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Senate Votes to Abdicate Its Responsibility, Giving the EPA the Green Light to Impose Costly Climate Change Regulations
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Senate Votes to Abdicate Its Responsibility, Giving the EPA the Green Light to Impose Costly Climate Change Regulations

FreedomWorks is disappointed that the U.S. Senate voted down a “motion to proceed” to a final vote on S. J. Res. 26., Sen.

06/10/2010
Rockefeller YES for Murkowski
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Rockefeller YES for Murkowski

Late yesterday Sen. Rockefeller announced that he will vote in favor of the Murkowski Resolution. Until then, we were uncertain in which way he would vote.  However in a prepared statement Rockefeller said:I have long maintained that the Congress – not the unelected EPA – must decide major economic and energy policy. EPA regulation will have an enormous impact on the economic security of West Virginia and our energy future.

06/09/2010
Contentious, Costly, and Irrational Cap and Trade: A Policy Slated to Crush the U.S. Economy
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Contentious, Costly, and Irrational Cap and Trade: A Policy Slated to Crush the U.S. Economy

Policy experts, lawmakers, businesses, and constituents from across the country have continued to express their well justified opposition to the idea of a government-run cap and trade system in the U.S. Currently, a new version of a cap and trade based bill is being considered.

04/22/2010
Ohio Coal Miners Look to Get Some Answers from Sherrod Brown
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Ohio Coal Miners Look to Get Some Answers from Sherrod Brown

A group of about 30 miners from Ohio who had traveled to D.C. to speak-out against cap and trade as part of FreedomWorks Take America Back Tax Day Tea Party activities decided to drop in on Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).Check out the video clip!

04/20/2010
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Reminds Us Why Cap and Trade is Economically Absurd
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Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Reminds Us Why Cap and Trade is Economically Absurd

Cap and trade remains to be one of the most contentious pieces of proposed domestic legislation in U.S. history. Specifically, the economics of cap and trade, and the scientific grounds on which it is being justified, have both served as the primary basis for its contentiousness. Recently, Sen.

04/20/2010
Obama Administration Announces its Consumer Manipulating, Job Killing, Fuel Economy Mandate
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Obama Administration Announces its Consumer Manipulating, Job Killing, Fuel Economy Mandate

Recently, the Obama administration unveiled its plan to implement a policy that the Institute for Energy Research (IER) reports would “require that new cars and light trucks get an average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016.” This fuel economy mandate imposed upon automakers is an irrational policy because as IER reports:

04/13/2010
"Backroom Deal" TV Ad Campaign Targets John Deere for Lobbying for a Cap-and-Trade Law; Urges Employees to Take Action to Save their Jobs
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"Backroom Deal" TV Ad Campaign Targets John Deere for Lobbying for a Cap-and-Trade Law; Urges Employees to Take Action to Save their Jobs

Today FreedomWorks and the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project announce "Backroom Deal" - a joint television advertising campaign that urges John Deere employees to take action to save their jobs.  The ads inform employees that Deere is lobbying for a national cap-and-trade law which may result in significant job losses.  The ad urges employees to call the John Deere's compliance hotline. 

04/07/2010
Regulation of Fuel Costs Will Only Make Things Worse
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Regulation of Fuel Costs Will Only Make Things Worse

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03/31/2010
Carbon Cap and Trade Would Not Be the Same as Sulfur Cap and Trade...
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Carbon Cap and Trade Would Not Be the Same as Sulfur Cap and Trade...

Proponents of a carbon cap and trade market have contended the following: given that sulfur cap and trade has been economically efficient, let’s emulate this model with the creation of a carbon cap and trade market. This argument, however, is strictly theoretical. In other words, it disregards the difference in size between what would be a large scale, far reaching carbon cap and trade market, and an inherently small scale sulfur cap and trade market.

03/26/2010
Cap and Trade: The Price Levels Wouldn't Suffice
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Cap and Trade: The Price Levels Wouldn't Suffice

According to Carnegie Mellon University professors, a cap and trade system in the United States would fall short of bringing about any meaningful environmental improvements.

03/24/2010

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