-qualifying cars, acording to an audit by the Treasury Department's Inspector-General. Read More
Uh oh, this isn't going to sit well with Big Green environmentalists in the U.S. who absolutely hate the trucks and Sport-Utility Vehicles (SUV) American buyers have loved for nearly two decades.
Automotive News China reports that Chinese automakers are gearing up to introduce a whole new generation of SUVs in order to meet spiralling demand in the world's most populous country. And no wonder, what with SUV sales soaring 40 percent in 2009 and doubling again last year. Read More
A federal court in Louisana has found the Interior Department in contempt for violating an injunction barring enforcement of the first drilling moratorium issued by the agency following the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf Of Mexico. Read More
Carol Browner, the former Clinton EPA head and the Obama's top energy and climate czar, is leaving the White House: Read More
Most politicians play word games to cast themselves in the most favorable light, so perhaps it is understandable that few people took it seriously when President Barack Obama unaccountably said during his 2008 presidential campaign that energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket” under his program. Read More
Who: Department of Veterans Affairs
What: Spending $61.6 million on renovating a building in Roanoke, Va., for energy-saving improvements. Most of the project will be paid for using $50.9 million in taxpayer-funded stimulus, but there will be another $10.7 million spent to move the office and pay the rent for the three locations. Read More
While reading this morning's Wall Street Journal news article bearing the headline "Drilling is stalled even after the ban is lifted," my eyes came across a quote from Elgie Holstein, described as "an Environmental Defense Fund staff expert." Read More