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Entries in War on Coal (34)

Tuesday
Dec302014

CEI Today: Democrats v gov't unions, green groups "beyond coal," CEI's Battered Business Bureau, and more 

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
In the News Today

 

DEMOCRATS vs GOVERNMENT UNIONS - IVAN OSORIO

If late House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s famous saying that all politics is local has a corollary, it may be that politics is at its most substantive at the local level. While the people’s elected representatives in Congress—many from safe districts—trade ideological barbs, state and local elected officials often have to deal in the language of dollars and cents, as they weigh policy decisions that directly affect their constituents.


That in turn creates different conflicts than those found on Capitol Hill. And nowhere is that more visible than in the growing conflict between state and local Democratic elected officials trying to put their governments’ finances in order. > View more

> Interview Ivan Osorio
 

GREEN GROUPS "BEYOND COAL" - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Green Groups Demonstrate Their Unreasonableness with Response to EPA’s Coal Ash Rule


Two Fridays ago, EPA promulgated a final regulation, pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), that establishes first ever federal limits on the disposal of “coal combustion residuals” (i.e., byproducts of burning coal for power). Coal combustion residuals also are known as “coal ash.”


Environmentalists aren’t happy with the rule, having deemed it too lenient. Their true motive is to make coal power cost prohibitive, and thereby move America “beyond coal.” > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman
 

CEI's Battered Business Bureau:
The Week in Regulation

The federal government took Thursday and Friday off to celebrate the holidays. Despite the rare three-day work week, agencies still published 25 proposed regulations, more than 40 final regulations, and an average of more than 500 Federal Register pages per day.
 

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Friday
Nov072014

ALG's Daily Grind - McConnell: 'We will use the power of the purse' 

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Nov. 6, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

McConnell: 'We will use the power of the purse'
Incoming Senate Majority Leader: "It takes 60 votes to do a lot of things in the Senate, but there are some things we can do with 51 votes." 

Cartoon: Obama Reacts

Will Obama Regulation Shut Off the Lights?
The Obama Administration and his big money environmental extremist allies lost two Senate seats due to extreme environmentalist overregulation, and it is likely to get worse for the greenies in the next two years.

Stockman: Bill Gross' case for bigger deficits is ludicrous
Former Pimco bond king: ""The real economy needs money printing, yes, but money spending more so, and that must come from the fiscal side — from the dreaded government side — where deficits are anathema and balanced budgets are increasingly in vogue." 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug262014

ALG's Daily Grind - The dependency state grows to 175 million 

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August 25, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

The dependency state grows to 175 million
109.6 million Americans were on some form of means-tested welfare, 43.7 million were on Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and other government programs, plus 21.9 million government employees working at the federal, state, and local level. 

Eric Holder's great bank robbery
Extortion is an ugly word.  It is even uglier when it is the U.S. government holding the gun, even when the victims are some of the least sympathetic one's found in history — big banks.

Trampling on coal country families
For 21 states that still rely on coal to produce 40-96 percent of their electricity, it is a war on people's livelihoods and living standards — on the very survival of small businesses and entire communities.

Steyn: The punitive bureaucracy's day off
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection saw fit to confiscate two 17-year-olds' bag pipes because they were not "approved" by U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

  

August 25, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

The dependency state grows to 175 million
109.6 million Americans were on some form of means-tested welfare, 43.7 million were on Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and other government programs, plus 21.9 million government employees working at the federal, state, and local level.

Eric Holder's great bank robbery
Extortion is an ugly word.  It is even uglier when it is the U.S. government holding the gun, even when the victims are some of the least sympathetic one's found in history — big banks.

Trampling on coal country families
For 21 states that still rely on coal to produce 40-96 percent of their electricity, it is a war on people's livelihoods and living standards — on the very survival of small businesses and entire communities.

Steyn: The punitive bureaucracy's day off
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection saw fit to confiscate two 17-year-olds' bag pipes because they were not "approved" by U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

 

Thursday
Aug142014

ALG's Daily Grind - Why we still need coal!

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August 14, 2014

Why we still need coal
Increased coal electricity production was needed during this harsh winter to meet increased demand and decreased natural gas supplies. So, why are we shutting down 16 percent of coal electricity capacity with punitive EPA regulations?

Cartoon:Obama's Legacy

Brooks: Debt is the big threat to a happy retirement
Federal Reserve: "the percentage of homeowners age 65 and older carrying mortgage debt increased from 22 percent in 2001 to 30 percent in 2011."

Tuesday
Jun102014

CEI Today: CEI sues NSA, EPA war on coal, and minimum wage 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
In the News Today

 

CEI SUES NSA - CHRIS HORNER

Competitive Enterprise Institute Sues NSA to Obtain “Destroyed” EPA Phone Records

 

Monday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against the United States National Security Agency (NSA) for refusing to fulfill two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for records pertaining to the conduct of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“The NSA already acknowledged the existence of the data-collection program. The information NSA obtained about EPA communications, and specifically about records EPA admits to destroying, belong to the public,” said Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Christopher Horner. “Over the past two years, the EPA’s controversial electronic correspondence and recordkeeping practices have reflected a severe lack of transparency and are of interest to both Congress and taxpayers in general. CEI's discovery that EPA engaged in widespread record destruction adds a new element to EPA's disturbing story.” > Read more

 

>Interview Chris Horner

 

EPA WAR ON COAL BY THE NUMBERS - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Carbon “Pollution” Rules: War on Coal by the Numbers

How will EPA’s existing-source carbon “pollution” rule, published last week in the Federal Register, affect U.S. power markets between now and 2030?  The chart below presents some of the relevant data used to compute each state’s standard. It also confirms — despite EPA’s protestations to the contrary – that the agency is waging a war on coal. >Read More
 
>Interview Marlo Lewis

 

MINIMUM WAGE - TREY KOVACS

 

Workplacechoice.org: Receipt Shows What Is Wrong with the Minimum Wage

Now businesses in SeaTac have begun to pass on the cost of a $15 minimum wage to consumers by charging a 8.25 percent living wage surcharge.
> Read more

> Interview Trey Kovcs
 

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