Cap And Trade Articles


Obama Pursuing Environmental Virtue?

11:00 PM, Sep 27, 2014

Last week was good for environmentalists, and perhaps even for the environment. President Obama doubled down on his effort to increase the likelihood of the success of the 2015 UN climate change conference in Paris, claiming the U.S. has “a special responsibility to lead. That’s what great nations do.” He took the occasion of the UN meetings in New York to put the heat on China, the world’s largest polluter, to match the steps the U.S. is taking to reduce its CO2 emissions.

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Obama Proposes Cap and Trade

9:17 PM, Feb 12, 2013

In his State of the Union Address this evening, President Barack Obama will encourage Congress to adapt a cap and trade plan to deal with climate change. Energy, climate, and taxes are a sizable portion of Obama's speech.

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Obama Warned that His Policies Would Bankrupt Coal Power Plant Owners

2:00 PM, May 11, 2012

Now that President Obama's reelection team wants to include coal on the agenda, it's worth remembering that Obama himself warned in 2008 that his policies would bankrupt anyone who started a coal power plant. Here he is in 2008, speaking with the San Francisco Chronicle:

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‘The Most Far-Reaching Environmental Regulatory Scheme in American History’?

7:08 AM, Sep 01, 2011

An op-ed in one of President Obama’s hometown papers, the Chicago Sun-Times, highlights the 4,257 new regulations that his administration currently has in the works (219 of which will cost at least $100 million apiece, annually). The op-ed draws particular attention to one specific regulatory effort: the Environmental Protection Agency’s backdoor attempt to impose cap and trade.

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Gingrich: Ryan Budget 'Not What Next Year Will Be About'

12:11 PM, May 23, 2011

At a breakfast with reporters this morning, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who's currently vying for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, said his comments on Meet the Press last week, where he said he opposed “right-wing social engineering,” were not an attack on Paul Ryan or Ryan’s budget. “Look, I think it was probably the wrong use of words because it triggered all sorts of folks suddenly thinking I was attacking somebody,” Gingrich said. “I wasn’t attacking somebody."

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Happy Hour: Mitch Daniels Passes the Test

6:00 PM, May 11, 2011

"Want to guess which potential Republican candidate looks ready to pass the pH test on [cap and trade]? Mitch Daniels. In early 2009, when the issue was ill-defined, he was already arguing against it. That's a nice arrow in the quiver the next time he's asked about the 'social truce.'"

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The Daily Grind: Joe Biden Opens His Mouth

6:26 AM, May 05, 2011

It's official -- we've reached a point where most of America pays no federal income tax.

The scientific reason why Osama's death resulted in celebrations -- it's not because we're bad people.

"Democrats Harass Black Woman Legislator for Voting Pro-Life"

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The Daily Grind: Hugo Stardust and the Capitalists from Mars

6:27 AM, Mar 23, 2011

Dictator from Neptune says capitalism killed life on Mars.

"CAIR Sought Qaddafi Money"

Rand Paul "Tests Presidential Waters"

If you want an abortion in South Dakota, you now have to think it over for 72 hours.

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DNC Strikes a $10 Million Deal with Cap and Trade Lobbyist

12:12 PM, Mar 14, 2011

The Charlotte Observer notes that the DNC have struck quite a deal to host their convention next year:

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