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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
Northwest Coal Trains and Their Impact on Surface Traffic
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Northwest Coal Trains and Their Impact on Surface Traffic

On the first article I posted regarding the proposed coal trains through the Pacific Northwest, I received the following thoughtful comment that got me to thinking:

05/01/2013
Conservatives Are Not Anti-Environment, We're Anti-Junk Science
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Conservatives Are Not Anti-Environment, We're Anti-Junk Science

In writing my recent continuing series on the proposed coal shipping terminals in the Pacific Northwest, my mind inevitably wandered to the age-old accusation that Conservatives are opposed to science and uninterested in protecting the environment. I find that personally amusing, given my Bachelor's degree in Zoology and a lifelong commitment to conservation and the outdoors, that happen to jibe perfectly with my lifelong commitment to free markets and individual liberty. But the evidence is overwhelming - Conservatives are decidedly in favor of science, human progress and conservation.

05/01/2013
Take Action North Carolina: Support the Affordable and Reliable Energy Act in the NC General Assembly
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Take Action North Carolina: Support the Affordable and Reliable Energy Act in the NC General Assembly

TAKE ACTION HEREDear FreedomWorks Member,On behalf of our 4 million activists nationwide and our several-thousand-strong membership in the great state of North Carolina, we urge you to call your state legislator and tell them to support House Bill 298, the Affordable and Reliable Energy Act.This legislation would work to curb the effects of a government energy mandate, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).

04/30/2013
Northwest Coal Terminals Advance Despite Opposition From Environmental Groups
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Northwest Coal Terminals Advance Despite Opposition From Environmental Groups

As I've documented in previous posts, the organized environmental left is marshalling forces to oppose Powder River Basin (PRB) coal exports to Asia via ports in the Pacific Northwest. Despite their best efforts at fear mongering about supposed environmental effects, local officials are beginning to push back against the prevailing narrative. Realizing that the opposition is based on faulty premises, and realizing the potential economic impact, several local officials are beginning to come out of the woodwork to support this idea.

04/30/2013
Hysteria and Misinformation - Coal Train Fight Continued
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Hysteria and Misinformation - Coal Train Fight Continued

As I posted earlier, coal producers are trying to secure approval to ship Powder River Basin (PRB) coal overseas to Asian markets, while environmental extremists are attempting to make this the Spotted Owl fight of modern times. The environmental movement has established this as their beachhead, and are pulling out all the stops.

04/29/2013
Big Government Is Killing Green Energy
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Big Government Is Killing Green Energy

I trek across Iowa at least three or four times per year, and one sight has come to define the state for me: miles upon miles of (largely government-incentivized) wind turbines. Iowa’s wind power accounts for 20% of the state’s total energy output, putting them in third place behind Texas and California in capitalizing on what some see as the wave of the future: renewable energy. 

04/22/2013

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