Energy

EPA grabs for global warming power

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Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2010 12:00 am
By JEFF CRANK and PHIL KERPEN | AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY

After crashing into a brick wall of public opinion, the cap-and-trade energy tax that squeaked through the U.S. House last year now appears dead (or very nearly dead) in the U.S. Senate. Rather than accept defeat, however, the Obama administration has regrouped and developed a strategy to bypass Congress and implement their favored global warming policies through the Environmental Protection Agency.



ObamaChart.com featured on Glenn Beck

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The chart shows how it has become standard procedure in the Obama administration not to take no for an answer. When Obama's radical agenda is rejected by Congress and the American people, he goes around the democratic process to do what he wants anyway.

View the interactive chart at ObamaChart.com


Democracy Denied: The Obama Chart

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As seen on the Glenn Beck show, the chart details how it has become standard procedure in the Obama administration not to take no for an answer. When Obama's radical agenda is rejected by Congress and the American people, he goes around the democratic process to do what he wants anyway.

The full version of the chart with interactive explanations and actions items is available on the Americans for Prosperity web site and at www.ObamaChart.com.

Listen to a 2-minute KerpenCast on the chart here


Van Jones Returns

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A speech in New Hampshire appears to be just the beginning of former green jobs czar Van Jones's comeback tour. But his environmental advocacy can't be separated from his political extremism.

Updated February 22, 2010
By Phil Kerpen - FOXNews.com

Anthony K. “Van” Jones has surfaced. The disgraced former White House special green jobs adviser is making an appearance at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire tonight, apparently at the request of Democratic State Senate Majority Leader Maggie Hassan. Exeter promotes the event saying: “globally recognized, Jones will lead an evening talk and discussion about ‘green jobs. ’” This is just the start of his comeback tour; on March 8, Jones will again appear at a Democratic “green jobs” event, in New York with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. That otherwise respectable people would come to “green jobs” events with Van Jones suggests that his “green jobs” advocacy is somehow separable from his political extremism. It isn’t.

Read the rest at FOX Forum.


Obama's Secret Climate Slush Fund

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President Obama and Budget Direct Peter Orszag have thrown transparency out the window and created a black box for taxes and spending on climate change hidden inside their 2011 budget.

February 02, 2010
By Phil Kerpen - FOXNews.com

The big news in last year’s budget release was the revelation that the Obama administration planned to use cap-and-trade to raise $646 billion dollars over ten years to finance its big spending programs. I checked in this year’s budget was how much revenue was expected from the cap-and-trade energy tax, to which the president reiterated his commitment in his State of the Union address last week. The surprising answer is the budget actually has, literally, a blank line for the cap-and-trade tax. A black box. A slush fund. A secret budget-within-the-budget. Talk about a lack of transparency.

Read the rest at FOX Forum.

Listen to a related 2-minute KerpenCast here.


The Crazy Stuff I Saw In Copenhagen

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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson comes on strong in Denmark.

Updated December 11, 2009
By Phil Kerpen - FOXNews.com

Visiting the UN climate conference in Copenhagen has been an eye-opening experience. On my way from the airport to the hotel I could tell from the gas station signs—over 10 kroner per liter, which is about $7.50 per gallon—that attitudes about energy prices were a little different here.

Read the rest at FOX Forum.

Listen to my KerpenCasts on this topic here and here.


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