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Supreme Court gets one right in shutting down EPA rules

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The Supreme Court has blocked Obama administration rules designed to sharply limit the hazardous air pollutants that spew from the nation’s power plants. The justices by a 5-4 vote agreed with the coal industry and Republican-led states that said the forced cutbacks were too costly and could lead to power outages. Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking for the majority, said it was not reasonable for the Environmental Protection Agency to proceed with the new rules without weighing their cost, estimated to be about $9.6 billion a year. “It will be up to the agency to decide — as always, within the limits of reasonable interpretation — how ...

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As Obama destroys cheap energy production, nuclear regulatory reform becomes vital

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Congress can mitigate the president’s damage by stepping up to block his costly regulations while reforming the nuclear energy industry in a way that ensures public safety while reducing the cost of building plants and producing nuclear power If Barack Obama had his way, the entire nation would be powered by sun rays, windmills, battery packs and water pressure – anything but fossil fuels. Oh, and nuclear power, the other “clean energy.” Such a nation might make liberal progressives happy – at least until the first time the power grid failed, which would be often, and at least until they ...

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Would the solar industry even exist without taxpayer subsidies?

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The solar industry, like the wind industry, will take off on its own – or not – but it will all depend on whether there is a consumer demand for it, not whether a government program exists to subsidize it Most political observers know that President Obama, progressive that he is, believes that Man’s activities (and cattle flatulence) are two factors working in tandem to destroy the planet. As such, he has made it his mission to extinguish as many industrious, productive sectors of U.S. economy as he can, in order to “save us” from ourselves. In addition to that, ...

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Most Americans think the Obama administration is just incompetent

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Polls are polls and media bias is media bias, but sometimes facts can be inconvenient things for the uber-partisan Liberals will dismiss a new survey as politically slanted because of the news agency – Fox News – that conducted it, but it nevertheless contained some pretty telling results in the context of other data that cannot be attributed to media partisanship. According to the survey, majorities of voters still believe the country is mired in recession, that terrorists are residing among us, and rate the Obama White House as just incompetent when it comes to governing. Six in 10 voters ...

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So-called ‘green’ development costing taxpayers billions

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V.I. Lenin and B.H. Obama share a common trait, the belief in big government rather than a free society with limited government By Richard W. Black The story started in the late 60s when gas prices were cheap, $0.31 a gallon. The claim was that the auto industry invented a carburetor which made it possible for a vehicle to get 50 miles per gallon. Or was it 60? No, it was 100 mpg. Anyway, Big Oil made a deal with Big Auto to lock the carburetor away in a vault under Detroit never to be used so that Big Oil ...

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Obama’s nationalization of the power grid will hurt consumers

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President Obama’s ‘clean power plan’ is neither good for consumers nor constitutional, but hey, its all about fundamental transformation By John Wood In 1973, the United States Congress passed, and President Richard Nixon signed, the Clean Air Act, which directed the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to regulate pollutants emitted into the atmosphere that would “endanger the public health and welfare.” In accordance with that empowerment of the EPA over the practices of private industry and state policy as it concerns carbon emissions, President Obama is in the process of giving new teeth to this requirement via a proposed new policy called ...

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Federal land grabs make us more dependent on foreign oil

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President Obama uses existing federal law to soak up more state property so he can “protect” it from oil and gas exploration, further hampering the local and national economies and depriving millions of a better life By Derek Sun With all of the national and state parks that contain millions of acres of land, one would think that there is not much need to still preserve even more land and prevent fuel extraction. However, the Obama administration thinks in mysterious ways, and insists on setting aside 12 million acres of land in Alaska, depriving us of the opportunity to use ...

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