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Obama Renews Climate Change Fight, His EPA Wages War On State Sovereignty
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Obama Renews Climate Change Fight, His EPA Wages War On State Sovereignty

In a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, President Obama laid out his case for immediate action on global warming climate change, announcing a broad new climate action plan.

06/27/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 51 - Dr. Tom Borelli on the EPA's Death Sentence for Coal
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The FreedomCast - Episode 51 - Dr. Tom Borelli on the EPA's Death Sentence for Coal

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, FreedomWorks fellow, Dr. Tom Borelli joins me to discuss the new proposed EPA regulations, Obama’s attempt to circumvent congress, and how this may be the death penalty for the coal industry.   Related links:

06/26/2013
Government Fuel Standards: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat it too
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Government Fuel Standards: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat it too

Government environmental regulations are actively working against each other, in the latest example of the unprecedented lack of leadership in the executive branch.   The Obama White House and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have each imposed contradictory regulations upon the automobile and oil industries in an attempt to reduce fuel consumption yet increase renewable fuel production.

06/25/2013
An Inconvenient Tax: How Carbon Taxes Devastate Economies
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An Inconvenient Tax: How Carbon Taxes Devastate Economies

When the Federal Government desires less of something, they tax it. This is an effective solution to curbing behavior that the government has deemed unhealthy or undesirable. When the government wanted to reduce smoking, it placed high fees upon cigarettes as a deterrent.

06/19/2013
Electronic Waste: One Man’s Trash, Another Man’s Treasure
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Electronic Waste: One Man’s Trash, Another Man’s Treasure

Pixar’s WALL-E presented a dystopian vision of humanity’s future as a result of our culture of disposable products. WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) was the robot responsible for cleaning up an abandon earth trashed by consumerism and corporatism. This is an extreme vision of how many view electronic waste, known as E-waste, overrunning the United States if the government doesn’t step in to tackle our waste problem.

06/18/2013
After 10 Years: Time for FutureGen to Retire
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After 10 Years: Time for FutureGen to Retire

Ten years ago, the United States made an investment in a new environmental idea of clean coal through a cutting edge project known as FutureGen.  FutureGen, a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, was intended to construct a net zero-emission fossil-fueled power plant. To reduce carbon emissions, FutureGen uses carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology to inject carbon into geological formations rather than allowing emissions into the atmosphere.

06/17/2013
Coalition Urges Republicans to Oppose Carbon Tax
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Coalition Urges Republicans to Oppose Carbon Tax

The Obama Administration has given every indication that it will reignite the debate over the economically damaging carbon tax. This comes as no surprise. What should come as a surprise, however, is the willingness of some Republicans to be supportive of such a draconian tax. The conservative base must stand and let their voices be heard: No Carbon Tax.

06/13/2013
Evidence Mounts That Coal Exports Create Jobs With Minimal Environmental Impact
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Evidence Mounts That Coal Exports Create Jobs With Minimal Environmental Impact

In my continuing series exploring the economic benefits of opening up coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest, I've delved into many of the counter-arguments by environmentalists and found them

05/28/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 20 May, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 20 May, 2013

Capitol Hill Update, 20 May, 2013House & Senate/Schedule: Both chambers are in session this week, and will then be out of town next week for Memorial Day.  After the break, the House and Senate will both return to town on June 3rd for a grueling four-week stretch.

05/20/2013
Support the Coal Jobs Protection Act
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Support the Coal Jobs Protection Act

Dear FreedomWorks Member,On behalf of our more than 4 million members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Senators and Representatives in Congress and tell them to support the Coal Jobs Protection Act: S. 861 in the Senate and H.R. 1829 in the House of Representatives.

05/09/2013

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