Carbon-Rule Stay Puts Obama Environmental Legacy on the Line

The Wall Street Journal Feb. 10, 2016 By Amy Harder and Brent Kendall Supreme Court’s carbon-rule stay was a significant blow to president’s climate push The Supreme Court’s unexpected move this week to block a federal carbon-emissions rule was a significant blow to President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda, underscoring the unusual way in which that […]

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Pulling the Plug on Obama’s Power Plan

The Wall Street Journal Feb. 10, 2016 By David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman The Supreme Court sent a clear message: Your clean-energy strong-arming campaign must stop. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is dead and will not be resurrected. The cause of death was hubris. As a result, the plan’s intended victims—including the […]

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Cruz’s Iowa victory could show Big Corn’s waning influence

Reuters Feb. 2, 2016 By Chris Prentice U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s victory on Monday in corn-rich Iowa could represent a major blow to the country’s controversial biofuels program, reflecting its waning influence over politicians even in the U.S. farm heartland. Cruz, a conservative senator from Texas and outspoken opponent of the Renewable Fuel […]

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Senate Begins Debate on Comprehensive Bipartisan Energy Bill

The New York Times Jan 27, 2016 By Coral Davenport The Senate on Wednesday started debating its first comprehensive energy legislation since the George W. Bush administration, a bipartisan measure meant to update the nation’s power grid and oil and gas transportation systems to address major changes in the ways that power is now produced […]

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Obama eyes ‘audacious’ use of executive power in final year

The Hill Jan. 18, 2016 By Lydia Wheeler and Tim Devaney President Obama’s pledge to pursue “audacious” executive action during his final year in office is stirring a frenzy of speculation about what he might have up his sleeve. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough this week said “audacious” executive actions on tap for […]

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The EPA’s Politics in the Raw

The Wall Street Journal Jan. 13, 2016 By A.J. Kritikos It’s official: The Environmental Protection Agency has violated federal law by engaging in “covert propaganda” and “grassroots lobbying.” That is the finding of a Dec. 14 report by the Government Accountability Office—though EPA bureaucrats are unrepentant. The investigation began in June, after Sen. Jim Inhofe […]

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