February 10, 2016

Supreme Court Block on Climate Change Rule Is Unprecedented

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Apparently for the first time ever, the U.S. Supreme Court last night, by a 5-4 vote, blocked a federal regulation from taking effect while that rule was still up for review in a federal appeals court. The unprecedented maneuver by the Court’s five-Justice conservative majority stays implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. That
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January 26, 2016

Energy Lobbyists Gather, Blame Obama and the Pope

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Last week, on the day after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that 2015 was by far the hottest year on record, the energy industry’s chief lobbyists gathered in a downtown Washington ballroom to tell each other that the real problem was not global warming, but rather efforts by the Obama Administration — and Pope
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December 14, 2015

US Fund to Fight Global Climate Change Is Less Than Annual Payout to A Single For-Profit College

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Last week, at a critical point in the Paris negotiations on global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States would commit $800 million annually to help developing nations adapt to a warming climate and move to cleaner energy.  $800 million doubled the prior U.S. pledge, and the announcement may have
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November 13, 2015

Climate Hustle, Latest Global Warming Denial Documentary, Set For World Premiere In Paris During COP21

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Starting on November 30 and lasting until December 11, the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), i.e. the annual meeting of all countries that want to take action for the climate, will meet in Le Bourget, France. They are meeting to try and agree to a global legally binding climate treaty to keep global warming below
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November 9, 2015

Roy Spencer, Climate Skeptic, wants RICO Investigation of Environmentalists

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At a recent Cato Institute event titled, “Preparing for Paris: What to Expect from the U.N.’s 2015 Climate Change Conference,” climate skeptic Roy Spencer raised eyebrows when he said that environmentalists should be investigated under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) because of the energy policies they push. Thomas Wysmuller, owner of Colderside.com,
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October 16, 2015

Climate Denier Response to WSJ Story Revealing Coal Payments: (1) Dog Ate Homework (2) I’m A Lawyer

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Professional climate change denier Christopher Horner offered some interesting responses to the Wall Street Journal when it asked about a court filing indicating that Horner had received $18,600 this year from coal company Alpha Natural Resources before it filed for bankruptcy in August. Initially, yesterday’s Journal story stated that Horner did not respond to a request
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August 19, 2015

The Corporations Funding The Lawyers To Fight The Clean Power Plan

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Lawyers from coal-dependent states, led by West Virginia, are challenging President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Joining their effort is an army of industry-funded law firms that specialize in fighting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Together, they will argue that the EPA does not have any authority under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to
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June 29, 2015

Meet The Lawyers Who Pushed The Supreme Court to Block Toxic Power Plant Rules

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In the last announced decision of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court today, by a 5-4 vote and an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia, struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s carefully-crafted rules to limit the emission of mercury and other toxic pollutants from oil and coal power plants. Justice Scalia concluded that the EPA failed
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