European Union officials are preparing to ban all cars from major cities, according to The Telegraph in London. The ban would begin in 2050, and would be in effect in most major European cities.
Fighting global warming is, of course, the alleged justification for the coming ban, which is contained in a larger transportation plan for Europe that EU officials say is designed to force Europeans to stop driving conventionally fueled vehicles. Read More
President Obama and some of his congressional Democratic allies have recently trotted out the old familiar argument that oil companies have millions of acres worth of leases on federal lands that they haven't used yet, so they ought to quit complaining about growing government delays in auctioning new leases. Read More
House Republicans are moving to defund Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's recent attempt to create out of regulatory whole cloth a new category of public lands known as "Wild Lands."
The policy would potentially put another 220 million acres of public lands located mostly in the resource rich areas of western states off limits for any kind of development. Read More
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official crowed about his agency's decision to issue an emergency order stopping a natural gas drilling operation in Texas to Big Green environmentalists before informing state officials of the action, according to emails and sworn statements obtained by Energy in Depth (EID).
The emergency order was issued despite objections from an EPA scientists that there was insufficient data available to justify it. Read More
President Obama's post-Deepwater Horizon diaster foot-dragging, slow-walking permatorium ban on oil and natural gas drilling throughout much of the Gulf of Mexico appears to have claimed its first victim among domestic drilling companies. Read More
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
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
Not even sure what the "Environmental Justice" noted in the headline above might be about? It's likely that neither are most other Americans but that doesn't prevent President Obama's EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, from sending $7 million of the taxpayers' money to dozens of groups mounting academic and propaganda campaigns organized around that theme. 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